04 August 2011

Anniversary Wishes

It's my wedding anniversary next week so the timing of this week's 'Anniversary' theme at C.R.A.F.T. Challenge was just perfect for me!  We don't usually exchange anniversary gifts, so I just made a woven heart "basket" (sans-handle) and filled it with my husband's current favourite lollies.  (And because there's lollies involved, he will even forgive the PINKness, I'm sure...)

The image is from our generous sponsor 2Cute Rubber Stamps (mine is the digi version). The kitten is printed on Basic Grey 'Two Scoops -Very Berry Sundae' paper and coloured with watercolour pencils. I used Basic Grey 'Stella Ruby' paper and pink Bazzill cardstock for the heart, and inked the edges with Colorbox fluid chalk. The flowers are Heidi Swapp (pink) and Bumblebee Crafts (lemon).

I first came across woven hearts like this many, many years ago at a Guide camp, when some Danish Girl Scouts taught me how to make them (they also made them with ribbon, which looked amazing).  They are very easy to make even without a template, but I must admit I had to do an internet search to refresh my memory about how to start them off.  There are hundreds of tutorials out there but one of my favourite finds was: http://mayamade.blogspot.com/2009/01/woven-hearts-modernizing-classic.html

I'm submitting my project at:
# Craft Your Passion ~ Anything Goes
# Stamping' for the Weekend ~ Paws for Thought
# Challenge up your Life ~ Anniversary


  1. That is so great to hear that things you have learnt at guides can still help you now. My daughter belongs to a guide group and loves. Your heart basket is lovely and I am sure your hubby will love it. Happy Anniversary for next week.

  2. How cute is this!

    Did you know, we use these wowen hearts as Christmas decorations? The kids learn the tecnique as 1th graders and I think every scandinavian knows how to make them.

    So when is your anniversary? Ours is on the 10th of August - omg, I can't believe we have been married for 15 years - the number makes me feel OLD!

    Thank you for leaving such nice words on my blog - the attacks were really a shock and the number of people killed unbelievable. The last teenagers will be burried tomorrow, it's so very sad.

    The good news, though, is that we have a new VC at the Nook in two weeks. You are hereby invited!

  3. oh my - that's adorable !! fabulous work! thanks so much for joining us at CUYL this week!

    xx M.


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