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Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Snowflakes

The challenge for this month at Christmas at Sweet Stampin' is SNOWFLAKES. We want to see snowflakes! I used a TiddlyInks stamped image for this challenge, not a digital.


The background paper is made with Core-dinations whitewashed paper and an embossing folder by Embossilicious so that when I sanded it, the snowflakes came out pink. Then the background on the image is a stencil by Memory Box on smooth white paper and I used a Stampin' Up dauber with pink ink. I used absolutely no design paper on this card, which is very rare for me! The Christmas tree is a diecut by La-La Land and the icicle die is by Marianne with White Glitter Ritz added over the entire die cut.



I colored my image with Copics and then fussy cut the image.  I used Sno-Tek for the snow and Star Dust Stickles for my little dots of snowflakes.

        

I put a pretty paper doily under my Wild Orchid flowers, ribbon, pearl pin (from my best friend, Lillian) and sequin arrangement and added a little white paint to the flowers. I'm not a sequin fan, but I found a bottle of assorted pink/peach sequins by Doodlebug and couldn't resist getting them. I used white pearl paint in the center of each of my sequins since I dislike seeing the sequin hole.

The sentiment tickets and matching die cut are by Whimsy. The snowflake is actually a pink foam snowflake and then a white plastic snowflake layered on top of it with a sequin in the middle.

The prize this month is Stamp Art by Kathryne who has donated 5 digis to the winner! The gals on the Christmas at Sweet Stampin' Design Team have made some fabulous projects for the SNOWFLAKE challenge. Stop by and take a look and we hope you'll be inspired to join this challenge!

                                                                                        Hugs,
                                                                                        Gail

This card is entered n the following challenges:
Delightful Sketches, C.R.A.F.T., Anything Goes With a Twist, Crafty Catz, Sister Act, Completely Christmas, My Craft Creations, 613 Avenue Create, Christmas Card Challenges, Ribbon Girls, Ooh La La Creations, The Paper Nest Dolls, Holly Jolly Christmas, Pinspirational, Double Click, Tiddly Inks, Pattie's Creations, Fussy and Fancy, Fairytale Stamper, Sentimental Sundays, Love to Scrap, Fashionable Stamping, We Do Doobadoo, One Crazy Stamper, The Crafting Cafe, Eclectic Ellapu (purple team), Laural Craft Dragonfly Dreams, Penny Black and More, Crafting by Designs, Whimsy Inspires, Christmas Cards All Year Around, Crafty Hazelnuts Christmas Challenge 2, Mema's Crafts (tic-tac-toe: rubber stamp, glitter, dry embossing AND Ribbon,flower/doily, diecut) ,   Crafty Dee-Bowz, The Sisters of Craft, Crafty Calendar (Bingo: Flowers, Pink, Sparkle), Crafty Girls, Crafty Bloggers Network, Miriam's Crafting Blog, Stamplorations, Country View Challenges, Scrap It Girl, Deep Ocean, Emerald Faeries, Art by Miran

86 comments:

  1. Simply Stunning Gail, a definitely favourite ever of mine xx

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  2. Wow! Gail, this is so beautiful! I had to spend some time here today just looking at every detail and reading how you created this. It's stunning! I love pink anyway, but this is gorgeous! I was blown away that there is no dp here - awesome how you made the backgrounds! Definitely a winner and I expect to see your name on Paper Playful a lot for this one, my friend! Wishing you a joyful day!

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  3. Gail this is just so pretty love the non traditional colors and the detail is perfect. Awesome job!
    Hugs

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  4. Stunning just love the twinkly snow scene just gorgeous love and Hugs Carole x

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  5. Wow. What an incredible scene. So creative and very unique. Such fun to use non traditional colors. Thanks for joining us over at the DoubleClick Skittles Challenge!

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  6. Gorgeous creation, thank you for joining us this week at CRAFT Challenge this week and good luck!
    We would love you to also check out our DT call and apply if you feel this is something for you as we are looking for some talented and friendly crafter to join our DT Team. I'm sure we would love to have you on board.

