Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Snowflakes Galore...Embossed & Crochet

I have such a love affair with snowman....and snowflakes! So I really wanted to get a little bit of a start on my Christmas cards this year using these awesome images I have! I printed these images on to Kraft cardstock and coloured with prismas and lyra pencil crayons. I then ran the Kraft cardstock thru the handy cuttlebug with the snowflake pattern. Using some cream ink I rubbed the top of the snowflakes to make them stand out a little...

I looked high and low for a snowflake pattern I could crochet up myself...but did not find a pattern that I really liked. So I took a few patterns and made my own "Crochet Snowflake Pattern" that I could follow to my liking!!
Here is the pattern if you are looking for easy peasy snowflakes.
Use baby soft yarn with a 2.0mm crochet hook.
Rnd 1: Ch5, join with a slip st to form a ring.
Rnd 2: Ch1, (2sc in ring, ch3, ) 5 times, join with a slip st in first sc.
Rnd 3: Ch 1 (sc, ch3, sc, ch5, sc, ch3, sc) all in the ch-3 loop, ch 2, 5 times, join. Fasten off.
And there you have a little pretty snowflake.

I really apoligize for the quality of the pictures....not too sure what is up with that. I guess photography is just not my thing! If anyone has some pointers for me, please let me know!


In the next couple of days I hope to post my tags that I made to match. So stayed tuned!
Thank-you so much for popping in for a visit, I appreciate reading each and everyone of your supportive and sweet comments!

28 comments:

  1. Hi Christine. These cards are wonderful. Love all the cute images and the colours you have used. Nice layout too. Love the handmade crochet snowflakes, a special finishing touch, that makes it more personal. Donna

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  2. Beautiful cards Christine... Thank you so much for the pattern I will be trying that.. Do have any patterns for flowers?...

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  3. Ever so nice Christine, and you will be streaks ahead when Christmas comes, by the way ther are only 80+days left according to a friend!!! Its creeping up!!
    Debbiexx

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  4. These are beautiful, Christine! I just love the look of embossed snowflakes on kraft!

    ....and btw, Hailey and I tried your Chocolate Chip Cookie recipe today. Manie ka-zanie that's a lot of chocolate chips that goes into the batter....but that's a good thing, you can never have too many chocolate chips. They're a hit....and half gone already, lol!

    ...I think I'll be making a recipe card for them! Thanks for the inspiration! :)

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  5. These are gorgeous Christine. Love the simple layout, the white and the colouring on craft, the cute images. It all looks fab

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  6. Aww, Christine these are gorgeous! What a fantastic simple layout for the cards but the result is simply stunning! Absolutely adore those crocheted snowflakes - wow! Fabulous colouring of those beautiful images ... love the embossed effect too! You are on a roll girl! I hope you're entering them in at Winter Wonderland this week for the 'Male Card' theme - they'd fit perfectly!
    Hugs, Danielle

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  7. Christine, your cards are wonderful. Love the craft with the white snowflakes, and your crocheted snowflakes are adorable, now if I could only remember how to crochet!!

    Hugs
    Sue

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  8. This is gorgeous Christine!! I so love your crocheted snowflake! I will have to give these a try!! Thanks for sharing how you made them!!

    Love your embossing and the painting you did to make the snowflakes pop. Gorgeous images and layouts!!

    hugs,
    Chris

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  9. Christine, these are beautiful. I love snowmen myself and have quite a few snowman stamps. Yours are cute cute cute. Love your self-designed cardstock with the embossed snowflakes-fantastic the way you made them popped up. Your crochet instruction is greek to me..LOL..as I do not know how to crochet..sigh. But your snowflakes are totally fab.

    Hugs,
    Norma

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  10. I just love these Christine. They are absolutely beautiful! Love the crocheted snowflake too, you clever girl. Well done! hugs Sharon

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  11. Christine! I cannot believe you made those snowflakes!!!! They are absolutely BEAUTIFUL!!!!! You talented girl, you! Love the card with the kraft!!!! These are gorgeous!
    Hugs, Dena

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  12. These cards look amazing Christine. Love the look with Kraft paper and the embossing. I am going to try that. The snowflakes look great, wish I could crochet.

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  13. Ooh, I love these, Christine! How very cute. Thanks for sharing the how-to on the snowflakes. I just may try that, although it's been awhile since I've crocheted anything.

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  14. oh wow those are gorgeous. I love the little snowmen but the embossed background is my favourite part. it looks great .
    Lisa ;)

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  15. Oh my heavens.. I want to be on your Christmas list.. THESE are fantastic.. Each time I come to your blog I just smile. I love whimsical stuff.. I have to say that I always have to die cut my image first as I am horrible at it and have messed up a colored image before..

    I too made your chocolate chip cookies.. They are soooooo good. I am going to do like Denise is and make a recipe card for my girls.. We are making a recipe box for them for Christmas.. Thanks for all your inspiration.

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  16. Oh goody you're back, I've missed your wonderful creations. Now you know I love snowmen and snowflakes as much as you and I love these cards, especially that snowman in the frame and those sweet crocheted snowflakes are such fun. I love that embossing folders, I think everyone has that one and I never tire of seeing it. Marianne x

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  17. Gorgeous cards Christine. I love the embossing, it's really pretty. Thanks for the snowflake pattern. Must make some of them for my cards!

    Kat xx

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  18. These are gorgeous Christine and your crochet snowflakes are fab. It's less than 12 weeks to Christmas now so I need to get a move on with my cards. We've just booked our tickets to take Thomas on the 'Santa Express' which is a 1 hour ride on a steam train and the children get to meet Santa and his elves. Can't wait!!

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  19. Geez Christine, is there anything you can't do!?!?! That is meant as a BIG compliment! You crochet and knit too, awesome! Love the snowmen, too adorable! Your coloring is so beautiful, you are quite the artist, lovely job!! Hugs, J :)

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  20. OMGoodness Christine how adorable!!! such beautiful Christmas cards and i LOVE LOVE LOVE those beautiful crochet snowflakes!!!
    hugs,
    Rachel :0)

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  21. I love the snowmen, beautiful Christine!

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  22. Hey Christine! These are really pretty and love those snowmen! The flowers make a very nice touch as well. Try having a light behind you when you take your pics. It may help brighten them up a little, although they look fine!

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  23. Your christmas cards are AMAZING Christine!
    Hugs,
    Swantje x

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  24. Your snowman cards are terrific! I love the look of the snowflakes and snowmen on kraft colored paper! Very inspiring!

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  25. These are simply gorgeous. I love the snowflakes so much. Thank you for sharing!! Wish I had more, hint hint. I will try these since you put the pattern here. I really love the cards.
    Hugs xx
    Carolyn

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  26. Hi Christine,
    you have made some wonderful cards on your blog it has been great looking at your creations
    Hugs
    Suzie Qx

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  27. Hi Christine wow youve been a busy girl, lovely idea to create cards similar it makes life a bit easier if youve a lot to do, and those snowflakes really set them of. With love and hugs Shirleyxx

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  28. These are lovely! The dry embossed snowflakes on the Kraft card work really well and the snowmen are so beautifully coloured. Love those crocheted embellishments too! Hugs, Lesley

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