Wednesday 13 November 2019

Christmas stamping for our November challenge over at Country View

It is time for my to share my 2nd design team make for our current challenge over at Country View Crafts. 
November has finally turned chilly and it does feel more like the count down to Christmas. I spotted this lovely decoration in a shop recently, it will soon be time to decorate our trees. 
The theme this month is to hand stamp the focal of your card, so no digis, dies etc please but you can use these in the background, as long as we can see stamping as the main focus of your card. All the details can be found here.

My first project was a transition tag from Halloween to All Saints day which if you missed it you can see it here
This make is a Christmas card using stamps by Visible Image. Remember that Susan of Country View Crafts offers FREE UK postage on everything with no minimum order. I used the Christmas Eve set (sadly completely sold out for this year) with the super cute Snowman Jack

 and a sentiment from Sentimental Christmas  
This is what I got up to;
I added Paperartsy sleight blue infusions to watercolour paper and spritzed with water.
I then masked a moon and added pumice stone and chipped sapphire oxides.
 I stamped Snowman Jack and paper pieced his hat and scarf. I coloured his features with watercolour pens. 
 I stamped Santa and the sentiment into the sky adding some gold stars from the same set.
 I created some snow drifts ready for Snowman Jack by adding some more pumice stone ink.
Here is my finished card.
with a couple of close ups

I would like to enter my card into the following challenges;

Sweet stampin 3/3 Make your own background
Addicted to stamps 3/3 anything goes
Mix it up 4/5 anything goes
Addicted to stamps and more anything goes
Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas challenge anything goes
Penny Black and more 1/3 Christmas
Try it on Tuesday 1/3 Cold, cold, cold

I hope I may have inspired you to join in with our challenge. You can use any stamps/products, the choice is yours. 
You can enter our challenge as many times as you like and combine with other challenges. There is also a £20 crafting voucher up for grabs to the lucky randomly selected winner to spend over on the Country View Crafts on line store. Remember that UK postage and packing is absolutely FREE! All the details for the November challenge can be found here.

I hope your card making (or buying) is on track. I still love to send and receive cards every year. E cards just don't quite tick the box do they!

Thanks so much for stopping by,

Back soon,

Bye for now,

Jane x


  1. This is a lovely card..what a super snowman, ad I can see he belongs to the 'older' generation hence his walking stick! Great sentiment too...I still have yet to catch that about you? xx

  2. Beautiful Christmas card. Great looking snowman.

  3. What a gorgeous card Jane, and that sentiment is just perfect! Have a very happy week, Sue xx

  4. Awe I love Snowman Jack .... gorgeous background too!!
    Have a lovely evening my friend,
    V x

  5. Love the sky background, it really makes me think of a snowy sky! Great design too, Jane!

  6. What a fabulous card.. someone will be very happy to receive that and use it to decorate their home for the holidays. ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

  7. Wonderful background on this fabulous card. Thanks for joining us at Sweet Stampin. Pat K xx

  8. AMAZING!! Love that old snowman and how delicious sentiment! Your brushos background looks fabulous!!

  9. It is almost time to decorate trees, isn't it? That ornament really inspired you. I love this card. And I just bought these stamps so you gave me some fabulous inspiration too. Thanks so much for joining us at try It On Tuesday. Hus-Eika

  10. Your card is so beautiful with all the great details! And loving the santa ornament! So pretty!
    Thanks so much for joining us at Penny Black and More challenge!

  11. What a wonderful background and the Snow man is just gorgeous!
    Thanks for joining our Mix It Up Challenge !
    Hugs, Veana R. - DT

  12. A fabulous winter card and a cute snowman, thank you for joining us at Try it on Tuesdays.


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