Thursday, November 22, 2018

Winter Wishes Blog Hop - Eileen Hull/Sizzix and Emerald Creek

Warm thoughts are unfolding, as we begin to enter a festive time of year. 

Eileen, Kim and The Teams have created a fun blog hop challenge to kick off the American Thanksgiving and Winter festivities.

To play along all you need to do is follow along and comment on every blog. If you play along and link up your own creation using Eileen Hull/Sizzix and Emerald Creek products, you will get 2 bonus entries for the draw. Contest Closes on Sunday November 25th, with the Winner announced Cyber Monday!

Prize includes an Eileen Hull Journal Die and a $50.00 gift certificate to the Emerald Creek Shop.
As a member of Eileen Hull's Inspiration team - I made two projects for this blog hop - an embroidery hoop ornament and a treat holder.
For the treat holder - I used Eileen's 3D Vase Die cutting it from matboard and embossing it with Peppered Chantilly Allure Powder from Emerald Creek.  I die cut friend out of Red Stiffened Felt using a word die from Eileen's Floral Arch and Words die set.
I stamped the Snowy Trees  from Emerald Creen on watercolor paper using Versamark and embossed it with Midnight Sky Allure Powder.  I love the sparkle it gives to the outline of the trees!  I watercolored the tree and holly bits in green and then went over the tree parts with white so it looked like snow.  I fussy cut around the stamping leaving a bit along the bottom so I could adhere Carnelian Gem Stones.  I painted a bit of white on the stones, like snow, and adhered the tree to the vase with foam dots.
You can see the great mix of black and white particles in the Peppered Chantilly Allure powder on the vase in this photo below as well as the sparkle on the tree outline from the Midnight Sky Allure Powder!
For my second project, I die cut Eileen's Embroidery Hoop out of white mat board and Birch Bark Wrapping paper.   I glued all the pieces together and looped a piece of twine through the top.
I stamped the Cat-ching  kitty from Emerald Creek on Bristol Smooth Surface paper and colored her using Tombow Markers spreading the color around with a Clear Glitter Wink of Stella pen so it's really shimmery IRL!  I stamped the Joy from Emerald Creek in red and fussy cut it.  I adhered the word and cat to the hoop with foam dots.
Here's a view where you can hopefully see the shimmer!

Reminder:  To play along all you need to do is follow along and comment on every blog. If you play along and link up your own creation using Eileen Hull/Sizzix and Emerald Creek products, you will get 2 bonus entries for the draw. Contest closes on Sunday November 25th, with the Winner announced Cyber Monday (Nov 26th)!

Blog Hop List:

12. Julia Aston (you are here!)








Embroidery Hoop Cat Ornament
Stamps:  Cat-ching and Joy - Emerald Creek 
Paper:  White Little Sizzles Mat Board - Sizzix, Bristol Smooth Surface Paper, Birch wrapping Paper - Pier 1.  
Ink:  Hero Hues Black, Pure Poppy - PTI
Accessories:  Embroider Hoop Die - Eileen Hull/Sizzix, Tombow Markers, Clear Glitter Wink of Stella, Maraschino Twine - The Twinery, foam dots.

3D Vase Treat Holder
Stamps:  Snowy Trees - Emerald Creek
Paper:  White Little Sizzles Mat Board - Sizzix, Water color paper - Canson
Ink:  Versamark
Accessories:  3D Vase Die, Floral Arch and Words dies - Eileen Hull/Sizzix, Peppered Chantilly Allure Powder, Midnight Sky Allure Powder, Quarry Stone Gems - Emerald Creek, heat tool, white and green water color paints, paint brush, Red Stiffened Felt - Joann, foam dots, Tombow Glue.

25 comments:

ellyscard creatief said...

Very lovely projects.

Sara Barker said...

Julia, you have created two sa-weet projects! The kitty looks just like my two! I love the birch paper and Peppered Chantilly Allure powder! Gorgeous! Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family!

pattyb said...

What clever ideas, I am always on the lookout for making new ornaments! Thanks for sharing your idea and instructions!

Redanne said...

Both makes are beautiful, I love the cat, it looks so comfy and of I love the trees on the vase. Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family. Anne xx

Glennis said...

I love both of your projects, thanks for sharing.

Happy Me said...

What an adorable way to use the vase super cute now I will havge to get that die. Happy thanksgiving today.

Drea Slee said...

Such fun and festive projects!

Denise Bryant said...

Fabulous ornament and treat holder! I love the image of that adorable cat you used on the ornament!

Random Artist 222 said...

WOWZERS so much Winter goodness ❄️

Ava Gavloski said...

Wonderful treat carton. The embossing of the tree is well done showcasing Emerald Creek products.

Christine Alexander said...

Julie, both pieces are so much fun. I love your vase with the trees and that cad is adorable :)

Emerald Creek Craft Supplies said...

Julie, I was smiling from the opening photo, reeled in by all the pieces and excited by all the new ideas you shared. I had no idea that Eileen had that vase die. I think I have to get one. And I loved the use of the cat! Thank you for joining us!

Pammejo said...

Such fabulous projects Julia! Love the embroidery hoop and vase with the EC stamps and embossing powders.

Susan said...

Two great projects! Especially love that ornament - I keep intending to make some ornaments but never seem to have time!

bkazoo said...

Love both of your projects. Thanks for sharing

Michelle Golz said...

Lovely projects!

wendy baysa said...

How fun, awesome project!

Ann Barnes said...

Love these wonderful creations, the embroidery hoop ornament looks awesome in the birch bark paper and how fun to use the vase this way! I love them both!

JustYolie said...

Love both projects!

Loll said...

Two fantastic projects Julia! Love the treat bag with the beautiful trees. The embossing powder is so cool with the different colours. And your birch bark ornament is awesome! Love that background with the adorable image. So fun! xx

Bonnie said...

Two fantastic craft projects, Julia! Love that vase with the pretty trees! The birch bark embroidery hoop is cozy and fun! That kitty looks like she's been busy checking out the Christmas tree!

Mel Roberts-Hareld said...

A VASE becomes a treat holder! An embroidery hoop, a home decor piece! Wow, Julia! So VERY creative!!! Not only are these really sweet projects, your tutorial(s) are wonderfully done, as well! Great work, here!

Katie Baird said...

What fun projects, and fabulous for holiday gifts! I love handmade ornaments so this is right up my ally. (No cat pun intended:)

Jean said...

Wow - these are delightful! Homemade ornaments are the very best!

Catherine Lenoci said...

Cute project!