Monday, January 5, 2015

Nordic "Shabby" Valentine

Hello "shabby" friends!!

The Shabby Tea Room Girls are back with our first challenge for 2015!!
Using the fun and gorgeous inspiration photo below, our theme is
"Baby It's Cold Outside"

Our sponsor this week is "The Cutting Cafe"
For my project I chose "Valentine's Day Toppers"

I have to admit I had lots of fun using some of my own "stash"
to create my card.

This fall a group of friends from various states got together
and one of the girls brought some things she was "letting go of"
for us to purchase if we wanted to.
Well I found lots of goodies from her and one was this "Waltzing Mouse"
stamp set called "Nordic Winter"!
I used Memento Lady Bug ink to stamp my design eight times on Very Vanilla Card stock.
I just love the Nordic look , it just seems so cozy, doesn't it??

The second stamp I used for my background is a stamp I purchased in 2013
from Stampendous called "Sweater Square".  I inked this one in "Crumb Cake"!

Now, for the fun part.  I recently won a gift certificate for one of my designs
at "Paper Sweeties".  I used it to purchase this super cute and adorable die and
stamp set called " Homemade With Love Bundle".  
I stamped the mug in Versamark, then heat embossed with
Ranger Rich Red embossing powder, then using the mug die I cut it out.  
I love the enamel, shiny, look of it!!

I added Impression Heart Stems, also purchased with a gift certificate I won
at the Impression Obsession challenge blog.  I saw them on my friend's Lisa's blog
and had to have will see these appear on my blog again this week
with another gorgeous card!!

I finished up with a few little do-dads from my stash.

You MUST head over to "The Shabby Tea Room" and see what my shabby teammates
have to show you...they are awesome projects....and don't forget to join in with us!!

Entering The following challenges:
Simon Says Monday challenge .... Old (sweater stamp) & New (Mug Die)
Design Team Showcase ....DT's only
Stamping Sensations .... Dies~Punches
Sparkles Monthly Challenge .... Anything Goes
NBUS .... Never before used stuff (my Nordic stamps)


brenda said...

Gorgeous card Diane, it radiates warmth.

B x

Darlene said...

Love, love, love this card creation Diane! That 'sweater' stamped background is PERFECT ... what a great idea! And LOVE your pretty mug of hearts ... aren't you the clever one! Well done my friend! ALWAYS inspired by your creations!

I'm a Little Teapot said...

Hello! What a sweet card! :) It is so cute!

Thanks for stopping by my blog. It will be great to follow you and see your lovely work! I am your newest follower, too!

Jinny Newlin said...

Super, stinkin' cute! Love all that "stitch work", and your little mug, bursting forth with Valentine goodness, is just too much! Such a fun inspiration prompt!

Ros Crawford said...

Oh my goodness this is gorgeous!! I love the mug with all those hearts coming out ... Very clever Diane!!

My Card Attic: Hazel said...

That is so sweet Diane! I love all those hearts! Hazel x

Leslie Miller said...

Oh, my gosh, you're so clever with these challenges! The Nordic design made with stamps is amazing, especially how you combined them. This couldn't be cuter or more perfect for the challenge!

Darnell said...

This is so much fun, Diane! I feel all warm and cozy bundled in my prettiest sweater and holding my steaming hot festive cup of Valentines and cocoa!! I can see where you had a ball putting this one together!! Thank you very much for playing in my NBUS Challenge #3! Happy New Year!! Hugs, Darnell

Becca Cruger said...

Awww... this makes me think such good, sweet, nostalgic thoughts about winter. Something I totally needed considering the air is so cold outside in North Dakota that it makes my face hurt. Why do I live somewhere where the air makes my face hurt?! ;) Your card is so lovely, sweet and cozy!

Mona Pendleton said...

Such a fun card! Love all the shimmery hearts! Thanks for joining along with the Simon Says Stamp Monday challenge!

Unknown said...

What a sweet card. Love how the background images support the theme. They made me think of sweaters.

Thanks for entering Design Team Showcase.

{Craftisan Studios}
Design Team Showcase

Sally H said...

A fabulous card, Diane! Love those stamps! Thanks for joining us at Stamping sensations this month for our Dies and punches theme. good luck!

Helen said...

Beautiful - love the Nordic style and the colours you've used.

Thanks for joining us at Sparkles.

Helen N x

Princess Judy Palmer said...

Oh my gosh! This is so fantastic!!! Everything about it is perfect.