Friday, October 27, 2017

A Sleigh Full

Hi there.  I'm so glad you stopped by.

This was quite fiddly and took more time than I like to put into a card,
but I had so much fun doing it!

I had a stitched square lying about so I masked the edges and 
tore a piece of paper a couple of times for snowbanks.

I used Distress ink to sponge the sky and add some shadows to the snowbanks.
It ended up looking like dirty snow! But I had die cuts to camouflage that.
Sprinkling a little water over the sponging added some dimension to the sky.

The sleigh was cut from snippets of Inka Gold smoosh and Champagne Foil.

The little packages and bows were cut from snippets of foil and Inka Gold smoosh.

The sentiment was heat embossed with gold.
(Finding the right sentiment seemed to be the hardest part of the card!  
No, wait, it was the sponging.  I'm really bad at sponging!)

The Poppystamps challenge this month is
I masked the edges of the stitched square die cut to leave a white frame.

I also used a piece of torn paper as a mask for the snow.

The dies are from Poppystamp.
Oh, oh, it looks like they've been discontinued.
I hope this will still count.

Merry Monday 262 is hosted by my friend Linda this week.

And since all those little gifts were cut from snippets, I'm going to skip over to 
Where our dear friend Darnell is Guest Designing so I know there'll be fun in the Playground!

Rudolph Days runs from the 25th until the end of the month.
Thanks, Mo for hosting this challenge every month!

Thanks for the visit and special thanks for your comments.


Card Recipe
Stamps:  Festive Snippets, Prancers (PB)
Ink:   Tumbled Glass, Stormy Sky, Pumice Stone (DI), Basic Gray (SU), Encore Gold
Paper:   Neena, Champagne Foil (SU)
Other:  Santa's Magic Sleigh, Abundant Gifts (PS), Stitched Squares (SSS), Inka Gold, Gold EP (SU)


Liz said...

This is beautiful, Bonnie, a gorgeous background for the lovely die cuts. xx

My Card Attic: Hazel said...

What a fabulous scene you have created here Bonnie! Lovely! Have a great day! Luv & Hugs. Hazel xx
My Card Attic

Debbie said...

I just love this, Bonnie - the shimmer cardstock is a really great finishing touch.

Kathleen said...

What a fabulous card, gorgeous background and super dies, love the double stitching too.
Classy card.

Kath x

jimlynn said...

Bonnie, this is totally gorgeous!!!!! WOW! I love the background and the way the sleigh and packages take the show. So pretty.

Colleen said...

This may have taken longer than you like to spend, but gosh this is sure stunning...what a wonderful scene you that sleigh!! thanks for joining us again (so good to see you!!) at Merry Monday!

Mac Mable said...

That die cut sleigh is so pretty. Great scene making, love the sky and the sentiment is perfect...I know what you mean about selecting a sentiment...takes me ages too!!!

Linda said...

Bonnie, what a beautiful winter scene with that awesome sleigh and all those lovely gifts. Thanks for joining us this week at Merry Monday.

Daria said...

This was worth your effort. I love the way it turned out. TFS.

scrappymo! said...

You have created \ wonderful scene for your pretty sleigh and presents. I like the foiled look. IT is a lovely contrast to the beautiful inky background!
Thanks for taking part in the October Rudolph Days Challenge.

Loll said...

So adorable. Love your smooshed and foiled sleigh and presents, Bonnie. I think your sponged sky is awesome. Great work! xx

Jane Willis said...

What a lovely scene, well worth the time and effort you put into it
Jane (Rudolph Days GDT)

Dr Sonia S V said...

Bonnie those presents look so gorgeous the crisp die cutting
Thank you so much for joining us at the Rudolph Days Challenge!
Rudolph Days Challenge DT
Dr Sonia

Bobby said...

I see a winner here, Bonnie. The background looks fine to me and I know what you mean about masking snowbanks. Mine look terrible so I rarely do them. Your sleigh is gorgeous with all that gold.

laurie said...

Pretty background Bonnie! I love that sleigh die too..such a festive Christmas card!

JosieD said...

