Wednesday, 23 November 2016

Mr Snowman Shaker Card

Hi everyone. I hope you're all well and happy today. This is my last card for Crafting by Designs, sob, sob. In case you didn't see my last post I'm sadly stepping down from the design team as I'm really struggling with my health at the moment. Happily Doris, the coordinator of the blog, has left the door open for me to return if my health improves which is so lovely of her.
Right on to the new Get Ready For Christmas challenge at Crafting by Designs. My card uses the wonderful Mr Snowman from the A Day For Daisies store. There are loads of gorgeous stamps and some free ones at the moment there too. Here is my DT card.

A close up of the snowman ....

Gilding wax on the poinsettias .....

And finally all shook up (feel free to start singing here 😊)......

The prize for this week's challenge is...

Prize - $12 gift certificate to store.
Wow, what a fantastic prize that is! You'd really have fun spending that. 
Card Ingredients.
Card Blank- 6" x 6" Craftwork Cards.
Stamp- A Day For Daisies 'Mr Snowman' digi stamp.
Sentiment- Lawn Fawn 'Ready Set Snow'
Paper- First Edition 'Gilded Winter'.
Cardstock- Create and Craft 'Linen White Card'. Glitter from stash.
Medium- Copic 'Ciao and Sketch' Marker Pens.
Dies- Tattered Lace Essentials 'Circles'. Memory Box 'Snow globe Bases'. Creative Expressions 'Holly Accessory Kit' and Swirling Stars'. Poppy Stamps 'Blooming Poinsettia Lg'. Lawn Fawn 'Ready Set Snow'.
Craft Foam from The Range.
Acetate from Crafters Companion.
Vellum from Chloe's Creative Cards.
Other Stuff- Little Things from Lucy's Cards 'Vintage Christmas' (sequin mix). Creative Expressions 'Snow White Micro Beads' and 'Golden Light' Gilding Wax. Twinklets 'Diamond Dust'. Pearls from Anita's.

I'd like to enter the following challenges:-
I want to say a big thank you to everyone who gave me advice on how to make a successful shaker card. After a few mistakes and one near disaster, when I dropped a full pot of the sequin mix on the floor which my fantastic hubby, on his knees with damp kitchen towels, picked up as much as was humanly possible and stopped me from crying, I finished the card and the bits didn't drop out the bottom, Yay!
I'll still be making and posting cards as often as I'm able so don't think I'm going anywhere but I've really appreciated the supportive comments you've left for me.
Just for me to remind you about the challenge and another chance to add more Christmas cards to your pile if you've already been playing along or the chance to start them at Crafting by Designs.
See you all again when I've more cards to share with you.
Debra x


  1. Wow wow wow!! This is completely gorgeous Debra!! I love that darling snowman inside the snowglobe!! Such a cool design with your gold and pretty poinsettia flowers sparkly like the rest of your design!! So pretty and I'm sure you will be missed on the team, but your health is very important and I do hope you will feel better at some point without the struggle my friend! HUGS and well wishes

  2. Oooohhhh.... Debra, this shaker card is just delightful!! I pinned it immediately!
    So clean, festive and sweet creation!! Love the gold and white combo and this Mr Snowman looks so cute in his globe!! Your design is very elegant, love that paper, the gorgous poinsettias and the starry spry!! The shining poinsettias are stunning, the gilding wax give them a so precious feel!!
    Your hubby has been so lovely and supportive picking on all the sequins from the floor! The variety of sequins shapes and the microbeads make your globe fabulous!
    I'm sad for your last creation as DT on the challenge, but surely your healt is the most important thing...I wish you will feel better (and enter again in the team!)
    Hugs my friend, send you kisses and hugs!

  3. Oh wow this is completely stunning!! Shakers are hard work aren't they!! Love the gold it's so classy and those poinsettias are just stunning!!
    Lucy x

  4. I love your shaker card!! It is stunning, elegant & beautiful!!
    Happy Thanksgiving to you & your family!

  5. Hi Debra, looking forward to seeing your creations when you are able, love your card it looks great, shaker cards still elude me, static is my main issue with them. wishing you better health it really is the most important thing... have a lovely week... Megan

  6. Debra if you don't post you make sure you still email me. I will miss seeing your inspiring work as this one is, love your card and that image is fabulous. Your added goodies are always a joy to see. I know you have not been well and sending you the biggest of hugs until I squeeze you so tight you can't go {aNNie}

  7. Oh Debra this is just stunning I love how you created this and ugg about the sequins so sweet of your hubby to help you out mine would grab the vacuum lol have a wonderful day and feel better soon hugs Nikki

    1. If your son is a serious Tea Addict then that will be a serious Tea Tease lol It's all really tasty I've tried a lot of them and HAVE So many Favorites, they change daily or seasonally depending and lately they have been having sales on which makes me want to get more but I already have 30 different types at home so I'm trying to be good --- So HARD TO DO LOL

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  9. I love this gorgeous card! Shakers are my fave and this one is perfection... hope it's ok but I want to pin it to my Shaker Card board on Pinterest.
    The design is brilliant and so pretty with the little bits of gold throughout.
    I just read you have health issues and I do hope it gets better for you.

  10. What a gorgeous design and details on your shaker card Debra.

    Hugs Diane

  11. This is absolutely delightful Debra.
    I'm so sorry to read that you are unwell, you do right to take a break from your commitments and concentrate on relaxing. Really hope you feel better soon. Anne xx

  12. Fires are close but not a threat to us. They were lit by a fire bug so a lot of damage and it has all flared up today..The ashes are in our pool.. Hope all's good your way.x{aNNie}

  13. Another wonderful card, Debra! Your sequin mishap story made me laugh. You have a very patient husband!! I'm sorry to hear that you haven't been feeling well. I hope cutting back helps and you feel much better soon. xoxo Janet


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Debra x