I finally finished a card off - well actually I finished it over a month ago and it has been sat on my craft desk in the conservatory, consequently the violet Copic shades had faded and touching up was a bit tricky, I find V12 fades quite a bit in the sun. This morning I added the text, the little bow and the flower to bling things up a bit. The snow and the centre of the snowflakes and flower is made with my pearl maker pen in crystal, this shade has a lovely mother-of-pearl effect that reflects the colours under and around it. I've had trouble with this one in the past, it tends to run a little, but now that the weather is colder it's a lot easer to use - so in the summer I'll pop it in the fridge for a couple of hours! I've added lots of Stardust Stickles as well, it is a Christmas card after all!
I found a couple of challenges I can enter, but will hold fire on the LOTV challenge as I do have another card in the making. Totally Papercrafts have a Christmas theme, Stampin' for the Weekend have a friendship theme, perfect for my Fishing Friends LOTV stamped image, and the theme on the Fun With Shapes and More blog is 'cold as ice'.