Monday, February 1, 2016

all occasion cards

Hello!  Happy February!  Totally fighting the urge to go back to bed.  Think I had too much coffee and soda yesterday to fall asleep at my usual time.  So I was in bed staring at my phone!  Haha.  Morning came fast today!

I made these cards over the weekend intending them to be thank you cards.  I was planning to add the arigato sentiment over the tree branches but somehow it didn't look quite right so I kept it off.  My preference is always to keep things simple.  I like how these turned out in the end.

So now because they don't have a sentiment, it can be used for any occasion really. 

The main image is Sister Stamps Minako.  I like that she is so peaceful looking.  I thought the Mama Elephant branches and cherry blossom stamps would be a good match on this card.

I also finished up my first cowl using the puff stitch.  I followed the tutorial from All About Ami's blog.  I just used a different yarn brand that I found at Walmart.  I was too impatient to order something online and wait.  I wanted to crochet something that day while waiting in the car. 

Here it is wrapped around a hanger.  It measured about 5 feet in length before I stitched the ends together.  I did end up crocheting this at home also this past weekend.  I was so close to finishing so I just kept going!  I think I will crochet some hearts while waiting in the car today since I have about half a ball left of this yarn.  I already placed an order for my next scarf project.  It's also from All About Ami's blog and is called the Triple Luxe Cowl.  The pattern looks so pretty!  Can't wait to start on that.  Maybe I can finish a scarf/cowl a month?

Thanks so much for stopping by!


Denice said...

Love the cards, such a sweet image and the cherry blossoms are always a fav of mine... you make CAS look so easy. Awesome cowl with it's cool looking stitch.

Lynn said...

Yes, the two images go well together and the card came out great. Wow! You can crochet, too. I can only do a few lazy too learn the advanced stuff.

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Cheryl said...

Cute cards! I like the cherry blossoms! It's been so warm lately I think my allergies are starting already. Neat stitch! There has been a lot of yarn sales recently at Michaels and joanns...didn't realize there were so many types of yarn...