Saturday, 13 April 2019

Christmas/Winter Scene

Good morning.  Time once again for our little group to get ahead with our Christmas cards.  Shaz chose the theme and wants to see a Christmas or Winter Scene.  I have made two cards this time.

Card #1

6" base card all white card sock - Rymans
blue pearlescent card - Limetree Crafts
digi image - Stitchy Bear Stamps (no longer in business)
Frosty Fir and Frosty Spruce - Memory Box
Icicles - Joy!crafts.
Noble Pierced Squares - Sue Wilson

I printed the image onto a piece of cardstock which I then folded into a 6" base card. The image comes in black and white but I digitally altered it to blue because it seemed to look more frosty and chilly. I die cut a border using the Noble Pierced squares and attached it to the base card with foam tape. Lots of glitter was added to the image and the trees and the icicles were sprayed with Crafter's Companion Pearl Diamond Spray and Sparkle, although it doesn't show up too well in the picture.

Card #2

8" base card 
all other card stock from stash
stamp - Snowy Village from Petulama (ancient!)
all tree dies - Memory Box
Frosty Snowflake Corner die - Sue Wilson
Noble Pierced Squares - Sue Wilson 
sentiment die - Sue Wilson
snowflakes and deer - from my box of previously cut dies

I did a very similar card a couple of years ago but that was a six inch card.  This time I just added more layers and made it a very large 8" card.  Don't ask me why because the biggest card I ever do is 7" square! I stamped the image in black and then heat embossed it with pearl plum embossing powder which looks really good when the light catches it but not so good in the photo. I also added another Noble Pierced Square border.

I'm getting on pretty well with my Christmas cards so far so I'm pretty pleased with myself ... lol!

Well that's it from me today but I will be back tomorrow with another card so hope to see you then.

Take care and enjoy your weekend.


dutchess said...

Two lovely winter scenes Christine...such and icy frost look to the first one,and an elegant colour scheme in the second...enjoy your weekend it’s cold and sunny here today...lovely day xxxx

lydia jordan said...

Morning Christine
Two gorgeous card.

Jackie T said...

Hi Christine this is a stunning pair of cards. I love them. Have a great weekend. Take care. Hugs Jackie

cuilliesocks said...

Two lovely cards Christine, beautifully designed and embellished, Kate x

shazsilverwolf said...

Hi Christine, loving both of your cards. The change to blue definitely made that image perfect. Smiling, as I too have that snowy village stamp, and actually almost used it too! I stamped a couple out, but then decided to go with the Snowy Postcard instead. Beautiful cards, Hugs, Shaz X

Rita said...

Morning Christine. Wow, two very wintry scenes from you today. I'm almost shivering looking at them. both are very beautiful and I really couldn't choose a favourite. Well Done these cards are perfect for Shaz's theme. Hugs Rita xxx

Rainey's Craft Room said...

Two beautiful winter scenes Christine, lots of glitter and snowy goodness in both.

Mrs A. said...

Like you
I have several of stitching Bears scenic digis and was so disappointed when they closed. Love this card you have created. Never heard of the second card design before so well and truly an old company. You have done the design proud though.Keeping quiet about the Internet as din't wan't to jinks the fact that it has been trouble free for nearly two weeks now. Hugs Mrs A.

Gibmiss said...

Hi Christine

Fabulous cards for this weeks Challenge... it was when I saw your cards ... I realised I had done the wrong one
Hugs Sylvie xx

rachel said...

Beautiful cards Christine - these are lovely xx