    Jo and the CRAFT Team.

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  7. so pretty and gilry card,
    hugs
    céline

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  8. You have made our Top3 this week at CRAFT Challenge, don't hesitate to join our DT call!

    Jo and the CRAFT Team.

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  9. How pretty Gail, such a lovely colour and a super sweet image, love the touches of glitter too.
    Hugs Jacee
    Simply Paper Card Design

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  10. What a lovely looking card Gail. Love the colours and the sweet image have I just use my self on a Christmas card, but the digi version. Love the coral red version you have done. It's really pretty.
    Love n hugs
    Marie

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  11. Simply gorgeous Gail.

    Thank you for sharing with us at Fashionable Stamping Challenges.

    Warm crafty hugs from Shirl x x x
    ShirlsCards.

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  12. Really really pretty Gail..gorgeous colouring and sparkle and love the colours and adorable image...

    luv CHRISSYxx

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  13. One word: LUSCIOUS! This is a confection, Gail. Thanks for sharing it on the Craft-Dee BowZ October challenge!

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  14. Super cute card. Love that its all pink and white! Thanks for sharing it with us this week at Crafty Catz. Naomi x

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  15. Wow, how amazing that you made your own backgrounds -- I would have totally taken it for granted that you'd used paper, as so many of us do nowadays. Fantastic job on the stencil AND the embossing/sanding. This is SO pretty done in "pinks" and very fitting for the month of October for cancer awareness. Your snowflakes are so cute, and the glitz and glitter on this card are Awesome. I'm not a fan of sequins either, but these have certainly added some glamor to your stunningly beautiful creation - great thought to cover the hole with pearl pen. This is definitely deserving of some "wins" in the challenges you've chosen to enter!!

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  16. This is just soooo beautiful Gail - I love the pink you have used, I have some of the same Core'dinations card but just forget to use it!!! You have reminded me!! I love the embellishments and the image as well. Just gorgeous!

    Thank you so much for entering the Crafty Calendar (Bingo) challenge this month, lots of luck.

    Hugs to you Sue Pxxx DT

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  17. Such a gorgeous card Gail!
    Thanks for playing at The Crafting Cafe in our Think Pink challenge this month!
    Hugs
    Dawn xx

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  18. Oh Gail that's gorgeous......so pretty & a fab layout too!
    hugs Jo x

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  19. Beautiful card love the non-designer papers -cute image and all the sparkle-thanks for joining us at AAGWAT
    Carol DT x

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  20. Hi Gail
    This is fabulous.... So pretty....
    Fabulous image...
    Thanks for joining us at Completely Christmas this week
    Hugs Sylvie xx

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  21. Aw how precious Gail - I just love everything about your card.
    Thanks for joining us over at DoubleClick Skittles challenge!
    DT-Shirl

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  22. Wow this is gorgeous. Thanks for taking time to stop by and play with us at Mema's Crafts. Good luck and visit often..we love the company.

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  23. This is fantastic! I love the embossing, the sparkle, and the color. It's just wonderful! Thanks for joining us this week at Delightful Challenges. Julie, DT

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  24. beautiful! the image is so sweet and i love the flowers and your handmade backgrounds. i never thought of putting something in the centre of the sequins, but then i always have a hard time deciding where to put them. :) i love how you've placed yours. thank you so much for playing along with us this month at penny black and more.
    linda

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  25. Your card is outstanding.....! Thank you for sharing with Fairytale Stampers - Myrna (DT)

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  26. I love the background effect, very artistic, such a pretty card, the image is just lovely, nice work my friend
    Hugs Julie P

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  27. A really delightful Christmas creation Gail with so much attention to detail.

    Thanks so much for sharing your creativity with us at Penny Black and More challenge.

