Sunday, 31 October 2010

Santa Gatefold Card

I haven't made a gatefold card in a long time and I saw Gina K's gatefold with a twist idea on Splitcoast Stampers and it prompted me to make one.  This is one of the cards I made at a Messy Day I attended yesterday.  Messy Day was right, the crafty gods did not smile on me yesterday - I got inky smudges and splattered coffee on some completed cards, hey ho!

I used SU! Ruby Red CS for the card base and inked the Santa stamp in Ruby Red ink.  I used markers to ink up the senriment.  I embossed the cream panels with a large snowflakes embossing folder, it's gorgeous!  Some ribbon, punched snowflakes and gems finished off the card.

This photo shows the twist, you glue one panel to one side and the other panel to the opposite side.

Stamps: Rubber Stampede Santa Collage, sentiment by Penny Black
CS: SU! Ruby Red, Crumb Cake & Very Vanilla
Ink: SU! Ruby Red & Chocolate Chip
Tools: Metric Scor-Pal, large snowflakes embossing folder from Cuttlebug Winter Wonderland set, snowflake punches, sponge dauber

Embellishments & accessories: SU! Chocolate Chip grosgrain ribbon, Anita's gem wheel


Wednesday, 27 October 2010

Flowery 50th Birthday Card For Gill

This is the card I made for our special friend Gill's 50th birthday.  One of Gill's favourite colours is turquoise and she loves pretty, flowery, girly things.  The SU! Vintage Vogue set is one of my all time favourite stamp sets, it's a complete joy to use and is perfect for girly birthday cards.

The card measures approx. 5 3/4" square.  I stamped the Vintage Vogue flourish - I LOVE this stamp! - as a background in Turquoise ink.  The patterned paper is from the Cottage Wall DSP pack.  I stamped the flourish several times in Celery ink on the white panel.  I stamped the flowers using Turquoise and Eggplant inks - I stamped off twice and then I rock and rolled so I got a nice colour variation.  I've used a DEET and an embossing stylus to add shaping and dimension to the flowers.  Of course, I had to put a 50 on the card!  That was made with QuicKutz dies and circle punches and it's popped up.  I finished the card front by  adding turquoise gems to the flower centres and patterned paper panel.

Then I decorated the inside of the card using Nestie circle dies and more stamping.

The last thing was to decorate the envelope.  I used my Stamp-A-Ma-Jig so I could stamp the flourish in a continuous line.  I used markers to colour the 'Friends' stamp and I added another pretty flower.  I must say I was really happy how this card and envelope turned out!

Stamps: SU! Vintage Vogue & Sincere Salutations sets, inside sentiment by Hero Arts
CS: SU! Tempting Turquoise, Elegant Eggplant, Certainly Celery & Whisper White

Patterned paper: SU! Cottage Wall Designer Series Paper pack
Ink: SU! Tempting Turquoise, Certainly Celery & Elegant Eggplant
Tools: Square, circle and rectangle Nestabilities dies, circle punches, Katie Skinni Mini QuicKutz alphabet dies, DEET, embossing stylus, Stamp-A-Ma-Jig
Embellishments & accessories: SU! Elegant Eggplant grosgrain ribbon, Kaiser turquoise gems, 3d foam pads


Monday, 25 October 2010

Snowman Merry Christmas Card - WMSC20

This card was made for the Waltzingmouse Stamps WMSC20 sketch challenge.  I did tweak the placement of my snowman panel, I preferred it placed to the left rather than in the centre!

I fell in love with this My Mind's Eye Berries paper, the berries are shiny and glittery and I love the soft green with the white and deep red.  I sponged the edges of the white panel with Sage Shadow ink after paper piecing the snowman and stamping the stitches and sentiment.  I've added tiny punched snowflakes and a rhinestone brad to my tag.

Stamps: WMS Sewing Box Christmas, Off Beat Backgrounds & Say It With Style sets
CS: SU! Sage Shadow & Whisper White, Bazzill Pomegranate
Patterned paper: My Mind's Eye I Believe Berries
Ink: SU! Sage Shadow, VersaFine Onyx Black
Tools: Cuttlebug Tiny Tags die, Woodware tiny snowflake punch, paper piercer, sponge dauber
Embellishments & accessories: SU! clear rhinestone brad


Saturday, 23 October 2010

Stamper's Ten Make and Take Christmas Cards

These are the two fabby Christmas cards we made at Joanne's last Tuesday night.  The punch art snowman is just adorable!  I really like the ornament punch that punches out the stamped bauble too, so quick and easy!

