Wednesday 27 November 2019

Knitting your own Christmas cards

Hello crafting friends!

I am absolutely delighted to have been invited to guest at The Male Room today!

This fortnight, the challenge is to create a Christmas card, for a male of any age, using Ugly Sweaters as inspiration. I actually had no idea that ugly sweaters were a thing but it's okay, it turns out that they're just Christmas jumpers! PHEW! Come and see what I made:

I've recently bought the gorgeous Knitted Background stencil from Funky Fossil so I used that to make a background for my card, using a Stampin' Up Blendability marker in light Soft Sky. I stamped over my knit background with rows of stars, trees and snowflakes from Uniko's Background Builders Christmas.

Christmas jumpers often feature a central image, so I pulled out a snowman image from Stampin' Up's Tags til Christmas (long ago retired). This stamp includes a 'to' and 'from' as it's supposed to be a tag, but I excluded them by masking them off with a sticky note before inking up. I cut my snowman out with a circle punch and added touches of colour before attaching it to my 'knitted' card front.

I liked the idea of a cosy kind of greeting, so I stamped the word Warmest from Uniko's Pure Florals: Poinsettia, then used a black Stampin' Up marker to ink up the words Christmas Wishes from Clearly Besotted's Simply Said. And yes, I messed it up the first time (again!!!) so I stamped it again on a strip and glued it over the top.

I hope you'll be inspired to join in with this challenge - it's a lot faster than actual knitting and a whole lot of fun! There's loads more inspiration from the Design Team over at The Male Room where you can also link up your card :)

How are your Christmas preparations going? I now have a list of presents to buy and have checked it considerably more than twice! I also have a nice stash of cards to write and have already started to wonder what I did with the Christmas decorations last year...

Thank you for popping by today. Do leave me a comment and I shall return your visit, bringing some very tasty cinnamon biscuits with a hint of orange zest (virtual ones sadly!)



  1. That's a lovely knitted Christmas card you have there! Nothing ugly about it AT ALL! LOL!


  2. Love your interpretation, this card is truly inspiring, awesome even! Love how you sponged the background then added more rows, then the focal picture. I'm off to check out the others. Meantime, my house has stuff everywhere, piles of Xmas cards to write, presents to wrap, class stuff prepped, then found out my new storage units are arriving eeeek ! Xxx

    1. Aha! I consider that an invitation to join in!
      How lucky that your storage units are arriving - you'll be able to use them to store all your cards to write, presents to wrap, prepped class stuff etc! LOL xxx

  3. Such wonderful inspiration Vicky, love how you have shaped the stamping and added the beautiful snowman. Beautiful colours and a beautiful card. I am so very happy to have you as our guest designer.
    Faith DT TMR

    1. Thanks Faith! It's an honour to be guesting with you! x

  4. A gorgeous card Vicky and love the background stencil with the sweet little stamps forming a triangle over the top, and also the cute snowman, all such pretty colours too. Congratulations on your GD spot over at The Male Room, and I just found out I won this month so will soon be doing it x

  5. It's a great card. Thanks for being our GDT.


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