Tuesday 22 September 2015

CAS Christmas & Crochet

I have been struggling with Mr Mojo again, having a sore throat and toothache isn't helping.  So I just have a CAS Christmas card to share with you today and to enter into the Papertake Weekly challenge - It'll soon be here! Christmas, that is.

I made my base card out of some royal blue card I had in my stash then added the white layer embossed with the new Marianne Design snowflake folder.  The white gross grain ribbon I had stamped last year, or perhaps the year before .. .. so I know the ink lasts! I used a dark blue Versamagic chalk ink, and used the same ink to colour the wooden snowflake.  Once dry I added a thick layer of Stardust Stickles.  A scrap of lace from my stash tucked under the ribbon, and that's it!

And when paper crafting seemed too daunting, I got out my crochet hook and had a play with some baby wool I've had in a box under the bed for 10 years or so! I loved doing the pink shell stitch and found a couple of YouTube channels giving instructions and picked the easiest/clearest.  They are all USA terms so the green border is what they call DC, but I think is called treble here in UK.  Anyway, the edges have curled up but that's ok, and Mum has claimed the little throw to keep her shoulders warm, so that's ok too!

Thanks for stopping by, I have my next CCT DT creation ready for Thursday, so will get that post done early as hopefully I will be at the dentist, if son #2 is available to drive me.  Catch up with you all later on .. .. .. bye for now!


  1. Beautiful card and very lovely crochet blanket.
    You have to love You Tube.
    Buffy x

  2. A fabulous card Annie, love the EF (that one has passed me by...must go and investigate!!). Love the little blanket too, I am doing a throw at the moment, I discovered Wool Warehouse do Attic 24 kits and treated myself, it's coming along nicely and keeps the knees warm at night when I am working on it. Hope you soon feel better xx


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