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Jan 1, 2024

A Wish for Happiness in the New Year

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Hello and Happy 2024!!! I would like to start by wishing all of my blog followers and readers a 

                                                  Happy and Healthy New Year!!

It's the first of January so we're in the midst of Winter at the Four Seasons challenge blog and it's time for a new winter challenge. As always there is a fantastic mood board to inspire you, but it is optional and we would love to see all of your wonderful winter creations in the Four Seasons gallery, up to 3 entries per participant. 

Our January 2024 Mood Board:

Here is what I made inspired by the bottom left image on the mood board.

I started by creating a winter background using a mix Distress Oxides (Speckled Egg, Stormy Sky and Wilted Violet). A piece of torn paper was used on the bottom for some snow. I used Tim Holtz snowfall paste on the hill and trees but not sure it shows up in the picture. Maybe I just don't know how to properly use it, it's a new to me product.

The image is a stamp from Tim Holtz' set Winterscape by Stampers Anonymous. The sentiment is from the Penny Black set Festive Cheer. I added a die cut berry branch and die cut snowflakes and also used my white Posca pen for some splatter. 

Related Products:

I plan to share the final card with these challenges:

Before I sign off for today, I wanted to let you know that there is a brand new challenge blog in town blogland! Our team leaders from the Four Seasons challenge (Darlene and Diane) have created a brand new challenge blog called Word Power where the focus is on words/sentiments. Hope you'll check it out. The first challenge is set to start on January 4th!

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Dotty Jo said...

A beautiful make! Happy New Year! Jo x

P-and-P said...

Happy New Year! I wish you all the best for 2024. :)

Lia said...

A great card to start the new year with! I wish your a very happy 2024!
Lia xx

Darlene said...

Happy New Year my friend! Your card is AMAZING! I love how you've achieve depth in your scene! You are so creative! Thanks for the Word Power shout out too ... much appreciated!!

Lori Kobular said...

Happy New Year Ellibelle! I love your sentiment stamp and the beautiful snowy scene you created!

Vickie Y said...

Love the sentiment and beautiful scene!

Pauline C said...

Happy New Year Ellie, hope you are feeling better. Love this gorgeous winter landscape, the background sky has turned out wonderfully and there is a real textural look to the snow.
Pauline xx

DIANA L. said...

Happy New Year!!!! Thank you for entering the DL.ART 12th Annual Blogaversary and giveaway.

Beautiful card


brenda said...

A lovely seasonal creation Ellie, many thanks for sharing at Stamping Sensations and We Love Stamping challenges.

B x

Jennifer said...

Happy New Year Ellie!!

Curated by Jennifer

Diane said...

A gorgeous wintery-snowy scene and what a fabulous sentiment too, just what we are looking for in our new Word Power challenge, hope to see you and thanks for the shout out, we really appreciate it!! Happy New Year to you!!

Anke said...

Eine wunderschöne winterliche Szene, liebe Ellie.

Herzliche Grüße
von Anke

aussie aNNie said...

Beautiful design and such a fabulous card.. love the whole concept xx

HilaryJane said...

Such a wonderful wintry scene. Your sky is amazing. Thanks for joining us at we love stamping and I hope your return parcel reaches it's destination soon xx

Stephanie Lanzalotto said...

Your winter scene is absolutely gorgeous, Ellie. Your scene is so wonderful and so wintery. I love the sentiment and the way you placed it. Love the die cuts too. Really fabulous creation!

Jeanie Ellis - Scrapbookingmamaw said...

What a gorgeous card! I love it! Nice work!
Thank you for joining us this week at
Crafty Gals Corner Challenges .
Scrapbookingmamaw {My Blog}
Blessings! Jeanie Ellis, DT, Crafty Gals Corner

Tracey@Hotchpotchcreations said...

Such a beautiful design, from background to die cuts it all makes for a wonderful piece of art. I love how the sentiment is offset sitting perfect with the stamped cabin, the sparkle really adds a touch of magic to your winter creation. Stunning!!
Best wishes for the Season & a Happy and creative 2024 Tracey x