Saturday, 10 December 2011

Less is More Serene Snowflakes

Hello! It's been SO hectic here but I've just snuck in a bit of crafting! The challenge at Less is More this week is a one-layer card on the theme of 'Let it Snow'. Hmmm... yesterday's card would've been perfect - isn't it funny how often that happens?! But while my Serene Snowflakes set was out on my desk though I thought I'd have another play with it and these cards are the result:


I made it snow on this card by clear embossing the splatter image from French Foliage and sponging over it with my gorgeous new Pool Party ink. This is such a fabulous pale greenish blue! Overstamping the splodges with snowflakes in Island Indigo gives a bit of depth to the image and I added a bit of sparkle with a few rhinestones.


The sentiment is stamped in Real Red ink which I think contrasts beautifully with Pool Party!


Here's a slightly different design which I prefer as there's a bit more white space. Sadly the light was going when I took the photo and no amount of photo editing will get rid of the pink tinge on the card stock!

You can see that I got quite carried away with this theme - here's another design! I didn't have much time to make them so it's testament to the quick and easy design!


Lastly, for those who were as curious as I was to see what yesterday's card would look like in Pool Party ink - here it is! This colour has shot straight to the top of my colour chart so you'll be seeing a lot of it going on here!

Supplies needed for this card:
Stamps: Serene Snowflakes, Contempo Christmas, French Foliage
Ink: Pool Party, Island Indigo, Real Red
Card stock: Naturals Ivory
Other: Basic rhinestones, stamp-a-majig, versamark ink, clear embossing powder, heat tool
I'd be delighted to order any of these supplies for you and can have them delivered to your address in the UK. I am committed to providing excellent customer service and am always happy to help and advise. Just send me an email or give me a call on 01280 820593. 

Buckingham had its annual Christmas parade today and it was excellent! The sun shone, the frost glittered and everyone had a lovely time - although there were a few chilly looking mermaids and a rather blue-round-the-gills fairy on one float! My son, who had come up with the brilliant idea of wearing two pairs of thermals at once and incorporating a coat into his costume, sailed through the morning happily waving to his public! He'd also managed to get some hot chocolate from somewhere... that child will go far!

I hope you're all wrapped up warm and having a lovely weekend. I can't wait to see all the snowy creations at Less is More - I know there'll be loads of inspiration!

Hugs,

37 comments:

  1. Love it when you get carried away Vicky lol
    Superb cards, my favs are number 2 and 3
    I agree the red wrks brilliantly

    Your Christmas fare sounds FAB
    Many thanks
    mandi LIM

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  2. You have triumphed once again. I ADORE these cards, they are so CAS and SOOO effective.

    I am also a big fan of Pool Party blue! xxx

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  3. Beautiful set of cards. I love the colour combo with the shot of red. x

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  4. Lovely array of cards from you

    Kathyk

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  5. Lovely cards!. I really love the first one.

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  6. Gorgeous gorgeous gorgeous ......
    I love the blues Vicky. I made one almost exactly like your first one, only I used purples. I'm going to remake mine into a layered card instead of posting it. I may have a go and those lovely blues too.
    TFS - your cards are always so lovely.

    Hugs,
    Carole

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  7. I straight away thought about your lovely card yesterday when I saw LIM this morning!! Still it was a great chance to have another play and create three more gorgeous cards...just love the snow slats too :) OLC are obviously your thing :)
    Glad the parade went well...the crisp morning was perfect for it.
    Jenny x

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  8. Brilliant set of cards Vicky, the 'snow' looks very effective. Super colours too and the shot of red gives them that extra christmassy touch.

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  9. Wow!!!! Love the sponging, and the embossed spatters - fabulous effect

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  10. Love the splodges and those snowflakes are beautiful. Fabulous. xx

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  11. These are beautiful! I've never been very good at the clean and simple style, I must try this they look just lovely!
    Hugs Julie P

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  12. Wonderful effect you have achieved here XOXO Zoe

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  13. All are just totally fabulous! :) I may need this set...

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  14. Hi,me again lol! I agree,your card yesterday would have been just perfect for the less is more challenge,that's why I borrowed it ;) I've now linked it to you. Todays cards however are just as fabulous! thanks for becoming a follower,I'm about to become one of yours so I can keep track of your beautiful creations. Thanks again,Julie.x

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  15. Gorgeous cards Vicky, love no 3!
    Val x

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  16. Oh so pretty - love the red with the blue/green!!

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  17. You're getting a lot of mileage out of French Foliage! I never thought to use it this way! And you're right about how great Pool Party and Real Red look together.

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  18. As fab as ever Vicky. It's really uncanny how LIMettes often produce a card one week, which would be perfect for the next! Some sort of telepathy going on???
    I think that the one second to last is my favourite of this super group!
    Thanks so much
    Chrissie
    "Less is More"

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  19. You have been busy! What a beautiful selection of cards :) the new ink is lovely. Sarah xx

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  20. My goodness, you had several gorgeous pool parties. And I would attended anyone of them.

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  21. Such super cards again Vicky, I can't choose a fav this week :O) Viv xx

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  22. Wonderful Christmas cards Vicky, I love the backgrounds.

    luv
    irene
    xxxx

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  23. Hola Vicky i has been very busy, well i'm still very busy and stressed :D, time before christmas!!!.
    Stunning cards Vicky, i love your snowflakes stamps and the colouring is very brightand the contrast with the red sentiment is peeerrrrfect, well done Vicky as always.
    Thank you for your comment about my photo silhouete and my tree card with my son, i think you undertand me and my favourite crads, thank you.
    A warm hug from Palma. Be make merry with your family

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  24. lovely - and love those colours x

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  25. Really like these, and love the red sentiment

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  26. Absolutely brilliant Vicky - Jacqueline xx

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  27. They are all so wonderful! I really like how you've shown the pretty colour of Pool Party. Sigh - something else for the Wish List. ;-)
    Love the way you embossed the splotches - perfect! Thanks for sharing!
    Cheers, Karen

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  28. These are gorgeous, Vicky! I love the small panel of misting. It has such a great effect!

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  29. They are all delightful, Vicky. Your layouts are superb.

    Thanks for dropping in on my blog and leaving such encouraging words. I keep thinking my life will settle down enough for some regular stamping but I am dreaming.

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  30. I love these snowflake cards, Vicky. The sponged area is so pretty and the embossed splatter image is brilliant. I LOVE that red sentiment. It really pops. :) Ann

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  31. Just beautiful Vicky. Cards 1 and 2 are my favourite, love all the white space.
    Hugs, Victoria ~x~

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  32. Just catching up with comments... but i felt sure I'd already said how lovely this is.. x

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  33. Fabulous as always Vicky. Love them all.
    Lynne xxx

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  34. LOVE those colors together! You've created two gorgeous cards, Vicky!

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  35. lovely colors and beautiful cards

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I love reading your comments. Thank you for taking the time to leave them! Vicky x