Sunday, 20 January 2013

Snowy London Days!

Yes, it really is a snowy London day today!
A perfect day to stay inside and craft.

This week at 52 Christmas Card Throwdown is a recipe challenge. The recipe being patterned paper, glitter and to decorate the inside of your card. Ruth set this challenge and I commented that this was scary for us CAS lovers!
Now, Ruth decided to show me I had no reason to be scared and made a 'CAS recipe' card to prove it!! You can see her 'CAS encouragement' card here.

I had already got my Xmas crafty goodies out before I saw Ruth's card but this was the little extra bit of encouragement I needed to get me started.
I have all week been trying to think of a card for the 'blue' challenge at Casology and decided I could combine these 2 challenges and came up with this:

I had a lot of fun making this and was happy with how it turned out. So thank you Ruth for the little push!!
I die cut the super big snowflake out of blue polka dot paper, embossed some white card and added a strip of glitter paper to the edge. Punched a flower in glitter paper for the centre of the snowflake then added a few gems. The sentiment is from PTI-I have bordered this with the polka dot paper.

Not forgetting the third element of the is the decorated centre of my card:

I die cut a snowflake out of white card and cut it in half and inked the edges. I did the same with the patterned paper and flower punch to give this design. And I added a little corner of patterned paper to really show I could do a CAS version of this recipe!

I am also going to enter this into the 'Christmas in January' Challenge at C.R.A.F.T.. They are doing one week a month Christmas theme, so that will have to go onto my list.
And to finish, my Dad just sent me this photo of him and Mum playing in the snow with a kid form next door!! You are never too old to have fun!!

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Have a great Sunday x


  1. Gorgeous color choices for this card Sandie. Love that snowflake made out of the DSP and the inside is fabulous too. Thanks for joining us this week at 52CCT!

  2. I love the big gorgeous snowflake and the texture is absolutely fabulous Sandie. A tough recipe that you cranked out in your lovely CAS style!

  3. I LOVE the crispness of navy and white and the little pops of turquoise are so pretty! Thanks so much for playing along with CASology this week, Sandie!

  4. Snow in London seems wrong somehow! Hope you are surviving! Great colour combination on your cards! Love the blue tipped snowflakes! Thanks for joining in on the fun at CASology this week!

  5. Beautiful card Sandie , I love the dark colour of the snowflake and all the texture.

    This weather puts you in the mood for making Christmas cards doesn't it? I live in Hertfordshire and lots of the local schools are closing tomorrow, but I work in inner London, so not much chance of a day off!

  6. Wow! Love's soooo you. Definitely a winner. My yuletide mojo hasn't arrived yet...maybe bec I'm in flap over Easter!
    Keep warm and eat cake, my dear friend!

  7. beautiful snowflake... so pretty in dark blue! thanks for playing along with CASology this week!

  8. Hi Sandie,
    what a wonderful CAS card! I LOVE that big gorgeous snowflake and the fact that it goes off the card a bit! The embossed panel and the glitter strip add such nice texture and contrast. What a great idea for the inside, to cut shapes in half - I love the inking!

    I'm SO glad you joined in and shared this fab card with us at 52 {C}CT! Ruth x

  9. Very pretty. Love the large snowflake. x

  10. A beautifully cas card with all the elements of Ruth's recipe, what stands out for me is the inside - great design. Thanks for playing along with us at 52 CCT this week

    Louise xx

  11. Such a pretty card, Sandie! LOVE the sponged snowflakes on the inside! Thanks for joining us at 52CCT! :)

  12. Isn't Ruth fab! I love your CAS card Sandie with that beautiful colours. I'd looked at this challenge too and decided against it but maybe you've given me the push I needed to join in! Vicky x

  13. Oooh Sandie this is lovely, that huge snowflake really is a show stopper. The inside looks amazing too - thanks for joining in with us this week at 52CCT - Jacqueline xx

  14. Lovely christmas cards, thanks for joining in with us at CRAFT x carol