Friday, 19 October 2012

Deer in Snowy Forest

Hello to all and thank-you for visiting my blog. I hope everyone is well and all set for a great weekend with lots of crafting therein. I'm feeling rather wintry today with chill air outside. I've thus made a Christmas card with a snowy scene.

Base CS is Stardream. I've punched the top part of a square of SEI Velvet using a Martha Stewart Punch. I then stamped onto the Velvet with a 'Just for Fun' rubber stamp (no serial number on stamp) using Versamark ink. I then heat embossed the image with Stamp n Stuff EP (Winter Wonderland) for a lovely snowy sparkle. Next, I edged some gold Stardream CS with the same punch. Stamped a Penny Black image (The Sound of Snow 2800K) with Versamark and embossed with a deep red EP from Sparkle n Sprinkle (Japanese Lacquer). I added round metal disc (Brenda Walton Metal Art), metal owls charm, puffy stars and ribbon. Finally, I placed pearls for snow effect to link the two images.

Thanks so much for having a look see. Have a lovely weekend. Nicola x

Thank-you to hosts, DTs and sponsors of the following challenges that I'd like to enter;
Penny Black and More Allsorts - Animal Magic
Sparkles Christmas Challenge - Traditional
PaperPlay Challenges - Wooden It Be Nice
Cupcake Craft Challenges - Two's Company
Totally Stampalicious - Christmas Card
Southern Girls - Tie A Ribbon Around It
C.R.A.F.T. - Use metal on card
Little Red Wagon - Bowdacious
Whimsy Stamp Inspiration Challenge - All Things Sparkly
ABC Christmas Challenge - U For Up To U
Stamp & Create - Winter Wonderland


  1. i love how the snowy scene really pops and twinkles and the owls in the tress are so cute! the velvet is gorgeous and is a lovely colour. thank you so much for playing along with our animal theme this month at penny black and more.

  2. How totally cool is this red??? So unexpected and original!!! Gorgeous!

  3. What a really gorgeous creation and really effective how you picked out the colour of the image with the bells and little stars.

    Thank you so much for sharing with us at Penny Black and More challenge, but I'm afraid your entry is not eligible for Stampalot as you combined more challenges than our rules.

    B x

  4. Love that you have chosen this burgundy colour for the background. Really different and definitely works with those trees. Fab card. Good luck with the challenges, hugs Buttons x

  5. This is a gorgeous card, love the colour you have used, and the beautiful images.
    Avril x

  6. Wow! Gorgeous Christmas card! Wonderful technique utilized too! TFS! Thanks for joining the Tie A Ribbon Challenge at Southern Girls!

    Blog: Creo by Lady Katutz

  7. Gorgeous Christmas card , Nicola! I saw you name on someone else’s blog and had to stop by. My sons longtime girlfriend name is Nicola. She is from South Africa. Love the beautiful trees with the bit of gold on this beauty!

  8. Thanks for comment in my blog! I ill follow you!
    Your creations at georgeus!


  9. Hi Nicola, your card is beautiful, loving that gorgeous deep red background, the twinkling trees against the red and the little owls are just so cute. I also like the addition of the stars, gives it dimension. A really beautiful card. A x

  10. Hi Nicola this is FABULOUS!! I love the rich colours and image,

    you could add this to our ABC Christmas Challenge too!

    Thanks for stopping by my blog and becoming a new follower too!
    hugs me x

  11. Fabulous! Thanks for joining us at Sparkles Christmas challenges this month & good luck!
    Hugs Jo x

  12. Hello..Gorgeous card, thanks for sharing with us at CRAFT, x carol

  13. A brilliant card!

    Thank you for sharing at Sparkles Christmas Challenges this time
    Good luck in the draw

    Shaz x

  14. Beautiful winter scene you have created..lovely colours.
    Thank you for playing in our challenge at ABC Christmas Challenge this time.

  15. Beautiful scenic card.
    Annette - Netty's Cards
    Proud to design for ABC Christmas Challenge.

  16. Great card and thanks for joining us at CRAFT for our metal challenge

  17. Thanks for joining Penny Black & More @ allsorts challenge with this great entry, good luck.
    Happy crafting
    Tracy x

  18. Oh woooooow, this is such a gorgeous card! Beautiful, striking design and lovely wintery scene - I love it!

  19. Lovely scene, all works so well together.
    Thank you for joining the Animal Magic challenge over at Penny Black and More @ Allsorts and good luck x Susan x


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