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2/19/2017

Christmas Card Club - Snowy Mountains

Good Morning and welcome to our 4th Christmas Card Club Challenge of 2017. Our teamie Culliesocks (Kate) wanted to see Snowy Mountains, Sleighs, Skies. Well, this is one challenge that had me putting on my thinking cap (somehow I overlooked that Sleighs could be a motif! I was looking through my old wooden Stampscape stamps for some mountains that I thought I remembered! Gosh I have several sleigh dies..totally missed it on that one, Kate!!!) Anyhoo....here's what I came up with & hope it's going to fit the bill:


 
 
 Supplies:

Stampendous: Cling Christmas Cottage, Stampscapes 182G Tall Peaks, both stamped with London Fog. Fussy cut out the topmost area of the stamped cottage image, then masked and stamped the Tall Peaks behind the cottage.

Light copic colors to create a snow scene

- Hero Arts Infinity Nested Ovals, Marvy Snow Marker, 6x6 Rockin Christmas paper pack (picked up on sale at one of the local stores), Nuvo Jewel & Crystal drops added to create more snowy effects. Really got a huge clump of snow in one place on the mountains when trying to get the marker to flow. Decided to leave as is, and when this product was heat embossed, it really puffed up nicely. The Nuvo Crystal product was dropped on some of the ground snow, spread with fingers to create the glisten of snow in sunshine. Along the path - built up snow piles.

The cottage scene was stamped twice, and the holly & pinecones motifs colored a bit darker than what was on the original scene, cut out and applied with some dimensional foam over the mountain paper cut out oval to add some dimension. The mountain theme paper was just a lucky find when searching through 6x6 paper packs.

I hope you'll find time to visit my team members to see their inspiration of Kate's challenge theme.
(Blog links are on the right side bar). Do have a lovely Sunday, and Big hugs & prayers to all in need of them. Thanks for popping by this morning.

50 comments:

  1. Gorgeous card. Love your winter scene.
    Valerija xx

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  2. Hi Mary, Another lovely card.

    Hope you have had a nice weekend. Sue

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  3. This is a lovely Christmas Card Mary!

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  4. Absolutely stunning card Mary, the mountains are fabulous and I love the cottage nestling in the shadow of them. Love your beautiful wreath framing the scene, all just perfect for the challenge, Kate x

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  5. I adore this snowy scene Mary and the puffy snow looks great, and it is framed beautifully with your pine branches and cones and berries, and the background blue is very pretty too.

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  6. You might not have given yourself an easy task, but wow did this turn out looking gorgeous! Fantastic coloring and colors! Such a fantastic snowy scene.

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  7. I love the scene you have created here Mary. The stamps are great and the cottage looks so cosy beneath the mountain. Your die cut frames t all beautifully. Christine x

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  8. Gorgeous! I wish I was there right now as that scene is so beautiful. Love the colored greenery used to frame it out that way too! VERY pretty card Mary!
    Lynn

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  9. This is so gorgeous, Mary!! I love the beautiful winter scene!! The snow you added is fabulous!! I love how you framed it!! This is stunning!! Love, love it, my friend!! Have a great day!! Big hugs :)

    Lisa
    A Mermaid's Crafts

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  10. Wow Mary that's a show stopper and you've captured the challenge perfectly. Love the way the design draws you in. Super. Zx

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  11. A gorgeous card with such a wonderful snowy winters scene Mary.
    Lorraine

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  12. Hi Mary,
    oh what a very goegeous card you have created.
    Your design is fantastic, and very beautifully created.
    That backing paper is a real gorgeous find too.
    I love every bit of this superb creation and your wonderful oval frame is so stunning.
    Love and big hugs from my house to yours.
    Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

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  13. Sleigh or no sleigh Mary, your card is gorgeous! I would love to be in that scene that you created! The frame is beautiful. Hugs, Anne xx

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  14. A beautiful Christmas card Mary, a lovely scene and beautifully framed by your pretty wreath.
    Pauline - Crafting with Cotnob
    x

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  15. Hi Mary, your card looks amazing. I love the dimentional snow on your scene. Great masking , by the way and the wreath border looks gorgeous. Barbxx

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  16. I think this fits the bill and I'm loving this card. I have that house stamp and love creating something with that card. Very pretty

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  17. What a beautiful wintry scene Mary, framed beautifully by the gorgeous foliage. Yes, too much of a hurry...as my Nana would have said "more haste, less speed"!! Carol x

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  18. This is a terrific scene Mary and I love how the pine, Holly and pine cones make such a perfect frame for that picturesque cottage xx

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  19. Really beautiful card Mary, fabulous scene and a great design.

