Friday, December 21, 2018

Walking in a Winter Wonderland

Hello, everyone!  As promised, I'm back again with another holiday card!  I mentioned earlier that I've finished with my cards for this year so I'm starting on next year's!  This is the last of four cards that I am sharing today!


The die-cut is Cottage Cutz Deer Snowflake Scene, sentiment stamp from Newton's Nook, and embossing folder is Die'sire Embossalicious Let it Snow.

The Distress Oxide background was made some time ago, so I don't recall the specific colours used, but it was a mixture of blues and greens on photo paper. I layered each colour using the watercolour ink-smooshing technique and dried in between each colour. It's best to work from lightest colour to darkest. When finished, it had a dull appearance but when wiped with a baby wipe, it became vibrant like you see here. I was inspired to try this technique after watching this video here.

I would also like to support the following challenges: ABC Christmas Y for Your Favourite Thing (critters on my cards) and Z for Zero Embellishments UE; Ally's Angels Christmas 1/3; Cardz TV 79 AG 1/3; Crafting by Designs Holiday AG 3/5; Crafty Creations AG 1/2; Crafty Gals Corner 5th Blogiversary AG 1/3; Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas AG Optional Things with Wings UE; Creatalicious AG Optional Christmas with Snowflakes UE; Creative Moments AG Optional Christmas 1/3; Crop Stop December Link Party 46 (Tim Holtz Distress products found at Crop Stop here) 1/5; Cute Card Thursday AG UE; Die-Cut Divas Winter 4/4; Die Cuttin' Divas Happy Holidays 1/3; DL.ART December Linky AG UE 1/d; DL.ART Thankful Thursday December Christmas 1/2 wk3; Double D Let it Snow 1/3; Happy Little Stampers Christmas Optional Snow UE; Happy Little Stampers AG with Dies UE; Hiding in My Craftroom KISS Christmas or December Holiday 1/3; Jo's Scrap Shack Always AG 1/3; Lil Patch of Crafty Friends AG 1/3; Mod Squad Christmas or Winter Use a Metal Die 1/3; Pammie's Inky Pinkies AG 1/3; Penny's Paper-crafty AG 1/3; PINspirational AG 1/5; The Corrosive December AG 2/3; The Outlawz Monday Greetings GCC121718 Christmas 1/3; Three Amigos Blog Hop Christmas/Winter/Holidays UE; Through the Craft Room Door AG 1/2; Winter Wonderland AG Christmas 1/3; Word Art Wednesday AG w Uplifting Sentiment 1/5 wk1

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

43 comments:

Mrs A. said...

Hi Kitty, Gorgeous card and in answer to your Q. there is no limit for the entries into the current spin the Fairy Wheel challenge.
Hugs Mrs A.

Crafting Andy said...

Ooh I like this. You are just too organised. Haha. Thanks for joining us at Cute Card Thursday. Hugz Andrea.x

Liz said...

Gorgeous card, Kitty. The inky background it beautiful and what a lovely die cut. xx

Verna Angerhofer said...

Beautiful use of dies and embossing folders and I love the background used for it too.

Gail said...

Beautiful winter card creation and I love the dies - thanks for linking up at Mod Squad! I wish you the best in the draw

Bunny said...

This is a beautiful card, Kitty. I love the background. [Bunny]``

Donna said...

Gorgeous card, I like this die and stunning background! I hope this is this is the year I keep going on my Christmas cards, you may need to give me a nudge!

JD/ Jill said...

Lovely Christmas card. I'm almost done...about 5 more to go...

Andrea W said...

Such a pretty card! I really love the Deer Snowflake die and your background is awesome. Wishing you the Merriest Christmas and the Happiest New Year!

Barbara Bruder said...

Kitty, your card is so pretty. Your Distress Oxide background turned out beautifully, perfect for this scene. Thanks for joining us at the Lil Patch of Crafty Friends Challenges for our latest challenge.  {Lil Patch of Crafty Friends Challenges}Good luck and join us again soon. Hugs, Barbara

Alice (scrAPpamondo) said...

Your amazing oxides background brings the deer scene to life, wow!!! Very well done with this technique, such wonderful result!!! Your card looks so delicate and sweet! The embossed snowflake base adds sweetness, too, and the sentiment matches perfectly the colours of the card!!!
Big hugs dear friend, hope that all is going well for you!
Merry Christmas!

Desire Fourie said...

This is absolutely gorgeous Kitty. Loving the snow scene. A new challenge started today here https://desiref.blogspot.com/2018/12/atg-with-create-with-tlc-challenge-no25.html
Hugs
Desire

Diane said...

Gorgeous card and snowy scene!! thank you for joining our challenge at Double D and Merry Christmas!!
Diane DD DT {Nellies Nest}

Darlene said...

WOW what a beautiful creation! Love that background! Thanks so much for joining in the fun at our Double D ‘Let It Snow’ challenge! Good Luck and we hope you’ll come back often.

Darlene
DOUBLE D Challenge Blog
DAR’S CRAFTY CREATIONS Please stop in for a visit!

