Challenge: Winter Stamping

Winter isn’t just coming – it’s fully here! With the holidays behind us and spring seeming so far away, let’s focus on the season at hand. Will you stamp a snowy scene? Try a new use for a snowflake stamp? Perhaps be inspired by the colors of winter in your ink choices… however you decide to get stamping, we hope you’ll join in the challenge and share.

Winter is the season that Barbara prefers!


I like everything: the snow, the cold and sunny days, the colors. For this challenge I am in my comfort zone, I chose red and aqua for my color palette, a little unusual, a little vintage, as the stamps that I used. To create my little diorama I used an Ikea frame, and it was a real fun work! To change its look I used my favorite acrylic, Distress Paints and the last born in the family of Distress, the new sprays! Reindeer, snowflakes and a touch of glitter have completed my winter landscape!

Sandra Mouwen loves winter themed crafting.

Yes, I do love winter themed projects, but I’m so not a fan of winter weather! Although making a snowman is lots of fun. I made the blue background based on a Tim Holtz tag. I loved that technique and wanted to play with it again. The Snowman is cut out of Kraft cardstock and colored it in with a few Distress Markers. On top of that I used Wink of Stella Glitter Pen to make it sparkle like snow.

Suzz created angel wings of snow.


I have been coveting the Sizzix Textured Fades snowflake die and was lucky enough to find it among my Christmas gifts. I love the feathery edges and effect with the embossing which inspired my angel wings. I layered gesso with Ranger Distress Stain Sprays – Milled Lavender & Brushed Pewter to give a soft color to my wings. I turned it into a wall hanging for my daughter to hang in her room for inspiration.

I (May) was inspired by a wintery blue color palette in my art journal this week.

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This crafty girl stamp got me thinking… is she a winter crafter? Does she (like me) get more done in the winter months in her studio space? Thinking about this idea got me journaling for sure, and the combination of my Dina Wakley paints and my new Finetec watercolor paints was really fun here! I love the results- and I’m inspired to try more projects with this lovely stamp of mine.

Michelle is reminded of a winter tale by Hans Christian Andersen.


I associate winter with cold. Bitter cold. I remembered the story of the Little Match Girl, and created matchbook notebooks with my Martha Stewart Scoring Board and my Tiny Attacher.

Meihsia was inspired to create a winter scene with a snowman on her art journal page.

I wanted to create a snow scene on my art journal page since there was no snow this winter in Dallas and I really missed it. I watercolored the background with Distress Spray Stain, and stamped the snowman using Tim Holtz Cling Rubber Stamp Halftone Christmas. Then I created the snow using Modeling Paste.

Ashli was inspired to scrap her daughter’s birthday.


What better way to start on a layout all about a Frozen themed birthday party than with some winter stamping? To begin, I used some Hero Arts Chalk ink in blue to stamp on some lovely Birch Trees. I followed this up with a touch of Gold and then finished things off with some Maggie Holmes Chipboard. I love the way the winter stamping accents my theme!

Emma’s winter wonderland came to life after watching the movie Frozen.


With the song “Let It Go” stuck in my mind, I knew that I wanted to capture an icy blue, frosty feel to my tag and began by stamping an embossed white background using the Tim Holtz Holiday Knit stamp. I built up my winter scene by stamping the Blueprint Snowman and colouring it with Distress Markers before surrounding it with die cut Holiday Greens and adding a Flash Card.

Andrea stamped on a dis-assembled snowman die to make some snazzy polka dots.


I have always loved the wonky lines of Tim Holtz’s snowman die, so I thought I’d re-purpose the snowman into polka dots to decorate a notebook. Hopefully the snowman doesn’t mind taking on another form! I covered his snowy whiteness with some text stamps (Purely Random and Paper Artsy HP 1211), and added some black gesso for that extra bit of oomph.

Anna-Karin loves to make snowy winter scenes.

This week I wanted to make a cold winter night time scene using Hero Art’s gorgeous Forest stencil and Ranger’s Texture Paste. The background is painted with Dina Wakley’s acrylic paints. For a finishing sparkly snow touch, I used Prima Frosted Mica Flakes.

Mona was inspired to stamp a winter wonderland on a picture frame.


I love to alter home decor pieces and this challenge inspired me to do just that. I collaged tissue wrap to the frame to create a base then from there, I applied stormy sky Distress Paint followed with randomly stamped / heat embossed Grunge Flakes. For added interest and design, I used Texture Paste along with the Latticework stencil. A die cut crackled Stacked Snowflake was added to complete the project.

For more inspiration click on our design team’s blog links so you can see more photos (and full supply lists) for their projects. Leave them a little comment love while you’re there so they know how they’ve inspired you too, if you’re so inclined.


As always, Simon Says Stamp is giving away a $50 gift voucher that will go to a random entry chosen by random generator. To qualify all you need to do is create a new project that ties in (in any way!) with our theme and post it, along with a link back to this challenge, and add a link here. This challenge will end at 11:59pm on Sunday January 25th Eastern time. We will also be choosing some of our entries to put in the spotlight – a special honor where we talk about why we loved that entry in particular and award a special badge too! For the full rules, read the “challenge rules” posted in the side-bar here on our blog.



  1. Lovely Challenge and inspiration! Thank you so much for having a challenge blog for everyone to play at! :-)



  2. Thank you for the opportunity to participate in this challenge. I love Winter also, I live in MIchigan so we get lots of snow Everyone has done such a beautiful job. I’m afraid Barbara I made a mistake. I put mine up twice in error I’m new at this also and I’m also learning my way around the computer (and I’m not very good at it). I tried to delete one of my entries and I thought I did it but it’s still up on the board Thanks you…

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