This first card is made with Old Olive, Cherry Cobbler and Whisper White CS and the Contempo Christmas set.  We used the new Scallop Trim Border punch on the edge of the white panel.  The tree boughs are made using the fir tree stamp from the Lovely As A Tree set - clever!  We made a hole in the white panel to thread a strip of the Olive 1/8" ribbon through.  The bauble was stamped, punched out and I popped mine up.  We then added a bow.  I love the sentiment in this stamp set, very classy.

The next card features punch art, we used lots of punches and a circle die to build a sweet, smiley snowman.  Joanne very kindly put together a crib sheet for us as to how to put him together.

We stamped a background of snowflakes on the Baja Breeze panel and then tore strips of Whisper White CS for snow drifts.  The Baja Breeze panel, the sentiment piece, the snow drifts and all the white snowman pieces were edged with Baja Breeze ink.  That sentiment font is just gorgeous - so retro!  We used a white gel pen to add highlights to the eyes and detail to the hat trim.  What a happy card to make, guaranteed to make you smile!

Supplies for bauble card:
Stamps: SU! Contempo Christmas & Lovely As A Tree sets
CS: SU! Old Olive, Cherry Cobbler & Whisper White
Ink: SU! Old Olive & Cherry Cobbler
Tools: SU! Scallop Trim Border punch, SU! Ornament punch, paper piercer
Embellishments & accessories: SU! Old Olive 1/8" taffeta ribbon, 3d foam pads

Supplies for snowman card:
Stamps: SU! Serene Snowflakes & Four the Holidays sets
CS: SU! Cherry Cobbler, Baja Breeze, Whisper White, Basic Black & Pumpkin Pie
Ink: SU! Craft White, Classic Basic Black & Classic Baja Breeze
Tools: SU! 3/4"& 1 1/4" Circle punches, SU! 1 1/4" Square punch, SU! Ornament punch, SU! Heart to Heart punch, SU! Scallop Border punch, SU! Word Window punch, Circle Nestability die, Crop-A-Dile
Embellishments & accessories: SU! white gel pen


Friday, 22 October 2010

Another Birdie Catalogue CASE Card

I was looking through the new SU! catalogue the other day, purely to look at the card designs and to earmark some for CASEing.  Owen was sitting at the table opposite me and he pointed out a few cards that he liked, one of which was the bird trio card on page 47.  He was going for a job interview on Thursday so I decided to make him a good luck card based on the card from the catty.  I've used different colours and stamps, haven't bothered with the bleach stamping technique, the distressed card corner or the thread and I don't have any clips.

I used SU! Confetti White CS for the side opening A6 card base and Crumb Cake for the centre panel which I've distressed.  My birds are punched from Perfect Plum, Elegant Eggplant and Rich Razzleberry.  I've stamped each wing in the ink that matches the CS with the gorgeous flourish stamp from the Vintage Vogue set.  I used that for the stamping at the bottom of the card also.  The birds are popped up and I've added a purple gem eye to each one.  The sentiment is from a Waltzingmouse Stamps set.

Stamps: SU! Vintage Vogue set, Waltzingmouse Stamps Say It With Style set
CS: SU! Confetti White, Crumb Cake, Old Olive, Perfect Plum, Elegant Eggplant & Rich Razzleberry
Ink: SU! Old Olive, Perfect Plum, Elegant Eggplant & Rich Razzleberry
Tools: SU! Two Step Bird punch, SU! Curly Label punch, Tim Holtz edge distresser
Embellishments & accessories: Anita's gem wheel, 3d foam pads


Thursday, 21 October 2010

October 2010 Card Group Projects

Today was our card group get together and we made two Christmas cards, a snowman diorama card and then a simpler baubles card.  We made the diorama card using SU! Not Quite Navy and Garden Green CS and we used Labels Eight Nestability dies to cut out the apertures.  The snowman was coloured using SU! marker pens.  Punched snowflake shapes finished off the card front.

This photo shows the back of the card with the stamped sentiment panel.

The baubles card was made with SU! Bashful Blue, Basic Grey and Whisper White CS.  We stamped some random snowflakes as a background and then used the clear Joyful Bubbles set for the string of baubles.  The centre 'joy' bauble is punched out and popped up.  We used the SU! Mat Pack to add some piercing to the white panel.

