Friday, 6 April 2012

A Christmas card - let it snow

I have a stamp with the sentiment 'Let it snow! Make it stop!' on - and did think about using that originally, given the conditions in some parts of the UK this week! I hope that anyone affected is keeping warm and safe.
In the end I opted for the spiral sentiment just saying 'Let It Snow' echoed by the 'snowball juggling act' and the swirls elsewhere :)

Hazel, over at her Craftyhazelnuts Christmas Challenge , set the rules for this week's challenge as 'Use a greeting or sentiment'. So, I chose the wording stamp first and worked out what to do with the rest of the card round it.

I used:

- 6" x 6" white square card stock

- background stamped in silver using a Stampendous 'Cling Snow Swirl' stamp, and a little set of Hero Arts 'Tiny Snowflakes' peg stamps to fill in some gaps

- image by Elzybells, stamped then coloured with Pro Markers and glittered with Glamour Dust

- sentiment, also by Elzybells, stamped using SU 'Real Red'

- a couple of diamante snowflakes, plus some diamante gems

Once again I'll say, it's such a shame that Elzybells stopped trading, I only discovered them when they were having their massive closing down sale and wish I'd known about them sooner. Their sentiments stamps were really fun :(

I made a couple of these cards exactly the same while the stuff was out, so two more for the Christmas card box, yay!!

Friday Feast will follow ASAP - lost the recipe but woke up in the night remembering where it is :)

Di
x

8 comments:

  1. Hello Di

    Your card is fabulous I love it.
    Love the sweet snowman and your brilliant sentiment.
    luv
    irene
    xxxx

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  2. Love the spiral sentiment and the jolly Santa juggling - thanks for joining in my CHNC challenge 66 - hope to see you again soon (new challenge tomorrow morning - and you might want to make a similar card!) x

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  3. Such a cute card Di, I miss elzybells too but ave noticed a few of her sets are back as she designs for penny black now. Hugs, Amanda x

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  4. Oh this is GORGEOUS. I LOVE it. I have that swirly snowflake stamp too! xx

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  5. Hi Di, yes I am playing catch up on my christmas cards too. hehe. this is super. hugs heidi x

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  6. Happy Good Friday Di hope your having a lovely day, your Christmas card is lovely so elegant too! what a beautiful swirl stamp not seen that one before its gorgeous and stands out really well and of course your image and sentiment complete your creation:)x

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  7. This is abfab love the snow swirl stamp and the cute image and everything is placed perfectly, and not to mention great for posting out.

    Kath x

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  8. Gorgeous card, Di! I love it!

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