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Monday, 1 December 2014

Snowing round in circles.

I'm dreaming of a White Christmas - just like the ones we used to have.....

My last card for the Quirky Crafts reminder for the Quirky going round in circles challenge.
I won the gorgeous Winter Cottage stamp from Crackerbox Palace a couple of years ago, and thought I would use it because I need more Christmas cards! Can you see the little snowman with his ear muffs and scarf?
This first photo shows the shine on the acetate on my shaker card. I saw something on shaker cards in a recent magazine article, and one method was to cut out 6 frames and glue them together, then you don't need foam. I thought I would try it. The size of the image dictacted that I use the Grand Nestabilities scalloped circles for this.
The stamped image was first coloured with Promakers and Stickles Ice Diamond glitter glue, then cut with a scalloped circle die.

You can probably see that I haven't managed to line up the 6 frames perfectly. I added acetate which was also cut with the scalloped circle die, to the top of the glued frames then added the Papermania paper cut to a frame on top.
Then the frame is turned onto its face and sequins, glitter and beads added. Then the image is glued onto the frame and seals the material in.
I made a card base to add to the back, then punched a hole through the top of the frame to thread some glitter "ribbon" through so that it can be hung on the tree or a wall if required, and kept for years maybe.
The sentiment is die cut with Xcut dies, they are quite large words.

This is how it hangs.

Inside the card, I used the middle part cut from the paper frame to add to the card, the blank side (well blank for now) is for writing on although it might not be necessary as I could have written on the back and not made a card. This way it can stand like a card, or be hung, and the back part could be cut off for future use.

This is the shaken up effect. Pretty I think.
Now all I need is a big enough envelope - or maybe I will make a box as it is quite thick.

I'm going to shake my way into a few challenges:
Stamping Sensations - Simply Christmas
I love Promarkers - #247 Frosty the Snowman (Wed)
Simon Says - anything goes (Wed)
Addicted to Stamps - Holiday (Wed/Fri)
Bunny Zoe's - snow (Fri?)
Winter Wonderland - dies and punches (Fri)
My time to craft - snowmen (Sat)
Pile it on - Sprinkle it (Wed)
Glitter n Sparkle - 113 Use some Snow (Sun)
Vintage Stamping - #27 A Christmas song, White Christmas (Mon)
ABC Challenges - Y is for Yuletide (Mon)
Cards Galore - anything goes (Mon)
Creative Fingers - #58 anything goes (Fri??)
Bearly Mine - Christmas Ornament, anything but a card (mine can be) (Dec, last ever challenge).
Country View Challenges - nostalgic Christmas (Dec)
The Artistic Stamper - anything goes (Dec)
Die Cut Diva's - snow (Dec)


  1. A pretty Christmas Cards Jacqui DT Bearly Mine Designs

  2. Wonderful creation! I love scalloped circle die!
    Thanks for playing at II Love Promarkers Challenge.

  3. I do like your shaped, shaker card - very festive. Thanks so much for playing along with ASM this week!

  4. Love the shaker part, and the colors are so gorgeous. Thanks for joining us at ATSM.

  5. what a great idea and you have created a wonderful scene. Thanks for joining us at ATSM

  6. A beautiful card Cazzy and such a lot of patience you must have in making this card.

    Thank you for sharing with us at Vintage Stamping Challenges.

    Warm crafty hugs from Shirl x x x

  7. What a great Christmas Card!! Thanks for joining us at Christmas Card Challenges.

  8. A gorgeous Christmas card Cazzy with a lovely traditional feel.

    Thanks so much for sharing with us at Stamping Sensations and FlonzCraft Vintage Stamping Challenges.

    I have some candy here and you are very welcome to enter.

    B x

  9. So pretty - love the little Christmas scene you've created.
    Thanks for joining in the fun at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge.

  10. A fabulous Christmas creation, Cazzy! Thanks for joining us at Stamping Sensations this month and good luck!

  11. Delightfully glittery and lovely.

    So glad you joined us at Die Cut Divas.

  12. Beautiful card, lovely image. Thanks for playing along at MTTC this week.

    Pat xx

  13. I love the that this card is shaped and a shaker card, fantastic. Thank you for joining us at Divecut Divas Snow/ Christmas Holiday Challenge. Cathie DT

  14. A fabulous card! Thank you for joining us at Winter Wonderland :)

  15. Lovely creation, fabulous idea. Thanks so much for joining us over at Bearly Mine Challenges, good luck and hope to see you again.
    ~ Denise DT ~
    Bearly Mine Inspiration & Challenge Blog
    {Denise's Patch of Creativity}
    {Lil Patch of Crafty Friends Challenge} Starts Janurary 4th 2015

  16. Hi Cazzy, wow what a gorgeous card, I love the stamp you've used. Thanks so much for joining us at Vintage Stamping Challenges this month
    Claire xx

  17. What a gorgeous shaker Jacqui DT for Bearly Mine Designs

  18. Loving your tag, it is super cute! Great colors, image, and layout. Thank-you for joining us at the CraftsGaloreEncoreAnything Goes/Christmas December Challenge.

    Tamie DT


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