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Sunday, October 8, 2017

Hot and Spicy.....

Hello everyone: Sweater Weather is definitely here so I made this card featuring one of my other favorite pass times when the cooler weather arrives.....KNITTING. When my grandchildren were born, I knitted a warm and fussy blanket for each of them, not to mention baby booties, little hats and scarfs. I miss those days when they spent weekends with grandma and grandpa and each time, brought their blankets, dragging them around all over the place, sigh!! Where did the years go?
Anyway, here is this card that I will link to a few challenges at the end of this post.


This image is from an old Flourishes set called "Stitched with Love" and it just makes me want to cozy up with my yarn and needles and a hot cup of tea and knit away, I might just do that soon.
This stamp set was created by Marcella Hawley when she was designing for Flourishes and now, she has it as a DIGITAL IMAGE  at her Power Poppy store.
I stamped this image on watercolor paper with Versafine black ink and clear heat emboss it, then colored with some SU markers and Sakura Koi watercolors. 
The sentiment is from a Power Poppy set called Cozy Cupfuls which I stamped along the curve of the die cut panel. 
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Here is a picture of the finished inside of my card. 


Both the sentiment and the little flowers are from the Flourishes set.

I'm linking this card to the following challenges.

"Less is More" Hot and Spicy colors.
CAS on Friday Challenge #118 "Fall/Halloween"
Crafty Catz Challenge #387 "Anything Goes with optional twist CAS"
Pattie's Creations Design Challenge #139 "Shades of Autumn"
That's Crafty! "Forever Autumn" Challenge.

Thank you for stopping by, I always read every single comment you so kindly leave on my posts, I want you to know I appreciate them more than words can express.
Until next time, happy stamping.
Hugs from Maria.

15 comments:

Patti Willey said...

Wow! Nice you have this in a clear stamp I'm no digital fan at all ! Beautiful warm feeling card!

Sonny P. said...

Love your vibrant colors ! The sentiment inside fits beautifully !
I did not know that knitting was one of your many talents !!!

Pattie G said...

This is perfect for our current challenge “Shades of Autumn” at Pattie’s Creations Design Challenge.
Thanks for joining us…
Pattie
Artist and Owner

Mary Fish said...

Fabulous color choices, Maria!

LeAnne said...

SWOOON....I am lovin' this image, and yes, I just dragged out my knitting too! The little neighbor boy asked if I would make him a pair of Minion mittens like Cassidy's! So of course I had to say yes! I love the warm hues of your creation...just right to bring in fall!

sentsue said...

Beautiful coloring on you card. It's getting close to that cozy season.

Kathyk said...

Two smashing makes, I love your oh so cosy first one

Kathyk

Susan said...

I too am looking forward to the knitting months. Terrific card! Thanks for sharing at CAS on Friday!

Sazzle Dazzle said...

What a stunning image and so beautifully coloured in our hot and spicy colour combo. A strikikng CAS design and a perfect take on this week's challenge at Less is More. Thanks so much for playing along with us.

Izzy Scrap said...

What a beautiful card ! Love this image with our hot and spicy colours ! Makes me want to sit by the fire place ! A fabulous CAS design too ! Thanks for sharing and for playing along at Less is More !

carol said...


pretty creation, thanks for playing along with CRAFTY CATZ this week x carol

CRAZYCRAFTSHED said...

Fabulous card Maria thank you for joining us over on
Crafty Catz Challenge
Dianne xx CC DT

Tracey@Hotchpotchcreations said...

A fabulous card and perfect way to cosy up during Autumn time, so many happy memories to think of whilst knitting away. Thank you for sharing with us all over at that's Crafty. Best Wishes Tracey.

Vic said...

What a gorgeous card! I would be thrilled to recieve this - and I can't knit! well... I can't cast on. My Nan used to do that bit for me. hahaha... Love the inside too. perfect. Thanks for sharing with us this month, on our "shades of autumn" challenge over at Patties creations. Vic - DT x

Helen said...

Great card - love that stamp.

Thanks for joining us at Pattie's Creations Challenge.

Helen x