Saturday, 4 September 2010

Sugar Nellie Blog Hop - A Recipe For All Seasons

woohoo, it's blog hop day and boy am I excited to be a part of this.
Now, if you've stumbled across my blog and are wondering what all the fuss is, then have a wee jaunt over to the Sugar Nellie blog where you will find out all about this special Recipe For All Seasons hop. You'll then be directed to each of the Sugar Nellie DT and a few guests to see what we've created to show off to you.
So if you're on track, you'll have just left Sarah's blog, and once you've left a wee comment for me then you can hop on over to see what the fabulous Donalda has cooked up for you.

Have you noticed all the cooking/baking references yet? yup, the theme is A Recipe For All Seasons, and that's exactly what Sugar Nellie stamps are, and in keeping with the theme all the DT and Guests have made up recipes so you can recreate their creations yourselves.
SO without further ado, straight from the oven (aka, the craft room)....

Promarkers: Pastel Green, Mint Green, Soft Green, Powder Blue, Arctic Blue, Poppy, Crimson, Burgundy, Pumpkin, Bright Orange, Holly, Cool Grey 3 & 4, Vanilla and Raw Sienna.
Glamour Dust & Quickie Glue Pen
1 sheet of My Minds Eye - I Believe paper
1 6x6 card blank (alternatively cut card to 12x6" and score halfway along long edge to make your own blank)
7" red gingham ribbon 
scraps of core'dinations card (gemstone green, gemstone white and poinsettia)
card candy

  1. Colour the Snowman with Gift with promarkers
  2. Add Glamour Dust to trim, ribbons and buckle using Quickie Glue Pen
  3. Mat the coloured image onto the reverse side of the MME paper and trim to leave a narrow border.
  4. Cut a square of the MME paper to approx 5.5" square, mat this onto the reverse side of the remaining paper and trim to leave a narrow border all around. 
  5. Adhere the length of ribbon down the left hand side of your matted square and secure the ends on the reverse
  6. Adhere this matted square to a card blank
  7. Adhere your matted image in the top right hand corner of the card
  8. Die cut a flower, leaves and swirls from the scraps of card and attach these to the bottom right hand corner of the card with 3d foam pads, adding card candy to the centre of the flower to decorate.

I was so excited about joining the blog hop that I got a bit carried away with these gorgeous Home Grown Snowmen stamps and used another one to make a decorated photo frame....

I coloured Snow Juggler with promarkers to match the previous one and carefully cut him out, including the snowballs, then glued him to the frame that I'd covered with the same MME I Believe paper. I used 3d foam pads to attach the snowballs for a bit of dimension.
I'm hoping I haven't bored you to tears, so just in case you missed it earlier in my post, you need to make your way over to Donalda's blog to see her fantabulous creation - have fun hopping and thankyou in advance for leaving a comment, I really appreciate them.

Edited to add: For Linda, the dies used to cut the flowers and the intricate leaves underneath it are all one set - Flower Fantasy Die Set by Marianne Design Creatables, the swirls were punched with Large Wave Flourish punch by EK Success


Sonia said...

Just beautifully done Debbi,just lovely.
Hugs Sonia xx

Lil Daffodil said...

Hi Debbi,
These are gorgeous. I love thaose snowmen. Brilliant crafting.
Well done on keeping up the non smoking.
Fiona x

~ Ali ~ said...

Oooooo scrumdiddlyum Debbi lurvs these snowmen and your creations are fab. Have a super day. Hugs Ali x

Carol said...

Debbie these are just too gorgeous! That snowman is so darling and you've coloured him brilliantly! Thanks for sharing. Lotsa luv xxxx

melsanford said...

This is lovely! I love the paper you've used and those snowmen are gorgeous! Love 'n' hugs, Mel xx

sugarplum said...

Lovely card He is such a perfect snowman Love your photo frame idea aswell Thanks for sharing
Fi x

Marion said...

Absolutely delightful Beautiful card and the photo frame is fabulous. Great recipe.

Debs M x said...

both gorgeous creations and beautifully coloured! the snowmen look fab x

Anita said...

Wow this card is gorgeous. Love the colors and the snowman.

xx Anita

SusieLou said...

It all looks great! Love those cute snowmen and your picture frame is gorgeous! Susie x

Shell Shearer Swinscoe said...

Wow missus your doing really well with your smoking...soooooooo proud of ya xx

Gorgeous creations hun I just love the snowman he is super cute
hugs shell xx

lil-paper-pixie said...

Debz, I just love your creations, me want that Snowman!!!! (Stamps feet and dances around room screaming I want that Snowman and I want him now!!! - yeah, you know I actually am doing that right now......LOL). Congrats being part of this hop hun, your creations are fab and thanks for the directions, I love being a copy cat.



craftyb said...

2 fabulous projects Debbi...the image is fab...i love how you coloured him....and of course the sparkle is a perfect finishing touch! bx

Janette said...

Am loving all these fab creations so far, your card is stunning and that frame is fabulous.xx

Anne said...

Gorgeous love the colours
Anne xx

Meretekj said...

Lovely card.
Thanks for the chance to win.

Andie's Space said...

Hi Debbi
Hey you, how are you? These look fabulous. Love the snowmen &, naturally, you have coloured them to perfection! What a gorgeous Xmas colour scheme. Just all round wonderful!
Andie xx

Julye said...

Fab card and photo frame and love the fun snowmen images too. Well done on the smoking front you are doing so well keep up the good work.

D K Crafts said...

