Thursday 17 December 2020

A special snowflake

Hello, crafting friends!

I am so happy to be guesting at the wonderful Time Out Challenge today! There's such a gorgeous photo prompt there today - why not come and join us? You can never make too many Christmas cards and if you've already made enough for this year, you can always start next year's stash while you're in the mood!! Here's the challenge prompt:

Isn't that photo beautiful? The thing that leapt out at me was the chair with that fabulous snowflake on the back. (Although not literally of course!)

Stampin' Up's Sahara Sand was a good colour for this and I used my last precious piece for the card panel. Using white embossing powder, I heat embossed a sentiment from WPlus9's Silver Bells onto the bottom of the panel, then mounted it onto an off cut of grey card stock that I trimmed to fit.

This was attached to a card base made out of Sahara Sand card stock that I'd once made for another project but then never used. To finish the card I added a white snowflake found in my stash, and topped that with a white enamel dot. A really quick card - and well worth looking in your snippets box for making last minute cards! Quite a dimensional card too but it will be delivered by hand :)

So pleased this card was awarded a Top Cup award at Sunday Stamps!

I used only snippets and things from my stash for this card so I shall toodle along to the Snippets Playground with it, and a plate of sossidge rolls, and say Merry Christmas to Miss Di and the gang :) The sketch is from Sunday Stamps, so I shall link up there; and I'm also joining in with AAA cards where they want to see cards made in minutes with an optional twist of Christmas.

No sign of any snow here or even frost. In fact it is so warm I have done several of the dog walks without a coat! It IS December isn't it?

Sending hugs,


  1. A gorgeous CAS card in beautiful colours

  2. That huge glitzy snowflake is wonderful and I love the white embossed sentiment too. Awesome card! Mmmmm, the sossidge roll was very tasty too!!!! Thanks.

    Hug. Not cold enough for hygge! X

  3. This is one stunning card and love the inspiration you took from the photo. I adore the base colour card-as you know! (on I forgot to say I would love a few pages if you can spare-sorry I forgot to reply). Adding white embossing perfect choice and matches the white centre snowflake. And all that stunning glitter. We are so pleased to have you as GD x

  4. That is stunning! I love the delicate look! Thanks for joining us at AAA Cards!

  5. Phew I caught up! I want you to know I don't do this for any other blog ~ I enjoy your cards and the way you detail how you created it along with who made the stamps etc. All very helpful ~ I also adore your "other news" and Eva updates too.
    How you saw a snowflake from a tree sketch is beyond me! and with such elegance you created this card ~ I love it! Blessings of the season ~ Love, Karen

  6. Yep! I agree with the others a stunning card Vicky and very elegant too.
    I agree with you about the mild weather, shame "we" have had so much rain though.
    Keep safe
    Faith x

  7. Gorgeous snowflake, Vicky - LOVE that glimmer, and what a fabulous shape! Thanks so much for playing at Sunday Stamps!

  8. A super glittery snowflake , which looks great on the Sahara Sand card.

    Kath x

  9. Congratulations again, Vicky! You are on a roll with your wins and I'm delighted! Love this big sparkly snowflake with the smaller one in the center! A gorgeous take on this fabulous photo!

  10. This is gorgeous! I love your bold, glittery snowflake and the monochrome colors. So great having you join us at GD at Time Out!
    - Shauna

  11. Just love this Vicky! Did you scribble with the white pen over the large snowflake? Looks awesome whatever, but all the sossidge rolls are gone waaaah xxx

  12. Vicky congratulations on your GD gig at Time Out!! Guess what? It is the very thing that jumps out at me, too! Isn't that the most gorgeous dining-scape you've ever seen??
    You've done such a wonderful job recreating that lovely chair! Even set your gorgeous snowflake off with the perfect slip of grey!
    Merry Christmas, sweet friend!

  13. The glitzy snowflake is phenomenal and the minimal palette ups the elegance on this design.

  14. A quick catch up and a peek at your latest creations, been such a bad blogger this week, another really poorly doggy taking much of my time.

    B x

  15. This is just gorgeous, Vicky! I love the sparkly large flake and the white one looks so great with it. Love the darker mat under the top panel and the finishing touch of the pearl. What a joy to have you designing with us at Time Out! Happy Christmas to you and a hopeful New Year!

  16. I adore your card, and had completely overlooked that snowflake when I looked at the inspiration photo the first 50 or so times. You have a good eye, and the snowflake makes a beautiful focal point for your card. Thanks so much for being our Guest Designer at Time Out.

  17. Beautiful! Love all the sparkle. Thanks for playing at AAA Cards, hope to see you join in with future challenges too. Stay safe and keep crafting!

  18. As Craig would say on 'Strictly' - FAABULOUUUUS!s! You nailed it Vicky! Love this card. Elegant, refined and just like us ...... snigger!


    Di xx

  19. Look this d3sign. It looks so elegant

  20. This is clean & simple and absolutely gorgeous! I love the bling snowflake. Thank you for sharing on Sunday Stamps.

  21. Vicky, I think you are the queen of snippets and have a gift for pulling them all together! Love this gorgeous snowflake card from Sahara Sand and the huge glittery centerpiece! I'm so glad you shared with us at Sunday Stamps. Have a very Merry Christmas!

  22. Gorgeous card! Thank you for playing at AAA Cards!


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