Sunday 21 September 2014

Winter wonderland

Christine chose 'winter wonderland' for this fortnight's theme for the Christmas Card Club. I had hoped to have a card ready for this for the beginning of the day, but it didn't happen. For a start, I was poorly for a couple of days (which is why there was no blogging between Wednesday and yesterday) and then when I was, thankfully, feeling better yesterday I had a rare day out and went to the Big Stamp and Scrapbooking Show at Ally Pally.

I'm glad that I waited because in the end I decided to experiment a bit more with my new Scan n Cut. I found a snowflake easel card file on Bird's Cards the other day and saved it to a USB stick thinking that I might have a go at making it some time. When I was thinking of 'winter wonderland' I remembered the snowflake template and thought now was a good time to give it a try.

I admit that a first attempt went into the bin, partly because I didn't have the blade setting high enough to cut through the card cleanly enough (scared of having the blade setting too high and cutting through the mat) and partly because I glued the wrong bit together.

In the end I succeeded in cutting the template on a piece of DCWV textured blue card and also on a patterned brown card with glittered snowflakes. This meant that I had supplies to make two cards. I found up two brown sentiment ovals, one of which I backed with some of the blue card and raised these with foam pads to make stoppers.

Many thanks to Bird's Cards for sharing this template (and lots of others) so freely.

These are also for:

The 12 months of Christmas card link up
My perfect life festive 48 week 37
ABC Christmas: S for something festive
Time out: double the joy - 2 of something (2 snowflake easel cards)
Incy wincy: shaped cards
Little red wagon 255: shaped card
Nutcrafters 77: anything but square
Sentimental Sundays 225: easel cards
Robyn's fetish 230: use a die cut or a punch
613 avenue create 90: anything goes
Ruby's rainbow 88: anything goes
Crafty boots: anything goes
My crafty creations: anything goes
Card and scrap 82: everything is allowed
Let's craft and create 96: anything goes
Sister act 75
Crafting by design September: anything goes
DL.ART September: anything goes


  1. Hi Hazel sorry to hear you've been poorly, hope you are feeling much better now.
    Lovely cards I love the big snowflake and the easel design, beautiful colours and sparkle, hugs Kate x

  2. Sorry you have been unwell Hazel. Hope you're feeling better now. These snowflakes are gorgeous and as Kate said, the colours are great. I always think that easel cards make a statement somehow. Hugs Christine xx

  3. Glad you are feeling better now Hazel - and that you have had a play with your new machine! I love the snowflake and must thank you for giving the information about where it came from! This is a lovely card.

    Hugs to you Sue Pxxx

  4. Magnifique Hazel, très jolie découpe et un effet super, biz

  5. These are gorgeous Hazel, love the papers you chose. Glad to got to Ally Pally yesterday and hope this week is better for you. Carol x

  6. I'm glad you are feeling better now and had the chance to go to Ally Pally. These easel cards are gorgeous and the papers you have used are stunning. Once you get used to the machine it is definitely plain sailing after that, I had the same problem with my Cameo, I was frightened of it.

  7. So sad to hear you have been ill - there seem to be a lot of nasty bugs doing the rounds right now and I hope you are on the road to recovery soon.
    Two real WOW cards that are stunning! Anyone would be happy to receive these Hazel and they fit Christine's theme perfectly Karen x

  8. Nice to hear you are feeling better, Hazel. Love your snowflakes. Thanks for dropping these off by our house here at 613 Avenue Create. We always enjoy your visits.
    Chana Malkah, Owner

  9. Beautiful snowflakes! Good for you on the cutting. I hear you about the blade settings, and not ruining the mat. I'm struggling with that same issue just now...sometimes it works well, sometimes it's frustrating. And you were doing something quite complex with these snowflakes too. They are just wonderful and I love that you did them so they stand up. TFS

  10. a very clever and noble card idea!

    thank you so much for playing along with us at ruby's rainbow challenges!

    hugs and kisses from germany,
    silvi xoxo

  11. Hope you're feeling better, Hazel. These cards are fabulous!
    hugs, Asha

  12. Hope you are feeling better. These snowflake cards are fabulous, I adore them. Thank you for joining in with all of the fun at the Crafty Boots Anniversary Challenge.


  13. Hope your feeling ok now and back on top of crafting. Glad you waited to make you cards as thes snowflake cards look absolutely super or Christine's challenge. Hugs Mrs A.
    P.s. will go back and link my card up shortly. Thanks for asking. Hugs Mrs A.

  14. Hope you're feeling better. I love your cards, they are outstanding. Thanks for sharing them with us at Robyn's Fetish Challenge.
    Laurence DT

  15. I've never seen easel cards like this before. They're neat-o! Thanks for joining us at Little Red Wagon.

  16. Wow what a great easel card! Zx

  17. What a gorgeous die cut! I love that site you mentioned. I do not have a scan and cut, but i have saved many of her other patterns.

    Glad to hear you are feeling better.
    Wonderful winter themed Christmas card!

  18. Gorgeous cards Hazel :-) i love the whole design of these !! AWESOME !! I have seen these scan and cut machines and they do look fabulous ! You have done a brilliant job here :-)

    thanks for joining us on the ABC Christmas Challenge
    Lols x x x

  19. Gorgeous snowflake card :o)
    Thanks for joining us at Sentimental Sundays & Good Luck!

  20. Stunning! The snowflake cut makes a fabulous easel card. Good on you to give it another try cutting... they turned out fabulous....

    Thanks for joining us at Sentimental Sundays...
    Sandy S

  21. What a lovely easel card, might have to snag that template too!! Glad you're feeling better, hope you enjoyed Ally Pally - I was there too on the Saturday to stock up on some crafty goodies!

    Thanks for joining the Sentimental Sundays challenge this week, hope to see you again very soon.

    Victoria DT

  22. Hazel, love your idea with a big snowflake card front.. Amazing!! Thanks for playing along with us at Sentimental Sundays Challenge...

  23. Great design Hazel and fabulous colouring. Easel cards scare me but you have rocked them here. So pleased you joined us at TIME OUT challenges x

  24. Great winter easel card. Thanks for sharing it with us at Sentimental Sundays. Maja DT

  25. Such a clever shape easel perfect for our challenge thanks for stopping by at Sentimental Sundays to share these with us X

  26. Two very beautiful Snowflake cards!! Thank you for joining us at Sentimental Sundays.

  27. Just lovely, Hazel ... the shimmer and shine on these gorgeous snowflakes is fabulous! Thanks so much for playing with us at Bev's special Time Out Challenge! Anita :)

  28. Great design and I love the colours and papers you've used.
    Thanks a lot for joining in with my Festive 48. Hope you can link up again next week. Marina

  29. So sweet christmas card. Thanks for playing with us at Sentimental Sundays :)

  30. Great that shape and a real X-mas-spirit pair! Thank you for taking the TIME OUT and join us!

  31. Beautiful snowflake cards you have made, Hazel.
    Thanks for entering our S challenge at ABC Christmas Challenge this time.
    Dorte x


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