Thursday 24 December 2015

Home spun

Less is more Challenge #255&256: Homespun.

I had to think about this challenge a while, I thought about using my sewingmachine to adhere diecuts, but I'm very worried about glue and  ruining my sewing machine, so I had to think of something else.

Been a bit busy last week, today as well actually, with all the preparations for tomorrow, was tidying and found a red embroidery thread entangled on a needle..needle...knittingneedle...hmmm...
So today I thumbled away at this little knitted jumper thingy.
I'm not very good at knitting with proper sized needles, but these were even harder!.managed it in the end ;-).Most of it I made on longer skewers and then transfered it onto these witht he last two runs.

I sponged some Spun sugar Distress ink on the cardbase, behind the knitwork, to make it stand out.

the sentiment is from Inkadinkado (welcome baby) and I stamped it with Versafine black onyx.
few dew drops to help the eye travel across the card.
Pretty much a one layer card. 

Merry Christmas everyone!

I'm sorry I haven't visited anyone yet this week's challenge, too busy, will resume the good work Sunday, promise ;-)

For more information on the Less is More Challenge, see this

edited January 10th: My card was showcased ;-)


  1. fed up with the Christmas dinner cleaning, so I went to visit a few entries for LIM and I found Gerrina had the same idea and she was post nr1...prob should have visited earlier hahaha, i wish it had shown int he thumbnail it would have saved me a few headaches lol!

  2. Maaike this is stunning and wow a real labour of love! Gerrina's card is also fab, but I'm so glad you didn't notice it and get put off making yours, they are both lovely to look at.
    Thank you for joining our last challenge of the year and wishing you a very happy new year.
    "Less is More"

  3. A very sweet card Maaike, , I hope you had a wonderful Christmas.

    Love and hugs

  4. What a great idea, I can't imagine how fiddly that knitting must have been. So cool though.

  5. FAB make, super colours too


  6. What a fantastic idea, Maaike, and great attention to detail. I love the ink blending behind the knitting.
    Thanks for sharing with us.
    Anita x
    Less is More

  7. thanks gals, i might make the sweater out of felt next time lol

  8. Your card really stands out in the LIM gallery Maaike - I just had to pop over with a little comment to let you know how pretty it is and commend you on your patience with your teeny-tiny knitting!

  9. Ooozing class, uniqueness and beauty! A brilliant take on the homespun challenge. Love it. Thanks so much for playing along and a Happy New Year to you.
    Less is More

  10. I'm sorry that I'm so late in commenting but having various visitors over the holiday period made me rather behind!
    Wow Maaike... love this little spot of knitting...totally homespun!
    Thanks so much
    "Less is more"

  11. thank you! all your comments mean so much to me :-D xxx

  12. Such a gorgeous card - absolutely genius!

  13. Oh Maaike, I didn't have a chance to come here and congratulate you for being one of the favorite cards at "Less is More", this card is absolutely beautiful!!! I saw something like that a while ago on Pinterest but I lost the pin, grrrr!! but now, I have your card and I'm going to CASE it, if you don't mind.
    This would made a darling baby shower card.
    Thank you so much for sharing and congratulations again for being ShowCASed on "Less is More".
    Maria Rodriguez.

    1. thank you Maria, you're welcome to case it of course, that's such an honour ;-) have fun i hope you don't have to make many