Monday, 9 April 2012

Snow scene

This week's challenge over at Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge is 'White Christmas'. I'd really done that for last weeks challenge with the 'Let it snow' card and wondered what to make now. But, a quick rummage through last years Christmas cards turned up a lovely snow scene so out came the trimmer, the ruler (lots of measuring here) and a load of Christmas stuff to have a play:
I used:

- A5 white linen card stock

- red backing card

- white 'crackled ice' card, with the border punched using a MS Aspen Snowflakes PATP set

- trimmed 'recycled' card front with the corners rounded, mounted onto more red card and then onto the snowflake edged white card - a lot of measuring here!

- white double satin ribbon, with pearlescent edging from the ribbon box (bought from Hobbycraft), plus a little snowflake charm tied with pearlescent narrow cord

- Craftwork Cards sentiment backed with red circle of card, punched using a SU round punch

- and, confession, three aurora borealis gems down the right hand edge - to hide some really marginally imprecise punching on my part, but it was annoying me. It was just a whisker out but PATP sets are very unforgiving :(

Done - and another one for the Christmas card box!



Gillian R said...

Beautiful card Di. I quite fancied making a Xmas card the other day. Your great card has inspired me to get on with it.

Amanda said...

Gorgeous card Di, love the idea of reusing last years cards. And wow you are brave attempting a PATP, tried one once and never again was more stressful than a full day at work lol. Hugs, Amanda x

Sarn said...

Absolutely great. We'd never have noticed the imprecise bit . . . but I know what you mean about something not being right and it annoying you! I'm the same!

Your Christmas box must be quite full now. Way to go xxx

Anonymous said...

Wonderful snowy Christmas card Di and a great idea to recycle the image. You are very organised making your cards this early!

Have a lovely Monday xx

Lyn said...

Great card, great recycling and I love the border round the winter scene. Take care, Lyn x

Catherine said...

Fab Christmas card, love the red and white....

Annie said...

Your Christmas card box must be filling fast now Di. You are so well prepared :-)
A x

Sandra H said...

Morning Di, Oh what a lovely card it's stunning, that snowflake border is gorgeous and what a great frame it's created so beautiful, as is the main snow scene great use of recycled card, just love your ribbon and snowflake charm too a great finish for your challenge,l also entered too on your advise it's a great challenge and helps to created lots of christmas cards and brings down the list, enjoy your day:)x

Hazel said...

Super card - love the snowflake border - really accurate measurement! - thanks for joining in my CHNC challenge 67 - hope to see you again soon - and thanks for giving my CHNC challenges a mention in the roll call x

May said...

Lovely card Di, Love red and white together and fabby border, I must take a leaf from your book and get on with some christmas cards myself, Fab idea!!! Hugs May x x x

Elizabeth said...

Hello Di, not long home from the trip to Dumfries and Galloway and warmed up enough to fire up the computer. The card is great - there's something very satisfying about upcycling old Christmas cards. The PATP border is gorgeous. Elizabeth x

Kathleen said...

Great card Di, love the snowflake border, I really struggle with those, make loads of messes.Hope you remember who sent you which card and don't send them the one back that they sent you, lol.
You must have quite a collection of Christmas cards by now, keep up the good work, you'll be glad you did.

Kath x

Jules said...

Hi Di

That Christmas card box must be filling up nicely .. .. and it is only Easter!!! You must be well chuffed.

Love all the punch work.

Love Jules xx

Hettie said...

Di you are scaring me!! That card is not pink - AGAIN! AND it is a Christmas card and not on 25th of the month!! Way tooo organised for your own good!
Lovely card though. I have 3 PATP sets and I have yet to actually do one yet other than a test on 3 sides!! Maybe I will now!! (Need to find the instructions though!)

Bernie said...

Beautiful up-cycled Christmas card Di! I know what you mean about something not being right and annoying you, I've had a lot of cards end up in the trash as a result but you made a superb recovery here.