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Monday, November 11, 2013

Topiary Tree turned Snowman! Oh My!

HI all! Hope you're having an awesome morning!

I'm back, today, to tell you all about the new challenge going on, now, at C is For Challenge. The theme, this time is "Winter Is Coming."  Uggh I hate to even think about Winter, but unfortunately, we have no choice, at least here in the states!  It's been sooo cold and today we are supposed to get snow here in Ohio! Blah, Yucky! I hate hate hate snow! I think snow is evil! LOL!

Anyway, let me stop rambling and get back to the challenge details.  As always the challenge at C is For Challenge runs for two weeks, so that gives you plenty of time to play along! We're being sponsored, this challenge, by Scribbles Designs, too, so that means a chance for you to win an awesome prize! Want to win and feel like creating a winter project? Then come play along with us at C Is For Challenge.

For my card today, I made a sparkly winter card. This is my second project as guest designer for C Is For Challenge and I'm having so much fun joining in with thier challenges! I've used the image Snow Cap Topiary, by Scribbles Designs, colored with Promarkers. As soon as I seen this image, I immediately thought it may look cute, turned into a snowman - So that's what I did! It was fun to transform the image and I think it turned out so cute! What do you think?! I used two gems as eyes to make he topiary into a snowman. I used an orange Promarker to draw on the nose, and a fine tip black Promarker to draw his smile.  Three more gems were used to make buttons on his middle. A clearstar gelly roll pen was used to ass glitter and sparkle to the snow on each layers of the topiary tree, as well as to the ribbon around the base of the pot. All papers are from my stash. I used a handmade ribbon bow and three blue gemstones to embellish the card and add the finishing touches. The sentiment is hand stamped, with a stamp by Taylored Expressions, and punched with circle punches

I am Entering This Card In The Following Challenges:

RRR#83 Christmas/Winter/Holiday + Ribbon at Really Reasonable Ribbon
Royal Digi Challenge #29 Snowman at The Scrapbooking Queen
CMC#33 Anything Goes at Card Mania
For All The Guys Out There at Crafty Sentiments
Challenge #111 Anything Goes at Bearly Mine Designs
Anything Goes at Papertake Weekly
Glitter at Just Inspirational
TTCRD November 5-11 Anything Goes at Through The Craft Room Door
All That Glitters at Delightful Challenges
Challenge #65 Anything Goes at Whimsy InspirationsChallenge #193 All That Glitters at I Love Promarkers
IIC #133 Dies and Punches at Inky Impressions
Use A Digi at Divas By Design
Challenge #152 Lots of Layers at Penny's Paper Crafty
BLD59 Ribbon and Bows at By Lori Designs
Anything Goes at Crafting By Designs
Challenge #6 Ribbon and Die Cuts at The Stamping Chef
Challenge #232 Christmas at C.R.A.F.T
Challenge #184 Glitter at Hanna and Friends
Challenge #169 Christmas Sparkle at 2 Sisters Challenge Blog
All Things Christmas at Crafty Calendar
Christmas at Sweet Stampin
Challenge #189 Holidays at One Stitch At A Time
Challenge #45 Anything Goes at 613 Avenue Create
Challenge #105 Gems, Gems, Gems, Gems at A Gem Of A Challenge
Chalenge #45 Show Us Your Tools (Bowmaker) at Pile It On
Challenge #69 Favorite Punches and Dies at Addicted to Stamps
Challenge #33 Anything Goes at Challenges 4 Everybody
Anything Goes With A Handmade Bow at Craft Dee Bowz
RCC#87 Holiday and Celebrations at The Ribbon Carousel
Challenge #14 For The Boys at Natalie and Amy's Challenge Blog
Holiday Card at Great Impressions Stamps
Anything Goes at Mema's Crafts
Feathers or Leaves (holly leaves on topiary) at Stamp and Create
Challenge #45 Anything Goes at 613 Avenue Create
Add Sparkle at The Ribbon Girls
Challenge #24 Winter or Glitter N Sparkle at Hobby Cutz
Christmas at One Crazy Stamper
Anything Goes With Glitter at Sparkle N Sprinkle Creative Challenges
MIM#166 Anything Goes at Make It Monday
Challenge #64 Winter at Deep Ocean
Challenge # 67 Use A Sentiment at Artistic Inspirations
Challenge #27 Anything Goes at Scrapbook Stamp Society


  1. Cute image. Love the paper. Thanks for joining our All That Glitter Challenge at Delightful Challenges.


  2. Lovely card. Thanks for playing with us at Divas this week x

  3. Beautiful card...Thanks for playing along with us at Divas by Design this week.
    Wendy xx

  4. What a cute card! Love the Snowman Topiary! Thank you so much for playing along with us this week at Crafty Sentiments Designs!!! We hope you play along with us again soon!

