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