Supplies for snowman diorama card:
Stamps: Hobby Art Large Snowman, SU! Season of Joy & Serene Snowflakes sets, sentiment from Penny Black
CS: SU! Not Quite Navy, Garden Green & Whisper White
Patterned paper: Sandylion Snowy Day
Ink: SU! Not Quite Navy & Garden Green, VersaFine Onyx Black, various SU! marker pens
Tools: Labels Eight & square Nestabilities dies, various snowflake punches, Metric Scor-Pal

Supplies for joy to the world baubles card:
Stamps: SU! Serene Snowflakes set, Personal Impressions Joyful Bubbles clear set
CS: SU! Bashful Blue, Basic Grey & Whisper White
Ink: Bahama Blue & Danube Blue Memento
Tools: Square Nestabilities dies, 1" circle punch, SU! Mat Pack, paper piercer
Embellishments & accessories: 3d foam pads


Tuesday, 19 October 2010

Poinsettia Trio Very Merry Christmas - Stamper's Ten Challenge Card

This is the second of my Stamper's Ten challenge cards for this month using some of the supplies Joanne gave us.  I decided on the poinsettias from the Season of Joy set to go with the Real Red, Old Olive and Very Vanilla colour combo.

I used my Sizzix Ornate card die to make the shaped card.  I stamped the poinsettias in red and olive and cut the olive ones apart so I could stick them behind the red ones as leaves.  I've added yellow gems to the centres and the poinsettias are popped up.  For the sentiment panel, I stamped the Fine Flourish background stamp in olive ink, stamping off once first before stamping the sentiment.  I then stamped the 3 small flowers and added red gem centres.  Right at the end, I realised I hadn't used the 3 gold brads Joanne had given us so I added them to the strip of red ribbon.

Tonight is our Stamper's Ten Make and Take evening.  I'm really looking forward to it and I'm hoping we're going to be using some new goodies from the new catty!

Stamps: SU! Season of Joy & Best Yet sets, SU! Fine Flourish
CS: SU! Real Red, Old Olive & Very Vanilla
Patterned paper: SU! Old Olive patterned paper

Ink: SU! Real Red & Old Olive
Tools:  Sizzix Bigz XL Card Fronts A2 Eyelet & Ornate die, SU! circle punches 

Embellishments & accessories: SU! Real Red grosgrain ribbon, SU! gold brads, Anita's gem wheel, 3d foam pads

Monday, 18 October 2010

Flower Trio Just For You - Craft For Life Campaign Card

It's been a while since I made a card for the Craft for Life campaign so I remedied that today.  I wanted to try out a colour combo including turquoise.  It's our friend Gill's birthday this week and her fave colour is turquoise.  I always try to incorporate it into cards I make for her but I'm running out of tried and tested colour combos!  I went for a bold pairing with eggplant and some white and a touch of celery.

I embossed the white oval with the Victorian Fleur embossing folder.  I stamped off the flowers twice first and then rock and rolled.  I've shaped the flowers with a DEET and an embossing stylus.  The leaves are punched shapes.  To finish off, I added turquoise gems to the flower centres.  I must say I quite like this colour combo!

Stamps: SU! Vintage Vogue set, Waltzingmouse Stamps Say It With Style set
CS: SU! Tempting Turquoise, Whisper White, & Certainly Celery
Ink: SU! Tempting Turquoise & Elegant Eggplant
Tools:  PaperMania Victorian Fleur embossing folder, Nellie's Multi Frame Oval MFD013 die, Woodware leafy punch, DEET, embossing stylus, moulding mat
Embellishments & accessories: SU! Elegant Eggplant grosgrain ribbon, Kaiser turquoise gems


Saturday, 16 October 2010

Snowflakes Thank You Note Card - Stamper's Ten Challenge Card

This month Joanne gave us enough supplies to make two Stamper's Ten challenge cards.  We were given CS in Real Red, Old Olive, Certainly Celery, Chocolate Chip, Very Vanilla and Whisper White, a piece of Olive patterned paper, some white and red ribbon, the stamped snowflake thank you tag plus 3 gold brads.  This is the first card I made using some of the supplies, an after Christmas thank you note, made using Nestie Label Eight dies.

I stamped the snowflakes on the Choc Chip layer in Choc Chip ink and stamped them in Real Red on the Celery layer.  I wrapped a strip of Real Red ribbon around the celery layer and added white ribbon and a rhinestone brad to the tag.  The tag is fixed to the card with the brad plus a glue dot to keep it in place.

