Tuesday 10 August 2021

Snowflake Trio


Over at 52 Christmas Card Throwdown the challenge this week is a sketch. As soon as I saw it my mind immediately went to Snowflakes

The hardest part was which of my lovely snowflake dies to choose. Recently I was very, very lucky to have been given 2 boxes of brand new dies and papers including loads of new Christmas goodies. I loved the larger ornate snowflake which is from The Paper Boutique. This came as a set of 4 snowflakes and then the outline to cut the contrast mat. It is so pretty that this sketch really makes a lovely feature of it.

The 2 smaller snowflakes are from an old Sheena Douglass set that came in a mystery bag from Crafter's Companion. They are both really intricate. In both cases none of these sets of dies have been used before and I am on a mission to actually USE my die sets and not stick to the same favourites all the time. I have all my supplies catalogued in Evernote and pop a photo in there when I make something using a particular die or stamp. It's good to keep track of what you have and also what you have not used before.

The paper is one of the new pads I have been given which is by Craft Sensations. I liked the subtle colour changes in the background. This is quite a CAS style of card for me but of course with a Mandy twist with added twinkle from some gems.

Card Details -

Size - 12.5 x 17cm

Dies - Softly Softly Snowflakes (The Paper Boutique) & Splendid Snowflakes (Sheena Douglass/Crafter’s Companion)

Paper - Merry Christmas (Craft Sensations)

Embellishments - Gems

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


  1. I was thinking of snowflakes when I designed the sketch! Your card is so beautiful! Thanks for joining us at 52CCT:)

  2. Beautiful Christmas card and snowflakes
    Carol x

  3. This is fabulous Mandy! Love that gorgeous blue background and the pretty snowflakes!

    Thankyou for joining us at Creative Knockouts! I hope you play along again this week!

  4. Mandy this is so pretty. I love the blue background. It really sets off the snowflakes. Thanks for sharing over at The Crafter's Cafe. Best of luck and hope to see you again soon. DT~Jana

  5. ta carte est superbe Mandy, poétique et magique, merci de jouer avec nous chez 52CCT, biz

  6. Congratulations on your gifts and wins, Mandy! You've done a brilliant card for Christmas with your snowflakes ~ perfect for the sketch! Thank you for sharing with everyone at NBUS! Hugs, Darnell

  7. Such a pretty card Mandy - I love it!


    Di xx

  8. Hi Mandy, A beautifully constructed card. Loving the blue and white. Thanks for sharing with us at Happy Little Stampers Christmas challenge. Caz. DT.

  9. What a beautiful snowflake card the background id the perfect base for the snowflakes. Thanks for joining usvar HLS Christmas


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