Friday 5 August 2022

Merry snowflakes

Hello, crafting friends!
I've been wanting to join in with the Christmas theme at The Snippets Playground for over a week now. A rummage through my snippets box brought no lightbulb moment but I finally got out the folders containing my offcuts of card instead!

I made a background on the flip side of a ruined card base, using the Snow Flurry stencil from Funky Fossil and some dark purple ink. Then I set to work cutting snowflakes with my favourite Dies by Chloe snowflake dies. These are great because you really can use tiny little snippets! I cut some stars out of the fragments too using the retired Twinkle punch from Stampin' Up.

The panel was cut out using one of The Greetery's Nordic Frame dies. I cut a smaller panel out of the panel with the smallest Nordic Frame die then inlaid it again for a bulk free look. Once the panel was attached to a card base, I topped the inlay with a bold sentiment from The Greetery's Snowflake Soirée, stamped in versamark, heat embossed in silver and fussy cut. And then it was just a matter of arranging the die snowflakes and stars over the stenciled background and adding a few silver accents with silver liquid pearls.

So I'm finally turning up at the Snippets Playground with my homework (Sorry I'm late Miss Sarn!); The challenge chosen by Lynda at ABC Christmas is N is for New, O is for Old. I've gone for old stash - the newest thing on my card is the Nordic Frame dies which were released 2 or 3 years ago now; At Sparkles Christmas, Helen is challenging us to use the Sentiment as the main Focus so I'm linking up there too.

It hasn't rained for ages here, so instead of lush green grass we have hay, and there's certainly not a snowflake to be seen...

 ... unless you count my very own Special Snowflake of course!

Sending hugs,


  1. Well the wait was worth it Vicky, this is just gorgeous, lovely details.

  2. Lovely, Vicky - that sentiment is so graceful and perfect, and what amazing layers and diecut details! Just gorgeous! Thanks so much for playing at Sparkles!

  3. Your special snowflake is just lovely. As is your (made-it-in-time) homework! LOL! Loving the purple tones and white. Nice die cutting and stamping.

    Thanks for coming to play in the Snippets Playground! Please come up to the Treehouse Bar to enjoy an Eggnog (with ice cream) or a Summery Mai Dai! xxx

  4. Pretty snowflakes, Vicky! Love the purple and blue combination!

  5. What a gorgeous card! I love your purple and aqua snowflakes and your CAS design is beautiful and elegant. Thank you for sharing it and playing along with ABC Christmas Challenge ~ Wendy

  6. Such a beautiful card Vicky - as always! I adore the frame set you used, it's so different, Sitting on my hands here though!


    Di xx

  7. It's beautiful, Vicky! I'm finally starting to think about Christmas lol xoxo

  8. What a stylish design Vicky and I love those gorgeous frames. The snowflakes look so pretty in those wintry colours and the shiny sentiment is a perfect finishing touch.
    Thanks for sharing with us at ABC Christmas Challenges.
    Carol x

  9. A beautiful, elegant card. Clean and simple. Love it. Thanks for joining us at Sparkles Christmas Challenges. We appreciate you taking the time to share with us. Caz. DT.


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