Tuesday, 16 October 2012

Snowflakes

The challenge right now over at Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge is 'Snowflakes'. I love snowflakes on Christmas cards, and in real life too - until we either get snowed in or it turns to grey, icy slush :(

So, I set to with glee the other day and made this:
I'd love to say I stamped this myself - but I ain't that clever and it's good old Penny Black Stickeroos once again.

I used:

- 6" x 6" white card stock with the edge punched using MS Aspen Snowflakes punch and a strip of purple card from the snippets folder as backing 

- more purple card from the snippets folder to back the image and sentiment

- matt silver card scattered with shiny silver snowflakes - not sure where I bought this from

- Penny Black Stickeroo image and sentiment from the 'Christmas Sparkle' sheet

- three small diamantes in the centres of the snowflakes on the image and a silver holographic peel off star on top of the tree. That's the thing that jarred when I first thought to use this image - the star was yellow and it just didn't look right, good old peel offs to the rescue

- and not a scrap of ribbon, pink or a nail head in sight :)

Shades of purple and mauve could be the new pink for me :)

And just look, Winter Wonderland's current challenge is to take inspiration from this really gorgeous photo:
I think the white tree, colour mauve and snowflakes qualify :) 

Di
x

21 comments:

Elizabeth said...

Lovely card - another Stickeroo to lust after :) I love snow too, but only from the inside out, that is I like looking out from my cosy centrally heated haven at a pristine and white world ... don't ask me to go out in it though ... a red nose and blue lips just do not suit! Your up late again :) Hugs, Elizabeth xx

scrappymo! said...

I agree with Elizabeth...I like looking at snow outside my window...I do not like trudging through the frozen mess to get to the communal mailbox 6 doors down.
Several lazy people never shovel their sidewalks and it is just a mess of frozen ruts and footprints for weeks on end.
So...I'l take my snow on your card or any pretty card instead!!! Very pretty.

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

woo hoo what a great card Di, believe it or not they had spring snow up on the Northern Tablelands (at Guyra) just over the hills from here, about three hours - 18cm of snow in fact and in Oct. is very rare!! never here of course flat out having a frost..
.. and really love your bling trees down below and trying not to be too green at the WOYWW crop news.. love Shaz.x

Amanda said...

very pretty card Di, love the colours too. Hugs, Amanda x

Caz said...

Ooooo, pretty, pretty, pretty. I'm a bit of a snowflake nut too. Love this Di.
Hugs
Caz x

Karen said...

Lovely card, the colours blend together well. Has it got a blue tone to it? Love the purple baubles too - Christmas is coming.....

Sandra (Stamping For Pleasure) said...

Snowlicious card here Di. Pwetty colours too! Love it.

Hugs
Sarn xxx

Hazel said...

Beautiful card, Di - I love those shades of purple and lilac - thanks for joining in my CHNC challenge 94 - hope to see you again soon. x

Anonymous said...

I love the pristine white winter wonderland but the reality is often the icy, slushy mess when you're trying to get to work!! Another stunner Di, love those Stickeroos and such pretty colours.

Hugs
Brenda

Twiglet said...

Great C card Di - oh and happy birthday to Len for yesterday too. x Jo

MaryH said...

You always do the most magical things with PB stickers. This one is great! Love the color combo and it's a lovely card. Hugs

Miria said...

Hi, Di. Such a lovely card, perfect for this week's challenge at Winter Wonderland, hugs, Miria xx

downrightcrafty said...

hi Diane, beautiful take on our photo inspiration, thank you for joining at the Winter Wonderland
Hugs Kate xx

Sandra H said...

This is gorgeous Di and brilliant for both challenges these stickeroos are so handy to use and yours always are placed with lovely papers and great layouts so lovely!! x

Kathleen said...

Another really lovely card Di, looks really wintery and I love the colours of this stickeroo, great papers too.

Kath x

505whimsygirl said...

Hello again Di,

Love this Christmas card!

Hugs,
Kay

Mrs A. said...

Have you got shares with Penny Black Mrs. You got more stickeroos than a kangaroo. Hugs Mrs A.

Samantha Elliott said...

Lovely card there Honey and you tick all the right boxes with purple in there.
Now then....where do they sell those baubles? I want them!!
Hugs
xx

Barbara said...

What a wonderful card!

Sharon said...

OOOOO I love this card for OBVIOUS reasons...please excuse my absence, I have been busy moving house, but I am now wanting to get my mojo back so am blog hopping again for inspiration!! xxx

Gillian said...

Beautiful card Di, love it