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Monday, 23 November 2009

Meet "Noman, the Snowman"

Hiya everyone. Hope your all well and in good health!! Today I've got two posts for you. The first is for a most enjoyable project I'm entering into three challenges.......

Magical Crafts Fortnightly Challenge - Recipe

Creatalicious Challenge - Something for Christmas

Saturday Spotlight with Hidden Potential - Ornament

The recipe at MCFC required a Santa or Snowman image, something sparkly, ribbon and a Xmas flower!

In addition to "Something for Christmas" over at CC, snowflakes and sparkle/glitter were to be included.

SSwHP wanted an ornament or a project with an ornament on it, bearing in mind the rapidly approaching holiday season. Now, I've never done a challenge here before but apparently all forms of artwork are welcome!!

I think I've just about got my Chrimbo cards done this year so don't want to make too many more! I love ornaments - but ONLY at Christmas time, particularly snowmen!! They always remind me of Emily when she was little as she could never pronounce the word "snowman" properly!! LOL!

Now, I MIGHT have stretched it a little here as, I've actually made a snowman - for Christmas!!

I've used googly eyes and made his nose with card, all from stash.To give him a bit of colour I've used light pink copics on his cheeks. The hat I made with stash card.

As he still looked cold, I made him a little waistcoat from glittery snowflake white felt and used ribbon as a scarf and trim for his hat. His arms are made from sparkly wired ribbon. The buttons are from my stash.

His body, head and base is polystyrene from Hobbycraft, secured with photo glue and a cocktail stick. All ribbons used, felt, flowers, leaves and broom are also from Hobbycraft

I think he's lovely and am really looking forward to putting him on display this year - just can't decide where LOL!!

Thankyou for stopping by my blog here in cyberspace, please feel free to leave a comment, I do enjoy reading them and knowing you've popped in!

Take care everyone

Mel X


Emma said...

WOWZERS Mel your snowman is totally stunning...I love him!! Amazing creation and such an awesomw idea.
Hugs Emma x

Sue said...

I never met a snowman I didn't like, and I love yours. What a great project and what a wonderful job you did creating him.

Crafting Joanne said...

Fantastic 'Noman' I remember Emily and Noman, bless, and 'Curry' for a dolphin hehehe. Really love the snowman and fantastic detail.

Thanks for joining us for our latest challenge over on MCFC and good luck.


Joanne xx

P.S. If you really can't decide where to put him I'll happily find him a home :-)

Anonymous said...

Ahemmmmmm, think there could be guns at ten paces, if Joanne pinches
(kidding ya)...
So cute, you have done a fabbie job, so clever... the talent of you and Joanne must be in the
Thanks for playing at MCFC hun.
Good Luck.
Hugs Angel

Irene said...

Wow Mel, he is gorjuss!!!!! I love him to bits. What a fabbyidea.


the crafty duck said...

Mel he is gorgeous!!! An absolutely beautiful snowman, you're very clever!! An imnspired make!! love Steph

Carol Ann said...

Mel Mr Noman is absolutely fabulous and he has a gorgeous smile, well done!

Thank you for joining in the MCFC challenge.

Carol Ann xx

jackiescrafts said...

Wowee Mel he is just brilliant what a fantastic snowman and a brilliant idea. You are so talented
Thanke for joining us at MCFC

Hugs jackie x

Anonymous said...

HI Mel!! WOW!!! This is just adorable!! What a fabulous snowman!! i love all the details you've added to your ornament!! What fun!! I'm so glad you decided to join with us at Saturday Spotlight!! HUGS

Donna said...

Hi Mel,
What a wonderful creation, I love his little waistcoat too!
Thanks for joining in at MCFC - good luck, hugs,
Donna x

June Nelson said...

Aw Mel isnt that just the cutest little snowman in the whole world awwww, its only half five and you got me smiling!!! goregoues darl. oh and me titching isnt stitching too much of a hack to get the machine out lol just punched holes and joined it up he he. Have a lovely day and enjoy the sticky buns lol huggies form me xxxxxxxxx

Anonymous said...

Mel I can't even begin to tell you how much I love Norman - he is absolutely fantastic. You have done a super job - thanks for playing at MCFC and for sharing Norman with us - hugs Shell x

Anonymous said...

Wow I love, love, love your snowman! He's so darn cute! Thanks so much for playing along with us at Creatilicious....hope to see at next month's challenge.


Crystal said...

WOW WOW WOW This looks AWESOME!!!!! LOVE this, too cute!

Jessica G. said...

Such a fun snowman, sure to bring plenty of holiday smiles! Thanks for playing along in this week's Spotlight challenge!!

Cheryl said...

WOW your snowman is fantastic and all your embellishments are perfect!!!
thanks for joining us at Creatalicious.

Sheila said...

Hey Mel, Norman is one handsome chap!! hun, great job...he is super kool.:).
Sheila xx

Little K Smith said...

Hi Mel
This is a fabulous snowman. I've left you a little award on my blog, hope you like it.

jacque4u2c said...

You gave this little guy so much personality!!!! Looks fantastic!

Bec said...

Fabulous!!!... so beautiful.. thanks for joining us at creatalicious ..bec xx