Xmas 2015


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Monday 2 September 2013

Crafty Cardmakers Challenge 99 - Christmas Snow and Ice

Welcome to Crafty Cardmakers latest challenge, hosted by Josephine, who has chosen the theme of 'Christmas Snow and Ice'. 

As the hot weather draws to a close, she would like to see us preparing for Winter with some Christmas Snow and Ice.

Your creation must include either a representation of snow or ice, plus a Christmas theme in order to qualify for the Winner or Top 5 slots

Christmas is probably the time of year when we send the most cards, at least in one go! For my card this time, I decided to continue my quest to use up some of the stash I already had from previous years and so went on a treasure hunt through my "bits" box.

I used a 6 x 6 inch square card base with a texture, which I ran through my cuttlebug in an old Docrafts embossing folder.  This gave me icy snowflakes around a centre framed area. To make the snowflakes pop, I used my trusty distress ink (tumbled glass), but only around the edge.  It hasn't come out particularly well in the photograph, but I used a quickie glue pen and some glamour dust to add an icy sparkle both to the snowflakes and the frame.

Next, I used a small small topper from a hunkydory kit of (I think) 2 years ago, which went into the centre of the frame, after I had added some "falling snow" with the quickie glue pen and some glitter. Lastly, I added a sentiment  embellishment from the same kit.

One card down- about 40 or so to go!!!

This time...

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I have been drawing since a child and studied graphics at College many years ago, I now work as a Medical photographer part time but my love was always drawing. I started cardmaking about 4yrs ago when I bought my daughter a cardmaking kit which we did together, but I’m afraid I got the bug! My daughter preferred scrapbooking. I then started looking online at other blogs and this then became my passion and I loved sharing my cards with likeminded people.
I love stamping and loved finding images, but sometimes I could not find what I wanted so I started to draw myself.
This then has become my second addiction and I have never looked back, I love thinking of new images, and its just fabulous to see others take them and make them into beautiful works of art. 

Long may it continue! 



with these two gorgeous stamps:-

Archie and Pals
Bertie The Snowman 
As a family business we're a friendly, helpful, bunch at Hobby Art.  All our stamps are designed by us and manufactured in Britain.
Look at the gallery on my blog - jennymayes.com - for lots of card ideas using the Hobby Art range.
We're pleased to sponsor the Crafty Cardmakers Challenge and look forward to seeing the entries.   

Good luck everyone.  Jenny and all. X

1 comment:

  1. I love this - the bit of colour added is so delicate, but really makes the whole thing look special!