Friday, 11 August 2017


Enfys is setting the challenge this week at Daring Cardmakers and she'd like to see a riot of colour - specifically things in colours they wouldn't have in nature! Pink elephants, purple trees, yellow pigs... you get the picture!

I struggled a bit with this one, every time I thought of a stamp I might use I thought "Hmmm, but that does come in weird colours sometimes". I finally settled on hot pink snowflakes and made my first Christmas card of the year! Silver leafing pen and sequins give it a little festive shine.

It's the first time I've used this die and I have to say that although it's very elegant, I'm not sure I'll be using it much - it was an absolute nightmare to release the wording from the die! I'll try the dryer sheet trick next time and see if that helps.

Grunge Flakes by Tim Holtz/Stampers Anonymous

Paper: Bristol board

Tim Holtz Distress ink by Ranger (Picked Raspberry)

Merry Christmas die from Sara Davies signature collection at Crafter's Companion
Silver Krylon pen

Thanks for stopping by!


Dotty Jo said...

Hot pink snowflakes - now wouldn't that be a wonderful sight! Love this card, Jo x

Enfys said...

Love this, what a great take on the challenge! Xx

Shabneez said...

Love those hot pink snowflakes Joanne - you've inspired me to use coloured snowflakes! Shabneez x

Paula Whittaker said...

Super looking card - I love colourful snowflakes myself...think I might have done green colours and purple too. As for the die, how about waxed paper? If you would like some just give us a shout with your address and I'll send you some. Cant guarantee it will work but worth a try.

Karen said...

I have this die too and it works better if you add a paper shim when cutting it, as I found out last year when Christmas card making x

Kathy said...

I think the pink works beautifully, Joanne. A really beautiful and striking card

Dawn said...

So pretty and such a clever idea. The snowflakes loom so beautiful in pink. X

Svenja said...

This is so, sooo cool! And clever. Love, love, loooove it. (And might have to steal the idea. So cool.)