Snow in August?!!

Tuesday, 28 August 2012


 Morning everyone!

The weather hasn't been great lately, but thankfully it's not quite that bad! lol!

Maybe it'll make a bit more sense when I tell you that it's time for a new challenge at the Creative Card Crew challenge blog and you'll never guess what the challenge is!  For the next fortnight we want to see lots of creations featuring...


Our challenge is being sponsored by the fabulous Bugaboo Stamps

and they're offering the lucky winner 7 digi's!  So come on over to the challenge blog and join in - you have to be in it to win it!

Lucky us as the DT were each given an image to make a card with and here's what I did with mine

As I said already, the image is by Bugaboo and is simply called "Snow".  I coloured it with Copics - Letters; B95,93,91. Hat;100,B39,37,R39,37. Nose; YR07,04,02. Shading; C3.  I then coated the letters with glossy accents, using a toothpick to spread it into the fiddly areas and then smothered it with glamour dust and left it to dry before tipping off the excess.  It's really extra sparkly in real life!

The papers I used are Kars from the X-mas Collection - I got it a few years ago and didn't want to use it cos it was so lovely but I thought this image suited it so much that I had to be very brave and cut it up!  I gave the edges of the blue mat a coat of Clear Rock Candy distress crackle paint, you can't really see it in the photo's but it gives a nice subtle effect.  The ribbon is from my stash and the snowflake is a Christmas table decoration I bought in a sale a couple of years ago.

The inside is simple - I usually always keep the inside of Christmas cards simple cos of needing so many of them.  I used a Memory Box snowflake corner die and attached at the corners so it give a bit of movement in the card.  The Merry Christmas sentiment is a Papermania stamp.

I hadn't made any Christmas cards this year yet and as I used up the whole 12x12 sheet I now have a grand total of 4!

So let me see who is more organised than me and are making Christmas cards already!  Come and join in the fun with the Creative Card Crew and check out the rest of the DT's fabby cards while you're there!

I'd like to enter this in the following challenges:

Craft Your Days Away; Anything goes farewell challenge
Creative Inspirations; Sentimental
Cute Card Thursday; Bling it up
Divas By Design; Anything goes
Joanna Sheen Challenge Blog; Totally sentimental
Paperplay Challenges; Sentiment as main image
Christmas All Year Round; Kids Christmas

Thanks for looking!


Anne said...

Sheena that is gorgeous I really love the inside decoration as well. You have made four more cards than me for Christmas so well done!!!! :-) Anne x

Angela said...

This is gorgeous, Sheena! I love your choice of image and all the sparkly glitter!

Joanna said...

Wow, I love all the bling. Soo pretty.

Jayne A said...

Fantastic card.Thanks for joining us this time at Diva's.

Cheryl said...

I love these! Great image and wonderful design!

Wendy - Anntaurus said...

A fabulous Christmas design - thanks for joining the Joanna Sheen Totally Sentiment Challenge.

Wendy -x-

Julie said...

What a fab set of cards - I love how super-sparkly they are!

Thanks for joining us at Craft Your Days Away for our final challenge - Anything Goes.

Hugs - Julie x

Marie-Louise said...

Your cards are really lovely. Love the way you have decorated the inside of this card. The colouring on your cards is fantastic.