Thursday, 20 December 2012

December challenge - In the bleak mid winter

Well, it's 1st of December, and the countdown to Christmas!!

For our challenge this month we are asking you to include your interpretation of 'in the bleak mid winter'.

We are thinking of snow and icy scenes.  Use white in your winter themed projects, perhaps as a wintery sky, a snowy scene, or perhaps snowflakes.

Maybe keep it simple and elegant showing you aren't afraid to use just white as a colour, or try using a cool combination of secondary colours.

To kick off our challenge we have a fantastic project from

Sue the Iron

Sue used:

Stampendous Aged Marine Embossing Enamel
Stampendous Snowy Postcard Cling StampStampendous Frek01 Frantage Embossing Kit
Stampendous Kaleidoscope Embossing Powder
Photo frame, metal card, snowflakes, and paper flowers from stash.

Our second gorgeous project added (9.12.12) is from

Sue used:
Distress Inks : Iced Spruce; Stormy Sky; Faded Jeans
Tim Holtz stamps : Mini Holidays; Reindeer Flight; Odds & Ends
Tim Holtz : On the edge die - Snow Flurries 
Distress Stains: Faded Jeans; Brushed Pewter
Nestabilities: Circle; Scalloped Circle

Two fantastic new projects have been added from the team (20.12.12)


Siobhan used :
Dreamweaver Stencil  LJ849 Bare Trees Silhouette
Tim Holtz dies Reindeer Flight
and Snow Flurries
and Aged Gold
Hero Art wood mounted stamp S5449 Faboulous Flourish
Thin household bleach
Black and gold card stock

Angela made this ATC using Distress inks in Stormy Sky, Black soot, Brushed Corduroy and Old paper. Napkin Collage kit from US Artquest(the bird), Crackle and white paint. Stamp is from Winter Sketchbook Stamp set from Tim Holtz

We hope you will join us for this challenge.


  1. This is the wonderful Sue at her very best. Don't know how she did that central image (going to the website to check it out) as it is outstandingly beautiful. Love the idea of this challenge. Hugs, Buttons x

  2. Hi ladies - another fabulous challenge theme - I'm sure I'll join in.. May I ask please - did you publish the winners for the October and November challenges only I can't find them anywhere?
    Pauline x

  3. A stunning card from Sue - the embossing is amazing. Thanks Gill for another great challenge.
    Hugs, Sylvia x

  4. Fab challenge and gorgeous makes by the DT. Thank you for the opportunity to play in the challenge


    Annie x

  5. I just love this card - I love the subtle colour palette. It is such an elegant and beautiful card. You are so talented. Jacky x

  6. Gorgeous cards from the two Sues (so far)... such a lovely challenge, thank you!
    Alison x


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