Thoughts of Winter

I know it’s only just Autumn but the image for the Art By MiRan Facebook Challenge is very wintry!

Materials used:SAM_2284(watermarked)
Art By MiRan Digi – Flower Diva Adoncia (See Facebook page for details
stamping card
Copic pens
white fun flock
Hunkydory Snowflake acetate
silver paper
shimmer white paper
Crafters Companion Snowflake Flutter embossing folder
X-cut scalloped oval die
X-cut snowflake die
acrylic greetings stamp
Adirondak black archival ink pad
white paint pen
white A5 card blank

I printed out my image, and two smaller versions to make ACT’s from, then coloured them all in with Copics. I added white fun flock to her stole to make it look fluffy and used a white paint pen to highlight the snowflakes on the image.

I used the stamp and black ink to stamp my greeting at the bottom of the card blank. I embossed a strip of silver paper with the snowflakes embossing folder and attached it across the front of the card and die cut a snowflake from Shimmer White paper. I then used the acetate to make a wrap adhering it to the back of the card and adding a small piece of stick tape to the front underneath where the topper is. Finally I added my topper and the snowflake on top of the acetate.


The ATC’s

As I am typing this post up the sunset is making the sky outside my window a beautiful orange colour and there is a little bat flying around, probably after the last of the flies. It is all very restful after a busy day.

Thank you for popping in. Take care.


I would like to enter my card into the following challenges:
Art by MiRan Facebook Progressive Challenge
Crafty Girls Creations #5
Beccy’s Place October Challenge
Digitally Sweet Challenges #143
Crafting With Friends #7
Ike’sworld Challenges #47 ATC’s with anything goes
Inspiration Destination #53
Penny’s Paper-Crafty Challenge #247
Crafting with an Attitude #8
Outlawz Monday Greetings
Outlawz Friday Colouring Challenge


About Pippa

I started crafting at an early age though not always successfully, my pillowcase tennis dress has, thankfully, disappeared into history. Funnily sewing is not something I enjoy! My favourite crafty activity has to be card making, especially stamping which I have been doing for over 20 years and am still a beginner, there is always something new to learn. I also enjoy knitting and crochet. I am not an artist, cannot even draw a straight line with a ruler, but I love colouring in, which is why stamping appeals so much. I am married, have recently retired from being a part time HLTA at a local village primary school, have two grown up daughters, both married and a mad cat called Finnegan. That, in a nutshell, is me.
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15 Responses to Thoughts of Winter

  1. Lori Thomas says:

    Such a beautiful card and lovely ATC’s, thanks for joining us at Digitally Sweet this month, hugs Lori

  2. Anesha says:

    Lovely card, thanks for taking part in Beccy’s Place challenge.

  3. Beccy Muir says:

    Gorgeous card and gorgeous ATCs Pippa, you did a fabulous job putting them together. I really like the addition of the flocking on her stole, and I also love the colour of her hair. She makes me think of… dare I say it… Elsa from Frozen! Well done.

  4. Oh what a beauty Pippa! Right away I recognize this Art By MiRan digi. The beautiful large eyes gave away. Beautiful coloring and I love the snowflakes background. Thanks so much for sharing with us over at Outlawz Monday Greetings Pippa. Hope to see you again next week.

    Christina Hor
    DT – Outlawz Monday Greetings (my personal blog)

  5. amy says:

    Wonderful job- this image is stunning. Thank you for joining us in our Anything Goes challenge at Penny Paper-Crafty.

  6. Petra says:

    beautiful card, it looks really winterscenery… it makes me wanna shiver haha! thank you for joining octoberchallenge, Petra DT Beccy’s Place

  7. Ginny♥ says:

    Beautiful colouring brilliant card .Thank you for joining us at Ike’s World Challenges good luck Ginny

  8. Sall says:

    So cute and adorable I am in love with these. Thank you for taking the time and sharing your creativity with us Love ‘n’ hugs Sall IkesWorld Challenges DT

  9. IKE says:

    They are very cute and it’s amazing how they look so different in the two colours isn’t it ?
    Thank you very much for coming over to play at IKEsWORLD CHALLENGES and good luck with the voting 🙂

    IKE x

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  10. jmhave44 says:

    A very pretty image, enhanced with your beautiful colors. Really do like the way you’ve done the silver with the snowflake embossing, and the black center border treatment. Lovely card. On the doors: this is a local company that designs, makes & installs the doors. The lady owner does a lot of glass work – handmade stuff, and has some metallic creations too. Impressive, but a lot of it is not to my taste. We did like the doors, though, and it took her quite a while after a design collaboration to get them done and installed (about 6 months or more). the kids had to pay 50% up front, which did not thrill me, but I kept my lips sealed about my thoughts. DH & I liked their old doors, but these are very unusual and fit in with the community’s look of a beach town. Lots of the other houses on their street have these doors, but just different seascapes. TFS & Hugs

  11. Michelle says:

    Very adorable. The image is great.
    Thanks for playing with us at Inspiration Destination.
    Good luck. xxx Michelle (DT)

  12. susan salyer says:

    I love the little images. Beautifully made,Thank you for joining us at Ike’s World Challenges.

  13. Nan says:

    Very very pretty! Thanks for playing with us at Ike’s World Challenge! Nan

  14. I often make ATCs in different colourways – I am always amazed how different they look! This is very pretty image! Thank for sharing with Ike’s World Challenges!

  15. Faith A says:

    A beautiful ATC and such a pretty image. Thank you for joining us at Digitally Sweet!

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