Sunday, 13 November 2011

Warm winter wishes

I grew up at a time when hand-knitted clothes were very common, and if the garment didn't fit anymore, the wool would be recycled. As far as I can remember, the thread would be hauled through a bowl of water to straighten it somewhat and then rolled into new balls. My mother was an expert at rolling them, I have never quite mastered this skill.

When I saw this week's sketch over at Mojo Monday and the DT creations, I knew I wanted to use a real woolen scarf on my card. After going through my stash of wool, that's been stored away for years and years, I found these pale blues and greens, probably the result of many washings. They matched perfectly with the BasigGrey green and blue papers from the Eskimo Kisses collection.

Materials used:
Image - Angels Landing digi,
coloured with Spectrum Noir pens
Sentiment - Doodle Pantry digi
Papers - BasicGrey Eskimo Kisses
Brads - BasicGrey Marjolaine
Wool - from my stash ;-)

I'd like to enter this card into the following challenges:
Mojo Monday - Sketch 214
Stampalot Challenge - November: Blue and green
BasicGrey - Mix 'n match (Eskimo Kisses & Marjolaine)
Charisma Cardz - #44 Cutesy
Paper Sundaes - #94 Rectangle card
Cuddly Buddly - #20 Double trouble (2 characters)


  1. Fun card, great design,Thanks so much for joining us at Paper Sundaes this week
    Hugs Julie P

  2. What an imaginative creation Marianne and a really great take on the sketch.

    Thank you for sharing your lovely work with us at Stampalot Challenge this month, good luck and look forward to seeing your again.

    B x

  3. I love your card and the knitted scarf makes it very special. Thank you for joining us at Sir Stampalot this month.
    Clare x

  4. Love this! Your little scarf is so cute with the penguins and the yarn does match the paper perfectly, awesome card Marianne!
    Very cool story too, my Grandma knits and I grew up with slippers, mittens and afghans made by was like her love was helping keep me warm! :)

  5. What a great idea to incorporate the knit material into your card! Love it and those colors are lovely. Thanks for playing along this week at Paper Sundaes!

  6. This is so great, love how you used some knitting.Thanks for joining us at sir Stampalot this month.

  7. Thanks for entering this week's challenge at Charisma. Good luck!
    Joyce xx

  8. Thanks for joining Sir Stampalot’s challenge with this cute entry, good luck.
    Happy crafting
    Tracy x

  9. How sweet! Thanks for playing Mojo Monday!

  10. This is adorable and so creative!Thanks for sharing it with us at Stampalot, Ruth

  11. Thanks so much for sharing your gorgeous card with us at Charisma this challenge.

    Lisa x

  12. This is adorable ! I love the little, knitted scarf.

  13. Knitted mini scarf brilliant touch, love the wee images they are so cute and the colour scheme is perfect. hugs heidi x

  14. A fabulous blue and green creation! LOVE the knitting and those Penguins are soooo cute! Thanks so much for sharing with us at Sir Stampalot this month and good luck!

  15. I adore your card Marianne...I love your little scarf and the story behind it :-D Knitting isn't one of my strong points and I'm sure mine would have plenty of dropped stitches lol. Gorgeous pp and super cute image. xx

    ps Glad your candy arrived safely...If only you knew the hours spent finding 'nice' pens that small!

  16. Great creation,

    Thanks for joining us at Sir Stampalot Challenge this month and good luck!


  17. Uh, how cute! You knitted a real scarf! We did the same thing, when I was young. I could knit at 6 and I knitted for many , many years. In fact, it kept me awake during all those long lectures in Med School. sadly, I don't knit anymore - consumed by card making ;). Have a great day and thanks for leading my to your delightful post! Hugs, Cornelia