Tuesday, January 8, 2019

SHOPPING OUR STASH #385 - Winter Blues

Hey there and hello!
It's the first challenge of the new year at
The SOS crew is feeling the Winter Blues 
and that just happens to be our challenge this week.
We'd like to see either see Winter themed or predominately blue colored
projects. I managed to create a one. layer. card!
(I know, right? Don't faint!) 

Here's the inside:

 I hadn't planned on adding the stamped border around the edges, but
I managed (twice! this was my second attempt!) to leave a smudge. Again.
I was determined not to scrap yet another card, so I covered my
oops with the border stamp to hide it.
After I thought I finished my card, I decided to add some
Crystal Stickles randomly on the trees, because, why not?

OLC's are my kryptonite, but I managed to make this work. LOL!
Now it's your turn. We'd love to see your take on our 
Winter Blues challenge at Shopping Our Stash. Looking for more inspiration?
Simply check out what my teammies created and leave some bloggy
lovin' while visiting! 
Thanks for stopping by. Have a great day!

I'd like to enter this at:
Simon Says Stamp Wed. Challenge - Something New -new (to me) Katzelkraft stamp

Stamps: Katzelkraft - Winter Scene; STAMPlorations - Mixed Media Grunge; Bo Bunny - Holiday Wishes; Taylored Expressions - In & Out Christmas
Ink: Memento - Paris Dusk; Brilliance - Starlite Silver
CS: Neenah
Accessories: MISTI; Ranger - Crystal Stickles


  1. Beautiful card, yes OLC are my nemisis too.

  2. Great card and I love you have rescued the card by doing a border infact I LOVE the border too!
    Thanks for joining in with our challenge at ABC Christmas Challenge,
    hugs Samantha :0)

  3. One layer rocks! Beautifully done.

  4. holy WOW that is a FAB card and ULTRA bonus ninja points that it is ONE layer!!! love, love, love the border around the edge, i definitely didn't know that it was a leslie-esque "i meant to do that" moment; srsly, it just makes the whole thing perfect! yowza! ♥

  5. Not only a one layer card....a freakin AWESOME one layer card!!!!
    So beautiful, you rocked it!
    Love the border!

  6. Your card is so pretty!
    Sometimes, when we have to cover
    up our mistakes, it makes the card better!

  7. I'd say you tackled your kryptonite and triumphed! Your card is a total stunner and I'm chuffed to bits that you've joined me at Christmas Kickstart for Challenge #1, Jo x

  8. Very elegant card, Chris. I know what you mean about one layer cards and smudges - we become quite expert and adept at covering them up, don't we? It's almost as though the smudge never happened!
    Thank you for sharing this card and joining us at the ABC Christmas Challenge. Lynda :)

  9. Your dark blue silhouette scene is really beautiful Chris! I think the border stamping is very cool and gives the card a bit of a frosty looking edge. Always good when you can save a card! Thanks for sharing wtih us at CAS Christmas!

  10. What a pretty winter forest scene, Chris! Love the addition of the sparkle on the trees and the border works beautifully! Nobody would think it was added to cover a boo boo! Thanks so much for sharing with us at CAS Christmas!

  11. the grunge border looks amazing even if it was to hide a boo boo. I love that deer scene in in dark blue such a great look. thanks for joining us at CAS Christmas :)

  12. Lovely winter scene created in the blue with the silver sentiment added.

  13. Oh and thanks for joining us at CAS Christmas.

  14. Love the blue silhouette! And the border stamp really frames it nicely. Good for you, making a one layer card - they are my nemesis! Thanks so much for joining us at CAS Christmas!

  15. Great one-layer Christmas card! Love how you've added crystal stickles on the tree. Thanks for playing along with us at ABC Christmas Challenge. Looking forward to seeing your creative projects in the future galleries again.

  16. Beautiful card!
    Thanks for playing at the ABC Christmas Challenge!
    Helen x


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