16 December 2013

Walkin' in a Winter Wonderland...

Hi everyone and welcome. Tonight I'm giving you a night off seeing my '12 Tags' inspired cards (even though there's another one done!) and as promised am going to share my final entry to Tim Holtz' 12 Tags of 2013 challenge, the December tag challenge. And it's not a tag - that's not a surprise, but it's not a card either! You may want to grab a mug of hot chocolate and settle down as this is photo heavy, simply because there's so much of it. The upside is I won't be waffling much. So here it is...

You may have seen my little house before HERE. It includes stencilling with Distress Glitters, patina'd tinsel and chalkboard windows.
Well now it has somewhere to sit.

At the bottom of the garden is a skating pond.

And here are some of the Clearly for Art/Frosted Film poinsettias, resplendent with paint splatters and Stickles centres.
They sit on a bed of foliage (holly and mini pine trees).

Use the same method for the skating pond, inking with Cornflower Blue Archival Ink and sitting it on a base of Stormy Sky Distress Paint.

The snow uses Wendy Vecchi's idea of mixing her white embossing paste with Rock Candy Distress Glitter, and if you overlap it with the edge of the pond it looks even more realistic.

A huge thank you to my wonderful friend Anne for the ice skates, a pair of which have been carelessly abandoned by the previous occupant.

The Idea-ology woodlands trees have been sprayed with Dirty Martini Dylusions, inked at the base with Coffee Archival Ink and finished with a coat of Peeled Paint Distress Glitter.

Let's progress up the snow covered garden towards the house...

where we see a snowman and tinsel covered tree awaits...

turning to take one last glance back down to the pond.

The decorated tree has more of that patina'd tinsel to match the bouquet on the roof.

The snowman is just a couple of polystyrene balls covered in more paste snow and trimmed according to tradition.

And here's the house in all its glory.

More poinsettias have been planted around the house.

I love the way they look against the glittered brick wall.

Remind me to invest in a hot glue gun next time - Glossy Accents will do the job but takes quite a while to dry.

This is now going to grace the mantle piece over the festive season and a few treats may just get hidden inside the house.
And that's it for Tim's tags for 2013. Haven't we learned so many things along the way.

Having spent so much time on this I'm entering this into;

I'll be back tomorrow with the next card for The Funkie Junkie's challenge,
but for now take care of yourselves. Jenny xxx


  1. wonderful...absolutely wonderful.
    I love it!

  2. Wow Wow Wow Jenny. I love how you've transformed your house into a Winter Wonderland. Fantastic. Hugs Rita xxx

  3. So cute, Jenny - what a winter wonderland you've created! I love the skates abandoned by the icy pond, and the poinsettias look amazing! Fabulous take on Tim's inspiration - what a treat!
    Alison xx

  4. Wow! Jenny this is fantastic. A Christmas Statement piece to delight every year. I can only imagine the time and all the learning along the way. Again wow!

  5. Ohh wow, Jenny! Love your winter wonderland you've created! The little hous is so sweet and the trees with the lake and the frosted flowers! SOOOOOO pretty! Hugs, Sandra

  6. Hi Jenny, how beautiful is this!!!
    groetjes, Sabine

  7. It's fabulous Jenny and I love all the gorgeous and ingenious details you've included, the little house is so cute too! Can't wait to see your things in CS :D! Chris xx

  8. What a terrific idea it all says Christmas Scene through and through

    Love Chrissie x

  9. This really made me smile Jenny! So much detail, love the snow and the pond is fabulous and your poinsettias are all stunning. What a fabulous little scene! Hugs, Anne x

  10. My, this is so enchantingly cute, Jenny!

    I used to make landscape models for my HB when he was playing table top strategy games...so I enjoy your wonderful make even more - knowing how difficult it is to make a pond look like your pond. It's brilliant!

    I hope nothing will disturb the wonderful piece and joy in this little scenery (no hordes of orcs or goblins troops invading it ;)!

    Thank you for this wonderful X-mas wonder!

    Hugs and have a merry X-mas!
    Claudia x

  11. Oh! WOW! Jenny this is just so wonderful. Everything is perfect down to those little skates. I have an open fire but no mantelpiece however that would look terrific on my sideboard.
    Hubby has a model Railway, I might just need to use a few of his trees, I could use some crushed Tin Foil for the water and have a go at a winter scene.
    Just need to find some time, I have been saying "no" to orders and requests from people to do things for them. You never know I might just mange.
    Have a wonderful day

    Patricia xxx

  12. Hi Jenny, I want to spend Christmas in your little house complete with its lovely snowy garden Mr snowman and frozen pond. All those lovely poinsettia really stand out amongst the trees and snow this is a lovely project. Hugs Mo x

  13. Wow, wow, and wow again, Jenny! Love your little village - so clever with all it's parts. I already told you how much I love the house, and now the snow and the skiing pond have me in awe. What a cool home de piece you have created here. Thanks so much for sharing it with us!


  14. A little oasis of winter wonderland Jenny. Everything twinkly, sparkly and very frosty. Perfect for Christmas.

    Warm crafty hugs from Shirl x x

  15. I was here yesterday to look at this and I've fully recovered from my fall to the floor. This is AWESOME!! Oh my goodness...how much fun is this. I love that little house and the shimmer of the ice and those trees...fantastic job. :D
    Lis x

  16. And so it is a Winter Wonderland! This is one fabulous homemade Christmas decoration! That skating pond is simple amazing as in every little frosty detail! Love this! Hugs!

  17. Absolutely stunning - the flowers are great but I love the snowy scene you've created and all the deatil in the pond and discarded skates. Wonderful!! Have a Merry Christmas xx

  18. Jenny - this is out of this world delicious! Love the Poinsettias and the little pond. I think everyone love miniatures and I do love living in a little world!
    Merry Christmas.

  19. How fabulous is this Jenny, so original and creative and a wonderful Christmas decor piece that would grace any Christmas sideboard. What a fantastic take on Tim's original! The poinsettias look incredible and it also looks as if you had loads of fun with it!!

  20. My goodness Jenny, that is so amazing! You are so inventive. What a fantastic festive display! Do wrap it carefully after Christmas, ready for next year won't you?! :D xx

  21. How can I even find suitable words to describe how gorgeous this is! This festive assemble is just amazing, spectacular and simply stunning! xxx

  22. Oh my gosh, how creative and inventive you are my friend, such an incredibly beautiful work of art. I adore it.
    hugs {brenda} x0x

  23. Love your festive scene - truly imaginative! Thank you for joining in with us at Country View Crafts this month x Happy New Year!

  24. I'm in awe! I jumped here from the Frilly and Funkie blog and forgot to drink my coffee, I have been so entranced by your creativity and stunning talent. You are my new favourite to stalk , lol...so much to see here.


Thank you so much for stopping by and leaving your comments - they are really appreciated. Jenny xxx

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