    B x

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  28. What a lovely card! Great colouring!
    Thanks for playing with us this week at Christmas Card Challenges!
    Monica - CCC DT

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  29. Hi Gail what a fab card! Love the pink, beautiful colouring and fab attention to detail (as always)! Susan x

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  30. That's so pretty , Gail! Sweet image, beautifully coloured. Fabulous design and details. Very refreshing to see a pink snowflake card!
    Chris
    x

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  31. This is just gorgeous,love all the glitter.xxx

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  32. Sorry forgot to thank you for sharing with us at Country View.xxx

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  33. So pretty love the colors and the flower, ribbon/bow great card. Thanks for playing our Halloween/Christmas challenge at One Crazy Stamper!

    Leanne DT
    One Crazy Stamper

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  34. Wow! The sparkle on this is fabulous! Great card. Thanks for joining us at Tiddly Inks.

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  35. Hi Gail!! oh my! this is sparkleicious!!!!! its just stunning, I love the pink combo too.
    Thanks you for playing along with the Tiddly Inkers this week.
    hugs Lou xx

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  36. Such a beautiful card, I haven't thought of doing a pick Christmas card but I will now. Thank you for sharing with us at Dragonfly Dreams, hope we see you again soon...
    Love and Hugs ~ Lady Anne xx
    Dragonfly Dreams
    Anne's Paper Dream's Blog

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  37. Quite a beautiful Christmas card! All the glitter makes the snow look real and I absolutely love that it's not in traditional Christmas colors. The pink is fabulous! Thanks for joining us at Love to Scrap! Challenge Blog
    Tina dt

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  38. Great sparkle, great pinkness! Love the layering you've used on this lovely card. Thank you for joining us at Pinspirational Challenges. Marina DT.

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  39. This is a beautiful creation with great details. Love the colours and embellishments. All the elements work so well together. It is perfect for our 16th ‘ANYTHING GOES’ challenge. Thanks for sharing your talent with us. Good luck.
    Hugs
    Desíre
    {Art by Miran Showcase DT Member}
    {Doing Life – my personal blog}

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  40. This is just gorgeous. A lot of love went in to this card and it shows.
    Thanks for playing along at DoubleClick Skittles Challenge.

    ~DT Barbara

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  41. This is just fabulous creation, awesome colours, and goodies used.xxx
    aNNie xx

    The Journey is the Start

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  42. This is perfect for our current challenge “Embossing” at Pattie’s Creations. What a cute image too! Thanks for joining us!
    Hugs
    Pattie ♥
    Artist
    at Pattie's Creations Design Challenge!

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  44. So adorable. Really really pretty. I love your layering, your textures, all of it!

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  45. Such a pretty card - I love the pink rather than the traditional reds and greens - its gorgeous! Thank you for sharing this with us at Sentimental Sundays x

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  47. Hey, Gail - head on over to the Ribbon Girl blog! xx

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  48. Very pretty Christmas Card! Love the sparkles! Thanks for joining us this week at Christmas Card Challenges.

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  49. Your card is beautiful Gail, I love the cute image and the pretty layout. Thank you for playing along with our Anything Goes Challenge at Whimsy Stamps. We would love to see you again ... Anet DTx

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  50. I would have assumed that DP was used....it is beautiful! I love sparkle an this card sparkles all the way! Cute image also. You nailed this pink, sparkle card!

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  51. Beautiful card, I love the colouring, colour choice, and the way you set the scenery. This is very pretty. Good luck in the challenge and thank you for sharing it with us at Mema's Crafts.

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  52. Fabulous layout and colors! I absolutely LOVE all the sparkle too. Thank you so much for playing with us at Tiddly Inks.

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  53. Such a sweet Christmas card! Great sparkle! Thanks for joining us over at the DoubleClick Skittles Challenge! DT Member Carri~Abusybee

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  54. Hi Gail, I really love this card. That pink color is so pretty and works really well with the winter theme. Thanks for joining us at the Craft-Dee BowZ challenge this month. Join us again soon. Hugs, Barbara

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  55. This is another beauty. I love the image. Pink is my favorite color for Christmas cards.

