Friday 13 December 2013

Ski into Christmas

Morning all.
Looks like both my hubby and I have the dreaded winter cold and sore throat. Hope it gets better before Christmas. There seems to be a lot of it around even over in Italy as my friend Chris cancelled on Wednesday as she had come back from looking after the Grand kids with a shocker.
So it's been a while since I did any crafting or sat at the computer typing and it has been noticed! So for my friend Di's benefit here is a card for today.

The little skier is a LOTV stamp minus the little dog, which I didn't want on this image. I used Copics to colour him and the trees which were cut from a Marinne Christmas tree die LR0136. None of the trees are the actual die, the 3 behind the skier have only 3 branches and a reduced tip and the foreground trees have had the bottom branches cut away. These are the colours I used:-

Hat gloves and scarf - B99,97, 95,93  C5,3,0, blender
Skis - C10,7,5
Ski suit - R39,37,35,32
Trees - YG67,63,61, G29,28,21, YG17, E59,57,55

The snow was made using Stampendous chalky white embossing enamel. I always get this all over and very little on the project where I want it, so I hi lighted some areas with an embossing pen first.
The background to the central image was a piece of card embossed using a Cuttlebug folder. The hills I cut freehand and the frame was also cut freehand, then the middle cut out using a Sizzix Ornate labels 2 die. This is mounted on pads and the trees and skier mounted on top. 
The inner was layered with some swiss dot embossed card and a LOTV sentiment stamped onto a small label cut out on pads. Snowflake from a Woodware punch.

I shall enter it for the following challenges:-
ABC Christmas Challenge   Y - You make (own embellishments)
Crafty Little Fairies  Let it Snow
Creative Inspirations -Traditional Christmas Colours
Addicted to stamps and more - Photo inspiration
Penny Black and More :- Traditional Christmas colours

That's all for now, thanks for stopping by.


  1. I love the movement you have achieved in this card and also the 3d effect of the landscape. Thanks for sharing your lovely card with us at CLF this week.

    Sharon x

  2. This is an amazing scene you have created. LOVE the snowy hills, the trees and that adorable image! Thanks so much for playing along at ATSM xx

  3. This is such a cute creation! Thanks for playing at Creative Inspirations and I wish you all the best for the festive season! xxx

  4. WOW! This card is something else, so much work went into this for sure. I can't pick one thing about this card that I don't LOVE!!! Thanks so much for sharing with us this week at Addicted to Stamps and More, we sure hope to see you back again soon :)

  5. What a super traditional feeling Christmas card Julie, thanks so much for sharing with us at Penny Black and More challenge.

    B x

  6. Thank you for joining us at Crafty Little Fairies with this super card! I love the design and fabby LOTV image too!

  7. Gorgeous design, so lovely card.
    Thank you for sharing at Penny Black and more Challenge!
    Merry Christmas;-))m

  8. Oooo what a great snow scene and thanks for joining us at PB & More this month and good luck, Luv Sam x

  9. Wonderful card! I love your trees - I have that die and had never thought to colour them!
    Thanks for playing at the ABC Christmas Challenge!
    Helen x


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