Saturday, 1 August 2015

Snowflakes....

....is the August theme at


and boy did I struggle with this one, I had a complete mental block and had to resort to going through all my Christmas paper stacks, stamps and CD roms for inspiration which I, eventually, found in the form of an unknown snowflake stamp kit which, I think, was bought from QVC years and years ago!! 


As is so often the case, what should have been a really quick card took ages to put together but, that said, I am delighted with the result and it was lovely to get the embossing powder out again.


This shot, amazingly, shows the mirri board, embossing and sheen on the pearl card banner really well. The card base is from Craftwork Cards Chalkboard Christmas.

Some Challenges

Dream Valley #111 - Embossing - Wet or Dry
Crafting For all seasons #106 - Christmas in July
Simply Papercraft #10 - Anything Goes


Have a good weekend xx




32 comments:

Irene said...

Hello Sarah, your card is beautiful - worth the effort.
You have everything matching perfectly, and such a true sentiment.

luv
irene
xxxx

Julie B said...

Fab card Sarah, love the embossed panel and the soft background base. :)

Lorraine said...

A gorgeous card Sarah, love all the snowflakes.
Have a lovely weekend
Lorraine x

Laine said...

Such a fabulous festive creation Sarah. Love the shine and festive detail.
Laine
xx

Veerle said...

Very classy card Sarah, beautiful.
Hugs Veerle x

Lucy Woods said...

Gorgeous! How on earth can you struggle with the theme of snowflakes for Xmas lol!!! You can put snowflakes on most Xmas cards aha! Hope your well lovely :-)
Lucy xx

aussie aNNie said...

Stunning and beautiful card Sarah.xx

Doreen said...

Love the fab design and gorgeous details.xxx

Patricia said...

Brilliant card, I love the elegance of it.
Patricia x

Jo said...

So gorgeous Sarah, the embossing is fab....well worth the time you spent on it, love it!
hugs Jo x

I have a birthday candy on my blog if you'd like to join in.....
You can find my candy here

Annette said...

Really beautiful. Very elegant.

Jennifer Bradley said...

Hi Sarah, beautiful Christmas card, love the design. Thanks for joining our challenge at Dream Valley and we hope to see you back with us again. Jennifer DT member xx

MaryH said...

Snowflakes are a great theme to have in Hot August. (I'm glad you're enjoying a sunny dry day, as so many of the European blogs I've visited today have rain & cold drizzles). The photo showing the mirror card is amazing..that stuff is so hard to photograph well. I love the shade of silver that you've embossed with, as it really glimmers. Many of the silvers are not that pretty & sparkly. This is a gorgeous card, and I'm so glad you found your kit. Well done! TFS & enjoy your wkend. Hugs

Sue said...

This is gorgeous Sarah, the silver embossed snowflakes and sentiment look so beautiful.
Sue xx

Carol S. said...

Gorgeous card and love the design. Hugs, Carol S.xx

Pollard Carole said...

So classy this is a fab tradtonal card just love the design sand gorgoeus stamp Love and hugs Carole x

Lynsey said...

Hi Sarah, this is such an elegant card! Love the embossing!
Hugs Lynsey x

Wendy said...

So beautiful Sarah, love the embossed snowflakes.
Wendy xx

Lynne in NI said...

Oooh this is absolutely gorgeous Sarah, love your silver theme!

debby4000 said...

Fabulous, sweet card.
luv
Debby

Michelle said...

Oh wow Sarah what a great job. This is beautiful and I love the silver embossing. It's fantastic how you got the photo of the embossing and mirri board as that's really hard to do. Michelle x

Barb said...

Beautiful and very elegant, great design. Thanks for sharing with us at Crafting for all Seasons. Barb

Sue said...

Sarah, this is a really beautiful card. Your elegant and stylish card design is quite stunning - Silver is so effective for snow flakes and the embossing is perfect - I love this.
Sue...xxx

Pamellia Johnson said...

GORGEOUS!! Love the metallic accents Sarah, so elegant for perfect for a holiday snowflake card! hugs :)

Asha said...

WOW! This is lovely, Sarah. So elegant.
xxx Asha

Sue said...

This is stunning Sarah! totally gorgeous ..huggles Sue xx

Rebecca said...

Hi Sarah, your card is beautiful! The embossing looks great and it was so worth the time you put into it!

Love From Rebecca xx

Debs said...

Beautiful elegant card Sarah - love the heat embossing and fabulous CAS design.
Debs xx

Jenny L said...

Hi Sarah,
I do hope you had a good weekend.
Wonderful card.
Love the paper, and the wonderful heat embossed snowflakes.
I too have complete blanks when it comes to Christmas cards, and their design, but you are definitely on a winner here with this.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

Lori said...

So pretty with the silver embossed snowflakes!

*Vicki* said...

WOWZER!!! Look at that gorgeous shimmer from the silver embossing!! I so love this card!! Looks so amazing!! :) HUGS

Whisper said...

Classy and stunning, Luv Sam x