Saturday 5 November 2022

Monochrome Snowflake


At Beccy's Place Month long Holiday card challenge the prompt is the letter E. 
E is for embossing

This card contains a few of my favourite things, Snowflakes and recycling.

My starting point was this lovely layout from Creative Sketchy Girls. I had a gorgeous snowflake that I had rescued from an old Christmas card and it needed to be the focal point of a card so the current sketch is perfect. There is just no way such a pretty sparkly snowflake like that should be thrown away..... I see it as my duty to save it from such an awful fate ☺

The card blank has been covered with a metallic paper from Papermania. The starry paper was from a Christmas cracker, the brighter blue strip was from an old Christmas card and the snowflake strip is from my Christmas scraps box. The sentiment is really glittery from an old card and the blue cardstock are all scraps.

I used one of my favourite embossing folders to add the snowflake panel. The scalloped edge die cut circle is from Craftwork Cards and I coloured it with a metallic rub on.

Finally I added some gems. The glittery ones are from The Works & the plain blue is from Poundland (supposed to be self adhesive but the sticky has long gone on them....)

Card Details -

Size - 6” Square

Dies - Framelits Circles (Sizzix), Die cut embossed scalloped Circle (Craftwork Cards)

Embossing Folder - Snowflakes (Cuttlebug)

Colouring Medium - Metallic Rub on chalks

Designer Papers - Kansan Strip, Background is Papermania

Embellishments - Glitter gems & a blue gem

Recycled Elements - Star paper (recycled from a Christmas cracker) bright blue strip, sentiment and snowflake (recycled from Christmas cards)

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


  1. Beautiful card and great design love the papers and embossing-love your dedication to saving stash lol
    Carol x

  2. I wholly agree Mandy, that snowflake definitely deserves to be in the spotlight and not the bin! Fabulous colour combination... blue and silver is one of my favourites for Christmas cards and décor.

  3. What a beautiful color scheme and fabulous sketch! Thank you so much for joining us at Allsorts challenge this week!
    Ellibelle's Corner

  4. A pretty tone on tone Christmas card for our Allsorts theme this week, thank you for sharing.

    B x

  5. Fabulous card!
    Thank you for sharing at Allsorts Sparkle week;-))m

  6. Lots of lovely details and embellishments on this card. Thanks for sharing at Allsorts this week.

  7. Wonderful way to pull together all those lovely bits! Blue and silver a favorite. Many thanks for joining the Sparkle & Shine challenge at Allsorts.

  8. Lovely card, I like the combo of techniques.
    Thank you for joining in with us at Fab'n'Funky challenges.
    Buffy (DT) xx

  9. Gorgeous use of paper and textures to make a stunning Christmas card! Thanks for joining us at Polkadoodles, Good luck and hoe we'll see you again soon!

  10. Love the image and the layers! Totally cute and festive! Thank you for joining us at The Outlawz Tuesdays Color Challenges

  11. A really agree with your recycling, you created a fantastic card and thank you for linking with us at Try it on Tuesdays.

  12. What lovely paper layering. I like the blue and the big gemstone you used. Thanks for sharing with us at Try It On Tuesday. hugs-Erika

  13. It is a gorgeous card, thanks for joining us at the Crafty friends challenge, xx

  14. Beautiful card, I love the blue colour scheme. Thank you for sharing at Polkadoodles Craft Challenge. Hope to see you again!

    Merja DT

  15. Wonderful embossing on the pretty card Mandy. Thank you so much for playing along with us at Fab'n'Funky. Pat K xx

  16. Hello... Thank you for entering your lovely card into the Christmas challenge at Crafty Friends. Good luck and hope you will join us next time.
    Diane Louise x

  17. Super:)Thanks for playing with us at Let's Craft and Create :)Ines DT


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