Saturday, 8 September 2012

Snowy Christmas Card

Good Afternoon all.

Another quick Christmas card today. Over at Christmas Stampin' All Year Long there is a fab challenge to CASE the very first Christmas card that you added to your blog. I went back to 2008 with trepidation because I knew that my cards back then were a bit 'dodgy' but thankfully the first christmas card I added was a Penny Black 'Snowy' card and you can't go wrong with him can you.

Original Card

New card

I have used Snowy from the PB Jolly Friends Transparent Set
Coloured with Promarkers and glitter dust and fake snow from B&M

I am also entering this card into the following challenges:
ABC Christmas Challenge - R for Recycling (Kraft card from IKEA packaging)
Winter Wonderland - Christmas Pets
Jingle Belles - Going Postal
Stampin' for the weekend - Starting Christmas Early
Penny Black at Allsorts - Early Christmas Makes

Right just going to get showered and changed now, then settle down to watch Dr Who and then pop out for a drink to celebrate Emily's 20th birthday today and then tomorrow she is off back to Uni in Lincoln.


Serenity Stamper said...

This card is super-cute! I love how you combined all the challenges. Those characters are so sweet. I love the delicate white snow feel, and the mini-postal-stamp. Thanks for playing along with the Jingle Belles Going Postal challenge. Blessings, Lela aka Serenity_Stamper

Doreen said...

This is gorgeous...great image and

Lorraine said...

Gorgeous Christmas card Debs. Love teh image and the white embossed background.
I like your original too.
Have a good weekend
Lorraine x

Vicky said...

Gorgeous Debbie...and have a great evening too hun...:o)

big hugs Vicky xx

Mynnette said...

Both cards are amazing! Thanks for showing both--I love seeing the CASE inspiration! Thanks for joining us at CSAYL! If you've got time, I'd love for you to join me at the Technique Tuesday challenge blog, too! :)

Sue - bearhouse said...

This is gorgeous Debs, I LOVE the cute image and the layout and colours are fabulous.
You would also fit well into the Stampin' for the weekend challenge (

Hugs Sue

Debbie said...

Fabulous card this cute image.
Debbie x

Sarah said...

Hi Debs, I've missed so many cards since I visited last! Those darn school holidays are just the worse for making me a bad blogger!

Hoping to be better, and visit more often, now my Emily is back at school.

Had to say though, love the picture of your Emily - how sweet!!! Hope she has a great birthday.

What do you think of the new series of Dr Who, I'm not entirely sure - yet, even though I've only seen one episode!!!!


SmilynStef said...

love that sweet little snowman ... and what a great postal sentiment ... so very glad you joined us at jingle belles.

Marie B. said...

I'm a sucker for snowmen, so I love both of these! :)

coops said...

so gorgeous debs,i love your WOW design and really fab snowman :D

xx coops xx

downrightcrafty said...

oh so cute and a beautiful card too, thank you so much for joining us at the Winter Wonderland
Hugs Kate xx

Paula (PEP) said...

Great that you used PB again in casing the original.
Hope everything goes well for Emily's return.
Paula (PEP)

Sandra H said...

Totally stunning Debs xx

lauren bergold said...

i have to say that i love ♥BOTH♥ versions of your adorable snowman card, the old AND the new; they are both very much of their time, but each has good design "bones" and YES, it's hard to imagine one could go far wrong with that fabulous stamp! thanks for joining us at JINGLE BELLES this week, more is ALWAYS merrier!!! ♥

(ps: had to laugh that you also have dr who firmly scheduled into your saturday evening, as i do, too!!! :) :) :)

Fabiola said...

hello, really cute and fun card, what a nice christmas case, thanks to play with us at CSAYL, hope to see you next time, biz

Heather said...

These are so cute!! Love the snowman images. And you didn't have anything to fear with the original, it's beautiful. Love the softeness of your "new" card and you used my favorite embossing folder, too! Thanks for playing with CSAYL.

Leikkaan Mervi said...

Hi Gorgeous C'mas card, thanks for showing the first one too!
Thanks for playing with CSAYL.

You could join in here too:

Patty Chalas said...

Such a pretty card, thank you for sharing it with us at CSAYL this week!!

linda said...

aww, both cards with that oh so cute snowman are fabulous christmas cards! thanks so much for playing along with us this month at penny black and more.

brenda said...

The really great take on inspirational card Debs using this sweet PB snowman.

Thank you so much for joining us at Penny Black and More challenge this month.

B x

Squirrel x said...

So gorgeous hun, I love it that Snowy has a puppy pal! Thanks for playing along at Winter Wonderland this week. Hugs, Sxx

Stephanie said...

Gorgeous Debs & I love Snowy - who doesn't?! Have a great evening hun xxx

Kathy Norman said...

Nice card, love your sweet snowman

Tracy said...

Fab Entry, thanks for joining Penny black & More @ Allsorts challenge, Good luck.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Sarah said...

Yohooo - Deb - you might want to go check out a post called 'oops' on my blog!

I can't tell you anymore, it would spoil the surprise!!!


Anonymous said...

Hey hunny, I LOVE both your cards and Nope you certainly can't go wrong with Snowy! 2 lovely card, Thanks for Playing along with us this time at ABC Christmas Challenge this time, Samantha :0)

Jayne A said...

Fabulous card. Thanks for joining us this time at SFTW

Little K Smith said...

Gorgeous cards, love the PB snowman, fab recycling n snow too!
Thank you for joining us and good luck :)
ABC Christmas DT

Helen said...

Awww...such a cute card! 'Snowy' was on the first Christmas card I blogged too! :0)
Thanks for playing at the ABC Christmas Challenge & CSAYL!
Helen x

xxxtglxxx said...

What a great idea for a challenge! :) You are right, thats a smashing image and looks so good on any card!

Love the crisp embossing and pastel colours and your first card is really cute too and still looks good today!



Deanne Clarke-Saunders said...

So sweet!!! Thanks for participating in CSAYL's challenge! Hope to see you again!!!