Sunday, November 25, 2012

Stamptacular Sunday "Winter Bliss!" Challenge

This week’s challenge is going to be so much fun!  We can’t wait to see what you create!
This week's challenge is a…
“Winter Bliss!”

For this week's challenge you will create a card or project that has a WINTER SCENE!  You can use a single stamp that is a winter scene BUT…if you create a winter scene all on your own, your name will be entered into our drawing THREE times!  Please be sure to let us know in your post if the scene created in your masterpiece was an original by you or if it was a stamped image!  Oh…and don’t forget to STAMP!  After all…we don’t call this the STAMPtacular Sunday Challenge for nothing!      
You will have from now until midnight (EST) December 1st, 2012 to complete this challenge and post a DIRECT LINK to your submission into our InLinkz in order to be entered into the drawing for this week's fabulous prize donated by:
PRIZE:  Winner's Choice of 2 Digis!

I am so glad it's Sunday! We are going to the Cardinals' game again today. It's been ages since we last saw them lose. And, make no mistake about it, they are in a losing streak. Just like last year, they have lost 6 in a row. So, it must be time for them to break out a win for us. We can only hope.

Today is also my BIL's birthday. Happy Birthday, Ron! (Though I know you don't read my blog, I'll say it anyway!) I am sorry we are missing your birthday party, (and my great-nephew Tristan's celebration, too), but you see how you rank--at least against the Cardinals. (Insert very evil grin here.)

Hope everybody had a great Thanksgiving in the U.S.! And that everyone else had a lovely Thursday. I was not one of the brave, (or crazy), people who ventured out on Black Friday. I stayed home and worked on my card that you will see next week. I actually had it done on Thursday, but couldn't get a decent photo because it was so late in the day. So I tried to photograph it again Friday morning, and found several things I didn't like about the actual card. I spent a good deal of the day redoing those things. I am still not happy with it, but since I am late now starting cards for other DT's, I had to photograph & upload it anyway. Two days late! My bad. My very bad.

Before I get to this week's card, I want to mention my blog candy again. You have through this next Friday, the 30th, to post a comment on the blog candy post. It is the top blog posting and will remain there until December 1, at which time I will draw the winner. Please get your comments in, and remember, you must be a follower to win. So add your pretty face to my followers at the top of the page, please, if you have not done so already.

OK, now to the "Winter Bliss!" challenge. I decided to brayer a background for my winter scene--I do love brayering, except for the inky fingers I get--those I could do without! I also want to mention that I am ever so grateful I don't actually live in a snowy area anymore. I don't think I could take the cold at my age. It was hard enough to do when I was young! 

Oh, as an aside--Gary has booked a trip back to Hawaii for us this January. I know, I know--you are all feeling sorry for me right now. To have to go to Hawaii. In January. The pity of it all. We will be spending 7 days on the Big Island and another 5 in Maui. Feel my pain. Especially those of you who live in the frigid cold. Think of me, suffering on the beach, being forced to snorkel in the ocean, while you get to slog through the snow. I am so envious of you. Not.

Back to the card--you know how I love to digress. It's my favorite thing to do. (Well, almost, next to snorkeling.) So I chose to use Make It Crafty Melissa Snowball for my little girl in the snow. I printed her on Make It Colour Blending Card, then masked her and brayered my scene around her with Stampin' Up inks. Then I colored her with my Copics:  E000, E00, E11, E31, E35, YR20, BG70, BG72, BG75, Y21, Y23, Y26, YG21, YG23, YG25, R20, R22. I accented her with a bit of white gel pen and Copic Spica and then added some Glossy Accents to her eyes. (Which didn't sting because she was out in the cold and couldn't feel it.)

I die-cut the large trees from the La-La Land Crafts Christmas Tree die; then I added some Liquid Applique to them before adding them to the scene. I die-cut the small trees from the Memory Box Country Landscape die. I added Stardust Stickles to each of them after adding them to my scene. I mounted the scene onto DP from the Jellibean Soup Winter Tortellini & Spinach Soup collection; then I mounted that onto Stampin' Up CS. To the sky I added a Create with TLC sentiment, printed on SU CS, (sorry SU), which I die-cut with a Spellbinders Classic Circle die. (In case it was not obvious, the sentiment represents the sun.) And there you have my "Winter Bliss!" scene. Actually, it was easy to make. Not like the card you will see next week. Aaargh!

So, go forth and create! Let's see what you come up with for your winter scene. Be sure to let us know if you used a stamped image, or if you created your own scene. Have a great week! 


  1. Hi Penny,

    Love this cute card. The image is so adorable and a little ornery, much like yourself, I suspect. :) Beautiful snow scene!

    Pam (Stamptacular DT)

  2. Love this darling little girls making that snowball - those trees are a WOW too!

  3. beautiful scene enny i love it. It probably take you ages to make this fab card!

  4. This is lovely Penny. Fab image and beautifully coloured and love your winter scene.
    Hugs Sharon. z

  5. Wonderful scene Penny - such a cutie and I love the trees :)
    And now I have to say how envious I am - Hawaii!!!! Oh boy! That's on my bucket list - have wanted to go there ever since I saw Hawaii 50 as a child. Can't wait to see the snaps!!

  6. Beautiful scene and fabulous digi, incredible coloring. Love how you place the snow on the branches. very pretty. Thanks for visiting and leaving the sweet luv.

  7. Such a playful card, Penny! Love the vibrant greens and blues and of course the fun image!

  8. Lovely card, Penny! love your coloring and winter scene you have created. thanks for sharing, hugs, Frances.

  9. Penny, this is fabolous! Just love the sweet image and your beautiful colouring!

    Hugs Jessica

  10. I seen your card at TLC and just love it. You did a fantastic job with your background and it even looks 3D and just love the image she is adorable. Love your colors and your coloring is super. The snow on the trees gives you the feel of winter. Just a darling card.
    Hugs, Patricia

  11. Great card. Your coloring is fabulous and I love the wintry scene you created.

    I've always wanted to go to Hawaii and I love to snorkle (except I always get sunburnt in a very uncomfortable place that seems to float), so I'm very jealous.

    Since you'll miss the snow, maybe Gary can take me and you can come to NJ and stay here in the cold, wet, cold, icy, cold, slippery, cold SNOW.

  12. Aww, cute card! Nice job brayering, and I love how you used the Stickles on the trees.


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