Thursday, 26 May 2011

And today I'm a robin

When I was about 9 or 10 I got a crochet-for-beginners kit for Christmas. I didn't open it at the time, but a few months later I was woken up very early in the morning by the sun shining brightly through my curtains, and I couldn't get back to sleep. Wide awake, I went searching through my room for entertainment and I came across the kit under my bed. When Mum came in to get me up I was sitting up in bed, half-way through making a hat for my little toddler cousin. I never got into knitting, although my Mum tried to teach me - crochet was always my "thing", after paper of course!

I tried to make a paper scarf for this card first but it just didn't look right. After a bit of thought, out came the crochet hook, but I only had one reel of crochet cotton (and no wool at all) so my lipstick red Copic marker was used for the red stripes. Well I haven't crocheted for years and years, but it's funny how a skill learned at age 10 never leaves you. This was such fun.

The card is for my brother-in-law who is a fervent Bristol City football fan (or soccer to you American folk!) Their colours are red and white and they are known as the robins.  I used this amazingly versatile House Mouse stamp which is one of my favourites, stamped on Kraft paper and coloured with Copic markers. Stamping on Kraft was last week's challenge for Cute Card Thursday but I didn't get it finished in time to enter it. Ah well. The greeting is stamped with EK Success alphabet stamps and punched with my $2 store star punch. It's simpler than my usual style, but that's appropriate, being for a blokey.

Charisma Cardz: male card
Colour Create: white, brown, cream + one other colour
Creative Card Crew: anything goes
House Mouse: football colours
Simon Says Stamp: stars and stripes
Spoonful of Sugar: things with wings
Truly Scrumptious: anything goes


Michele said...

Such a wonderful card. Thanks for joining us this week at Truly Scrumptious. Hugs Michele x

Georgina said...

LOL This is so cute Rosey! The copics worked really well with the scraf - brilliant idea

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

this is sweet, the hand made scarf is darling touch. Thanks for playing in House Mouse and Friends Blog Challenge.

Rica said...

Hi Rosey - hope you're well!! What a brilliant card!!! Fabulous colouring of the little Mousie and friend and I just love your crotchet'ed scarf - fabulous idea!!!

So glad you shared this with us at House Mouse & Friends and the Simon Says Stamp challenge
love & hugs
Heather xx

Vee said...

Fabulous card I love the scarf, brilliant idea.Thanks for joining challenge at Charisma this week.
xx Vee

Sue said...

Very creative take on the Football Frenzy challenge! Love your crochet work too. Thanks for sharing with us at the Houe mouse and Friends Monday Challenge.


TinyCrafter said...

That is so cute! I just started to learn to crochet I love it!

Lorraine A said...

Fabulosu card Squirrel :-) The image is just perfect for the team and the scarf is fantastic !! I am sure your BIL loves this ,,, brilliant card :-)

thanks for joining us on the HM&F Monday Challenge :-)
Lols x x x

Lori Barnett said...

awwww...what a wonderful touch with the scarf. I love to crochet myself as well. So glad you joined us for the challenge. Happy Stamping!

Liz's creative corner said...

What a fab idea, lovely colouring too, thanks for joining us at colour create, hugs Liz xx

Esme said...

Fab card! I'm from Cheltenham so not far from your team! Love your take on the theme!
Thanks for joining the HM&F Monday Challenge!
Esme xx (GDT)

America said...

oh how fun and so sweet! A great take on our Football Frenzy Challenge this week! Thanks so much for joining us (and for including GDT after your name to be considered for GDT), at House-Mouse & Friends Monday Challenge! Cant wait to see your next Mousie creation!! :)

Christine said...

Great take on the Football chall... love this cute image fab colouring & the scarf is a stunning embellie..
thanks for sharing with us at HM & Friends Monday chall.

smiles Christine xx

Janiel/ janny said...

What a great idea for your card.. Very clever and BEAUTIFUL!!
Thank you for joining us at Colour Create.
hugs, Janiel

The Crafty Den said...

Hi Rosey, what a gorgeous card. I love the image and papers you've used. Your handmade 'scraf' is fantastic. Thanks for joining us at charisma cardz challenge this week. Hugs, Denise x

debby4000 said...

Oh this is so cute and love the scarf.
Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamps Challenge this week.

Sue from Oregon said...

Oh my you are doubly crafty! Love the crochet element! Thanks for sharing with us at House Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge! ♥ Sue K