Tuesday, 5 January 2016

The snowman that I forgot

This is the only Christmas card I actually took a photo of but alas never got around to posting and although I made all my other cards never actually got as far as pictures or posting but never mind there is always next year and looking after my son with his two broken feet ,one intentional from surgery the other from an unintentional fall and conspiring events but things happen for reasons even when we can't work out why.

This card I made using some kanban pre-cut die-cuts and cards. I decided this year I would try and use some of the bits I had left over from different Christmas sets and other bits and pieces like we probably all have . I amalgamated all the bits and came up with enough cards for all our friends and family, not many by some standards as hubby and sons workplace don't send cards to each other but this year 50 cards to make was quite enough. I didn't manage to use up all my Christmas stash bits but used enough to justify a spending spree on Christmas goodies this year when the time comes.

The base card and the snowman were both from kanban ages old and I decided on a shaker card for my sister and brother in law. I used acetate to form the window and as well as the snowman added some snowflake confetti and some ice rocks which fell off some festive twigs I had a couple of years ago, well waste not and recycle lol.

The ribbon I bought on sale last Christmas from Asda, I think its great when they reduce their wrapping paper and ribbon ties after the festive season you can really pick up some bargains and unless you want to be trendy and have the same gift wrap as everyone else then why not stock up when you can have a bargain that no-one really takes notice of when all they do is rip it off to see what Santa has brought.

The sentiment tags are from Lily of the valley and are so useful as a quick way of semi personalising a card.

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:-

Dream valley challenges-Christmas

craftin desert divas - let it snow

Bunny zoes -sparkle

curtain call -frozen

stempelgarten -winter wonderland

fan-tastic tuesday - baby its cold outside/anything goes


Anonymous said...

Sweet card! Thanks for joining us at the Stempelgarten Challenge and good luck.
x Daniela (DT)

Jennifer Bradley said...

Hi Julye, Great shaker card and such a cute snowman. It good when you can use all the stash up and that ribbon was a bargain. Hope you son's feet will snooze on the mend. Thanks you for joining us in our challenge at Dream Valley and we hope you will join us again soon. Jennifer DT member x

Leigh Penner said...

Oh, so cute! Super sweet take on the inspiration photo!

Raechelle Bellus said...

This is a super cute card! I hope your sons feet are well on the mend. Thanks for sharing it with the CDD Linky Party.

Tina H said...

This is just adorable!! Thanks for joining our "Let It Snow" Linky Party at Craftin Desert Divas!!
DT Tina

Alex H. said...

Cute little Snowman.. I just like shaker cards. Thanks for joining us at Stempelgarten challenge!
;-) Alex H.