Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Snowflakes! Messy snowflakes!

This wonderful image is from The Digi Garden and was drawn by Jacqui McNeil. Jacqui died a couple of weeks ago and The Digi Garden is now closed. The sweet little images are precious and treasured.

Our challenge this month at Christmas at Sweet Stampin' is "Snowflakes".  Don't go putting away those winter stamps...our monthly challenges are all winter and Christmas topics! This is a great way to get a few cards ahead for Christmas 2013 since we all know how fast the months fly by.

I colored my image with Copics and used Flower Soft as the snow at her feet, clear iridescent glitter for the tiny snowflakes, and tiny flat back pearls for her earrings. I wear pearl earrings, so she's wearing pearl earrings!

My large white snowflakes are made from Sizzix diecuts and then I coated them with white glue and then white Flower Soft. I let that dry and then I coated that with more white glue and put another layer of Flower Soft. I achieved the look I wanted, but it was quite messy and I had to peel glue and flower soft off my fingertips then had to clean up the loose flower soft that went everywhere! I glued a white pearl in the center of each snowflake. The iridescent silver snowflakes around image are a die by Poppy Stamps. The rhinestones in the corner are actually clear with a blue iridescent coating over them, although they look metallic here. I used a square frosted acrylic tag and stamped "happy holidays" with Staz-On black ink. The snowflake in the middle of the satin bow is a button that I cut the back off and glued a little pearl in the center.

This month our sponsor is Funky Kits. The prize is two Gorjuss Girl images from Sugar Nellie.

The design team members have some wonderful examples for you so please visit them at the Christmas at Sweet Stampin' challenge blog.

                                            Thanks for visiting my blog!
                                                   Hugs, Gail

This card is entered in the following challenges:
Artistic Inspirations
Sparkles Forum Christmas
Crafty Hazelnuts Christmas Challenge Extra
Christmas Card Challenges
Simon Says Stamp and Show (making my snowflakes was messy)
Glitter 'n Sparkle
Challenges 4 Everybody
Craft Door Magazine
Whoopsi Daisy


  1. Just beautiful Gail, love the gorgeous lace and sweet little Digi, so precious, I love snowflakes, I think it's cause the only way I get close to them is on cards LOL, Just beautiful my friend, nicely done
    Hugs Julie P

  2. Super card, Gail! The snowflakes look great! It was worth the mess!

  3. Adorable card and image. Beautiful colouring and I love the touch of lace in the background. The snowflakes are gorgeouse. Thanks so much for joining in the Simon Says Stamp and Show Challenge. Tracy x x

  4. Such a pretty card and love that image. Thank you for joining us at Whoopsi Daisy this week.

    Joan x

  5. Gorgeous image and beautiful card , lovely colours . Thanks for sharing at glitternsparkle hugs trisha x

  6. This is adorable, even if it is a winter card that reminds us of SNOW. The image is so cute and I also wish the "store" hadn't closed - her talent will be sorely missed !! This card is just oozing in sweetness - so, so pretty. Certainly hope you win in at least ONE challenge that you've entered.

  7. this is so adorable! this image is so cute! love all the snowflakes on your card! the small snowflake on the bow is adorable!! I LOVE your card!!

  8. One fabulous card!

    Thanks for joining us at Whoopsi Daisy and hope you to join us with your fabulous creations again!

    Hugs, Sande DT xx

  9. The image is so sweet - beautiful card - thanks for entering my CHNC challenge extra for February – hope to see you again soon. x

  10. Hi Gail, Such a wonderful card. The flower soft looks so pretty - though it is a terrible mess to work with :) I love that gorgeous lace and the pretty little pearl earings. Really beautiful.

    Hugs, Dawn

  11. This might have been a little messy to make but the effect was certainly worth it. LOVE the snowflakes & the coloring of this delightful image.
    Hugs, Janie

  12. Lovely card. Thanks for joining CHNC extra challenge this month.

  13. The image really is adorable and precious! Love the snowflakes too!
    Thanks for joining us at CCC!

  14. This is fabulous Gail and such a lovely tribute to Jacqui. Thanks so much for playing at Whoopsi Daisy this week!

  15. Hi Gail, Oh what a stunning card your image is gorgeous and the layers and attention to detail its beautiful.....thank you for joining in our challenge at Sparkles Christmas Challenge " Anything Goes" good luck and hope to see you again next time DT Member Sandra H xx

  16. Gorgeous & a lovely colour too! Thanks for joining us over at Sparkles Christmas challenges this time & good luck!
    Hugs Jo x

  17. So cute image )) Beautiful lace and snowflakes.