Monday, 26 April 2021

Sledging through the snow

Hello, crafting friends!

Despite all the sunshine and spring flowers around here, I've imagined a snowy scene today!

This pair of cuties from Avery Elle's Polar Playtime are certainly enjoying the sub zero temperatures as they zoom down that icy slope on their dangerous-looking sledge! I coloured them with alcohol markers and cut the image out.

The background I made for them started with a watercolour sky. Once that had dried, I masked off the foreground and stencilled in some pine trees, using green ink and a stencil made with a tree from Tim Holtz Woodlands die set. I used opaque white acrylic paint and a paint brush to add a snowy slope and some falling snow. The card was finished with a die cut sentiment that I found at Hobbycraft.

The Kickstart Christmas challenge has a Sleigh Me theme so I shall link this card up there; I'm also joining in with 52 Christmas Card Throwdown where they want us to use Stamping on our cards; I'm also linking up with Rudolph Day at Scrappymo's where we make a festive card on the 25th of each month.

As I was walking with Eva through the fields at the back of our house yesterday, I was reminded of snowy days. There's a small but quite steep slope that leads down into a lower field and I saw some small children rolling down it, squealing with laughter. When it snows, lots of little children go sledding there. Teenagers go to a different place that they call Death Hill. As far as I know, no-one has met their death there but I suppose there wouldn't be quite the same appeal for the teens if it was called 'Gentle Incline' or 'Totally Safe, Risk-Assessed Slope'!

Sending hugs,


  1. A fabulous fun image Vicky,love your background especially the trees

  2. A really super image and a great background and sentiment.

    Kath x

  3. That’s a festive cutie!

    Hug, Sarn xxx

  4. Such a sweet card! I love the little scene you've created. Thanks for playing at Christmas Kickstart, Jo x

  5. Just delightful what a happy card design.

    PS it could be snowing someplace.

    Hugs Diane

  6. Such a sweet sleighing card with your adorable critters, Vicky. I love your simple Winter background scene with your sky and trees. TFS Love and Hugs...Nancy

  7. Adorable they are clearly enjoying that ride

  8. Adorable card Vicky, inspirational again, I have some sledging friends I could stamp...your teen slope made me giggle. Thanks for visiting xxx

  9. Adorable card, that image is so sweet. I love your aside about "Death Hill" too!
    Guest Elf at Christmas Kickstart

  10. A beautiful card Vicky. Thanks for joining the fun at Rudolph Days this month.

    Sue xx

  11. Beautifully done - looks so cute too.

  12. This pair are beyond cute - I love how natural you made your background look too. thanks for the explanation of how you achieved it - I'm going to have a play with that!

  13. Darling sled image and I love how you colored it, Vicky!! Love your watercolored scene too!!

  14. What a sweet ca4d and totally adorable image too!
    But the teenagers sledding hill story was the best...I am still chuckling...
    Thanks for taking part in the Rudolph Days Challenge.

  15. adorable carte Vicky, merci de jouer avec nous chez 52CCT, biz

  16. Oooo what a great image and I'm loving how you have created a scene too, thanks for joining us April's Rudolph Days Challenge, Luv Sam x

  17. What a beautiful card you made :-))
    Thanks for joining us at the 52CCT ❤️


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