Winter Blues With Mari Ko

It’s the fifth challenge at Mari Ko Creations and the theme is Winter Blues. For each challenge Mari Ko has a digi on special offer but as this is the first one of the new year she has made it available for free.

Materials used:  
Mari Ko Creations – Mrs Snowman (free for members of the Facebook Group or from the store)
X-Press It card
white card
blue card
silver mirri card
My Favorite Things – X’s and O’s
black archival ink pad
Copic pens
A4 snowflake embossing folder
A5 card blank1
Distress Oxide ink pads
watercolour brush

The image is printed on X-Press It card and coloured with Copics, the background is water coloured with diluted Distress Oxide ink in blues. When dry the image is trimmed and matted onto silver mirri card

The front of the card blank is covered with a slightly smaller piece of blue card. An A4 sheet of card is embossed using the snowflake folder and trimmed to fit the front of the card allowing for a narrow blue border to show.

Finally the topper is attached to the card base and the sentiment stamped at the bottom.

I got a bit carried away with the blues and even added some to the tip of her nose to make her look frozen!

Thanks for dropping in. Take care.


Entering the following challenges:
Mari Ko Designs Challenge #5 – Winter Blues
That’s Crafty Challenge – Feeling Blue
Addicted To Stamps – Baby It’s Cold Outside
Crafty Sentiments – Winter
Lemon Shortbread #59 – Anything Goes
Unicorn Challenge #28 – Anything Goes
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends #73 – Anything Goes
Inspiration Destination #142 – Anything Goes/optional twist Wet or Dry Embossing
Polka Doodles Craft Challenge – Winter Birthday
A Bit More Time To Craft #60 – Anything Goes
A Bit More Time To Craft Extra – January Anything Goes
Artistic Inspirations #192 – Anything Goes
12 Months of Christmas Link Up #37 – Optional Theme – A Touch of Frost



About Pippa

I started crafting at an early age though not always successfully, my pillowcase tennis dress has, thankfully, disappeared into history. Funnily sewing is not something I enjoy! My favourite crafty activity has to be card making, especially stamping which I have been doing for over 20 years and am still a beginner, there is always something new to learn. I also enjoy knitting and crochet. I am not an artist, cannot even draw a straight line with a ruler, but I love colouring in, which is why stamping appeals so much. I am married, have recently retired from being a part time HLTA at a local village primary school, have two grown up daughters, both married and a mad cat called Finnegan. That, in a nutshell, is me.
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10 Responses to Winter Blues With Mari Ko

  1. Tracey says:

    A very cute little snowman card. Thank you for joining in with the Feeling Blue Blog Challenge.
    Best Wishes Tracey DT

  2. jmhave44 says:

    What a cute Miss Snowie, and the touch of blue on her nose was a delightful whimsical detail. Love the wonderful blue hat & posey, and your background is soft & icy too. Don’t you just love the Xpress when working with copics? The sparkle of the mirror frame added more icy feel – it looks very holographic. This is a truly lovely card! TFS & Happy wkend. Hugs

  3. anyasofia says:

    Lovely card and thanks for sharing at our ‘BABY IT’S COLD OUTSIDE’ challenge at Addicted to Stamps, hope to see you again next challenge..♥
    {aNNie}DT Addicted To Stamps Challenges

  4. Maria D. says:

    Lovely card. Thank you for joining us at Crafty Sentiments Designs.

  5. Rae Ann says:

    The silver card gives a great pop of shine and the embossing gives great texture. Love the soft look of the colors.

    Thank you for joining us at Li’l Patch of Crafty Friends for our challenge.

  6. ANNA says:

    This is so beautiful… love it! Thanks for joining us at Crafty Sentiments this week! Anna Dt

  7. Hi this is a stunning card. Thank you for joining us for the current challenge at the Unicorn Challenge blog. Hugs Jackie (DT)

  8. This is gorgeous Thanks for joining us in our Anything Goes challenge at Polkadoodles
    Michelle DT

  9. Helen Haines says:

    What a cutie. Thank you for joining us the Polkadoodles Crafting Challenge week 3 Helen DT

  10. Vannessa says:

    Fun image and I love the mirror card behind it too. Thank you so much for joining in the <a href=" Anything Goes Challenge this time. Hope to see you again.

    Hugs, Vannessa
    Polkadoodles Design Team

    P.S. Apologies for the late comment – time just got away from me!

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