Tuesday, December 10, 2019

A little Christmas wish~

Hi there friends!  I thought perhaps I would not be posting again till February, but I just wanted to say Merry Christmas (again : )  and share these  'little somethings' with you.

This little mitten ornament fits in the palm of your hand; about 3" X 4" (7.62cmX10.16cm)
I created it with natural batting, (2 pieces - sewn together using a blanket stitch)  some lace, seam binding, micro-beads, Prills, and a <3 stick pin I put together with  stray beads.
The little white snowflake-like pieces are cut from lace; they were the center of a flower : )
I made one quite like this a few years ago and wanted to make another, for a friend~
 The tutorial was from Sugar Lump Studio's talented Nancy Maxwell James Sugar Lump Studios Etsy shoppe

I also put a little something together for my daughter.  This was her great-grandmothers spoon~ I added a bit of colored Stickles to the leaves & berries, and some glitter, prills and micro beads  - - [ though the glitter doesn't show well with my phone. camera!]  : /    *grumble*

I thought perhaps she may want to hang it on her Christmas tree~
Well this time it really is good bye for awhile!  I'll be busy with work; accounting and year end taxes.
I hope to visit your place soon~
And a Happy New Year Too!
Loving hugs,  Karen

Wednesday, December 4, 2019

Vintage style Birthday Tag Card

Hello and welcome dear friends.  Here's my (seemingly) once a month post!  But alas it is what it is.
[ I do post on my Instagram - also called roosterhead designs~ but it's the same pics as here. : ) That is where my family follows me to see my cards...]
   This is a quick post of a Birthday card I made for my baby sis~  It's a tag style; using my oldest and dearest paper collections by K & Co.  called Ancestry.
When I first took up cardmaking I went to the local "Archivers" (remember them?!)
and I found a pad of this vintage style paper.  That was it; I was hooked!
* I apologize for the pooor photo quality.  I now use only my phone camera - and when the sky is grey and cloudy there is just no getting a good pic : (
I've incorporated some different textures with hopes of making it an interesting card! Cheese cloth, corrugated board, micro beads . . . The butterfly is cut from a Tim Holtz die.
I actually remembered to do a wet-emboss text stamp! >   When I have the pleasure of visiting Alison @ Words and Pictures https://alisonbomber.blogspot.com/she regularly does that (wet-embossed text) and I love the effect~
On the back I attached a mini envelope as I often do when enclosing a gift card or birthday $.
 The Birthday greeting was added later on, to the checkered paper.

I will be very busy the next several week.  It is year end accounting time~  But I hope to keep up my visits to your place! and see what beautiful things you are creating~

My wishes to you for a blessed Christmas Season and a Happy New Year Too!