Monday, January 19, 2015

It's Winter at The Kraft Journal

It's no secret to any of us that it's WINTER!  So, at The Kraft Journal, we decided to CELEBRATE it, and have a challenge centered around the very theme of WINTER!  Whenever I think about winter, I quickly recall happy memories from my childhood.  One of those sweet memories are the MITTENS my Grandma Ensign would knit for each of us.  They sure kept our fingers and hands extra warm.
I used a Papertrey Ink mitten die-cut to create her shape, and then covered the mitten with rows of Red & White Polka Dot Washi Tape and Blue & White Polka Dot Washi Tape.  Then, I added a couple rows of white lace, and wrapped a few lengths of sweet Red Baker's Twine around my mitten.
In this photo, you can see the top portion of my mitten that has some red glittered jingle bells tied with Natural Hemp Cord  and more bows of Red Baker's Twine.  I also placed a silver snowman charm on the bow as an accent.  I have several of these metal charms, and I often forget to use them.
The next photo shows the bottom portion of my mitten.  I added a sweet Papertrey Ink Tiny Tag with a PTI Tiny Tags stamped sentiment (warm wishes) that is attached with a Tiny Wooden Clothespin.  We sure do look forward to seeing what each of you think about when you consider WINTER.  Come, and play along in this week's SUPER FUN Winter Challenge.

I'm sharing this Winter Mitten project here:

Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge - Winter Stamping - I used a Winter Mitten, and I stamped a sentiment onto the little hanging tag.

Red Carpet Studios Challenge Blog - Challenge #87 - Frozen - Wintery Theme & Use Glitter - I used glitter to lightly frost my hand-painted and glittered jingle bells.

Scrappy Mom Stamps Terrific Tuesday Challenge - Think Warm - Mittens really do make me think warm because I don't live in the north - I just recall the warm knit mittens my Grandma made for me when I was little.
God bless you,


  1. Great mitten. I do like your snowman charm...I forget I have some in my box too.

  2. Karen you do the greatest work my friend! I hope one day to come by and craft with you - I am looking forward to that day! Hopefully this year my friend!

  3. Ah - winter is so far away from us here in the Antipodes :-) Love that mitten Karen, it's gorgeous.

  4. Love how you have used the washi tape and the combination is gorgeous. Thanks for playing in Red Carpet Studio Challenge

  5. What an awesome use of Washi tape. I love it! Thank you for sharing it with us at Red Carpet Studio!
    Nadine - My Scrap n' Stuff

  6. I totally love this! Great textures and techniques. Really awesome. Thanks for playing with us at RCS this week and hope to see you again. Tammy DT

  7. Wonderful creation. Thanks for playing at RCS.

  8. Awesome project! I love how you used the washi tape but I LOVE those jingle bells at the top. They look like they're dipped in sugar! Cool! Thanks for sharing your work over at Red Carpet Studios!

  9. Such winter fun! I am loving those glittered jingle bells! Thanks for joining us over at Scrappy Moms! DT Member Carri~Abusybee

  10. WOW!!!
    L O V E the Embellishments!!!
    Snowman Charm/Bells ADORABLE!!!

  11. super joli Karen, très mignon et plein d'inventivité biz

  12. This is so incredibly cute!! Thanks so much for joining us for the Terrific Tuesday Challenge at Scrappy Moms!

    Stacey~~Scrappy Moms DT Member

  13. Darling - I love all the details! Thank you for playing along with us at Scrappy Moms Stamps! :)

    - Mel

  14. oh my goodness this is so cute! Thank you for sharing your project with for the frozen challenge at RCS