This card has a surprise!  The Choc Chip round tab with a punched snowflake is there because this is a brad rotation card, one of the designs featured in the UStamp Cards with Cool Moves event.  The celery panel swings up and reveals the 'You raise kindness to an art' sentiment.

Stamps: SU! Serene Snowflakes & Vintage Vogue sets
CS: SU! Real Red, Whisper White, Chocolate Chip & Certainly Celery

Ink: SU! Real Red & Chocolate Chip
Tools: Labels Eight Nestabilities dies, Spellbinder's Labels Trio die, SU! Round Tab punch, Woodware small snowflake punch, paper piercer
Embellishments & accessories: SU! Real Red grosgrain ribbon, SU! Whisper White grosgrain ribbon, SU! clear rhinestone brad, PaperMania clear gem, glue dot


Friday, 15 October 2010

Winter White Out Snowman - F4A34

I fancied doing a challenge today to get the mojo flowing.  Today's Free For All challenge on Splitcoast Stampers is Winter White Out! where we have to make a winter project without using white - extra brownie fun points if you don't use purple or blue.  I like using my Inkadinkado retro snowman stamp with red and brown so that's what I went with.

The card is made with two Labels Eight Nestie dies cut from Chocolate Chip CS.  I don't know why I've not used these shape Nesties to make a card before, the finished card is a bit smaller than A6 but it's still a good size I think.  I see more of them in my future! 

I've used a deep red Bazzill CS as my accent colour, it's showing up lighter in the photo.  The snowman is stamped in Pearlescent Chocolate ink so there is a very subtle shimmer to him.  I lightly distressed the Crumb Cake and red panels with my edge distresser tool.  The large snowflake is a die cut and then I added smaller punched red snowflakes.  To finish off the card front, I added a red button threaded with linen thread to the large snowflake.

This photo shows the sentiment panel I placed inside the card:

Stamps: Snowman from Inkadinkado Holiday Sentiments clear set, Penny Black Joyous Season

CS: SU! Chocolate Chip & Crumb Cake, Bazzill Pomegranate
Ink: Brilliance Pearlescent Chocolate
Tools: Labels Eight Nestabilities dies, Sizzix Snowflakes #15 die, X Cut mini snowflake punch, Tim Holtz distressing tool
Embellishments & accessories: SU! linen thread, red button, glue dots


Thursday, 14 October 2010

BRAK Birdie Birthday Cards

I needed to send a few birthday RAK cards this month.  They all had to go to the USA and I wanted them to be fairly flat for ease of posting.  I've been having a stressful time over the last few days, my camera problems are still not over for one thing, so I decided to make things easy for myself and CASE a card from page 16 of the new UK SU! catty.  I liked how it turned out so I made 3 of them altogether, one pink and two apricot, all A6 size.

I dug out my very neglected 12" x 12" Soft Subtles textured CS for these cards.  I've had the pack for ages and hardly used it.  I only have a small Pretty in Pink ink pad and it's dry so for my tone on tone stamping on the pink card I used a VersaMark pad.  I used Apricot Appeal ink for the tonal stamping on the other cards.  I made the pink card first and then made the apricot cards slightly differently - I  used my Eyelet Border punch on the Crumb Cake panel and a different sentiment.  The birds are popped up with thin 3d foam tape and I added gems for the eyes.

Stamps: SU! Vintage Vogue, Wow Flowers & Sincere Salutations sets
CS: SU! textured Pretty in Pink & Apricot Appeal,SU! Crumb Cake, Old Olive & Whisper White
Ink: VersaMark, SU! Old Olive & Apricot Appeal
Tools: SU! Two-Step Bird punch, SU! Eyelet Border punch, SU! Mat Pack, paper piercer
Embellishments & accessories: Anita's gem wheel, 3d foam tape


Monday, 11 October 2010

Blue Baubles Merry Christmas

A Christmas card I made with the Joyful Bubbles clear stamp stamp set I bought a few weeks ago - in fact, while I had all the supplies out, I made four cards like this.  It's not often I make duplicates but I'm glad more Christmas cards have been added to the box!  I decided on a black, white and blue colour combo. 

I've made a side opening A6 size card with Bazzill blue CS.  The middle 'Joy' bauble was punched out and is popped up.  I used the Dotted Wave punch on the black panel.  I dug out rub-on sentiments for these cards, I'm slowly using them up from my stash!  I rounded the corners of the white panel and tied black and white gingham ribbon around.  Finally, I added clear gems to the snowflake baubles.