    Kath x

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  20. Hello Mary, Absolutely stunning card. The frame itself is beautiful and all the lovely colouring, wish I was nearer as I need lessons in colouring. Hope your both Well. Hugs from Scotland Rita xxx

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  21. Your card is absolutely perfect for Kate's challenge. I love your scene inside the oval. If it wasn't for the fact I had a card front I could recycle that had snowy mountains I'd have had to sit this one out as my mind went a complete blank on what to do. Hugs Mrs A.

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  22. a beautiful card Mary - really very lovely scene framed gorgeously! Big hugs rachel x

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  23. Gorgeous winter scene card Mary, love the beautiful frame around the scene.
    Pam x

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  24. This scene is beautifully framed and the coloring looks fabulous too! I love all the snowy elements and especially the holly and pines! Wonderful make!!

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  25. What a beautiful scene you have created here Mary! Have a wonderful week! Luv n’ Hugs. Hazel xx
    My Card Attic

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  26. Mary, this is beautiful! Love the card base and the soft, coloring! It represents a cold winter day so beautifully! And you fussy cut all that? You put so much time into your cards and it shows!

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  27. WOW this is simply gorgeous to look at..love the scenic look and the fabulous detailing you added
    Cheers
    Dr Sonia

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  28. What a fabulous card Mary - love your use of the combined images and the London Fog ink.
    Blessings
    Maxine

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  29. Beautiful snowy scene Mary. Missed not having snow this year, again, just wind and rain and more rain and more rain!

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  30. Gorgeous winter card Mary.
    Hugs Veerle x

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  31. Aaaah this is absolutely gorgeous and i'm loving the way you have framed the wintery scene, luv Sam x

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  32. Gorgeous!! Love the scene!

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  33. Mary, this is positively breath taking. It looks so realistic. The snow is awesome. I love all the depth and dimension. You have framed the scene beautifully. Your card is a real work of art.

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  34. What a beautiful snowy scene. Love the frame.

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  35. WOW, what a beautiful snowy scene, Mary!!!! I would love to curl up in front of a fire in that sweet cottage!!!! The greenery you added are lovely and frames your picture perfectly!!!! The mountain paper is beautiful!!!! Wonderfully done!!!!
    Have a great day!!!!
    Hugz

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  36. What a stunning Christmas scene, Mary, so beautifully framed! The texture and dimension are really eye-catching!! Hugs, Darnell xxoo

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  37. Hi Mary, you made an adorable Christmas card! This scene looks great and such perfect paper you founded for the background! It makes the cottage scene pops out! Love the snowy effect and the pretty wreath!!
    Hugs

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  38. Gorgeous creation. Love the colors of the snowy cottage scene and what a clever idea to cut out the pine and holly to give such dimension. I originally thought it was two stamps. That background paper indeed was a lucky find - just perfect for your gorgeous scene.

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  39. Hi Mary a fabulous card ...a great stamp and made stunning by your clever design.....I am sat in a cafe in the middle of wales surrounded by mountains...using their wifi,we are staying in a cottage that doesn't have it or a tv...shear bliss...getting through my stack of books and chilling out xxxxx

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  40. WOW! This is STUNNING Mary!! The background paper is just perfect. And I LOVE the sweet winter scene you've created with your trees, hills and cabin. The framing around the picture is gorgeous and adds lots of colour. xx

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  41. Mary, this is GORGEOUS, love the mountain scene layered and glistened and completing the background beautifully, love the frame and your colouring is spot on. A really lovely effect all through.
    Faith
    x

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  42. What a pretty, snowy scene, Mary! Quite the opposite of our Carolina weather these days! Love the way you've framed this scene and the puffy snow. I have one of those pens and have never used it. I need to get it out!

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  43. Hello Mary! this is fantastic!
    xoxo Olga

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  44. WOW this is absolutely so pretty!I LOVE the mountains in the background. And the snow.

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  45. Wow--what a wonderful project, Mary! Looks & sounds like a lot of work, but so worth it!

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  46. Beautiful Winter scene and love the greenery frame
    Carol x

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  47. Wow Mary, your winter scene here is absolutely stunning!! Fabulous card design! :) Thanks for sharing! HUGS

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  48. Well, here I am behind once again, but this time not all my fault. lol It would seem I'm not getting any email notifications for the blogs I follow! So frustrating!! Don't know why my email provider doesn't play well, but I am getting tired of it. Anyway, I am totally in love with this beautiful card! The scene is just stunning, but it is the "frame" that is around the scene just makes it even more stunning! Hugs, Brenda

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  49. Beautiful holiday scene...love your wonderful frame!

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