Sunday, 12 January 2014

Winter Blues

Hi everyone - hope you're enjoying your weekend.

Today I would like to show you a very simple card I made using one of the adorable LotV Christmas stamps  that I bought last autumn but never got to use due to my time out ... so today it is getting its first inking. I was also inspired by the fact that there are also still a few Christmas & winter challenges around, plus one or two on the theme of "blues", so I thought I would tie those themes together.

Stamps: LotV, Crafter's Companion sentiment;
Media: Promarkers;
Paper: Forever Friends "Kraft Notes";
Tools: Joy Craft snowflake dies.

ABC Christmas - A is for Anything Christmas
CRAFT #241 - Christmas
Pile It On #2 - Holidays / Celebrations
Cute Card Thursday #303 - Cold & Frosty
Simon Says Wednesday - Ice Inspiration
Totally Papercrafts #201 - Winter Wonderland
Winter Wonderland - Monochrome
Fussy & Fancy #105 - Monochrome
Crafty Cardmakers #107 - Bear With Me
Without Words - Spots or Stripes
Creative Craft #26 - Anything Goes
Lili of the Valley - Anything Goes

That's all from me for today - enjoy the rest of your weekend!


  1. Gorgeous coloring. I love the colors you chose. And LOTV stamps are just so adorable. Thanks for joining us this week at Christmas Card Challenges.

  2. Adorable card Pauline, I love this image and great colour combo too. Hugs, Claire x

  3. Simple but beautiful hun - love what you have done with James. Hugs xx

  4. Very pretty card, the snowmen are perfect with the icy blues. Thanks so much for joining in the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge. Tracy x

  5. Gorgeous card Pauline, adorable image and fabulous colouring.
    Thank you for taking part in the Passion for Promarkers Challenge this week
    Sue xx

  6. This is beautiful Pauline! Great colouring and die work. Ruby x

  7. Nice to see you crafting again. Love the image and your colouring is fab.

    Deborah A

  8. Very pretty with the blues for winter! The image is very sweet. Thanks so much for joining us this week at the Pile it On Challenge!

  9. I love those LotV stamps! So cute, and your coloring is fabulous! Great card over all! :)

  10. Beautiful card thanks for joining us at fussy and fancy and good luck xxx Annie

  11. A gorgeous monochrome piece just perfect for our challenge at the Winter Wonderland, thank you for joining us
    hugs Kate xx
    ps I have new release candy if you are interested :)

  12. What a wonderful, adorable card Pauline.

  13. A lovely card - I think your colouring is superb and your blues and tones work well. I too have this image un inked!! - maybe next year.....

  14. LOVE this beautiful winter scene! Your coloring is amazing--and the snowflake accents are perfect! HUGS and have a great week! :) Mynnxx

  15. Fabulous CAS design and this stamp looks so good in frosty blue colours :-)
    Hugs, Kat x

  16. Gorgeous card...Thanks for playing along with us at Totally Papercrafts this week.
    Wendy xx

  17. Too cute Pauline and a really fab CAS design! Many thanks for joining in the fun at PFP...good luck :) Donna ♥ x

  18. This is such a cute card. Love your snowflakes with bling. Thanks for playing along with us at C.R.A.F.T. Challenges. Have a wonderful day and good luck! Hugs, Sujin

  19. Absolutely gorgeous, certainly haven't lost your colouring skills while having a break.

    I love the monochromatic simplicity of your card, and I adore those snowflakes.

    Jennifer. x

  20. A beautiful card Pauline, your fabulously coloured image is adorable and fantastic snowflakes!!!

    Thanks so much for joining Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge
    Heather xx

  21. This is too cute! I love the coloring on that adorable image! Thanks so much for playing along with us over at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge!

  22. what stunning card thanks for sharingwith us at craft

  23. really great job on the colouring, and a truly adorable couple ;)

    thank you for joining Fussy and Fancy!


  24. Wow! So glad you shared your fabulous design with us at Christmas Card Challenge. Hugs x

  25. James is just a darling Pauline and he looks great! lovely example of C&S great to see you and also that you have come to play at ABC Christmas and Top Tip Tuesday challenge hugs Samantha xx

  26. What a great card, coloured beautifully and thos snowflakes are stunning x Thank you for joining us over at Top Tip Tuesday Challenges x
    Little Pear Tree

  27. Wonderful colouring of this cute LOTV image, beautiful CAS card.
    Thank you for playing along with us at the ABC Christmas Challenge this time.
    Dorte x

  28. Wonderful card - so cute!
    Thanks for playing at the ABC Christmas Challenge!
    Helen x

  29. Wow superb colouring and layout, absolutely stunning creation :)

    Thank you so much for joining us at
    Without Words Challenge I hope you will try to join us again next Month :)
    Have a lovely day
    Crafty hugs
    Bridget :)

  30. What a lovely card, Pauline. I love the blue and white together, very wintery!

    Thanks for joining our Lili of the Valley 'Anything Goes' challenge!

    Good Luck!


    Erica x


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Pauline x