Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Eat, Sleep, Create...

"Eat. Sleep, Create" sounds like the recipe for a perfect day.  Here's another great recipe:  1.) use anything on a spool  2.) add something metal and 3.) and include a sentiment.  That one sounds like the perfect card.  That's Katie's recipe for this week's Cooking It Up with Katie challenge #89.  That's a really easy peasy recipe to follow so why not give it a go, we'd love to have you join us.

For my card the thread is Tatting Crochet which comes on a spool, the charm is metal so are the brads and the staple and of course you can see the sentiment stamped below the image. 

don't forget the inside
Lately I've been ignoring last year's resolution to do the inside of my cards.  My excuse was that my crafting room was in turmoil because of our move.  Well, it's still pretty messy in here and I still don't know where everything is but this could last a long time so it's time to start working on the insides again especially when the card stock base is dark like this.   Even if you keep it very simple this little extra step is worth it.

Here's the deets:
stamp - Taylored Expressions "Knit Wit"
ink - Memento "Rich Cocoa"; Ranger "Scattered Straw"
paper - Bazzill "Pinecone" Kaisercraft "Up, Up and Away" dp and ticket
miscellaneous - copics; pearls; brads; thread; charm; Nesties circle and scalloped circle dies; stapler

Here's the challenges:
Cooking It Up with Katie #89 - Anything on a Spool, Something Metal, a Sentiment
Taylored Expressions TESC151 - sketch
Craft Your Days Away #38 - Get Stitchy with It (I stretched the knitting to be the image of a knitting basket - it's OK if you delete me)

Thanks for stopping by, I hope you'll visit often, and that you'll join us at Cooking It Up With Katie for this week's challenge.


  1. This is SO sweet! LOVE the soft colors!

  2. Love the vintage feel to this and that scissor charm is to die for. And good for you for doing the inside of the card. LOL! I love seeing that. I need to do that more too. =) Thank you for playing along with TESC!

  3. What a gorgeous card loving that image also the colours and design this is super, thank you for joining our challenge at Crafty Sentiments this week.
    Lorraine x

  4. Oooo, so lovely, Chris! Love the die cut and the postcard background. Wonderful!

  5. Great card, I love the sentiment! Thank you for taking part in CYDA's Stitching challenge xx

  6. really sweet & i just love the tiny scissors!


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