Monday, November 27, 2017

More Winter Cards

My entry in Beccy's Place Fifth Annual Month of Holiday Cards Challenge for the letter "Y" as in "Ya sure. You betcha." The card requires a bit of explanation.Forty-one years ago I spent Christmas with my soon-to-be husband's family. It was a wonderful evening except for one thing… I got my first taste of the Norwegian delicacy named Lutefisk. Actually, what I remember more than the taste was the smell! Lutefisk is actually cod (fish) preserved in lye. It has very little taste, mainly the butter that is poured on it. And it has an odd, gelatinous texture, and smells horrendous! I understand that it is an acquainted taste... but one that I never plan to acquire! And am thankful that my sweet hubby has never acquired the taste either! Several years ago I made refrigerator magnets for all my in-laws using one of my own mini Viking drawings. Decided to make one again that would decorate a card. Attached a little vellum half-envelope to the front that the little magnet slips into.  
Entered into: 
Beccy’s Place Challenge- November               (
Recently discovered a new challenge called Crafty Christmas Collaboration (CCC). It provides the challenge to CASE a variety of cards made by talented bloggers.  My first card is actually inspired by two cards, made in Jan 2017 using similar items. The sponged frame for my image was inspired by Jessica's card, and the snowy scenery was inspired by Emily's card. (For more details about the CCC visit
The branch is hand cut and the sweet little owl is a freebie from Paper Smooches (
Here are the cards that inspired me-
Entered into: 
Crafty Christmas Collaboration (CCC)- January           (
Artistic Inspirations Challenge-Challenge #191            (

My final card this posting is a pretty trio of ornaments made with a wood mount stamp from Northwood's. Colored with Tombow markers, I added Judikins Diamond Glaze to provide a glossy finish to the ornaments. It caused the colors to bleed a bit… but I think that adds a little bit of an aged vintage feeling. (At least that is how I am trying to live with the oops!) The sentiment is unlabeled.  (The colors of the ornaments allow me to enter it into the SumMorFun Color Challenge.)
Entered into: 
SumMoreFun  Challenge- Color Challenge- Let it Snow    (  
Crafty Hazelnut’s Christmas Challenge- Anything Goes    (
Crafty Hazelnut’s Christmas Challenge2- Extra for Nov    (


  1. I totally relate to this Kathy!! My husband's grandmother had a Swedish ancestry and Lutefisk was one of the items they used to eat during the holidays, along with lefse (potato pancakes), which are a lot more palatable. Your cute little Viking magnet is a wonderful gift and I'm sure it would have brought many fond memories to mind.
    You did a great job CASEing the owl card Kathy, I particularly like your hand cut branch. The snowy background is wonderful and I love your sleepy little owl.
    Your ornament card is beautiful, and I agree that the little bit of colour movement gives the card a vintage feel. I didn't actually notice it at first, the ornaments and foliage just come together as a whole scene. Great job on all these Kathy!

  2. This is a fabulous bunch of cards! The ornament card is so beautiful! Love how you have layered them all together and with the branches, as well. It creates a gorgeous scene! Thanks for playing with CHNCC2.

  3. What a great collection of cards! The Christmas ornament one is so beautiful. Thank you for linking it up to our mood board challenge at SumMore Fun!

  4. Fabulous card collection! The ornament are so pretty! Thanks so much for playing along with us over at SumMore Fun Stamps Blog! Have a great day!!

    Theresa (VO Stamps/SumMore Fun DT)
    Theresa’s Crafty Creations

  5. Super cute card for the Challenge at SumMoreFun Challenge, thank you for joining us. I look forward to seeing more of your entries. MaryAnn DT

  6. I love those ornaments! Thanks for joining us at SumMore Fun! ~DT Jamie

  7. What great projects and love your ornaments for the SumMore Fun challenge, thanks for joining us. ~DT Heather

  8. What great projects and love your ornaments for the SumMore Fun challenge, thanks for joining us. ~DT Heather

  9. Wonderful group of cards. Great backgrounds and the ornaments are beautiful. Thank you for joining in our challenge over at SumMoreFun! Please be sure to join us again. SumMoreFun DT-Amy

  10. Gorgeous card Love the detail on the baubles Thank you for joining us at Sum More Fun. Sharon - DT member for Sum More Fun!


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