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  56. Stunning card Gail. Love the colour choice and the little details of your card. Thank you for joining us at Holly Jolly this week. Judy DT

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  57. Lovely xx Thank You for joining us at the PND challenge blog this time. Hope to see you next time.
    Good Luck hugs Sharon (DT)

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  58. Beautiful card and coloring, and I absolutely adore the colors you've chosen for this. Just awesome! Thanks for joining us at The Paper Nest Dolls challenge!
    Leah Tees, DT

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  59. such amazing card!! love all the snow effect on it!!
    xoxo

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  60. Ooooooh, me likey. Me likey a lot! Thanks so much for playing atTiddly Inks x

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  61. Wowsers Gail, this is gorgeous!! I can't stop looking at all of the wonderful details! Love your stencilled snowflake frame and the many wonderful layers of pink! Your images are darling and all the glitter just makes me wish it would snow (OK, so not really, but almost) lol :)

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  62. Love the background and all the glitter. Great choice of colour and image. Thanks for joining in the challenge at CHNC Extra for October.

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  63. I really think pink is the best colour for any card including Christmas! This looks so beautiful in pink and the textured elements are so fabulous. I haven't used sequins on my cards but I love them on your design here so maybe I will have to get some!

    Big hugs, Kat xx

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  64. Really gorgeous sparkly xmas card - Love it. Hope you will join in with future challenges over at Eclectic Ellapu xx

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  65. A pink Christmas! How fun! Love it!

    Thanks so much for joining us at Tiddly Inks! :)

    hugs,
    JoAnn:)

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  66. Such a gorgeous card. Thank you for sharing with us at The Crafting Cafe Challenge. Marlene DT

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  67. What a gorgeous project!

    Thanks for joining us at Dragonfly Dreams and I hope we see you again soon!

    Hugz

    Laurian
    Owner Dragonfly Dreams

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  68. Love this card! So sparkly and fun! Thanks for joining us at Miriam's Crafting Blog for our monthly challenge.

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  69. Love the effect you achieved by sanding the embossed BG. Thanks for joining us at STAMPlorations this month.

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  70. Lovely card, cute image. Thanks for sharing with us at the Crafting Cafe challenge Janet DT X

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  71. Beautiful card. Thanks for joining in at Art By Mi Ran challenges.

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  72. Amazing card love it. My Aunt lives in Arizona it's a fab place. Thanks for joining in with the Eclectic Ellapu challenge x

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  73. Thank you for sharing your lovely crafting for CCAYR October challenge and my CHNC challenge extra for October - hope to see you again soon x

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  76. Adorable card so cute in pink.
    Thank you for sharing at Penny Black & More @ Allsorts and good luck x Susan x

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  77. Awww this is such a pretty and adorable scene :) thank you for sharing with STAMPlorations!

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  78. Wow, love all the glitter. Thanks for joining us at Scrap it Girl. :)

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  79. Such a beautiful card. Fantastic and cute. Thanks for playing along with us at Scrap It Girl!

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  80. Love your card! Love how you did the snowflake background! The glitter is so much fun too! Thank you so much for joining us at Scrap It Girl! :)

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  81. Gorgeous!! I love the everything about this card! The colors, the details, the sparkle. It's amazing! Thanks for sharing and for playing along with us at Scrap It Girl! :)

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  82. That is just adorable! Love the details and the color scheme! Beautiful card! Thank you for playing along with Scrap It Girl!

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  83. I love it. Your embellishments all work well together and your coloring of the images rocks! I can never get a snowman to look as good as yours. Well done! Thanks for sharing your card at Christmas Cards all Year Round. Our new November challenge started yesterday. We hope you will join us this month too. Christmas Cards All Year Round

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  84. Love your card, especially all that lovey shimmer and your gorgeous stick pin. Thank you for sharing your lovely project with us this month at Eclectic Ellapu and I hope to see you participate again.

    :) Chris / CS Designs

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