Monday, 19 October 2020

Monday Mashup #11 featuring Rustic Retreat....


Good morning, I hope you have had a good weekend.

We painted our garden shed, walked the dogs in the forest and generally had a relaxing one.

Today I am sharing with you two cards using the beautiful Rustic Retreat stamp set.

I was originally drawn to this stamp set because of the A A Milne quote and the Christmas sentiment but then I realised what a versatile set it is for birthdays and Christmas and lots of other occasions.  Sadly, I think it is little bit overlooked but then we have so many amazing sets I guess it is inevitable some will be more popular than others.

I actually have two cards to share with you, they are made in exactly the same way but I have used different stamps.  Here is the first one using the little house in the forest.

The centre has been cut out and raised on dimensionals and a bauble topper added.

I started by creating the background before cutting out the circle.

For this week's video, I recreated this card using the little deer and a different colour palette.

These are really fun to make and you could add any image or scene on to the bauble or for a birthday you could just leave the bauble top off with perhaps a subtle dot, leaf or floral Ombre background.

Here is the video so you can see it being made.

I hope you like my projects today.  You can purchase the products I have used by clicking on the links below.  Don't forget to add this month's Hostess Code to receive a small gift from me.

Happy Craftin'


Linen Thread

Thursday, 15 October 2020

SF 2020 Blog Hop - Thanks/Thankful...

Good afternoon and welcome to the Stampin' Friends October Blog Hop.

Today we are saying thanks, something I am sure we are all saying a lot at the moment.  
You may have joined me from Heidi, or starting the hop here.

I had a lovely scented candle in my box of small gifts which I often pick up when I am out and about shopping and wanted to create a nice box to package it in.

Here is what I made...

I wanted to create something delicate and soft so I mixed together Gray Granite and Soft Sea Foam, I think these colours look stunning together.

Here are some closer pictures.

The box measures approximately 7.5cm square by 8cm high and fits the candle perfectly.  I stamped my own DSP using the Comfort & Hope stamp set in Gray Granite and Soft Sea Form and have used the beautiful Metallic Mesh Ribbon to tie it closed.  This ribbon is so delicate and it holds its shape for a perfect bow.

For the card I again used Comfort & Hope so it co-ordinated with my box and used the stamp set Best Year for the greeting.  Unfortunately you cannot see it in the photo but the Thank You and thoughtful I double stamped and offset the second stamp in Soft Sea Foam which gives it a 3d effect in real life.  No matter how hard I tried I couldn't get this to show up in the photographs so you will have to take my word on that, but it gives it a lovely subtle look.

I hope you like my projects today, I am now going to pass you on to the very talented Teri who I know will have something lovely to share with you.

Please hop around and if you can leave us a comment, we love to hear from you.

Happy Stampin'


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Stampin' Dreams Blog Hop - Oct 2020 - Halloween....


Hi and welcome to the Stampin' Dreams October Blog Hop.

I am joining demonstrators from around the World to celebrate Halloween.

I couldn't resist bringing out the Have a Hoot set again, I just love all the images in this set, it is so versatile.

Here is my card...

I started off with a piece of Whisper White cardstock and placed a circle mask on to the right hand side of the card.  I then blended together, Pool Party, Misty Moonlight and finally Night of Navy towards the edges using our Sponge Brayers and sponges.

I then stamped the owl image so it was partly over the 'moon' and I coloured it in using our Stampin' Markers with a mixture of Early Espresso, Soft Suede and Crumb Cake.  I extended the trunk of the tree using an Early Espresso marker.  Although the Stampin' Markers don't naturally blend together like the Stampin' Blends, you can still get them to blend really well with a bit of persuasion!

Here are some closer pictures so you can see some of the detail.

Finally, I splattered the background with the Frost White Shimmer Paint, silver heat embossed the greeting and punched it in to a banner.  The second banner is silver foil and the front is mounted on to a silver foil layer.  I added a couple of adhesive jewels to the night sky too!

I had great fun creating this card and I hope you like it.

You can follow the hop by clicking on the link below.  As you hop around, don't forget to leave us a comment, we love to hear from you.

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