Monday 7 October 2019

Creature Comforts October Blog Hop

Hello and welcome to my blog!

What a great theme for this time of year. It is Spring in the Southern Hemisphere where I reside and Autumn in the Northern Hemisphere. Great Seasons as they are not too hot and not too cold - perfect I think and perfect to get cosy and comfortable!

I love the Still Scenes Bundle in the Holiday Catalogue. Just the most gorgeous stamps. I love this particular stamp with the cute and cosy cottage. So I decided to create a Wintery Christmas card that may evoke thoughts of cosying up beside a warm open fire. One of the best creature comforts any time of the year.

I started with a Mossy meadow card base measuring 21cm x 14.8cm scored and folded in half. I glued another piece of Mossy Meadow measuring 14.4cm x 10cm to that. I then cut another piece of Mossy Meadow to 13.9cm x 9.5cm and embossed it with the Winter Knit 3D Embossing Folder. Then glued this on top of the other layers.

I stamped the cottage image on Whisper White card stock in Memento™Tuxedo Black. I cut it out using the coordinating die. I used the Shimmery Crystal Effects to create the effect of snow on the roof, the tree and the foreground and let it dry. Then I coloured in the cottage in Crumb Cake Stampin' Blends, The trees in Mossy Meadow Stampin' Blends and the foreground Gray Granite Stampin' Blends.

I die cut a stitched circle from the Vellum. I also cut a Stitched Nested Label in the Woodgrain from the Pressed Petals Designer Series Paper. 

I stamped the sentiment from the Itty Bitty Christmas in Versa Mark™on a scrap piece of Mossy Meadow card stock. Then sprinkled some White Stampin' Emboss Powder over the top and heated it with the heat tool. I punched it out with the Classic Label Punch.
To assemble I stuck the Cherry Cobbler Striped Ribbon down to the centre of the base using glue. I popped the Woodgrain Label on top of that using Dimensionals. Then I used Dimensionals to adhere the sentiment to the base of the vellum circle. Then placed the cottage image on top of that with Dimensionals. Then glued that to the woodgrain nested label. And your card is done!

Make sure you click on the names below to see what gorgeous creations the other girls have made for this blog hop

Christmastime Is Here Suite

Next month Stampin" Up!® are releasing a stunning suite that features a Christmas Rose. The suite will be available to purchase from the 1st of October and only be available while stocks last. The rose image is stunning and a stamp set you will treasure forever. Contact me for more information or head to my demonstrator website here after the 1st of October

Thank you for taking the time to visit my blog. I see that the  amount of people who subscribe to my blog has increased quite a bit. I truly am thankful and grateful for your interest and support.

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I hope you have a fantastic week. It was world card making day yesterday. So I hope you got to do some creating and if not I hope that I have inspired you to get creative!


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