Monday, 2 September 2013

Snow and Ice - CCM DT.

Weeks are going by and before we know it Christmas will be here!! I though am still sorting out my holiday clothes - not many sleeps left really - only a couple of weeks and I shall be lazing about in the sunshine again!
Before then though Josephine set us a wintry challenge over at Crafty Cardmakers of 'Christmas Snow and Ice'.
Am grateful really as this is the first Christmas Card of 2013..... whether it galvanizes me into making more instead of leaving it till last minute as usual remains to be seen!  
We are sponsored by DI'S DIGISTAMPS with a $10 GIFT VOUCHER this time.

I opted for a CAS design and got out my Snowflake dies and 'Diamond' Stickles.

The card is made with the same White Centura Pearl that I used on the wedding card and this was the left over! Matted onto a silver holographic card before being layered onto white base.

I used trusty swiss dots embossing folder for the top and a snowflake border folder for the bottom, covering the join with some shoestring white ribbon.

All the snowflakes have been cut from two different types of snowflake dies, layered and liberal helpings of stickles applied and each has a tiny sparkly in the centre.

The sentiment was a freebie and I printed it out onto vellum. I may add a few teeny sparklies to the sentiment at a later time!

Hope you can pop along and join us for our wintry challenge - please go to the blog and check out the rules and of course - all the fab projects done by the rest of the DT!

Challenges -
Pixies Snippets Playground
Christmas Card Challenges - Something New (ANOTHER snowflake Die! LOL)
Glitter n Sparkle - Anything Goes
Red Carpet Studio - Anything Goes
Fashionista - Christmas
Creative Creations -Early Christmas
Lothian Crafts - A/Goes with Dies
Created with Love - Snowflakes

Have a great day! x


Gibmiss said...

Hi Viv
Fabulous xmas card.... Love the sentiment....
Hugs Sylvie xxx

Heather Rogers said...

Hi Viv

This is an absolute winner I love it! It made me shiver when I saw it! LOL! You have reminded me I have some Stickles somewhere :)Memo to self to dig them out. So where are you off to then??? Do tell!

Crafty Hugs
Heather xx

Sue - bearhouse said...

This is gorgeous Viv. I love the white embossing with the silver matting and the snowflakes look beautiful.
Sue xx

Doreen said...

Beautiful card,love the all

Stamps and Paper said...

A stunning white on white Christmas card that snowflake die


Lothian Crafts said...

The snowflakes are lovely great card. Thanks for joining us at Lothian Crafts.

Janet Clarke said...

This is beautiful - i love the white on white look xx

Pamela said...

A stunning card! Like you I leave my cards to the last minute and have to rush to get them done. Thanks for joining in this month.
DT member for Lothian Crafts.

Cherished said...

Very Elegant. Thanks for sharing at RCS.

Julie Reed said...

Beautiful Viv, i love all the white x

coops said...

so beautiful viv.gorgeous white on white design and the snowflakes are really pretty :D

xx coops xx

Suze Bain said...

I do love an all white card Viv and the snowflakes are great. Xx

Chris Hanselman said...

Love the white on white. Looks elegant. Thanks for joining our Christmas Snowflakes challege at Created With Love Challenges


Josephine said...

Absolutely stunning - so elegant with the 'all white' look!

Meggymay said...

Gorgeous card, love the elegant design.
Yvonne x

Paper Junkie said...

Another lovely card Viv - love the sentiment on vellum. Snowflakes in winter, butterflies in summer - just can't have too many of either! X

craftygranny said...

This is beautiful and love the snowflakes . Thanks for sharing at glitternsparkle hugs trisha xx

Shelby said...

This is a beautiful and elegant Christmas card. Awesome work


Paper Junkie said...

Just secured my order for the flourish die from Maddylisa so it's off my list and on its way! Thanks again Viv and for all your inspiration you share with us. X

Karen (karey2005) said...

Gorgeous snowflakes! Love the white on white! Thank you for joining Christmas Card Challenges! Karen N, DT

Di said...

Wow (literally!) Viv - this is absolutely beautiful. LOVE the layered snowflakes, embossing, gorgeous sentiment and the end result is amazing.

Hugs, Di xx

Jules said...

Hi Viv

A really beautiful Christmas card.

Love the dimensional snowflakes with their delicate sparkle.

Great sentiment too.

Have a good week.

Love Jules xx

debby4000 said...

Love your gorgeous snowflake card.

aussie aNNie said...

Stunning card Viv, love the simplicity but beauty of it, awesome embossing too.xx

Lady Bug Stampers said...

WOW love this one It is so elegant and so simple what a beautiful card!
Thanks for joining in the fun at Created with Love Challenges.
Linda K. DT

La Papera Gialla said...

This card is so elegant! I love the snowflakes!
Thanks for playing with us at Christmas Card Challenges this week!
Monica - CCC DT

Mrs A. said...

A lovely ice and snow feel to this Viv. I can say that whilst it is still nice and warm outside!! Hugs Mrs A.

Beccy said...

Gorgeous Viv!! I love the snowflakes, they are amazing and with just the right amount of sparkle.

Carol Willis said...

Hi Viv, loving this gorgeous wintry card.
Caz x

Cathy said...

Gorgeous card Viv, love the white on white and the detailed snowflakes look awesome :) Cathy x

Lizzie said...

Oh I just love this! Thanks for joining us at Lothian Crafts.

Paper Junkie said...

Oh the wonders of internet shopping! My corner flourish die arrived today (Wednesday) and it is FAB - I'm going to put it to good use asap. X

mags said...

Wow, this is gorgeous. Thanks for sharing with us at Lothian Crafts.

Fit Kitty said...

Just beautiful! Thank you for linking up at Glitter n Sparkle Challenge Blog - good luck in the draw!

KT Fit Kitty, DT Glitter n Sparkle
P.S. I have candy on my blog :-)

Sandra (Stamping For Pleasure) said...

Utterly gorgeous!

Sarn xxx


A fabulous Christmas card Viv - the snowflakes are awesome! The Swiss Dots EF is one of my all-time favourites - perfect for a snow scene.
Hope you have a great holiday - I only have 4 sleeps to mine now - Yaaay!
Hugs, Sylvia xxx

lindyloo said...

wow i just love your card
Thank you for linking up at Glitter n Sparkle Challenge Blog

lindyloo x

scrappymo! said...

Gorgeous snowflakes, gorgeous card and sentimen!

Charlotte said...

Hi, stunning christmas card in White, love the snowflakes and all the glitter! Thank you for joining us at Fashionista Challenge this time!
hugs Charlotte

craftin-dawn said...

Gorgeous! Love the elegance! Thanks for joining us this week at Created With Love Challenges for our Snowflakes Challenge!

Lexie said...

Love, love, love this card! It's so elegant and beautiful.

Thank you for joining us over at ALBC. Good luck.

Lin said...

I love white on white and you have it off to perfection here Viv!

Thanks for joining us with your gorgeous sparkly creation

Lin xx
Lothian Crafts Online

sparklingblackrose said...

Ooh gorgeous WOW card! Thank you for joining us at A Little Bit Crafty, hope to see you join in again soon :-) Elaine DT -xxx-