Monday, 29 November 2010

Winter white with a splash

When winter arrives, you know it will be white!  If not snow, it's frost on windscreens and on the ground with that lovely shimmer it gives to everything.  Lovely that is right until you have to go anywhere outside and it hurts to breathe and there is a high chance that you might slip and end up flat on your bum lol  Nothing better than being inside in the warm when it is like that and looking out on it all in all it's beautiful whiteness.

Challenge 35 over at Craft Cardmakers is for white and a splash and a winter themed card fits in really well I think.  I have made this for my mother-in-law and her husband as their Christmas card, and once again I have succeeded in making a card which doesn't actually mention Christmas, but has all the elements of winter in it.  A few weeks ago, on one of my regular raids on the second-hand table at my local art shop, I found a lovely wordy stamp which is Funstamps - Let it Snow, winter words with some snowflakes thrown in for good measure, picked it up for a couple of pounds and I was made up with it as it was brand new too!  I used stazon cotton white to stamp it onto some acetate, and then used one of my deckled rectangle nesties to cut it out and used a larged nestie to cut some lilac paper to match, then I used just a touch of tacky glue in the corners of the acetate to stick it to the lilac layer.

I have become quite a ribbon hoarder sinced I started crafting as I found a stall in the market which bags up ends of rolls and sells them quite cheaply so whenever I am passing I stock up as you never know what colour ribbon you will need next when you're making cards. Hence I usually have a colour for every occasion - only problem I had this time was finding one which was the right thickness to match the lilac, but the only one which was the right thickness was purple, but it makes the snowflakes standout more - plus it is just the right width to use to trim the gift I have made to go with it (but you will have to wait to see that!).  The corners are die-cuts from sizzix architectural accents which I picked up on Ebay a couple of months ago which I bought purely because with combined p&p I didn't pay much for it at all and I have to say I am glad I did get it as I have used it more than the item I was actually buying in the first place!  So with corners put in place, and a few snowflakes to finish off I think this is a very simple and clean but effective card.  Just hope my mother-in-law likes it!

There are a few challenges I would like to enter this for:

Crafts and Me - Dreaming of a white Christmas
Artful Inkables - Punches and or Diecuts


  1. Brilliant card, and what a great couple of bargains you got with the stamp and the sizzix. Love this. xx

  2. Super job. Excellent embossing! Perfect color!

  3. Love this card, looks quite simple at first glance but the when you take a closer look there are are a lot of elements to it. Think it must be something to do with sticking to a simple colour pallette (I don't normally do that LOL)

    Great bargains too. It was quite weird reading your post as I was thinking I do that too with a couple of the things you said.

    Lots of love

    Mandy xxx

  4. Fabulous card. Thanks for joining us at Crafts and Me for our challenge. luv gina xx

  5. What a lovely wintery card. Thanks for joining us at Crafts and Me. Hugs Tracy x