Saturday 3 July 2021

Snow? In July?

Hello, crafting friends!

Happy Saturday and welcome to another fabulous challenge at Addicted to CAS. I had to look twice at the code word this time...

... but it's true, we are giving you the chance to make a start on those festive cards long before the crazy season starts!

I've come up with a design that would work well for batch making, using Stampin' Up's Snow Front stamp set. I find it's best to work out where I want my elements to go on a piece of scrap paper first,  which makes it easy to reproduce on a card front.

This winter scene was stamped with just four stamps. I used a water-based blue pen to add extra snow drifts and a Posca white acrylic paint pen to add snow flakes and other details. The die-cut sentiment is from Tonic Studios.

Here's a bonus design that I tried but abandoned when I realised there was too much masking involved for it to be useful as a batch make.

So now it's your turn! What does the word Christmas say to you? There's lots of inspiration over at the Addicted to CAS challenge blog so do hop over there and enjoy the samples. When you're ready to link up your own creation, you'll find the Linky Tool there too. Have fun - and don't forget to keep it clean and simple with lots of lovely clear space!

I took my colour inspiration from Color My Heart Color Dare 451, choosing New England Ivy, Glacier and Candy Apple and light brown as my neuytral;  I'm also linking up with Merry Little Christmas' July challenge where Anything Christmas Goes.

You know when you're trying to have a nap...

... and people just keep BOTHERING you!!

Sending hugs,


  1. Two gorgeous scenic Christmas cards mate. Lovely and wintry.

    Happy Saturday!

  2. A beautiful traditional style Christmas card Vicky,you created a fabulous woodland scene,love the contrast the red die cut sentiment gives

  3. It's always good when you come up with a design for batch making Vicky, makes the seasonal rush a bit easier. And it's a very nice design at that. Been on Christmas this last couple of weeks for TV, always starts in June so I make mine in January as I'm usually totally fed up with it by now.

    B x

  4. What a lovely scene, Vicky! Perfect for a batch of Christmas cards! The top design is just as lovely as the other but I'm all for no masking!

  5. What a beautiful Christmas card, love how you did your trees and snow. Thanks for sharing with us at Color Care.

  6. This scene is so perfect and serene. I just love those trees! Thanks for sharing with us at Colour Dare :)
    Alyson M.
    Colour Dare Design Team

  7. Beautiful winter scene, Vicky! The trees are stunning. Thank you for playing along with us at Color Dare #451.

  8. Two lovely cards - super little scene!
    Thank you for sharing with Color My Heart Color Dare!
    Color My Heart Color Dare
    Calling All Crafters! – My Blog!

  9. Love these cards! Both scenes you crated are fabulous! Thank you for joining us at Color Dare!

  10. Very pretty card....I love all the coloring!! Thanks for sharing with Color Dare!

  11. Thanks so much for sharing your festive project with us over at Merry Little Christmas Challenge Blog this month! We appreciate you joining us!
    Leslie, MLCCB DT
    Love To Scrap 2


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