Sunday, 15 December 2013


Hello peeps! Hope you are having a good weekend. I sat and wrote my "special" and "local" cards yesterday and shall try and finish the wrapping today. However, I know that during the coming week I will find more bits and pieces for Martin and the Boys so will have to get the paper, tape and bows out again!!

I had great fun making the card I am sharing today,
 I'd forgotten how effective white embossing powder can be!!

Firstly I gathered all my little snowflake stamps together and randomly stamped on to white card with Rhubarb stalk momento ink ( don't look too closely there are a couple of smudges!). The stamp was one of a pair of Penny Black  freebies that I got with a magazine subscription and had never used so that had it's first inking. I then heat embossed  with detail embossing powder and repeated the process with the sentiment. The gingham ribbon and gems came from my stash. 

I am playing along with these snowflakey challenges...

Allsorts #237 - Snowflakes
Sweet Stampin' - Last minute
Incy Wincy - Let it Snow
Moving Along With The Times - Winter Wonderland
Crafty Ribbons #73 - Anything goes + Ribbon
Crafty Little Fairies - Let it snow
Fab 'n' Funky #197 - Snowflakes

Enjoy your day and thanks for dropping in xx


Sammy said...

Gorgeous! I just love this card Sarah, and the colour works so well! x

Sue said...

Stunning card Sarah. I love the red snowflakes and gorgeous white tree with the beautiful gingham.
Sue xx

Jules said...

Hi Sarah

I love your Christmas card .. .. great colour combo.and a gorgeous tree stamp! It looks lovely embossed in white!

Thank you for your comment yesterday. It came through to my phone whilst we were with our friends last night and I told them about your secret Santa .. .. .. and that has now been adopted for next year!!

So I now have £2.50 to spend on Linda!

We will have fun with the challenge. Thanks for the idea!

Hope you are well. It sounds like your Christmas plans are coming together nicely.

Love Jules xx

Beccy said...

Gorgeous card - thanks for joining us at Fab n Funky
Beccy x

Doreen said...

This is just gorgeous,love the image and fab

Annette said...

Lovely snowflake card Sarah. I love the red stamping.

Jane Savage said...

Love the white embossing onto kraft, Sarah, looks fab. Your very own designer paper looks amazing. xx

Sue B said...

Oh this is really beautiful Sarah! I love the embossed image and the wonderful stamped background is very pretty… the gingham ribbon finishes it off beautifully.. it's a fab design! :-)
Thanks for joining us at MAWTT !!
Big hugs
Sue xx

Mojca said...

Oh I Love the embossed tree! such a great card. hugs! MOjca

Sue said...

This is lovely Sarah love that white embossing and the paper. I have wrote all my cards out and finished all the wrapping up and I spent a couple of hours in my craft room today just sorting all my christmas stamps and papers etc and putting them away until next year!!! LOL huggles Sue xxx

Mamma Mia said...

Hi Sarah - this is a stunning card. I love the simplicity of the stamped snowflakes and also the gorgeous tree! Thanks for joining us at Incy Wincy Designs this week!
Helen x (DT)

Carole said...

I agree with you Sarah the white embossing is very effective.
Carole xXx

Hazel said...

Love your card, Hazel xxx

brenda said...

So very elegant Sarah and pretty colours with the Kraft, thanks so much for joining in at Allsorts challenge this week.

B x

brenda said...

Hi again Sarah, just saw your comment and had no idea (been a bit out of touch with everything blogland), I am so very pleased it was someone I know, well done and look forward to seeing what you create.

B x

Debs said...

Gorgeous card Sarah - love the stamped background and fabulous tree image.
The colours are fabulous too :o)
Debs xx

Wendy L said...

So pretty and a great design, thanks for playing at Allsorts Challenge this week. xxx

Laine said...

Stunning design and detail Sarah. A fabulous creation.

Wishcraft said...

Great colours and love that stamp, your snowflake background looks fab too! Lovely card hun :o) Hugs, Lisa x

Karon said...

Beautiful card - love the fabulous tree! Hope you have a wonderful week.

Jenny L said...

Hi Sarah,
you are right about the white embossing powder, it is very effective on the kraft card.
Love your design too.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

Sue Nicholson said...

Smashing card and thanks for sharing cheers Sue N x

Rach83 said...

Gorgeous card and I love the gems on your tree. The combo of kraft, red and white is really lovely.

Thanks for playing along at Fab'n'Funky Challenges. Hope you have a fabby festive.

Rachel x

Pat said...

Lovely card with a great image, thanks for sharing at Fab'n'Funky this week.

Pat xx

Asha said...

WOW! This is a striking card, Sarah. The white embossing is perfect!
hugs, Asha - Sunny Summer Crafts

Lorraine said...

This is gorgeous Sarah. I love the image and colours
Thanks for joining this weeks challenge at Crafty Little Fairies.
Lorraine x

Pia Krogh Larsen said...

What a merry Christmas card!
Thank you for playing with us at Sweet Stampin' this week.
Pia xx

Natali said...

Gorgeous card. Love combinations of kraft, white and red.
Thank you for joining us at Sweet Stampin` “Last Minute Christmas” Challenge and we hope to see you again soon.
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!!

Hazel said...

Thanks for entering this lovely card for my CHNC challenge extra for December - hope to see you again soon. x

Eret said...

Happy new Year! Thank you so much for sharing your wonderful card with us at Stamping Sensation. It looks so simple and so effective. I hope you join us again in our new challenge.
Eret x