Sunday, 11 December 2011

Let it Snow...

.....well no not really - I know it's pretty but i'm in no hurry to have to battle the snow to get to work. But I have enjoyed being a bit creative with a snowy theme today. It's been ages since I've had time to browse through blogland but I did a bit of hopping this morning and found inspiration to try something a bit different. Brenda at Floral fantasies has a tutorial for these ornaments. Brenda uses DP, but I got out my inks and stamps and did what I do best - make an inky mess. I clear embossed Crafty Individuals snowflakes on half the pieces and coloured with Faded Jeans Distress inks. The other pieces I coloured with Tumbled Glass DI and stamped with Faded Jeans.
For the Centre piece I stamped a PSX snowman (The first Christmas stamp I ever bought and I still love it) onto a scalloped circle coloured with DI , added some colour with Promarkers and triple clear embossed over the lot.  On the final layer I sprinkled a little white embossing powder and love how it turned out - I think it looks a bit like floating snow. All I have to do now is decide where to hang it.
I'm sharing this here -

My second make today was a simple card - having to do quick cards now as rapidly running out of time. Inspired by CAS-ual Fridays I made some snowflake masks, sprayed with Perfect pearls mist, then layered a sheet of acetate over the top stamped with white snowflakes , kept in place with brads.  

Hope you've all enjoyed the weekend  - Thanks for stopping by...Esther xx


  1. Esther, I love both of them! PSX stamps were some of the first ones that I ever purchased as well, and I still love them. The snowflake masks were a brilliant idea. Just gorgeous!

  2. Great work!!
    Thanks for playing at CAS-ual Fridays!

  3. Hello Ester
    Fabulous card...
    Hugs sylvie

  4. WOW this is stunning what a great snowflake, Love it, the card is stunning too, Love the CAS feel, Thanks for playing on MAWTT this week Hazelxox

  5. What a beautiful ornament it makes you feel all cold and wintery thank you for joining us this week at Winter Wonderland love Linda

  6. what a gorgeous and beautiful creation, thank you for sharing your lovely work with us at the Winter Wonderland
    Hugs Kate xx

  7. wow...gorgeous creation, very unique the top one and very clever!! LOve the CAS on the second.

    Thanks for joining us at Papertake Weekly this week.

    Fi GDT

  8. ooh i love that decorations - so pretty
    Thanks for joining us at MAWTT for our last minute Christmas challenge
    Lisa x

  9. Fab decorations sweetie. Thank you for joining us at CYDA this time and good luck.


  10. WOW. That ornament is awesome and the snowflakes masks are beautiful. What a great entry for this week's CAS-UAL Friday challenge!


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