Friday, 17 December 2021

A Squirrel In Winter

Hello there my crafty friends,

As always, Blog land is getting quieter as the big day approaches.   I'm here to share my last card before Christmas Eve.  Here it is:

I bought this lovely squirrel stamp set from Visible Image in their Black Friday sale.  It's a perfect stamp for autumn but I couldn't wait to get him inked up, so I used him to make a Christmas card.  I'm really enjoying all things Christmas at the moment, so I'm making the most whilst I'm in the mood to get ahead with my cards for next year.  I've realised recently that I have way more birthday cards than I will ever need, so I'd like to make more Christmas cards throughout the year.  I promise not to post them until the back end of the year, other than my monthly entries to the Rudolf Day challenge on the 25th of each month.  For anyone wondering how I made the snow at the bottom of my card, I used some Dr. Ph. Martin's Bleed Proof White.  It's a fabulous opaque white paint that's perfect for making and painting snowy effects.  It was a considered purchase for me but well worth it! 

As I've used lots of little snippets of card on this card with the squirrel, nuts, logs and leaves, I would like to enter this card into 'Pixie's Snippets Playground' challenge #418 

I think that's all from me for today, so I'll love you and leave you until my next post on Christmas Eve.  

Take care of yourselves, wrap up warm and stay safe xx

20 comments:

Liz said...

A lovely winter scene, Sandra. What a cute little squirrel. xx

Carole said...

Stunning card Sandra.and not just for Christmas! xx

Viv said...

Fantabulous!
(I need to start going out to see the sunrise if this is the effect it has on you!!!) xx

Stamps and Paper said...

Fabulous card Sandra ..such a lovely image and you’ve creation a beautiful winter scene

Anne

Sarn said...

A super Christmas card featuring a squirrel. There's at least one squirrel visiting my garden at the moment and feeding upside down from a bird seed feeder!

Hope to see you up in the Playground Treehouse for a mince pie and some mulled wine.

Hugs, Sarn xxx

crafty-stamper said...

Gorgeous monochrome card love the colour and cute squirrel
Carol x

KarinsArtScrap said...

so beautiful Sandra

gr karin

Pat said...

I love that cute squirrel Sandra and can see why you were drawn to it, and love the more neutral tones with the browns and the contrasting white for the background snowflakes and snow. The white paint looks like a great idea and it has worked brilliantly. x

cuilliesocks said...

Hi Sandra, I love your card and the little squirrel is just perfect for a Christmas card, I love the mono shades and your snow is fabulous. a wonderful card, Kate x

Lorraine said...

A gorgeous winter scene, and that squirrel looks fabulous. Love it.
Lorraine x

Mac Mable said...

Such a fun idea to use the adorable squirrel for a wonderful Christmas card Sandra x. Super cute card and love the snow and the tumbling snowflakes too x.

Sarah said...

What a beautiful card. Love that squirrel xx

Brenda in IN said...

I love that you used that stamp to make a Christmas card. The snow looks so authentic and so do the wood logs. Great card!

cotnob said...

A lovely Christmas card Sandra, such a sweet squirrel.
Pauline - Crafting with Cotnob
x

Brenda in IN said...

Thank you for that lovely response to my blog post about blogging friends. I agree it is quiet and I hope that is because everyone is busy with Christmas. More and more are going to Instagram since it is so quick but I still like reading the posts, seeing what was used making the card and just connecting with people. Enjoy the holidays with your family and hope there is time to do some cardmaking for you to.

Di said...

Gorgeous card and the squirrel is so cute! Wonderful work too.

Hugs

Di xx

Joan said...

I am so in love with this card Sandra, that squirrel is adorable and your colouring is spot on, stunning card


Joan x

pam said...

Gorgeous card Sandra.
Wishing you A Merry Christmas & Happy New Year 2022.
Hugs Pam x

Anke said...

WOW I love your squirrel card, so beautiful.

Hugs
Anke

Alice (scrAPpamondo) said...

Amazing card, LOVE this squirrel, so realistic!! Great colouring and details!!! One of my favourites from your cards!
Hugs and Merry Christmas!