Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Cutting Out Snowflakes

     Many of you know that I live out in California where we have very little snow except in the Sierra Nevada range, those high mountains that run like a backbone up the length of California, into Oregon and Washington, and even on into western Canada.  That's how I love snow - up in the mountains where one can choose to visit for a day or even a weekend of playing in it, and then return to the valley where it's dry and warm and skid-free.  :-D

     I adore Penny Black stamps, especially the cats and the hedgehogs, and this one always makes me think of California winters since, if we want snowflakes, we pretty much have to cut them from paper.

I based this on the sketch at Sketch Saturday
turned sideways and 
kept even cleaner and more simple
by leaving out one layer.

     I stamped the image, colored it with my ProMarkers, and cut it with a Bo Bunny die.  The teal-blue frame was cut with another die which is part of that same set.  I added glitter to the snowflake and set it aside to dry. 

     I found two scraps of teal gingham dp, trimmed them and added them diagonally across the card front.   I layered on the image and the frame, then printed the sentiment, hand cut and matted it, and added it above the image. 

    I used no embellishments because I want this card to be very CAS.  I'm sending it to one of my grandsons who lives in snow country, relishing the fact that he has to shovel snow and I don't!  lol

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Scrappy Land
Word Art Weds.

     Enjoy your weather, whatever it may be on this lovely February day, and if you have no snow, count your blessings and cut out a snowflake or two.  :-D  Happy Crafting.  NanaConnie


  1. Such a great card! Love the image and that frame you put around it is gorgeous!

  2. Another Delightful card from you Connie, such a great image and sentiment. We don't have much snow either, the rest of the UK have had some, we had about a 10 minutes fall LOL.

  3. This is wonderful, such a delightful image. I have to admit I have snow too and even the cold weather.
    Linda xxx

  4. Ganz fabelhaft!
    Danke für deine Teilnahme bei der KE-C.
    LG Dreja

  5. Cutting it is about the only way I ever see it here in Texas too Connie. At least we don't have to worry about shoveling that pretty stuff!

    Love your card and cute sentiment. Also love the blue - of course - and that beautiful frame around the image.


  6. Great card, Connie! Love those PB critters, and you've colored them so beautifully. That die cut frame really makes a great stage for them! PS...I'm a Nana, also! Thanks for playing with us at Penny Black Saturday Challenge. Good luck!

  7. Another great card you are sharing with us over at LPCF ,

  8. What a darling image! I love the ornate frame with the cute critters. Thanks so much for sharing at Jo's Scrap Shack.
    DT Member

  9. Awww....this is such a sweet card, Connie! Beautiful coloring and darling design! Thanks so much for playing along with us this week at Addicted to CAS!

  10. Gorgeous design and excellent colouring. I really like that ribbon. Hugs, Teresa

  11. Snow you say? We have not had much this year...just one time this year and last year we had 5 feet! Crazy! Love your cute card!
    Thanks for sharing you wonderful inspiration with us for our February Penny Black Saturday Challenge ! ♥ Sue Kment

  12. I think your card is just perfect without any embellishments...it's just adorable! And Penny Black does have some of the most adorable stamps. Thanks so much for joining our Fun~day Friday challenge over at Jo's Scrap Shack!
    Joyce, DT

  13. How adorable!!!
    Thank you for linking this crafting gem with Scrapy Land Challenge.
    Samra DT
    Paper Talk with Samra

  14. Such a sweet card!
    Thanks for playing at the Penny Black Saturday Challenge!
    Helen x


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