Thursday 25 March 2021

Inspired by toile de jouy

Hello, crafting friends!

The 25th of the month has arrived and with it the reminder that there's another 25th that has to be planned for! So, here we are with a little forward thinking:

When I eventually decided I had to have Snowfront by Stampin' Up, one of the ideas I had for it was a toile de jouy-style card and unlike so many ideas that remain ideas, this one actually made it onto paper! I sponged three areas on a card panel with blue distress ink, stamped the deer on each and masked them while I added trees and on the centre, the cabin.

After removing the masks, I added detail with coloured pencils and a Posca white paint pen. The card panel was trimmed to size and mounted on deep red card.

I added a sentiment from a Uniko set before attaching the panel onto a card base.

I'm linking up with Christmas 24 where the sketch was perfect for the toile de jouy idea; I thought my deer would work for the Paper Players' CAS Animals theme this week and Helen is hosting the All About Occasions challenge at Watercooler Wednesday so I'll join in there too; And of course it's Rudolph Day at Scrappy Mo's where we are invited to submit a Christmas card each month between the 25th and the end of the month.

We had the odd shower today but Eva and I managed to choose the sunniest times for going out. On our way home this afternoon, we passed a telecoms man working on one of those roadside boxes of wires. He and Eva took to each other immediately and after he had pet her for a while, she flirtatiously stole a rag from top of his tool box, wagging all the while. Giving things back is one of the earliest things I taught her and I must say it has come in very handy over the years!

Sending hugs,


  1. This is such a beautiful card Vicky, I love the design and the images placed as they are. I did have a laugh at Eva, I suspect it made the Telecom man's day too.
    Faith x

  2. A really super creation Vicky, super subtle background and some really lovely images.

    Kath x

  3. Oh, wow, Vicky! I LOVE this card. What a fabulous job of sponging and masking! You have made me look at this set in a different way. I am so glad you shared with The Paper Players this week!

  4. Beautiful tiny scenes and card

  5. What a sweet Christmas card, Vicky! I am NOT GOOD at making these scenes, and yours looks just like a little winter vignette! And those deer are perfectly done as well! Thanks for sharing this with us at the Paper Players this week!

  6. Sweet Winter Christmas scenes and Eva story, my friend. TFS Love and Hugs..Nancy

  7. Isn't this just so sweet! Love it.

  8. Such a gorgeous scene you've created Vicky, a beautiful card.

    Sue xx

  9. Oh Vicky, What a pretty Christmas card you have here! The way you have balanced each scene is perfect! Love this so much! Thanks for playing along at The Paper Players.

  10. That's a lovely festive make Vicky.

  11. This is absolutely gorgeous, Vicky xoxo

  12. Hi Vicky,
    Happy Rudolf Days.
    I love your scenes on your delightful card.
    Your stamping and colouring are so fab and gorgeous.
    Great idea the three scenes.
    Thank you for joining the Rudolf Challenge.
    Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

  13. What a lovely Christmas card using this set Vicky - don't you just love it when you have an idea and it works just like you planned? Love hearing about your adventure with Eva too - she is such a character! Thanks for sharing with us over at The Paper Players this week too!

  14. I love how you've done this scene, Vicky! I'd love to visit there!

  15. Gorgeous, Vicky! Love all of the detail in your winter scene. Thanks so much for joining us over at The Paper Players!

  16. Oh I love this, Vicky... I loved reading how you created each little scene. I must admit, I had no idea what TOILE DE JOUY is, so I googled, of course. Thanks for inspiring me to learn something new today! Looking at the Snow Front stamp set, I can see why you went for that style. Wonderful creation.

  17. A beautiful design! I love those vivid tress! so festive. thank you so much for playing along with the Rudolph Days Challenge for March!
    Linda, DT

  18. Love it - one of my favourite SU stamp sets!

    Thanks for joining us for the Christmas 24 Challenge.

    Helen x

  19. Sweet story about your dog. Sounds like she had fun.
    Love your pretty card. It does have that little similar themed scenes like toille de jouy.

  20. forgot to say...Thanks for taking part in the March Rudolph Days Challenge.

  21. This is a fabulous combination of challenges. Love the little scenes you've created. Thanks so much for playing along with our sketch challenge at Christmas 24 Challenge. Deborah, DT.


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