Sunday 4 October 2015

A winter warmer...

Sending warm wishes

Welcome back to the Clearly Besotted teasers of the super duper October release! Yesterday I steered away from Christmas but today I'm embracing it; after all, it's hard not to with so many fantastically festive stamp and die sets about to hit the store! The goodies will be available for you to purchase from 10pm tomorrow so there's not too long to wait now! ;)

Today I've combined two sets to create a card that I hope evokes those winter moments of cozying up with a good mug of hot chocolate (or mulled wine, perhaps?) with the mittens on for a winter warmer. I couldn't resist wrapping these diddy mittens from the Stitched Mittens stamp set around the mug used with the co-ordinating die from Warm Solutions II. The sentiment is from Stitched Mittens and is so fitting. I also love that this tea-loving and non-coffee drinking gal has managed to stretch a coffee-themed stamp and die set to cater for Christmas. Score!
tips and tricks

  • I stamped the steam on the background and on the top of the die-cut mug to give the illusion of the steam coming from inside. 
  • If you fancy adding a little more warmth and texture to complement the sentiment, then why not use the Stitched Mitten dies to die-cut them from felt for a guaranteed warm, fuzzy feeling. :) 

Well that's all from me today and if you haven't hopped across here from Stephanie's then what are you waiting for? There's sneak peeks galore and even more inspiration from the talented Design Team. Be sure to check it out! :)

As for me, I'm going to be spending today catching up on some more stamping fun and I'll be back tomorrow with a final sneak peek before the release is available to purchase. Can't wait!

Thanks so much for stopping by today!



Maureen said...

might those be your red Canadian Olympic mittens, Duchess? LOVE this and the colours. I'm on a red/turquoise kick this week! ox

Ruth said...

Love it, love it! Really ingenious use of two stamp sets. Can't wait to see what else you come up with! Xx

Dotty Jo said...

So sweet! Jo x

Keren Baker said...

Clever clever you. Those two sets go so perfectly together!

Leni said...

Such a creative idea, and so sweet and warm!

New Creations said...

Such sweet and innovative idea! Caught my eyes, Thanks for sharing the tips!

Unknown said...

Your blog is so cute and I love it. Keep it up.Happy blogging. :)

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