Monday, 23 August 2021

Heart Of Christmas Week 8


Hello, and thanks for once again joining us for the Week 8 Heart Of Christmas Blog Hop. I hope that we have inspired you to get a head start on your Christmas cards. My stash is coming along nicely!

scissorspapercard, Stampin' Up!, Heart Of Christmas, Sweet Stockings DSP, Word Of Cheer, Sheetload Of Cards, Christmas Card

I received the super-cute Sweet Stockings DSP in my latest order. All the animals in the Christmassy paper are adorable!! I love it when the DSP does most of the work for you! I paired the DSP with the February 2020 Sheetload Of Cards template and sentiments from Word Of Cheer for another easy set of cards. I think that all up, the four cards took me an hour to make.

scissorspapercard, Stampin' Up!, Heart Of Christmas, Sweet Stockings DSP, Word Of Cheer, Sheetload Of Cards, Christmas Card

Do you have this DSP yet? Did you notice that the 'plain' DSP patterns are also used on the animal side of the paper? The pattern I've used as the background on the front and the strip on the inside matches the corgi's jumper on another of the sheets. So cute, and a lot of attention to detail from Stampin' Up!.

scissorspapercard, Stampin' Up!, Heart Of Christmas, Sweet Stockings DSP, Word Of Cheer, Sheetload Of Cards, Christmas Card

Here's my group of cards. I especially love the expression on the big dog's face - is it a golden retriever? Or a Labrador? I'm not up on dog breeds! I'm looking forward to using the paper where he's wrapped in fairy lights!

That's all from me for tonight, but the Blog Hop is just beginning. Please jump on over to my lovely friend, Kate's blog. You won't want to miss what I'm sure will be a spectacular card!

It's my turn to host the Heart Of Christmas Blog Hop this week, so if you find a broken link, pop back here where you can pick up the trail. Just remember who is next and click on their name in the list below:

Tina Gillespie

Kate Morgan

Sharon Davern

Andrea Sargent

Theresa Gerrard

Rosa Leyden

Michele Taylor

Caroline Manwaring

Christine Blain

Judy May

Ros Davidson

Catherine Proctor

Bye for now,



  1. Great way to use these papers, Tina. These lovely cards will, I'm sure, put smiles on the recipients' faces!

  2. This pack of DSP's is not my favourite but I do like what you have done with them. I am sure the recipients will love them.

  3. Lovely cards Tina, perfect way to make the most of this really cute DSP.

  4. I love this simple but elegant design using these cutest of papers with all those gorgeous pets in stockings. Yes, I adore that golden retriever puppies face too!!!

  5. The colourful and cute little creatures are the stars of this DSP and show up nicely against the background patterned DSP. Fun and colourful card Tina!

  6. Love your card so much Tina and the fun fact that the DSP matches the stockings of the pets. I will have to make myself a couple of this for sure! Love the cross stitch paper background reminds me or all those cross stitch patterns I used to do!

  7. Sooo cute Tina. Love the simplicity of the layout that allows the DSP to shine. I’m waiting for this suite to arrive (still in picking). I’m looking forward to seeing how the designs intertwine. Great card(s). Xxx

  8. Tins you're so clever to notice the background SP matches the animal's sweaters! I just can't get enough of those adorable animals and i love your cards.

  9. Very, very cute card Tina and such a great way to showcase these two lovely papers.

  10. Another great set of cards Tina. That “stash” of yours is certainly growing.

  11. Such cute cards Tina and so easy to make mulitples


Thanks for taking the time to comment. I really appreciate it.

In line with new Data Protection legislation (GDPR) by commenting you do so in the knowledge that your name & comment are visible to all who visit this blog and thereby consent to the use of that personal information for that specific purpose.