Day 5 ~ Joyful Winter!

 Hi friends!

Oh how I love snow!
It holds a magical, memorable place in my heart of growing up in Europe
and the adventures my brother and I had :)
I can still close my eyes and see it all ♥

We have a snowy mountain vacation planned for this Christmas
but with Covid19, it just might be on hold ...
Like most of us, plans are at a standstill until we know it's safe

Onward to the next class at the #OCCSpringCardCamp card class ....

This one was taught by the talented Debby Hughes.
That Debby from Lime Doodle Design - she is so inspiring! 
When I have that (rare) free moment, I love watching her YouTube videos ..
they are so relaxing and serene and her cards are so beautifully done. 

Well ... I'm calling my cards today the Old College Try!
I tried.  That's it.

 For my 'stencil', I didn't have the one anywhere close to what I needed
to I did the next best thing and used a die cut. 
I created the sentiments from a Lawn Fawn stamp set 'winter village'
and spritzed it when dry with a little hint of Ink on 3, 
a gift from my friend Jeanette.

And done and done!

I'm SUPER excited for the next class set of cards ....
and hopefully I won't sit in the corner long for these two!
I adored the class and the watercoloring process ~ just not the result.
It looks a little like a fallen tree in the middle of a lake - LOL!
I'm posting anyway because it's all about learning
 ~ love it or not ~
and finding that happy medium ♥

Thanks for stopping by!
Big hugs, bigger blessings!


  1. Love your winter cards, so beautiful! Stay safe, hugs, Valerie

  2. Two super cards, Kelly. Great designs and what a lovely shade of blue. xx

  3. Two gorgeous cards Kelly, I love the colour you've used for the wintery feel.

    Sue xx

  4. I like them both! It's cool to see a variation of a card with 1 element - Love the color too!


  5. Both of your cards are gorgeous. Love the blue color.

  6. I love both your cards, Kelly. Great technique!
    xxx Margreet

  7. Brrr - your cards look so cold with the blue background Kelly - they look very wintery to me! Great backgrounds!!
    Stay safe

  8. Beautiful Christmas cards Kelly, lovely images and colours, Kate x

  9. I think these are great! What a great idea to make a stencil from the die cut, a twofer! Very creative.

  10. I love these icy blue watercolored beauties, Kelly!! Awesome designs!