Saturday, 13 April 2013

Winter Blues

Good morning all I hope it's warm where you are 'cos this week at 52 {Christmas} Card Throwdown we have some very cool colours for you - take a look

Please remember to only use these 3 colours on your Christmas cards - thanks. Here's mine

I had great fun making this card as I used my favourite tool - the brayer. Brayering makes such lovely backgrounds but I just used it here to create the sky, the hills were created by sponging over torn copy paper.
After creating my main picture panel I mounted it on to Midnight Muse card stock which I had run through the Big Shot with a scallop edge die, this was mounted onto my card blank which had been stamped with the top of a fir tree stamp.
Now Ruth I know what you are going to say - no decoration inside! There is I promise you. This card (along with others) was made a few weeks ago just before I did a craft fair and I quickly photographed the fronts of the cards before packaging them up in their cellophane bags - completely forgetting the insides needed photo-ing too!

Materials - Stampin' Up
Stamps: Lovely as a Tree, Bells and Boughs
Ink: Midnight Muse, Bashful Blue
Card Stock: Whisper White, Midnight Muse
Accessories: Big Shot, Adorning Accents Edgelits, Basic Rhinestones
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Whew - what a week it has been - headless chicken does not begin to describe it! I'm going to furnish my self with a huge vat of coffee later (not now as this post has been scheduled and it's only 6am!) and do some catching up - that is of course unless I'm disturbed by my daughter. She's off back to uni tomorrow following her Easter break and I'm sure she will want me to help with the packing not to mention last minute laundry rushes! No rest for the wicked eh?

See you soon - Jacqueline xx


  1. Jackie - this is fab! The trees looks wonderful - you can imagine the quiet in the trees. Lovely work!

  2. What an absolutely GORGEOUS scene, Jacqueline. It looks like you put a lot of time into it and it paid off. I love those trees!

  3. Love the way you have created this scene, it is beautiful. I hope things get a bit calmer for you now x

  4. Wowsers Jacqueline, that is absolutely stunning, what a beautiful scene! A perfect wintery Christmas card, I LOVE it! Thanks for explaining there IS a decorated inside : )
    Ruth x

  5. This is so soft and serene, Jacqueline! I LOVE the gorgeous scene that you created and the beautiful leaves on top and bottom! Hope you had a great weekend! Good luck with your dear daughter! :)

    PS: Feel free to CASE my box in a bag thingy! ;)

  6. Love that stamp set and what you do with it! This is such a 'cool' card with what looks like snow drifting at the bottom. Bit of a triumph, I would say

    Louise xx

  7. What a lovely frosty scene Jacqueline! I love your blue and brown butterfly card too. Hugs D

  8. The wintry scene is fabulous! The tops of the trees stamped at the top and bottom of your card give it a lacy look that coordinates nicely with the vintage-style font of the sentiment.
    I hope you're having a quieter week this week! :)