Monday, December 5, 2016

Make My Monday Challenge #36...

Hi! The new challenge is up on the Make My Monday Challenge blog and this time around we want to see some snowmen on your cards.

I was quite stumped when I sat down to make this card. I went through my entire stash and couldn't find a single snowman stamp or die! Easiest thing would be to buy one, especially since there are so many crafty sales happening. But I am seriously trying to curb my spending and decided to challenge myself to use the existing supplies. There is no lack of inspiration as the blogland is full of gorgeous creations with approaching Christmas. I pulled out my stash of basic dies and here is what I made.

I started with a panel of white card stock. I blended Broken China, Mermaid Lagoon, Blueprint Sketch and Faded Jeans for an ombré effect. I added some texture by sprinkling water and blotting it. I used a circle from my WRMK-Lifestyle Nesting dies set. This is a great buy since it has 21 dies ranging from ¼" to 5½" with ¼" increments. Since I don't have any oval dies, I did a bit of jugad and used the Ornate Mirror die by Crafters Companion. This is a frame die with an oval center. The arms are two branches from the Seasonal Tree die by Paper Smooches. I added the details with a black microtip pen and dressed him up with odds and ends from my scrap box. Here is a closer look:

The snowdrift was created using the MFT's Stitched Basic Edges and the panel was cut using the Stitched Rectangle dies by Diecuts & More. The sentiment is from Craftyscrappers, heat embossed with Ranger's Silver EP. I popped the panel on some double sided tape and mounted it on a plain white card base.

I hope you like my snowman card and are inspired to create something beautiful. Please link up your cards to the Make My Monday Challenge blog and don't forget to check out the awesome inspiration by my other teamies. Looking forward to seeing your creations in our gallery.

Entering this card in the following challenges:

CAS Mix Up December Challenge:
I have used sponging, distressing, die cutting, paper piecing, stamping and heat embossing.

Twelve Days of Christmas Cards Challenge:



  1. a fantastic card, teamie!

    hugs and kisses from Germany
    silvi xoxo

  2. I love this snowman with the "snowy" background, Nandini! Very clever use of different punches to build your snowman! I especially love his scarf! Thanks so much for sharing this with us at CAS Mix Up!

  3. ADORABLE!! The bright blue snowy sky is just beautiful Nandini!! Love those bright shades of blue paired with the bright red sign. So fun! Your snowman made from all different dies turned out AWESOME! He is so cute! Thanks for sharing with us at CAS Mix Up!

  4. Well you created something extraordinary. Well done on your restraint lol. Your background is fantastic with the distress inks and water technique. The snowman is just divine - love him! Thanks so much for playing along in my 12 Days of Christmas Challenge xx

  5. Good job in building the snowman from scratch, so crafty! ...just like how we make them outdoors!
    Beautiful background gradation, and his scarf leftovers is just adorable. Thanks for joining us at CAS Mix Up!

  6. What a great snowman you made - love his colorful scarf and the watersplatterd sky! thanks for joining us in the CAS Mix up challenge Nandini! Julia xx