Thursday 1 December 2022

* GDT for Critter Crazy Challenges: Merry & Bright



I am delighted to have been asked to be guest designer at Critter Crazy Challenges. 

The Critter Crazy challenges are always Anything Goes, but MUST feature a creature (furry, feathered, scaly or insect; real or mythical). The challenges run from the 1st to the 25th of each month and winners are announced on the last day of the month.

I decided to use a new-to-me stamp set, called Field Dayfrom Card-io Stamps to make a winter scene.

Card-io is a family run, small business in the UK. They have been around for a number of years, but are a new discovery for me. I went to a craft fair a few weeks ago and watched the owner of the company demonstrating these northern lights scenes. I was smitten straight away.

I stamped the twiggy branch to make the wreath, then stamped the Field Day images. Next I masked and inked the sky and snow. Glamour Dust glitter was applied to the snow and the branches and chunky embossing enamel applied to represent snow. I added a sentiment from a different stamp set and a black and white gingham bow.

I literally could spend all day making these lovely little scenes.

Thank you so much to Critter Crazy for featuring me as guest designer.

Many thanks for stopping by today!
I'd like to play along in these challenges:

Lil Patch of Crafty Friends #194 AG 03/12
Creative Knockouts Winter Wonderland 07/12 Winner
Krafty Chicks Challenge #640 Stamp 07/12
The Sisterhood of Crafters Christmas or Winter 11/12 (3/3)
Try it on Tuesday #228 Winter Wonderland 13/12 TOP 5
Classic Design Challenge Dec AG 26/12
A Perfect Time to Craft Dec AG 28/12
Moving Along with the Times #149 Christmas 30/12 (1/5)
NBUS #45 30/12

I read and appreciate all your comments. 


  1. this is a very beautiful card Carole

    gr karin

  2. Lovely card. Thank you for being guest designer for Critter Crazy

  3. This is very beautiful Carole and I love the colours you have used in your sky. A fabulous wintry scene and flat for posting too.

  4. Very pretty scene! Love your northern lights too -- thanks for joining us at NBUS!

  5. Wow, this is beautiful! I like 'playing' with silhouettes on cards.
    Lia DT TSOC

  6. Beautiful! I love the clean and simple feel. Great way to spotlight your critters. Thanks for joining us this week at Pammie's Inky Pinkies. Hope to see you again. Bonnie DT

  7. Hi Carole, a stunning card and love the wreath of branches surrounding your wintry scene, it is always fascinating to watch what the companies make cards using their own products. Thank you for sharing with us at Lil Patch of Craft Friends... Megan DT LPoCF

  8. Oh my friend, this is just AWESOME! LOVE the scene you've created within your wreath and the colors are perfect! Thanks so much for joining in the fun at our Sisterhood of Crafters challenge! Good Luck and we hope you’ll come back often. We appreciate your support!

    Sisterhood of Crafters

  9. Very cute card! Great scene! Thanks for joining us at Krafty Chicks Challenge this past week for our Stamp Act theme :) Hope you join us again soon.
    Diane - DT

  10. WOW Carole your card is so beautiful, I love the scene, absolutely stunning.

    Greetings from Germany

  11. Your design is so striking and fabulous, Carole! I love everything about it! Your coloring, composition, and texture are mwah! Perfect! Thank you for inspiring everyone at NBUS! I wish you the happiest of holidays and a blessed new year! Hugs, Darnell

  12. Such a lovely card! I truly love everything you have done, too many to mention - just plain fabulous! So glad you joined us at Creative Knockouts and Happy Holidays!

  13. An absolutely stunning card, beautifully made and a wonderful scene, can you tell I love it? Thank you so much for joining us as GDT in our challenge at Critter Crazy Challenge this week.
    Faith A DT

  14. This is just gorgeous, Carole. I love everything about it.

  15. A beautiful card... thanks for entering the 'Christmas' challenge at Moving Along With The Times. Good luck and hope you will join us again.
    Diane Louise (Team Leader) xx

  16. Love your card, the northern lights colouringis sopretty and I love the cute critters !

    Thanks for joining us at Try It On Tuesday challenge


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