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Sunday, 25 January 2015

But The Picture Has A Moustache

Inspired by Vicky at Blush Crafts, I thought I'd whip up a quick bloke's card for the latest challenges at Less Is More (sketch) & Addicted to CAS (World)
...here it is.


Following Vicky's tutorial I fashioned a moustache and attached it to a panel cut from a charity shop map.  The sentiment was hand written due to my inability to move the margins on my computer.  It's a quick card today as I have much to do.....tax return, French translation and most importantly, knitting!


Whilst dashing round Aldi last week I saw this mahoosive ball of Aran yarn (a wool mix) for just £3.69 which promptly went into my trolley and an idea was hatched.  On the way home I dived into our local needlework shop and purchased a pair of wooden needles which I'd heard were the dog's whatsits for knitting....and indeed they are.  I taught myself to cast on from a YouTube tutorial (Deramores, I thought yours was crap) as even though I could knit I could never do the casting on bit.(hangs head in shame)  Anyways the plan is to knit a cowl, snood,...(call it what you like) because heaven knows I haven't got enough scarves already!  I'm really enjoying knitting and with this easy stitch I can even manage it whilst watching the telly.  I'm hoping it will be completed in the next couple of weeks...yeah well, one can hope.

I managed a little chazzing this week also...

a few more books at 25p each.

And a large pasta dish, not vintage, but jolly useful.


  So that was my week, how has yours been ?  Must dash folks, I've got some knitting to get back to.


16 comments:

  1. Very clever to add your fun mustache with the map! Love your hand written sentiment, too! Thanks so much for playing along with us this week at Addicted to CAS!

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  2. Very cute! And lovely wool too. I've been looking at Aaron jumpers lately, they just look so cosy x

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  3. Wow, Fiona,not only did we have a similar idea, you've even incorporated one of my favourite places on Earth in you card, the Llyn Peninsula!!!! Fab sentiment too! Have a lovely day! Hugs x

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  4. Hey this is a super fun card and love the sentiment and map! Great idea
    Thanks so much for sharing and taking part.
    Sarah xx
    Less is More

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  5. Hell's Mouth and a tache - perfect!
    Ooh, get you with your knitting while watching telly, I am impressed! Be sure to model your snood/cowl thingy for us when it's finished.
    I use chazzas like a library really, the books can be so ridiculously cheap; I buy, read, then redonate if I don't think I'll read them again, or pass on to friends. And most of my crockery is secondhand/vintage too. Hurray for charity shops! xxx

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  6. This is terrific Fiona, that's a great 'tache, and a super composition!
    Thanks so much
    Chrissie
    "Less is More"

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  7. It's confession time ... I can knit, the basic stitches, but I wouldn't have a clue how to cast on either ... you are not alone ;0)
    xx

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  8. How fun is that! Great masculine card and take on the sketch.

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  9. Loving your creative card. You have some great ideas.
    Must be lunchtime. The sight of your empty pasta bowl is making me hungry! xx

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  10. Hi Fiona, I don't have a blog anymore or do much crafting these days but still love to pop by to see what you've been up to & read your posts (which by the way always make me smile).
    I'm always envious of your chazza shop buys & I love to see the snaps of places you've visited. Take care Sally.

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  11. Second hand books are my killers. I once went to a job interview but I arrived too early and unfortunately there was a second hand book market RIGHT IN FRONT the office. I went in to have the interview looking like Santa Clause, bags of books hanging off me everywhere. I didn't get the job...

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  12. Nice selection of books, there, Fiona. I've banned myself from buying any more until I've made a dent in my 'real' and 'virtual' books piles. I have over 100 on my Kindle (eeek!) and similar amount on my shelves. Whoops!

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  13. A very cool and blokey card. Love the map, mo and handwritten sentiment. Thanks so much for plaing along at ATCAS xx

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  14. What a clever male card Fiona, I hate making those type.You did a great job, love that moustache too.I just love that wool, I am in a knitting frenzy atm. too making jumpers/hats/scarves for my grandchildren lol.It's as addictive as card making I find. Oh I am also into photography too......now If only I can get out of auto mode lol ;) Viv xx

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  15. Oh, I wish I could hand write like that on my cards!
    Really stylish creation
    Thanks so much for joining us this week, sorry to be late in visiting your blog
    Anne
    Less is More

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  16. "chazzing", love it! Like you, I don't have nearly enough scarves , must make more lol
    That Aran yarn is gorgeous though, have fun with your new sticks :)

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