Hi Debbi. This is a really beautiful card. Love the image and your colours. Thanks for the details on your sketch. Also love what you have done with the photo frame. Great Idea. Donna

Sarah B said...

Gorgeous Creation Debbi, that picture is so cute and I love that flower, Hugs Sarah B X

Lainy's Little Blog said...

Your card and photoframe are absolutely gorgeous Debbi. Beautifully couloured and I love the flower that you have created on the card. Well done missus! Hugs, Lainy xx

Denise and Louise said...

Gorgeous card - love the colours and the snowman is a eral cutie!

Denise xx

angelique (anlou) said...

hi debbi
i just love your creation hun
the snowman is so cute, love his clothing
hugs angelique

The Crafty Den said...

Hi Debbi, what a gorgeous card and the frame is super cute. The images are so sweet and your colouring is awesome. Hope you are ok. Hugs, Denise x

Thistleblue said...

Hi Debbie, love your projects, the snowmen are so cute and you've coloured them beautifully! Thanks for sharing. hope you have a wonderful weekend!
p.s. well done on the stopping smoking!

Paula said...

Bored - you must be joking. You've given me some glorious ideas about matting, it's not until you see a recipe in detail like this that you suddenly realise there are different ways of doing something you've always done yourself another way. Love both your projects - must admit I'm viewing snowmen in a different light after this. Thanks so much.
Paula (PEP)

Tanya R said...

This is super cute Debi. Love the new image.

fi's cards and crafts said...

this is so the colour combo.


Donalda said...

Wow dear these are just beautiful!! I am so glad you joined us in the blog hop. Hugs

Grenouille Greetings said...

A gorgeous card and photo frame, Debbi. These snowmen really are soooo cute! I hope you are proud of your creations. Moreover, I hope you are proud of your non-smoking. You really did inspire me on that front. I now have my Champix and I start taking it next Monday, 11th September. Quit day is going to be 25th September. Wish me luck!!! Warmest wishes, Lesley

Lorraine said...

this is absolutely adorable i just love it xx

Jane said...

Fab creations Debbi!

Marilyn said...

Gorgeous... that snowman is so sweet!

Shelby Goolsby said...

Adorable cards, I love these snowmen. Thanks for sharing.

scrappyjan said...

Hi Debbi, What a fab job you have done with this very cute little image dear..
The colors are wonderful!!!
Great coloring and that frame is awesome!!
hugs, Janiel


Hi Debbie
A gorgeous card and photo frame,
Hugs Dianne xx

Milla said...

Gorgeous card, love the flower!

kath said... cute this cuddly tubby snowman and you have coloured him beautifully as always.....big hugs kath xxx

Hilde Larsen aka. Tindaloo said...

absolutely loving the flower embellie, cute card!

Debs said...

Gorgeous card and frame. Love, love, love these new Snowmen. Debs xx

Daisychain said...

These are gorgeous and what great colours you have chosen to use. Hugs Christine x

jojo79 said...

Beautiful card. Love these snowmen


Debsg said...

Gorgeous frame.

Jami {sgtStamper} said...

Such sweet projects! Love how you've colored those snowmen, and the cluster of die cut flowers is lovely!

Liz's creative corner said...

HI Debbi, thanks for showing us your gorgeous projects, love your snowmen and the colours, have a lovely weekend, hugs Liz xx

kaos said...

The card is lovely, but the frame is sooo adorable! I love it!

Annmaree said...

Love that snowman image, you colored it fabulously, and its an all-round gorgeous card!!!
Thanks for sharing!

Dena said...

Debbi! This is stunning! Love those papers and your die cuts are just gorgeous!!!! Great card!
Hugs, Dena

Dena said...

Debbi! This is stunning! Love those papers and your die cuts are just gorgeous!!!! Great card!
Hugs, Dena

Autumn said...

These are both gorgeous! your coloring is fab, love those papers too!

JLJ Designs said...

Beautiful card! I love the punched elements.



Your card and frame are beautiful. Love the colors that you used.


Nicki (LittleTed) said...

This is wonderful Debbi, your colouring is fabulous and the embellishments are really pretty.

Nicki, x

Patty said...

This image is adoreable and I love how you incorporated it into a scrapbook page...not bored at all just love it!

Lilian said...

These are stunning Debbie! Gorgeous coloring with the markers and I love your flowers!

Linda S. said...

This is a beautiful card and photo frame, Debbi. It was so sweet of that precious baby to join in the spirit and raise his little arms just like the snowman. I am hoping that you will tell us the exact dies you used to make that beautiful flower piece on the bottom edge of your card. I especially like the fine detail cut-out shape done in the blue-green. Thanks for your reply, I will check back, as I am sure other crafter's are hoping for the same information. Linda S. in NE

Erika said...

Love this stamp and fabulous card...late for the hop unfortuately but running up behind as fast as I can. Thanks for sharing. x

Diamond Doll said...

Hiya Debbi,Firstly i would like to congratulate you on your non smoking,WOW way to go girl! keep it up.
Secondly what a fab card love the snowman and the sparkle.
Trish (-:

Lorraine A said...

Gorgeous card and frame Debbi :-) the image is just sooo cute !! I LOVE it :-)

Lols x x x

Macpurp said...

these are fab!! I really love the lighter colours you have used with the snow man's jacket!

the photo is magic!!

love teen xx

Linda S. said...

Thank you Debbi. I am not familiar with this brand of dies at all, but will do a search to see if I can locate them. Again, thank you for your response.
Linda S. in NE

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