Saturday, 17 November 2012

Nicely Knit - and some news!

I've got exciting news today: Stampin' Up has just released a free app for iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch. It's called Simply Sent and it enables you to make digital cards and layouts to send electronically (click here for more information). It's perfect for crafting addicts like me who would love to be able to carry on crafting away from the craft room! All I need now is an iPhone or something to use it on - Father Christmas, can you hear me?!!!

When I clicked on the Less is More site this morning, there's a lovely message from Mandi and I was also thrilled to see that I'd been show-cased with this card. It gave me a lovely boost and now I've gone challenge-tastic! Today's card is for this week's challenge Hardware and I've also incorporated the wonderful colours at ColourQ, the cue card at CASology 'Thanks' and the theme at Make My Monday 'An autumn card featuring stitching' (hope knitting stitches count ladies!) Come and have a look:

I've used the Nicely Knit wheel and I hope I've shown that it's quite happy to be the focus of a card. Aren't the colours gorgeous?!

Here's a closer view. I wheeled the image in Soft Suede and added colour with markers. I am totally in love with this woolly look!

I've made a thank you tag using the really useful Made For You sentiment set, adding a scrap of retired grosgrain ribbon and the all important hardware - a beautiful, vintage-looking safety pin from my new Vintage Trinkets embellishments pot. A rounded corner finished the card.

Here's what you'll need to make this card

Stamps: Nicely Knit wheel, Made For You (sentiment)
Ink: Cajun Craze, Soft Suede, plus markers
Card stock: Naturals White, scrap of Whisper White
Other: Vintage Trinkets, paper snips, corner rounder, Old Olive grosgrain ribbon (retired)
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I shouldn't have been crafting at all today but got up very early this morning as a girl needs a bit of therapy after all! We're taking our French exchange student out for lunch and to the cinema today. Last night he became my youngest son's friend for life by playing xbox with him. I was much amused to hear my son shouting "Whoa - I'm on fire!" and remarked that he seemed to be doing well. He cast me a scathing look. "No," he said, indicating a building in flames on the screen. "I'm LITERALLY on fire!"

Hope you're having a great weekend! See you soon,


  1. A really gorgeous card Vicky and I just love that knitting wheel which looks so effective, not to mention trendy at the moment (I saw some knitting print tags in Next but they're somewhat pricey for a diy fanatic like me lol)
    Congratulations on your showcasing and have a lovely day.
    Fliss xx

  2. This looks almost stroke-able Vicky, what a terrific effect with that careful colouring!
    Thanks so much
    "Less is More"

  3. Vicky the stitches look so realistic... the flecked cardstock really boosts the illusion too and love the safety pin addition, perfect finishing touch :0)
    Jenny x

  4. Simply super - love the safety pin!


  5. I love the effect of this knit design, Vicky. Your colour choices and design look fabulous!
    Congrats on bring showcased!
    I will download the app and give it a try.
    Enjoy a lovely weekend :) x

  6. Lovely colours, this looks fab and I like the way you did your tag

  7. I love what you did with this card! that knit pattern looks so cool and I also like the addition of the pin. though sadly, digital scares me :(

  8. This is so realistic looking! I thought for a minute that you really had stitched this card! And I love the look of the ribbon wrapped around the sentiment banner!

  9. This actually looks stitched! Great colour combination, but you kept it light and airy and CAS! Thanks for playing along with CASology this week!

  10. This is a great card Vicky-i love your knitting effect,it's really clever-and congratulations on being showcased at Less Is More too :) xx

  11. great card, love your inspiration.
    thanks for stopping by my blog,
    I get your posts each day in my e-mail
    I LOVE what you do!
    sherrill graff

  12. That is SO clever Vicky! Love the knitting effect and you've chosen such clever colours for it. Hugs, Buttons x

  13. Genius! What more can I say? x x

  14. Congrats on your showcase.
    Love the effect you achieved, did wonder how it came out coloured!

  15. Absolutely GORGEOUS, Vicky! LOVE the time you took to color in the stamp--fabulous! Thanks for joining us at MMM! :)

  16. Wow Vicky, I really thought you had somehow put real knitting stitches on your card...sooooo realistic! Love it!!!!

    Congrats also on being showcased.

    Jennifer. x

  17. what an amazing card, vicky! it looks just like real stitching!! thanks so much for playing along with CASology!!

  18. Very clever, looks fantastic. Thanks for sharing with us at Make My Monday. Caz

  19. Just beautiful and I love how you used the Suede marker to get the lines but then used colored markers to fill in - made it striking!

  20. Love not only the colors, which are wonderful, but the whole look of this card. I also liked seeing the way the used the ribbon and the banner. I've never seen that before. Nice job!

  21. This is fabulous Vicky, I love the touch of colour here, and the fab design!

  22. Gorgeous card! I love all of the white space and how you've used that wheel! Great use of the colors! Thanks for playing at ColourQ!

  23. Terrific idea for a 'stitching' card Vicky and well done on being showcased.

  24. Fabulous as usual Vicky... and knitted stitches certainly count. Thank you for joining us at MMM
    Suzi B xx

  25. Fabulous, as always Vicky.
    Lynne xxx

  26. I love your card Vicky and all your cute little extra touches like the pin ! It has a nice traditional look to it and the colours are lovely !
    I have the new app on my phone and it's useful for sending cards on the go - especially if you have forgotten a b'day !!!! However , it seems to take forever to actually send - don't know if it's me - would be keen to get some feedback on this !!! Jane x

  27. A beautiful card. What terrific colouring and stamping
    Congratulations on being showcased

  28. Love your colouring Vicky. Very detailed. x

  29. Beautiful, the stitches look so realistic and great colours. Sue x

  30. Vicky, the color combo is fabulous...and the card is so pretty and unique!

  31. Fabulous card, Vicky, I love how you used the wheel! I did not get it now I wish I had! Good job using the colors and thanks for playing with us at the colourQ.

  32. love it vicky... but then i always do!!!

    Thanks for joining us
    Less Is More

  33. Another great card Vicky and well done on being showcased too. I love all your little anecdotes also he he :) Viv xx


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