Sunday, November 28, 2010

Happy Holiday Mittens

Well it's Sunday, but it's not Sweet Sunday...we're taking the week off from the Sweet Sunday Sketch Challenge...pout...pout...pout. Karen's traveling for Thanksgiving and I think time ran out on her (or some excuse like that! LOL!!!) before they left. But the good news is Sweet Sundays will resume next week.  :-)

At first I was at a loss...what will I do without a Sweet Sunday sketch?!? Then I saw Jen's Sketch For You To Try yesterday and I knew it'd been way too long since I played along with one of her fabulous sketches, so that's the layout for my card.

The felt mittens are something I saw Jodi do a while back and I thought it was so clever so I'm shamelessly casing her idea. I used the oven mitt die from the Kitchen Accessories, cut two mitts from red felt and flipped one of them over. The string attaching them is red Baker's Twine. Did you ever have mittens on was quite common where I'm from because no little kid wanted to loose a mitten in the dead of's cooooold in Northern Ontario! The sentiment is from Sparkle & Cheer and the snowflakes are from Winter Wonderland and they're both stamped with Memento Grape Jelly. I cut out the snowflakes with the smallest of the coordinating Winter Wonderland Snowflake dies. All the papers, ribbon and rhinestones are from my Snow Day Project Pantry. I love all the purple in this kit and couldn't resist using the dark purple as an accent. Doesn't it look so pretty cut out with my scalloped eyelet border die?

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Here are the dies I used on today's card:

Thanks for stopping by!


Candace said...

Hi, Karen! Yes, I agree about the purples...beautiful contrast! Your card is stunning! LOVE that mitten clever!

Jodi Collins aka Kharmagirl said...

Shamelessly casing...pfft! This ROCKS my friend and it's 100% saucy!! LOVE the colors...the dark purple really POPS!!!

Leslie said...

I love the mittens! It's a very cute card and I'd have never thought to use purple for a Christmas card but it's VERY nice! Please "stand by" while I spellcheck this comment....:)

Amy Sheffer said...

Really cute, Karen! Love the felt mittens and the colors! Thanks for playing along with the SFYTT challenge!

Charmaine (CharmWarm) said...

What a sweet, sweet card!