Friday, December 10, 2010

Snow Much Fun

You may already know my feelings on the subject of snow.  I don't like it! Or to be more precise, I don't like it on the roads and pavements - I think it looks wonderful everywhere else, but as we don't usually have much snow in England we're not really geared up to dealing with it and it always causes havoc when it puts in an appearance.  Which it has over the last couple of weeks.   We had only the lightest dusting here but I was still worried till Hubby was home safe - and I've been ringing to check up on my rellies in Northumberland, where the snow has been pretty bad even right on the coast where they live.
Anyway, this week it should have been Asia Wu's turn to set the challenge for the Daring Cardmakers, but the snow rather disrupted their house-moving plans and their schedule rather went to pot.  So instead of being snugly ensconced in their new house, complete with phones and web access all sorted out they find themselves in that horrible internet-less limbo-land this week instead.  So a quick shuffle of our calendar and an "emergency" challenge was called for.  It seemed right in the circumstances to choose a snowy theme!
Snow Much Fun
Any sort of card (Christmas, Winter Birthday, Winter Sports Fan etc) but it has to have a snowy theme.
I went for a snowflakes theme - mainly because I'd indulged in yet another Christmas/Winter paper collection.  oooops!
 Materials:
All papers; Bo Bunny "A Gift of Love", 
the snowflakes are all cut from papers in the set too.
Gorgeous Snowflake charm from Creative Treasures,  Blue satin ribbon (John Lewis), Silver, Pale Blue and Royal Blue gems from Anita's Gem Wheel. Blue and Silver metallic threads. Lots of Glamour Dust. Sentiment pc generated
 A close up of the glittery bits:
While I had the papers out I used some of the scraps to make some blue versions of the minimalist cards I showed yesterday using the Cuttlebug minis die.  I think these cards are my favourites for this year - hopefully I've now made all the Christmas cards I need - but as usual it's the ones I make last that I like best!  Which is why there's no point my starting to make them in January!


 And finally another mini dies card using Websters Pages
Next on my Crafty To-Do list - if the cards are really all done, are boxes and notepads, oh, and a card for my hubby needs to be made too. I hope you're all getting there with your Christmas stuff, its getting to that "aaaggghhh I don't think I can fit it all in" sort of time, isn't it?
Don't forget to check out the snowy cards over on The Daring Cardmakers Blog - the winner of our Flourish With A Bling sponsored dare is announced today.  Please do join in this week if you can, we'd love to see your snowy cards.
Thanks for visiting today

10 comments:

Lynda said...

Those snowflakes are amazing Kathy - wonderful papers and all those different shades of blue - very frosty! I really do love your last minute cards too - I make Christmas cards throughout the year but always seem to like my last makes the best.

Love Lynda xxx

Paula said...

Love the snowflake card...the papers are gorgeous.

Rein said...

Wonderful set of card,
love how you did the snowflakes on the first one.

Karen said...

Totally gorgeous! x

Kaz said...

Ooo lovely cards Kathy, I can see why you just had to have those papers! xx

Lythan said...

Those bo bunny papers are gorgeous and you really make them sing. Love the Clean and simple cards too

Saskia said...

Lovely work Kathy!!

Saskia :)

Janice said...

Gorgeous, all those snow flakes look great.

Hazel said...

I love Bo Bunny papers and you've used them superbly - such striking cards - I love snow like this, but not the real stuff. x

Jules said...

Hi Kathy

Gorgeous makes .. .. all of them .. .. but your first one is extra special.

Sounds like your list is doing quite well .. .. mine goes on for pages LOL!!!

I'm not a snow fan if I have to go out in it - but I do like to be inside looking out! Probably much like anyone really unless you are under the age of 14!! LOL!!

Have a good Sunday.

Love Jules xx