JAI # 125 – Just Add Winter

Brrrrrrrrr – well I think we are all feeling the chills of Winter around here.  So this is the perfect challenge for this time of year.  Just Add Winter.

When I was thinking about what I was going to do for this challenge – I instantly thought of a card with snow all over it……or a snow man or……..skiing or something.  But the more I thought about it – I realised that Snow – although it’s a winter thing – was not part of the type of winter I was used to. 

I mean, the place I come from – the middle of the North Island of NZ gets really really cold.  As I used to walk to bus stop to catch the school bus – I used to stop along the way to break the ice on top of all the puddles – so by the time I got to school my toes were frozen.  

Then after leaving school – I used to drive to work – on very cold foggy foggy mornings – where you could not see more than a few feet in front of you.  I did not have a heater in my little car and had to use a rag to wipe the window as I went.

And where I grew up – sometimes the ground in the morning is so thick with frost that it is as white as white. 

So as I put these projects together I was mainly thinking about the feeling of the coldness, freezing rosy cheeks, running nose, the dew that settles on cars, trees or grass, frosting of the windows and the white breath that comes out on those very cold mornings.  That is what winter means to me.

Here are my Just Add Winter Projects.

I made a couple of little luminaries and a matching card.  I’ve used colours that to me depict winter.

Winter is the perfect time to create so we hope you join us this week!   Visit Just Add Ink to see what the Design Team has put  together or to post your own creations.

This pic shows the glitter that I added to the card that kinda looks like frost to me.


28 Responses to JAI # 125 – Just Add Winter

  1. Trish says:

    Stunning Stunning Stunning!!! These are so pretty 🙂

  2. Kim Badelt says:

    Oh these are so lovely Chantell. I love the light shining through the trees, and the card is just a fabulous use of the pine tree stamp. And I love that little touch of sparkle too 🙂

  3. Pesc says:

    Very beautiful! I love that!

  4. stamplicious says:

    Gorgeous! I love this collection and those candle holders are so very clever!

  5. This is such a beautiful project, Chantell. You make the ‘coolest’ stuff.

  6. Gail says:

    Hi there, some friends and I are planning our Christmas party for our Stampin’ Up group and saw these great luminaries that we would like to use as the table decorations. We were wondering if you are providing a tutorial on how to make them. We LOVE these. Looking forward to hearing from you. And yes, we are already thinking about Christmas!

    • chantell16 says:

      Hi Gail, That’s fantastic – Thank you and yes, I will work on a Tutorial for you. I agree it’s time to start thinking about Christmas and getting all your Craft projects, cards and decorations underway.

    • Caryl says:

      do you have a tutorial for the luminaries? I would love to make them- they are so simple yet elegant

  7. linda willmuth says:

    Did you ever have time to do a tutorial on the Christmas tree luminaries? Hope so, and would love to have it. Thanks

  8. Marcie says:

    Hi, I’d like to have the link to the tutorial for your ‘Just Add Winter’ projects too. I LOVE them and am excited to make them! Thanks 🙂

  9. Nancy says:

    Just saw your beautiful luminaries on Pinterest. What a wonderful resource! Any chance you have a tutorial like people have asked about here previously? I’m at na1nner@yahoo.com (that’s a “one”).
    Thanks for the inspiration.

    Nancy in Michigan

  10. Diana says:

    I’d love the tutorial on the luminaries as well, if you have time. They are beautiful!!

  11. Adrina says:

    Love those luminaries. Is it possible to get the tutorial or view it somewhere? My email bandiga@hotmail.com
    Thans you so much.

  12. Celia says:

    Amazing cards, loved the thought behind them too. They are really stunning and thank you for showing.

  13. Lindy says:

    Love love love! Do you mind sharing the luminary directions? Email address is lindyluya@verizon.net. Thanks!

  14. Brenda says:

    Can you tell me how to make the luminaries? Thanks

  15. Brenda says:

    By the way the set is beautiful!

  16. Jeannie says:

    I love these! Can you send me a link, please?

  17. Connie says:

    Was wondering if your luminaries had bottoms. Would you share the tutorial for these?

  18. B says:

    Love JAI#125! I just saw the luminaries on pintrest. Can you post/provide measurements for the luminaries? I would love to attempt these! Ty so much for your inspiration.

  19. Love them, that is my favorite stamp set. Please send tutorial lovestamping@outlook.com

  20. Vivian says:

    Would love to have the tutorial for the luminaries. Thanks so much. They are beautiful

  21. Heather says:


    Here is the link to the tutorial

    this is just gorgeous. I had to hunt for the link and saw many people ask for it. I came here from pinterest. Thank you for sharing.

  22. Mary beth says:

    How are the lighted ones made?

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