Sunday 25 October 2020

Grande Snowflake Snowman


Regular visitors to my blog may have noticed I have a bit of a penchant for Snowmen and Snowflakes so this card is a great combination of both.

I have recently celebrated my birthday and usually there is nothing I particularly ask for but this year I knew I wanted a Gemini electric cutting machine. The Works has an amazing offer in that they are selling the large one with some dies and embossing folders for £125 which is so cheap compared to the normal price. 

Crafter's Companion had brought out a new Glittering Snowflakes Signature collection. Now I do have quite a few snowflakey things but there were some gorgeous and completely different items that I NEEDED in my collection. Fortunately I had pennies to spend for my birthday so this Grande Snowflake is one of the new dies I purchased. It is 5' square so really makes a statement.

It was the very first die I cut on my Gemini, I thought it would be a really good test for it due to how intricate it was. After using my Big Shot for years I know that a die like this would have needed 2 or 3 passes and may not have cut all the bits out. The Gemini cut it out PERFECTLY in one pass. I was super impressed with it. I will still use my Big Shot as I have some thick dies and it is quieter than an electronic machine so better in some circumstances.

So my card features a cute little Snowman digi stamp from Stamper's Delights. It is an old one that is now retired but he was coloured up with Promarkers. I added some googley eyes, black gem 'coal' buttons down his body and some silver and iridescent glitter glue to highlight the snow and snowballs. This was then fussy cut and popped up on 3d foam pads.

The card base is a sheet of A4 silver mirror card. The blue snowflake paper is from the Woodland Christmas pad from The Works. I said I wasn't going to buy any more paper but this one was 1. very inexpensive at only £3 for a 12"x12" pad and 2. Had lots of different papers in it that I don't have anything similar so it 'fell' in my basket. The Works have a loyalty card and give you vouchers to spend every now and again. You get a voucher and always end up spending loads more - very clever marketing ploy 😉

The Grande Snowflake die was sprayed with Silver Spray & Sparkle from Crafter's Companion. This is like a spray on varnish which has glitter in it. It adds a very fine sheen all over the die and makes it look so pretty.

Of course me being me I had to put more sparkle on it so I added lots of gems in blues and clear and then some dots of silver Stickles glue. 

Finally the sentiment is a digital one from the Snowman set by Beccy's Place.

Card Details -

Size – A5
Digital Image – Snowman (now retired) - Stamper’s Delights
Digital SentimentFrom the Snowman set - Beccy’s Place
Colouring Medium – Promarkers
Paper – Woodland Christmas – The Works
Embellishments – Silver Spray & Sparkle , Lots of gems, Stickles glitter glue, googly eyes

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


  1. Wonderful winter card and you did a great job with your "B" words for our Challenge this week @ Little Red Wagon. Thanks for joining us and i hope to see you back again soon.


  2. A cute snowman and lovely sparkle. Thanks for joining Passion for Promarkers. Elaine

  3. A great sentiment too. Thanks for joining AYLI challenge. Elaine

  4. I too have a 'thing' for snowflakes and can't resist buying even more to add to the stash! Great card!
    CD Sunday Plus DT.

  5. Cute card. Fun image. Thanks for sharing over at Crafty Catz (and Colour Crazy, Crafty sentiments)

  6. Belated Happy Birthday Mandy and what a super pressie, not up on the Gemini, think maybe it's similar to the e.bosser which I have and love.

    A super fun Christmas creation using your new dies.

    B x

  7. This is just gorgeous. Nice work. Thank you for sharing in our challenge at Classic Design Challenge we really appreciate you joining in.

    Annette DT

  8. A fabulous snowflake die and I love the snowman's googly eyes. Thank you for sharing with us.
    Jocelyn x
    CD Sunday Plus DT

  9. What a great card! I like your cute snowman and the fantastic, bold design. Thanks so much for playing at Time Out!
    - Shauna

  10. So cute and the snowflake die certainly makes a statement. Thank you for sharing it with us at CDSunday Plus Wynn DT

  11. Wonderful, so cute, and love the details, thanks for playing our All Occasions Challenge this week at Krafty Chicks.
    Leanne DT/KC

  12. Just perfect for the Challenge!
    Great project!
    We are so happy that you have shared this with us here at Colour Crazy.
    Stay safe and well.
    Good luck and we hope you will come back again! Jackie DT Member xxx

  13. Beautiful snowflake die, certainly makes a statement on the card
    Thank you for joining us
    CD Sunday plus DT

  14. What a whopping snowflake. Great card.
    Thank you for joining in with our challenge.
    Carol xx
    CD Sunday Plus DT

  15. This is a lovely card. Thank you for sharing it with us.

    You got an excellent deal on the Gemini. I have one but haven't actually used it yet, something I intend to rectify very soon.

    CD Sunday Plus DT

  16. Thanks for joining the AYLI 'blue' challenge with your beautiful card - good luck!
    Anne x

  17. Wonderful Christmas card. Thank you for joining us this month at We Love 2 Create. Hugs from DT-Irre


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