It’s August 1st and time for a new challenge at Sparkles Christmas Challenges.  The winner and top 3 from last month have already been posted, make sure you check out who they were!  For the month of August we’re looking for snowflakes.  These can be in any form, a large single one used as a focal point, lots of little ones, embellishments, embossing folders, paper or images, your choice, let’s see what you can come up with!

We’re sponsored this month by the wonderful Di’s Digis, who are offering a $10 voucher to spend at the shop.


For my card I went the clean and simple route with large snowflakes used as a focal point.



I cut the Memory Box Crystal die from white card then cut a piece of scrap paper to cover the aperture and then ran the piece of scrap through the Zyron to make it completely sticky.  I then stuck it on to the back of the white card, die cut another snowflake from blue scrap and carefully stuck it in the original aperture, hopefully you’re still following this, lol!  The original white snowflake was tipped with red ink and when that was dry I stickied the ends and dipped the in coarse Martha Stewart glitter.  It was stuck down in the centre only with a dab of Glossy Accents so the limbs could be curled up slightly, and a single red gem added to finish it off.  The sentiment is by Stampendous and was stamped with Versamagic Red Magic ink, the same as on the ends of the white snowflake.


You can see the dimension better in this photo, although it’s still small, light and will easily fit into the “single layer” category at the post office come Christmas!  I think I’ll make a few more in other colours, they’ll be handy for spares in the card box.

Hopefully you will find time to play along with us this month, Christmas is closer than you think, it’s August for crying out loud!!  Eeek!!



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