Wednesday 27 November 2019

Patchwork Snowman

The prompt for Day 21 at Beccy's Place month long holiday challenge is to use scraps. I have been using scraps on many occasions so that really is not much of a challenge for me. 

I decided to make a patchwork background from several different patterns to do something different to anything I have done before.

I selected several scraps in blues, silver and white. Some are strips are recycled from Christmas cards, some are foiled, some are glittered. Lots of patterns and textures. The squares are 1.7cm in size and I placed several together to make a quilted frame.

This frame was then cut to size and attached to the card base. The gold background is a mesh frame added to a black base to make the colour pop. The frame has been covered with glittery washi tape. The snowman has been pieced together from recycled scraps. To this I added a glittery pom pom and an oval gem nose. The frame is mounted onto some holographic card and then 3d foam squares.

To break up the background I added some fabric snowflakes that are in a hologram foiled finish and then some gems to the the centres.

Card Details :-

Size - 6" x 6"
Embellishments - Pom pom, gems, washi tape, fabric snowflakes

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges (in Alphabetical Order): -  


  1. Wow, what an effective background Mandy! The mix of colours, textures and patterns is fantastic, I love the smaller squares. I've been using 1" squares to make similar cards but now I think I'll have to try a smaller punch. The snowflake embellishments are a great touch, they actually echo the pattern from some of your papers. Love the snowman and his cute little Santa hat... well done!

  2. That's a great card, Mandy. I love this technique but strangely, never thought of using it at Christmas! It works so well...trouble is I don't do papers, so maybe wrapping paper???
    Thanks for joining Try it on Tuesday's Inspired by a Song challenge.
    Cath x

  3. What a fun patchwork background, Mandy ... and the sweetest little snowman with his bright red nose! Thanks so much for playing along with us again once more at Time Out! Anita :)

  4. Beautiful card. Thank you for joining us at TioT.

  5. Wow.. that patchwork pattern looks fantastic! At first glance I thought it was a patterned paper. Great snowman feature! Thanks for playing at Time Out Challenges!
    - Shauna

  6. Fun card. Thanks for joining us at Fab'n'Funky. Pat K xxx

  7. Thank you for joining us at Christmas with the Cuties, this is such a sweetie and perfect for our Santa Hats theme!

    Come back and see us again soon xx

  8. I Love that patchwork background - very cool look. Thanks so very much for joining us this time at the Crafty Creations Challenge, Elizabeth (DT)

  9. Fabulous card! I love the patchwork background of scraps and the snowman is super cute 😁. Thanks so much for joining in the fun at Try it on Tuesday! Hugs, Jo x

  10. A super card and cute snowman. Thank you for joining in at Christmas with the Cuties. Lynne DT


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