Wednesday, 10 November 2010

Let It Snow!

It would seem that I'm having another Christmassy's been ages since I uploaded anything non-festive...and I'm afraid it's not going to change any time soon! Despite the fact that I started making this year's Christmas cards on Boxing Day last year...I still need more...and then there's all the presents I plan to make too! Today's card uses another of my favourite Penny Black stamps...'Snowy'...he's been rather neglected lately, so I thought it was about time he had an inking. I used my Cuttlebug 'Snowflakes', 'Snow Dots' and 'Ice Crystals' folders for the embossing, distressing the edges to add definition to the layers. The sentiment is from a Lili of the Valley set, which I embossed in silver, and mounted on a snowflake cut with my Cuttlebug 'Ice Crystal' die. And because every Christmas card should have some sparkle, I added some 'Ice Crystal' Stickles to the fur trim on Snowy's hat.

Challenges for this card:


MARY B said...

Love all the textures and sparkle. Mary x

Squirrel x said...

Boxing Day?! Good grief woman! Anyway, what can I say about Snowy except awwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwh! He looks so fabulous in his glittery fur trim and your distressed embossing work is amazing. Hugs, Sxx

Nickys-kleine-Bastelecke said...

Eine wundervolle Karte einfach genial.

Danke für deine Teilnahme bei Kreative Stempelfreunde-Creative stamps Friends.
LG Nicole

debby4000 said...

Beautiful, adorable card.

Claire x said...

Another gorgeous card - I am beginning to like these white embossed cards alot. Hugs, Claire x

sandra said...

Simple,sweet and beautiful!

Anita said...

It's gorgeous Helen! I love all the different textures and the sparkle is perfect.

Peppermintpatty said...

WOW!!! This is sooo cute! Love it!

downrightcrafty said...

wow I love white on white and all that delish embossing and he is one of my all time favorite stamps
great creation
Kate x

Gibmiss said...

love this card really Christmassy...loooove it

jenny said...

Stunning card Helen, love the embossing and sparkle x

Jenny xx

ladyjanet_56 said...

This is lovely I love the cute snowman image & lovely Embossing too, good luck & thanks for joining in at OSCC. Janet

dstandard said...

Beautiful - love white on white!

Fiona said...

lovely has great texture to it. Thanks for joining us at Paper Sundaes this week.


brenda said...

Hi there Helen

What really super Christmas card.

Your card would also fit the theme at Penny Black at Allsorts here

B x

Pattie said...

Super cute - I love the embossing and the bit of sparkle! Thanks for joining us at Paper Sundaes for our Let It Snow challenge!

Nadine said...


Wow, schaut super aus.
Gefällt mir richtig gut, da stimmt einfach alles.
Vielen Dank für Deine Teilnahme bei den Kreativen Stempelfreunden.

Liebe Grüße Nadine

kath said...

isn't he just adorable.......thanks for joining in the fun this week at Penny Black Saturday....hugs kath xxx

Anonymous said...

tehhehee!! you know this is one of my fav stamps! you did a great job with him! love the colour too! not one I would have though of! :0)

Francesca said...

What A wonderful distressed card , Thanks for joining us at Oldie but a goodie this fortnight and good luck !

Anonymous said...

So cute! lovely coloring and designing! So glad you linked up to the Sweet Stop Sketch challenge! thanks for playing!
Pam Going Postal

Pauline C said...

Awww this is so sweet and delicate helen - i always love Snowy and your embossing is so pretty as always. Thanks for joining in this week's PBSC
pauline x

liza said...

Hi Helen your ''snowy'' card is fabulous im so glad you got him out and dusted him off he too cute to be hiding away, thankyou for joining us this week over at Oldie But A Goodie and i look forward to seeing your fab creations on future challenges
love n hugs

Iwona Palamountain (Chupa) said...

Unbelievably cute, Helen! Thanks for playing :)

Kreatives von Andrea said...

A beautiful card, a great design.

Thank you for your participation at Creative stamp Friends.

A nice greeting Andrea from germany

Karina said...

A gorgeous card, Helen! Love those colors you used. And the image is so cute. Thanks for joining us at Paper Sundaes this week.
Hugs, Karina

Lee said...


Kaz said...

Loving the white/embossing theme. Just gorgeous!!!
Kaz xx

Fleur said...

A gorgeous card
Thanks for joining my challenge at OLDIE but a GOODIE, hope you’ll join us again
Hugz Fleur xXx

Annie said...

this is a fabulous festive card Helen and I love the cute snowman! thanks for joining in the fun with us on the Oldie but a Goodie blog.
hugs, annie x