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Saturday, 1 April 2017

Peaceful Snow Scene

Good afternoon to all my blogging friends.

Where is this year going???...it's April already! I am already beginning to feel
 a sense of panic that I will be rushing at the end of the year to have all my 
Christmas cards made in time to make mailing deadlines.

Ever since I was a little girl, I have dreamed of experiencing a 'white' Christmas, but
with the horrendous heat we have here in Australia in summer, I guess that is never
going to happen. Understandably then, I have always been attracted to Christmas
 cards with snow, deer and pine trees, so I decided to make a few of my own.

Breaking my own rule of never making 2 cards the same, I made several with this
design, and had such fun using these 3 tree stamps, and 4 different green inks. I 
bought the large tree stamp (PSX) on eBay many years ago, and must confess 
that I have rarely used it...don't know why as it stamps with such a
lovely textured impression.

Inside my card I am trying to use up my HUGE collection of peel-off stickers.

I must admit I have not been caught out with an April Fool's joke for many years,
but John 'got me a beauty' big time this morning...I think he is feeling much better
because while I was asleep early this morning he put all the clocks forward 2 hours,
 so when I woke up I panicked as I had wanted to go to 2 special local Autumn fairs 
that started early. He managed to keep a straight face for about 15 minutes then
said, very quietly, "it's April Fool's Day today" and burst out laughing
as he handed me my wrist watch which he had not altered. 
Mind you, he's lucky he did not finish up back in hospital. lol.

Challenges I would like to enter
A Snowflakes Promise #38 - 'Anything Goes'
Aud Sentiments #176 - 'Any Sentiment Except Birthday'
Fab 'n' Funky #344 - 'Christmas'  TOP 3
Fairytale #165 - 'Cards With Animals'
Kitty Bee Designs #9 - 'Spring Cleaning'
My Time To Craft #342 - 'Woodland Animals or Easter'
Season's Greetings #4 - 'Always Anything Goes, with Inspiration Twist'  TOP 3
The Holly and the Ivy #2 - 'Always Anything Christmas Goes'  TOP 5
Winter Wonderland - 'Christmas Animals or Birds'

Tree Stamps - PSX; Stamp-it Winter Wonderland; My Stamps Pine Tree
Inks - Tim Holtz Distress Ink Iced Spruce, Peeled Paint, Bundled Sage, Forest Moss, Stormy Sky
Dies - Spellbinder Scalloped Rectangle; Memory Box Deer Trio
Glitter - Tim Holtz Distress Stickles Dry Glitter Clear Rock Candy
Peel-off Stickers are from my junk stash

I'm off now to transform into a 'domestic goddess', so until next time, thank you for visiting.

Hugs,
Jennifer. xx

P.S. I did make it to the Fairs in time.










14 comments:

  1. This is such a fabulous card , loved the colors, Thank you for going us at Season's Greeting
    Hugs
    DT
    Pavitra

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  2. Really lovely Christmas cards-I love that tree stamp. Thanks for joining us at Aloha Fridays Spring Cleaning Challenge!

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  3. Couldn,t be more fitting, thanks for joining in at MAWTT, xxxx

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  4. It's always nice to start the day with a smile! A lovely card and I can see why you would want to make more than one. Thanks for sharing with at MAWTT. Good luck and we would love to see you again soon. Christine DT x

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  5. Such a beautiful card. Thanks so much for joining our challenge at the Season's Greetings Challenge Blog.

    Majo - DT ♥

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  6. What a lovely card Jennifer and perfect for our challenge at MAWTT. Thanks for joining us. xx

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  7. What a lovely winter scene, Jennifer! Thanks for joining in at My Time to Craft!

    love Mags B x

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  8. Beautiful Christmas card Jennifer. Thank you for playing along with our Challenge at Winter Wonderland. We would love to see you again ... Anet DTx

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  9. Your card is very elegant and stunning! I love the colors you used and the gold just pops with the trees and deer images. Thank you so much for playing with us at Creative Knockouts Anything Goes Challenge.

    Tamie DT

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  10. Very beautiful, elegant and soft scene. Thanks for sharing with us at the Aud Sentiment challenge blog!

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  11. A lovely card and a beautiful Christmas scene. Thank you for sharing with us at Winter Wonderland.
    Kath x

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  12. Beautiful, Jennifer - such an elegant design.

    Thanks for joining us at Fab'n'Funky Challenges.

    Helen x

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  13. Wonderful christmas card. Thanks for entering Season's Greetings, good luck and hope to see you again. Could you please become a follower hate for you to miss out on being selected.
    Denise (Owner of SG)

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