Stamps: Personal Impressions Joyful Bubbles clear stamp set
CS: Bazzill blue CS, white & black CS
Ink: VersaColor Atlantic,  VersaFine Onyx Black
Tools: EK Success Dotted Wave punch, 1" circle punch, X Cut corner rounder punch
Embellishments & Pebbles Inc. sentiment rub-ons, black & white gingham ribbon, Anita's gem wheel, 3d foam pads


Sunday, 10 October 2010

Get a Jump on Your Jingle Free Pass Winner!

There were 12 comments left on my post and chose number 6.

And so the winner is revefel, congratulations Donna, you've won the free pass to the UStamp with Dawn & Friends Get a Jump on your Jingle event! 

Donna said: Love the butterfly card colors. It is really a creative idea. I'll have to give this one a try.  As for holiday gards, my favorerite colors are the blue, white & silver combo.  Thank you for sharing all your beautiful handi work.

I love blue, white and silver for Christmas cards too.  Donna, please contact me today with your full name and email address so I can get the information off to the event organisers.  The deadline for notifying them is today so please either email me at, or leave a comment on this post with your name and email address as soon as possible, thanks.
Thanks to everyone who commented, you gave me some fabulous ideas for Christmas card colour combos!


Saturday, 9 October 2010

Announcement and a chance for you to win a giveaway!

Here's my announcement - woohoo, I got picked to be a guest designer for the next UStamp event, the Get a Jump on Your Jingle event - how exciting!  I was picked after making this spiral pop up card.  I'm absolutely chuffed to bits!

Please click here to get all the info about the UStamp with Dawn & Friends Get a Jump on your Jingle! event.

Not only is it exciting for me but you can share in the excitement also because Dawn has very kindly offered a free pass to the Get a Jump on Your Jingle event!  She has given each designer one free pass to offer as blog candy. 

So what do you need to do to be in with a chance of winning the free pass?  It's very simple - just leave me a comment on this blog post telling me one of your favourite colour combos for Christmas cards.   

I will use to pick a winner on Saturday 9th October at 12 noon (UK time) and I'll announce the winner soon after that.  Good luck!

Wednesday, 6 October 2010

Butterfly For You - Hope You Can Cling To Campaign Card

My old camera plus a borrowed lead means that I'm back to blogging, yay!  This was another card I made for the Hope You Can Cling To campaign.  One of the Splitcoast Stampers challenges on World Card making Day was to make a card inspired by lingerie.  That meant a girly card was in order and I decided on soft colours, pretty ribbon and gems for my card.

I made a side opening A6 size card and embossed the front with the very pretty and feminine Victorian Fleur embossing folder.  I've used rectangle Nestie dies for my layers.  I stamped the butterfly in VersaMark ink on thick white vellum and embossed with white embossing powder.  I then coloured the butterfly from behind using Copic marker pens and I popped up the wings before attaching the butterfly to the yellow panel.  To finish off the card I added the lovely pink ribbon and 4 pink gems to the yellow panel.

Stamps: Butterfly by Magenta, sentiment from SU! Fresh Cuts set
CS: White CS, thick white vellum, Bazzill Romance & Cream Puff
Ink: VersaMark, VersaMagic Pixie Dust chalk ink, Copic marker pens
Tools: Rectangle Nestabilities dies, PaperMania Victorian Fleur embossing folder
Embellishments & accessories: white embossing powder, Doodlebug pink ribbon, Anita's gem wheel, glue dots

Please note I'll be posting a second time today because I have an announcement to make and a chance for readers to win a giveaway!  Please do come back!


Tuesday, 5 October 2010


Just an update to say I'm having problems - my camera won't connect to my computer so I can't upload any photos.  I'm unable to blog until I can sort it out which will hopefully be soon!

Saturday, 2 October 2010

Pink Poinsettias Merry Christmas - Hope You Can Cling To Campaign Card

Splitcoast Stampers is hosting three challenges today for World Card Making Day - click here for the information.  There is a month long 'Hope You Can Cling To' campaign while Breast Cancer Awareness Month is going on and after today there will be daily challenges for the campaign.  As I love pink, I decided I couldn't pass up the Pink Holidays challenge!  I decided to make a pink Christmas card.

