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Thursday, 30 May 2013

52 Card Challenge 2013 - UK Scrappers Week 14

Hello everyone -

This is my card for week 14 of the challenge on UK Scrappers to make 52 cards this year.  (I am trying to make 52 Christmas Cards - and I might not be able to participate all year due to emigration, but we will see how we go). 

Week 14 challenge was to use hexagons - luckily I had previously purchased the Hexagon Framelits from Sizzix, but they had been unused up to this point. 

Seeing how I am all about using up the stash, the thing that was the focus of my stash busting mission is this snowflake ribbon which I have had for many years.  I suspect it may have originally come from Costco, but certainly was a gift from my friend Tara who sometimes shares her stash largesse with me. 

I scratched my head about the design for a good long while before coming up with this.  I really like the colour scheme - wintry but fresh with the use of lime green.  Glad to see that sequins have come back - not that I really care about fashion, but it may catch up with me eventually!

Wired snowflake ribbon - Costco?
Papermania Adhesive Shimmer Dots
Doodlebug Sequins
Sizzix Framelits - Hexagons
Craft for Occasions Bling - Blue gems
Express Yourself DIY Snowflake
Scenic Route patterned paper Background Blue Grid White
Aqua cardstock - DCWV, Dark Blue - Cricut, Lime Green - scrap?
Brilliance Ink Mediterranean Blue
Hero Arts Miracle of the Holiday Clear Stamps

I was wondering where I'd put the message but luckily I had just the right niche tucked in on the ribbon. I don't often leave so much white space on the card, but I really like it and will replicate the design for the amount of ribbon I have! That was my last glittery aqua snowflake used up, so I will just substitute that for something else. 

Four challenges down - more to go!


  1. It always feels good to put old stash to good use. You've brought it bang up to date with the hexagons and sequins :o)

    Fi xx

  2. oooh that is fabaroony - love your colour scheme, very fresh and vibrant.

    I must get on a blog the hexy cards I made for the challenge

  3. I love this one, the colours are great and I like the fact that your christmas card are a little different to the standard.

  4. Great card, still christmasy without being too traditional iykwim

  5. Love this card too! So glad I followed you and got the Hexagon Framelits too! I love them :D ooh and I love the colours you have used too, I love bright blues & greens together