Monday 6 January 2020

* Artsystamper: Baby It's Cold Outside

Happy Monday!

Today sees the start of the first challenge of 2020 at the Artsystamper Challenge Blog
Each challenge runs for two weeks and starts on the first and third Monday of the month. 
The theme for this challenge is Baby It's Cold Outside
I hope that you can find time to join in the fun!

The winner will receive the stamp set of their choice from TheArtsystamperShop. The Top 3 will also receive an image of Beverly's choice!
Beverly Cole’s selections offer stamps and sentiments in each set as well as pre-colored images for easy, last minute cards. Why not take a moment and check out what she has in store!

Here is what I made:

I printed the png digi stamp from Snow Birds, leaving enough room around it so that it could be die cut with a fancy frame die.
I used Copic markers to colour the bird on the branch, then masked off the frame so that I could use a cloud stencil and Pumice Stone Distress Oxide to create wintery storm clouds. I used Stickles Crystal glitter along the cloud outlines and whilst it was drying, I fussy cut several cones and some pine needles. I arranged the needles and made the cones three dimensional and formed two clusters and added some glitter. They were popped on to diagonally opposite corners of the image. 
My background paper is from the Wintery Papers pack. I used Vintage Photo Distress Ink around the edges and glitter on the pine needles.

Wintery Paper Pack                                              Snow Birds

That's all for today! 
I hope you will hop on over to Artsystamper Digitals Challenge Blog and enter! You will also see more inspiring designs from the Artsystamper Addicts Design Team ... so much fun.

I'll be back with another Artsystamper project in two weeks time.

Meanwhile, please check out:
Artsystamper Digitals Challenge Blog

Thank you for stopping by today!

I'd like to support the following challenges:

World Wide Open DT AG 12/01
Jans Digistamps Challenges (1/5)  #5 AG 19/01
A Bit More Time To Craft #107 AG 15/01
A Perfect Time to Craft #1 AG 27/01
Classic Design Challenge #1 AG 30/01
Dragonfly Dreams Jan AG 30/01
Brown Sugar #296 AG 31/01
Crafters Castle Jan AG 31/01 TOP 3

*Love To Scrap #129 AG 31/01
613 Avenue Create #229 AG 31/01 TOP ROCKER



  1. Good morning Carole this is a stunning card. I love that bird he is gorgeous. Have a great week. Take care. Hugs Jackie

  2. Delightful card, such fabulous wintery feel!

  3. Beautifully designed card, Carole, with that lovely chickadee and gorgeous die! Who would not love receiving and displaying it? It should be framed ! The popped up greenery is especially stunning. Hugs, de

  4. Gorgeous card, Carole! I really love this one! :o)

  5. Absolutely GORGEOUS! Love the chickadee and that background is absolutely beautiful! Fabulous creation!

  6. Carole, Such a beautiful card! Beautiful die frame and backdrop for your little bird. Thank you for sharing your nature inspired creation with us at Jan's Digi Blog Challenge. Good Luck and invite you to stop by often. HAPPY CRAFTING!
    (Owner & Illustrator of Jan's Digi Stamp Shop)

  7. As expected, you have started off 2020 by entering another fabulous project into our challenge! I love the concept and flawless execution. Your stormy winter sky is awesome.

    Thanks for playing along with us at 613 Avenue Create!
    Chana Malkah, Owner

  8. A beautifully designed project. Nice work.
    Thank you for sharing with us over here at World Wide Open Design Team Challenge and best of luck with your entry.

    Annette DT / Admin / Registered Owner for

  9. Stunning card and love the beautifully coloured bird,beautiful die-cut frame and great co-ordinating B.paper.Thank you for joining us at Jan's Digi Stamps
    Carol GDT x

  10. So beautifully done, Carole! I love the sparrow image. Lovely coloring. I really want to say thanks to you for entering and supporting our "Anything Goes" challenge at Jan's Digi Stamps. Good luck in the draw.
    NanaConnie DT

  11. Wow what a stunning card Carole, beautiful coloring!

    So glad you shared with us at 613 Avenue Create for the challenge!
    ¸..• ´¨¨)) -:¦:-¸.•´ .•´¨¨))*((¸¸.•´ ..•´
    Hugs Shell 💕

  12. Carole, this card is amazing. Love the bird and those stormy clouds behind it. The lovely die cut works so well with it.
    Hugs Monica

  13. Beautiful. Love the detail in the bird. Thank you for entering our Challenge at Dragonfly Dreams https://
    Mel DT

  14. A gorgeous card Carole! Thank you for sharing with us over here at World Wide Open Design Team Challenge and best of luck with your entry.

    Gale DT for

  15. Wow, love your beautiful card. I am particularly fond of bird images and this one is lovely. Thanks for sharing with us at 613 Avenue Create.
    Hugs, Sandy DT

  16. Congratulations, you have been chosen as a Top Rocker at 613 Avenue Create for the week of January 6 - 11! Thanks for playing with us and please stop by our blog to grab your badge!
    The Resident Design Team

  17. I love that die you used for the frame!! Such a pretty card and would work for anyone!!! Thank you so much for entering our challenge at Crafter's Castle this month....good luck :)
    Tantalaya “craftwithte”
    Crafter's Castle

  18. Thank you for sharing with us over here at "A Perfect Time To Craft" and best of
    luck with your entry Regards Tania DT for A Perfect Time To Craft.

  19. Sweet image; love the background and the delicate die cut!

    Thank you for joining us at Love to Scrap!!
    ~Michele, DT


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