Wednesday, 8 February 2017

Woolly Jumper

Hello and Welcome!

I actually bought this Elizabeth Crafts  sweater and hanger set in December to use for Christmas cards as it comes with the cutest little reindeer head.

It didn't get used at Christmas time so I thought I ought to use it before the warm weather arrives .....

I used a scrap of smooshed card which was on my desk to cut out the jumper then embossed it together with a snippet of black card which I then rubbed over with pink Inca Gold.

I put it together on a Presscut stepper die cut and added some snippets of SU paper with the knitted pattern to decorate the sides and bottom.

I will certainly be making some Christmas sweaters for my cards  Christmas cards this year.

I'd like to join in with the following challenges:
Pixies Snippets Playground - Week 267 & 268
Crafty Creations #334 (Anything Goes
Craft Hazel's Patterned Paper - February  

45 comments:

aussie aNNie said...

This is fabulous Barb, what a nice cozy and warm card...just love this.xx{aNNie}

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Oh Barb, you really are so clever. Perfectly matching DP too.
This card is extremely imaginitve and eye catching. Love the colour contrast too. I love stepper cards one day

I might buy a Die.
Or not!!!! .... as theyre way too expensive here ..Thanks for yours enocagement on my froggy card...

I do hope you might pop back and join in the candy for the Joannna Sheen voucher...
Thanks for sharing your inspiration!
Shaz in Oz.x

{Calligraphy Cards - Shaz in Oz}

Carole said...

Brilliant card Barb..who wouldn't love a sweater like this! That paper looks very 3D!

SARN said...

Best Christmas jumper I've seen Barb! LOL!.

Fab shaped card and nicely embellished.

Hugs, Sarn xxx

cuilliesocks said...

Sweater weather here today Barb, fabulous card and love the sweater's colours, I've got yarn just like it, Kate x

KT Fit Kitty said...

OMGoodness, Barb, this sweater die is sooooo cute! I love how you've embossed and inked it! Such a fun card! I love it!

Aquarius said...

It is certainly woolly jumper weather today - this card is so right for the snippets challenge too. Good idea to use shaded card for cutting out the jumper and it all co-ordinates nicely with the stitch patterns

Rainey's Craft Room said...

A fun card, I love the knitted pattern on the backing papers too.
Lorraine

meg said...

Looks lovely and warm, great colours and a smashing card.

Lisa Andersson said...

This is so much fun! Very clever. Love the shape and the embossing and also the pink and yellow together on the sweater.
Hugs, Lisa

Lia said...

I could use a sweater like this today because it's freezing and snowing over here!
I love this original card!
Lia xx

lilian said...

The knitted jumper has some lovely colour variation in and is lovely, great card Barb

Lilian

Pat said...

This jumper on its little hangar is great for Christmas and for the present cold weather Barb, and I could do with a nice thick one of those myself at the moment..lol. A great idea to use the smooshed card, and the cable knit background all beautifully sparkly and then the printed knitted background both complement it perfectly. x

MaryH said...

Great work with this particular die! How very realistic it looks hanging against the knitted background too. Love the smooshed colors of this pretty sweater, and wonderful stepper card. TFS

scrAPpamondo said...

Oh WOW!!!! I'm very impressed by this card, such original work!! Stunning!!
Pinned! https://it.pinterest.com/pin/534802524486862946/
Love very much the use of the knitted embossing folder and the inka gold on the background really gives it a realistic and dimensional effect!! Fabulous colours, great use of your scraps, the design and the sweater make your card so striking, as well the tiny bow!! A masterpiece, very well done!

karenlotty said...

Very pretty I've never seen a jumper die Will investigate that! Not realised you'd been posting (my Internet is being a real problem just lately or I need to replace this iPod) whilst I can I will enjoy scrolling back and seeing what I've missed

AlisonC said...

This is so woolly and cosy, just right for this chilly weather. It'll make brilliant Christmas cards too.

Veerle said...

This looks so wonderful Barb. Great colours too. Hugs Veerle xxx

Janice said...

What a great card Barb, such fun dies with great embossed detail.
Janice x

cotnob said...

A fabulous card Barb, such a brilliant die, great embossing and lovely colours.
Pauline - Crafting with Cotnob
x

Jenny L said...

Hi Barb,
oh how fantastic is this card, and your design is ace.
Love the cable embossing on your jumper die cut it looks so real.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

Kathleen said...

Beautiful creation, love the jumper and the use of the 'knit one pearl one' I believe it is called EF, I have it, not used it. Great colours and design.

Kath x

Lucy Woods said...

Aww I love this!! I have a major Christmas jumper obsession and buy atleast 1 new one every Christmas! Awesome design! Can't wait to see you use this for an Xmas card!
Lucy x

Mrs A. said...

How adorable and looks like you have knitted a real one and shrunk it in the washing machine on a hot wash. Ask me how I know that one! Lol. hugs Mrs A.

Donna said...

This is fabulous, it looks like it is knitted, what a great design and the colors are fabulous!

Gerrina said...

This is such a great combo! The embossed backgrounds are super with the beautiful sweater! It all looks knitted! Hope you have some sunny hours every day!

Greta said...

Oh how cute, Barb! Love the smooshed scrap you used for that wonderful sweater!

Carol L said...

What a fun card for a knitter, and I especially love the black embossed panel that looks like it was knitted too!

Maxine D said...

What a wonderful card Barb - love the sweet sweater and the way you have embossed it.
Blessings
Maxine

Valerija said...

Wonderful card. Love the paper and embossed background.

JennyH said...

Great card Barb, the embossing looks perfect with the knit dsp.

hazel said...

A super card, I love the sweater - we certainly need our thick woolies today.
xxx Hazel.

Cobnut Crafter said...

Lovely snuggly sweater card - just what we need on a day like today!

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Catching up after my holiday, what a fab card, love the colours

Donna said...

Warm weather? I wish! It's been lightly snowing here today.
Love this card, Barb. Can't wait to see your festive versions. x

Tina Z. said...

wow, this is perfect, it has been snowing here today too. perfect sweater!
hugs xx

KandA said...

Super card Barb and a lovely warm looking jumper too. Just what I could do with today as it's rather nippy here xx

Di said...

Crumbs Barb, what a brilliant card! Such a great die set and the DP plus your embossing really lift the whole card to another level! I love it!

Hugs

Di xx

Julieanne..aka pinkjools said...

Brilliant card Barb....love the dies....I could do with a lovely jumper today....Joolsx

Lynne aka Her Craftiness said...

Adorable card! Loving the sweater!!!! Thank you for sharing your card with us at Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge Blog. Hope to see you next month!
Much love, hugs, and friendship
Lynne
aka Her Craftiness

Linby said...

Just love this card, so clever. I have a knitting embossing folder which I have never used as yet.
I'm so behind on my commenting and I see you have been very prolific lately, please forgive my lack of comments, but I have seen your lovely makes.

LesleyG said...

fantastic jumper, and love the woolly background, looks so warm and cozy xxx

Jane Willis said...

That sweater is superb, the smooshed card and the knitted embossing are perfect for it and the whole card is lovely
Jane

scrappymo! said...

Love the knitted design paper and the pretty die cut sweater!
Great design!

Princess Judy Palmer said...

This is fabulous. I love the knitted texture to all of it, some of it real texture and some is just photographed but it all is so cozy.