Linda Simpson said...

This is stunning! I love the gorgeous background.
Hugs
Linda xxx

terrie said...

Kitty, this card is beautiful with the dies and your great looking background...well done and thanks for sharing it.
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year

KraftyKoolKat said...

This is so gorgeous Kitty. Love the dies you have used.
Hugs
Cathy
xxxx

cotnob said...

This is gorgeous, such a beautiful card.
Pauline - Crafting with Cotnob
x

Susan Renshaw said...

Gorgeous background!
Thank you for sharing with Happy Little Stampers!
Susan
DT for AG with Dies
Calling All Crafters! – My personal Blog!

Susan Renshaw said...

Love the scene too...

Thank you for sharing with Hiding in my Craft Room!
Susan
HIMCR Challenges
Calling All Crafters! – My personal Blog!

Barbara Godden said...

Beautiful background and an awesome card, lovely die cut too.

Paper Therapy Ponderings said...

beautiful card, that die is beautiful, love your color choices
thanks for joining us at HLS
Barb Housner

Hi! I'm Shirley and said...

This is a lovely card! Very pretty background that highlights your great winter scene. Thanks for joining Monday Greetings Challenge this week.

Georgiana said...

So pretty. Thank you for joining our “Happy Holidays” Challenge this week at Die Cuttin’ Divas.

Stay Creative,
Georgiana
• Carson's Creations •
Die Cuttin’ Diva DT

Arlene said...

It's so nice when a background works so well in this frame. Lovely card. So glad you entered the Die Cut Divas' challenge this month.

Creaine said...

This is so lovely, thank you for sharing with us over here at Penny’s Paper-Crafty Challenge blog and best of luck with your entry.
Bye, Groetjes van Ine (DT)
http://creaine-cards.blogspot.nl/

Esther Asbury said...

Love, love, love that awesome blue/green background! This is such a gorgeous card! Thanks for linking up to Cropstop!

mum of two said...

This is stunning! Thanks so much for playing with us at Die Cuttin Divas. Hope to see you again soon :)

michelle (Die Cuttin Divas DT)
Purple Monkey Moments

Helen said...

Beautiful - such an elegant design.

Thank you so much for entering our ATG challenge at Through The Craft Room Door this week. Looking forward to see you again next challenge.
Regards,
TTCRD DT
Made by Helen{My Blog}
Through The Craft Room Door
ttcrd.blogspot.com

Scrapper69 said...

OMGOSH! So Beautiful! Love your Holiday card!

Wendy said...

I am in love with wintery outdoor themed projects. This is a stunner :) Beautiful job & thanks for sharing with us all at the PIP Challenge Blog!!
Wendy PIP DT
https://Hi-Regards.blogspot.com

Fikreta said...

wow!
stunning card!
Happy holidays ! 🎄

Esther said...

Gorgeous! Your background for the pretty deer is amazing.
Thanks for joining us at Die Cuttin' Divas.

Leslie Miller said...

Ohhhh, this is gorgeous! Love the die and your beautiful background. Fantastic! Thank you for sharing with us at Double D!

Marjeta said...

beautiful card. Your background is stunning. Thanks for sharing with us at Creative Moments.

Karen Letchworth said...

Thanks so much for stopping by to share your wonderful art with us. It's always a treat, and I'm grateful every time you share with us. Hope you have a blessed New Year and that God will do great things in your life in the coming year. Thanks for playing along with us. I look forward to seeing all the wonderful things you will create in the coming year.
Hugs,
Karen
Word Art Wednesday

Inkyfingers said...

What a beautiful background and thank you for sharing how you created it. I love the beautiful scene die cut too and the textured background. Well done you on getting a head start for next year!
Thanks for sharing with us at Happy Little Stampers and I hope you will join us again next year.
Hugs
Carol x

Dorte said...

Beautiful Christmas card with a lovely die. Thanks for sharing it with us at the ABC Christmas Challenge. Wishing you a Happy New Year.
Dorte x

Judy V said...

Beautiful card! Thanks for joining us at Crafty Gals Corner for our 5th Blogiversary!

Lisa said...

That is a beautiful background! Love this! Thanks so much for playing along with us at Three Amigos!

Deanne Saunders said...

Beautiful card!! Thanks so much for participating in our {PIN}SPIRATIONAL challenge. Hope you participate in our next challenge!! Have a happy crafty day!!!
Deanne at A Little Bit O’ Paper

The Red Mullet Band said...

Lovely card!!! Happy New Year!!!
Thanks for joining us at Corrosive challenge blog.
Ana Isabel DT Coordinator

Melanie said...

A lovely card!
Thank you soo much for taking part in our "anything goes with optional Christmas with snowflakes” challenge over at Creatalicious & good luck in the draw.
Hope to see you again in our new challenge as well…

Hugs,
Melanie
(DT-Coordinator Creatalicious Challenges)

(DT Crafty Friends)

(DT The Sketchy Challenges)

(DT Simply Create Too)


PS: Sorry for the late comment, life had been very busy these past weeks…