Wednesday 23 September 2020

The masked Christmas

Hello, crafting friends!

When our blue skies are blotted out by stormy grey clouds and bad news piles in, what is a crafting girl to do? Make Christmas cards of course! Whatever happens, Christmas is on its way and cards may be more important than ever this year.

This card was remarkably quick and easy to make. I started by tearing a bit of scrap paper and using it to mask of the bottom of a thick card base, adding sticky notes around the top edges to mask a frame off too. A variety of blue, green and purple inks were sponged inside to create a northern lights kind of sky. I used the tops of Tim Holz Woodlands die cut trees as a stencil to create a line of Christmas trees and then peeled away my masks.

I was quite pleased with the shape it made! For a splash of extra colour, I added a sentiment cut with the Modern Merry Christmas die by Tonic Studios and doodled in some snow with my new white Uni Posca paint pen (which I LOVE!)

Very proud that this card was chosen as the winner at CAS Christmas Card Challenge!

I'm linking this card up at CAS Christmas Card Challenge, where the theme is Christmas Tree, and the Merry Little Christmas challenge, where Anything Goes.

We have had such a lovely long spring and summer that I think Eva has forgotten that there is other weather!

'Mum, the door is closed and I want to go and hang out in the nice outdoors room. I don't understand why you haven't opened it up today...?'

Sending hugs, 


  1. Stunning winter scene in beautiful colours love the splash of red in the sentiment

  2. Yes, I think cards are going to be very important to people this winter your right. Ok, so your the 2nd person to mention posca pens to me today so I think I must indulge ~ Be well and let Eva out for a romp in the yard for me! ~

  3. This looks really stunning, a fantastic background and great placement of the sentiment.

    Kath x

  4. This is just lovely! Such a beautiful scene. I remember the VERY FIRST stamping event I went to, the demo (it wasn't SU, though), cut a "hill" and stamped some pine trees above it to create a little scene like yours....I was flabbergasted and immediately HOOKED! Fun to know we can still use those easy techniques to create beautiful things!

  5. Vicky what a great tree line and sky. gorgeous mix of colours, reminds me of the northern lights swirling. thanks for joining us at CAS Christmas.

  6. WOW - that's a really cool Christmas card. Love it.

    Awww, paw Eva . . . who put the nasty door in the way of your outdoor room then?

    Hug xxx

  7. What a fabulous Christmas card Vicky - there's a little hint of Northern Lights in the sky as well.

    Aw, poor Eva. Yesterday morning Dudley took one look at the downpour and ran back in with his legs crossed!


    Di xx

  8. Vicky, this is such a gorgeous Christmas card! That tree line! I'd walk up that snowy hill you've created to see it!

  9. A lovely CAS Christmas card Vicky and you are probably spot on about the importance cards will play this year.

    B x

  10. What a great mix of colors in your winter sky Vicky - a beautiful design using the top third of your card - such pretty trees along your snowy hillside! thanks for sharing with us at CAS Christmas!

  11. Beautiful card Vicky! LOVE the gorgeous colours in your sky with the pretty stenciled trees. The pop of red from the sentiment adds a bit splash of colour. Thanks for sharing with us at CAS Christmas!

  12. Vicky, this tree line and your hill is stunning! And the blended sky is so gorgeous! Thank you for sharing at CAS Christmas!

  13. Wow! This die cut makes a perfect stencil, Vicky! I must remember that and give it a try! Love the "snow bank" and the pop of red with the sentiment! Awesome card, my friend!

  14. Your winter sky is gorgeous. Love the colours and CAS design. Thank you for joining us at CAS Christmas.

  15. What a gorgeous CAS Christmas scene! This is perfect design- I LOVE this card! Thanks so much for joining us at the Merry Little Christmas Challenge Blog!
    Rachelle - DT : )

  16. Fabulous CAS Christmas card, Vicky! Love the beautiful blend of inks of the sky and the trees. The purple ink definitely makes the sky look like norther lights. The white Posca snow is bright white and effective. Thank you so much for sharing this beauty with us at CAS Christmas!
    Hideko xx

  17. Congratulations on winning the CAS Christmas Challenge with your fabulous card Vicky, I had a feeling that might well be the well deserved. x


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