Monday, October 26, 2015

Dreaming of a White Christmas!

I've been busy making Halloween goodie bags, trying to use up some older Halloween scrapbook paper, so it's nice to switch to Christmas card making. I adore this photo prompt for the card challenge at 'Tis The Season. As soon as I saw it I knew I wanted to make a snowy card, especially since the weather here is in the eighties and I'm ready for a change!

My other inspiration for this card is the sketch from Jingle Belles Sketch Challenge created by my good friend, Stephanie. Pretty darned adaptable if you ask me...and you did.

When I saw this sketch the first image that came to mind was snowy hills (wishful thinking!). I was inspired by Sparkles Christmas challenge to create the background using Distress Inks. I used three colors of inks, then misted with water to create a water color effect. I used a white gel pen to add snowflakes (they could also be stars, whatever floats your boat). The house and trees die is from Memory Keepers. This was fun and easy to make and I'm way behind on Christmas card stash so I'm going to make some more!

I am submitting this to the following challenges:

Tis' The Season: Skates & Snow
CHNC Challenge Extra Anything Goes as long as it's Christmas

I still have to make more Halloween goodie bags, but it was nice to have a wintery, Christmas break.



  1. Beautiful card, so serene and peaceful! Terrific job with both challenges!

    Thanks for playing along with us at 'Tis The Season!

  2. I love your hillside scene! So perfect! Great use of the photo inspiration at Tis the Season!

  3. This is so beautiful! I love the snowy hillside, trees, and home. The sky behind is beautifully colored; you did a fabulous job!

  4. A lovely serene winter scene, and that sky is terrific! Snowy or starry, it's gorgeous. Thanks for sharing at Sparkles Christmas

  5. I love your Christmas card, Cyndie! Your background is perfect and sets of your rolling, snowy hills perfectly! Thanks for sharing with us at 'Tis the Season.

  6. This is just the cutest card ever and just perfect for our challenge over at “ Sparkles Christmas Challenge " "Distress it” good luck and hope to see you again next time Dt Member Sandra H xx

  7. Such a pretty card! It reminds me of the faint clouds and northern lights you see in Alaska! The rolling hills give it the effect that you're outside watching! Thanks for playing at TTS!

  8. What a stunning distress ink sky ... and I love how you used the wavy lines to create a beautiful snowy landscape ... so very glad you got sketchy with us at jingle belles.

  9. A beautiful card, love the inky sky and the snowflakes

    Thanks for joining us at Sparkles Christmas Challenge this month


  10. A great card - thanks for joining us at Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge,

    Helen x

  11. That snowflake "centerpiece" is a real execatcher - or is it that forgeous night sky? Whichever, it's a gorgeous card!

  12. holy ♥WOW♥ missus, what a gorgeous card!!! amazing take on stephanie's sketch (& super-cool on the other challenges, as well!) and just a flat-out awesome holiday card; especially since much to my surprise, it's mass-produce-friendly! (now see if i could do THAT i might occasionally mass produce, lol!) thanks for joining our sketchy JINGLE BELLES fun this fortnight! ♥♥♥