Saturday, October 1, 2016

Love Mittens

My Christmas card making ground to a halt in August but thanks to my friend Linda sending me some goodies from Hero Arts new Christmas release I'm getting back into working on my cards again.

Hero Arts' cute Holiday Mittens set reminded me of the long crochet chains my Mam used to make to string through my jackets and attach to my mittens to prevent them being lost. So of course I had to make a card using the pretty mittens from the set.

Stamps (Hero Arts) - Holiday Mittens, Hand Drawn Snowflakes Bold Prints and Holiday Messages and Tags

I started by applying distress inks (broken china and salty ocean) to white card, spritzed with water and stamped the snowflakes in faded denim distress ink. Then I had fun colouring the cute little mittens and added diamond stickles to the centres of the snowflakes for a little sparkle.

Instead of crocheting a chain, I plaited thread and used it to connect the mittens. By using tiny pieces of a glue dot I was able to form and keep a heart shape in the plaited piece. Only 85 days till Christmas - I'll have to get cracking on making more cards!

I'm submitting this card into Simon Says Stamps Anything Goes Challenge.


Karen L K said...

Very nice!

Linda W. (ScrappinBari) said...

Darling pair of mittens, Heather! Just love them over the hand-drawn snowflake background and your plaited heart connector looks amazing!!

Linda W. (ScrappinBari) said...

P.S. Glad to see you back to blogging and glad to see your beautiful creations with the bits I sent!!

Dawn Turley said...

Adorable Heather. Love the heart

Lin said...

So thrilled that I get to comment on one of your cards, Heather - I love the bright colors and your addition of the braided thread to connect your sweet mittens! Thanks so much for playing along with us at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge!

LaVon Hall said...

Love your brilliant colors and the cute layout! Looking forward to seeing more of your cards. Thanks for sharing them with the LOVE flickr group. Hope you will check out this month's challenge.

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