23 November 2012

My first snowman shaker card

Hello everyone and a big yeh its Friday no school run for two days and if we wear the kiddies out enough a possible lie in!!!
Just popped in to show you my first snowman of the season and he's so adorable too and I made him into a shaker card.  I can be quite picky about snowmen and Father Christmas stamps.  This Whiff of Joy stamp is the only snowman I possess and as yet I have no Father Christmas stamps.  I've got a picture in my head of what it should look like but haven't found one yet that lives up to it!
Anyway, enough waffle here's my card:-

I used a Whiff of Joy image and would normally have coloured him in icy blues/greys but fancied a change so he's been coloured in traditional colours with Distress Markers.  Papers are an old Anita's Classic Christmas red paper pad.  So far this year I have not bought any new Christmas papers (well except digi papers but they don't count right?!?!).  They've all been matted on to kraft and the shaker frame is made from kraft also.  Didn't use glitter inside the shaker but went for little tiny stars as I find glitter especially the extra fine stuff can stick to the acetate.
A bit of a side view.  Flowers are a mixture from stash and WOC.  The pine cones are some we found on our trip to the park the other day and the branches are a Tim Holtz bigz die.  The gorgeous pearl swirls are from my candy box I won from Laine.

Lastly a little close up.  Sorry the picture is not that good but I kept getting shine from the acetate when taking the photo.  
Challenges I would like to enter:-
Have a great weekend folks, good luck if you're out Christmas shopping but if not I hope you manage to sneak in some crafty time.  I may get the Christmas decs down on Sunday depends on whether I manage to get the inside of my downstairs windows cleaned in time.
Take care.


  1. Good afternoon Ann-Marie, this is so pretty
    Great design, beautiful image, embellys and layout

    Hugs Kelly

  2. Gorgeous card Ann-Marie. Love the image,layout and the fab shaker bit.
    Hope you have a great weekend.
    Caz x

  3. Perfect card for our challenge over at Sweet Stampin', Good Luck.

  4. Another fabulous card Ann-Marie. I love your eye for design. Stunning. Such a cute image and love all of the colour tones. So happy the Candy is coming in useful.
    Sending hugs to you.

  5. Its a lovely snowman and there are some dodgy ones about lol. Beautiful card, love the flowers. Thanks for joining us at Stamping Sensations.

  6. Love your fabulous card.

  7. This is really a very lovely card Ann-Marie of such lovely warm traditional Christmas colours.

    Thanks so much the sharing with us at Stamping Sensations challenge this month.

    B x

  8. What a great shaker card! Such a cute snowman, and I love the tartan ribbon. Thank you for sharing it with us at Stamping Sensations this month, and good luck.


  9. This is really beautiful,I like the layout and
    your colouring.Gr Elly