I'm still plugging away at the socks, but allowing myself to get easily distracted! I'm justifying it by making other Christmas projects on the list - there's lots to do and not much time to do it in! If I haven't posted on here with soggy sock blocking pictures, start nagging me to finish them...
So back to the distraction - a money card for my nephew. He's at the age where money is the ultimate present, which makes it a little impersonal so I've created a card to pop it in.
He loves cacti, and has nagged me in the past to grow some from seed for him. I didn't oblige, but I did knit him one - that counts, right? When I saw Doodle Pantry were generously offering a free Christmas Cactus digikit for entering their November challenge, I couldn't resist - it's perfect, isn't it?
I've coloured the image with promarkers, and added glitter and glaze to the baubles. The backing papers and sentiment are from the same kit. I used distress inks in frayed burlap, faded denim and peeled paint on just about everything(!)
The parcel tag has a little pouch for the money and is embellished with more backing papers, card candi, ribbon and garden string.
I just need to replace those tatty notes with nice crisp ones and its good to go!
Entering into the following challenges:
Tags - Anything Challenges
Distressing - Passion for Promarkers
Sparkle, Sparkle, Sparkle - Cupcake Crafting
Anything Goes - I love Promarkers
Ribbon or Trim - Crafts & Me
Numbers (um...on the money - is that allowed?) - Nutcrafters
Flowers - Sweet Stampin'
Gifts - Sweet and Sassy
Time for a few more rounds of sock knitting; two at a time, top down...halfway across sole - not much further now!