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Thursday 7 December 2023

Winter Wonderland IG Hop - Week 6 bonus week!

Hello again friends; I hope you're having a fabulous day so day closer to the weekend.  Sorry I'm a day late with my card for the final week of the Winter Wonderland IG Hop, organised by my lovely friend Kelly.  I went on a shopping trip yesterday to Bristol and it was such a long day and I was exhausted when I got home at almost 8pm so didn't post but I am finally here to share my card.  This week is our last and bonus week where we share cards with a winter theme.  
So our prompt for this week is 'sweater weather/winter at the beach' and obviously as the weather is really cold here at the moment I went for sweater weather as my inspiration.  Here is my card:
a close up of my sweaters (or jumpers as we call them in the UK):
I decorated the inside as usual:
I began by picking some red and green card from my scrap bin and stamping the cute sweaters in black ink and then used the matching dies to cut them out.  I also cut some plain sweaters to that I could add an extra layer behind each one.  I grabbed a stencil and using red and green ink created my background.  I also inked around the edges with the green ink as there was more red than green in my background.  I matted the panel onto a black panel and adhered it to my card base with double sided tape.  I created a small white panel, which I again matted onto black and added this onto my card base with foam squares at a jaunty angle for some interest.  I added the sweaters with double sided tape into each corner.  The fun sentiment was stamped onto a small piece of white card in black ink and I used a sentiment strip die to cut it out.  This was added to the centre of the panel with foam squares.  I finished off with a few gold pearls.  For the inside I stamped a sentiment in black ink and added a green sweater in the bottom left corner, again I added a black mat panel and adhered this to the card base with double sided tape.  

I would like to enter my card into the following challenges:

Creative Inspirations challenge - Happy Christmas/Happy New Year
Cut it Up challenge - use more than one die (sweater & sentiment strip dies)
Stamping Sensations challenge - favourite colours (I love traditional red & green for Christmas)
Stencil Fun challenge - ATG include a stencil option Christmas

We hope you will be able to join us over on Instagram and follow the hop.  Please use the hashtag #winterwonderlandcardhop2023 to find all of our creations and we will be able to find yours if you feel inspired to join in.  

Enjoy the rest of your day and thank you so much for stopping by.  

Love and hugs, 

card ingredients:

Gina K Designs - sweater weather stencil
Gina K Designs - pearl mix (black, gold & silver)
Gina K Designs - red velvet and jellybean green ink pads
Gina K Designs - sketched wreath builder stamp (for inside sentiment)
Limetree Crafts - 250gms smooth white card
red and green card from scrap bin


Leanne said...

This card is great, love those sweaters, nicely done. Have a great day! Cheers, L

Diane said...

Super creative and fun card!!
Thank you for joining our challenge at Stencil Fun and The Sisterhood!
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Darlene said...

OMG LOVE this card and that stenciled background is perfect with these sweet sweaters. Love the inside too. GREAT JOB! Fun card ... sentiment made me laugh! Thanks so much for joining in the fun at our Sisterhood of Crafters & Stencil Fun challenges! Good Luck and we hope you’ll come back often.

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Jane Savage said...

Adore this clever design, Denise!
Thank you for joining us at Creative Inspirations Challenge! Jane S (DT) Paper, Pencils & Pretty Things! xxx

Gerrina said...

What a beautiful way to use the sweater stamp! Love the background you used! Thank you for joining us at Stamping Sensations!

pinky said...

Denise your card is absolutely gorgeous! I love your sweaters!! Thanks for joining us at Stamping Sensations this month.

Cazro said...

What a super sweater card. Love the idea. Thanks for playing along at Dragonfly Dreams. Caz. DT.