Monday, 7 January 2019

Christmas Card Club - Card 1/2019 - Snowflakes

Hello Everyone,

This post should have gone up yesterday but I came down with the dreaded lurgy in the wee small hours of Saturday and was in no fit state to do anything all weekend. Happily, today is better and I'm feeling up to posting again. So, to celebrate I'm here with the first CCC card of 2019 with the theme of snowflakes set by Christine.
Nothing makes me happier than to use up stash that seems to have been around for years. Like this card which is made up entirely from old stash.

Supplies used:

  • a 5" square card base made from smooth white card trimmed to measure 10" x 5" and folded in half
  • snowflake patterned paper from the Kate Knight Christmas collection paper stack cut to leave an edge margin of an eighth of an inch. The paper pack was a freebie from Quick Cards Made Easy in 2010 - 8 years and there's still a few sheets left! 
  • two white die cut snowflakes, bought ready-cut in the years before I acquired my first die-cutting machine ... now that is a long time ago!
  • distress ink, Peacock Feathers, used to edge paper and greeting
  • VersaMark Watermark Pen, Stampendous Crystal Transparent embossing powder and teal coloured glitter - all used to add the glitter finish to the snowflakes. This was a messy business but well worth it as the effect is a glittery loveliness that unfortunately doesn't show up well in the photograph. 
  • one brad with aqua gem used to clip the two snowflakes together before adhering to the card front.
  • the greeting made from a snippet of smooth white card, the greeting stamp from Penny Black's Wonder Collection set, the distress ink and an oval punch from Stampin' Up 

I would like to submit this card to the following challenges too:

Pixie's Snippets Playground - Challenge #343

CHNC challenge 419 - optional theme upcycle or use something old

The ladies in our Christmas Card Club will have published their first card of the year yesterday. We make a Christmas card every two weeks and post it on our own blogs - see the list of links on the sidebar to the right.

Thanks for looking in.


Paper Lily Leaf said...

Such a pretty snowflake! The embossing looks lovely. April xx

Sandra H said...

Beautiful card Elizabeth l love the size of your snowflake and the background paper too! Wishing you a happy new year xx

cuilliesocks said...

Hello Elizabeth and Happy New Year. Your snowflake card is gorgeous, I love that large die and the beautifully coloured background.
Sorry to hear that you came down with a bug, hope it's cleared up now, Kate x

Mrs A. said...

Hope your feeling a lot better now. Love this large snowflake on the design paper background. I get s good feeling when I manage to use something from my stash that has been in there for years. Justifies keeping it for so long! Hugs Mrs A (ValeryAnne).

Rita said...

Happy New Year Elizabeth. What a lovely card. The colour really stands out and the beautiful Snowflake looks quite at home in the centre. Hugs Rita xxx

dutchess said...

Happy New Year sorry to hear it started with the lurgy....and hope you are feeling much better.I love the card,the colour is satisfying to use up stash....xxxx

shazsilverwolf said...

Hi Elizabeth, hope you are feeling better now. Great card,love the colour! Hugs, Shaz X

Claudia Rogier said...

Superrrrrr, really Great Christmas card. Thanks for joining us at Crafty Hazelnut Christmas Challenge

DT Crafty Hazelnut Christmas Challenge

Gibmiss said...

Fabulous card Elizabeth... hope you are now fully recovered
Hugs Sylvie xx

Di said...

Fabulous card Elizabeth - ha, I think I may still have some of that patterned paper as well :) All pulled together just perfectly as well.

Hope you're feeling better now? I wonder if the A & E trip was the aftermath of the lurgy?


Di xx

Kath said...

A lovely card - a beautiful snowflake and design.
Kath x

LesleyG said...

Lovely card , that snowflake certainly takes center stage xxx

EmmaT said...

Gorgeous card and snowflake, always good to use up some of out snippets. Emma