Tuesday, 16 May 2017

colour challenge

Hey I did a Christmas card!

Yep, that's my shout out for today, that and I took the dog for a walk to fetch my prescription and ended up doing 5.28 mile.......some detour!

but, hey I did a Christmas card!

I have had some Christmas papers in my stash for years, which were free with a magazine. I had a quick look through the snippet sleeve (one sleeve for loose untouched papers and one for the offcuts)  and came up with the challenge colours, just so happened they all had a snowflake pattern, which in turn got me to use my snowflake punch and the snowflake stamp.

You'd have thought this was all planned.....

It wasn't!!

Cut the paper into little strips and glued on to the card, punched snowflakes out of  the same paper then stuck on the end of the strips, finally popped a gem, matching the strip of paper, in the middle of the flake.

paper off cuts
The Hobby House gems - Lilac, Sea Blue & Aqua
Nitwit sentiment stamp & Vibrant Violet stazon ink
snowflake punch

With hindsight I should have made the middle strip slightly smaller so the strips went up as a proper diagonal but *shrugs* gonna go with it.

entering in: merry monday christmas = colour challenge
                   -snippets playground = challenge 281/282


  1. Fab card, nice wintery colours :)

  2. I love your CAS card. That was some trek you went on to pick up your prescription. Hugs Mrs A.

  3. That's a really pretty card and a great design. Well done on many levels!

  4. Great card Amanda - and a really clever way to use up snippets. It feels like Winter here today - cold and wet - shiver.


    Di xx

  5. CAS and just perfect Amanda! Thanks for sharing with us at Merry Monday!! :0)

  6. Lovely card. Thanks for joining us this week at Merry Monday.

  7. Just love your trio of strips with snowflakes! Perfect for Merry Monday!!

  8. Fabulous snippets card. xxx

  9. Lovely CAS card, Thank you for playing along with Merry Monday.