Wednesday, 31 July 2013

What are snowflakes?

Unassembled snowmen of course :) I love that sentiment and when I spotted that the theme this week is snowmen (or women) over at Craftyhazelnut's Christmas Challenge, this Penny Black Stickeroo was my immediate choice:
I used:

- 6" x 6" square white card stock

- Penny Black Stickeroo from the 'Snowflakes Falling' sheet with an icicle border along the top made by covering a snippet of card with double sided sticky sheet, die cutting the icicles using Marianne Creatable LR0135 die, removed top layer of sticky and then covered with sparkly stuff. I keep a little box of these strips ready made, very handy too

- turquoise Core'dinations card for the main backing, behind the image and also the punched strip down the left hand side (I used Martha Stewarts 'Daisy Dot' punch down each edge). So funny, it's only just as am typing and looking to check the name of the punch used I realise I meant to pick 'Aspen Snowflake' out of the MS punches box - what a Dumbo, but waaaay too late to change it now! They are pretty similar and I didn't have me specs on at the time - if you squint perhaps you'll see how I made the mistake :)

- the snowflakes backing card is a snippet, make unknown, and at least THAT isn't daisies ............... I just double checked

- the white iridescent ribbon came from my ribbon box, then I added a little Christmas Tree charm using iridescent and silver cord

And this card, daisy edging and all (duh), is also for the following challenges:


Di
x

33 comments:

Sue said...

This is gorgeous Di :) huggles Sue xx

Sooty said...

Lovely card and lovely colours x

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

VERY Speshul Miss

... LOVE it and one below

- yes bit deaf here so yelling, Shaz.xxx

scrappymo! said...

Oh my goodness...this is gorgeous!
What a brilliant idea for the "snow" drift at the top.
I like the idea of pre cutting them and keeping them in a little box...perfect for Little Miss C and Little Mr P to use! I am going to give that a try too as would so come in handy...

Smiled when I looked close at the background paper...I have it too I think! Amazing how the whole world round, we create with many of the same things! lol

Ustvarjalni utrinki Tamara P. said...

This card is gorgeous, love your design and snowman
hugs Tamara

Jules said...

Morning Di

One of my favourite Christmas sentiment stamps!!

Love how you have used it here.

Fabby colour combo and the icicle border looks brilliant!

Hope all is good with you. Have a great day.

Love Jules xx

mamapez5 said...

Gorgeous card Di. What a good idea to make the icicle strips up front. That is my worst ever die for getting the cut piece out, even when I use release paper. Good old Stickeroos. Still earning their keep for you. I had a look at mine the other day. I'd had them for so long I had forgotten what was there. perhaps I should do a Stickeroo run of cards next. Kate x

Sandra H said...

Gorgeous card Di lovely stickeroo snowman they are so handy l'm going to have to invest in some of them lovely sparkled icicles too and ribbon another great card enjoy your day x

Anne said...

That is such a beautiful card Di. Anne x

Maudieroff Roffey said...

That is a great sentiment - love it and your card is gorjuss too... Mxx

Sandra (Stamping For Pleasure) said...

Fantastic icy card. Love the sentiment! Great stickerooooooo.

Hugs
Sarn xxx

Carol Willis said...

Gorgeous Christmas card Di. Love the design and that is my favourite sentiment too.
Hugs
Caz x

Gay Peplow said...

Smashing Christmas card Di,I do love a bit of glitter. I also love that sentiment :D Hope all is good with you? xx

Hazel said...

Love all the prettiness as well as the fab snowman - thanks for a lovely entry for both CHNC challenges - hope to see you again soon. x

CraftygasheadZo said...

Hee hee great sentiment, hope you are okay lovely. I've been seeing your Christmas card collection grow and thinking I need to get moving so I did make some! Take care my friend, stay cool. Zo xx

butlersabroad said...

Beautiful Di, I wouldn't have noticed the daisy punch if you hadn't pointed it out, lol! Love the colours too, just perfect.

Hugs
Brenda

Mrs A. said...

Me Likey and you know what I'm going to ask don't you?.......
Hugs Mrs A.
Go and get em from the bin then!!!!

Elizabeth said...

Lovely card, Di, and that choice of punch was a serendipitous mistake because it looks great on your card ... don't say a thing and nobody will notice :)) Hugs, Elizabeth xx

Karen Petitt said...

Absolutely stunning Di - love every little detail and the sticker wotsit is fab as is that sentiment! Karen x

Julie said...

Hi Di,haven't you been busy,blogging every day, gosh, you are good! Lovely card today, your icicles are soooo Glittertastic! Thanks for your lovely comment today, I really am excited to be on another amazing Design team! I really hope you get out your Lavinia stamps,it would be lovely to think that one of my lovely followers might win the amazing £40 prize voucher!
Hope to see you again tomorrow xxxxx

Kimbo said...

This has a lovely frosty feel to it and I love that sentiment x

Sue - said...

Gorgeous card Di.

Irene said...

Brilliant card Di, the sparkly icicle is brilliant and what an adorable snowman.
luv
irene
xxxx

Crafty Lark said...

Super card Di, love the sentiment. Do love some glitter, must remember to use some soon. xx Flora

Kathleen said...

I just love this card, everything is just spot on, even the daisy border, would have thought they were snowflakes myself and so would everyone else if you hadn't owned up.

Kath x

Carol L said...

The colors just drew me in immediately, and that glittered icy border dazzled me big-time! This is just gorgeous Di!

Karen Petitt said...

The 8x7" scalloped cards were from Hobbycraft Di, I buy a pack of 50 whenever they have them on special offer. The card is better quality and much thicker than the from packs from CWC - also about half the price too Karen x

Bonnie said...

I love that quote and the sparkling icicles! I need some cooling off!

Sandy said...

So pretty. Wonderful Christmas card!!
Sandy

Hettie said...

Those stickeroos should be banned....you are too good with them!
Lovely card and great sentiment!
Hugs
xx

MaryH said...

Yep, I caught on to the PB stickeroo too! Again, made uniquely yours by all the pretties you added. Loved your icycles at the top, and frankly, my dear, I LOVE your Daisy dot border too! It looked very much like snowflakes to me! Really nifty card...liked it very much. TFS & also thanks for your good wishes too. Hugs

Helen said...

Gorgeous card - love the icy blues!
Thanks for playing at the Penny Black Saturday Challenge!
Helen x

Darnell J Knauss said...

I love this, Di! I wouldn't have noticed the daisy punch if you hadn't mentioned it; in fact, I think it's perfect! As is the adorable tree charm!!