Tuesday, 19 November 2013


Enjoyed waking up to a real wintry morning here - the amazing view we have was covered in thick white frost this morning - so snuggled back under the duvet and watched the sheep who were blending in nicely with the white covered fields!
So my share with you is of a wintry vista too..... this is a CASE'd card which I saw last year over a the wonderfully talented Heather's blog - and once I saw it I had to run out and buy the stamp IMMEDIATELY! But by then Christmas was over and it lay in the drawer - until last week!
Now I can't stop stamping with it... have made a large batch of cards which has swelled my stock pile considerably!

Stamped the image direct onto the card and clear embossed.

Scored two lines down the left side and stamped the greeting in Stormy Sky DI.

Masked off the left side and using torn post it notes to create 'banks' sponged Tumbled Glass DI along the edges.

Stole a coin from dear husband to make the moon mask and then sponged the sky with mix of Stormy Sky/Faded Jeans/Dusty Concord.

Left for a little while to dry then used some glitter dust on the snow banks and Cranberry Stickles on the winter berries.

I just LOVE this stamp! 
And it was great getting inky for a change - although my technique is not brilliant, I am happy with the way these all turned out!

Lots of Winter Challenges -

C is for Challenge - Winter is Coming
Creative Creations - Sparkle &Shine
Paper Playtime - Sparkle
Sparkle n Sprinkle - Glitter/Embossing Powder
PB Saturday Challenge - Sparklers
Creatalicious - Christmas
Freshly Brewed  - Christmas
One Crazy Stamper - Christmas

I am away to make a coffee so I can trawl through blogland! Thanks for any comments you leave - it means a lot. x


Sharon said...

Your card is beautiful!!! I so love this image and how you did the snow banks, the sky and the moon. Thank you so very much for joining our 'Sparkle' challenge at Paper Playtime!!!! :)

Val said...

Love the simplicity of this, really effective.


Netty said...

Beautiful design and a gorgeous card Viv, Annette x

Pia S said...

What a gorgeous card! Love how you've created this winter scene and made those red berries stand out so beautifully!

Gibmiss said...

Hi Viv
Fabulous card.... Stunning results... I want this stamp now!!
Hugs Sylvie xx

Donna Ellis said...

How lovely this is, Viv! Soft and peaceful with lots of glittery goodness! Beautiful! I have pinned your lovely creation to remind myself of your lovely artwork.

Now to put on my other hat. Thank you for joining us at Sparkle N Sprinkle this month! I hope you will submit more of your pretty cards to the challenge in the future! hugs, Donna {Creative Smiles}

Craftin Suzie (Susan Flynn) said...

A beautiful card Viv, love the stamp and your inking! Susan x

Kathleen said...

Fabulous card. love the stamp and the scene.

Kath x

Meggymay said...

Love the scene you created, looks so peaceful.
Yvonne x

McCrafty's Cards said...

This is beautiful Viv, I like the scene you have created!
Kevin xx

Mrs A. said...

Love your card. Love it, love it.
I so want this stamp myself now.
hugs Mrs A.

Beccy said...

I can see why you love the stamp so much Viv, it's beautiful. I love how you've done this card, the snow is so soft and beautiful and the moon is glowing. Well done!

Gloria Shirr (purpleglo) said...

Gorgeous card Viv! I love your creativity on all the cards I viewed here. Awesome! I thought I was already a follower; but couldn't find me; so I joined again. LOL.

I have a chance to win FREE candy on my blog if you haven't already registered. Have a fabulous day. Hugs, Gloria


debby4000 said...

Absolutely gorgeous and beautiful

Monica said...

Oh so dreamy and beautiful.

Sandra (Stamping For Pleasure) said...

Well I'm not surprised you were happy with this Viv . . .it's sensational. I love Heather's work too.

Sarn xxx

Heather D. ~ Fresh Brewed Designs said...

How stunning! I love the red glitter against this soft, snowy background.
Beautiful scene.

Thank you for playing along this month at Freshly Brewed Challenges November Prize Challenge.
Big smiles,
Heather D.

Darnell J Knauss said...

Oh, Viv, you have done Heather proud! I love, love, love the beautiful winter scene you have created! It is so gorgeous on the screen and I can imagine just how sparkly and jaw-dropping it is IRL!! Hugs, Darnell

Paper Junkie said...

Another Christmassy triumph! Starting my cards in earnest next week - (hopefully). X

coops said...

so stunning viv.really gorgeous design ,i love the winter berries and sprkly snow :D

xx coops xx

Stamps and Paper said...

Stunning card Viv ...such a serene scene


Jules said...

Hi Viv

Oh ... this is fabulous. I love the finished look!!

Hope you gave hubby his coin back!!!

I hope you are having a good weekend.

Love Jules xx

Anna Jasiolek said...

Simple and beautiful. I would like to thank you for entering my ‘C… is for challenge’ blog and I wish you good luck in the draw.
Anna xxx

Jackie said...

I was so sure that I had commented on this gorgeous card. Oh well, let's call it another 'senior moment' :o)
Jackie xx

Mau xx said...

Heather certainly gets the juices going doesn't she Viv, I have just inked up three cards on Sunday night inspired by Heather. Will be posting one tomorrow.
This card of yours is gorgeous and I agree the stamp is beautiful!. I don't have it.....yet...lol
Hugs Mau xx

Pat said...

Another gorgeous card. Gosh you have been busy, didn't realise I had missed so many of your posts. A really lovely scene in such lovely colours.

Anne Temple said...

WOW, this is stunning!