Sunday, 18 September 2016

Christmas Card Club - Wooly Hats and Gloves

Time again for the Christmas Card Club. Kate chose the theme Wooly Hats and Gloves.



I had this hand cut and folded acid green card just waiting to be made up. As it was so bright, I decided to use up some muted blue Karen Foster stickers for my card and it seemed from that moment on I could not do anything right! First off, I sliced the bottom third off the tag image while I was cutting the left side strip to size! Yep...just sliced right through the whole sheet,,,what was I thinking.
I decided to make the card up anyways, as my time is very tight this week and did not want to search for more supplies and ideas. I may add a wee bit of real twine to hide that slice mark but sadly I am out of that fine twine at the moment. To finish it off,  I popped forward the mitts, hat and the sentiment words.

Then I managed to rumple the left side piece when I affixed it to the card. I cut a second piece to layer overtop and managed to cut it crooked. When I recut the edge straight, I then had the second piece shorter than the first!

Whew! Hopefully the recipient will have had a couple glasses of eggnog before they open this card...lol

I will be unable to access my blog for a week starting early tomorrow. Please excuse my delay in returning visits and comments.  I will get back to you just as soon as I am able.




22 comments:

  1. I know we say we are our own worst crtic - but Maureen you seriously are!!! Your card looks fabulous and so vintage-y! Everything looks exactly as if that was the plan and I casn see no problems. I can't see where you sliced though it, can't see where you rumpled it, okay maybe I can see the top layer is a smidge smaller but only because you have pointed it out . It actually looks as though the bottom sticker goes to the bottom of the layer. A really super card, which fits Kate's theme so well. Hugs Christine xx

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  2. It's a great card Mo, has a real vintage feel to it with that super image.

    B x

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  3. Oooo am loving the green and muted blue colours and those Karen Foster stickers are gorgeous too, Luv Sam x

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  4. It's great to know that I'm not the only person who has these trials and tribulations when creating cards sometimes. There are days when I think 'what is going on?'
    Your card turned out beautifully though and if you hadn't mentioned the hiccups we wouldn't have guessed as it looks great. I love the bright green and blue combo and those torn edges add a beautiful detail to the design. The images are perfect for Kate's theme too so a fab job.
    Lorraine

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  5. A gorgeous card, beautiful colours and image.
    Valerija xx

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  6. You know, if you hadn't listed all the problems in making your card I never would have known. Love the vintage look and the torn edged look too. The continuity of th the button and twine throughout just brings it all together. I wouldn't need any eggnog to enjoy this one. :) Have a wonderful week! I hope it's a good busy!

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  7. Hi Maureen, brilliant card, love your design and yep you've got those hats and gloves, just perfect for the theme, thank you Kate x

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  8. Always love to hear about the 'saves', and you aced it this time. The green & blue shades are not an idea I would have thought to try, but it really works! Each is so complimentary to the other, and with the images you have on the shaded blue & neutral, it really zings. Think this might be one of your very best ever, and uniquely beautiful!!! And you met the challenge theme just perfectly. TFS & Hugs

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  9. This is amazing l love all that you have done to it x

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  10. this looks fab to me Maureen - beautiful hats and gloves! Hugs rachel x

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  11. Your card is brilliant Maureen, you certainly wouldn't know that you had such a difficult time - the finished design is fabulous.
    Pauline
    x

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  12. A very different colour for a Christmas card and it all fits so perfectly and the tag looks fine as if it was meant to be.
    Only thing that bothers me is the egg nog!
    Have a good week .

    Kath x

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  13. Looks like it's perfectly constructed to me! I would have had no idea it was not what you intended, it's a fab vintage card xxx

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  14. Hi Maureen...just loving the contrasts of the bright and the muted image...perfect to make it pop....happy accidents make inventive designs...love it xxx

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  15. Your card looks great Maureen. It has a lovely vintage look. Barbxx

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  16. Hi Maureen,
    what a wonderful card, and I love the wonderful images of the hat and gloves.
    Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

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  17. A fantastic card Maureen, everything looks fine. I love the vintage feel to this card teamed with the very bright green.

    Sue xx

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  18. It all turned out looking beautiful and as it was what you planned for all along. Some cards are a struggle from start to finish, it happens to all of us, but luckily not that often:)

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  19. Well I must have been in the pub all afternoon cos this is superb. I love the vintage look you have achieved. Hugs Mrs A.

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  20. This is just wonderful, Maureen! Would never have guessed there were any problems! I have a lot of trouble using stickers, but you sure didn't!

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  21. Hi Maureen
    Fabulous card.. Love the images...
    Hugs Sylvie xx

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  22. Hi Mo and thanks for the visit. Love this card, the colour combo is fab and the little boy and snowman so cute too.

    Hugs Erika. x

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