Thursday, 26 October 2017

It's Snowing...somewhere

No Crafty Ones - it isn't snowing real snow where I live
but it is on my card for the latest challenge over at
The Mod Squad and what a timely one for me.
 Check out the Details Here
I was working on another card (which you will see at a later date0
when I had a leftover piece of water colour card stock. I had some
Blue Brusho's and White Pearl Acrylic Paint on my craft mat
so not to waste it I just smooched it and thought 
it would come in handy especially as 
Christmas is just down the road.
Little did I know I would snap it up quickly to make my card above.
As it was only a small piece I cut out 
part of my birch tree die to adhere to the front. 
I recently purchased some Delta Fantasy Snow
from Happy Little Stampers. It takes ages to dry
but has little balls of snow with bits of shimmer
and looks so realistic. I added it to the bottom
on the trees and even my wee bird which is from
a very old Gina K stamp set called Snow One Like You.
I cut him out separately as he was attached to a bird cage.
He has a tiny bit of Nuvo shimmer.
inked with Memento Summer Sky.
(wish I had inked it further up)
Finished with some glitter stars.

I found a few other Challenge Sites I though 
I would drop my card over to.
It's Anything Goes + Christmas

The Merry Christmas Challenge

Thanks so much for dropping in today.
Love reading your comments.
Till next time - Cherrio from


Heidi Weaver said...

Hi Ina, I love all the textures in your card! That adds so much dimension and interest. Love the blues and white as well as the sparkling stars. All those soft colours and textures make a wonderful background for that brilliant red cardinal on the branch of the tree. Well planned out and very effective. Thanks so much for joining our Watercooler Wednesday Challenge this week.

Linda said...

Love the brusho background Ina with those fab snowy birch trees.

Loll said...

Glad you saved that small piece of smooshed card, because it looks fantastic behind the birch tree and bird dies. That snow does look real ... very cool product! Beautiful design, Ina! xx

lostinpaper said...

I adore it Ina, so much texture and such a subtle palette, it's gorgeous!

Shona Erlenborn said...

So pretty, Ina. That background is gorgeous and is the perfect backdrop for your pretty trees. Love your bright little cardinal and the snow effects are stunning. Beautiful project.

Judy Woodland said...

Super pretty card, love what you have done with the snow. And of course the star of the show is that beautiful red bird, the perfect final touch. Well done!!!

Bobby said...

I spent time yesterday researching birch tree dies, Ina, and then I see this fabulous creation which means I definitely need one. Your little piece of smooshed paper is the perfect backdrop for them and I love seeing the red cardinals as they perch in snowy trees. One of my favorite cards you have made.

Cheri said...

Thank goodness it's not snowing here....yet. What a gorgeous snow scene you've created with the beautiful bg and the birch trees. Another stunning card, SS.

Verna Angerhofer said...

Beautiful card and I was so surprises as I made one quite similar to yours. Great minds think alike, maybe?

Kathy Krug said...

Love the background for the birch trees and the red bird really pops on this pretty Christmas card.

Joyce Erb said...

Love the strip you used behind the trees and the combining of products. Thank you so much for participating this week at the Mod Squad Challenge

Penny Hanuszak said...

I love how you pulled this card together from a left over scrap. That's what it's all about isn't it. The creativity. This is a stunning card. I love the birch trees. Did you use the Woodland EF from Stampin' Up! or is it an actual die. Which ever, those trees really stand out with he blue in their background. Ina thanks so much for playing along with week at the Watercooler Wednesday Challenge!

Loose Stitches said...

Beautiful card Ina, love the snowy scene and design!
Hugs, Sherry x
Loose Stitches and Unraveled Threads

Lady Joyful said...

Fabulous card. That background is so pretty! Thank you for joining us at the Watercooler Wednesday Challenge - Charlotte/Lady Joyful, DT