Sunday, 8 December 2013

OVERBOARD ON SNOWFLAKES TODAY!

First of all apologies for not visiting blogs, posting blogs or generally crafting this week!

The reason XMAS! Yep it's catching up with me and I'm NOT ready for it. So in between working I've been doing crazy shopping, writing cards ... until I ran out!!!! Grrrr! Wrapping up, tag making, more tag making and obviously now need just a few more Christmas cards!

So that's what I've been doing today. It's now that I realise no matter how prettily embellished my cards may be when it comes down to the good old postage rates drastic action is needed and it's really not my style but one must adapt!!!

First up is my entry to Less is More where the theme this week is Metallic and a Colour. Delving in my 'ancient' stash I found a metal snowflake, wire and brad so my colour ended up being silver. Not really sure about my wire but just wanted to have a go with it!

'Snowflakes' is the the codeword at Addicted to CAS this week so I'm going to enter my card there too.



Card Recipe:

Snowflake stamps and sentiment from Uniko Studio
Gems, Brad, Wire and Snowflake from my stash




Next up I've made two cards for the Colour Q Challenge. Although they aren't traditionally Christmas Colours I loved the combo so had to play along - just can't decide between the two cards so popping both in the 'hat'.



So for this one I've used the same snowflake stamp set from Uniko Studio, this time with a different sentiment. I've embossed the top half of the card with a new EF I couldn't resist from Cuttlebug, called spots and dots.

And for this card I've used the Signature Christmas Set from Clearly Besotted with a sentiment from the Pretty Poinsettia set. The 'swag' along the top is from Uniko Studio, Peace on Earth set.  I've raised the front panel on 3d strips for added dimension and to add a bit of sparkle some fluffy stuff covered in glamour dust to create a 'snowy' effect. Gems are from my stash and the brads are from Stampin Up.



The theme at CAS on Sunday is 'Christmas' this week and I'm going to drop this one in there too.


Ok I've got one more to sneak in before the shutters come down so I'll be back in a minute!

Sarah

14 comments:

  1. What fabulous card Sarah!
    Thanks so much
    Chrissie
    Less is More

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  2. Wow, Sarah, I love that metallic snowflake and the silver wire ... they add such gorgeous texture and dimension! Great use of the Colour Q shades on both cards! Anita :)

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  3. I'm so behind on my Christmas card-making I'm envious you've got these three done so quickly! They are all just fabulous! Thanks for joining us at colourQ!

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  4. Oh my you have been busy! I am in LOVE with both the snowflake cards they are simply CAS perfection! I will never tire of seeing snowflake cards & especially those using Stunning Snowflakes! Lol! Hugs Bev x

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  5. Great cards! I especially love the wire on your CAS card. I think it's such a unique touch! Thanks for joining us at ATCAS. :)

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  6. Both are wonderful, but I do love the snowflake one the best! Love the EF too....it works perfectly with the "theme" of your snowflakes! Thanks for playing with the CQC colors this week!

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  7. Beautiful cards, Sarah, love those colored snowflakes! Thanks for sharing your cards with us at the colourQ.

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  8. Beautiful cards - I love the metallic snowflakes and I love the colourful snowflakes, in fact I love all of your cards.
    Elaine

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  9. Both gorgeous creations Sarah - love how you've given the second one that bit of dimension...thanks for joining us at Colour Q again this week!

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  10. Wonderful cards, I love the addition of the wire

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  11. Love all of your work in this post. Well done! I especially like the last one with the ornaments...great colors! Thanks for joining us this week at CAS on Sunday!

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  12. Wow great cards love the colors. Thank you for joining us over at CAS on sunday.

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  13. Love the clustered snowflakes and the single metal one. Fabulous card. So glad you joined ATCAS this week
    Jaydee

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  14. Lovely card, really beautiful!!
    Thank you for joining our challenge at CAS on Sunday.

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