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Sunday, 22 January 2012

PIXIES CRAFTY SNIPPETS - CHALLENGE NO. 4

Hi Everyone

I hope you are all well and enjoying your Sunday. 

It has been really windy here today and I daren't even risk any washing on the line as I had visions of it making its way into the various gardens nearby.  I wouldn't want to have to go and ask neighbours if I could have my Bridget Jones panties back!!!   LOL!!!

We had a lovely meal with our friends last night and the children just love doing something crafty when I visit .. .. and last night we were cutting snowflakes and labels with the cuttlebug.

My little crafty mate Neil wanted to make "black" snowflakes .. .. which his Mum thought was just not cool!!

I said I thought they could look quite good and told Neil I would post a card today featuring one of his black snowflakes.  It's a bit much when you go to visit someone else's house and come back having used up some of their snippets and carrying a little plastic bag full of snowflakes LOL!!   Well a girl can never have too many snowflakes in her snowflake box can she?

Anyway you will have to see what you think to the black snowflake.  Is it a good look or not?!?!?!?

Here are my snippet makes for Pixie's Crafty Snippet Challenge (as you can tell I decided to give the black snippets a little hammering this week)





Lots of lovely snippets used up as well as one of the images from my "coloured ready for another day" drawer!!!!

Di certainly had lots of playmates last week.  She must have been worn out rushing round the playground to see what everyone had made!!  What a star she is!!

OK .. .. time for me to get my pinny on and get some work done in that there kitchen.  

Catch you again tomorrow with my Handy Hippo project for this week.

Love 

45 comments:

Paper Pixie Handmade Cards said...

I like his black snowflake it goes very well on your card , love your snippet makes Jules K x

CraftyC said...

Your cards are gorgeous Jules and I love your black snowflakes!
Clairexx

Anne said...

Two beauties Jules, and that black snowflake is COOL! Just been out for a meal so no working in the kitchen for me tonight. It's Dancing on Ice for us and I'll get the knitting out. Hugs x

Pauline said...

I think the black snowflake works a treat all blinged up. And a head start on Christmas cards too! Hugs, Pauline x

Sue said...

Beutiful cards Jules, love the black snowflake. Sue x

Creations by Shirl said...

Both cards are gorgeous Jules...
Awesome detailing and layout....

Doreen said...

Two gorgeous makes Jules,I think the black snowflake looks great,could catch on.xxx

Sandra (Stamping For Pleasure) said...

Both fab cards Jules. I LOVE the black snowflake . . . you may start off a trend.

Race you to the swings . . .

Anj said...

I love the black snowflake - very 'out-of-the-box'thinking!! x

Cynthia said...

I vote YES on the black snowflake! :-) I think it looks very classy, actually. Love the colors on both cards this week!!

Grenouille Greetings said...

I did admire all of your makes on the way down, Jules! Beautiful as always - every single one of them! Hugs, Lesley

mustavcoffee, Gay Peplow said...

Two fabulous cards Jules, I love the black snowflake it's perfect for that gorgeous snowman card, Great stuff, Have a wonderful week :0) Gay xxx

Carol said...

Two fab snippet makes Jules, love the black snowflake. Carol x

Viv's Visuals said...

Two more stunners Jules! x

Katina said...

Hi Jules,

Two beautiful and striking cards today. I love the layered flower and gorgeous pink heart on the first one. There's something quite 'cool' (no pun intended!)about black snowflakes.

Have had a very productive weekend as I had some unexpected time. Hope you have a good week.
xx

Marie-Louise said...

The first card is lovely but the second card is mega cute and I love the black snowflake.

MARY B said...

Fabulous cards, Mary x

Kasey ~ in Oz said...

Hi Jules,

I am patiently waiting for a copy of THE magazine to hit the newstands here in Australia, I got one that came in mid Jan but it was Decembers edition! (Sigh).

I love the black snowflake, I've seen all other colours so why not black? Your cards as usual are fabulous. I've even cased one of your valentine cards for a future DT post I'll link back to you when it goes live.

Cheers,

Kasey ~ in Oz

Lynsey said...

Hi Jules, what fantastic cards!
Hugs Lynsey x

susiestacey said...

