Monday, January 28, 2013

Merry Monday 47


Happy Monday, peeps!  Another challenge for Merry Monday, and today, Lesley has a Tic-Tac-Toe challenge!  They’re always fun!  Here we go:

I chose to go diagonally from top right to bottom left:  Snow, Colour with Markers, and Designer Paper:


I pulled out some cool kraft paper with glossy embossed snowflakes from my stash and a frosty little polar bear image from MFT, which I stamped on shimmery white cardstock and colored with Copics!  His little “pond” was stamped on a piece of vellum that I have had in my stash FOREVER….it was wheeled in Craft White with an old SU snowflake wheel that retired a long time ago!!  I glittered everything up and it was done!


I added a banner for my sentiment and  topped it with a snowflake from my new favorite little set, Itty Bitties!!


I hope you are getting a good head-start on your own Christmas cards by playing with our challenges!  Check out Always Playing with Paper to see ALL the Christmas creations by our designers!  And play along with us!

I had been saving these old tattoo stamps from SU for a long, long time!  Originally, there was a black stamp pad, but it has long since dried out, but the markers are still good.  I colored the tattoo stamp with the marker, stamped her hand, and Cassidy was hooked!  Her first stamping venture!!!  She managed to do a few on her own, even stamping on her coloring book page!  By the way, her hair HAD been in a pony tail, but she pulled it out…hence the wild-woman look!






Here you can see her ladybug “tattoos”!!!


Enjoy your day!!!


Christy Q @ SchnauzerCrafts Creations said...

Super cute, LeAnne! I love the happy polar bear and the coloring you did. I am starting to put together a list of Copics that I want to get since I have some here at home, but I need more colors (flesh tones and hair colors) as well as the blender pen. Do you have any tips for must have colors?

Sherry Eckblad said...

Love that little polar bear image and your coloring of the snowflakes.

Wendy said...

Your little polar bear is just the cutest, LeAnne! He's colored so perfectly and I love all those cool colored snowflakes! Awesome job with tic tac toe!
Have a great week! :)

Lesley said...

I love that sweet little fella LeAnne!! Great colouring on kraft too!

Linda said...

A stamper is born! So sweet. That expression of glee when she stamped is precious.
So is your card. That is so cute. I love the vellum under him. That was genius.
Have a wonderful Monday.

Patti J said...

Cute as can be, LeAnne! Love that sweet little guy, and his pond is totally perfect! You will soon have competition with that sweet Cassidy! She's going to be your crafting buddy very soon. Hugs!!!

Margaret Moody said...

This card is just too cute, LeAnne! I LOVE your little polar bear! The pond is wonderful too (so clever to use vellum)! Love the pics of your new stamping partner! The one where she looks so amazed at her efforts is priceless!

Tracey McNeely said...

Oh my goodness that polar bear is so sweet on his ice patch! LOVE. Cassidy looks like she is having a blast!

Bonnie said...

Oooh! Cool Yule for sure! I love how the pond looks almost 3D! And this is the cutest bear! Love the snowflakes on his scarf!

Cheryl Mooney said...

Your card is as cool as it gets!
And Cassidy stamping - dittos!

Darlene Gabriel said...

Ooooh how fun Cassidy is starting her stamping career;) I love the expressions on her face especially the 5th one down as she reveals her masterpiece.
Your card is truly adorable. Great job on the "ice" - looks real. The cute bear's scarf in the preview picture looks like a warm hug around his neck.......something I could use right now since I'm sick:( Do you think he'll share?

KayM said...

Awwwww, that's so cute!! I love that little bear and you colored him perfectly! Such a fun card!!

jengd said...

Stinkin' stankin' CUTE! Lurve the pond- may have to snag that idea to use up some of MY forever-pile of vellum.

dpkennedy said...

Very sweet card! Love the vellum base!

Anne Marie Hile said...

I love everything about this one LeAnne! Everything just pops off the kraft bckground and the glitter is a fab touch. Cassidy's hair looks like mine in the morning...or after a long day at work. I rather like the "wild-woman" look! Ha! :)

Shelley Germann said...

Cute card. So, the snowflakes were clear embossed and you used copics to color them? In pictures it's usually hard to tell, but these really pop! Love the joy on Cassidy's face. She was very pleased with herself!

Notes by Nina said...

What a super cute card LeAnne, This little bear is so adorable and I love the added sparkle.

Vicki B. said...

so adorable, love that cute bear!!!

Susan Joyce said...

Adorable little Bear LeAnne, love the pond and that gorgeous kraft DSP with the snowflakes.

Erika Clark said...

So cute, I LOVE the vellum ice with glitter, and the sparkle on his hat :) Adorable! And I love the wild woman look. We should all look so sweet. :) Erika

Narelle Farrugia said...

LeAnne - this is just gorgeous! You polar bear is so shimmery sweet and the Kraft paper with the embossed snowflakes is fabulous!
I'm so thrilled to see Cassidy's first stamping photos -I've been waiting to see when she would start! Love her excited expression on her face and I love the wild hair too!