Sunday, January 1, 2023

Celebrate Winter at The Four Seasons Challenge

How is the weather where you live?  Here in the desert, it's much "colder" than normal; but still not super cold like the Northern States (Minnesota, Michigan, Wisconsin, Ohio, etc.) where I grew up.  We're keep "Warm & Cozy" indoors with several cups of espresso every day.  But then again, I have those cups of espresso every day all year round.  (LOL)  All of us over at The Four Seasons Challenge Blog hope you had a merry and blessed Christmas and New Year's Eve, and we wish you a wonderful 2023.  We have a FUN new Winter challenge waiting for you and we hope that you'll come play along with us at The Four Seasons Challenge.  We always enjoy seeing your art.
How pretty is this inspiration photo?  You don't have to copy it exactly or take anything literally.  Perhaps a color, a texture, image or other element sparks your creativity.  It doesn't matter WHAT speaks to you.  You're always welcome to share ANYTHING you choose to create.  Since we're still in the Winter months, your project needs only to be Winter inspired.  That's easy enough, right?  I was inspired by those adorable mittens in the inspiration photo along with the snow elements.
I used an older patterned paper scrap that I found in one of my Winter paper bins.  I liked the teal color and wanted to incorporate that along with a touch of pink.  The mitten dies and the little bow are from Paper Sweeties.  I cut the tops of the mittens from cream wool felt to give some texture, and I glittered them just a bit.  The sentiment is from Stamp Simply Clear Stamps, and the embossing folder is from Tim Holtz/Sizzix.  Some machine stitching and a few little sequins were the finishing touches.
I hope that you'll stop by The Four Seasons Challenge Blog to share your Winter creations with us.  It's always a treat to see your wonderful creativity.  Have a wonderfully creative week, everyone.  Thanks so much for stopping by today.  I always appreciate it more than you know.

I'll be playing along and sharing my mitten card in the following challenges:

Can You Handle the Pressure Challenge - Anything Goes/Snow - Use an Embossing Folder - I used the Tim Holtz Falling Snow Embossing Folder on this card.



  1. Beautiful, Happy New Year, hugs, Lori m

  2. A truly beautiful card Karen, nothing like a good pair of pretty teal mittens and the EB folder is one of my favorites for winter! Our 3 plus feet of snow melted away in just a couple days and our sub zero temps went up to the 50's, crazy weather for sure and to be 60 on Tues., in Michigan in January that is just plain crazy, but I'll take it ;lol! Thanks for joining our challenge at Can You Handle The Pressure too!

  3. BEAUTIFUL mittens Karen! Love the snowy embossed background too! Awesome inspiration! Happy New Year!

    Thanks for sharing this beauty with us over on our CYHTP challenge too! Good Luck!

  4. Such a fun color combo for winter with the frosty teal and pink accent! It turned out so beautifully!

  5. I'm back again, forgot to say HAPPY NEW YEAR!!

  6. Cute card! I need to get that mitten die!

  7. What a delightful card Karen - love how the photo inspired you.
    Happy New Year - may it be one full of God's blessings

  8. Love what you have done with the beautiful inspiration, your card is beautiful.


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