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