Saturday 14 November 2020

Leaping through the snow

Hello, crafting friends!

What a great crafting day it is today - the wind and rain beating at the windows while I sit cosily surrounded by Christmas craft stash! There may not be snow outside but I'm not finding it hard to imagine a cold winter's afternoon I can tell you!

To create this one layer card, I simply masked off a snowy ground and a moon and sponged in a northern lights-inspired sky. Once the masks were removed I added snowy detail to the foreground with my sponge and a torn piece of paper.

The little stag is the smaller of the two that feature on the Leaping Stags stencil by Funky Fossil. I sponged black ink into him and extended his antlers with a fineliner pen. To cheer things up a bit, I added a bright red sentiment from WPlus9's Silver Bells.

I used the sketch at CAS Colours and Sketches. I flipped it over and I must say I took a bit of 'artistic' liberty with those lines so I hope you can still recognise it!  I'm also linking up with CASology where the cue word is STAG. I keep missing the challenges there as my email subscription doesn't appear to be working but this fortnight I saw that a friend had made a card for the challenge :)

Never mind dashing through the snow, it was more of a wading through the mud situation out on our walk this morning! The grass on the field has grown so long though that it had washed most of it off Eva by the time we got home! A quick rinse off and a rub down with a warm towel and she was ready to direct crafting operations from a very cosy spot on the sofa!

Eva, could you pass me the glue please. Er... Eva? Zzzzzzzzzz!

Sending hugs, 


  1. A stunning moonlit scene Vicki a wonderful winter/Christmas card

  2. I do see the sketch in this fabulous card, Vicky! Love that leaping reindeer!

  3. What a super inked up card. Beautiful.

    Your floofy helper looks comfy, but not much use for passing glue (more like passing out!).

    Hyg x

  4. Gorgeous card Vicky, a really super background and design.

    Kath x

  5. Fabulous one layer card Vicky - the masking is so effective. The weather has been positively horrid today - if you can’t snooze like Eva then the craft table is the next best thing! Keep warm and stay safe xx

  6. Oh my sweet sweet ladies. I love to see your creations and what Eva has gotten into lately. I love your interpretation of the sketch challenge - I do see it. Hopefully you had a cup of tea, coffee or if the time was right wine, while you and Eva enjoyed be warm, cozy and dry inside relaxing and crafting. Thanks so much for joining us this week at CC&S

  7. Beautiful and serene winter scene with your elegant stag and moon in the background. Love how you extended the stags antlers:-) TFS cozy Eva too! Love and Hugs..Nancy

  8. Gorgeous card, Vicky! I love your soft multi-colored sky and how you placed the striking!

  9. WoW!!!!!! The silhouette of a deer is really beautiful!! The warm colors behind the deer make this card so sweet. Thank you for playing along with CC&S challenge!

  10. Beautiful card!! Thanks so much for joining us this week at CC&S!

  11. You are on fire, woman! This is absolutely fabulous. Congrats.

  12. Beautiful card ~ I went back to the last card I saw on your blog and I'll be reading for awhile! I've been off the computer since before Thanksgiving and I'm finally getting back on now that the cards, shopping and wrapping are 95% complete! Terrific stencil and I like how you masked a moon with northern light colors ~ Very pretty! Eva looks content ~


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