Tuesday, 26 May 2009

Snowflake in the Sugar Bowl

This fortnight over at the Sugar Bowl, Challenge #11 is a fabulous sketch by Kathy. As soon as I saw it, the unusually drawn flowers made me think of poinsettas, and from there it was only a short leap of the imagination to pull out my current favourite SN stamp "Snowflake" and start making a Christmas card. As I am currently VERY behind on the "one Christmas card a week" vow this was an ideal opportunity!

I coloured "Snowflake" with watercolour pencils and sprinkled (liberally!) with glamour dust, and then matted her using my deckle rectangle nesties, which I edged with pearlescent ivy Brilliance ink. The sentiment is from a Woodware clear set, stamped onto card cut using my labels nesties. The green paper is by Daisy Bucket, but I have no clue what the red striped paper is as it was a scrap. White snowflake felt ribbon and silver gems are by Papermania, poinsettas and leaves are from the Prima Christmas Bubble. Finally the white swirl was cut from white glitter card using my swirls shapeabilities.

Here is a closer view which shows up the sparkle a bit better :-)

Now I must finish with a plea for mercy ... I copied down the sketch and realise I copied it down slightly incorrectly .. but I spent ages on the card and did it in good faith so I hope you'll be kind!
Hope you're all coping with being back at work after the bank holiday ... only 3 months to August bank hol, and then we'll all be thinking about Christmas cards lol!!


  1. wowww Pauline,what a beautiful card,l love the image and colours. So gorgeous papers.

    Hugs Riet.x

  2. Beautiful Christmas card Pauline! Love the felt lace...and those flowers are gorgeous!

    I'd forgive you...I'm always missing bits off sketches...today I even managed to misread a colour combo! lol

    Helen x

  3. You can make any occassion card you want and you can never be too early to make Christmas cards. :) Your card is adorable! Love the sweet image and shiny accents. Great work!

    Thanks for joining the Sugar Bowl challenge and hope to see you in the next one too :)

  4. Stunning card. Love the white snowflake ribbon and the colours are just gorgeous
    fiona x

  5. Hi Pauline...This is so beautiful. I love the white swirls! Aren't you a good girl starting on your christmas cards!
    I wish I could get motivated! Still so many summer orders to do!

  6. Just beautiful!
    Love all the glitter :o)

  7. Super scrummy christmas card Pauline, such a cute image and the colours and papers are perfect :) Donna x

  8. Pauline this is amazing hunny!!! Wow, what a fabulous card - love every single detail

  9. Beautiful card and brilliant idea to get your winter cards started!!! Love this image and your interpretation of the sketch is fabulous :)Kathy

  10. A really pretty card Pauline, I love hs weet image and the gorgeous embellies.
    Thanks for the beautiful birthday card your'e so sweet...I love it! Debbie x

  11. Cute card pauline love the nestie swirls too! and your white shading is great ! :0)

  12. Wow! I love this! Gorgeous details! Good luck with the challenge. Love Rowena

  13. Thanks Pauline, wow you are one top notch designer. I am in the middle of creating a Design Team call and I see that you are a fan of Penny Black. You may want to check back shortly.

  14. Lovely Christmas card, fab sparkly flower too. xxx


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Pauline x