Monday, January 6, 2020

Holiday Cheer

Hi, Friends....

I got brave and tried something different for me with a new stamp set that I picked up on Christmas clearance. I rarely attempt cards that have cute little figures stamped, colored, and fussy cut and put into a scene of my own making. (Now I remember why!!! lol....)

This relatively simple card (I actually made two of them) took me waaaaaaaaaaaaay longer than it should have. Hats off to all you talented crafters who make this style of sweet card all the time, but in my opinion the length of time it takes to make a card should NOT exceed my life expectancy!!!  Hahaha...  (Now please excuse me while I retreat back to my familiar clean and layered

I followed the current MFT Color Challenge:

I am fairly pleased with how my card turned out for my attempt at this style.

Supplies used include:
Create Your Holiday stamp set
Tsukineko - Memento ink in Tuxedo Black
Ultra-Fine and Fine point Sharpies
Spectrum Noir markers
White Gel Pen for highlights
Pink & Main Scallop Waves die set
Simon Says Stamp - Falling Snow stencil
Dreamweaver- Embossing Paste
Winnie & Walter - Essentials: Katharine Cutaways die set
Lots of scraps of white cardstock!
Core'dinations/Darice solid cardstock

Hope you liked my sweet winter scene. I am also linking this up to Jo's Christmas Kickstart Challenge: Penguin Parade. It is open all month, so you have lots of time to find the penguins that are hiding in your stash and get them inked up.  I hope you will join us!! Thank you so much for stopping by today!!


Thank you for the honor of entering this card in the following challenges:
1. MFT Color Challenge #132
2. Christmas Kickstart Challenge #27 - Penguin Parade
3. Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge #471 - AG Christmas
4. ABC Christmas - A is for Anything Goes
5. Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge - Something New (I used a new stamp set.)
6. Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - Something New (I used a new stamp set.)
7. Creative With Stamps Challenge #46 - Scarf

8. STAMPlorations January Stencil Challenge


  1. A lovely scene, Janis and so worth the effort. I agree with you though, which is why a rarely do a lot of fussy cutting. xx

  2. How cute and fun scene!!! Surely you have had to work a lot with all the stamping, colouring, fussy cut, and then mounting all, but such lovely card!! You made also the shadows, wow! :D Great take of the colours prompt, too!

  3. Well done for stepping out of your comfort zone - it was well worth it for this fun card. I'm afraid I have to hold up my hand and say I find fussy cutting quite relaxing as long as i have my light in *exactly* the right position and I'm not startled by the phone ringing or a knock at the door.

  4. What a sweet card Janis, you did an amazing job on your scene. My DIL can whip up a stack of adorable scenic cards (and all different!) in an evening, I on the other hand, am like you. As much as I love the looks of them, it takes me forever to make one. 😉
    Very well done.

  5. I like your cute little scene. I do like to fussy cut but that is because I am too mean to buy the matching due cuts !! Ha, the number of times I have cut the wrong bit off though. Hugs Mrs A. I love today's photo shoot.

  6. Great job on creating this cute winter scene.

  7. What a fabulous wintery scene you created here Janis. Lovely snow fields with the falling snowflakes. Great fussy cutting and those trees look great. Thanks for sharing with us at STAMPlorations Stencil Challenge and a big thank you from me for the shout out about my arty stencil card. Ina

  8. Soooo cute .
    Anything with a penguin is a winner for me .............Lis

  9. Such a fun winter scene, Janis! Thanks so much for joining us at Creative With Stamps for this month's challenge-Scarf.

  10. Such a sweet and fun Winter scene, Janis. Your time was well spent..your card is perfect! TFS and joining us at STAMPlorations Stencil Challenge. Hugs..Nancy

  11. I think it looks great and well worth the time!

    Thanks for joining us at Craftyhazelnut's Christmas Challenge.

    Helen x

  12. Lovely card. Thank you for joining Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas challenge. hOpe to see you again next time.

  13. Bravo, Janis, just LOVE your card! Love the cat cartoon too - soooo funny. Thanks for playing at The Christmas Kickstart again, always good to have you play along, Jo x

  14. Sheesh, I thought I had left a comment, but I guess I just left my thoughts in my head and forgot to put it onto the computer. This is such a cute little scene, and that penguin with the gift looks like he's either wearing ice skates in the snow or he's strapped some nifty homemade snow shoes onto his feet! I have some stitched hills that I love to use as either snow or grass too. Fussy cutting doesn't usually bother me too much, but you did a LOT of it on this card...bravo!! So worth the effort too!

  15. What a cute little winter scene. Thanks for sharing with STAMPlorations Stencil Challenge.

  16. What a cute penguin and a great scene Janis. Thanks for joining the fun at The Christmas Kickstart challenge. Hugz

  17. Your card might be simple but it's super cute and lovely, Janis. Thanks so much for playing along with us over at ABC Christmas Challenge. Hope we see you back again next month!!
    Dorte x


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