We shall not cease from exploration
And the end of all our exploring
Will be to arrive where we started
And know the place for the first time.
"Little Gidding"
T S Eliot

Wednesday, 25 November 2015

Winter butterflies ...

This week's Craft Barn challenge is about snowflakes - even the word makes me shiver, though they are beautiful up close!

At the craft group I run we recently made some quick Christmas cards, including this one.

Construction process - emboss a piece of vellum with a snowflake pattern; I've had this folder for many years, and it usually makes an appearance on something each Christmas!

Then, take 2 white circles of card, some ribbon, an elongated triangle of orange card and some card candy.

The smile is drawn using the edge of a metal washer, which was the perfect size! Make sure the mouth is placed in the top half of the circle as he is looking up.

I really must get down to concentrating on my own Christmas cards, but at the moment I'm preparing for my next set of art classes (on watercolour), which start on Monday - arrgghh - I need more time .... and I haven't even thought about pressie shopping!


  1. Oh WOW! I just love this design! This caught my eye over on The Craft Barn Challenge blog. xx

  2. Love this design which doesn't require tons of expensive supplies. Enjoy your watercolouring.

  3. Fabulous! I love that snowman.

  4. This is such a fun card.Pinned it for further reference. Vicky

  5. Oh he is lovely!! What a cutie!! Thank you for entering The Craft Barn Challenge.
    Jane x

  6. The expression on his face put a smile on mine! He's fabulous and if you have no objection he may well be appearing on a card to one of my grandchildren.

    1. Let's get smiley snowmen to take over the world!

    2. I've taken your advice and made about a dozen smiley snowman cards. :-)