Monday, August 22, 2022

Sunbathing Snowman

Join me for our new challenge over at Christmas with the Cuties!  Our theme for this challenge is "Frosty the Snowman was a jolly ..." - operative word being "Snowman" so we want you to include a snowman somewhere on your card and don't forget, your creation must be Christmas themed and feature a cute image.  

We have moved to a JUST FOR FUN challenge and I hope you will continue to play along so you have a chance to proudly display our Winners Badge or Top 3 Badge.

This image is Snowman Sunbathing by Kinda Cute.  It's such a cute image and I've had it for a while but have always been stumped on how I was going to use it.  I thought about layers of tropical Christmas paper but it just wasn't working for me so I decided to go simple and I love it!

I started by creating a beach background with Distress Oxide Inks using the following:
  • Sand: Antique Linen, Rusty Hinge and Frayed Burlap
  • Water: Cracked Pistachio and Salty Ocean
  • Sky: Squeezed Lemonade,  Spiced Marmalade and Abandoned Coral
I stamped the sentiment using the Merry Christmas set by Say it with Stamps then I fussy cut the snowman and applied some foam strips to the back.  I thought the sky was missing something so I added some clouds using die-cuts by Paper Roses.

Now it's your turn to show us your Christmas project and make sure you check out the Design Team's creations for some inspiration and remember - projects must be Christmassy and have to be Cute!

Christmas Kickstart Challenge - Never in a Nativity #65 (Aug 31) .
Time Out Challenges - Make your own Background #220 (Aug 24) .
The Funkie Junkie Boutique - Chillin' in the Heat (Aug 23) .
Simon  Says  Stamp - Christmas (Aug 24) .


  1. Ohmygolly!! This is SO stinkin’ CUTE!!! We’re Florida ‘snowbirds’ every winter now, so this definitely resonates with me with our home on the Emerald Coast!! You hit the mix of colors on the sunny beaches of the Atlantic side; spot on!! Your card has to be one of the COOLEST “summer Christmas” ideas I’ve ever seen! Thanks so very much for sharing this with us at The Funkie Junkie Boutique Challenge!!

  2. This is really adorable. And, living in San Diego, this is exactly how Christmas would be. Thanks so much for playing along at Time Out.

  3. Cute. Cute. Cute. Love the colors. Thanks for entering The Funkie Junkie Boutiques Challenge.

  4. I absolutely ADORE this card! Being a Floridian, this image would be perfect for me...gotta go check it out. Thanks so much for linking this cute card to our HLS Christmas gallery!

  5. This is a super cute card! Love the background! Thanks for joining us at The Funkie Junkie Boutique!