Friday, October 28, 2011

You Win Some, You Lose Some

Here's my card for Nat's Daring Cardmakers "Felties" challenge this week and I think this one falls into the later category in the post title!
I've already pulled it apart once and I ran out of time to have another go.
This week I want to see you get creative with felt.
I just love the stuff but seem to always do the same old same old with it... so I'm really looking forward to seeing what creative ideas you come up with.
You can use felt to make your own handmade embellishments (even include some threading and beading if you're feeling energetic), use some pre-made felties, or even raid the accessories sale bins for something unique to add to your project!

Hey ho, you can't win them all, can you? 
I quite like the big felt stocking, I love the papers and I like the little cut-out paper stockings on the gold thread - but put the whole lot together and it's a mess.
Maybe I can salvage something later, but not in time for today's post!!!
Red, Green and White felt from my fabric stash, 
Papers: Fancy Pants - a mix of 12x12 and 6x6 (Charmed Cards and Craft), 
Gold card, Glamour Dust, Glossy Accents, Gold Stickles, Tiny gems (Anita's Gem Wheel), Tiny clothes peg from my stash, Gingham ribbon from the scraps box, red and white twine (Creative Treasures), Gold crochet thread,
Spellbinders Stocking die and Snowflakes die sets, small star punch, 
Cuttlebug Snowflakes and Stars die
 You can see some really fab felt creations on the Daring Cardmakers Blog - so please go and have a look.  We'd love you to join in with us this week
It's a busy weekend in the wafflezone - there's a meet-up planned with various of the Out-Laws, so they can hand over MIL to stay with us for a couple of days (no comment), but there's also Funky Hand's  very first Blog Hop going on over the weekend - this is the first Blog Hop I've ever been involved with so I'll probably muck it all up somehow hehe!
Anyway, it's all to show off the brand new CD "12 Crafter's Crafting" (to be released on 4th Nov) which has a Christmas theme - lots of fab new papers, some wonderful Christmassy images and sentiments and some new templates too - plus the wordbooks, Alphas and Numerals you'd expect to find on a Funky CD.
Visit Anice's BLOG to find out more - it all kicks off tomorrow morning at 9am and there's  the chance to win a fab prize by joining in with us on the Big Funky Blog Hop
I'm a bit peeved tbh, because having visitors will mean I can't stay glued to the pc for the whole two days - but I couldn't miss the chance of joining in so I hope you'll pop by tomorrow or Sunday to see what's going on!
Right, back to the dusting and vacuuming I suppose,,,,,,,
Thanks for visiting,


Karen said...

Oh Kathy...I don't think this is messy..its adorable! Love all the little stockings on the line especially! xxx

Kaz said...

Well I like your card Kathy. I think your brain is too clogged with what's coming this weekend to be kind to yourself!
Good luck xxxx

Janice said...

I think Christmas should be stuffed and that's how your card looks, lots going on and all of it lovely.

Dolly Daydreams said...

I beg to differ "....I love it . I think you have created a great, fun and warm Christmas atmosphere here and I for one love it !


Hazel said...

You are being far too hard on yourself, Kathy - the card is great. Just enjoyed a catch up here - always a pleasure and an inspiration. x

Sharon (glitterangel) said...

I absolutely love it - I think that stocking is so cute and the papers are gorgeous x

Zuzana Obert said...

Gorgeous card Kathy. I love the colours and most of all your cute stocking.

Zuz. (hug)x x

Samm said...

This is gorgeous, what a cute little stocking, very touchy feely :)