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Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Snowman Hugs

Hello Everyone,

Hope you all had a great weekend...I sure had a good one...My son and one of his daughters took me to Christmas in the park..what a beautiful calm night, the singing was lovely, and Santa arrived suspended from a helicopter, sitting in his chair...a very brave man, I must say...
Thousands of people there, and the most spectacular fireworks display at the end, and a mans voice telling the story of Christ, as each firework went up, just beautiful...very moving.

And talking of very moving...I have made a card to share.

This is the story that went with this freebie image...


I was thinking about my daughter when I drew this picture and how she's going to miss her dad at Christmas. She's a daddy's girl and I thought how cute it would be to have a military snowman and a little girl hugging it.

However, not everyone has a family member serving overseas for the holidays and so I just went with the general idea of a little girl hugging the snowman.

But, now you know the origin of the image. :)

Now this drawing was done by my very talented team mate over at 'Make it Monday'  Lisa Minckler 



And, it really moved me when I read her story..I deal with people young and old everyday, and I here a lot of..".can't have a Ham this year, too expensive"...."What rubbish movies on Christmas day"..couldn't get" Watties peaches have to have Oak peaches, dont like Oak"...moan, moan, moan.. it made me think.......

Coloured with pencils, added lace, papers are Basic Grey 'Infuse'





Close up of image...I think it is a great drawing, cant tell if you can see the sparkles at this stage, but they are on her tights and hat, and the  snowmans scarf...all the snowflakes have glitter too, and used white gel pen for the dots around the image.AND..used my brand new circle die, had it on lay-by
for ages...always had the scallop one and used to cut the scallops off, but this is sooo much easier.

The sentiment is computer generated and the font is 'Storybook'.

So there you have it..a very brown card, but suited the image..
Hope I've done it justice Lisa...

I'm off to get ready for work...Tuesday morning for me, quite a long day today, then I have the boys after school and getting their tea done etc...then I can come home and crash...Amen!!

Luv CHRISSYxx


 

22 comments:

Doreen said...

How touching and sad. You have made a gorgeous card with this image Chrissy.xxx

Liz's creative corner said...

Chrissy it's lovely, fab image, love the colours and the white dots, your night out sounds fab, hugs Liz xx

Debbie said...

beautiful card Chrissy.What a touching story and such a gorgeous image.Love the use of browns.Glad you had a lovely time out with some of your family.Love Debbie x

Vicky said...

What a lovely story Chrissy....and sad too...and you are so right when we moan about the most trivial things...

You have made a gorgeous card with this sweet image blw...and the brown goes so well with it :o)

hope you had a lovely day....big hugs Vicky xx

Vicky said...

Do you know sweetie its so weird seeing tuesday when us here are still on monday lol. Sounds like you had such a super time & I'm happy you dod hun cus you sure deserve it sweetie.

The card is gorgeous & I really love this image it reminds me one of my fave winter films 'Jack Frost' where the boys dad dies in a crash & he comes back as a snowman.........this image reminds me of that film I love it!!!

Lotsa hugs Vicky xxx

Lisa Jane said...

oh its wonderful.. she is a very talented lady ..
Lisa x

Catherine said...

Awwwww lovely story and a fantastic card, love it!

Mary J said...

Ahhh, that is mega sweet Chrissy! I need to cuddle something...where's my dog...! Love the sprinkle of snow around the image too!

Tracey T said...

Wow, Chrissy, this is absolutely gorgeous. The image is beautiful and I love the way you've put the card together. Glad you had a great time at the Christmas in the park event - I love fireworks! xx

Susan Flynn said...

Like Vicky I also find it confusing when I see Tuesday on your header and it's still Monday here, I was thinking I was a day behind again but then remembered you're a day ahead of us!!! Such a moving story for your beautiful card, the image is so gorgeous and you have done it proud xx

Jane said...

Cards with a story are the best & very special. Happy Tuesday Morning from the Monday Evening gal xx

heidy said...

Oh Chrissy,how toughing and sad story and that image is gorgeous!
So is your card!
Great to hear that you had such a fine evening!
XXX Heidy

Fleur said...

A gorgeous card Chrissy, that image is heart-melting. Thanks for your lovely comment recently, I really appreciated it.
BIG HUGZ Fleur xXx

McCrafty's Cards said...

Gorgeous card Chrissy and the story behind the image is a little sad, but lets hope her Dad soon comes home safe, I love that lamp post too.
Kevin xx

Debbie said...

This is such a bitter sweet image, in how it reminds you of your daughter missing her Dad... It was beautifully drawn and beautifully put together.

Hugs
Debbie

Lisa M said...

HuGe SmIlEs!!! :D I had goosebumps from beginning of post to end. Your night out with Evil Kenevil Santa sounded amazing; but the fireworks with the story of Christ choked me up. I bet that was completely fantastic.
As for the card...I'm blown away! I can't believe how gorgeous it is. :) I love how you've colored the image. It really just looks beautiful and your lamp post couldn't be more perfect with it. I am so honored that you thought it was worthy of a card. PLUS....you lit the candle for the picture! :D YEAH, I finally got to see that.
You brought it all together so perfectly Chrissy. Beyond what I ever envisioned.
Thank you :)
Big HUGS,
Lisa and the family

Dora said...

This is gorgeous Chrissy, what a sad story though for the image. .. so good to hear you had a lovely weekend. Hugs xxx

fatmonica said...

It's a beautiful card.

Pop's Cards said...

Morning sweetie, this is absolutely gorgeous sweetie, hugs pops x

coops said...

so stunning chrissy.the snowman image is gorgeous and i love your wonderful colorus and design :D

xx coops xx

Molecraft said...

Such a moving story Chrissy and such a gorgeous image, lovely colours too! Sounds like you had a wonderful weekend!
Helen x

Cazza said...

Absolutely beautiful Chrissy!
Hugs,
Cazza
xxx