Cracker Cat

Hello Everyone,
Well hasn’t December crept up on us suddenly!! If anybody can tell me where the rest of 2017 disappeared too I would love to know.  I haven’t uploaded anything in a little while … sorry about that.  Been busy with end of school year events and now our Church and our other groups are starting to have their break-ups as well.

Of course the crafting hasn’t ceased but has decreased in the past couple of weeks.  I have been doing a bit more weaving, which I’ll share my latest a little bit later, and my ever present crochet. I am still working on my latest project even though its a simple pattern its taking me longer cause I am trying to finish so many other things.

But anywho … onto why most of you stopped by … my card creation
Cat Christmas.jpgI love this image but I am unsure where it comes from I have had it for so long and my record keeping wasn’t as crash hot back then! 😉 There are several cat lovers on my Christmas card list and I think any of them would get a kick out of this one.  This time around it is coloured very simply but playfully. I matted the image once complete onto some cookie image paper from my stash and made a border top and bottom using some brown paper and some wavy scissors.

This card is going into these challenges

Christmas Cards All Year Round – December Holiday Cards

and

Shopping our Stash Challenge – I like to move it!

and now My Weaving!
Yes I finished a project a woven scarf to be used as a Secret Santa Present – I hope who ever gets it likes my efforts
Woven Scarf Dec2017.jpg
I made this on my little Sample-It Loom by Ashford using my new Vari-Dent Heddle.  This allowed me to combine both a fat yarn on the outside edge of the scarf and a thinner yarn in the middle. I am really happy with the results.

Thanks for stopping by and looking at my 2 different creations.  And as always I would love to leave you with this thought before you go:

Have a Happy Crafty Fun Kind of Day
My Name

Colour Play

Hello Everyone, I am so late getting this card up but here in the southern hemisphere we are in Spring and this season is looking to be a stormy one. The kinds of storms we get here are ones with lightning and lots of rain. So when these threaten we have to shut down all non-essential electrical appliances – unfortunately that includes my computer.  So I have only had this opportunity before another storm is predicted to come our way.

But any-who: onto the main reason for this post, my card creation.
Birthday Slant.jpgThis card was totally inspired by the Color Throwdown #466 of Plum, Olive and Rust. Unfortunately I don’t have those exact colours but I tried to stay within the colour families. I decided to get out my fish scale stencil and have a play with two of the colours and then used the 3rd colour to make the sentiment layer. I hope that this is acceptable for the challenge.

It was so good to drag out 1 of my many stencils and have a play around. I made another card also using these colours but I wasn’t 100% happy with the results. But I still had fun with my stencils.  I forgot how much fun this can be; I’m going to have to visit some of the old techniques and some new ones for using with stencils. This playing with colours can result in some interesting backgrounds that can be turned into or used partly on cards.

Thanks for stopping by and looking at my creation. And now I would like to leave you with a thought before you leave:
storm-quotes-lightning
Have a Happy Crafty Fun Day
My Name

Challenge I’m entering
Color Throwdown Challenge #466