Monday, July 23, 2012

High Hopes Snowman


Can you believe it we are approaching the last weekend of July and I'm getting slightly nervous about how many Christmas Cards I promised to make but haven't so remedy this here's a Snowman from High Hopes.
I followed the Christmas Challenges (with sketches) sketch even chosen the pattern paper to go with it!
But has you can see no patterned papers were hurt in making the card in fact they weren't used at all.
I've used the exclusive die from Simon Says Stamps for the star border and the Sizzix embossing folder for the circle mat which I then used the Martha Stewart snowflake punch to border it.
I did have a problem with the gems was having a real problem stepping away from them and I had to take some of them off.
Summer is here, well for a week a least but I think there a bit of a North and South divide with the weather not so good up North.

66 comments:

Kimbo said...

Debby, he is gorgeous. I really love your cards but I'm rarely able to comment. It always makes me smile when I see your cards first thing in the morning - a lovely way to start the day. Thanks you. Kim x

scrappymo! said...

Fab card...I love these colours.

I managed to find that lovely diamond embossing folder that I have admired on your cards. I even found some little gems to put on the crossed edges.
I know my cards will look nothing like yours, but i am looking forward to trying out the folder.

Kjersti said...

Oh, your snowman is gorgeous Debby, a beautiful Christmas card!
Have a nice week!
Hugs Kjersti:)

Stamps and Paper said...

Fabulous little snow man Debby and a lovely Christmas card.

Anne

Riet said...

What a gorgeous card Debby.

Hugs Riet.xx

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Gorgeous colour combo, don't think to use red with aqua so must try that. Love the layout and of corse fabby snowman too.

downrightcrafty said...

morning Debbie, really must get myself that embossing folder isn't it super and perfect with your gorgeous die cut and image, beautiful as always
Hugs Kate xx

Claire said...

Fab card Debby, love the image - a right jolly snowman! Great colours too. Have a lovely day. Hugs, Claire x

Donna Mosley said...

A beautiful card Debby, love the image and all the pretty snowflakes.

Donna x

Kathleen said...

Really love your card Debbie. Not a pattern paper in sight. Love the design. Stunning card. Thanks for the challenge link. Kathleen x

Lorraine said...

he's a fab snowman! Love how you've used the snowflakes too. Gorgeous card.
Lorraine x

sue - bearhouse said...

stunning card Debby, I love that jolly snowman and wonderful colours. The snowflakes looks beautiful too

Hugs Sue

kay said...

this is superb,love your embossed background,have to say i intend to make less xmas cards this year as the postage is getting silly,have a good day,x

Colinda said...

Lovely card!! Love the glittery snowflakes! Hope you'll have a sunny day, Colinda

Doreen said...

This is just gorgeous Debby,love your colours...great image.xxx

Irene said...

LOVE it Debby!!!

xx Irene

rachel said...

this is just stunning Debby - love the semi circle of snowflakes - such a clever idea! Hugs Rachel xx

Gretha said...

Woww, beautiful card and full of happiness Debby. Love the white card with a little blue and red.
Hugs Gretha

Dawn said...

Awesome card Debby. Love the embossing on your card and the sweet stars.

Trudy said...

Beautiful card Debby,I love all the details!
Hugs Trudy

Stacey said...

Beautiful Debby! Love this pretty colour combo ~x~

Sue W said...

I just love how you assemble your cards Debbie! Your colouring is beautiful and really brings these images to life!

Dotty Jo said...

Gorgeous card Debby, always love this colour combo! We have sunshine and a light breeze here in Birmingham today, which means that i'd rather be in the garden but have a ton of cards to make, Jo x

Beryl said...

Brilliant card Debby. Super image and that snowflake border is divine.
Beryl xx

Sharon said...

I love everything about this card Debbie. It is just so Christmassy and makes me shiver just looking at that ice blue and white. Gorgeous work as usual. hugs Sharon x

Jenny said...

Awesome!

heidy said...

Oh, your snowman is gorgeous Debby, a beautiful Christmas card!
Have a nice week!
XXX Heidy

sandra_w said...

Such a lovely card Debby!! Thanks for joining us at CCWS!!

* Üla * said...

Gorgeous and lovely card, Debby!
And a sweet little snowman.
X Ula

Lin said...

