Monday, 6 April 2015

Inchie and New Challenge piece

Hi All from a damp and cold NE UK coast. Such a contrast from yesterday when the beach and seafront were crowded and people were even brave enough to be in the sea swimming. Thank you for your visit and I hope the weather is nice where you are.

At Every Inchie Monday the theme this week is knitting

This is my inchie with a bit of knitting on part of a cocktail stick. Wonder what everyone else will for this?

A new Challenge blog called Stamp and Stencils has its first challenge posted and the theme is Anything Goes

 I made a card for a neighbours birthday The web stencil is by Dream weaver and the stamp by Kanban. I used Grunge Paste for the stencil and Distressed Stains to colour here and there. I also did the stamping with a Distressed stain but not sure that worked as well as I had hoped.

When I had taken a photograph of the card I made a matching envelope by printing out the photographed image.


30 comments:

Sue C said...

Fabulous card Chrissie! Love the web and the colours you've used. Thanks for joining us at Stamps and Stencils. Sue C x

aussie aNNie said...

Fabulous creations loving that awesome inchie and the colour is beautiful.xx{aNNie My Personal Blog}

freebird7100 said...

love the card, so much detail on it, they will love it! Also love the inchie, I am amazed at the small stitched, great work, love the cocktail stick idea as well

Valerie-Jael said...

Great inchie, love the tin piece of knitting, and that birthday card for your neighbour is fabulous. Have a lovely day, it's cold and grey here, no sunshine today. Hugs, Valerie

trompke said...

Great inchie and card! Love the colours and stamps. And your knitting is stunning! :-)

sirkkis said...

I love your fantastic kniting piece. It's so cool!
Your birthday card is wonderful. Never seen this kind of fabulous technique before.
Have a happy Easter Day, Chrissie,
hugs xx

hazel said...

A fabulous inchie and a wonderful card. The knitting must be so tiny.
xxx Hazel.

froebelsternchen Susi said...

The sweetest inchie ever Chrissie and a wonderful card with so much texture ..great.. must be a wonderful gift for your neighbour even with the fitting envelope as well!
Happy Easter Monday!
xxx
Susi

Pamellia Johnson said...

Wonderful pieces today Chrissie, Your card is fabulous, great textures and colours! hugs :)

Craftyfield said...

Love your inchie, made me chuckle because I did a toothpick knitting with twine for a scrapbook page!
Your distress stain stamping has lost definition but this can be an advantage to give an impression of movement or just an impressionist style.
C xx

sam21ski said...

Wow, how on earth did you get all that lot on a tiny inchy, fantastic xxx

Ira Huberts said...

Love your inchie with the tiny knitting, made me think of sheep and spring instantly!
And your card has a Spanish feel with that pretty lady! Great creations as always Chrissie!
Hugs Ira xox
♥Ira’s Crea Corner♥

Catherine said...

Your inchie is SO adorable Chrissie ! Love it ! And I love your card too, love the colours... Hugs, blessings and love from Catherine

Margriet said...

Lovely inchie and the card is beautiful too!

WendyK said...

Great inchies Chrissie, and the weather here in Herefordshire has been wonderful. Hot and sunny.

Kia said...

Love your tiny piece of knitting. I can't imagine trying to use cocktail sticks as needles (I used sock needles). It snowed in southern ontario on Easter sunday! a bit warmer today. Really nice card - what a lucky neighbour.

Jean Chaney said...

Love your little tiny knitting square, and the card has so much interest and texture.

Astrid Maclean said...

Brilliant Chrissie, both you Inchie (so clever) and your other project look fantastic!

sally said...

Great mini knitting & I really like the other piece too.

Sally

Meggymay said...

Love the tiny inchie Chrissie, you are so patient to knit with a small stick. A beautiful card, the textures, background and the main images all look fantastic together. Thank you for joining in our first challenge at Stamps and Stencils.
Yvonne xx

Sue said...

These are both fabulous Chrissie, you knitting is so cute and I'm always amazed by what you can get on an inchie. I really like you card the distress stain seems to give her so much movement, and to do a print for the envelope is just genius xx

Marianne said...

Very nice projects, Chrissie. I like the idea of the knitting on the cocktail stick. It gives it a nice flare. And the cards are a delight. I 'envy' the kinds of printers some of you have that you can print out envelopes, too. I always like a matching envelope.

Hope you had a joyous Easter,

Marianne xox

Zoe Brener said...

Just gorgeous work all around!

SuzyMosh said...

I love that you did actual knitting on your knitting inchie!

cstocks said...

Love that bling, but the actual knitting--so cool! I like the color combination on the card--I've been seeing a lot of baby blue or aqua with red; I guess it's a trend. Have a brilliant day, Chrissie! c

J L Johnson said...

Cute inchie. The card is very pretty, nice technique.

pearshapedcrafting said...

Great inchie! Love your card - great idea for the envelope too! Chrisx

Trillian said...

Wonderful inchie and card. You did some knitting!

butterfly said...

Knitting on a cocktail stick - genius! Love your spider web card too - such a cool colour combination.
Alison xx

Ruth said...

Just love how the distress stains stamped...perfect! Great card, thanks so much for joining us at Stamps and Stencils. Ruth x