Such a cute card.... worth the time and effort given how good it turned out. And thanks for all your honest deets! Always makes me feel better to know such a skilled and experienced card-maker like you can have "challenges" when making a card (smiley face).

Marcia Hill said...

It may have been time consuming, but SO worth the effort Bonnie...lovely, lovely card! Thanks so much for sharing with us at Merry Monday! :0)

Linda W. (ScrappinBari) said...

Just love the sleigh with presents, Bonnie - worth every minute you put into it!!

Daffodil Cards said...

Well worth the work involved, an absolute delight.

JoAnn said...

I love your pretty sled and presents Bonnie. They look so good with that lovely background. Thanks for joining us at Merry Monday.

Susan said...

Lovely sleigh and pile of gifts - and a beautiful background too!

Ina G said...

OMGoodness Bonnie this is such a beautiful Christmas scene. Love the tree stamping, your sky is perfect and bleak and love the 'dirty snow'. Your sleigh looks amazing and the presents beautifully wrapped and finished with those bows. This is one fantastic Christmas card. Your simple sentiment is just perfect. It's a Winner for me.

Bunny said...

I think you did a fabulous fiddling with this card. It's beautiful. [Bunny]

Christine Alexander said...

Bonnie, the sleigh and pressies are adorable, totally worth all the extra time :)

Nstiz said...

Those dies are fantastic! Love how you used them and the delightful colors you chose for them! Why do I feel another shopping spree coming on after seeing this one!

Robyn Oliver said...

Just gorgeous Bonnie, so fresh and bright, love the die cuts - the silver on the sleight is just what santa called for, and fabulous landscape to show it all off.

BożenA said...

You so beautifully managed the first plan of the card. I love all the details of the sled and lost gifts. But the second plan is perfect. I love the winter landscape that you created on this card. And the sentiment matched perfectly. The whole creates a perfect Christmas card, Bonnie.

Brenda in IN said...

The scene is beautiful and I like the way you did the trees for depth. The sky looks just like a winter sky and I love the touches of gold and silver.

Theresa's Studio said...

Fabulous your card and the touches of foil. So many great details.

Marianne said...

Such a wonderful scene, Bonnie. And looking at your pretty die cut packages and bows, I am suddenly reminded of a brand-new die set I could have used for the MM challenge. Oh well, I least I did manage to link up a sweet card this week.
Marianne x

Lady Joyful said...

Beautiful card, Bonnie! I love the scene you created and those gifts are just perfect for that challenge. Thank you for joining us at Merry Monday Christmas Challenge - Charlotte/Lady Joyful, GDT

Papercraft Boutique said...

This is such a fun and cute holiday card, Bonnie! Love the sponged awesome sky, and the texture of the gift packages and the sleigh! I use the stitched rectangle dies often, but I never thought of putting the rectangle back into the negative! Thanks for the inspiration! Hideko

pam said...

Beautiful scene you have created Bonnie, gorgeous background and love your sleigh with presents.
Thank you for joining us over on Poppystamps challenge blog.
Pam x

Kelly Lunceford said...

This is so adorable! I just love your scene you have created! Asolutely wonderful!

kiwimeskreations said...

What amazing use of the "stitched square that was laying around!!" Fabulous card Bonnie

Viv said...

I have this die Bonnie - and never used it as I didn't know what to do with it! With your permission I will CASE this?
It's a great card!

Jeanne J. said...

This is so pretty! I love the background, but the foil accents on the sleigh, and pretty wrapped presents stole my heart!

linda said...

Maybe it took a bit more time, Bonnie, but all your attention to detail was worth it! I love the sky and snow but I especially like the sleigh and pressies and the gold accents - very elegant! Thank you so much for sharing this lovely creation with us at the Rudolph Days Challenge!
Rudolph Days Challenge DT

Olga Direktorenko said...

Totally adorable!

Papercrafting Adventures said...

Gorgeous card, omg! Love it!! -Jennifer Svare

artful-notions said...

Oh Bonnie, the 'fiddley' cards are the best! Lovely in every way. From the sweet scene to the detailed gifts, gorgeous!