  5. Great card love the topiary tree looks fab!

    Thank you for sharing with us at Delightful Challenges this week, good luck!
    Hugs Shell xx

  6. This is gorgeous. Thanks for sharing with us at Inky Impressions.xxx

  7. Fabulous card, Sammi. Love the pretty colours, and great design!

    Thank you for joining in the fun at Penny's Paper Crafty Challenge, and good luck in the draw.

    Jennifer. x

  8. A lovely image and super card. Thanks for joining us at OSAAT. Hazel x

  9. Such a cute card.
    Thank you for joining in the Stamping Chef challenge, good luck x

  10. Your idea of turning as topiary tree into a snowman has given me such a big smile Sammi - creative and original. I love your turquoise/aqua papers - they're very pretty and delicate. This is a very contemporary Christmas card that sure to be enjoyed. Good luck in our challenge this week. Ingrid xx (OSAAT Team)

  11. Super card Sammi. Thanks for taking part at I ♥ Promarkers this week.

  12. Very pretty. Thanks for joining us at JIC!
    Cindye DT

  13. Lovely. Gorg colours and I love the snowman tree! thanks for joining us @ OSAAT. Lisa DT

  14. Oooh, lots of great stuff going on with this card! Love the color. Thanks for joining us at the Craft-Dee BowZ challenge this month!

  15. Sammi, this is just delightful! Great colors, fabulous image and beautiful composition! Love the treatment of the image! Wonderfully executed! Thanks for dropping this into our mailbox here at 613 Avenue Create!
    Chana, Owner

  16. What a cute snowman topiary. So glad you joined us at Sparkle N Sprinkle's Creative Challenge this month.

  17. What a creative idea Sammi! Love the added sparkle and bling! So glad you joined us at Great Impressions Stamps!

  18. great work on yet another card.. :) Thank you for joining the stamping chefs challenge fun.
    christin DT TSC

  19. Cute card! Thank you so much for sharing this with us at Stamp and Create! Good luck,
    Rene ;D

  20. Sammi, that image is cute! I've never considered how easily a topiary could be transformed into a snowman! Love your colour scheme, gems and bow. Thanks for playing along with us this week at OSAAT, hope to see you back again soon.
    Hugs, Tracey (DT)

  21. Beautiful card Sammi!
    Thank for joining us at ScrapbookStampSociety Challenge
    Hope to see again:)
    Greetings Kaija DT-member

  22. Amazing card, so love the colours, great makes all of them . Thanks for joining us at Card Mania Challendges.

  23. OMG...How I love your card!!!! Gorgeous...Gorgeous!!! Love the soft bluish green colors you chose for your card!!! It is has a great wintery tone!! Glad you had fun designing with Scribbles Designs images.

  24. lovely card thanks for sharing with 613 avenue create this week Rachel D

  25. fun and beautiful Sammi.

    Thanks for join us at ScrapbookStampSociety Challenge.

    Greetings Karin DT Coördinator

  26. love your topiary tree turned snowman agreat fun image and love the mint green patterned papers -thanks for joining us at OSAAT
    Carol DT x

  27. Very cute image. Thanks for taking time to play with us at Mema's Crafts and we hope to see you again real soon.

  28. That's a sweet image and even cuter still turned into a snowman. Thank you for joining us at OSAAT with your lovely card. Jennie x

  29. Cute card! Your colours are great! Thanks for joining us at Card Mania Challenges!

  30. Beautiful card and design. thank you for joining us at Artistic this week xx

  31. A beautiful card and I love the snowman image! Thanks for joining us at ATSC, Marlies

  32. Lovely card!
    Thank you for joining us at Really Reasonable Ribbon!

  33. This is such a Fabulous, Fun and very Festive card thank you for sharing it with us for our Hobbycutz Challenge and we would love to see you again for our next one.
    Hugz, Lorraine xx

  34. Great layering and card design

    Mary Anne, Great Impressions DT