Wednesday, 1 November 2017

A snowflake's journey

Wow, we have arrived at the first day of November! The weather certainly knew which month it is...a real drop in temperature. We have yet to have our first frost but it must be very near. I planted up the last of my winter flowering viola in the garden at the weekend so that I can enjoy a little colour until the bulbs peep through next spring.

They are such delicate flowers but even in the harshest winters keep on flowering their little hearts out. I decided to use just a little touch of colour to create my card today.

It is time for our November challenge over at Country View Challenges and our theme this month is "Stencils". A really great theme as I use them in most of my crafting.
Remember that you can enter our challenge as many times as you like and combine with any other challenges. Your make can be anything creative! You may even be the lucky random winner of the £20 CVC voucher.

 You will find all the details here

I am sharing the first of my 2 inspiration cards. Today's uses temporary Christmas colours of blues and silvers. I used my Visible Image snowflake stamps and 2 of their stencils; the brilliant time tunnel and cosmic skies. The time tunnel stencil gave me the feel of  swirling snowflakes on their journey, hence the title of my post. I also added a glint of silvery snow using the cosmic skies stencil.

This is what I got up to in my studio, the photos are a bit dark as I don't a lot of natural light down there now that the nights are drawing in.
 I used Tumbled glass and a few dabs of Pumice stone Distress inks and lots of water.
 I added more Tumbled glass ink through the time tunnel stencil to create my snow storm.
I then added some metallic inks through the Cosmic skies stencil

and got this lovely effect
I then stamped and embossed my snowflakes in silver and added the stamped sentiment from the set using black ink.
I added some die cut snowflakes and gems and layered them up to finished off my card.

Here it is.

I would like to enter my card into the following challenge;

Simon says stamp Wednesday anything goes

Thanks so much for stopping by and we hope to see lots of you joining in with our "Stencils" challenge for November over at Country View. All the details again are  here

Bye for now,

Jane x


  1. Very pretty card with a brilliantly created background Jane! We have had our first frost here but the delphinium has a flower spike and the cowslips are blooming!!...I guess they wont be for much longer now! xx

  2. Beautifully done, Jane! Love the colors and the details - thanks so much for playing with us once again at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge!

  3. That is a beautiful card, Jane. It truly gives you the feeling of standing in a blizzard.. but a pretty one.. lol. ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

  4. Beautiful snowy card, Jane!!! Great stencilling!!! I love it!!! xx

  5. Great background and a nice clean feel to this card, Jane! Those stencils are beautiful, I think I need them!

  6. I love snowy themed designs Jane, and this one is beautiful! Happy November! xox

  7. I love this design Jane, those colours are so beautiful...very, very pretty indeed. :)
    V x

  8. gorgeous stencilling Jane - I just adore this stamp - I was only using it yesterday for some christmas cards! Big hugs Rachel x

  9. Lovely wintery card, Jane! I like the delicate colors and the shimmer!
    xx Evelyn

  10. Gorgeous card Jane! I am loving the layered designs in the background, such a windy winter day feeling! Your silver embossing and die cut snowflakes are festive and frosty, love the black sentiment too!

    I would love to experience that drop in temperature that you speak of, the rain here continues, day after day after day. If it were only a few degrees colder, I would be living in a glorious winter wonderland of white! Happy weekend, hugs :)

  11. Beautiful card! I love the pretty background you created with the stencils and the sparkly snowflake is perfect 😁. Wishing you a Happy November! J 😊


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