Knit Caps and Stockings

Speaking of knit caps, I can’t believe how cold it got this week. The leaves are gorgeous shades of golden, red and orange and we finally have the weather to match. I makes me so very thankful for a warm shelter!

And speaking of knitting, I don’t know if any of you knit but every year around this time I think, “Oh yeah, I was going to make Christmas stockings.” I rush and make one before Christmas and then loose interest because I know I have a whole year before we need the next one. Well, I made two last year and one the year before. Since we are a family of 5 that leaves me with 2 left to make. Last year my husband requested camouflage yarn for his stocking. I said NO WAY! That redneck trend does not fit into my Boho Christmas decor. Much to my dismay when I went online to look, I found that they do sell camouflage yarn.  The one below is the prettiest camo available but still too dark for my taste.

So, I pulled out my yarn bin yesterday, in an attempt to be productive and my hubby chose a very soft and pretty Navy Blue for his stocking. If you are interested, I am using this free Knit Cable Stocking pattern by Red Heart. I have found it quite easy and it stretches to allow room for lots of goodies! That was the number one criteria for my hubby. Haha. You can tell he likes his boxes of movie theater candy from the dollar store.

Creating the Card

Inspiration

It has been AGES since I have created a card. Ok, not really but a few months. I have been spending a lot of time browsing blog land lately and I came across an old friend, Linda over at the Funkie Junkie. I haven’t kept up with her lovely art since taking a blog break but now I am back and amazed all over again by her neutral color palette, textured backgrounds and elegant style!

She is hosting her annual 12 Tags of Christmas and I thought I would play along this year. I am going to be sharing mostly cards but maybe a few tags. The Funkie Junkie Boutique sponsors this challenge.

Part of the challenge is to be inspired by something on Linda’s tag. For her week #1 tag, I was inspired by the color palette (brown and green) as well as the greenery and sparkly snow.

The Process

To make the card, I took a torn piece of book paper, stamped with embossing ink, applied PaperArtsy Infusion granules and spritzed the background with water. Once dry, I adhered it to the card background and stamped. Lastly, I layered my stamped images.

And I am playing along with Bluebeard and Elizabeth for T Day. Don’t mind my messy side table. I am in the middle of a lot of books with little time to read.

Thank you for stopping by and Happy Tea Day,

Kate

Challenges Entered:

The Funkie Junkie 12 Tags of Christmas: Tag #1

That’s Crafty Challenge: Forever Floral

Christmas Card Challenge: #24