Tuesday, 12 January 2016

Snowdrops

Hello everyone, hope the week has got off to a good start for you.

I managed to have a play at the weekend while it was raining...no change there then!! 


Apologies for the dreadful photograph, couldn't get a good one to save my life!!

 I decided to give my embossing powders an airing and rather than emboss the sentiment decided to heat emboss the image in white and then colour it in. The Clearly Besotted set ( Winter Florals...now retired) has been in my stash (unopened) for a year...how naughty, so technically it's new!! Anyway, it will definitely be used again. The sentiment is from the set and I stamped it in black for balance. The spotty paper is a scrap from my stash and I made the frame using various circle dies.

Some challenges

Moving along with the times - Spots and dots
Pile it on #99 - First initial 'S' for snowdrops
Stamping Sensations - Anything goes with a die
Crafting when we can #110 - Something New (stamp)
That's Crafty - Winter but not Christmas
Creatine Inspirations #342 - Florals
A gem of a challenge #160 - Female Birthday

Thank you for sharing your day with me xx
  

34 comments:

brenda said...

It's a beautiful card Sarah, the soft cololurs really highlight the delicate nature of Snowdrops.

Many thanks for sharing with us at Stamping Sensations challenge.

B x

Sammy said...

Oh this is simply beautiful Sarah! What a fantastic idea to emboss the image... It makes the image look so pretty and delicate. x

Julie B said...

Love these snowdrops with the soft green DP. I keep looking for ours at the top of the drive to see if they have survived the torrential rain and vehicles pulling off to allow others to pass! Keep dry. :)

Asha said...

This is just making me long for spring... so PRETTY, Sarah.
x Asha

Viv's Visuals said...

A lovely Spring card! Thanks for sharing with us at Stamping Sensations.
Viv (DT)

Jane Savage said...

So elegant, Sarah! A real touch of class! xxx

Laine said...

Beautiful Sarah, so soft and delicate! I know what you mean about the light. I have really been struggling the last week or so to produce clear pictures.
Laine
xx

Michelle said...

Its beautiful Sarah - the image is so pretty and delicate and I love how you have used the embossing powders - the picture is fine as well:) Michelle x

Veerle said...

Lovely card Sarah, love those flowers.
Hugs, Veerle x

aussie aNNie said...

Beautiful card Sarah loving these colours too.
{aNNie}

Pamellia Johnson said...

Wow Sarah, this is stunning! I love the look of the white embossed outlines, it's so soft and whispy!! Just gorgeous!! It's been raining here for weeks, then this morning...BLAM a foot of snow! YAY!! hugs :)

Annette said...

Beautiful Sarah - really stunning.

Marilyn said...

This is gorgeous Sarah! Classy, elegant and so pretty. Love the embossing and how delicate this card is.

Kat W said...

I think the elegance and delicacy of this design was always going to be hard to capture especially given the terrible light recently. The pretty spotty DP is lovely and your colouring is really soft and gorgeous :-)
Big hugs, Kat xx

Chrissy said...

So beautiful Sarah..love the soft colours and what a lovely embossed image..gorgeous card.

Luv CHRISSYxx

Lisa xx said...

Oh this is beautiful....the white embossing looks stunning

cotnob said...

Such a pretty card Sarah, such a delicate image and lovely spring colours
Pauline
x

Lorraine said...

A gorgeous card Sarah, so soft and pretty
Lorraine x

Debs said...

This is so delicate and beautiful Sarah - love the colour.
Debs xx

thecraftycavalier said...

This is so stunning! What a beautiful way to use the stamp - love the pale embossing powder and delicate colouring. Just stunning x

Jenny L said...

Hi Sarah,
this is really lovely, and that image is very pretty.
Love the colour greens as they are sooooooooooo! soothing and peaceful I think.
Great design as usual.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

Jo said...

That's stunning Sarah.....so soft & pretty with a hint of sparkle.....beautiful!
hugs Jo x

Whisper said...

Aaaah this is so perfect and so delicate too, Luv Sam x

Wendy said...

Absolutely beautiful Sarah, love it!
Wendy xx

CornishKat said...

Beautiful card, the white embossing is ideal for the delicate snowflakes.
Hugs,
Katrina xx

debby4000 said...

Love your beautiful snowdrops card.
luv
Debby

Dora said...

Awesome!
Thank you for joining at Stamping Sensations this month.

Judith said...

This is fabulous Sarah - what a wonderful effect, I really will have to try this x

Wendy Nicola Jackson said...

Oh Sarah! This is beautiful hun, I LOVE it!! I love snowdrops, they remind me of England. I miss our time there so much some days and this has me waxing nostalgic! The white embossing is brilliant on this stamp and your soft colouring and lovely paper and frame layers finish this card perfectly. Beautiful hun. Hugs, Wends x

*Vicki* said...

Wow Sarah!! This is so soft, striking and gorgeous!! Love the greens and your embossed flower!! :) HUGS

Sue said...

Sarah, this is a truly gorgeous and elegant design, I have n't heat embossed for eons! Your pretty and delicate design is a real inspiration.
Sue...xxx

StephC said...

What a lovely card! The image is beautiful. So glad you joined us at Pile It On!

Lena's Creations said...

Beautiful card. Love the fresh colour combo. The image is gorgeous! Lovely card design too. Thank you for sharing. Hugs ~ Lena
Lena’s Creations

Rebecca Gillard said...

Such a beautiful card. I love the delicate snowdrops. The colours are lovely too. Thank you for sharing at MAWTT. Rebecca x