My Craft Blog

Hi there, my name is Marcia, I am happy to meet you and share my craft makes and ideas with you. I hope you enjoy looking. Please feel free to join my blog and leave me comments, especially if they are helpful ones! I love to learn new craft techniques and am more than happy to share the ones I have found. Thank you for looking.....

Wednesday, 8 January 2014

Winter Blues

I decided to start entering blog challenges again wow!  I have been so busy lately and the amount of time I have been able to devote to crafting has been limited boo hoo!  I have found a couple of challenges which give you two weeks to enter, so that is much better for me!  
I have made this card for the Less is More challenge which asks for Winter Blues and also the Artful Times Challenge where the brief is just for shades of blue.
I used Stampin Up lovely as a Tree stamp set, which is my favourite.  The background is made using the masking tape technique, which I really love with these trees, the inks are Wisteria Wonder, Ballet Blue and Bashful Blue.  The trees are then stamped in Night of Navy. I love how the masking tape gets less tacky the more you use it, creating a slightly different effect every time!  Hope you enjoy looking as much as I did creating. 


  1. A lovely blue winter scene Marcia :) Thank you for joining us at Artful Times and don't worry about the double link
    Von ☺
    if you could turn off verification and choose to moderate comments it would be much appreciated ☺

  2. Thanks Von! Have sorted out the settings!!

  3. This is beautiful Marcia and thank you for joining us at Artful Times. Have deleted the unlinked entry now.

    Love Chrissie x

  4. A lovely tranquil Winter scene for the blue challenge.
    Thank you for visiting my blog.

  5. Your card is simply lovely, I came to your blog via the Less Is More blog but the link didn't work.

    Happy 2014


    1. Hi Kathy, yes I know - sorry mucked it up royally!! I would have changed it but challenge is closed now - let's hope I get it right next time!! Thanks for looking, take care .....

  6. What a beautiful card. So very evocative. Thanks for telling us how you made it as that is one of the rules in being chosen for a winner on our blog challenges. Sadly not everyone reads the rules.
    Hugs, Neet at Artful Times

  7. Love that Marcia, really nice x

  8. A beautiful card with beautiful stamps and a beautiful blue...!