Tuesday, 28 November 2017

A Winter Wonderland!

Hello and thank you so much for stopping by my little blog!  Three similar Christmas cards today - I love making Christmas cards and actually start in January but am always still trying to get them finished in November!









The sentiment started me off on these cards - it came free with a magazine last year.  The backgrounds are all using snippets I had left of Brusho backgrounds I made earlier this year - I never throw any small pieces away and as these are all small cards, 5 x 5 inches and A6, these little pieces were perfect and I still have another complete A4 sheet that I made at the same time!  The scene dies both came free with magazines - the stag die was one of last years and the three trees on the hillside came with two other dies from a recent Simply Cards and Papercraft that my daughter, Sarah, bought for me.  The first card is the full stag die but on the second card I ripped the stag's antlers when removing it from the die so cut the stag out completely and replaced it with two of the trees from the hillside die as I couldn't bear to waste it! I used MFT Rectangle Peek-A-Boo Window die for the third card as well as the freebie hillside die.  I love how it looks!  The stars are part of the stag die.  All the die cutting was done with my Sizzix Big Shot.  All the Winter Wonderland pieces were glued to dark blue card bases - all the bases are the same colour even though they look slightly different in the photos!  I used my Misti to stamp the sentiments in Majestic Blue Versafine then added the little stones to the stars along with lots of glitter for sparkle then finally - a winter wonderland is not complete without falling snow - I dotted all the backgrounds with my white Posca pen.  I made six of these cards altogether, two of each.

I would like to enter the following challenges:

Time Out - Inspired by Words - the sentiment was my starting point.
Allsorts Challenge Blog - Inspired by a Christmas Carol or Winter Themed Song - Walking in a Winter Wonderland was my song, I love it!
Pixies Snippet's Playground - Use Snippets - mine were the snippets of Brusho backgrounds along with snippets of white card for the stag and tree scenes.
Rudolph Day's  - Anything Goes As Long As Its Christmas.
Cuttlebug Mania - Let it Snow and Manual Die Cutting Machine Must Be Used - mine was my Sizzix Big Shot.

Thank you again for visiting and take care!  Christine xxx


26 comments:

Barb said...

They're a beautiful selection of cards Chris and I love the strong background colour. The three trees work really well in your little scene. Barbxx

Kathleen said...

Three fabulous cards, love the blue and white. A super background and great images.
I also start in January and I am usually well over the limit so pass them onto my Daughter.

Kath x

Verna Angerhofer said...

What a beautiful selection of scene cards and I love that the backgrounds are wonderful blue hues. The white shows up so well against that color.

brenda said...

All three depict your chosen song/carol so well Chris, the blue against the white looks so very striking and I especially like the third one within the stylish frame, many thanks for joining us at Allsorts challenge this week.

B x

Karen D. said...

love this wintery wonderland card...beautiful mf.
xx Karen

sandie said...

Your cards are lovely, the brushos work really well. And Xmas is a celebration, so no need for us to delete your entry. You can use any of the words in our phrase. We are so pleased you joined us at Time Out

froebelsternchen Susi said...

Those cards are just BEAUTIFUL - ♥♥♥

Di said...

What a wonderful selection of Christmas cards Chris - they're so elegant and beautifully made. I do love that you're smitten with the stitched Pee-a-Boo window die :) And a load of snippets used - well done!

Hugs

Di xx

Princess Judy Palmer said...

What gorgeous cards!

Jenny L said...

Hi Chris,
Happy Rudolf Days.
what very wonderful cards and such very super designs too.
Love the backgrounds you have created.
Thanks for joining the Rudolf Challenge.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

Redanne said...

Oh wow Chris, your cards are gorgeous, I love the beautiful backgrounds you created which really makes the white die cuts shine!! Sadly I didn't start making my cards until a few days ago, so it is plain and simple for me this year. I am going to endeavour to start earlier next year - I have said it here so I must do it now - lol! Hugs, Anne xxx

Claire said...

A lovely trio of cards that all look different, nice wintry scenes x

Jean said...

I love your sparkly blue and white cards. A great way to use your lovely snippets of brushoed backgrounds. The die cuts all look fabulous too.
Jean x

scrappymo! said...

These are all so lovely. I love the backgrounds you created. I have some brusho's and hope to learn how to use them in the new year ahead!

Your scenes are all so pretty...I can not pick a fave!

Thanks for taking part in the November Rudolph Days Challenge.

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Gorgeous Rudolph day cards Chris, love the brushes background, you’re inspiring me, going to do that tomorrow with my nativity in blue and white... if I can remember!!!
I start mine straight after one Christmas, like you.. and worked out last night I need fourteen more, and tomorrow is 1st Dec!!!
Mm, would that had bought on but...
Thanks for sharing your inspiration!.. and popping over too.
Shaz in Oz.x

{Calligraphy Cards - Shaz in Oz}


Mia said...

Great Christmas cards, Chris. As always. Kisses, my friend.

Darnell said...

I saw these gorgeous designs on FB, Chris, where they really popped and yet, here on the blog, they look even more gorgeous! That brilliant blue and white together are stunning! Hope you are doing lots better!! Hugs, Darnell

susiestacey said...

Lovely cards, thank you for sharing at Allsorts 'Christmas Carol/Song' challenge this week and good luck x Susan x

Marina said...

These are beautiful, elegant cards.

Anita in France said...

Those brusho backgrounds are gorgeous, Chris ... so fabulous with those magical, crisp white scenes ... and perfectly celebratory for Christmas (I emailed you!). Thanks so much for playing along with us at Time Out! Hugs, Anita :)

May said...

Gorgeous Christmas scenes Chris, I adore the blue & white so elegant...Beautiful die cuts... Love them all.... May x

Sharon Fritchman said...

Wow, Chris!! Your cards are so beautiful! I love the gorgeous colors and festive fell of them!!!

Sue - said...

A fabulous selection of cards Chris.

Fliss said...

Playing catch up Chris and really love this beautiful card. The background is fabulous and the white really pops against it. So lovely.
Fliss xx

Whisper said...

Oooo what stunning Xmas scenes and all so different too, sorry for my belated comment, thanks for joining us at Rudolph's Day Challenge for November, Luv Sam x

Jackie said...

These are just gorgeous, Chris! The white against the blue Brusho background just looks fabulous. Jx