Friday, 14 August 2020

Let It Snow

At Christmas 24 there is a challenge to use the colours Black & Silver. 

When I saw the card sketch at Stick it Down I was inspired to make this card. I could see the word snow in the boxes using a snowflake and I made a quick sketch of how I envisioned it.

I used a sheet of A4 black card to make the base and added a silver peel off trim around the edges from Lakeland Limited that I bought years ago. They are on a 10 metre long roll in various widths of silver and gold and have been so useful over the years.

The squares are scraps of silver wrapping paper from Paperchase which have silver snowflakes on them. I only have a few snippets of this paper left which is a shame as I love it so I will have to be on the lookout for something similar. I used my corner rounder punch to trim the corners. 

The letters are from a Sizzix Sizzlits alphabet Round-A-Bout. The 'W' was a little bit wider than I would have liked so I trimmed this on the top. These letters are mounted onto some small foam pads.

I cut a frame from a scrap of glitter card from DCWV.  I gathered together some snowflakes from my bag of already die cut snowflakes. The black one is a Sizzlits die that both cuts and embosses at the same time. On top of this I added a foam snowflake that I coloured with a Pentel silver paint marker.

To embellish I added a few Papermania self adhesive gems. The sentiment has been recycled from an old shop bought card that I have received.

This is a really CAS style of card for one of mine. I really had to resist the urge to add some silver peel off stickers to the black background. I really struggle to leave so much white space......

Card Details -

Size - A5
Dies - Round-A-Bout Alphabet & Snowflake 2 Cut n Emboss both Sizzix Sizzlits
Colouring Medium - Black Sharpie pen & Pentel silver paint pen
Embellishments - Papermania self adhesive gems
I would like to enter this card into the following challenges (in Alphabetical Order)


  1. Brilliant layout and papers,the tiny gems the perfect finishing touch,thank you for joining us at the Alphabet Challenge

  2. Thanks for joining in at the Crafty Calendar too

  3. Lovely card , I do like the layout and the papers too

    Thanks for joining in at Try It On Tuesday Challenge


  4. Beautiful and elegant card. Thanks for sharing it with us over at Christmas 24. Hope to see you again next challenge.

    Hugs Grietje DT

  5. Nice card!!! Thanks for joining in at Try It On Tuesday Challenge.


  6. Great card, thanks for sharing your creation with us at Crafty Friends, we hope to see you back again.

  7. Great take on the sketch ... Awesome card! Thanks so much for playing in our challenge at the Artsystamper Challenge Blog! Good Luck in the draw and hope to see you again next challenge!

    Please stop by for a visit.

  8. What an absolutely elegant card. Thank you for playing in the Lil Patch of Crafty Friends Challenge. Hope to see you again.
    Sladjana (DT, Lil Patch of Crafty Friends)

  9. Fun design! I love the sketch! Thanks for joining our Anything Goes Challenge at Lil Patch of Crafty Friends. I hope join us again real soon!
    Hugs, Joy
    Joyfully Stamps
    Lil Patch of Crafty Friends, Owner/Coordinator

  10. Wonderful design. Thanks for joining us at Pearly Sparkles this month for our "Anything Goes" Challenge.

  11. Wow, black for Christma card? You do a great job. Love this card.
    Thanks for joining us at Creatalicious Challenge, we hope to see you again.
    Take care! Maria

  12. A great card for Christmas.Thank you for joining our challenge at
    Let's Craft and Create this week and good luck.. Ursula Uphof DT

  13. Lovely card Mandy! Thank you for sharing with us over here at the Crafty Calendar Challenge and best of luck with your entry. Love to see you join in each month. Thank you.
    Gale DT for


    L~O~V~E it ALL, such a WONDERFUL design - WOW!
    Thank you for joining us at Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenges and good luck with your entry :)

  15. Wonderful design! Thank you for joining us at Make My Monday Challenge.

  16. Wonderful card design. Thank you for joining us at Aud Sentiments Challenge Blog
    Best Wishes Lisa xx

  17. This is brilliant,

    Thanks for sharing with us at Aud Sentiments,

    Hugz Tinz

  18. Lovely card, I love the unexpected color choice of black for a snow card. Thanks for playing along at Stick It Down.
    Mandi, card DT

  19. Mandy, your card is so creative! Very great take on the sketch challenge! I really love how you used word snow in the boxed. Thank you for joining us at Stick It Down. Maya, card DT

  20. What an elegant card! You have used the color theme so well! Thanks for playing with us at Ike's World Challenges this month! Nan, DT

  21. Fabulous creation, love the layout

    Thank you for sharing with us this month at 'Simply Create Too'
    Stay Safe
    Hugs Shell xx

  22. Thank you for joining us at Stick it down. It will soon be time for snowy cards so good on you for getting a head start!

  23. Fabulous creation! Thanks for joining us for Week 32 at Polkadoodles Craft Challenge!

  24. This is a smashing project!
    We do love to see all the entries at Classic.
    Thank you for sharing in our challenge at Classic Design Challenge we really appreciate you joining in.

    Jackie DT

  25. This is lovely. A beautiful contemporary card. Thanks for joining us at The Alphabet Challenge. Love Dawn x

  26. Quite stunning. Thank you for sharing with us over at Morgan's Artworld Challenge. We hope to see you again.
    ~ Arlene DT

  27. Such and EYE catching card. Love your silver paper over black. Lovely take on our sketch...Thank you for joining us at Stick It Down--Sharon DT

  28. Hi Mandy ... just me AGAIN! LOL
    This is such an awesome & fun creation! I just love it! And the simple black/white color really makes the design pop! Thanks so much for playing in our challenge at Mix It Up!
    Mix It Up
    Please stop by for a visit.

  29. I absolutely love the this card with it's colors and layout!Thanks for joining us at MLC card challenge.

    Monica- DT

  30. That is absolutely gorgeous. Nice work. Thank you for sharing with us over at Morgan's Artworld. We hope to see you again.
    ~ Annette DT

  31. Still loving this card! I'm a sucker for snowflakes! Thanks for joining us at Stick It Down this month!

    Monica- Card DT

  32. Another great card, Mandy!
    Thank you for sharing with IKE'S WORLD Challenges!
    DT for IKE'S WORLD Challenges!
    Calling All Crafters! – My personal Blog!

  33. What a great card, love the colors and embellishments you used. Thanks for playing along with us at Stick It Down.

  34. Wonderful card, great use of the sketch!
    Thanks for sharing your art creations with us at 613 Ave Create .....Good Luck and Look forward to seeing you again!!
    ¸..• ´¨¨)) -:¦:-¸.•´ .•´¨¨))*((¸¸.•´ ..•´
    Shell ~ DT 💕

  35. Fabulous creation! Thank you for sharing with us over at Morgan's Artworld. We hope to see you again.
    ~ Judy DT

  36. Lovely Christmas card. I'm one who likes black and white Christmas cards! Thank you for joining in Dragonfly Dreams anything goes challenge.

  37. Great sketch. A delightful card.
    Thanks for sharing with us at 613 Avenue Create this month.
    Hugs, Sandy DT

  38. Clean and Simple, great card¡
    Thanks for joining us on
    Haideé DTC Corrosive Challenge Blog


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