Monday, October 26, 2009

Little Treasures!

I've been making more C-word cards this weekend, and yes, they've got snowflakes on...again!
I've used the Cuttlebug snowflakes embossing folder on all of these, and they're all embellished with lovely bits and pieces from Crafty Treasures

I've used a couple of different ribbons here to tie the aqua and turquoise colours together.
Snowflakes are Spellbinders "Create a Flake 2" cut in two shades of glitter card, plus one cut with a punch - I can't remember who makes it, I'll edit if I do!
The oval sentiment, and the fabulous little snowflake charm on here are from Crafty Treasures/

For this card I've used my own sketch - you can find it HERE - please pop over and have a look, you might find some new inspiration for your card-making - I hope so, anyway!
This one is a gatefold card, I've embossed the four squares, then made a layered snowflake (Spellbinders flakes 1 & 2) to sit across the opening.
Flat backed pearls, oval sentiment from Creative Treasures

And then I got a little bit carried away! I think the whole C-word card making is starting to get to me, but I enjoyed making this so much! I try to keep my Christmas cards fairly flat so that I don't get clobbered for going over the miserly 0.5cm thickness the RM allows for regular postage prices, but this one won't fit the slot, that's for sure. I don't really care, because once in a while I have to make a C-word card just for the fun of it or I'd lose the will to live - or at least the love of making cards!

Actually it was that snowflake charm that made me do it, I just thought how pretty it would look in a "Shabby Chic" sort of arrangement and the next thing I knew I was making coiled roses from glittery paper and dabbing wired roses in turquoise inks.
Snowflakes, charm, sentiment, flat-backed pearls as before.

I think the wired roses came from Favour Factory a long time ago - I was looking for them on the net the other day, but the link doesn't work so I suppose they are no more.
The wide organza ribbon which I've scrunched into a little bow was part of an old Creative Treasures Flower Kit - it was the one with a turquoise and chocolate colour theme.

I did manage to make a few more yesterday so I'll pop those on tomorrow
That's it for today
Hope you remembered to change the clocks at the weekend - not looking forward to how early it's going to be dark this evening - or should I say this afternoon? Grim, eh?


lisa said...

I absolutely love these snowflake embossed Christmas cards you make Cathy and the turqouise and white combination is gorgeous. Very beautiful cards. You are so organised you put me to shame!!


Angelnorth said...

Fab stuff and you're quite right, you need to let rip with a "just for fun" every now and again - love the shabby chic result!

Wipso said...

Hi Kathy....gorgeous cards....again :-) A x

Julia Dunnit said...

Seriuosly lovely snowflake stuff coming off your desk Kathy. Do give us mere mortals a chance to catch up won't you?!!

tracy said...

kathy those are georgous,i love the colours you've used:)

Kath said...

They are beautiful Kathy.

Lythan said...

these are so elegant and gorgeous. I am still in denial!

Janice said...

Great cards as usual Kathy. Love the last one.

Kaz said...

Gorgeously scrummilicious Kathy xx

Lynda said...

These are very elegant Kathy and the 3rd one is simply lush. Love the turquoise.

Love Lynda xxx

Gez said...

Gorgeous selection Kathy. Love the white & turquoise. Your cards look so clean & classy. Love your little hand-made flowers too.xx

Hazel said...

You have been busy - I love the theme of these cards - the blue turquoise is just right with the white embossing x

Traceyr said...

Kathy so stylish as always. Love the colours together. :)

Anne Kristine said...

Beautiful card and lovely snowflakes!!
Hugs Anne

Maria Matter said...

Kathy, these are just beautiful!
love the flowers!!! Great color too!
Blessings, Maria

Alex said...

Like your Snowflakecards!
Hugs, Alex