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Wednesday, 27 January 2021

Walking in a Woodlands Wonderland

Hello, crafting friends!

With all this ice and snow around it seemed a good idea to make a Christmas card! Any Christmas cards made now mean less rushing about at the end of the year and that makes sense to me :)


To start, I tipped the contents of my snippets box out onto the table and picked out some items I'd made for other projects but not used - a deer (from Stampin' Up's retired Winter Post) that was stamped and fussy cut; the number 25 (from Stampin' Up's retired 25 Days) that was in a star shape but I cut it out with a circle punch; a couple of tiny snippets of designer paper; and some die cut snowflakes (which I later put back as I decided to stamp my flakes instead.


Before arranging my elements on the card, I stencilled in a background. I held a homemade rectangle stencil off centre and sponged in sky/snow with Tumbled Glass distress ink. Over that, I held a stencil made with the Tim Holtz Woodlands die set and inked in some fir trees.


Then I was able to build up a collage with the snippets of paper (one of which I scalloped for a bit of interest), the deer and the 25. Finally he sentiment and the snowflakes (both from Funky Fossil's Christmas Characters) were stamped and I added tiny details to the snowflakes and deer with a Posca white paint pen.

EDITED TO ADD AN AWARD
So lovely to be show-cased at The Snippets Playground with this card :) It also won a Cut Above at The Paper Players.


CHALLENGES
The starting point for this card was Joanne's exciting sketch at The Paper Players so I'm linking up there; I'm also joining in with the Stamplorations Stencil Challenge where Anything Goes using stencils; Such a Deer is the theme at the Christmas Kickstart challenge and of course it's time for the Rudolph Day Challenge too (where anything |Christmas goes from the 25th to the end of the month) so I'll link up there too.  And last but not least, I shall trot over to The Snippets Playground with my snippety make, if my deer doesn't mind giving me a lift!


AND IN OTHER NEWS
It's been lovely having the snow for Eva to play in and the day of intense blue sky and sunshine really gave my mood a boost too . But snow turns to ice which isn't what you need when recovering from a hamstring injury, especially not when in charge of large excited dogs!! The thaw has set in now - it's drizzling as I type -  and it'll all be gone by tomorrow leaving... oh heck, more mud :/

Sending hugs,

23 comments:

  1. WOW . . . this is a masterpiece of stencilling and snippet busting. I LOVE it. The colours are great, the design layout is great . . . well, I just love it ALL.

    Hug xxx

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  2. A super combination of stamping and die cuts Vicky and yes, isn't it nice to be ahead of the game, in fact all of mine and those for one daughter and DIL are made except for a few specials.

    B x

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  3. I love that your deer has a little attitude going on! Great card, Vicky, I love all the different elements and how harmoniously they work together. Thanks also for your kind comments about Christmas Kickstart! Jo x

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  4. Beautifully put together Vicky, I love all the elements with your wonderful stamping and stencilling. Our snow has practically gone with the mist and rain the last 2 days yuck!
    Faith x

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  5. Fantastic design and elements. WOW - what a beauty!

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  6. Super image and colours, lovely creation.

    Kath x

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  7. Just love how you've arranged your snippets over your stenciled elements, beautiful design and finished card! x

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  8. What a wonderful example of extending the use of your dies, Vicky! Love these stenciled trees and the deer looks so happy to be in this woodland scene!

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  9. Love how you designed this sharp looking card....

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  10. Fun Christmas design, Vicky using your scraps:-) So pleased you joined us at STAMPlorations stencil Challenge. We are back to mud again too with all the rain. It was so nice when we had a few nice dry days. No snow just some frost early mornings. Stay warm and dry. Hugs...Nancy

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  11. Gorgeous Valentine cards for the family, and fabulous Christmas make too Vicky. Naughty Eva stealing the snowman’s nose !😂😂

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  12. Terrific card and perfect for the challenges ~ I like how you created the background with the subtle blue color. slushy mud and paws are not a good mix ~ I hope you heal quickly and they stay as clean as possible!

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  13. Stunning, as usual! I just love the stenciled trees and the soft background. They are a beautiful foil for your deer and other fun elements! Thanks for playing with the Players this week!

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  14. You are the master of a CAS card Vicky and this one is a triumph! Such a creative use of stencils and snippets and a wonderful take on my sketch. Thanks for playing along with my sketch challenge over at The Paper Players this week!

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  15. This is so pretty. I love the CAS look! xx

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  16. Ouch! The recovery from a hamstring injury sounds slow and painful. I do hope it heals nicely for you. I can also see why you would need to avoid icy paths.

    Your card is lovely! The scene is so pretty. I especially love the stripey piece that grounds the bottom of the scene. I also like the idea to challenge yourself to create a card by dumping out your bits box. Great idea!
    Thanks for taking part in the first Rudolph Days Challenge of this year.

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  17. Vicky - what a stunning card! Perfect use of snippets and such a gorgeous design. I love it!

    Hugs

    Di xx

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  18. Fabulous layout Vicky. Great stenciling. Thanks for sharing at STAMPlorations Stencil again this month.

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  19. Oh Vicky your card is so beautiful, I love ti.

    Hugs
    Anke

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  20. Gorgeous scene. Love the offset design. Great use of the sketch. Thanks for joining the fun at Christmas Kickstart. Hugz

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  21. So loving this fabulous CAS card Vicky. The trees are so pretty looking. Your beautiful project at STAMPlorations January Stencil Challenge is much appreciated. Blessings :)
    Hugs and smiles,
    Asmah
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