Thursday, 12 July 2018

OSAT Blog Hop - Creature Comforts

Good Day Crafty Friends,

Hope you are having a great week. Welcome to this months One Stamp At A Time Blog Hop. You are currently visiting Jackie Aitken in Western Australia. If you are following the hop you may have arrived here having just visited talented, Jay Soriano in the UK. Be sure to follow the Blog Hop all the way through for amazing and inspiring creations using this months challenge theme - "Creature Comforts".

I have chosen to make a few cards using the Postcard Pals stamp set. I flippin' adore the Otter with his envelope and mail box. The first card also use some of the Tropical Escape DSP, which is part of this months Stampin' Up! DSP Promotion.

The second card uses panels of colour from the revamped Subtles family - So Saffron, Soft Sea Foam, Petal Pink and Pool Party. The Stitched Labels Framelits were used to create the Silver Foil Frame and Hearts. The sentiment has been white heat embossed on Black card and then cut up before mounting to the card front with mini dimensionals.

The third card also has the cute Otter. (I didn't plan to just use this image from the stamp set, I do love the Platypus and Pelican images too) I have also used the Pick a Pennant stamp set to stamp the Happy Birthday Banner on the card front. A few glitter clouds created using the Up and Away Thinlits were added to finish the card.

I very nearly ran out of time to create something other than a card for this blog hop, long story short, month long visit from MIL has put my schedule out of whack. However, I managed to quickly whip up a couple of framed projects of my beloved pooches paw prints that I thought would suffice.

Not the best imprints as they have their winter coats on at the moment and I think fur got in the way. I have simply patted their paws into my Versamark ink pad and White Heat Embossed the images onto Early Espresso card.

To create my fur babies framed paw prints, I have used the new Stitched Seasons Framelits to die cut the embossed image and also the surrounding frame from Gold Foil Card. These dies have a coordinating stamp set - Blended Seasons, and will be available for a limited time from 1-31 August 2018 so if you adore these stitched framelits make sure you order them during the limited purchasing period.

The Stitched Labels framelits were used to frame the names, which have also been white heat embossed onto Early Espresso card.

The elements were added to a Whisper White embossed card front, created with the Pinewood Planks Folder. Before adding to the frames, the fronts have been layered onto a piece of Gold Foil card. These framed paw prints will look perfect next to the sepia photographs we are having framed of our precious fur babies. 

Thanks so much for stopping by today, we appreciate the time you have invested to blog hop with us. A participant list has been added below. Up next with her awesome project is Kelly Acheson. Enjoy x

Until next time, stay awesome, stay organised and stay crafty


  1. Amazing cards, Jackie, but I adore the frames!

  2. Your projects are so so sweet. The frames just melt my heart. Now I wonder if I can get my kitty to do a paw print? Hey maybe the fur grands? They will be here next week. What a great idea!!!!

  3. Your coloring is great! Love the projects.

  4. Great idea to stamp with your fur babies! Your card collection is super cute!

  5. Gorgeous projects Jackie especially the little paw prints!

  6. Beautiful as always Jackie. Love seeing your colourful projects


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