Wednesday, 25 November 2020

Winter Wonderland

 Hello there,

Exactly one month today and we’ll all be celebrating the big day, albeit very differently for many of us.  I guess that we all have to make the most of it in whatever way we can.  I’ve made cakes this week for ourselves and for the family and that always feels like the start of Christmas for me.  

Moving on to all things crafty, I’m here today to share a card that I’ve made with some new stamps that I recently won at the ‘Country View Challenge.’  It’s quite an old stamp set by Andy Skinner and I’ve like it for ages, so I was thrilled when I saw it in stock.   Here’s the card that I’ve made:

I started by stamping the trees, shed and gate, then heat embossed them to stop any smudges happening.  Next, I used a stencil to add the snow and I used a light touch of grey ink to add some texture and hills.  I then masked off the snow and shed before sponging in the sky with Distress inks.  After stamping in the birds, I used a post stamp by Inkylicious to create the fence and I drew the links in using a black fine liner.  This is my first play with my new stamps and I’m looking forward to using them again shorty as I love them, especially the tree.  

Here’s a photo of the stamps that I chose as my prize from Country View Crafts:

That’s all from me for today and I’ll be back with you all again soon xx

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:

Try It On Tuesday - Winter Wonderland

Christmas Card Throwdown (November) - Winter Wonderland


Anke said...

Wonderful card, Sally. Your sponging is gorgeous, fantastic art.


Sue's Crafty Corner said...

Such a beautiful scene you've created Sandra. I can see why you liked to set so much, the tree is wonderful.

Sue xx

crafty-stamper said...

Congrats on your win.Love the stamps and fabulous scene and background you created
carol x

Stamps and Paper said...

Yours card is amazing Sandra, a beautiful winter scene and fabulous colouring


Lorraine said...

This is gorgeous Sandra. I love the wintery scene you've created- that tree looks fab and the colours of the sky are perfect.
Lorraine x

Magic Maggie said...

WOW - well done Sandra!! I love the bit of grey to 'bring out' the snow. How do you think of these things?

Hope you are well.


Maggie (Bendy Yorkite) - oooo..we are doing a real life advent calendar in our street, I've got the 22nd - so I've got 2 swans masquerading as 2's. I think that's the idea (no-one seems to actually know what we are doing), they might be pulling a sleigh, but I'm not sure yet.

Kathleen said...

A really beautiful scene fabulous background and love the snow hills, could just see this as a painting.

Kath x

Liz said...

You've created a gorgeous scene Sandra. The sky is just beautiful. xx

Pat said...

Another one of your gorgeous scenes Sandra and love the sweet little cabin with the super tree, fence and gate, and some lovely deep snow, wonderfully shaded, and the colours in the sky are so beautiful...beautiful birds too..such a serene scene. Congratulations on winning the challenge. x

KarinsArtScrap said...

gorgeous card Sandra and gorgeous stamps you have chosen
Gr Karin

nwilliams6 said...

Beautiful card - looks like you should frame it instead of sending it! Love your sky. Great goodies you picked out too - love them all!

Gerrina said...

Gorgeous! And I have to take that stamp out of my is a versitile one... Hugs, Gerrina

Jenny L said...

Hi Sandra,
oh my word this is such a stunning scene and gorgeously created with those lovely stamps.
Love everything about this wonderful creation.
Your inking and designing as always is perfect.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

cuilliesocks said...

Beautiful card Sandra, lovely images and you've created such a fabulous scene, Kate x

Alice (scrAPpamondo) said...

Wow! Your winter scene is amazing, love so much how you did the snow hills and the sky! Big congrats on your win, well deserved and you choose such lovely stamps!!

pearshapedcrafting said...

Oh My!!! Another fabulous scene - you really do create the best! Congrats on your win, gift well spent!!! Thanks so much for joining us at Try It On Tuesday!Chrisx

Leanne Harris said...

I love everything about this one Sandra, it's beautiful in it's symplicity, it needs nothing else and that sky is wonderful! xxxxx

Mac Mable said...

Amazing scene making and I always love how you combine the creative x. Such a peaceful wintery scene with great stamping and I love the sky and those snowy hills x. Many congratulations on your win x.

Helen said...

Absolutely stunning winter wonderland! LOVE it! Thanks so much for joining us at Try it on Tuesday!

Mia said...

Beautiful! Thank you so much for entering our challenge at Try it on Tuesday with this lovely creation. Looking forward to see you again next challenge.
Designer for Try it on Tuesday {My Blog}

pam said...

Beautiful scene you created Sandra, your stamps look gorgeous.
Pam x

Flo Langley said...

Stunning! x

Mrs.B said...

Hi Sandra, I'm a tad late - A great choice of stamps for you prize and I love this wintry scene you've created.
Thanks for sharing at Try it on Tuesday
Avril xx

Laura said...

Beautiful card, your ink blending is perfect. Lovely stamp set too.