Sunday, January 05, 2014

Warm Mittens


Hi everyone.  Today I made a card for the Less Is More Challenge (#153 - Winter Blues).  I made the background for my main panel a while back using the Smoosh technique that I saw on my friend Bonnie's blog.  Love this technique - so fun and the results are so pretty!!  I can't remember the shades of blue ink that I used (sorry about that!), but I think it was a combination of turquoise, bermuda bay and maybe baja breeze??  I followed Bonnie's instruction (click the link above to her blog) and ended up with a couple of A2 sheets of this gorgeous background paper.  I've been "collecting" backgrounds and embellishments for quite a while now ... you know the ones ... you cut them out or "create" them as with this background and they don't quite work on the project that you're doing at the time.  So they end up in a big box and usually end up collecting dust.  I'm determined to use some of these up! :)

I die-cut my mittens from felt and also from white cardstock and then glued them together.  It might be just as easy to glued the two together first and then die-cut - both ways work.  I LOVE the color of this felt ... it's very close to Island Indigo from Stampin' Up!  I added snowflakes cut from silver glimmer paper for the embellishments and a strand of twine to define the cuffs.  Quick and easy card, especially since the background paper was already made.

Taking it pretty easy today.  Having the family over for our regular Sunday dinner - always a treat for me when we are all together.  Haven't seen Cooper since last Sunday ... I'm sure he's changed a lot in the week.  Looking forward to my Cooper-cuddling time :)

Hope you're all having a great start to your week!







Stamps:  Frosty Sentiments (Amy R)
Paper:  White, Whisper White, silver glimmer
Ink:  Tempting Turquoise, Bermuda Bay, Baja Breeze, Smoky Slate; Frost White (SU!)
Accessories & Tools:  Mittens die (Sizzix), Small Snowflake die (Impression Obsession), blue felt, Stone twine (The Twinery), plastic bag, Stamp-a-ma-jig, glue, adhesives and dimensionals



Challenges - Less Is More (#153 - winter blues)

22 comments:

  1. Gosh, Lolly, quick see if there is time to get this in the new Colour Me challenge, if you haven't already!! It's great for it and will no doubt be a winner in any challenge you enter. It is going to be hard for you to make a card in 2014 that will knock this out of my favorite of the year!! No, it won't. Knowing you and our gorgeous card art, it won't be hard at all!! Hugs, Dolly

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  2. This is such a pretty, wintry creation. Love how the Smoosh technique looks. What great looking felt gloves, too. So, you have a UFO box like Bonnie? I always smile when she says she pulled something from her UFO box....makes me think of being invaded by aliens. LOL

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  3. Gorgeous card, Loll. That background is so pretty and frames those sumptious looking mittens beautifully.

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  4. Wow...I do love that background...stunning! So perfect for the sweet cuddly mittens and speaking of cuddling...enjoy that time with Cooper!

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  5. Firstly, I have to say how BEAUTIFUL your background is on this card! It's so artsy! The mittens are so soft and cuddly, and I love how you added the sparkly snowflakes and twine ~ Such a unique and clever card, Loll!
    Thanks so much for the link!

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  6. Wonderful background color and love the fun felt mittens.

    Hugs Diane

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  7. Someone's going to be so lucky receiving this gorgeous card Loll. The smoosh background is lovely and those mittens look so warm and fuzzy. Hope you got sufficient Cooper cuddle time to last you a week!

    Karen x

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  8. I want these mittens they look so cozy. I do love using felt, must dig some out. Hope you got lots of cuddles x

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  9. I will have to have a go at that amazing background. Way too cool! LOVE the mittens. I don't need them much where I live but I have memories of wearing them as a child and actually do miss them, lol. Wonderful card, Loll. Happy New Year, my friend xx

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  10. Love your warm looking mittens and your fabulous background Loll....

    Anne

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  11. Oh, those mittens!! Fabulous card, Loll - love the background.

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  12. fabulous wintery card

    Thanks for joining us this week
    Jen xx
    "Less Is More"

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  13. I absolutely need a pair of those snugly-cosy-warm mittens, Loll ... they're so gorgeous ... as is the background ... awesome! Anita :)

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  14. Ooh, we are needing these fuzzy warm looking mittens at my house tonight. I love that background and have the supplies sitting on the desk ever since I read MIss B's directions. You've inspired me to get it in gear and try this technique. It's super lovely & pearly. TFS, stay warm, & lots of hugs.

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  15. What a fabulous card. Those mittens are so very cozy-looking. It makes me want to just reach out and touch them.

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  16. Hi Loll, your card is gorgeous! I love those cute mittens with the little snowflakes and beautiful background. Happy New Year! xx

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  17. What a fabulous winter birthday card. Just love your felt mittens against that frosty background.
    Caroline xxx

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  18. Happy New Year Loll :)
    Oh-golly-how cute are these mittens!!Fabulous card-and i just loved you previous New Home card too-i have missed so many lovely creations whilst i have been awol-but am catching up now !!Thanks for stopping by to say hello today(i was a bit worried that everyone might have run away whilst i was absent!)
    Hugs,Nessa xxx

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  19. Oh Loll, your felt mittens are completely adorable and I love the icy background. I love this blue.

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  20. Too adorable! Love your warm looking mittens~

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  21. Such a Cutie Pie Card! Love it.

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  22. This is fabulous, that background is awesome and the mittens look so toasty!
    Thanks so much
    Chrissie
    "Less is More"

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