Tuesday, January 12, 2021

Wildlife in the Winter Forest

 Hello my friends and Happy Tuesday!

Yesterday I was busy working on some card orders but earlier in the day I had spotted the new challenge over on the Let's Squash It Challenge Blog and I just had to create a card before calling an end to my crafting day.  As you can see below, their theme this time around is 'Use an Embossing Folder and an Animal'. 

OMG I could have gone in so many different directions with this theme ... maybe I'll get a chance to create again before their challenge ends but today it's all about seeing those beautiful deer in the snow covered forests (woods as we call them) this time of year.


I've used the Tim Holtz 'Falling Snow' embossing folder for my main background and also tore a scrap of white card stock to create a snowy ground cover.   My tree is by Dee's Distinctively 'Pine Tree Lg' (IME-163) and I've added 'snow' with a white jelly roll pen.  The deer is by Paper Rose 'Reindeer1' (#16584).  The icicle strip across the top was created using a scrap of white card stock and a very old Martha Stewart punch.  My background paper (though you can't see much of it) is from a 12x12 sheet of 'pine branches' designer paper.

I was thinking, not only is this a great holiday card but I think it would make a perfect Masculine Wintertime Birthday card too ... what do you think?

Challenges to share in:

52 Christmas Card Throwdown - January Colours

 Addicted to CAS Challenge #188 - Emboss
Cardz 4 Guys Challenge #262 - Let It Snow
Christmas Kickstart Challenge #46 - Such a Deer!

Thanks so much for stopping by!
Please stay safe & healthy!! 

As always . . .


  1. This is a clean look and I love the tree die! You aced the challenge my friend!

  2. A beautiful card. Love that deer and the embossing. [Bunny]

  3. I think either winter, Christmas, or Birthday - beautiful card!

  4. A gorgeous card,love the scene.xxx

  5. You aced this challenge as well as the other two! Your stag is stately in the snowy woods. Beautiful, Darlene!

  6. Brilliant take on the challenge, love the stag and the snow is stunning. ♥♥♥

  7. I love this card. It is truly beautiful.

  8. What a fantastic winter wonderland you have create here!! I especially love that crooked tree!! Thanks for playing along with our "let it snow" challenge over at Cardz 4 Guyz!!

  9. Pretty wooded scene, I love the gel pen for snow on the tree!

  10. Great card - so glad you went in this direction! Thanks for playing at Let's Squash It! Jo x BTW, this would fit in nicely at Christmas Kickstart too.

  11. Beautiful card, Darlene! I love your snowy sky and the icicles along the top is such a great idea! Thanks so much for playing along with us at Addicted to CAS!

  12. What a beautiful card you made :-)) I like how you take my colours!
    Thank you for playing with us at 52CCT. I hope we see you next week, too.

  13. A wonderful winter scene! Thanks for playing along with us at Addicted to CAS!

  14. Your magnificent stag looks so majestic standing in this snowy scene, a perfect masculine card. Thanks for sharing at Cardz4Guyz. :)

  15. No matter which direction you chose, you would have ended up with a beautiful card. Love the masculine feel of this card. Makes a wonderful Christmas card, but also an awesome masculine card for any occasion!
    Enjoy your day, and keep safe and well.
    ♥ Lena
    Lena’s Creations

  16. Great card - love the embossed background.

    Thanks for joining us at Cardz 4 Guyz.

    Helen x

  17. Elegantly gorgeous. Love your pristine snow, regal deer and gorgeous quirky tree. Thanks for joining the fun at Let's Squash It! and Christmas Kickstart. Hugz


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