Saturday, 23 March 2013

Merry Monday Snowmen

Hello from a snowy Hampshire! When I started playing with these snowmen for the Merry Monday challenge I didn't expect to be posting them while it actually snowed! But it is and looks like it is here for the day and tomorrow too. I decided to use two stamps that I've had in my stash and have never seen an inkpad.

The one with the holly leaves is a Kodomo stamp that I bough when I first started cardmaking! I stamped it in London Fog so the outline wouldn't be so harsh but not sure it works too well. The paper is from a pad that I think was a freebie with a magazine some time ago, but I've managed to hide most of the holly leaf pattern! The holly border I cut out of some scrap dark green card with a Spellbinders die.The second one is a Kanban stamp. The background gave me a chance to play with my latest acquisition - gilding wax! I think it will become a new best friend for adding some bling to cards. I found the embossed piece of card in my scraps box and rubbed first the red wax over half and then the pewter over the other half and blended them in the middle. It doesn't show up to well in the photo but it has added a lovely metallic sheen. As they have both used scraps I was also  going to take them to Pixie's Playground but I've realise I'm just too late!!

10 comments:

  1. Hi Sue

    First of all, the Playground opens again at midnight. I only close it to give me time to do the weekly post in which I have my own snippets card for the week, pick some 'show and tell' makes, choose a winner from last week (using Random gizmo) and also post about the coming week's little prize. I used to comment on every single entry - a paragraph on each - but that was taking almost all day Saturday each week.

    Soooo, as we don't have a ton of 'rools', and a little bit of backlinking within a day or two is fine, you can link your card(s) tomorrow Sue. In fact, please do as they're gorgeous!

    Anyhow - onto the cards - love them as I said. I think the London Fog ink does work very well, have just begun using that for stamping certain images myself. Great colouring and I love the way you added red and pewter to the folder - lovely touch!

    Snow here of course, sigh, why didn't I do the supermarket run yesterday :(

    Hugs, Di xx

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  2. Two very cute cards. Just love snowmen....

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  3. That snowman family is so cute and the second one very dashing! Both are lovely cards, Sue! I'd like to hear more about this gilding wax! Sounds interesting and looks fantastic! Thanks for sharing with us at Merry Monday. See you at the playground.

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  4. Both cards are just gorgeous! I really the love snowman family on your first card - they look like they're having a ball! Thanks for joining us at Merry Monday this week!

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  5. Iv'e just read about that gilding wax on someone else's blog. No good trying to back track as I have been leaving me DNA here there and everywhere!!! Love both of your cards.
    Off to do a bit more DNA leaving and try and find out about this wax.
    Hugs Mrs A.

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  6. OH my...both of your snowman families are adorable!
    Brilliant idea to rub the mettalic paste across the second one...the red and silver so well blended, it looks fabulous!

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  7. Two fab snippet makes here! And just right for the weather we're experiencing at the moment! xxx

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  8. Fabulous cards perfect for the weather we`re having.
    Lynne xxx

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  9. Two stunning Christmas cards Sue, the images are so adorable, and perfect for our Weather.
    luv
    irene
    xxxx

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  10. Hi Sue, saw your lovely cards over at the Playground, and finally had time to bounce in for a visit. I think both cards are so pretty. Your London Fog worked terrifically on the snowfolks...it gave a soft slushy look which was just right! This gilding wax is new to me...hafta check that one out. Nice to meet you, welcome to the Playground, where all the ladies are such fun & talented too. I just joined as your newest follower. Hope to see you again & maybe we can share a cup of something warm as I hear it's still pretty frosty over the pond. (Well, I meant TEA of course!...but we could add a little something to it perhaps!) TFS

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