Friday, May 5, 2017

Gone With The Wind.....

Hello everyone: Well, I'm continuing to increase my Christmas card stash by playing with some Christmas challenges, by the time the Holidays come by, I will be set. I think I'm going to do the same for Halloween and Thanksgiving, we seem to neglect this other fun Holidays and, when they arrive, there we go, scrambling to make some cards to send to family and friends.
So here is my card, hope you like it, I will link it up to a few challenges at the end of this post.

This super cute image is from Stamping Bella and it's called Season Greetings and I think it's just adorable, looking at this little sweetie hanging on to that candy cane, blowing in the wind, is so funny and endearing at the same time.
I stamped her onto a panel of Strathmore water color paper with Stazon black ink and colored it with SU markers and Sakura Koi water colors for highlighting and shading.
Then, I made a mask of this image to sponge the sky with Tumbled Glass and Broken China DI.
I used my snow stencil with embossing paste to make the snow look more textured, I applied some of it to the snow bank where the candy cane is anchored, I love this stuff, it gives so much dimension and texture to your cards.
The pattern paper and the ribbon are from my Christmas stash.
Here is a picture of the finished inside of my card.

The sentiment is from a Power Poppy set called Cozy Cupfuls and the little mitten is from another Power Poppy set called Merry Littles

I'm linking this card to the following challenges.
The Merry Christmas Challenge "Anything Christmas, optional theme Gingerbread"
Sparkles Christmas Challenges #76 "Snowflakes"
Craft-Dee Bowz "Anything Goes include a handmade bow"
Christmas Cards All Year Round May Challenge "Precipitation"
HLS May Christmas Challenge

Cheerful Sketches Challenge

Thank you for stopping by, I always read every single comment you so kindly leave on my posts, I want you to know I appreciate them more than words can express.
Until next time, happy stamping.
Hugs from Maria.


  1. This is so adorable!! And very appropriate for today's windy forecast, LOL!

  2. Ah ha! Very funny image! This is looking like a snow globe terrific Holiday card for your stash!

  3. Cute card inside and out! Thanks for sharing at The Merry Christmas Challenge.
    ~Owner/DT Janis

  4. Your card is adorable, Maria, and I've always loved this Stamping Bella image! You've done an awesome job coloring her and adding the snow, and your bow is beautiful :-) Thank you for playing along at Craft-Dee BowZ for our "Anything Goes & Include a Handmade Bow" challenge.

  5. the touch of plaid inside and out is perfect for holiday!

  6. A super cute card - thank you for sharing with us at Christmas Cards All Year Round.
    Kath x

  7. Gorgeous card Maria...great coloring of that funny image. Great take on our sketch. The inside is stunning too. Thanks for playing with CHeerful Sketches.
    xxx Margreet

  8. Maria, This is absolutely adorable! I love that sweet image, and your coloring and inking are amazing. Thanks so much for joining us at Sparkles Christmas. :)

  9. how precious...such a sweet card!
    xx Karen

  10. She sure is caught up in that snowy wind..FABulous card and.. Thank you so much for sharing and joining in with us at CCAYR...[ Christmas Cards All Year Round]

    Luv CHRISSYxx

  11. Aww wow your card is just perfect for our challenge Snowflakes!! thank you for joining in good luck and hope to see you again next time Dt Member Sandra H xx

  12. What an adorable image Maria and this is such a fun, festive card.
    Thanks for sharing with us at Happy Little Stampers, and I hope you will join us again soon.
    Carol x

  13. Love card. Thanks for joining us at Cheerful Sketches.
    Hugs Miranda

  14. Dit is een hele mooie kaart geworden en zo leuk om onze sketch er in terug te vinden.
    Bedankt voor je deelname aan de mei challenge van Cheerful Sketches.
    Succes !

  15. Love your card - what a cute image!

    Thanks for joining us at Christmas Cards All Year Round.

    Helen x

  16. Me again!

    Thanks for joining us at the Sparkles Christmas Challenge too.

    Helen x

  17. Lovely!! Thanks so much for participating in our CHRISTMAS CARDS ALL YEAR ‘ROUND challenge. Hope you participate in our next challenge!! Have a happy crafty day!!!
    Deanne at A Little Bit O’ Paper