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Sunday, 16 March 2014

Christmas Card Club - Festive Flurry meets Banner Blast

Stampin' Up! Festive Flurry meets Banner Blast
This club challenge is really great as it often stretches my thought patterns and most definitely my imagination and use of products.  Our current challenge has been set by Christine who's challenge title is 'Let's see some wings' and her suggestion comment is

'I thought this week we could make something with wings. Now this could be angels, Christmas fairies, or birds of some sort or another.'

Now I felt I'd excelled myself a fortnight ago in my Stampin' Up! undefined post by designing and making my own Robin stamp for the feature a robin challenge.  However this one really caught me on the hop! I thought and I thought and I th......... and I decided to make snowflake fairies for those of you who are thinking I've lost the plot!  I was inspired by my lovely friend Victoria who made a stamp using undefined with a very simple but effective image which you can see here
To make my fairies I used Stampin' Up! 's Festive Flurry set and then added my own arms and legs and used the Starburst framelit dies to make a head and drew the faces.  The banner is made using free twine from the Sweet Sorbet Saleabration accessory kit along with stamped banners again a free gift of the stamp set Banner Blast and free Banner punch.

To create the matting layer I embossed with Decorative Dots embossing folder some silver foil sheet and added a sentiment from Snow Day.

For more bling and sparkle because after all that's just what Christmas needs I've added some rhinestones and silver glimmer paper. Downside with all this silver and shine it's difficult to photograph, but I think this shows the twinkle!

Hope you are having a wonderful day and the sun is shining with you too!

Hugs Zx


  1. Wow you are so inventive Zoe - love your ideas as well as your beautiful card.

    Hugs to you Sue Pxxx

  2. Adorable card Zoe. Love it and the colours. Hugs Rita xxxx

  3. Hi Zoe
    Fabulous card... Fantastic idea.... Well done you
    Hugs Sylvie xx

  4. Gorgeous and such clever thinking too x

  5. HOw clever to use your snowflakes as fairies! You are really & truly 'thinking outside the box', and this is a very cute card. Love the tiny snowflake fairies' banner on the embossed sparkling background. Great idea and certainly fit the 'things with wings'. I loved your robin card too! TFS & Hugs

  6. Fabulous idea Zoe, your snowflake fairies are so cute. Carol x

  7. How clever is this Zoe? I'm so impressed with your snowflake fairies. Such a lovely card. Hugs Christine x

  8. Wow Zoe - amazing. Talk about thinking outside the box! Fabulous.

    Karen x

  9. You deserve a ribbon for best thinking outside the box with these snowflake angels!
    They are really sweet.
    Great card,Zoe!

  10. Genius!!! Snowflake fairies... what a brilliant idea, Zöe! Great card!
    hugs, Asha

  11. very clever!....snowflake fairies.....relly cute....xxxx

  12. Gorgeous card for Christine's CCC challenge - you could also enter this into my CHNC challenge extra for March. You could also enter this for our new Completely Christmas challenge 3 - we would love to see it there too, Hazel, DT x

  13. What a great idea !!! Love it. hugs xx


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