Thursday 20 October 2022

Oh deer

Hello, crafting friends!
Welcome to another Thursday round of Tic Tac Toe! It's Joanne's turn to get us inspired with a brand new board and as usual there are all sorts of ways you could go with it!
I'm loving the autumn season but a little voice has been getting ever louder in my head and I have responded by getting a bit more serious about making Christmas cards!! I chose the left hand column Foliage/Berries/Trees.
The scene was made with a retired Stampin' Up set called Snow Front. I used a torn sticky note to create a simple snowy background, then stamped trees and snow drifts and deer, adding details with markers and coloured pencils. The scene was trimmed to size and attached to the centre of a frame, hand drawn with a gold pencil directly onto a card base.

The sentiment is from a retired Uniko set called Pure Florals Poinsettia, stamped in red ink and heat embossed for a bit of shine (hard to see that here.) The holly and berries are from The Greetery's Budding Beauties Winter, stamped and fussy cut and positioned to tie everything together.

Okay, so it's your turn! You can choose any row, column or diagonal from the board and do hop over to the Tic Tac Toe challenge blog to see the amazing samples the design team have made to inspire you. You'll find the Linky Tool at the bottom of the post and you can use it to share your own creation with us. We can't wait to see what you make!

I'm linking this card up at Winter Wonderland where the theme is Let It Snow; I think this card would be a good card for a man, and it's a CAS design which is the challenge at the The Male Room.

I met up for coffee (and, in his case, an enormous bacon sandwich!) with my youngest son. We went to a place near the train station that had been recommended to me by a friend who grew up up in the area. It's always fun to go to a cafe where you need to be careful not to run over any stray birds in the car park...

and when you visit the Ladies Room, there are peacocks on the roof!! Thank goodness we didn't bring Eva!

Sending hugs,


  1. What a lovely peaceful winter scene you’ve created for this Christmas card xxx

  2. What a sweet little scene...your addition of shading to your deer make them really stand out! And I am sure those peacocks stood out too...they sound they make raises the hair on my neck!

  3. Loving your Christmas cards, this one’s stunning xxx

  4. A wonderful layout and wintry scene Vicky

  5. You have created a beautiful peaceful scene.
    We also met a peacock while on vacation. But our Kaito only took a quick look at him and then went to sniff at the side of the road... *laugh*

  6. OH! Vicky this is just gorgeous, "simply" wonderful.

  7. This is such a serene scene! I can almost smell the pine and hear the snow crunch!

  8. This is such a pretty winter scene Vicky - it looks just like a watercolour painting. The simple frame and holly sprig finish it beautifully. You've inspired me to get out this much-underused set for sure!

  9. Very sweet and soft card. Thank you for joining us at the Winter Wonderland Challenge - "Let it Snow". Best luck


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