Sunday, 13 December 2015

One more snowflake card


I know, I know... Yet another snowflake card. Snowflakes and watercolours have most certainly been the theme for this year's Christmas cards. But I can't resist the gorgeous vibrant colours of Tim's amazingly beautiful inks and I certainly can't resist the Lawn Fawn snowflake dies. I particularly love to die cut them in vellum, as they come out absolutely stunning against the watercoloured background. So here is one more for this year. In fact, the current Daring Cardmakers challenge (use another language) reminded me that I haven't made a Christmas card for my grandmother (who doesn't speak a word of English, so I can't use any of the cards I have made so far as they all have english sentiments). So off I went into the craft room to create. 

Have you put up your Christmas decorations yet? We most certainly haven't and to be perfectly honest, let's see if we get around to doing it at all. Maybe next weekend. A confession that may shock many of you.... I'm not very much of a Christmas person. I love to get the time off work, don't get me wrong, and I love crafting Christmas cards. To be honest, all I want to do is lay down on the sofa with a book and a box of chocolates and not move for the duration of the holidays, not spend my free days like a maniac cleaning the house, cooking enough to feed a small country, and putting up lights and decorations which then stay up until next March as I won't have time to take them down. We have already decided to minimise Christmas presents this year, only something very small and only one present per person. Luckily everyone was being very co-operative, sending some ideas of what they would like to receive, as I rather buy something the recipient wants as opposed to some random stuff. 

Today's card is inspired by the gorgeous sketch over at Retro Sketches, as well as the colours over at Color Throwdown. As I mentioned earlier, I was also inspired by the "Use another language" theme over at Daring Cardmakers. Further, I'm linking up with Make My Monday where the theme is White Christmas, The Glory of Christmas where Anything Christmas Goes, The Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers where X is for Xmas (sorry no Snark this time...) and Just us Girls where the theme is Sequins. 


Card: 300 gsm watercolour paper, kraft card, Dovecraft 110 gsm premium vellum
Ink: Tim Holtz Distress Ink Salty Ocean, Picked Raspberry, Versamark
Stamps: Fiskars Easy Stamp Press Christmas
Dies: Lawn Fawn Stitched Snowflakes, Mini Snowflakes, Stitched Rectangle dies
Other: Perfect Pearls, Papermania Tinsel Silver embossing powder, silver sequins from my stash


13 comments:

Miri said...

That's a beautiful Christmas card for your grandma. I like the colours of your water colour background a lot. What language is it?!
Thanks for sharing your card with the Daring Cardmakers this week.

Broni said...

The vellum snowflakes look so pretty over the watercolor! Thanks so much for playing along with us this week at the Color Throwdown!

Lisa Kind said...

Pretty watercoloring and I love those vellum snowflakes as well! Your grandmother will love it! Thanks for playing with Just Us Girls!

Joan Ervin said...

I loooove your gorgeous watercolored background and what pretty vellum snowflakes!!!! Thanks for joining us at the Color Throwdown!!!

Donna said...

Beautiful watercolour background...I don't think you can ever have too many snowflake cards can you???
Thanks for joining the sisterhood of snarky stampers for our "X is for Xmas" challenge!

Lindsey said...

Since it's for your grandmother, I think we can excuse the lack of snark. ;) Besides, it's a beautiful card with the watercoloring and vellum snowflakes! Thanks for joining the fun at the Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers!

Pink Unicorn said...

The language is Finnish :)

Cheryl said...

Bring on the snowflakes! The more, the better! I love these vellum ones on the WC background!
Thanks for joining the challenge at Just Us Girls this week!

Chris D. said...

What a beautiful water colored background behind those pretty vellum snowflakes! Lovely card for your Grandmother! Thanks for joining in the fun at both the Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers and Just Us Girls!

sweet art designs said...

I love the soft pretty colours. Thank you for sharing with us at The Glory of Christmas - Myrna DT

Violent Kittie said...

Your idea for spending the holidays sounds perfect to me! Since my family lives on a different continent than my extended family, we celebrate in a relaxed fashion with a nice pot of soup and pie ;) Your card is very lovely and it should make your grandmother happy in any language! Thanks for joining the Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers for our X is for X-mas challenge!

Chelle (PhotoArt/MaybeCreative) said...

Very pretty and delicate. Thanks for joining us at Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers.

Barbara Godden said...

Gorgeous Christmas card, love the snowflake and the watercolour background. I like your Christmas idea, we just do stockings, everyone buys something to put in each persons stocking. With the exception of the young GGS, he does get a gift. Thanks for playing along with the X is for Xmas challenge at the Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers