Friday 3 April 2020

Winter Wonderland April Challenge

At Winter Wonderland this month, we are hosted by Pat!
Welcome to our fourth challenge for 2020.

Our theme is:


So here is my card:

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

Our wonderful sponsor is:
Sherry West who is the owner-designer of Sherry West Art is a digital and rubber stamp artist, colouring book artist and the author-illustrator of a very silly new children's book title "It's Raining Cats!  It's Raining Dogs!  It's Raining Bats! And Pollywogs!" (Morgan James Publishing) which is available now on Amazon, Barnes & Noble and more.

She is a member of the Society of Children's book Writers and Illustrators, an ESL teacher, a published educational curriculum writer, award winning poet and semi-pro photographer who work has been accepted by Getty Images.

Married for 20 years to a very patient guy with 3 really funny kids, 2 fluffy dust bunny chinchillas, 1 huge hairy dog and 13 random cats.

Her art is being sold as rubber stamps by Stamp Addicts in the UK and has appeared on Hochanda twice.

Prize for the winner is a surprise from Sherry!

I chose Glorious Angel for my image, which I digitally printed on to X-Press It blending card and then cut out using my paper cutter. 
I have coloured the image with the following Copics markers:
  • skin - E000, E00, E21, E11
  • hair - E11, E13, E15, E18
  • lips - RV19
  • eye - B16
  • wings - B14, B16, B18, V22, V25, V28
  • dress - RV14, RV17, RV19
  • greens - YG11, YG13, YG17
  • oranges - YR04, YR07, YR09
  • yellow - Y11
  • outline - B18
I then adhered the coloured image on to a Kraft card from Envelope Solutions.
As usual, I have taken inspiration from the wonderful Monthly Class from the awesome Alyce at Kit and Clowder.

Here is a close-up of the colouring:

I will add this card to the following challenges:
The Holly and Ivy Christmas Challenge #68 - Anything Christmas Goes (I think it is actually Challenge #67)
Merry Little Christmas Challenge Blog MLCCB #21 - April Anything Christmas Goes
The 12 Months of Christmas Link Up Challenge #64 - Optional Twist: Blooming Botanicals

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 30th of April, 2020.
Please check the Winter Wonderland blog on Monday the 6th of April to find out the winners of Blue Christmas Challenge.

Thanks for looking!


  1. Hi this is a gorgoeus card. That angel is so pretty I love it. Take care. Hugs Jackie

  2. Wow Lou..this is spectacular. Fabulous colour choices and colouring of this beautiful image. Pat K xx

  3. Great card, Louise - beautifully coloured.

    Thanks for joining us at the 12 Months of Christmas Challenge.

    Helen x

  4. Your colouring is amazing on this Louise.

    Thank you very much for your lovely card and entering it into our challenge and good luck.

    Hope you and your family are safe and well from the Covid-19 virus.

    DT for The 12 Months of Christmas Link Up!

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