Saturday, 1 March 2014

A Pinch and a Punch for the 1st of the month .....

White Rabbits!!!

Happy St David's Day.
No daffodils here I'm afraid ........ I've come over all festive again.  It's time for my Merry Monday challenge entry for this week.
It's challenge #97 and we have to ........ Sparkle & Shine using the colours  Aqua, Silver & White

I do like this colour combo for Christmas cards ..... it always creates an icy look I think.  Here's what I came up with .....

I used a mix of snowflake stamps from Tim Holtz and Inkadinkadoo, and stamped using the new 'Forget Me Not' Archival ink by Wendy Vecchi along with Smokey Grey Versafine.
The sentiments, both inside and out, are from the Penny Black 'T for Transparent'  Christmas Cheer stamp set.

You can see the Fran-tage has been out again ..... I love this on Christmas cards (can you tell!).  There's also something on this card that I don't use very often these days ...... mirri card (that's where the silver bit comes in).  I've used just a touch in the matting and layering ......

My sparkle is not very much I'm afraid ...... I've added a single gemstone to the centre of the large snowflake

I think that's all it needs ... but that's just me.
As always, the inside has been decorated to match ..... it's even had the Fran-tage treatment (actually it was to cover up a mistake but we won't say anymore about that!)

Well, that's Christmas design number 7 done and it's only March.  I must say I'm feeling rather pleased with myself.
Thank you to everyone that popped over to my blog last week, and for all your lovely comments.  This challenge really is fun to be involved in.

I've noticed that I've got some new followers this week too ..... Hello and Welcome, it's nice to have you along.

Thanks for popping by today ...... have a lovely weekend.   I'm off to get the old craft room organised for what's looking to be a very busy month.  I need to get off to a good start this next week because I'm away for a few days the week after.  And it's my birthday on Wednesday too .... looks like I'll be spending it working (if that's what you call it!)

Until next time ...... cheerio folks!



  1. Happy St David's Day to you too (my hubby is called David and he thinks this day was created for Your card is stunning, I love that new colour by Wendy and it looks so pretty on a snowflake - love this. Anne xx

  2. Hi Linda! Happy St. David's Day to you as well. I love that you put that on the blog.
    Your card is beautiful ! I love the snow on your card,how did you do that ?

    1. Thank you for your lovely coment Marybeth, the snow on my card was done using the Fran-tage Chunky White Embossing Powder. I love this stuff ... a little goes a long way and it really does give the look of snow, great for Christmas cards. xx

  3. Love how you turned a simple design into pure elegance!

  4. This is pretty and I love the thin mat of silver sheen and the pretty snowflakes. Great design and you are right, just the right amount of sparkle!

  5. Hi Linda. I LOVE your card! Your snowflakes are placed perfectly and I love the little bit of mirro card shining around the edges! That Fran-tage adds such a pretty snowy look! Thank you for sharing this with us at Merry Monday!

  6. I really like your cascade of silver & blue snowflakes! Very pretty card!!

  7. Beautiful card. Love how you did the snowflakes on an angle. I learned something new about the Fran-tage Chunky embossing powder. Love the look. I will have to check it out.

  8. Beautiful card, I love snowflake layout. Thank you for joining us for Merry Monday.

  9. Linda, this is gorgeous! It's one of my fave color combos for Christmas cards as well. Love how you've "spread" the snowflakes out and added the gems....pretty! Thanks for joining us at Merry Monday this week

  10. This is a gorgeous card, Linda! I love your design and don't forget your mirri card is all sparkly, too!! Hugs, Darnell

  11. Your card is just beautiful, Linda! Love the pretty snowflakes and the falling snow!

  12. What a beautiful card! Love every detail! Enjoy your "working" birthday, Linda!

  13. Hi - just seen the Craft Stamper announcement - congratulations!! :o) Think your blog is lovely

  14. Love the colours and frosty snowflakes. Well done on your Craft stamper announcement! x


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