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Thursday, 22 November 2018

Winter Wishes Blog Hop

Hello Friends

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

 Eileen Hull (Eileen Hull Designs) and Kim Evans (Emerald Creek) and The Teams have created a fun Blog Hop Challenge to kick off the American Thanksgiving and Winter festivities - Winter Wishes.  I was thrilled to be asked to join in the Blog Hop.

To play, all you need to do is follow along and comment on every blog in the Hop.

If you play along and link up your own creation using Eileen and Emerald Creek products, you will get 2 bonus entries for the draw.  The Challenge closes on Sunday November 25th, with the Winner announced on Cyber Monday.

The PRIZE includes an Eileen Hull Journal Die and a $50 gift certificate to the Emerald Creek shop, how fabulous is that!!

I used Eileen Hull's Passport die (Sizzix 660331) and beautiful stamps from Emerald Creek (Snowy Trees and Country Lodge).........to create a 'Shaker' Journal
After die cutting the journal, I painted all of the elements with Dina Wakely Heavy Body paint in Ruby.  I stamped  the winter scene, embossed it with Emerald Creek Onyx Frost Allure Embossing Powder and painted it with watercolour inks.

To create the 'Shaker' element I die cut three further journal fronts and cut an oval into each one. Tip: To ensure the ovals match up, simply use one of the oval cut fronts, line it up and mark with a pencil before cutting.

The wintry image was added to the base of the front, two further journal fronts (with the oval cut) were glued on top, two teaspoons of glitter was added and a layer of acetate was placed on top to seal in the glitter and image.  Finally, the last journal front was added to seal all the elements.

The Christmas trees were stamped and embossed with Emerald Creek Onyx Frost EP, coloured with watercolour inks and applied to a snowy background cut from white card which had been glittered to represent snow.
A dyed seam binding closure was added, together with a fun reindeer charm.

I hope you will 'hop' around to visit the other designers to see what they have created with products from Eileen Hull and Emerald Creek and of course, we would love you to join in too.

The blog hop order:

Eileen Hull
Kim Evans
Gwen Lafleur
Pam Bray
Ann Barnes
Lisa Hoel
Jennalee Anderson
Diana Hetherington
Anne Redfern - you are here!
Elizabeth Robinson
Susana Magenheimer
Julia Aston

I hope you enjoy the hop and good luck!

Hugs, Anne  xxx

35 comments:

  1. Red, lovely color for Christmas, love it. Beautiful stamps too.

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  2. Anne, this shaker journal is PRECIOUS! Of course, the red is so festive and so YOU! Framing the winter scene is genius and a perfect way to use it as a background for the snow. Really a clever design! One of these days I would like to add this die to my collection--so far I have no journal dies; I think they scare me. Sending warm hugs!

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  3. Absolutely LOVE this journal...I would not have thought to make it a shaker journal, but the picture is perfect! Thanks al always for sharing your ideas and instructions! LOVE!!!!

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  4. Love your shaker Anne and of course I love the red, I love red at the moment. He image is perfect for the shaker element. Love ❤️❤️

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  5. A wonderful bright red on your book Anne (no surprise there!!) Love the snowy village and tree, the sweet reindeer charm and pretty wrinkled bow!! Julia xx

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  6. This is an adorably clever journal cover, and the scene you've created is so luscious xoxo

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  7. Gorgeous Christmas journal! I love the shaker idea - such fun!

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  8. Absolutely stunning journal Anne!! That red is such an amazing colour and I am in love with that gorgeous ribbon! Love the idea of how you did the cover too, fabulous all round!

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  9. Cute and simply awesome . Happy thanksgiving

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  10. So fun and festive! Love the bold red and shaker!

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  11. This screams cozy winter time holiday seasons ❄️

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  12. Beautiful holiday journal! I love the winter scene on the cover!

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  13. Oh Anne this really is magnificent, what an amazing design all tied up with a BIG red bow, what is there not to love about this. The shaker idea is so clever. It's as if they were made for this project.
    So glad I got a moment to pop over and see this, Thank you for sharing.
    Hugs Tracey xx

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  14. Absolutely stunning journal cover Anne and what a fabulous idea to create a shaker on the front .. love it!! The bright, bold red is so gorgeous and the perfect background for the lovely winter scene! Brilliant creation once again!! hugs xx

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  15. Snap, Im loving your ruby red too! A most wonderful, cosy and festive make Anne! Nicola x

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  16. great passport die presentation. The stamps from Emerald creek are well presented.

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  17. So many smiles have been had when I look at this project. The shaker, the town and the snowy trees were brilliantly used. Thank you so much for sharing your inspired and amazing talent and spirit with us. Hugs.

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  18. wonderful snowy Christmas scene and the perfect book

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  19. OMGoodness. Everyone in this hop is creating the neatest, coolest, journals. I just cant get enough. I just love your journal perfect for the winter keepsakes, etc. Thank you for the tutorial.
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  20. Your journal is so festive and perfect for this time of year, Annie! The snow globe-ish shaker scene is sensational on your sumptuous Christmas red winter wonderland cover!! ❤Hugs, Darnell xxoo

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  21. Oh Anne, how precious is your passport journal. I love the snow filled images of the home scrapes and trees! Makes me wish I lived in the north during the holidays! Gorgeous!

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  22. Oh my goodness, stunning!! A shaker journal!! I love it, Anne!! So creative!! The ruby red is gorgeous and I love the wintertime scene!! So absolutely beautiful, my friend!! Have a great day!! Big hugs :)

    Lisa
    A Mermaid's Crafts

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  23. What fun, a shaker journal! I never would have thought of that. Thanks for sharing and giving me a new idea to roll around in my mind.

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  24. This is an absolutely stunning Christmas shaker Journal! Love the beautiful red and the wonderful Winter scene - I feel Christmassy now! Yay! Such a cute reindeer charm and the seambinding is lush! Hugs xxxxxxx

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  25. Oh, Ann, I adore this!!! The scene you have created is just so pleasing and serene! And your choice of Ruby, wow, you make me really want to add this color to my arsenal! xo xo

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  26. So happy to see how you created this totally festive journal! I love the red color and creating a shaker panel with the oval opening was such a fabulous idea! The trees on the outside and big red bow create the perfect finish. I love everything about this Anne!

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  27. Beautiful winter scene journal!

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  28. This looks so festive Anne ..... I love those Christmas trees. Such a nice idea to add the shaker element to the front too xx

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  29. Love this shaker journal! Thanks for showing just how you created the cover, so helpful!

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  30. This is just perfect! Love the trees and the shaker!

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  31. Anne, this is really just so wonderful! I love the vibrant red and that quaint tree image with your snowy shaker background! A fabulous design all around. Hugs, Autumn

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  32. Golly, you've been busy (and I've been very slack!). What a wonderful idea to have the shaker picture framed in the cover of the journal - a Christmas treat!
    Alison x

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  33. How sweet this is and that Red- wow- just beautiful Anne!
    Jackie xo

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