Sunday 21 December 2014

12 days of Creepmas - Solstice

Day 11 of the 12 Days of Creepmas, according to the Smeared and Smudged blog.  If you're following the hop in order, (see here for more about how to play!) you've arrived here from Airless Chambers.  If you're lost, or have come in halfway, you can go back to the start, or work your way through in any order - the blog roll is over there on the right.

Today is Yule- the Winter Solstice.   I am pagan, and Yule is our midwinter celebration- (we keep Christmas as a secular festival in our house!).  After the solstice, the days begin getting longer and the Holly King, who rules the year from Midsummer to Midwinter, gives way to the Oak King, who is in charge until the summer solstice.  Today's Springer card honours the Oak King.  At this time of year, the oak leaves have fallen - but mistletoe grows on oak trees so we'll use that instead.

I've used a Green Man  digi from Delicious Doodles (the first one of Teri's digits that I bought!) coloured with alcohol markers and surrounded with mistletoe cut with my Cameo.  I've used self adhesive pearls to stand in for the berries.

If you need to know how to make a springer card, I've put some instructions here.

Today's bonus bit is my favourite seasonal song.  I hope you enjoy Solstice Bells.

I hope that you're enjoying the blog hop so far.  Off you go, now, to Sarah's blog. Thank you for visiting, and I'll see you on Dec 23 for the last day!


DonnaMundinger said...

Happy Yule! The Oak King looks so festive with his mistletoe. FAbulous card and I love the song! xxD

My Side of Oz said...

Love the image and the mistletoe is fabulous! Thanks for info on springer is my first to see! Love how you made this wonderful card!!

TangledBlueRose said...

Wonderful card and love your post! Love hearing of traditions, fantastic! Lovely card, love the earthy greens.
Thanks so much for creating and sharing!~kim

Laura S Reading said...

Love Tull and have even seen them live a time or three.
I hope you are enjoying a festive Yule.

Love your Oak Man image and think the mistletoe is a perfect addition.

Susan Renshaw said...

Thanks for the Springer card info! Love that image and the mistletoe. A great Oak King!!