Friday 2 October 2015

To play Festive Decor

Hello again everybody,

It is the beginning of October already - and that means a new challenge over on my facebook group - Monthly Themes for Crafting. The new theme this month is OTT - so I want to see anything that is a little bit extreme lol. With lots of different colours these gloves could certainly be classed as being slightly OTT:

They were rather fun to make, using knitting and crochet techniques. The colour scheme on these is definitely reminiscent of autumn too - Deep Ocean Challenge Blog and Creative Moments and Simply Create Too! Eventually I will have time to figure out how to allow people to link to my blog for these challenges, but for now if you are interested in joining in, do pop over to the facebook group. There will be a buttons prize for the top voted entry this month :). Now what do I want to knit next?......

As it is the beginning of the month, there is also a new technique in focus in the Crafting Techniques facebook group - this time we are looking at Amigurumi. I know there are many people dabbling in this, and I have recently seen many parrot characters being crocheted and knitted - please do feel free to pop along and show us your work. This is a group for learning new techniques and teaching others if you are already proficient at the technique, so there are no prizes, just a chance to broaden your skills :).

Anyway, back to what you want to see - my Christmas card creation. Hopefully I will also have some stitched decorations to show you soon, but here is my Festive Decor card:

I cut a piece of A4 card lengthways and folded horizontally to make a tall card base. The patterned papers are from the Papermania Noel collection and Helz Cuppleditch glitter paper stack. Te design was manually embossed onto vellum using the ball tools. The stamped images are from an Adam Pescott Winter Wonders free stamp set. The image was coloured with papermania watercolour dual tip pens,and the greeting was also written in these. Finally a couple of peel-offs were used to finish the card. This took about 45mins.

I wish to enter this card into the following challenges:
Country View Challenges #32 Add some texture
aud sentiments 141 Let's get started on Christmas
Jingle Belles The Hannukah song (Winter Solstice in this case)

Audio Book Review
To Play the Fox by Frank Barnard
This is a novel about two fighter pilots in World War II. They both meet in battle, on the same side, but have different views about what the war entails and how it should be conducted. After fighting together in France, they last see each other at the headquarters in Calais, where Germany is currently focusing on invasion. Here they both go their separate ways in completely different areas of the battle – Kit goes into photo reconnaissance (PR) due to an injury that leaves him feeling unable to fly a fighter plane – Ozzy ends up on a top secret mission, if he can behave. They meet once again when disaster hits them both.
This story takes you through the present, whilst allow glimpses into the past to bring the reader (or listener in this case) up to date. Both of the main characters have strong personalities and both strengths and weaknesses for the reader to relate to. The chapters alternate between the main characters and are almost parallel with each other, so that you can see what each of them is doing at one moment in time, which is quite an achievement. The narrator for this book portrays the characters very well. This is a very good book to listen to.

Thank you for taking the time to look at my blog. Hugz Tinz


  1. Beautiful embossed texture ... what a lovely Winter Solstice Design ... so very glad you joined us at jingle belles.

  2. Super cute!!! Thank you for joining us at Creative Moments, good luck!!! Amy DT

  3. Sorry to be late commenting - only just got back from holiday and now trying to catch up looking at everyone's stunning Christmas projects for our challenge at Aud Sentiments. Wow this is a really cute entry - love it. Annie xxx

  4. love that cool parchment craft technique, so clever! thanks for joining our holiday fun at JINGLE BELLES!

  5. Great parchment work! Thanks for joining the Simply Create Too challenge with your art.

  6. A lovely card. Thank you for playing along at Christmas at Sweet Stampin'!

  7. Great card.

    Thanks for sharing at CASS.


  8. great card with lovely texture! Thanks for sharing at Countryview challenges and good luck in the draw! Hugs rachel xx


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