Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Tree-Decorating Snowman and Snowflakes...Serendipity October Blog Hop and Half-way Challenge Reminder~Celebrate Anything

Hello

I'm delighted to welcome you to the Serendipity Stamps October Blog Hopwhere this month's theme is Celebrate Anything, using Anything Goes techniques.  The door is wide open to unlimited possibilities!

When you hop along with us (you should have arrived here from wonderfully talented Patti Kehl's blog), you'll be treated to some dazzling creativity AND and a prize opportunity. 

Here's the hop order:


Leaving comments puts you into the running for a prize: a $20 gift certificate to one commenter randomly selected from all the blogs. You can leave comments through to midnight October 23; the winner will be announced on Mary's blog on Monday, Oct. 24.


Christmas is coming wayyyyy too quickly, so I've decided to make at least a 'wee' dent in the 'must make' card list. Today, I'm celebrating Christmas with two techniques. The first is one I do my best to avoid - watercolour (yep, the challenge to get it right persists) - but given the darling image calling for attention, I couldn't resist. Out came my Prisma watercolour pencils, paired with a very light touch in adding water. The results make me smile! Please say hello to this incredibly cute, brand new Snowman Decorating Tree, in the midst of a flurry of Ink Spots snowflakes.


My second card features another newcomer to the Serendipity shop: the Snowflake Reverse Die.  I cut the snowflakes from white cardstock, and adhered the panel to a teal background. A second pass of the die, using silver shimmer card stock, gave me another set of snowflakes that I offset slightly over the openings. The peeks of teal through the silver is really pretty in real life.  An easy-to-make card, perfect for mass producing...



Before I send you off on your *merry* way, a trio of important items:
  • Sale Alert! This week's sale will be free shipping on US orders of $25 or more,  good Wednesday, Oct. 19th through Sunday the 23rd.  No coupon code required.  Happy shopping!

Whatever you choose, be sure to include at least one Serendipity Stamps image (stamp or die) on your design!  
  • A reminder that the stamp of the month (50% off) for October is the so pretty Pumpkin Border.  


That's it from me; the stage is now yours!

Looking forward to seeing your creativity in the gallery!
Be sure to link up at the challenge blog by Midnight US EST October 30.

Thank you for spending part of your day with me; your visit brings me joy!

26 comments:

  1. What a delightful duo of cards, Carol! Oh my, that first one had me smiling with delight. You've done a stellar job of watercoloring the delightful image. I like the depth I see in the watercoloring. And the snowflakes on the second card look fabulous offset the way you have them. That teal color is so pretty. I'm sure it's wonderfully shimmery. This is a real winner of a post! Thanks so much for sharing. Hugs!! :)

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  2. Wonderful cards Carol (look there's two Jeanne's in a row - how unusual! LOL!) Your CAS snowman is perfect and the snowflakes look amazing! Love the glitter!

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  3. Your snowman is adorable Carol! Love the second card two with the snowflakes! Beautiful cards for the hop!
    Thank you again for all the support you have given me, not sure if I told you that yet.

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  4. Sweet cards. You snowman is colored perfect. TFS

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  5. Oh Carol, both of your cards are absolutely stunning!! I adore that sweet little snowman and your snowflakes are so pretty and fun especially with the touch of metallic and sparkle! :) HUGS

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  6. Your first card is so cute, and your second card has just blown me away with how stunning and elegant it is.

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  7. These cards are just great. Love the different styles. Thanks.

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  8. Fabulous cards!! Really love your colored pencil and water coloring!! :D

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  9. Wonderful cards. I love the little snowman but the teal snowflake card is fabulous!

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  10. What an adorable snowman and the snowflake card is spectacular!

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  11. Beautiful cards! Love that fabulous reverse snowflakes die!

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  12. The teal background and silver snow flakes look great together but what most caught my eye was the brown coat the snowman is wearing. I found that one color really drew in my attention.

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  13. Layering the snowflakes give them
    some depth.
    The coloring is great.
    Love the stamp.
    thanks for sharing.

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  14. These are wonderful, Carol! Love the cute little snowman w/ the happy colors & your snowflake card is just lovely.

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  15. Great job watercoloring this cute image and love the offset snowflakes.

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  16. Love the sweet snowman and so nicely colored. The snowflake card is neat!!

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  17. Carol, your snowman is adorable, wonderful coloring! And love the reverse cut for your snowflakes. What a wonderful set of cards to send in the mail!

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  18. Your cards are
    so lovely and
    the snowman is
    cute!
    Carla from Utah

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  19. That snowman is just perfect! Love the snowflakes!!

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  20. Love these beautiful, frosty cards, Carol! The snowman is colored perfectly!

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  21. Beautiful snowflakes! Love the snowman; both cards are gorgeous.

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  22. Adorable little snowman, Carol ... and such crisp, frosty snowflakes ... they're gorgeous! Hugs, Anita :)

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  23. 2 great cards! I especially love the sweet image of the first--beautiful coloring, Carol!

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