Oh my goodness, its the 1st of April. Where have the last three months gone????? I feel like I've only just gotten the kids back to school after their Summer holidays and all of a sudden they are going to be back home again for two weeks. At least there will be no rushing around late every morning, trying to get everyone organised. We can take it all very slowly.....
We have a new challenge starting today at Addicted to Stamps, and this week our theme is:
This means you can create a project relating to anything to due with holidays. Maybe you can make something for a national holiday i.e. Easter or about holidays in general. Its totally up to you! Our sponsor for this challenge is Stitchy Bears Stamps who are offering 3 digital images up to $10 for the winner. How exciting!!!
You may notice when perusing the cards by the rest of the Design Team, that I'm the only one who hasn't made an Easter card. Turns out I don't actually own any Easter related stamps, so it gave me a chance to add to my Christmas Card stash:
While wandering through Pinterest a while ago, I found a few cards that had circles of vellum adhered to cards in different spots. The vellum had gold spots on it and I suddenly thought about using plain vellum to try and create the idea of snow.
I cut LOTS of circles from vellum and after playing around with the arrangement, spent quite a while sticking each individual circle in a row, overlapping slightly and started from the bottom. After five rows I trimmed all the edges. I cut a strip of silver cardstock and adhered it over the top edge of the last row. The sentiment (from Uniko Studios 'Big and Bold Snow') was heat embossed in silver. So happy with how it turned out!
I'm going to link this to three other challenges:
Simply Create Too Challenge # 82 (Anything Goes)
Simon Says Stamp - Wednesday Challenge (Anything Goes)
Uniko Studio Challenge # 19 (Anything Goes)
You have one week to enter your holiday creations at Addicted to Stamps. The rest of the Design Team have worked hard to make projects to help inspire you, these can be found on the blog. I really hope you have a chance to play and can't wait to see what you come up with!
WOW! This is so elegant and stunning Shona!! So glad you "dared to be different" to create this stunning design! Love the all white with the vellum and shimmer! :)ReplyDelete
NO!!!!! NO more snow!!! we are having snow showers right now and its supposed to be spring!!!! But nonetheless a gorgeous, elegant card, Shona!ReplyDelete
So gorgeous! I love, love, love those vellum circles. They are beautiful.ReplyDelete
Fantastic, Shona!!! so glorious in vellum... I will be CASEing absolutely!!ReplyDelete
This is so delicate and beautiful Shona! Love those vellum layered circles (they are very different to the scalloped ones that I used).ReplyDelete
What a stunning card! It looks so soft - I love it!ReplyDelete
Wow! This is simply fabulous. I love the soft, pretty vellum circles - so serene. Wonderful Christmas card. Love it. xxReplyDelete
Your card looks amazing Shona and I love the vellum circles.....so clever! Happy Easter xxReplyDelete
this is so very elegant Shona and I adore the look of the vellum circles-will have to remember yo use this! Thanks for joining Uniko xReplyDelete
A very elegant looking card Shona, love the embossed lettering and the soft effect of the vellum circles. It does remind me of soft fluffy snow, which I'm with Cornelia as there is some forecast today as well as the strong winds! :)ReplyDelete
the vellum looks fantastic - such a creative cardReplyDelete
WOW! Shona this is OUTSTANDING and a sheer beauty.ReplyDelete
Love everything about it - you are so talented and I'm in awe.
Great to see you linked up at Uniko Studio too.
Wow! This is absolutely stunning, Shona! I love this design and use of vellum!ReplyDelete
I'll echo the others: a classy card, that most definitely captures how pretty snow can be (actually, it's snowing where I am right now...and this is not an April Fool's joke. Yuck!). Beautiful embossing!!ReplyDelete
Wow, Shona ... this is stunning ... your delicate vellum circles beautifully suggest softly drifting snow ... gorgeous! Anita :)ReplyDelete
Beautiful card! Love the white on white in your stunning design! Higs, GerrinaReplyDelete
Such a stunning card! I love how you used the vellum. Beautiful!ReplyDelete
This is gorgeous! I love the circles of vellum--what a great idea! So pretty.ReplyDelete
Oh my gosh!! Love the vellum circles! Fabulous card!!ReplyDelete
Elegant, gorgeous, stunning...really what else can I say? This is one amazing card!ReplyDelete
oops...forgot to thank you for playing along with us at Simply Create Too!ReplyDelete
Absolutely stunning, Shona. I love the delicate feel of this with those floaty vellum discs xReplyDelete
Such pretty card.ReplyDelete
Such a pretty monochromatic creation!ReplyDelete
This is gorgeous! Thanks for playing along with us at Uniko Studio!ReplyDelete