Monday, January 1, 2018

Peony Birthday Wishes...STAMPlorations CUTplorations January 2018 Challenge


I'm joining our wonderful Shery and all the STAMPlorations gals in wishing you:

May you be blessed with health, joy, peace, love throughout this year..and an abundance of crafting time, too!

Speaking of 'crafting'....

Welcome to STAMPlorations CUTplorations January 2018 Challenge, where our wonderful and talented Maria has this fantastic photo to spark inspiration...

The gorgeous sky, the trees, the snowy landscape: truly stunning! What's most fabulous about the photo, for me, is that it could easily have been taken mere kilometers from where we live. We are very much blessed to be surrounded by incredibly beautiful scenery...

I opted to focus on the colours for my card, and after allllll the Christmas cards I made, reaching for a pretty stencil and my distress inks was delightfully refreshing! 

Please visit the rest of my talented teammates to see their wonderful CUTplorations creations, then bring your STAMPlorations dies out and play along with us! Prizes to be had, my friends...fabulous prizes! Please check out the CUTplorations Challenge Rules here. The linky is open until the end of the day January 31.

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Thank you for dropping by!

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  1. So beautiful. Your 'hood must be amazing! All the best for the new year, teamie.

  2. Gorgeous use of the stencil, where you live must be stunning.
    Happy New Year. :)

  3. A truly beautiful use of the inspiration! I love the bold colors with all of the white - wonderfully fresh! Happy New Year to you!!

  4. What a wonderful take on that gorgeous Inspirations Photo Carol. That flower is stunning and finished fabulously with the brightly coloured Birthday die and the white wishes.

  5. Happy New Year, Carol. I look forward to another year of your delightful, beautiful and wonderful creations. I also look forward to the love and joy you share for life, your family and creating! This is a beautiful start to the new year. Look at the wonderful blends you achieved! So pretty and makes me smile. Thank you so much I happiest of New Years to you! Hugs!

  6. Such a gorgeous flower card inspired by the image.
    Happy New Year, teamie!

  7. Fresh, soft and lovely, Carol ... with such fabulous impact! Hugs, Anita :)

  8. LOVE that beautiful peony stencil. Absolutely gorgeous with the colours you've used Carol! Happy New Year! xx

  9. Awesome interpretation! I am truly envious of where you live. You know I love the outdoors, although right now I don't envy you for your freezing temperatures. Its quite cold enough for me here....

  10. That big peony looks fantastic decked out in sunset colors! Absolutely adore this card!

  11. Ms. Stencil Queen does it again. Lovely blending, Carol.