Wednesday, 19 October 2016


It was such great fun designing with this collection from Leonie. This particular collection was launched on Hochanda on 5th October, so if you missed any of the shows they might just be still available on the Catch Up facility on their website, they are well worth watching but I would be quick.

For this card I used the houses and build a tree stamps along with the 'Dotty Days' and 'It's Snowing' embossing folders. I started by stamping the main elements onto some Neenah Desert Storm card from Crafters Companion, this is extremely smooth card and takes colour beautifully, while still giving that Kraft feel and look. I added a couple of different roofs by stamping a section of the 'Build a Tree' stamp and masking before stamping the houses.

Using my alcohol markers I coloured my images.

I cut an A4 sheet of red Centura Pearl from the Brights collection from Crafters Companion to 8'' square.

Next I took a sheet of 8'' square parchment and embossed it using the 'It's Snowing' Folder. This was passed through twice to emboss the whole piece, it's very easy to extend the pattern without any marks.

Taking two A4 strips of Neenah Desert Storm. Just wide enough to take the swirl emboss from the Dotty Days folder, I ran through my machine. This was also easy to match up, I needed the extra length to cover the top and bottom of the finished card.

I then cut out all of the elements and set aside ready to assemble.

I secured the parchment to my card using Wonder Tape at the top and bottom leaving the two sides free of adhesive. I positioned the embossed card with foam tape to give more depth. These were both placed so it was part of the tail emboss that would be trimmed off to size (see photo).

To secure all of the elements to the card I used Collall 3D glue gel to stagger them at different levels, I did the same with the Home. Lastly I took my white Pebeo 4Artist Marker and highlighted the dots, this finished my card.

Thank you so much for visiting today, I hope you have enjoyed the step by step I have shared and the finished card. Hope to see you again tomorrow, Take care and Happy Crafting.xx


  1. Lovely card and as ever great step by step. Love you using the tree parts to make different roofs for the houses.
    Thank you for sharing. Nicola x

  2. Fantastic design Nick, I love the colours on this one and the parchment looks beautiful run through the snowfall folder.
    Katrina xx