A Challenge.....from my Mom??


This card seemed perfect for today!! Here in Southwestern Ontario it snowed overnight and the roads are a little icy this morning. Contrary to popular belief, just because we live in Canada, we don't live at the North Pole!! We don't live in igloos, we don't have penguins as pets and we don't drive around on snowmobiles!! Hahaha!! You'd be surprised at the number of people that think we do some of those things!!!

So a few weeks ago, my Mom issued me a challenge!! We both have this adorable My Favorite Things stamp set called Winter Blast! I love the little penguins in this set doing so many wintery things, like skating, sledding and making a snowman! The biggest stamp is this one, which is a bunch of the penguins playing around with a ball. Mom was having trouble using it and challenged me to make a card with it. So......several weeks later.....here it is!

I started out by using the MFT sketch from last week (so I'm a week behind) that Kim (The MFT Lady) posted on SCS. I decided to make my card square as the stamp is a bit bigger than would fit on a regular card. So I stamped my pengys playin' ball on some Fabriano watercolour paper in Archival Versafine Black Onyx ink and used my Prismacolour pencils and OMS to colour them in. I also watercoloured underneath each one of them with Bordering Blue ink and added some Stardust Stickles to the ice. Then I doodled around the frame and stamped the sentiment right in the middle of their ball game!



The card has the top half of the front of the card cut off so that you can see the inside of the card, so I used some new Heidi Grace snowflake paper, Bordering Blue cardstock for accent colour and some black organdy polka dot ribbon. The card base is textured Basic Black cardstock and I used a strip of white for the scalloped edge attached with some large black brads. I finished this icy card off with some Martha Stewart snowflake punches from some sugar coated white cardstock....it's SO sparkly!! Thanks for the challenge Mom!!!


Well, my honey is coming home from Calgary tonight....he's been gone two long weeks!! Unfortunately I have to work all day tomorrow, but at least we'll get Saturday night and Sunday together. We don't know yet if he'll have to go back again next week.

Have a wonderful Friday and go stamp something, will ya??!! Hahaha!!

15 comments:

DeniseLynn said...

Oh I love it! I'm sure your mom will be proud.

Anonymous said...

Fantastic job Kimmie!! I knew you wouldn't let me down, however your card makes mine look really sad. That's O.K. though 'cos now I can CASE yours. Love ya,
Mom, aka nd.

ink'n'rubba said...

Love your card Kimmie and especially the way you have cut things out. You have snow! well we have things a little bit chilly here .. .. maybe we might get frost!

Anonymous said...

Very cute Kimmie!
Viv

Erika H. said...

What a wonderful card! I love the fold on it. Stay warm!

Suzanne said...

What a great job, love the penguins. Sue:o)

catt871 said...

I absolutely love this card! The layout is too cool!!!! AND NOW, I'm going to have to buy that stamp set!! Thanks for enabling me AGAIN!!!LOL LOVE your stuff Kimmie!!!!
Chris

Monika/Buzsy said...

Great card! Love the way it opens... cute image... TFS! Enjoy your weekend with your hubby!

Michelle said...

WOW! What a beutifully stunning card! people think that of England too - it hardly ever snows here at all!

dd2njoy said...

I love the front of this card...it's so cute!!! Have a great weekend with your hubby!!!!

All Pink girl said...

Wow this card is stunning i so love the black and white ,Dawnx

Deb said...

Really cute! I love the design with the top half of the front cut off!

gina said...

Beautiful card, love the black and blue and the design you have used
Gina x

JenMarie said...

LOOOOOVE this!!!!!!!!!!!

Sally said...

hee hee...this is so fun, love the unique way it opens!!!
I hear ya about the crazy things people think - no I don't wear big belt buckles (ever) with my jeans or cowboy hats, or ride a horse to work...hahahaha

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