Monday, December 30, 2019

Adorable Vintage Snowmen

Hello friends, welcome and thanks so much for stopping by. For those of you who have been wondering where I have been - it has been a challenging time in the lead up to Christmas - more than usual.  My brother had a massive cardiac arrest and only survived thanks to a Specialist being on hand in the ER - he had a stent and a pacemaker fitted and just when we started to relax - only a couple of days later he had another - thankfully they feel they have dealt with the problem and he is going well at this time...so....that was a little stressing not to mention distracting.  There has also been a very tragic loss in our extended family - heartbreaking!  Our adorable Grandson has been staying on a regular basis and I love that but it does mean time in the Studio is very limited - if at all...I am blessed to be able to be so 'present' in his little life -so am not complaining - but seriously -roll on 2020!!

In the meantime I have managed to create something - a gorgeous vintage Snowman - Sallianne McClelland shared these with us at a 'It's Almost Christmas Getaway' which I was privileged enough to teach at as well.  You can click on the above link and see some photos.  The original designer of these adorable Snowmen is Sue Pelletier . I can take no credit in any way for designing these - I was inspired by her beautiful work and added my own touches.

I have used a recycled Jam jar, recycled Sari Ribbon,vintage buttons and lots of embellishments from my stash!!

The Owl on the branch is made with Air Dry Clay and has been coloured using Chameleon Pens I added two owls as I created this for a gift and our friend whooooo loves owls!! LOL!  The sentiment is from an older Kaisrcraft Christmas Collection - although it is a sticker I glued it onto the jar - sure to make sure it doesn't go anywhere!

I may be a little addicted to these Snowmen - but can you blame me!! The three in the photo take pride of place in our Christmas cupboard - the two in the left were made by me and the one of the right was gifted to me  by Sallianne after the Workshop!

These snowmen are linked to the following challenges:
Allsorts - Anything Goes
Crafting by Design - Anything Goes
Just Us Girls - Anything Goes 
Crafter's Castle Anything Goes
The Paper Shelter - Anything Goes
613 Avenue Create - Anything Goes w/Optional Twist: Doodling or Zentangle
International Art & Soul Anything but a Card 
Brown Sugar - Anything Goes
Pixie's Crafty Workshop - Anything Goes using snippets
Aud Sentiments Challenge - Christmas/Winter + ASentiment
Word Art Wednesday - Anything Goes
Crafty Gals Corner - Tis the Season
Everybody-Art-Challenge - Winter Landscape or Christmas Color

Thank you for your comments and all of the support you give me - you make blogging such an amazing place to be!! Your encouragement is such a blessing for me - it makes my day! God bless you!
                                                          {{{hugs}}} and happy creating


  1. Oh Linda, what a stressful time - but what a blessing to have Noah with you and being able to be 'there' for him. I pray things are easing now. Your snowmen are adorable, as are those cute wee owls!
    Thank you for joining us at the current Word Art Wednesday challenge
    WAW DT

  2. He looks super, thank you for joining us at Allsorts , xxxx

  3. What an adorable snowman! So wonderfully made and I love the little owl on his hat 😁. Thanks so much for joining us at A Vintage Journey! Creative wishes! Jo x

  4. These are such fun. Thank you for joining in with my anything goes challenge at Allsorts.
    Lynn x

  5. What wonderful snowmen. I hope 2020 brings you health and happiness xx

  6. Very sweet with that fun Snowman, many thanks for sharing and joining us at Allsorts challenge.

    B x

  7. Sorry to hear you've been through so much!Life can be tough at times! I hope your brother is out of the woods now!
    What an adorable snowman!
    Thanks for sharing your talent with us at QKR Stampede this week!
    Good Luck
    Crafty Hugs
    Dawn xx

  8. Fun cute projects. Thanks for sharing over at Aud Sentiments.

  9. Wonderful snippets snowmen Linda! And what a stressful time you've been having - here's hoping that 2020 brings better health and much happiness to you and your family.


    Di xx

  10. Your snowman is totally adorable. I can see how they would be additive. Thanks for joining us at A Vintage Journey

  11. These are super cute. Thanks for sharing your projects with us at international art and Soul.
    Debbie DT

  12. Oh Linda sometimes life just gets in the way of crafting darn it. Your vintage snowman is adorable. Such a lovely design. Thank you for joining us over at Crafty Gals Corner Challenges. Best of luck and hope to see you again soon. Take care, DT~Jana Forrest


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