Thursday 25 November 2010

I is for...... 'Ice and Snow' ABC Challenge

Good Afternoon!
Apologies this should have been posted yesterday but I was having a real nightmare with blogger!
Anyway, it's time for another ABC Challenge and this time we want you to think of Ice and Snow for the letter I.
This week we are sponsored by Wags and Whiskers, whom have kindly donated a fab prize.
Please remember you can only combine our challenge with a maximum of 4 others, you can enter more than once but each time must be a different project, ie card, layout etc

I have chosen to make a word book using some gorgeous paper from Basic Grey's Jovial collection and teamed it with lots of lovely images from Magnolia. I created the letters on my computer using the font 'Rockwell' then printed them onto card and covered with the DP's.
I spritzed the entire book with Irridescent Gold Glimmer Mist for some added sparkle then coloured for England yeah! I used a Marrianne D snowflake die set to embellish and plenty of ribbon from my stash.
I know it will be a bit long winded but in case you wish to know what I've used I will include a ProMarker crib sheet for each of the characters.
I am entering this in the following challenges:
I Love Promarkers - #42 'Anthing Goes - with a bit of Sparkle'
Passion for Promarkers - 'Old and New' (Old stamps, and New papers)
A Spoonfull of Sugar - #131 'Anything Goes'
ABC Christmas Challenge - 'X is for Xmas'
Really Reasonable Ribbon - #12 'Christmas Theme'
Pile it On - #46 'Winter Means...' (Snow)
Totally Papercrafts - #43 'Snow and Snowflakes'
Top Tip Tuesday - #11 'Layer on Layer'
Simon Says - 'Let it Snow'

ProMarker Recipe for Snowman
Hat and Scarf: Pear Green, Moss
Hat Trim and Bobble: Ivory, Vanilla
Gloves: Poppy, Crimson
Buttons: Cool Grey 4 and 5
Nose: Apricot
ProMarker Recipe for Unwrapped Tilda
Blush, Soft Peach
Hair: Sandstone, Cinnamon, Cocoa
Apron: Ivory and Vanilla
Dress Sleeves and Hair Bow: Cool Aqua
Socks: Ivory, Vanilla, Cool Aqua
Box: Sandstone, Cinnamon
Wrapping Paper: Poppy, Crimson
Label: Pear Green
Tag and String: Ivory, Vanilla, Sandstone

Santa's Little Helper:
Skin: Blush, Soft Peach
Hair: Sandstone, Cinnamon
Hat and Dress: Poppy, Crimson
Apron and Hat Trim: Ivory Vanilla
Tights: Ivory, Vanilla, Pear Green, Moss

Edwin and Tilda Skating
Skin: Blush, Soft Peach
Hair: Sandstone, Cinnamon
Hat and Jumper: Cinnamon, Shale
Hat Trim: Ivory and Vanilla
Jeans: Cornflower, Midnight Blue
Gloves: Sandstone, Cinnamon
Boots: Pastel Blue, Cool Grey 3
Skin: Blush, Soft Peach
Hair: Cinnamon, Cocoa, Shale
Coat and Gloves: Poppy, Crimson
Coat Trim and Socks: Ivory and Vanilla
Boots: Pear Green, Moss, Cool Grey3

I finished the book by distressing everything with Frayed Burlap Distress Ink.

Hope you like this project and I look forward to seeing your work over at ABC.
Happy Crafting!


  1. Hiya

    these are amazing, fabulous work and gorgeous papers. Thanks for joining us at tpc


  2. These are brilliant, such special cards, thanks for joining us at I ♥ ProMarkers.

  3. Wow, what a labour of love, so much work and it's turned out beautifully - it's a real Christmas treasure.

    Nicki, xx

  4. Hi ya
    wow fabulous creations, gorgeous papers,thank you for joining us at Totally Papercrafts this week, hope to see you next time, sue,x

  5. All fabulous as usual Clare ! Glad you got blogger to behave :-) Thanks for joining us at PfP. Sue C x

  6. Wow, stunning work Clare. Thanks for joining us with our special PfP challenge and blog hop, good luck.
    Hugs Tracy x

  7. wow!!! this is stunning the images and fab papers.lots of beautiful details.
    thanks for joining us at PFP and good luck :D

    xx coops xx

  8. Wow, what a great project. Thanks for joining us at PFP :o)

  9. Oh this is fabulous.
    Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamps Challenge.

  10. What a fabulous little Christmas book! Thanks so much for joining our Really Reasonable Ribbon challenge.

  11. This is so beautiful,I love the images and the colours.
    So gorgeous papers.

    Hugs Riet.x

  12. Amazing project, so beautiful! Thanks for joining us at the ABC Christmas Challenge and good luck! Hugs Delphine xx

  13. Hi Clare, what a stunnign word book. The images are adorable and your colouring is fab. Thanks for joining in with our special challenge and blog hop over at PFP. Hugs, Denise x

  14. This is gorgeous and such a cute snowman.
    Thanks for joining us at OSAAT challenge this week.
    Best wishes, Sharon

  15. WOW !!!! this is just fantastic !!! I love this Clare ,, it must have taken you hours to make this ,, but so well worth it ! brilliant !!

    thanks for joining us on the Simon Says Stamp, ABC Xmas and TPC Challenges :-)
    Lols x x x

  16. awww its cute clare,and super sweet in real life too, karen showed me hers today!! hugs Lou xxx

  17. Thank you so much for sharing your fabulous card with us and joining in the fun at Passion for ProMarkers.

    Caryn xxx

  18. Such gorgeous projects. Love the designs and the colours also. Thanks for joining us this week at PFP. Hugs Michele x

  19. Absolutely fabulous, Clare. Love, love, love it and that snowman image is my fave of ALL the ones I've seen this year (and there have been many, lol). Thanks for taking part at I ♥ Promarkers this week.

  20. What an amazing and fabulous project!
    Thanks for entering the Top Tip Tuesday Challenge

  21. Hi Claire love your altered item the dp and images are beautiful.

    Thanks for joining in with us over on ABC Christmas Challenge

    Jayne xx

  22. Lovely book clare, great colours. I just love the tilda stamps.
    Fi xx

  23. So gorgeous...such a lovely book.
    Thanks for joining us at PFP and good luck.
    Hugs Emma x

  24. Wow Claire, this is stunning!! Love the papers and the vintage vibe! Thanks for sharing it with us at PFP this week. Juliexx

  25. these are great .thanks for joining us at I ♥ promarkers this week

  26. ooh this is fabulous!!... :0)..thanks for joining us at PFP...Debs x

  27. Hi Clare,
    One word, WOWSERS!!! I love it in all it's gorgeousness. Thanks for joining our special challenge at Passion For Promarkers.
    Andie xx


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