What horrid weather today! Its been gloomy and rainy all day, but now the wind has really whipped itself into a real freenzy and the news is saying we are due to be hit by the worst storms this year. Lovely!
Oh well I had some great news today, I have won my first blog challenge which was over at Totally Gorjuss - how apt the theme was 'bling'!
So onwards and upwards to my next card I had to use another of my recent purchases for the NEC, which was this very cute snowman and once again I managed to combine a few challenges. The sketch is from the very very talented Mina over at Just Magnolia, the theme is based on create a scene from A spoonful of sugar, and also managed to squeeze in some snow (hard that when you are using snowmen.... LOL!!) for the Cupcake Craft challenge & finally unusually for me I used a liberal sprinkle of glitter which qualified it for Cute card Thursday which was 'glitter me silly'!
As has been typical all week the photo is not the best.... of course its the light rather than my rubbish photography!! It is tricky to see all of the glitter, but trust me its everywhere & the swowflakes have been covered in Twicklets which really make them sparkle.
The close up shows the snowy glitter highlights on top of the image, which has been coloured in distressed inks.
The snowflakes were made by punching and die-cutting snowflakes in acetate which were then covered in glossy accents and then sprinkled with the twinklets. Twicklets are made of finely ground glass so really do twinkle if you excuse the jokelet! I picked these up at Crafts U Love a couple of weeks ago going and was dying to use them. I have coloured the back of some of the snowflakes with a copic pen to give them a bit of depth.
Recipe: 217/365 Stamps: Frosty the snowman with snowflake, Winter Night background from magnolia & coloureed with distressed inks sentiment from Artifacts. Papers: Snowbank from Basic Grey & glitter card from stash. Brads, spacers & Charm from Zoe Bunny Crafts& finished off with loads of glitter and stickles!!