Sunday, November 15, 2009

C4E Challenge

The C4E recipe challenge is definitely becoming addictive! It never fails to take me outside my comfort zone. This week the three ingredients were to (1) follow the Sketch, (2) include a snowman and (3) use cotton wool. My first thought on seeing the words "cotton wool" were OMG!! I then looked at what the Design Team had come up with and saw a couple of them had used pre-manufactured cotton wool bally things. I knew I had some of those lurking in my brownie/rainbow stash and after 1/2 an hour of searching I found them. They were HUGE. Definitely couldn't use them on a 5 x 5 square card. Back to the drawing board. I resisted the idea of actually going to the bathroom and looking for cotton wool because it conjoured up memories of rainbows and brownies sticking cotton wool balls on huge sheets of sugar paper etc. Looked through all my stamps and cricut cartridges for a snowman and settled on a Hello Kitty snowman. But then, for same insane reason I reached for my Speaking of Winter cartridge which is currently for sale on UKS. I never use it but today it took me out of my box and got me looking at my snowman in a different light. Yes! I went to the bathroom and grabbed some cotton wool. Yes I used a snowman and Yes Yes Yes I created the greeting in foil using my new gadget!!! Am I pleased with the result? I think so.


  1. Hi Tinker, great card love that snowman, thanks for joining us at C4E this week.


  2. Tinker its an excellent take on the sketch and well done on covering the recipe in such a gorgeous way. Loving that snowman head, love it when you get something new from a cartridge. Am liking that foil girl, saw it done on a machine at show in Belfast yesterday, very interesting. Thanks for playing along again at c4e.

  3. fab card tink! love how your C is a snowman! thanks for joining us at c4e this week hugs mx

  4. Hi Tink,
    This is great. Love the lettering on the message & how you turned your snowman into a C. Thanks for joining us at C4E this week.
    Andie xx

  5. Very sweet... Love your little creative details that you added. Very awesome card!