19 December 2015

WEEKS 255 & 256

Happy Christmas Everyone!
We hope that you all have a wonderful time wherever you may be over the holiday period.

We have decided to let this challenge run for two weeks as many will not have too
 much time for crafting with everything else that's going on at this time of year.
SO ... thinking of home and families, our theme for you is ...

  1. 1.
    simple and unsophisticated.
    "homespun philosophy"
  2. 2.
    (of cloth or yarn) made or spun at home.

This may conjure up many differing images in one's mind, but think simple, primitive,
lots of white space, gingham, knitting, sewing, folk art... you get the idea!

Here are some examples to whet your whistles!

This is a little image from Little Claire I believe, with a tiny bit of paper piecing and 
colouring with alcohol pens. The large heart is die-cut from felt and the smaller one 
from a Stampin' Up Embosslit. The sentiment is computer generated.

This is quite literally 'spun' having tipped up all my boxes of bits and bobs to 
find my flower 'spinning' loom and using Hemp twine I've fashioned this 
flower with a button threaded to the centre. It's not exactly postage-friendly hence
 the circular aperture and mounting on funky foam to allow the flower to be stitched 
to the card base. The striped design paper matches pretty well and adds a little
 more interest to the card. To finish a birthday sentiment from Happy Little Stampers


I stamped four different stitch designs from the Stamped Stitches set by 
Hot Off The Press on a cardstock panel and topped with a faux stitched heart 
by Clearly Besotted, stamped and die cut from some patterned paper.  
I tied some Hemptique twine in a bow to the back of a button by Stampin' Up, adhered this with a glue dot and stamped the sentiment from Paper Smooches' 
Chit Chat set in Celadon ink by Versa Color, to co-ordinate with the button.


Paper pieced digi from Pink Petticoat on kraft, colouring with Inktense pencils.  Computer generated sentiment, a dotty button and some twine added.

As ever there are more examples to be found on the individual blogs of the DT
and we would all  love to have you visit us there.


  1. Beautiful cards Merry Christmas all xx

  2. It took me a few minutes to find out the word homespun but by looking at the examples of the DT members, and reading over and over again, I managed to get it. I do speek and read English but not that well as I whish I could. Merry Christmas everyone, Ankie

  3. Love the theme you've chosen, looking forward to playing along. Karen xx

  4. Adorable and Creative Homespun samples from your very talented DT. TFS girls and Happy Holidays. Hugs, Nancy

  5. Everyone cards are so cute!
    Merry Christmas to everyone!

  6. Everyone cards are so cute!
    Merry Christmas to everyone!

  7. First of all, Happy New Year to all of you!! I adore your homespun creations! I had so much fun with my vintage stamps for this one! I checked the rules which say we can enter "several" times. I hope four is (at least) Britspeak for "several!" I couldn't decide which one to enter, so I entered them all. Feel free to delete any excess! Thanks and hugs, Darnell



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