Saturday, February 24, 2018

Dashing Through the Snow

Hello, everyone! Before I share my card, I would like to welcome my newest follower - Jane Taylor - thank you for joining me!

Today I'm sharing a winter-themed card, made with my new Winnie and Walter stamp set called Winter Wishes.  I like to make my holiday cards all year long so that I'm ready with enough cards by the time November/December rolls around. Winnie and Walter is having a big 4th birthday bash celebration this month, so you will want to head over to check out the festivities and challenges!

I created a watercolour background with Distress Oxides using the ink smooshing technique and then white heat-embossed the snowflakes/snowfall.


  • Stamps:  Winnie and Walter - Winter Wishes 
  • Ink:  Background (Distress Oxides - Salty Ocean, Seedless Preserves, Peacock Feathers), stamping (Lawn Fawn Jet Black for image and StazOn  Jet Black for sentiment), Versamark (snowfall)
  • Dies: Lawn Fawn Stitched Hillside Borders, Pretty Pink Posh Scallop Border
  • Paper:  Bienfang watercolour paper, vellum scrap, Recollections Black, Staples White
  • Colouring medium:  Markers
  • Other:  Ranger white embossing powder, Diamond Stickles, Posca white paint marker, snowflake sequins from my stash

Winnie and Walter Challenges
Four Challenge with Shay Four words in sentiment and four snowflake sequins
Repetitive Stamping Challenge with Crystal Repetitive stamping of snowflakes and snowfall for heat embossing
Watercoloring with a Twist Challenge with Heather H Watercolour background and coloured image with markers
Die Challenge with Lydia Stitched Dies
Comeback Challenge with Taheerah I was inspired by Lea Lawson's card here (I love her inky background, cute image, fun sentiment, stitched hillside, and black matte)

I also found inspiration here: ABC Christmas D is for Distress (Distress Oxides) UE; Ally's Angels Stitching Real or Faux 1/3; Cardz TV 36 AG 1/3; Crafting Circle Crafty Awesomeness February 3/3; Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas AG Optional Use Some Gold UE; Creative Fingers AG 1/3; Crop Stop Link Party 37 AG 3/5 (Distress Oxide sold at Crop Stop); Cute Card Thursday Cute Critters UE; Cut It Up AG 1E; Deep Ocean Cute and Cuddly UE; DL.ART February Linky AG 1/d; DL.ART Thankful Thursday AG 2/3; Happy Little Stampers AG with Dies UE; Happy Little Stampers Watercolour Challenge AG Optional Hearts UE; Hiding in My Craft Room Any Holiday 1/3; Jo's Scrap Shack FFC222 AG 1/3; Mod Squad Animal Fun 2/3; Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Make Your Own Background 1/5; The Outlawz Monday Greetings Winter GCC021918; The Rubber Buggy Mood Board (I was inspired by the colours in the bottom section) UE; Through the Craft Room Door AG 1/2;Winter Wonderland AG Christmas 2/3; Word Art Wednesday 322-323 AG w Uplifting Sentiment Wk2 4/5



Thank you for looking at my card! Wishing you a joyful day!

33 comments:

Fikreta said...

this is super adorable card!

Chi Cr said...

Girl, you are a card-making machine! lol... This is a wonderful card; love the background you made! And I love the vellum sentiment! Sweet penguin! I have several challenges I am going to try to enter, and I am so behind. Life and housework are keeping me behind! :) Look forward to seeing all of your creations! Pet your kitties for me! :)

scrAPpamondo said...

Such a sweet and fun scene with that cute penguin playing on the snow! Love your inked background and the stitched hills! Adorable! The sentiment on vellum looks great add the pink snowflake just catches the eyes to the center! Great design, Kitty! It's a very impressive card!
Big hugs! :)

Liz said...

Super, fun card. Great design and I love smooshed background. xx

Esther Asbury said...

Such a cute card and I LOVE the background!! Adorable little penguin! So happy you linked up to the Cropstop blog!

Scrapper69 said...

Super CUTE card! LOVE the smooshing background and snowflakes! Adorable penguin too!!

Theresa

Ina Grehan said...

