Sunday 22 November 2015

Celebration hop week 4: Celebrate the season

Hello again my friends. It is time for the final week of the blog hop over at TTCRD. Again there are lots of prizes up for grabs.
Winners will be selected weekly from the Main blog post and announced on Monday
For a chance at winning the prizes you must
1. Comment on all the blogs
2. Be a follower of TTCRD blog
3. You MUST leave your blog address, name and email address in Mr. Linky at TTCRD!

Below are the list of the prizes on offer this week.

Deedees Digis - PRIZE: $30.00 Gift code to store

KennyKStamps - PRIZE: 3 DigiStamps

Paper Crafting World - Prize: $25.00 Gift certificate to store

Drawn with Character - PRIZE: Choice of 3 images from store
And here is the list of blogs you need to visit and comment on for your chance to win.

I will also be offering some blog candy. To qualify for this you need to become a follower of my blog and leave a comment.

The pic is difficult to make out. There are various cardstocks including some mirri boards and some foiled Christmas backgrounds. There are toppers and embellishments and also some foam pads. It is a mix of Christmas and everyday so hopefully something to suite everyone.

Now onto today's card. I thought i should feature a Christmas card toady. It is getting closer and i'm nowhere near finishing my cards.
I started with a piece of white stamping card and brushed 3 aquatints across it. I used a blue, turqoise and green. I also added a bit of black to darken the top edge.

For the hills I used a torn piece of card and applied distress ink with a make up sponge. I used peeled paint and forest moss.
The trees are stamped with olive and library green archival ink.

The moon and clouds were created by a faux bleaching technique using just water and a brush. Santa and the reindeer were stamped in black archival ink. I also stamped second generation ink reindeer.
I added the reins with a fine black micron pen and some white highlights with a sharpie pen.
 Using same pen I added some stars to the sky.

I wanted to add some interest around edge, so I went round with snowfkae stamps in versamark and heat embossed with stardust powder. This adds some glitz. I also added some sparkle to moon with a clear wink of stella pen.
Finally I darkened edges with blue distress inks and added some black sootin the end. This made the snowflakes pop even more.
For the sentiment I used the new alphabet dies from

All the stamps are from Claritystamp Ltd.

So i hope you like my offering and I hope to see you joining in with these celebrations, Theresa xx.


  1. This is incredible! Love that technique!

  2. WOW fabulous card! Love the colouring of the background.

  3. Your card is just gorgeous! I love the scene you created. I tried to figure out how to follow you but I just couldn't figure out how to do it. I clicked friend but I wasn't sure if that was all I had to do. Sometimes computers are not self explanatory. Thanks for the fun hop. Happy celebration!

    1. thanks Donna. i think you just have to press the G+ button at the top near my pic. hope that helps xx

  4. WOW great project. I imagine it took a while to create such a wonderful card with so many details. And the snowfalkes araund the edges is the icing on the cake. Realy great work.
    XO Vilinke

    1. thank you Vilinke. actually sticking the sentiment was the most time consuming xx

  5. Oh My ... this is absolutely stunning Theresa! I especially love the hint of snowflakes around the edge!
    ((Hugs)) Cara

  6. A fantastic scene you've made here Theresa and the faux bleaching works beautifully on the moon and the added clouds and I also love the white pen highlights on the sleigh, and finished so prettily with the sparkly embossed snowflakes which make a fabulous frame to the picture. x

    1. thank you Pat for your continued support xx

  7. This is so pretty; it looks like it came right out of a children's book! I think if I received this card, I'd have to frame it. Thanks for sharing this piece of art!

  8. What a gorgeous card!! I love the colours and the texture you achieved! So beautiful!!

  9. Beautiful Christmas scene - love the colors and the greeting message di you used:)

  10. Beautiful scene card! Gorgeous colors! tfs hugs, Kristina

  11. WOW, this is truly amazing!! I love the Winter scene and the cheerful colors! Therese, you are so talented!

  12. SO beutiful!! Love this scene and the winter feeling with together with the green!! SO lovely!!
    HUGS cicci

  13. WOW! I just love your scene! Very creative and feel like looking at a page from the book The Night Before Christmas. Beautifully done Theresa!

  14. Hi Theresa - Thank you for visiting my blog and commenting on my creation I uploaded to TTCRD - you stated "I don't get why it's a wobble card" - I am not sure if you are familiar with Action Wobbles - they are items that you place behind a die cut - such as my pumpkin - and then when you tap the pumpkin it will wobble back and forth. I use them now and then on creations as they are fun to watch the item wobble. If I had a video camera I would take a video showing how the wobble works. If you are interested - here is a video I found on You Tube if you wish to see how they work
    They give action to your card and this is a short video - thanks again for stopping by and have a blessed week.

  15. Fantastic card. Wow. Love it.

  16. Wonderful card. Thank you for your inspiration on this blog hop.