Friday, 12 December 2014

Fussy & Fancy Challenge #129 Snowflakes and Ribbon

Can't believe it's already time to make our last challenge cards of 2014. This time the challenge is Snowflakes & Ribbon ... a lovely combination for Chrismas cards.

I was very late starting my Christmas cards this year as we have all been struggling with a horrible virus and even worse my MOJO decided to go on holiday, in fact it was making this card that got me going again, now I have made all my Family friends and neighbours cards so I can relax ... not for very long though as I have 3 birthday cards to make for the first week in January so I'll have to get my thinking cap and  a wiggle on.
Anyway back to my Snowflake card here it is :

The cute little Robin image is a Stampendous stamp .... they are amongst my favourite stamps, the deeply etched rubber gives a great image every time, I coloured him with Spectrum Noir pencils, they are so waxy and easy to use. The background is a piece of music about a robin which I distressed with antique linen distress ink, I scuffed up the edges and randomly embossed the edge in gold.
Over the years I have collected many Spellbinders Snowflake dies ... I cut out several in silver card and then I did my favourite thing .... covered some plain white card with double sided adhesive paper, put several more different snowflake dies through. Then the magic bit ... I peeled the second backing sheet off each  diecut and carefully put them in a tray of microbeads and they suddenly looked like frosty snowflakes that shimmer in the electric light. I then stacked them up in different combinations.

Why don't you give this challenge a go, the winners are selected randomly so everyone has an equal chance of winning. Then our lovely talented DT member Mary Lou will choose her favourite Top 5. More details about our sponsors and how to upload your entry can be found here .

Well it's time to dash off and do some Christmassy things before the Big Day so I am wishing you all a Happy and peaceful holiday however you choose to celebrate it and I will be back in 2015
Crafty hugs from me and my crafty companion ... our lovely Black Lab Jasper who spends his afternoons at my feet while I'm crafting ... you can imagine that he ends up covered with glitter and paper bits ... here he is:

. Bye for now xxx see you all in 2015 Annie & J xxx


  1. Hi Annie , sorry that you have not been well...I hope that you are feeling much better and that Crafty MoJo has returned...your design is fantastic and perfect inspiration for our Challenge...I love the layout and yes the robin image is lovely. Have a great weekend....and how could I go without saying how handsome Jasper is....hugs to both....X X

  2. Gorgeous card Annie. Glad you got your mojo back! And just in time for Christmas too.

    Hugs, Vannessa

  3. Hi Annie!! Your card is absolutely GORGEOUS!! I love the image, papers, ribbon and well just everything!! the snowflakes highlight your image so beautifully!! Have a great weekend!!
    Take care,