Friday, April 13, 2018

Winter is Baaackkk!

Although the calendar says Spring, we are getting yet another blizzard this weekend here in the Midwest. It is so big that the National Weather Service even named it, Winter Storm Zanto. Enough already!! So, since it looks like winter outside, I decided to make a few winter cards. This is the first, using a Bugaboo Digi named "Snowmen Block. I cut the images apart and adhered them to a filmstrip created from a Marianne Design die.
Entered into:
Bugaboo Stamps- Anything Goes                                         (
QKR Stampede- #291 Anything Goes                                  (
The Cutie Pie Challenge- #122 Delightful Digis                (                

Another winter themed card that will add to my Christmas Card collection, since it seems like I am always too busy during the holidays to make enough cards. I had found a sweet template a while ago that I loved… but had put aside. I used it to make a cute card. I used a page from a Christmas coloring book, cut down to fit the front of a card as the background. Added a little coloring to this image, but kept them muted so that Santa's laundry will stand out. However, wanted it muted even further, so added an oval of vellum behind the clothesline.  I stretched a piece of white twine across the front of the card, then attached Santa's Suit and long-johns with foam tape. I drew some clothespins on white sticker paper and added them to the card. To add a bit of texture, the trim and cuffs on the jacket and pants are cut from quilt batting.  A little tedious to make, but oh so cute! Am entering it into several challenges including one that requires twine and one that is to focus on mythology (There is a historical Saint Nicolas, but the popular Santa Claus is a myth!) 
You can find the template here- 
Entered into:
Simon Says Monday Challenge- Mythology/Inspired by a Story   (
Crafty Hazelnut’s Christmas Challenge-  Anything Goes                 (
Double D’s Challenge- Twine                                                                 (
Artistic Inspirations Challenge-Challenge #197                                 (
Decided I didn't want to focus on winter anymore so made a beautiful Peacock card using an image and sentiments from Beccy's Place digi set named "True Beauty."  I seldom use pre-colored images because I am a miser with printer ink, and I love to color. But I really like the coloring that Beccy did on this beautiful bird, so decided to print it off. The blues and teals are so gorgeous! The beautiful paper is from a 12x12 pad of Asian inspired paper a JoAnnes a while ago and was fun to put it to use!  I'm entering the card into a few challenges, including one that requires texture (the gold pattern on the paper is raised, and the gold corners adds a smooth and shiny texture. ) A tutorial for the card can be found here-

Entered into: 
Beccy’s Place Challenge- April                                                       (
Penny's Challenge- #375 Anything Goes                                     (
Simon Says Wednesday Challenge- Add some Texture           (
Word Art Wednesday Challenge- #330-331 Anything Goes   (
Crafty Hazelnut’s Patterned Paper Challenge                           (


  1. Beautiful card and layout, thanks for sharing and joining us at Cutie Pie challenge cheers Sue N

  2. Awesome use of twine, your creativity is fabulous.. Thanks for entering and showing your beautiful work at our "USE TWINE" Challenge. Thanks for joining in and good luck in the draw.  Double D Challenges{DT aNNie}

  3. OMG what a fun card ... awesome use of the twine! Thanks so much for joining in the fun at our Double D ‘TWINE’ challenge! Good Luck and we hope you’ll come back often.

    DOUBLE D Challenge Blog
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  4. Super fun image on this lovely card. We are getting the tail end of this storm this weekend. Stay safe. Thanks for playing along with us at The Cutie Pie Challenge. Pat K xx

  5. Love the Santas washing line---Thank you for joining us at Artistic Inspirations
    Carol DT x

  6. These are fantastic cards and so diverse! Thanks for sharing these at PPCC blog! Becca/DT

  7. Great collections of cards! All your projects are beautiful, fabulous design and details! Thanks for joining us this week on Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog! Barbara

  8. Summer is having one last hurrah here too Kathy... I guess the seasons just aren't quite ready to change. Hopefully you'll get some warmer weather and we'll start to cool off very soon.
    Love your collection of cards, you've done a wonderful job as always. I love the colours in the first card, they are very cheerful and bright. The pink and blue work great together and those snowmen are adorable!
    The clothes line full of Santa's clothes is fabulous, particularly the long johns! I love how you've created the little pegs to hold everything in place, very clever. Great idea for a background too.
    Your shutter card is lovely Kathy, the shiny gold paper really gives it a lift. Love the
    different patterns and colours, they coordinate beautifully.

  9. That is a perfect set for the filmstrip look. It looks like you cropped the images a bit and that is so effective.
    We just watched the Rockies play at Pittsburgh and they played baseball in the snow! Thanks for again joining the QKR Stampede weekly challenge.
    Dorothy S, DT member

  10. Love your very pretty and fun cards
    Thank you for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge this week.

    Jo x

  11. Lovely card ! Love the filmstrip. Thank you for joining us in our Catch the Bug Saturday Challenge! Creative regards, Gina

  12. Kathy your card is adorable. We got lots of snow too, yuk hoping that it melts this weekend. Thanks for joining the Catch the Bug Challenge, Lisa Lynn DT.

  13. I’m such a fan of that snowman filmstrip you created! All your cards are lovely. Thanks for participating with CraftyHazelnut’s Patterned Paper challenge!
    ~~Heidi @ My Little Stamping Blog


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