Sunday 12 August 2018

A wish for Peace

Hi there friends. It's been very busy here in our household. My daughter is heading over to Scotland for 6 months exchange in a weeks time, so we have been running around getting last minute things organised for her.

The day after she leaves, we are starting repairs (underpinning), new floors, bathrooms and more to our house, so I have been frantically packing everything away from the front half of the house. On top of that I'm still feeling the effects of sinusitis and asthma! The good news is, that once the work is under way, I will have to retreat to our beach house with the dogs for most of the duration!  I will definitely enjoy some crafty time whilst I'm there!

The card I'm sharing today, I made a few weeks ago.

I stamped Penny Black's 'Snowy Grove' using Distress Inks  and then added more detail with Zig Markers. I then stamped over this with Versamark Ink and clear embossed. I painted the wash with Distress Inks and Stain. I then added the snow with white gel pen. The deer is made with a Impression Obsession die and coloured with Distress Inks and zig Markers. To finish, I stamped the Penny Black sentiment, die cut the panel and mounted on Kraft card.

I'm adding my card to the following challenges:-

Distress It

(From boys to Men)


  1. wow this is stunning, looks like real snow and trees, lovely.x

  2. Wow, such a gorgeous snowy forest scene, Jenny! Love all the shades of dark brown and the beautiful wash in the background! Fantastic color choice for your sentiment too. The deer makes a balanced composition. Thanks so much for sharing this beauty at CAS Christmas! Enjoy your well-deserved retreat at your beach house! Hideko xx

  3. A really gorgeous background and a lovely image. Thank you for joining our 'Boys to Men' challenge at Allsorts.

    Kath x

  4. WOW absolutely beautiful fabulous background and love the stamps
    Carol x

  5. Jenny this is stunning, your coloring and adding the embossing makes for a beautiful and peaceful scene. Thank you for joining us at CAS Christmas!

  6. What a beautiful winter scene, Jenny! Love the deer and the woods! Thanks so much for sharing this with us at CAS Christmas!

  7. one of my favorite Penny black winter tree stamps, I love your snowbanks a and deer. It's all such a beautiful winter scene. thanks for joining us at CAS Christmas.

  8. WOW! Gorgeous card Jenny! Amazing winter scene Jenny. Love the watercolour trees and beautiful deer standing in the snow. Thanks for sharing with us at CAS Christmas! xx

  9. Such a beautiful winter scene and I love your color palette! Gorgeous watercolored trees and details, too...a really stunning card!

  10. What a beauty Jenny - there is so much texture and depth on this. Glad to hear you are recovering - not a good combination at all. How lovely to be able to retreat to the beach :)

  11. A really beautiful Winter creation and such depth to the stamping, many thanks for joining us again in our 'Boy's to Men' theme at Allsorts challenge.

    B x

  12. Beautiful card! I love that stamp! The colors work really well with each other!

  13. Oh what a gorgeous Christmas Card, love the winter scene.
    Thank you for joining us at Simon says Stamp Wednesday Challenge

  14. This is stunning .... love that background. Thank you for playing along with the Craft Stamper challenge xx

  15. Stunning card, lovely scene.
    Thank you for sharing at Allsorts 'Boys To Men' challenge and good luck x Susan x
    Your daughter will love Scotland and l hope she manages to travel around while here, we get lots of tourists and they are often surprised how beautiful it is here and can't wait to return x

    1. Thanks Susie. Actually, my husband is Scottish, so she's been there many times and loves it! She's doing a tour to Skye and the Hebrides before uni starts - I'm very jealous! My husband took me to skye when we were 'courting' and I really loved it:)

  16. This is just stunning! Love how you colored the trees and embossed and added texture. Sounds like you have a lot going on. Good luck to your daughter and to you with your renovations and get away. Thanks for sharing with us at CAS Chirstmas.