Tuesday, 5 March 2013

Great Grandma to Shoes..........

You could be thinking what is all this about with a title like that lol.
Well let me explain, a few weeks ago my beautiful granddaughter Ashley told me  I am to be a great grandma in June, so of course I had to search for my knitting needles and get knitting and yes the card making was put to one side. I had forgotten how much I had enjoyed knitting. 2 cardigans and 1 pair of bootees in five days with the 2nd pair in progress.
Now we come to the shoes.
 I was sent two beautiful images by the lovely Sheenagh Hulin to make a card and hopefully be accepted for the design team at Jem`s Designs, unfortunately I was not well at the time and with other commitments I was unable to take part.
Jem`s Designs now have a facebook page and you can find it HERE.
They are a fabulous bunch of girls who make fabulous cards. Obviously I wanted to make a card and Sheenagh very kindly gave me permission to use the images and I have entered it for a competition on the facebook page.
Jem`s Designs have some fabulous Cd`s and I just love the last 2 they have just bought out.. A Swan`s Song and Wish upon a Rose which sold out when aired on C & C last week, so glad I got my order in. To see all the Cd`s click HERE.
You can also find Steampunk for you ladies that enjoy making these.
The image is from The Fancy Shoes cd available above.
Neenah Card, Silver and black card from stash
I printed the image 3 times so I could decoupage the frame with shoe and leaves
(leaves were fiddly to cut round) then the shoe again on its own and also the flowers in the top corner which I glittered with Pee Wee.
I added a couple of flourishes kindly given to me by Lindsay Craftymonster thank you. Pearl gems added  and for the final touch a metal flower with rose on top.
Thank you for popping by and hope you have enjoyed your visit.
I would like to enter this into.....
Chris xxxxx


  1. Congratulations Chris, gorgeous creations too!!
    Hazel xx

  2. A beautiful card, and I must say a very pretty blog xx

  3. Wow! That card is great, love the knitted bits too xx

  4. What a fabulous card with the killer heels shoe, lovely rich colour. Congrats on the news the bootees and cardigans are adorable.

    Sylv xx

  5. Love your baby clothes - I am sure I used the self same knitting pattern myself, it was a firm favoiurite of mine!
    I absolutely adore your shoe card Chris - fantastic!! So lush!!

  6. Congratulations, Christine.
    Also love what you've done with the artwork from my Fancy Footwork cd...fabulous use of materials and embellishments. So pleased to have you with us on Jem's group page.
    Crafty hugs, Sheenagh x

  7. Ooo congrats Chris, fab baby items and beautiful card.. Love the colour of that shoe, Px

  8. Love the card, stunning knitting too, they are so special hugs txx

  9. Congratulations Chris, I am delighted for you both. I love your card it is gorgeous and I bet those leaves were difficult to cut out too. Stunning!!!

    Linda xxx

  10. great and beautiful card Chris.

    greetings karin

  11. Congratulations Chritine, love the sweet little knitted booties and cardigans :) and the card is fabulous too hun.
    Lorraine xx

  12. Hi Chris, you are a busy bee, the little cardies are gorgeous, I miss knitting, I always had 1 or 2 things on the go, but my fingers will not let me knit so much now.

    And your Fancy footwork card is fabulous, love the design and layout of your card, don't you think Sheenaghs designs are great to work with.
    Hugs Janet

  13. Congratulations on your good news, Chris. I love the knitting, I enjoy it too but rarely get to do it nowadays. Love the card. The image is lovely and I love the colour. Sorry you were unwell and unable to apply for the DT at Jem's Designs. Hopefully you will get chance again. Wendy xx

  14. Wow what a gorgeous card. I love the layout on your card x

  15. Love the little cardigans and booties - The card is absolutely fabulous, love the design. I am sure your chance will come again to join the DT x

  16. What cute knitted items :-) I love babies :-)
    The card is just WOW! Gorgeous colours and gorgeous image!
    I hope we will get to see a pic of the clothes on :-) (the baby that is, not you) lol

    Hugs Lisa xxxx

  17. WOW Christine, a Great Grandma, you don't look old enough, love the knitting you have done, I can only crochet, so my little grandsons, 1 already born this year and 1 due in April, have plenty wee blankets, LOL...fabulous card also, Purple and Shoes, is there anything better, love and hugs xxx


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