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Cards and other handicrafts made by Jean Straw

Friday, 18 March 2016

A Snippet Card and a Crochet Ta-Da!!

This card was made for my brother in law whose birthday is this weekend. Apart from the A6 size base card it was made entirely from snippets so when I have done here I shall be skipping over to Pixie's Snippet Playground to see what fun and games the other playmates are getting up to.
The stamp I used is Reflections from Inkylicious, stamped onto white card with Memento, Olive Grove ink, and then the background coloured with distress ink and ink duster brushes. I cut it with a Nellie Snellen  oval die and as it was the largest in the set I drew round the outside edge of the die onto dark green card and cut it out by hand to make the mat.The trellis is cut with a Memory Box die from another snippet of the same green card. The back panel is a snippet of light blue card trimmed slightly smaller than the card front and embossed with a Stampin Up folder called Stylish Stripes. The top part of the sentiment came with the Inkylicious stamp and the Birthday bit is from Stamp tapestry.

The challenges I am entering are Pixies Snippet Playground - Use Snippets
 and Dream Valley Challenges  - All About Birthdays

                                                                                   Now for my Crochet Ta Da!! moment. At
Christmas my family gave me two lovely Attic 24 blanket kits from the Wool Warehouse, and I am happy to say that I finished the first one last week end. There is a choice of two patterns with this kit and I chose to make the Sunny Granny Stripe one. There are fifteen colours all together and it is very bright. This is a poor photo because there is a rather bumpy bedcover under it. I just put it over the spare bed in order to get a complete photo. I have taken this close up of the corner to show the pattern and the neat little border. I have already started the second one, it is not as bright as
this with one more autumnal shades and a slightly different stitch
pattern. Watch this space!!

Thank you all for visiting here and for all your lovely comments, I appreciate all of them.


  1. Your card is wonderful Jean, I love it..
    Gr Veerle

  2. Just love that classy card the stamp is gorgeous .Your blanket is fabulous I'm in awe as I cannot crochet so I'm admiring it so much its beautiful, you are so clever love and hugs Carole x

  3. Lovely card Jean. I am so cross because, having made one for Bob this year, I forgot to post it. But is has gone now so he will get it eventually. I love the reflections stamp you have used.
    The blanket is, of course, beautiful. It hasn't taken you all that long either. It will take me a lot longer to finish mine. I find the whole blanket in one piece is quite heavy to hold. I started a stripe one like this, but only a metre square, to finish up my wool from the log cabin one, but as some of the colours are in Sophie too, I have stopped that for now. Have you seen the iced cup-cakes one on Attic 24. I love that colour combo too. Kate x

  4. A fantastic card Jean, its a lovely scene with the reflections. Your crochet cover looks beautiful, super bright colours..
    Yvonne xx

  5. Wow you have been busy Pat. Your card is so pretty. I love the little scene. The reflections look really good and I like the light blue background very much. The stripes look lovely.

    Your crochet cover looks absolutely beautiful. What lovely presents. I bet you really enjoyed making it with all those gorgeous colours. You couldn't get bored watching this grow. I look forward to seeing the next one finished. Barbxx

  6. I love that pretty scene you have made Jean and the background embossing is so elegant and enhances it beautifully. The crocheted blanket is just gorgeous and the colours are so bright and pretty. I can't wait to see the next one too! x

  7. Well Jean some lovley cardmaking, here and below, but really taken with your blanket, well done in doing it since Christmas!!!
    ...," you're a better man than I, Gunga Din", to quote, Rudyard Kipling.. I Am still working on a UFO since 1988 in crotchet, a small cloth but getting there.

    Thanks so much for sharing, Shaz in Oz.x

    {Calligraphy Cards - Shaz in Oz}

  8. Fabulous card Jean, love the reflections and the backing, both embossed and die cut, sets the image off beautifully!

    Thanks for playing in the Snippets Playground :)


    Di xx

  9. This card has such a lovely peaceful scene for the image. You have done a wonderful job creating that image!

    Your blanket looks great. Love the vivid colours. I am awed by your tallent and patience!

  10. This card has such a lovely peaceful scene for the image. You have done a wonderful job creating that image!

    Your blanket looks great. Love the vivid colours. I am awed by your tallent and patience!

  11. You've created such a pretty scene on your card, and I love the horizontal die you used. The afghan is so colorful and just beautiful! It's sure to be treasured through the years since you made it with your own two hands!

  12. Hi Jean,
    brilliant card for your BIL.
    Love the fab and excellent stamping.
    Great design as always.
    My that crochet blanket is superb, and such very lovely colour combo too.
    Can't wait to see your next.
    Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

  13. Hi Jean, Love the MB trellis over that stripe embossing. Great combination of designs to show off this wonderful sponged scene. Just really awesome the way you've showcased, and BIL will love it too. Impressed with your gorgeous blankie...I love those bright happy colors. Looks very cozy too. It's nice to have this other hobby when you get burnt out on card making. TFS & Hugs

  14. Hi Jean

    What a great card for taking over to the playground. Love your distress ink work and that super neat oval backing. Great stamp too!

    Loving your crochet work too. Very neat! Love the edging and the bright colours.

    Have a good day.

    Love Jules xx

  15. A pretty scenic card with such lovely colours used. I have been admiring your beautiful crochet blanket. The colours are so vibrant and cheery. Hugs Mrs A.