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Crafty Calendar Challenge

I found another challenge blog during my blog hopping adventures over the Christmas break. It's a new challenge blog and only up to its fourth challenge. This month's Craft Calendar Challenge is to make something with the theme of keeping warm. I had this little guy stamped but just sitting on my counter all pale and unloved, when I found the challenge blog there he was all ready and right on theme. This card is now all ready for Christmas 2010, I'm not going to start this early but I didn't want to waste the image because he really is one of my favourites.

Comments

Crafty Dawn said…
Well for a Snowman he looks really warm to me ;0)

beautifully coloured too

Love Dawn xx
Georgia said…
Such a stunning card Kathy - the snowman is so cute, and perfect for the theme of the challenge! I love your colouring and the buttons look fab! Thanks for joining us at the Crafty Calendar Challenge! :)
Georgia xx
Caroline said…
You have certainly captured the warm feeling with this card. I just love the colours and cute snowman. Thanks for joining us at the Crafty Calender Challenge. Caroline x
Kim. said…
Beautiful card, this image is also one of my favourites he is just so cute. Love your layout and that border punch is beautiful and works brilliantly with this card. Thanks for joining us this month.
Kim xXx - Crafty Calendar Challenges.
Ruth said…
Lovely cosy card,Ruth(Crafty Calendar Challenges)

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