That penguin is having so much fun sliding down that snow. Awesome background, colouring and bling on that little fellow. So glad you shared with us at HLS for our AG with Dies. Thanks.

vinita jain said...

Super fun scene with such a cute penguin! Love DO background!

Elizabeth Hart said...

Love this winter fun!! I especially loved the colors and the background paper was fabulous. Thanks so much for joining us this time at the Creative Fingers challenge, Elizabeth (DT)

katieo said...

The watercolored background is beautiful. I love how you added the tiny snow flakes. The penguin is having fun sledidng down the slope. Thank you for joining the DL.ART Thankful Thursday Challenge

Lisa Lynn said...

Kitty, this is gorgeous. Love that background! Wonderful sentiment on vellum. Cute image and great sparkle.

KandA said...

What a fabulous card Kitty, love the little scene you made with that super little sledging penguin xx

jimlynn said...

Great background! Love this little guy and wish I was doing the same thing. FUN!!!
Lynn

Barbara Godden said...

Penguins are my next favourite critter, after kitties and housemouse. super cute penguin whizzing down the hills. Great scene.

Cut It Up Challenge Blog said...

What joy on that penguin's face! She certainly is dashing through the snow and enjoying every minute of it.

I love the sky on your card! Lovely! Thanks for joining us for our Anything Goes challenge at Cut it Up!

Evelyn
http://mylittlecraftblog.wordpress.com

BożenA said...

Great, modern background. A beautiful and joyful card.
Thank you for joining the Happy Little Stampers challenge, Watercolor.
Regards,
BożenA DT HLS

Donna said...

What an adorable scene and fantastic background! Hope you are having a good weekend!

maria f. said...

What a fabulous sky! I want one like that next time I go sledding. Well maybe just next time we get snow ;)

Becca Sadler said...

Wow! An incredible winter holiday theme card! This was also the first card linked up to #341 for HIMCR, so thanks for being quick with participating. Adorable card! Becca~DT

Gail said...

Such a lovely winter card - love that penguin in all his glitter and sliding down the hill - fab work - TFS

Andrea W said...

LOVE your background! It's just perfect for the snowy scene.

Hazel said...

Thanks for entering your lovely crafting for CHNC challenge 374 - hope to see you again soon x

Nancy Hill said...

Love how you made your background paper. Adorable penguin and love how your colored it with the cute poke a dots on the hat. Thank you for sharing your beautiful card with us at The Rubber Buggy challenge and can't wait to see you next beautiful card or project with us soon. Nancy Hill, Design Team for The Rubber Buggy .

Pat K said...

Awww...this is so cute. Great image and love the background. Thanks for playing along with us at Winter Wonderland. Pat K xx

Marie said...

Super sweet card. Lovely! Thanks for joining us over at the Winter wonderland and helping us remember Eileen.
Love n hugs,
Marie

stampingbowd said...

I just placed an entry in the SSS challenge and saw this adorable card of yours!!! It's been awhile since I have been able to stop by your blog! Life gets in the way sometimes. :( Your background is absolutely fabulous for your adorable sledding penguin! Great card!

Susan Sieracki said...

This card is so adorable. I love the image. Thank you so much for playing along with us at the Mod Squad Challenge.

Lorraine A said...

Gorgeous card Kitty :-) the little penguin is adorable and I love he background, the oxide inks and white embossing look fabulous! :-)

Thanks for joining us on the ABC Christmas and Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenges 🎄
Luv
Lols x x x

Tanja said...

such a cute little guy - thanks for joining our February Happy Little Stampers Watercolour Challenge

Paper Therapy Ponderings said...

very fun card, love those hills and scallop border
the penguin is so cute
thanks for joining us at HLS
Barb Housner (DT)

Suzanne Harkinson said...

Congratulations on your win at Jo's Scrap Shack with this card! I love following your progress through the challenges!

Dot said...

So cute! Sweet image, beautiful colouring and a great design.....love the background you have created.
Thanks for joining us a ABC Christmas Challenge.
Dorte x

Susan Renshaw said...

Gorgeous background!!
Thank you for sharing with Happy Little Stampers!
Susan
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