Friday 9 November 2012

Snowflakes are Winter's Kisses

This little lass is one of the new Christmas stamps from Nellie's Choice, coloured with my Copics and with a sprinkling of frost.  I've cut her out with a blossom Nestie for a change, and cut a mat from some pearl card I found when unpacking boxes - it has embossed blobs on it that could be snow, well that's what I thought anyway.  The piece of background paper is from my stash, not sure when and where I got it so it's probably years old, and I've added the frosting around the edge before matting onto a piece of the pearl card.  I wrapped a piece of lace along the bottom before 3d mounting my image, then went and cut the embellishments from the left over pearl card - they are all Marianne dies so I'll list them in a tick.  The text is a magazine freebie stamp, also from years ago - I'm unpacking all sorts of things I'd forgotten about!  To finish I've added pearls to the centre of the flower, the bottom snowflake and the flourish.

Marianne dies I used:
Snowflakes - LR0124 (flake top left hidden behind text), LR0125 (2 flakes layered top right), and CR1227 for bottom left snowflake
Mistletoe flower and sprays - LR0189
Flower stamens - LR0122
Cut Leaves - LR0156
Flourish - LR0141

I'm going to enter my card into the Paperplay challenge for snowflakes, Divas by Design who's theme is 'let's get cute', Totally Papercrafts who'd like to see cute and girly, and the Penny Black and More monthly challenge to use diecuts as well as some stamping.

I'll probably not be around blogging over the weekend as we've had some hiccups with the tiling.  After thinking we were almost done, the grout for the mosaic lifted the finish on some of the metal tiles .. .. so they have all had to come off!  Jason and I managed to get that done last night and the replacements arrived this morning, complete with the grout from the supplier - as a particular grout wasn't specified when we ordered at least they have replaced free of charge + grout.  So Jason is busy making good the wall and hopefully will get tiling again .. .. .. the big mirror should arrive today for the alcove wall so once we have a couple of strong able bodied men about the place that can go in, then the sink can be plumbed in and the finishing touches can begin .. .. I might even get a bath in about a week's time!


  1. This is gorgeous love the image which you have coloured so beautifully and the layout is fantastic. Caroline xxx

  2. Oh! Where to I start lol..
    Such FABulous colours. The cutest of cute image and I LOve LOve LOve all these dies. The Sentiment is FABulous too...

  3. Beautiful stunning card love all the whites and Marianne dies are just so lovely. Your image is a sweetie too..luv annie

  4. such a sweet image in lovely traditional colours and i love all the white pearl paper die cuts against the blue background! thank you so much for joining our 'any die will do' theme at penny black and more this month.

  5. What a stunning card, gorgeous colours and layout - amazing die cuts.
    Suzie xxx

  6. Gorgeous card. Love all the little die cut details.

    Thanks for joining in at Totally Papercrafts this week.

    Susan x

  7. How pretty! Love all the white accents!!

  8. Gorgeous card. I love the pearl paper and the colour scheme. Holly

  9. A lovely frosty card and a beautiful image!

    Sharon x

  10. wow just gorgeous .. love all those die cuts
    Thanks for joining us at Diva's this week
    Lisa x

  11. Totally stunning card Annie, and such lovely use of all your dies.

    Thanks so much sharing your creativity with us at Penny Black and More challenge this month.

    B x

  12. This is super cute! Thanks for joining us at Divas! Laura x

  13. Stunning card and so many pretty dies too.
    Thank you for joining the Penny Black and More @ Allsorts Any Die Will Do challenge and good luck x Susan x


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