Thursday, 3 December 2015

Laura's Loft Shop and Hop- Ringing in the Holidays

If you missed it please do check out the previous stop and the gorgeous work of Jasmine here

Jasmine is also our lovely guest designer this month, so be sure to check out her work!

My card for this month's hop features the gorgeous Altenew's Pine and Poinsetta set again.

The background is a piece of white cardstock cut to 4" x 5.25". I then sponged on Distress Inks in
 Evergreen Bough, Antique Linen, Vintage Photo and Crushed Olive using my Ranger Round Mini Ink Blending Foam. Leave some of the central area white. Then spritz with some water and blot it.  Stamp on the top left with Penny Black's Pine Silhouettes stamp using Memento Inks on Bamboo Leaves, then Cottage Ivy then Cottage Ivy and Black together. Stamp the trees from Penny Black's Nature's Friends in the bottom right using the first two colours only. Add some highlights to the trees and branches using a white gelly roll pen. Stamp the pine cones from the Altenew set on a separate piece of cardstock using Memento Black. Colour using Prismacolour pencils in browns and purples, blending as you go. Cut them out and adhere them to your base image. Stick panel to a base kraft card. Highlight the edges of the cones using a Marvy Snow Marker or Liquid Applique. Let dry and puff up using a hairdryer or embossing gun. Add some sparkle with Stardust Stickle glue. Let dry. Stamp and emboss your sentiment (I used Merry Christmas from a Christmas wording sent by Momenta) in  Wow Sparkling Snow Embossing Glitter (also available from Laura's Loft) on some vellum. Adhere to card. 

This months BLOG HOP GIVEAWAY is fantastic!

On to the important do you win those lovely prizes?

1. Follow Laura's Loft on IG @InLaurasLoft, like the IG Hop/Giveaway post and tag a friend. as many as you like but one tag per comment please (this part is for extra entries).  If you do not have IG, just let Laura know.
2.Visit & Like Laura's Loft store page on facebook
3. Leave a comment at each stop on the blog hop including Laura's.
After doing these 3 things, fill out the rafflecopter to be entered!!  Yay!

What is more she has some fabulous deals for you too (so no-one has to miss out on the fun!)
All Christmas Stamps and Dies are 30% off (discounted price shown) until stock runs out.
 WRMK products on sale 20% off with code WRMK20% from Dec. 3rd through Jan. 3

See Cindy's lovely cards here:

In case you are lost here is the complete hop:

4. LeeAnn McKinney
9. Heart of Craft   ← you are here!
10. So Stinkin' Crafty 

Small print! For competition T&C's please see Laura's website. Some products in this post have been provided for use by Laura's Loft but all views are my own


  1. So beautiful!Your very talented! Thanks for the hard work!

  2. Absolutely beautiful! You do such amazing work!

  3. Stunning! Beautiful, beautiful, beautiful card! No one could be disappointed to receive that in their mailbox this year.-Heather C.

  4. Love colors!! Your card is very beautiful!!

  5. Love how you have given the trees dimension and snow. Lovely

  6. Nature scenes are just great and pretty.

  7. This is so gorgeous!! Never would've been interested in those stamps and you made them look so good I've had to add them to my wish list! :)

  8. I love, love your card. I want/need this stamp set. Love the pinecones!