Friday 5 July 2019

Christmas or Winter Buildings Challenge for Winter Wonderland for the 5th of July, 2019

Hi All! At Winter Wonderland this month, we are hosted by Deanne, who has chosen the theme:
Christmas or Winter Buildings!
Think cottages, cabins, houses, churches, igloos, even gingerbread houses and lots of snow!

So here is my card:

Please remember that is it Christmas projects only and they must include the theme.

We are sponsored this month by....

Etsy shop -
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Twinkle Lane Designs was started in 2015 - created by Suzanne Porter BA (Hons) Graduate in Fashion Enterprise.  I have always been creative, I love all types of crafts, sewing, papercraft, drawing. As an avid cardmaker I created Twinkle Lane so I could make unique characters and papers to make wonderful cards.

The prize on offer for the challenge winner is:
a choice of 3 items from the Twinkle Lane Designs Etsy Shop - either
- 3 digi stamps
- 3 digital paper packs or
- a mix of digi stamps and papers

So back to my card:
I digitally printed Christmas Lodge on to X-Press It blending card, which I then cut out using my paper cutter (need to get a new cutter part!). I have coloured the image with the following Copics markers:
  • trees - E55, E57, E59, G21, YG17, YG67, G99, Wink of Stella in purple, brown & pink
  • stars - Y11, Y15, yellow Wink of Stella
  • snow - C1, Y11, B91, B95
  • lodge - E53, E55, E57, E59, E49 (browns); G02, G05, G17 (greens); R24, R27, R29 (reds); Y11, Y15 (yellows)
  • sky - C1, B91, B95, B97, B99
  • smoke - C2, silver Wink of Stella
  • outline - B97
I printed a few of the Winter Forest Digital Papers at Officeworks (too much ink for my printer) and adhered one of the blue ones to a square card from Envelope Solutions.
Then I digitally stamped the sentiment "Let there be Peace on Earth" from Snowy Church Digital Stamp Set at Power Poppy.

Here is a close-up of the colouring:

So I will add this card to the following challenges: -
Sugar Pea Designs Mix It Up Challenge SPDMIX57 - Inspiration or Sketch or Both - used those awesome colours!

The Holly and Ivy Christmas Challenge #52 - Anything Christmas Goes
Try Stampin' Or Not on Tuesday Challenge #415 - Inspiration or Sketch or Both - used the inspiration word - there is snow everywhere!

Cute N' Crafty Christmas Challenge 15 - Anything Christmas/Winter Goes
Sweet Stampin' Christmas June Challenge - Anything Christmas Goes with an optional twist of Non-Traditional Colours - I have quite a bit of blue!

There is inspiration from the rest of the Winter Wonderland DT over on the Winter Wonderland blog, so please pop over to everyone's blog by clicking on their name. We always appreciate a comment or two! :) You can also find out what other challenges are out there, which could give you some ideas for your card stash.

We all hope that you are able to join us for this challenge. Please remember that it is Christmas Projects only! We look forward to visiting your blogs and seeing your gorgeous Christmas creations. Please be sure to post a link back to the Winter Wonderland blog in your blog post in order to be eligible for a prize!
Have fun and remember that you can enter up to 3 times. This challenge will end on Thursday the 1st of August. 
Please check the Winter Wonderland blog on Monday the 8th of July to find out the winners of the Use Red and Green Challenge.

Thanks for looking!


  1. Hi this is a stunning Christmas card. The image and the papers work so well together. Have a great weekend. Take care. Hugs Jackie

  2. Beautiful card Lou. Love how you've coloured the image and the sky...gorgeous. xx

  3. Beautiful winter scene! I love your coloring, and the pretty background paper! Thanks so much for playing at TSOT!

  4. What gorgeous coloring on this wonderful Christmas scene! Thanks for sharing with us over at the Christmas at Sweet Stampin' Challenge.

  5. What a fabulous creation, Lou, and so beautifully colored! This scene definitely says "Christmas" all over! Thank you for uploading your pretty project to Christmas at the Sweet Stampin’ Challenge . Hope to see more of your creative submissions in the future.
    Warm Smiles,
    {Creative Smiles - my little crafting world}

  6. This card looks so lovely and sweet! thanks so much for entering into the SugarPea Designs Mix It Up Challenge!!!

  7. Beautiful holiday card ! I love the scene and your coloring!