Thursday 8 January 2015

New Goodies!!


I hope you are all well. 

I was very excited to open up a parcel yesterday that contained my new goodies from Lawn Fawn. Stitched Hillside Border dies, Joy to the Woods stamps and coordinating dies.

As soon as I received my package, I wanted to create something for Darnell's new NBUS challenge and then used the mood board over at Lawnscaping to give me inspiration.

Here is my card -

Side Note: You are probably wondering why an Aussie girl would like to make snow scenes using birch trees, foxes and cardinals? Well, for me it's nice to dream of cooler weather at Christmas time and I have fun using these little images even though they aren't related to an Australian Christmas. PLUS! I have friends overseas who will get cards like this and quite relative to their own climate.

I've used vellum before when making a shaker card and I have seen vellum used a LOT when checking out Lawn Fawn cards. It makes sense to - by using vellum in the forest scene, you can create a nice subtle background with a bit of field of depth. 

I've coloured my images in with my Spectrum Noir markers. My green ornaments have been covered with an obscene amount of glossy accents!

I also have a new resolution for 2015 being to decorate the inside of my cards. I'm soooo lazy when it comes to doing that. It's a shame because I go to so much trouble for the front of the card so why not got that little bit extra and make the inside a little prettier?

I had a lot of fun making this. It was quite fiddly and had stacks of die cuts to use but I really did enjoy it.

TIP : While placing my birch tree dies in and behind my vellum and snow drifts, I took a photo with my phone when I was happy with the placement. Then I could refer back to the photo when it came time to glue everything down and especially if I had inadvertently moved something.

Here are the challenges that I would like to enter my card into -

Dies R Us - Anything Goes with a twist - Use something new

Thanks so much for looking xx


  1. what a fabulous scene you have created here-so much work has gone into this and yet it still have a CAS feel to it x

  2. This is a fab scene Kylie, so much depth and detail yet still v clean and crisp. :)

  3. fabulous as ever Kylie! I love your cards and the 3D effect, is amazing! Hazel x

  4. What a gorgeous Card Kylie! I love the depth and perfect scene you created.
    Hope 2015 is wonderful for you.
    Huge Hugs Mau xx
    off to send you a private little message now :o)

  5. What an awesome card, Kylie! The depth you've created with your layout is totally amazing! You are welcome to come and experience a Canadian winter any time you'd like. However, let me warn you...over the last few days we've had wind chills into the high minus 40's!!! Today it's a balmy minus 30 with the wind chill :)

  6. Kylie, fabulous winter scene card! Beautiful display of dimension with all of the layers on it. Thanks for joining the Dies R Us January, "Anything Goes With a NEW Twist".

  7. This is just fabulous Kylie! LOVE the scene you have created! Thanks so much for playing in our ‘ANYTHING GOES with a *NEW* TWIST’ challenge at Dies R Us! Please come back again soon!

    Darlene (DRU Blog Leader)

  8. Lovely card and love your scene!

  9. Love the sweet and adorable scene :)

  10. Beautiful scene! The vellum is perfect to use in the background! This is so, so cute! Thanks for playing along with us at Lawnscaping!! :)

  11. Your card looks amazing - I love all the depth! I recently ordered that set as well and am looking forward to it arriving - you have inspired me LOL! xx

  12. Wow! Beautiful card! I love the scene you made, the layers and dimension is incredible! Thanks for playing the Lawnscaping Challenge!

  13. Dang, that's brilliant, Kylie! This scene is really terrific without the vellum and I never would have thought of it, but now that I've seen it and the depth it creates, your sweet scene rises to a whole new level! Whoever said "it's all about the details," wasn't kidding! Thank you for that lesson and the tip about taking a photo ~ genius, especially at my age! And thank you so much for playing in my NBUS Challenge!! Hugs, Darnell

  14. Gorgeous sweet card with beautiful it!!! Thanks so much for joining us at Dies R Us this month for the challenge! Please come back soon!:-)

  15. oh this is BEAUTIFUL!! i LOOOOOOOVE those birch trees in front of and behind the vellum!!! sooooo pretty!! and that fox is just ADORABLE!! what a soft, and serene card!! and i LOVE that you decorated the inside too!! (something i neglect BIG TIME! ha!) thank you for playing along over at the Lawnscaping Challenge blog! :)

  16. This card is just amazing, love all the detail you put into it. Your coloring is fabulous, and I am going to try and take your lead by doing more with the inside of my cards. Thanks for playing the Lawnscaping Challenge


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