Saturday, 12 January 2013

There's No Such Thing as TWO Many Blankets

As the sky gently drops fluffy white sparkles over the realm, creating a blanket of glistening snow, I am inside the Guild Hall, nestled deep in my furs with a coffee and good book. As I was searching for furs and blankets to cocoon myself in, I came across two that were gifted to me and my lord husband from his aunt. They were so soft and snuggly, I added them to my pile of blankets that I would wrap myself in next to the crackling fire.

I created this card as a thank you for my lord husband’s aunt, who did indeed make us two beautiful afghans. One was cream and the other was blue (hence the colours of the yarn). I cut the yarn balls from the “Country Life” cartridge. The ‘lil tag was stamped with a thank you sentiment from a cheap clear stamp set that came with my acrylic blocks. (I think it may be Fiskars?...not totally sure). I embossed the green background with my Cuttlebug using a folder that has different versions of “thank you” on it. That blue background paper is literally one of the very first sheets of patterned paper I EVER bought, three years ago! WOW I’m a paper hoarder. I lost -60 hoarder exp points for this card (luckily).

This yarn-tastic creation will knit itself into the following challenges:
Spark Your Creativity Now! Challenge #5: Anything Goes
Pause Dream Enjoy Challenge #1: Use Ribbon
The Corrosive Challenge #165: Out with the Old (that blue background paper is 3 years old!)
Dream Valley Challenge #48: Anything Goes
Fantabulous Cricut Challenge #143: Tag You’re It!
Friends of Speedy TV Challenge #54: Thank You Card
Simon Says Stamp and Show Challenge: Embrace the Old (I embraced that ooooooold blue background paper! lol)

It’s lazy snuggly days like this that make me love winter. I find nothing more relaxing than nestling deep into a pile of fuzzy blankets while the temperatures plunge outside and frost forms icy patterns on the windows.

~ Guild Master Crystal ~


Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

Lovely card. The embossing in the background is lovely and adds so much texture . Thanks so much for joining in the Simon Says Stamp and Show Challenge. Tracy x

Janine said...

Nice card, but your write up gets the applause!

Debbie Moran said...

What a fun card. Perfect card for grandma. Thanks for playing along with Friends of SpeedyTV. We hope to see you again next week. Be sure to check out all the other challenges on SpeedyTV for more chances to win free stamp sets from Marks Finest Papers, a Heinrich Co.

Missy said...

Super card, I like the way you set it up and the skeins of yarn! Thanks for joining us at FCCB this week!!!

Gail said...

Two wonderful entries at FOSTV - love the knitting card too Thank you for entering the FOSTV challenge this week - I wish you the best on winning the stamp set - come back again next week! Enjoy your day! Gail Scott DT FOSTV

mags said...

A lovely creation. Thanks for sharing with us at Corrosive Challenges and good luck.

the purple muse said...

Love Love Love your card! I am needing those extra blankets here! -2 windchill this morning! So glad you could join us at FCCB.


Ravengirl said...

Another great card! I love the die cut yarn and needles! Thanks for playing along with the Friends of Speedy TV!

MagsB said...

Hi again! I love this card, those balls of wool and the embossed background are fabulous! *Victory Fanfare!* Thanks for joining in again at Dream Valley!

love Mags B x

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