Saturday, 19 March 2016

CCC Use Two Or More Patterned Papers.

Good morning.  Gosh these two weeks do come round quickly.  Today Margaret (Gran Margaret) asked us to make a card using two or more patterned papers.  This was nice and easy to do because it is a digi paper and certainly has more than two patterns.  Also nice and flat for posting!

6" square card base - Rymans
Digi paper - Can't remember where on line I found it
Stitched Snowflake Circle - Memory Box
Snowflakes - Docrafts Palm Punch
pearls from stash

I looked at the wrong date on the rota so my first card was actually for next time, so I had to quickly make another.  But at least I'm ready for the "other" Margaret's (aka Dutchess)  challenge well in advance .... lol!

On my blog yesterday I mentioned that my WI group had yarn bombed the village.  If you don't know what this is it is when you decorate trees, lamp posts, benches etc with knitted or crochet pieces.  We had such fun because we did it late at night when most folk were tucked up at home whilst we were climbing ladders and getting cold and wearing head torches!    We did wonder what kind of reaction we would get so were a little apprehensive. We shouldn't have worried.  It went down a storm!!  It is the talk of the village, and neighbouring ones too.  Everybody thinks it is fabulous and such fun.  One little girl is so excited and calls it the Easter bunny tree, So sweet.  We didn't label that it was our work but everybody was so curious that we did put up a label.  " Tysoe WI Pixies were very busy last night brightening up the village for Easter. What a mischievous bunch they are!"  Here is a pic of  the tree opposite the village shop to show you what we did. Others were spread around the village, including a bench on the green. We also put knitted bunting along the railings of the village hall and the primary school, along with pom poms.

Well I hope you are all well and have a good weekend.


Stamps and Paper said...

Hi Christine Love your card and its traditional colours..
youve explained something to me know as when I was in town some months ago there was all this knitted stuff hanging from trees and other place and what a brilliant idea and as you say it brightens up the village..


Wendy L said...

Wonderful card Christine, it looks fab, all those lovely papers.
Last week when we were in Cartagena, there were ladies tying Lilac and Purple knitting and crochet around the columns in the square and wondered what it was about, xxx

Zoe Tant said...

Fab card Christine love your papers and design. Love the 'bombed' tree too looks like you did a great job and had lots of fun. Zx

Lea Brawn said...

First off love your card Christine. Secondly I just love what you did to the village. Looks fab. X

cuilliesocks said...

Hello Christine, lovely card with loads of lovely paper designs, I love your circle and snowflake die too.
The tree looks marvellous in all it's knitted glory, how could you not like fun like this!, Kate x

Sandy said...

Oh Christine - I am now ready to move to your village and I mean that!! You bunch of naughty ladies have been having a blast and I want to participate! Congratulations!
Now you will not believe how much our cards are similar - only I like yours better!! Fabulous
homespun card - perfect for you English Village Charm!
sandy xx

Gibmiss said...

Hi Christine
Stunning card... Love the papers....
Your tree decorating looks fabulous well done... We have seen it done in Spain... Is a fabulous idea
Hugs Sylvie x

Lorraine said...

A gorgeous card Christine and I love the yarn bombed tree...what a fab idea!
Lorraine x

Doreen said...

This is gorgeous,lovely colours and

Granmargaret said...

Lovely card

Rita said...

Beautiful card Christine. Love the idea too. I totally agree with the post situation and most of my cards will be single layers this year. Hugs Rita xxx

lydia jordan said...

Morning Christine,
A lovely card, and just right for posting. Love the tree, what fun.

Rainey's Craft Room said...

A fabulous patchwork design Christine. Great fun with the woolly shenanigans in your village, what a great idea.

dutchess said...

fab card Christine...clever use of the digi papers.....thanks for sharing the photos just loved what you got up to such fun! xxxxx

MaryH said...

So festive, and the dp looks like a shadow box. LOVE it! And the stitched circle with the fab tiny red snowflakes was just the perfect embellie to draw the eye inwards to enjoy that pretty paper. Love what you & your buddies did to decorate your town. Sounds like it would have been such a fun, giggling time, even if it was a bit chilly. I'm so glad the neighbors enjoyed it, and appreciated the effort ya'll did to make the community ready for Easter. Love it! TFS & Hugs

rachel said...

great card Christine - but I am utterly thrilled with your yarn bombing - how cool is that????? xxx

rachel said...

great card Christine - but I am utterly thrilled with your yarn bombing - how cool is that????? xxx

Carol said...

A fabulous twist on a traditional coloured card the die too. Great yarn bombing too!! Carol x

Mrs A. said...

Your card is fab and looks more complicated than it actually is. Tree looks great too. Hugs Mrs A.

coldwaters2 said...

Hi Christine this is absolutely gorgeous I love those papers and how you have used the die cut it looks amazing
lorraine x

MRS DUCK said...

Hi Christine
Aha! The pom pom pics lol! Mad and fabulous fun.
Lovely festive card too. Me likey flat cards for posting but that still look as if they have depth.
Ang x