Hi Jules - lovely cards and l do like the black snowflake x Susan x

Little K Smith said...

Gorgeous cards Jules, especially love the first one, I love the colours and gorgeous brads too :)
We were struggling against the wind abit earlier :D
Kelly.x

angelwhispers said...

Jules these are beautiful as always and just loving the first one how pretty! Been trying to use some of my bits but think I will be at it for years! Love Chanelle xxx

Sue said...

Hi ya
two gorgeous cards, luv the big flower, super cute snowman, luv the embelies, sue,x

Gillian said...

More great cards Jules, I really like the black snowflake!

Roma said...

Gorgeous cards x

Jenny said...

I'm rather taken with the black snowflakes too :) The coloured snowman really pops against the monochrome bkgd :)
I spotted the rather posh looking heart on the first card too!!
Jenny x

Di said...

Wow - the black snowflake works for me just great - but then, you're a whizz Jules :) Thank you so much for the sweet comments. Have been feeding friends here, had a lovely evening and now off to bed. Happy and full up with food and vino, and leaving the dish washer to do it's thing - err, nope, it's not Len either :) Oh my though, how busy it was doing the post for today - am not sure how you managed. Am doing fine but thankfully not as busy as you are, Love, Di xxx

Lynn said...

All three cards are lovely Jules, I do think black and white look great together. And yes the black snowflake does work - who would have thought it - but it looks super because your layout sets it off so well.

Lynn x

Sue said...

Wow! what a beautiful card Jules! I love the pink and black - fab layout and sentiment. The papers and flower are gorgeous!
and I love your cute snowman card - the colour combo looks gorgeous - love the ribbon and yes - I really love the snowflake!!!
Hope you had a good weekend!
Hugs Sue xx

Jackie said...

Beauriful snippet card Jules and I think the black snowflake is ultra cool.
Take care, catch up soon.
Jackie
xx

craftimamma said...

Wow Jules, I think the black snowflake is well cool!!! I love it!

Love the first card too. Your stitching looks fab.

Sorry I've not been around. The littlies keep coming to stay and by the time they are in bed/settled I'm too pooped to keep my eyes open if I come online, lol! I hope to get chance to email later this week when I've caught up with more boring chores ;(

Big Hugs
Lesley Xx

Beryl K said...

Fabulous snippet make Jules, love the black snowflake
Beryl x

coops said...

stunning cards jules.your snowman is fab and i love your 1st card.gorgeous flowers and really fab papers :D

xx coops xx

loftylass said...

Love both cards Jules and the black snowflake works for me too..
(but then - you make everything look good). tfs
Hugs
Heather
x

Laura said...

Hi Jules, love these 2 cards. I've always thought black snowflakes look very modern and 'chic' and your card demonstrates just that!
The friendship card is beautiful too, I love the typed background papers!
Laura xx

cotnob said...

Two gorgeous cards Jules, I love the black and pink one but then I love the snowman one as well.
They are both beautifully embellished.
Pauline
x

Irene said...

Two stunning cards Jules, I love the black snowflake and your gorgeous pink little heart.
irene
xxxx

Elizabeth said...

Me again, both your cards are gorgeous - love the flower on the first and black with pink always looks good. The black snowflake is fab and works brilliantly on your card. If you hadn't mentioned the colour, it probably wouldn't have registered with me that there could be anything wrong with black snowflakes :) Elizabeth x

Mrs.B said...

Fab balck snowflake, it looks really good against that DT.
Great card.
Avril xx

Molecraft said...

Fabulous cards Jules, so striking and love the black snowflake!
Helen x

Denise and Louise said...

Two gorgeous cards. The first one is my definite favourite though - just stunning.
Hugs
Denise xx

Sandy said...

Two lovely black and white cards, love the stitched one and the splash of colour on the snowman card, delightful!
Sandy

Bernie said...

Fantastic! Both cards are just lovely! The black snowflake is spectacular! Love all the black you’ve used. It really adds a bit of elegance to a card. Thanks for all your sweet comments.
Blessings Bernie

Shell Shearer Swinscoe said...

I love the black snowflake looks fab!
Hugs Shell xx

Sam said...

Beautiful cards this week Jules and the black snowflake is gorgeous with those blingey bits on the ends!!