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Sunday, 14 December 2014

Reminder to Quirky Shake it up.

This week I made the Mitten Shaker card from The Cutting Cafe, and decided that it would be best mounted on a larger card because it didn't stand up alone, I am much happier with my efforts this week. I decorated the mitten border with snowflakes from Fun with Frosty the Snowman, and the background with Christmas Banners colored. I added micro beads and sequins once more.
This is an 8"x8" card, and I used Bo Bunny and My Mind's Eye papers that were as close to the colour scheme as I could get them, with the grey provided by the dull silver card and stitching.
I got the machine out as you can see and stitched round all pieces, the mitten is in a pocket.
Christmas ribbon is from Crafty Ribbons, and looks a bit crooked, I think the pocket must be a little crooked!
I added some snowy buttons and jingle bells, and the mitten cuff is flocked with Polar White Flower Soft.

Side view of the card.

Inside the card.

Here is the mitten removed from the pocket ready to hang on the tree. I wanted the card to look nice still.

 Close ups of the mitten.

 Inside the mitten I used the offcut from the middle of the mitten outline. Waste not, want not....

Here is the mitten hanging up by the ribbon, but not on my tree which isn't up yet.

Why don't you hop on over to Quirky Crafts Challenge blog to see what the talented team have done, and to play along.

You have until Saturday 20th Dec midday to enter.

I have entered the following challenges:

Christmas Cards Challenge - Christmas (Thurs)
Cute Card Thursdays - bells or bows
Daring Card Makers - Shake it off (Thurs)
Glitter and Sparkle - glitter and sparkle (Sun)
Coffee, chocolate and cards - Christmas (Fri 27th)
Fussy and Fancy - snowflakes and ribbon (Jan 8th)
Crafty Card Makers - Christmas (Jan 12)
Creative Fingers - #60 anything goes


  1. Your Christmas Shaker card is beautiful Cazzy, I love the pretty mitten you made. Thank you for playing along with our Challenge at Chocolate, Coffee & Cards. We would love to see you again … Anet DTx

  2. Great shaker card. Love the mitten and the colors. Thanks for joining us this week at Christmas Card Challenges.

  3. What an adorable idea Carol!..<3 that little mitten xx

  4. fabulous card! I really love that mitten design, very clever. Thanks for joining in with my shaker dare this week at the Daring Cardmakers. Sharon x

  5. Cazzy, your mitten is beautiful. Love the paper you used.

  6. Beautiful card! and design Carol xxx

  7. This is so super fun! LOVE the patterned papers you used and the fun colors! HUGS and happy holidays! :) Mynn xx

  8. Thanks for entering our Christmas card Challenge this week!
    Monica - CCC DT

  9. Wonderful holiday card, love the scalloped edges! Thank you for joining us at Crafty Cardmakers and More for our 'Christmas' challenge! Holiday Hugs, Pamellia DT :)

  10. Well isn't this just the cutest shaker card...LOVE it!! Thank you for joining us at "Fussy and Fancy" for our "Snowflakes and Ribbons" challenge!!
    Diane FAF DT

  11. This is proper cute! Love that fabulous mitten shaker element and all those lovely papers.

    Thanks for sharing with us.

    Happy Christmas

    Crafty Cardmakers and More

  12. Lovely shaker card, thanks for joining us at the Christmas card challenge. Gail DT

  13. Wow this is adorable!! Love the shaker mitten!! Thanks for joining in the fun Snowflakes and ribbon challenge at Fussy and Fancy!! Best of luck:)
    Hugs and Happiness

  14. Adorable card - love the shaker mitten ~~ thanks for joining us at Creative Fingers and good luck!
    Lynne, Creative Fingers DT

  15. omg omg omg omg this is the sweetest ever...love it


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