Christmas Wishes with Happy Scenes

Ahhhhh… we finally have some fall-like weather here in SW Florida.  Windows and doors are wide open and the breeze is coming through, and I can really appreciate my hot cup of coffee on the lanai in the morning.  I guess I’ve finally become “conditioned” for the hot Florida weather because I was a little cold on Monday night.  I had to get out my long fleece bathrobe and slippers and it was only low 60’s.  That’s a real rarity here, but much loved!

My card was made over the weekend, and it was hot and humid then, so I had to count on a scene with snow to give me a mental sense of cooler weather.


My card was inspired by the amazing Jennifer Timko’s ‘freshly made” and wonderfully versatile sketch for this week’s Freshly Made Sketches challenge.  Her snowflake on the sketch really inspired me to made a winter scene of some kind, so I chose the winter scene from the “Happy Scenes” stamp set.

FMS214 Jen Timko


I used the little corner stamp with snowflakes to create a soft border around the card, and a couple larger snowflakes with rhinestones colored little blue scattered around the scene.  Using a little Soft Sky and a sponge, I colored the sky a soft blue before stamping the image.  I inked the line on the stamp with a Smoky Slate marker and stamped it on my card stock so I would know where the sky should be, and after daubing the blue, I re-inked the stamp using Mossy Meadow and Soft Suede markers, with a little Smoky Slate for the shadow at the base of the tree.  And then, I, Cindy “glitter face” Hall, added lots of Dazzling Diamonds for the sparkly snow.  🙂



I played around with buttons, candy dots, brads and anything I could try to “anchor” the sentiment flag, but couldn’t find anything that didn’t over-power the sentiment and image, so I created simple faux stitching with a white gel pen.

This is my favorite kind of Christmas card… quick, easy and mail-able!

Thanks. Jennifer, for the wonderful inspiration with this sketch!  I hope everyone will find inspiration in the sketch and the “Clean Team’s” creations at Freshly Made Sketches and play along with us this weekend!

Happy Thanksgiving and Happy Stamping!


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  1. Terri

    Cindy I love how you used the corner stamp to make a border around your card. So pretty and elegant card.

  2. Valenyna

    WOW!!! Cindy this is totally adorable!!! Love the scene and snow, OMG, and snowflakes frame. So beautiful!

  3. Dana

    Perfectly lovely card Cindy. It reminds me a bit of a shaker card. Everything is so perfectly balance and the card leaves me with a sense of serenity.

  4. Jen Timko

    Oh, this winter scene is what I want winter to look like! Sparkly, gorgeous and so happy! Cindy, you really outdid yourself here!

  5. Jen Brum

    What a gorgeous card Cindy! I love that circle! It reminds me of a snow globe! It’s just beautiful! Love the glitter! I must keep that nickname in mind!!! Love the snowflakes around the edge as well! Perfect for Christmas!

  6. Jen Mitchell

    You poor thing with your fleece bathrobe. It was in the low 60s here today and I had a short sleeved t-shirt on! LOL! At least you haven’t forgotten what snow is all about with your fun little snowy scene! The round image and the sparkly snow sort of reminds me of a snow globe. What a great card!

  7. Penny Hanuszak

    Cindy this is by far one of the nicest Christmas cards this season, and has now become one of my favourites. I love the simplicity of the scene, the white on white, and the gentle touch of snowflakes around the border on the tope layer. I think your sentiment stands alone and didn’t need anything else to anchor it to the card. Sometimes it’s just nice to go without all the embellishments and go for a plainer look. It certainly works on this beautiful card. Happy Thanksgiving and thanks for sharing!

  8. Kim S

    This is lovely! I love the window out to the snowy scene, and the soft snowflake frame.

  9. Narelle Farrugia

    ooohhhh i love this card Cindy! I’ve been back three times to look at it as it’s so pretty! I love the little scene you’ve created and the stars are a wonderful touch!

  10. KarrenJ

    Oh, this is such a beautiful shaker card! The glitter is perfect, Miss Glitter Face 🙂

  11. Linda Callahan

    This is beautiful! I love all of your glittery goodness!

  12. Susi

    This card is simply stunning, Cindy! From the beautiful, glittery “snow” to the light, snowflake border and everything in between – sheer perfection!

  13. Tonya Denton

    Just another example why I have been a follower of yours for the past couple of years! You are so talented Cindy! I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this card! It just so PERFECT in every way! Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours! 🙂

  14. Amy O'Neill

    Oh, this is beautiful, Cindy! I love this pretty scene, and the glittery snow steals the show. Have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

  15. Bobbi Miller

    Ahhh……another Cindy “glitter-face” special! You crack me UP! What a gorgeous card though. As always, it is spot on and I love the colors. This is one of my favorite stamp sets. Love those trees and your coloring/sponging is great. It’s a special card, made by a very special lady. Happy Thanksgiving my friend. Have a wonderful time with your hubby and family. I love you! 🙂 XO

  16. Gerri K

    I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this card!!!
    Hope you don’t mind if I CASE it.

  17. Robin Feicht

    Wow, gorgeous! Really like you glitter snow.

  18. LeAnne

    Gorgeous! CASEing this one for sure! Have a great Thanksgiving!

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