Tuesday, 25 November 2014

The Magic of Winter...with Papermill

Something really pretty about snowflakes and sparkly fresh snow, even though i don't much care for the coldness of it all, it is still something really pretty and festive when it snows.

If you get the newseltters you will have seen the beautiful snowflake embossing that Sharon has done with This week's +papermilldirect offer it's something a little different, it's a fabulously blue shiny 270gsm card called, yes you guessed it 'Shiny Blue' and it's on offer for just £6-23 per samll box, grab it whilst you can as I doubt stocks will last.

This week I'm sharing a design I have made to stand on my own mantlepiece this Christmas, featuring an Ice Dancer dancing in the snow.  (As always Materials, links, and Challenges entered are at the end of the post :) )

This one sort of evolved around my love of a scene in the movie Edward Scissorhands, where the girl is dancing in the snow flakes / ice.  Whilst my figure is an ice dancer it just conjured up that feeling of joy as the crisp pretty sparkly snow falls.

I designed most of this one on my Cricut Explore.  The base card is cut and layered using Papermill Teal and Sky Blue card.  I added a piece of white hammered card which I had torn and added glitter jewels along the torn edge to create a snowy feel.

The ice dancer was cut from Buff, Baby Pink, and Plain White papermill card. I added some subtle detailing with a versamark pen and the blades of the ice skates have been coloured with a pale grey pro-marker.  Mini faux pearls and a metal snowflake charm were added to her dress.  I attached her with 3D foam pads to give depth to the design.

The sentiment was cut and layered from Teal, and Sky Blue card, I used Buff card to create the shadow base.

Some of the snowflakes were cut with my Cricut Explore but the majority were dies run through my Big Shot.  I added various adhesive gems and pearls in pale blue and pink to the snowflakes. I love the colour combo of the pale pink and blues with the buff and teal.

Materials Used: 
Plain White and White Hammered card - Essentials range - Papermill Direct
Teal, Sky Blue, Baby Pink, and Buff card - Colours range - Papermill Direct
Faux gems & pearls, metal snowflake charm, tiny faux pearl string
versamark pen, promarkers and glitter jewels

Challenges Entered: 

Week 286 No Design Papers Allowed - Allsorts Challenge Blog

Papermill Design Team:
if you have a moment, please do pop over and check out the other papermill teamies blogs and see what they got up to this week: 



  1. Such an elegant and stylish card Angela.

    Thanks so much for sharing your lovely work with us at Allsorts challenge.

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

    B x

    1. Waving Hello :) Thank you so much for stopping by and leaving a lovely comment too. (Have popped over to your blog and am now a follower, just getting to grips with how Blogger works, I'm much better with paper and card :D) xx

  2. Love this card..so pretty and yes I love the explore too!

  3. Wow, most stunning - we need to see it in situ now on your mantle with all the other festive goodies.

    1. Aw thanks Lynda :) I'm a bit behind with the Christmas stuff here, only just started the shopping, but I may take pics when i get these projects on my mantlepiece :D thank you so much for popping in with a comment x

  4. Thanks for joining us at allsorts x