Friday, 10 October 2014

Side Step Card & Cute Knitting Die Cuts

The Christmas cards are still a work in progress, to be honest I keep changing my mind on exactly what I wanna do so I'm still thinking that through especailly which papers to use so I wanted to try something totally different today... I browsed on Pinterest (a favourite armchair activity lol) and I found samples of side step cards I have only ever created centre step cards so I decided I really had to have a go! theres even one based on a semicircle but that's for another day LOL!
I needed to make a thank you card for my close friend Kath, she has been helping me to make some preemie baby hats for another friends littlle baby girl who was born very early. Kath has made the knitted ones while I have made some crochet ones. I love how realistic these Marianne Design die cuts have turned out. I embossed them then used a promarker to accent the embossing.
This is the front view of the side step card I made today. As well as the the Marianne Design die set I mentioned earlier I also used the Tattered Lace ornamental rose die. The thank you circle is a small clear stamp which was stamped then heat embossed in silver and cut with a circle die. I used a silver marker to colour the knitting needles, they look quite realistic!
I have wanted to participate in some card challenges for a while but I always seem to miss the deadlines or tiredness and my health problems get in the way, However, I am gonna break that cycle now and enter this card into a few challenges, kinda like getting back into what I really love to do...card making and scrapbooking! actually playing with all things pertaining to papercrafting.

Here's the challenges I'm entering this card into,
Select the name as this is linked to the relevent website
Inspiration Destination.....Anything Goes
Sisters Of Craft.....Anything Goes
Little Red Wagon.....Giving Thanks
Creative Knockouts.....Thankful
In The Pink.....Fancy Folds and Pink
Crafty Hazelnuts.....Use Patterned Papers All Over the Card
The Sisterhood of Crafters.....Think Pink (breast cancer awareness)

Im feeling really happy now that I have learned a new card shape
but even more so that I have been back into card challenges again
But mostly because I like this card (I am usually over critical) and the recipient will love it

thanks for stopping by , I hope you have a great week
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  1. Your card is so very pretty! Love all the dies and the pink! Great color combo with the pink, silver and white. One of my personal favorites. Thanks for joining us at Inspiration Destination. Hope to see you again and good luck!
    CB Owner

  2. Oh, what a very nice step card!

    Thanks for playing with us the challenge of Inspiration Destination!

    Good Luck and I hope see you again!

    Gr. Meggi DT.

  3. This is a fabulous step card. I love all of the knitting embellishments on your Thank you card. Thanks for joining this week's Giving Thanks challenge at Little Red Wagon.

  4. How adorable! Lovely die cuts. Thanks for joining us at Creative Knockouts. Good luck. Maggie - DT

  5. Gorgeous side step card! I love the details and the touch of gold. Thanks for joining us this week at In the Pink!

  6. OMG what a sweet creation! Thanks so much for joining us at The Sisterhood’s ‘THINK PINK’ challenge and please come back again soon!
    one of the 'Sistahs'
    The Sisterhood of Crafters

  7. Gorgeous side stepper card! I love the knitting!
    Thanks for playing in the THINK PINK challenge at The Sisterhood Of Crafters this time!
    Good Luck
    Dawn GDT xx

  8. Brilliant side stepper card & I love the knitting!
    Thanks for playing in the THINK PINK challenge at The Sisterhood Of Crafters this time!
    Good Luck
    Dawn GDT xx


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