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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.

CHALLENGES
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.


AND IN OTHER NEWS
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,

18 comments:

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

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

    Kath x

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  3. That’s a festive cutie!

    Hug, Sarn xxx

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

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  5. Just delightful what a happy card design.

    PS it could be snowing someplace.


    Hugs Diane

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  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

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  7. Adorable they are clearly enjoying that ride

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

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

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

    Sue xx

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  11. Beautifully done - looks so cute too.

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  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!

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

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  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.

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

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  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

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

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Do leave me a comment - it always makes my day! Vicky x


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