Tuesday, 1 January 2019

Winter wonderland with houses

Hello everyone and happy new year to you!!!

Today it's not just the start of the new year but the start of a new challenge at the Country View Challenges called: Landscape or Cityscape. As you see, I made a card with a wintry cityscape or rather a townscape.

To make this card, I cut out a rectangle and coloured them with Ranger Distress inks.

Then with the snowflake background die I created a snowfall on my card. For this, I used the Winder Wonderland Sizzix Thinlits die.

Then I adhered this on a white card base with glue.

From white cardstock, I cut out the houses with the Sizzix Townscape die and the snowdrift with the Sizzix Home For The Holidays Thinlits die.

I arranged them on the card, I took a photo that I used when I attached them to the card permanently. 

I put a layer of DecoArt Snow-tex on the snowdrift but you can use Ranger Grittpaste as well.

I adhered grey cardstock pieces behind the houses with glue and from the same grey cardstock I cut out the birds using the Sizzix Scarecrow die set.

I inked the edges of the houses with Antique Linen and with Gathered Twigs the card edges.

I spattered the whole card with white acrylic paint.

What I used:

Sizzix On-The-Edge die, Townscape by Tim Holtz

Sizzix Thinlits die, Home For The Holiday by Tim Holtz

Sizzix Thinlits die, Winter Wonderland by Tim Holtz

Sizzix Thinlits die, Scarecrow by Tim Holtz

Idea-Ology, Small Talk Sticker Book, Occasions

Ranger Distress ink pads (Antique Linen, Weathered Wood, Tumbled Glass, Stormy Sky, Frayed Burlap)

DecoArt Snow-Tex paste


Kraft paper


If you have a project with cityscape or landscape, please don't hesitate to join our January challenge where you can win a £20 voucher.


  1. Love it, Monika! The snow stencil and grit paste add that winter touch perfectly!
    Happy New Year!

  2. This is wonderful Monika, I love the touch of snow too! Have a very Happy New Year, Sue x

  3. Such a lovely snowy scene Monika...apparently there is a cold snap on it's way here! Happy new year xx

  4. Happy New Year. Great project Monika. I love your snowy scene

  5. What a lovely little cityscape, dear Monika! It´s a real winter wonderland!
    Happy New Year! Big hugs Evelyn

  6. Love this ! Happy New Year !
    Corrie x

  7. Awesome make - I love this Monika! Happy 2019! Hugs rachel x

  8. Ooh, lovely texture for the snow and I love how you've used the cut-out die to create even more texture in the sky.
    Alison x


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