Wednesday, 5 January 2011

Snowflakes are falling ...

... on my card for The Daily Dare challenge - The12 Days of Christmas; Day 11 of which is being sponsored by my favourite stamping company - Waltzingmouse Stamps.  The challenge card has to be uploaded to the Splitcoaststampers Gallery with the reference "DD12DAYS11".  The challenge is to use snowflakes - well I'd sort of moved onto more spring-like stamps, but who can resist snowflakes?  Not me!! 

I stamped a mixutre of snowflakes - from Stampin' Up! and Waltzingmouse - using Versamark.  Then I added some pastel perfect pearls - soft pink, blue, violet and green.  I burnished this into the snowflakes and was really pleased with the subtle shimmer on the card.  I added a topper which had been embossed using my Cuttlebug - The Winter House - I added some glitter for a snow effect, and cut out the centre of the design with my Spellbingder petit scalloped circle.  Finally, I added a greeting - let it snow!!  Actually it seems totally appropriate as the cold weather is coming back and we have snow forecast.  I think this is the first of my 2011 Christmas collection!!!  Gosh, I'm ahead of myself :)



Stamps:  Stampin' Up! - Serene Snowflakes;  Waltzingmouse - Compliements of the Season
Perfect Pearls:  Pastel
Accessories: Spellbinders - circles; Glitter; Craftwork cards - greeting

I'm really pleased with this card.

Finally, I'd like to say Hello and Welcome to Clare - who's become a follower of my blog - thank you, I appreciate it.  I can hardly believe that I've suddenly got 40 followers - thank you all so much!!  Do drop by later - still have a few more cards to show you.

5 comments:

PinkBlingCrafter said...

Very beautiful Deborah!!! LOVE IT!!!!!

Pauline said...

A lovely winter scene, love the pastel pearls and the black background.

Sue Lelli said...

Thisis just so PRETTY! LOVE the shimmery snowflakes and the dark background! Must feel good to have your first Christmas card done in January!! LOL!

Jackie said...

Beautiful card, it has reminded me that I never used my Christmas Cuttlebug folders at all this Christmas so I must get them out and do some for next Christmas :o)
Jackie xx

Vicky Hayes said...

Those snowflakes look beautiful on the dark card stock. One Christmas card a week from the beginning of the year gives you 52 cards by Christmas... not a bad idea!

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