Friday, 12 October 2018

Stamp n Hop October - Christmas

Hello Crafters!

Welcome to another blog hop with the fab Stamp n Hop team  of bloggers. We are a group of Stampin Up demonstrators who get together each month to showcase what we do. I am always inspired by everyones makes, especially Vicky who you've just hopped from. If you have started with me, please do go on to see what everyone else has made this month. You can do this by clicking the Next button below.

This month we are getting a head start on our Autumn and Christmas makes. I've been making cards and 3D projects for a few weeks using the Santa's Workshop suite, but this time I am going to use the Winter Woods stamp set to make an AUTUMN card. I am always sad this time of year as the nights start to draw in and its dark when I get up, but thankfully nature steps in to add colour when the trees start to turn. 

For my card I pulled out lots of ink pads and after some experimenting ended up with this

I used sponge daubers to build up the colour in the trees, then sponged Soft Suede onto the tree trunks. It was a lot easier using my Stamperatus as it meant I could just keep stamping the same image until I was happy with the colours. 

I finished the card off with some Burlap Ribbon.

Colours used: 
Inks: Tranquil Tide; Mossy Meadow; Lemon Lime Twist; Pear Pizzazz; Pumpkin Pie; Crushed Curry; Real Red
Card: Crumb Cake; Pumpkin Pie; Whisper White 

Stamp sets: Winter Woods and Painted Glass

And just for those who were expecting a CHRISTMAS theme ...

Mr UPS finally delivered my parcel after rescheduling so I was able to use my new Snow Is Glistening stamp set which will be available soon .

I love all things snowflake so to find a Christmas tree made entirely of snowflakes was exciting! More playing in future blogs ๐Ÿ˜‰

Now you've seen what I've been up to, I hope you'll take the time to go visit my fellow crafters starting with Sandra ....

Until next time, 
Happy Crafting
Karen x

Vicky Wright
Karen Pearmain  YOU ARE HERE!
Sandra Roberts
Laura Mackie
Eva Pottsova
Anastasia Radloff
Sue McDonald
Linda Handford
Pia Gerhardt
Mo Rootes
Jo Blackman
Cheryl Taylor
Jenna Watkins
Tracy Marie Lewis
Mikaela Thitheridge
Susan Simpson
Andre Gordon


  1. Gorgeous Karen. Loving the colours Don't you just love the Stamparatus? TFS

  2. Love your gift boxes .... and must get that ribbon. I'm off to start a new order!! Thank you ๐Ÿ˜Š

  3. what a gorgeous foliage you created! I love the autumnal colours. your card is gorgeous.

  4. what a lovely foliage you created. I love the variety of autumnal colours. gorgeous card.

  5. Loving all the autumnal colours Karen, lovely card x

  6. Like both of you cards - but the autumnal colors are just awesome.

  7. love those trees and they look fab with the coloured inks too. TFS

  8. I love that Winter Woods set because it can still be used after Christmas - great card.