My card is a standard A6 size, made using SU! Melon Mambo CS.  I used a Card Positioning Sketch (CPS#93) for my layout.  I stamped the poinsettia in Melon Mambo ink three times without re-inking and cut them out.  I stamped in Certainly Celery ink for the leaves.  The Celery strip down the left hand side is ribbon.  I used my Stamp-A-Ma-Jig to get perfect placement for the sentiment on the white panel, I used Melon Mambo ink but I stamped off once first.  I've added silver sequins to the flower centres and a silver glitter dot to the centre of the snowflake.  I've deliberately kept all the elements flat as this card will be posted to the card drive in the USA.

Stamps: SU! Season of Joy set
CS: SU! Melon Mambo, Pretty in Pink, Certainly Celery & Whisper White
Ink: SU! Melon Mambo & Certainly Celery
Tools: Square Nestabilities dies, circle punches, Stamp-A-Ma-

Embellishments & accessories: SU! Certainly Celery poly twill ribbon, silver sequins, Anita's silver Glitterations dot sticker, glue dots

CAS Button Wreath Merry Christmas Card For PPA62

Today is World Card Making Day and I'm going to spend a few happy hours in my craft room - in fact, I'm hoping to stretch it out to the whole weekend! I saw the PPA62 All Buttoned Up challenge which was to use buttons on a clean and simple card and I really liked the sound of that.

I've made a wreath card using the fabulous SU! Medallion stamp and my fave colour at the moment, Rich Razzleberry. The card measures approx. 15 cms square.  I've paired the Razzleberry with Mellow Moss as that goes well with the buttons I've used. I used a circle Nestie die to cut out the wreath centre and I've popped the wreath up. I used two sizes of buttons and threaded Very Vanilla CS strips through the buttonholes before attaching them to the wreath with glue dots.

The fancy corners were made with a Sizzix Sizzlits die.  I cannot wait to get my hands on the SU! Photo Corner punch from the new UK catty, I've been waiting impatiently for it for 3 years!  I love how the punch has two sizes of corner so you can layer if you want to - plus it will be so much quicker to punch out corners rather than to die cut them!

Stamps: SU! Medallion, SU! Seasonal Wishes set
CS: SU! Mellow Moss, Rich Razzleberry & Very Vanilla

Ink: SU! Rich Razzleberry
Tools: Circle Nestabilities die, Sizzix Sizzlits Decorative Corner die, Stamp-A-Ma-Jig
Embellishments & accessories: American Crafts buttons, 3d foam pads, glue dots

Happy World Card Making Day to you, hope you find time to have fun and be creative!


Friday, 1 October 2010

Snowman Free Standing Pop Up Card

One of the U Stamp Cards with Cool Moves projects was a free standing pop up card.  I've made these before but it was such a long time ago so high time I made another one!  I really loved using my happy snowman stamp to make the diorama card a few days ago so I dug out the Giant Snowman stamp this time as I thought he'd be the perfect size for this card.

You can see I love this snowman image so much, I have him in two sizes plus a smaller image that I use on envelopes!  To colour in my snowmen images, I tapped ink from pads onto a ceramic tile and used a waterbrush to pick up the colour.  I've added crystal ultrafine glitter to the large snowman plus red gems for the holly berries on his hat.  The Old Olive panel is popped up.  I used a bookplate die for the sentiment and added punched snowflakes with gem centres.  Some lush spotty Razzleberry ribbon finishes the card off.

This photo shows the card closed.  I love how the bottom slides up so the card folds flat for posting!  You can see my new card stand in this photo too.  I saw Graham Hansford demo at the Glitter Pot a few weeks ago.  He was selling MDF desktop caddies to store CS in and I bought one from him.  He was displaying the cards he'd made in MDF card holders and I asked if he was selling those too - they looked ideal for taking photos of cards that don't stand up!  Anyway,  Graham said he wasn't selling them but he very kindly gave me one to take home - what a sweetheart!  I painted it with acrylic paint - I'm really chuffed with it! 

Stamps: Hobby Art Giant Snowman & Snowman, SU! Warm Words set, Hero Arts snowflakes
CS: SU! Old Olive & Rich Razzleberry, watercolour paper
Ink: VersaFine Onyx Black, SU! Old Olive, Rich Razzleberry, Pumpkin Pie, Regal Rose & Bordering Blue, SU! Black Watercolor Wonder crayon
Tools: Sizzix Bookplates die, X Cut corner rounder punch, X Cut tiny snowflake punch, waterbrush
Embellishments & accessories: SU! Rich Razzleberry dotty grosgrain ribbon, silver brads, Crystal ultrafine glitter, Anita's gem wheel, 3d foam tape