Saturday, 19 December 2015


Time seems to have been moving on apace and Christmas will soon be upon us. 
At Less is More the challenge is to run for two weeks and the theme this time is Homespun.
I love primitive art and some of the early American images are simply fabulous. I tend to think of samplers and gingham, lots of red and white and kraft too possibly. Here are a couple of cards which I managed to squeeze in time to make this week.
This is a Stampin' Up cross stitch heart, cut with a stitched square die and mounted on a little polka dot paper, framed by yet another stitched square.
A Little Claire image, partly paper pieced and partially coloured with alcohol pens. The sentiment is computer generated.
These Day for Daisies chickens are the cutest and make me think of primitive folksy art. Here her pinny is paper pieced and once more the sentiment is computer generated.

Finally a card for someone just embarking on cancer treatment. Once more a simple image, simply presented. This is another Day for Daisies image again combined with a computer generated sentiment!
  I have spent the last couple of days looking after my grandchildren and tonight I have a performance of Messiah with my choir! 
If I don't manage to post any more of my makes before the big day, I would like to wish everyone a wonderful Christmas and a happy New Year!


  1. Fab homespun inspired cards, Chrissie! I love the red and white and way you have used patterns and texture. I hope you and your family have a wonderful Christmas :)

  2. Awesome bunch of homespun here! The cross stitch heart is gorgeous in its simplicity and love the robin - off to shop ADFD having looked at your last couple of blog entries
    Merry Christmas, catch up soon?

  3. These are all so sweet, Chrissie! The red and white are perfect for these images! I just love that cookin' chicken!! Happy Holiday Hugs! Darnell

  4. Great idea for the challenge and fab cards Chrissie. Hope you have had a great Christmas. xx Jan

  5. Love the red and white on all of these. My fav is the first one with the cute heart.
    Happy New Year x

  6. What a lovely set of cards Chrissie - the second one definitely embodies the homespun theme for me, I love it! Seasons greetings to you!

  7. What a lovely set of cards Chrissie - the second one definitely embodies the homespun theme for me, I love it! Seasons greetings to you!

  8. A gorgeous selection of cards, Chrissie. xx

  9. A wonderful bunch of cards. My special favourites are the cross stitched heart and the rustic pincushion with the hearts.

  10. Sounds like you were really busy, hope you had a good break over Christmas. I like red and white and the top card is my favourite but it's a great theme and all the cards are right for it in different ways.

  11. Chrissie, what a beautiful collection of cards. New follower through Feedly, love your style.


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