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Thursday, 1 August 2013

Knitting Billie

Don't choke on your coffee...yes another post from me this week lol. It's been a long time since I've posted more than one card in a week but I've got a little stash of cards I've made over the last few months and I thought it was rude not to share ;-D 

When Nicole was born she was given a crocheted blanket as a gift. For some reason she called it a Mogi  we don't know where the word came from ... I don't think she does either lol. It's about 24" x 18" and it was the perfect size for her to carry around for comfort. When she told us she was expecting I wanted to give her a 'mogi' for her baby but I haven't knit for over 20 years. I remembered former Ladybug Catherine took up knitting last summer and after seeing her creations couldn't believe she just started. They were absolutely stunning and well'd think she'd been at it for years!

Earlier this year I contacted Catherine and commissioned her to make a mogi. I looked at patterns online and told Catherine the colour I wanted and away she went. I was absolutely thrilled with the result and Nicole loved it when I gave it to her. 

Here is Nicole with her mogi and Coen with his...

She's not using exactly as it was intended lol

Isn't it beautiful!

I made a card to thank Catherine and this is what I came up with...

Wasn't it fortunate I had Knitting Billie! I also have this fabtastic SU! embossing folder that looks like knitting and I think they look great together. Kraft cs was an almost perfect match to the colour Catherine used to knit the blanket. 

I love these SU! corduroy buttons. I'm lucky to have a sister who used to be a demonstrator and when she had a clear out I got TWO packs of these :-D 

I just love the 'mogi' and think Catherine did an amazing job and I'm pleased with the way the card turned out.

I'd like to enter the following challenges:

Crafts and Me Challenges - Anything Goes
Crafting by Design - Anything Goes
Delicious Doodles - Anything Goes
SweetPea Stampers - Embossing (wet or dry)

I'm getting my hair cut this's long overdue. I'm thinking maybe 2-3 inches but might chicken out at the last minute lol.

Have a great day :-D

Catch ya later x

ps Can anyone tell me how we got to August so fast!!!!


mixamatoasties said...

What a beautiful card Kerry. Just perfect :)

And the photos are gorgeous too although I'm sure Nicole is going to kill you......

Susan xx

Marianne said...

Catherine did a great job on the mogi, love the simple pattern. And your card loks absolutely fabulous with that embossed background and sweet knitting Billy.
Marianne x

Shirley-Anne Barber said...

Beautiful children photos ..
Super image for this lovely thank you card . Thanks for sharing all on Make it Monday .

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Kym's Crafty Cards said...

You have made a wonderful thank you bear card here. Thanks for taking part in the Sweet Pea Stampers Challenge this month of “embossing - wet or dry or both” and best of luck. We hope to see you back again very soon. Best wishes, Kym, Sweet Pea Stampers Design Team xxx

Granmargaret said...

Lovely card Kerry. I am sure she will love it. Thank you for joining the challenge at Sweet Pea Stampers. Hope to see you again next time.

Danielle Vincent said...

Oh goodness this is just so sweet. I agree that the SU embossing folder is perfect for this image and is one of my favorites too. Thanks so much for sharing your beautiful card with us this week at ATS&M.

Whimsey said...

Ahhh....such a cute card; love the texture and that button - swoon!!

I don't know what a Mogi is - I can figure it out from the picture; but need to research online so I understand better. :-/

Coen's pretty stinking cute!!!

Hazel said...

Your thank you card is superb (and so is the mogi!). Thanks for sharing your lovely card for The Sweet Pea Stampers embossing challenge - Hazel, Design Team x

NanaConnie said...

Adorable image, Kerry, and wonderful coloring! Fabulous. Thanks for playing along at Sweet Pea Stampers this week.
NanaConnie DT

rachel taylor said...

love your thank you card thanks for sharing with SWEET PEA STAMPER'S this week happy crafting to you
Rachel DT

Nonni said...

Really, really cute! I love your card design too. Thanks for joining us this week at ATSM!

Shana Gaff said...

Adorable little teddy! The embossed background and button go together perfectly with the theme of your card! Thanks for playing at ATSM. :)

alicaz said...

so sweet! Great coloring and the embossing folder you used sure looks like something knitted!
Thanks for joining us at Sweet Pea Stampers!
Hugs, Alica ;)