Saturday, 21 January 2012

Inspired by mittens..!

Hey!

Happy Weekend, Peeps! :)

I'm sending you all super warm, winter wishes today:

Warm Winter Wishes

OK so it's been a kinda mild winter so far, but the temperature has just started to dip a little round here and it only needs to drop a degree for the perfect excuse to showcase wear my awesome, warm, snugly mittens (celebrating winter in style thanks to a certain Diva *wink*)

Here are those fabulous mittens in question:

Piccy taken a while back when I first got my inky mitts on those babies. I think I need an updated photo!

This card was sent to my buddy, Moe (or Diva, as I like to call her with reference to the fact that she's one awesome Verve Diva!) to celebrate Christmas and winter. After all, it was Moe who sent me these gorgeous mittens all the way from Canada in the first place. I was totally inspired to recreate these actual mittens that I have in my inky possession by simply using an ancient mittens die, some twine and a sweet maple leaf stamp.

I'm also entering this card into the Paper Crafts Connection January Gallery Challenge which is to create winter themed projects to beat the winter blues. I'm pretty sure these babies (the mittens!) will beat any winter blues for myself :)

Wishing you all a super (and toasty warm!) weekend! Ooh and thank you for all the well wishes regarding my guy's broken toe - the good news is that he's walking about better now; is it too soon to ask him to do all the chores yet?!

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Catch ya later!








Card Deets
{Warm Winter Wishes}
Stamps: Sentiment from Stocking Prints (Papertrey Ink)/Maple Leaf from Teeny Trees (Waltzingmouse Stamps)
Ink: Tuxedo Black (Memento)/Fresh Snow (Papertrey Ink)
Cardstock: Pure Poppy, White (Papertrey Ink)
Accessories: Baker's Twine (Papertrey Ink)/Mittens Die (Sizzix)/Cuttlebug

27 comments:

Lynn said...

Ah...happiness! I love your mitten inspired cards Aimes! It is fabulous! I'm sure Moe absolutely loved it!!

Tammy said...

I totally figured that you made this for my fellow Canadian, Moe! Fab card--super cute mittens!

~amy~ said...

LOVE your card!!!!

pssst....never too early to ask about the chores..LOL

LaurieJ said...

Sweet card! Love the mitten die that you used!

I could hardly believe it when I saw your inspiration. My husband gave me the same mittens for Christmas this year! Neither of us are from Canada (actually he hails from Winchester, U.K.) but he went on a business trip to Calgary and brought them home as a surprise. Aren't they the coziest?!

Erin (Homemade Cards by Erin) said...

Fabulous CAS card, those mittles are fabulous, and the twine is a great addition.

Maureen said...

eek!! I've been waiting for this post ever since that amazing card arrived in my little mail box. Truly, Duchess, this is one card of perfection. It's still in a place of honour after all the Christmas cards have gone. It's a red mitten weather day here and I smile everytime I put them on thinking you might be wearing yours too :) See what a little blog candy win can do? Encourage a beautiful friendship :) I was wondering how you made those mittens and thought they were a die! Aren't you glad you kept it? You just never know when you'll need them...my excuse for hoarding things! I think it's perfect time to have Chris ease back in the chores ;) But don't tell him I said it!! LOL big red mitten hugs to you and thanks once more for this divine card :) You are staying true to your royalty title, Duchess! Hugs! ox

Karen B. said...

Such a fun picture of you and your card is perfection.

Andrea M said...

Aimes! I love your take on the Canadian mitts!!! What an awesome card! I'm totally in love!!!

Shauna said...

That card is all kinds of precious! I love how you took inspiration from the Olympic mittens and all their fuzzy warmth!

Monika/Buzsy said...

Such a sweet card! Love the mittens (on the card and on you). LOL...

Marisa said...

Well done, Moe :) You look great wearing the mittens and the card is fabulous :)

Jenny said...

Love the customised mittens Aimes and the matching twine so they can't be dropped!!
Jenny x

Vicki said...

Fab card Aimes, love the mittens, sooo cute!

Hugs
Vicki x

Jess said...

Love the card you made inspired by those mittens!! Such a fun pic of you too! :)

Tenia Nelson said...

Awesome card!!

Chunyuan said...

sweet card. love the color and cute mitten.

Ruth S said...

Fabby card - I love how you personalised them with the maple leaves, and the twine is so sweet ;)
Rx

Lindsay said...

Haha! Awesome Aimes! I love your mitten inspired card, so fun!

Michele said...

This such a cute card!

lostinpaper said...

Those mittens would bring the diva out in anyone! What fabulous fun!
ps The card is awesome too!

Carole said...

Beautiful card Amy, I love the mittens. The red mittens, were known as the Red Vancouver 2010 Olympic mittens and I'm so glad you like yours. Thanks so much for dropping for a visit. I appreciate your lovely comments.

Katrina Turner said...

Fab card Aimes, love the mittens, it's definitely the weather for them now too!

Katrina :)

Taheerah (*LittleMissT*) said...

Well hello there yourself, missy! How's things?

I see mitten fever has indeed hit, lol! Love this cute card Aimes, I feel snug just looking at it!

Dana Nelson said...

Go, Canada! Love the card!

Cammie said...

Super cute card, Aimes! Both the card and the inspiration mittens will certainly brighten any day.

Caryn said...

Ah, the mittens have resurfaced! Such a cool card and you know me - if it's Pure Poppy it's perfect in every way!!

Hugs,
caryn xxx

Erin (Homemade Cards by Erin) said...

Congrats on your win over at Paper Crafts.

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