Friday 24 January 2020

Inspired by Sandy Allnock

This card was heavily inspired by one of the Christmas tags that Sandy Allnock created for the 12 tags of Chrismas event at Ellen Hutson's, back in December.

I started out by stamping the houses from the Cozy Christmas set (Essentials by Ellen) in antique linen DI onto a scrap of watercolour cardstock, before realising the Sandy had been using Copics. I decided to just go with it and used my Copics on the watercolour cardstock, using my hex chart to select my colours. I did make the houses on the left and right a bit wider than the stamped image. After I had finished my scene, I added snow using a white Sharpie, trimmed my panel into a tag shape, added a twine bow, and then foam-mounted it to my white card base. I selected a very simple heat embossed sentiment from my ready made sentiments (Christmas word mix 1 stamp and die set, SSS) and popped it up using thin foam tape.

I'm linking up my card at:

ABC Christmas - A ... Anything Christmas goes

ATCAS - #176 Frosty

Shopping Our Stash - #412 Winter Blues

Sparkles - #124 Winter Blues


  1. Cute winter scene tag and so beautifully coloured. Great shadow shading and creating that glow. Thank you for joining us at CAS Christmas.

  2. Love the scene you've created.
    Guest Designer at CAS Christmas

  3. What a wonderful scene, Marianne! I love the rich, deep colors and how you've added shadows of the houses on the snowbank! Thanks so much for sharing this with us at CAS Christmas!

  4. Adorable winter scene, Marianne! Love the depth of colours you've used. Thanks for sharing with us at CAS Christmas!

  5. Fantastic winter scene on your tag, I love your little houses and that amazing sky. Thanks for joining us at CAS Christmas

  6. Very atmospheric scene Marianne - lovely colours and colouring. Thank you for joining us at ABC Christmas Challenge :) Lynda DT

  7. This is gorgeous Marianne. I adore the little scene you have created. Thank you so much for sharing your lovely creation with us at Sparkles Monthly Challenges.
    Cathy DT Member xxxx 😍😍😍😘😘😘

  8. Cute tag! Thank you for sharing with us at The Sparkles Monthly Challenge

  9. Gorgeous card and snowy scene! Thanks so much for joining us at Sparkles Monthly.
    Tammy x

  10. What a wonderful creation combining the challenges. I can almost hear the quiet of the snow in this frosty, beautiful scene. Thanks so much for playing with us at Addicted To CAS.

  11. I wish there had been winter scenes like this... but who knows what February will bring. Anyhow, this card is a winner!