Adorable - love these colors for a Christmas card!

Whisper said...

What an absolute sweetie and am loving the use of all the different dies too, Luv Sam x

Kara Lynne said...

A very frosty looking card! Fun snowman and great colors.

Becky said...

Debby he is adorable! And I love the embossing and snow flakes.

~@ngie~ said...

awwwwwwww I love it... is this gonna be MY card :P lol that snowman & sentiment is awesome but am also loving the snowflakes & the punch used for the starry strip & the embossed backing circle... its all awesome ;) hehehe

love n hugz Angie xXx

Shell Shearer Swinscoe said...

Awww what a cutie, love it hun, fab layout!

Crafty Moone Cards said...

Such a gorgeous Christmas card Debby.
Sue x

Pia S said...

It's a beautiful Christmas card, Debby! I so love the embossed paper inside the circle, and what a great background for your pearls. A cute snowman too!

coops said...

gorgeous card debby.i love the snowman and stunning design :D

xx coops xx

Nicole said...

Really adorable, Debby!! i just love it. Hugs, Nicole

Chrissy said...

What a fabulous design Debby, love the snowflakes and gorgeous snowman..

Luv CHRISSYxx

Sandra H said...

Debby, This is so beautiful and elegant too,x

May said...

Your cards Debby are just so fantastic... this snowman is Gorgeous... fab detail & colours... love it!!! I have not made one christmas card yet!!! Yikes... I must get my skates on... Hugs May x x x

Frea said...

What a sweet snowman card Debby. Love the punched flowers all around. Hugs, frea

nnalorac said...

He's adorable Debby, love the embossing and gorgeous design. Carolxx

Teresa said...

What a stunning Christmas card Debby, really love it. hugs Teresa xx

Kirsty-Anne Davies said...

Hi I just love that star die !! and no papers ! but yet so many cool details ! how cute is that snowman ! Will be Christmas before we know it lol ;0)

Anonymous said...

Gorgeous Debby, love all the dies and punches!
Helen x

Marian said...

Wat een prachtige kaart
Groetjes

jules said...

Hi Debby, gorgeous and very cute!!!!

Brenda Brown said...

A fabulous design and beautifully made as always Debby. Hope you are enjoying the sun shine.
Have a great week.
hugs {brenda} xox

Victoria said...

High Hopes as in High Hopes of getting lots of Christmas cards made before the mad Christmas rush?!
This snowman is fabulous with all this pretty quite and aqua detail. Really beautiful!

Star said...

Really cute image Debby and totally fab design. Love your choice of colours
Eileen x

coldwaters2 said...

Gorgeous card Debby I love that happy snowman, also the embossing and those snowflakes it looks ACE.
hugs
Lorraine x

gina g said...

Beautiful card Debby i love the colours you've used and the is is fab. luv gina xx

Nágela said...

Very cute!
I love your work!
Have a good weekend!

Carissa said...

Gorgeous, my favorite colour combo and I love all the detail you achieved with the dies and embossing.
Hugs, Carissa

Deb said...

your card is absolutely beautiful Debby, wish I had made a start on Christmas!
Debxx

Alice Wertz said...

beautiful and fresh! wonderful work as always, Debby!

Stempelhexe said...

Was für eine herrliche und fröhliche Weihnachtskarte, mein Kompliment.

LG
Ulla

Louise said...

Wow just so cute
Hugs louise xx

Wilma said...

What a lovely card!
But you didn't use a stamp and that is one of the rules for our challenges!
Hope you will join us next week again at CCWS!

Angélique said...

Gorgeous creation!
Thanks so much for joining us at CCWS.

*hugs*
Angélique DT-CCWS

Sparkly Engineer said...

Super card. Love the way you use the snowflakes to frame your image and the diecut star strip was a touch of genius.

rosie said...

gorgeous. love the layout. fab snowflakes. great image too x

Craftdee said...

Had to comment on this one too... gorgeous!! (I've got hold of one of those Sizzix folders, I keep cutting through my card with it.. even the 280g stuff, so I'll have to work it out!) Donna ☺

Wilma said...

Sorry Debby for my comment!
I thought you used a 3d-image, but now I see that you use 3 stamps for that...
I like your card and I hope to see you again on CCWS!!
Hugs, Wilma