Friday, 8 February 2013


My neighbour Lisa, came over to to make cards tonight.

I worked on a Christmas card for Carol's "No patterned paper" theme at The Christmas Card Club.
Boy oh boy, that was harder than I thought!   Pulled out my embossing folders and used this Provocraft Cuttlebug snowflake flourish folder. It is call Snow Flurries and is from the Winter Wonderland set.
I did not know the true name as the scrapbook stores here often buy sets and break them up to sell each folder individually! Shaz in Oz   at
tracked it down for me!  Thanks Shaz

Now, you all know how I love to find a bargain so I decided to use another of my infamous Michael's bargains from my weekend excursion to Bellingham in the U.S.  The large dark blue snowflake was in their 90% off the last marked price bins. This snowflake was only 10 cents! It has a thin, white felt base with tiny blue sequins stitched on it. It is self adhesived so was a gem to place on the embossed card stock.

I added some tiny diamond rhinestones to the embossed snowflakes and also to the edges of the flourishes. I thought it would tie in with the larger rhinestone trim on the large blue snowflake.

The Peace sentiment is an acrylic script die cut. I added it to an EK Success self stick label.  Cut a dark blue card stock mat from my snippets drawer and called it a day!

Sorry for the slightly out of focus picture...The embossed card stock has a shimmery finish and won't photograph the correct shade...It is actually an aqua shade of teal. This was as close to the correct colour I could get...I had to tilt the card to get closer to the correct shade...All that tilting took the sentiment out of focus!!! Sorry!
Card base and envelope - from my stash,  Recollections brand corrugated card and envelopes
Card stock - from my stash, cobalt blue and teal
Diecut - Snowflake from Michaels
Diecut - from my stash,  EK Success self adhesive label
Embossing Folder - Provocraft, Cuttlebug Snowflake Flourish (I think)
Bling - Dollarama

I am submitting this card to the following challenges
1. The Christmas Card Club - must be a Christmas card.
2. CHNC Challenge Extra - Must be a Christmas card, Anything goes theme
3. CHNC - Must be Christmas - alpha challenge ...the letter P; Mine is P for Peace
4. MFP Speedy TV Christmas Card Challenge - Must be Christmas Card


Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Hi there - it is Snow Flurries from the Cuttlebug Winter wonderland set see here:

not on Provocraft site that I could see but have it too and love it but would not have thought of using the way you did Maureen great work!!
Shaz in oz.x

Mm did find it on Provocraft but dont call it the names they do.. interesting that - the give not names to the folders..

Redanne said...

You really do find the most amazing bargains - 10 cents! You have created the most elegant card with your bargain. Hugs, Anne x

Di said...

Perfect Maureen - and wow, what a bargain!! Hugs, Di xx

Stamping in Pink said...

It's gorgeous! Well done on getting your card made too! hugs Karen x

S said...

This is really lovely Mo! gorgeous snowflake and love the embossing too huggles hun Sue J xx

Craftin Suzie (Susan Flynn) said...

You are still making me green with these fabulous bargains and I love the embossed card - beautiful! x

Asha said...

This is beautiful, Mo. Love that sparkly snowflake. Gorgeous!

Crafty Kitten said...

This is gorgeous Mo, such a fabulous card.
In answer to your question - yes you can use patterned DP's, embellies etc but no stamped or digi image.
Dawn xx

Carol said...

Love this Mo, perfect for my challenge. That embossing folder is gorgeous. Carol x

Gibmiss said...

Fabulous card.....
Really nice .....
Hugs Sylvie xxxxx

Vicky said...

Simply gorgeous hunni..:o)

have a lovely weekend...biggest of hugs Vicky xx

pinky said...

Well Mo you have made it look easy, this is just gorgeous and everyone loves a bargain!!

Hazel said...

Thank you for sharing this beautiful card for my CHNC challenge extra for February - if you're quick before 22:00 UK time this evening you could also link this for my CHNC challenge 110 which is asking for anything beginning with P - your Peace is perfect for that - x

Hazel said...

I also meant to say what a beautiful card for Carol's challenge for the Christmas Card Club x

scrapn_momof2 said...

This is GORGEOUS!! I tend to reach for my patterned paper first as well when making cards. beautiful job!

Hazel said...

Thanks for also linking for my CHNC challenge 110 - hope to see you again soon - new challenge starts tomorrow morning. x

jo said...

Wow, another fab card Maureen! You're gonna be sooooo organised come Christmas time! Great bargain too and love the embossing and those tiny gems! Hope you're well!
Hugs Jo x

Glenda Atkins said...

Hi Mo, what a great find for you at the Bellingham Michaels. 10 cents (guess we will have to start saying a dime as our pennies have started their fall to the dust bin of history) Have not been in Bellingham for years. We don't get to the States much anymore, miss the trips! Your card is lovely and the snowflake is beautiful!


Nice work. Thanks for joining at Craftyhazelnut's Christmas extra challenge this month.

Hazel said...

You asked if my challenges allowed cards with no image - certainly, as long as they are Christmas! x

coldwaters2 said...

Hi Mo what a beautiful card love how you have used the embossing folders and that sequinned snowflake looks amazing, superb card.
lorraine x

Hannelie said...

I am so thrilled that you enjoyed my card ( the sunshine one)! You are welcome to use the idea, please let me know, I would love to visit !
This snow flake is gorgeous! as is the embossing!
Great job!

Tracy said...

This is such a pretty card :)

linda said...

another gorgeous christmas card! you'll have a nice stash by the time you need them. love your bargain finds - i think they're all gone by the time i get out. lol

Mrs A. said...

I love a good bargain. Your felt snowflake with the sequins was a real snippet. hugs Mrs a.