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Jan 14, 2023

Winter Blues

Hello and welcome! A new challenge starts today at Allsorts challenge and it's Lorraine's week to host. She chose "Winter Blues" as her theme but it's an optional theme this week so feel free to link up all your new crafty creations for a chance to win! 

Here is what I made, a CAS card with the sketch inspired by the current My Favorite Things sketch challenge. 

With my new (to me) rectangle stencil by MFT in place as well as torn paper mask to create a "hill" I inked up the sky using Blueprint Sketch Distress Oxide ink. Then I used a white  Posca pen to flick some "snowflakes" onto the sky.

After removing the masks, I stamped the silhouette image and sentiment using Versafine Onyx ink. The image is from Penny Black set Spread Cheer. Maybe I should have done the ink spatter after stamping the image and I also wish I had added some footprints in the snow. Why don't I think of these things before photographing the card!!?? The sentiment is an oldie from Whimsy Stamps and no longer available. I finished the card off by adding die cut snowflakes (Penny Black Dancing Snowflakes die set) which I applied Stardust Stickles glitter to. 

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I'm linking up here:
Stencil Fun Challenge - AG opt. Winter
Sisterhood of Crafters - Something New (Rectangle Stencil)
Stamping Sensations - Sparkle 
Little Red Wagon - Cold Outside
Beyond The Blue - Something New (Rectangle Stencil)
Crafty Catz - AG opt. Critter
Crafty Gals Corner - Winter Fun
Crafty Calendar - Add a Sentiment


  1. A delightful Winter scene Ellie and a great idea framing it on your card as it draws the eye, many thanks for sharing some sparkle with us at Stamping Sensations January challenge.

    B x

  2. Liebe Ellie,

    Deine Karte ist ein Traum, sowas von schön. Ich liebe diese Penny Black Motive und mit dem Rahmen kommt die winterliche Szene bestens zur Geltung, ein SAHNESTÜCK ...

    Begeisterte Grüße
    von Anke

  3. This is beautifully done, a really effective scene. Thanks for sharing with us at Stamping Sensations too.

  4. Such a beautiful winter card!

  5. Wonderful, such perfect blending resulting is a gorgeous clean finish xx

  6. Gorgeous card, your stenciled background is fabulous!

  7. A so peaceful and sweet feel for this card! Love the scene!!

  8. Just love the silhouette stamps. A perfect wintry scene.

  9. Such a beautiful card Ellie - I often think of things after wither photographing, or overnight... sometimes even after I have sent a card, which is a bit late :)

  10. Brilliant card.
    Thank you for joining us at Crafty Catz Challenge Blog good luck Ginny DT for Crafty Catz Challenge Blog
    My Blog

  11. Very cute "winter blues" card Ellie. Nice little scene. xxx

  12. Fabulous and adorable card, lovely sentiment;-))m

  13. A wonderful design and adorable wintry blue card.

  14. Oh Ellie what an absolutely beautiful wintry scene! Thanks so much for joining in the fun at our STENCIL FUN challenge! Good Luck and we hope you’ll come back often. We appreciate your support!


  15. Anonymous10:14

    What a lovely winter scene. Thanks for joining us at Little Red Wagon.

  16. Another very pretty and stylish card Ellie - love your silhouette stamp, and you have so many gorgeous sentiments - that one is fab!!
    Pauline xx

  17. Beautiful Wintry scene and love the silhouette stamps.Thank you for joining us at Stamping Sensations
    Carol DT x

  18. A lovely winter scene; I love those sparkly snowflakes!

  19. lovely card, thank you for joining us at crafty gals challenge corner

  20. Ellie I love everything about this card!!! Such a lovely scene you have created! Thanks for sharing with us at Penny Black Saturday Challenge. ♥ Sue Kment

  21. Oh wow what a beautiful image. You did a great job with this. I admire people who can do crafts/art like this.

    Allie of

  22. A lovely card.Thanks for joining this months Penny Black Saturday Challenge.
    Lorraine x

  23. I love it! I've heard those Posca pens are fantastic but haven't purchased any yet. Getting closer to buying, I keep ruining my other pens drawing over the top of acrylic paint.

  24. This is such a fabulous scene! I love the snowy hill you created! Thanks for joining us at Beyond the Blue!

  25. Fabulous wintery scene with that terrific silhouette image

  26. This is simply stunning. Thanks for joining us at Cardz4galz. Love Dawn x


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