Friday, May 18, 2018

Sir Tailor of Haberdash

     I don't know how I've overlooked this darling little Mouse Knight from QKR Stampede but once I saw him, I knew I had to use him for my DT card for the new challenge starting today.  Our theme every week is "Anything Goes" so there's no reason you can't some and play along!

     Just a quick backstory on this:  My dad was not only my own 'Knight in Shining Armor,' he was also an extremely talented man, a self-taught Jack of all Trades.  For many years, he owned a tailoring shop and, in fact, he is the one who taught me to sew!  So, I guess this card is in honor of the wonderful memories he holds in my heart.  He  would have adored "Mouse Knight" every bit as much as I do and he would have loved this card on Father's Day.  :-D

     I colored that grand Knight with a combination of Copic and ProMarkers, then cut the image with a Gina Marie die.  I used a larger die from that set to cut the seafoam green CS, ran it through my "Linen" embossing folder, and used it for the mat behind the image.

     I added a strip of shiny raffia twine and then layered the entire piece onto the card front.  I tied a multi-loop bow and added it as the primary embellishment.

A Bit More Time to Craft
Classic DT Open
Country View Crafts
Craft-Dee BowZ
Crafts Galore Encore
Creative Craft Cottage
Let's Craft and Create
Paper Nest Dolls
Scribbles Designs
Sunsational Stamps

     I hope we're going to see you playing along with us this week.  Remember, it's Anything Goes and that gives you very wide latitude.  Happy Crafting.  NanaConnie

19 comments: said...

Fab card, tlove the Grand knight, did make me smile. Beautifully coloured and really like the die you have used for the card. Good luck and thanks for joining us at Let's Craft and Create this month, Michelle x

Linda Simpson said...

I love this card and gorgeous image. My dad taught me how to knit :) I still enjoy it today.
Linda xxx

creationsnz said...

Great card great colouring and I love what you called him! Cheers, CarolG

Monica C. said...

Oh my goodness, this card is just brilliant! I love Sir Tailor and I would believe that he was so fun to color.

Lori Kobular said...

Wow! What a handsome Knight! Love the look on his face, your card is wonderful and fun!

jimlynn said...

Cute, cute - and FUN card! You know I'm a "blue" person but I do love that pretty green color you used! So pretty!! Fabulous card Connie.

Teresa Arsenault said...

Such a sweet card in honour of your dad. I love the frames.

Faith A at Daffodil Cards said...

Absolutely FABULOUS,love everything about it, especially the touching tribute you gave your Dad.

Keen Crafter's Hand Made Goodies said...

This is very cute Thank you for sharing with us over here today at the Classic Open Design Team Challenge and best of luck with your entry.

Michelle DT Owner/Admin for

sammi said...

Fun card! Love the colors! Thank you for taking the time to share your project with us at Crafts Galore Encore for our “Anything Goes” Challenge. ~~Sammibug~~ DT Member For Crafts Galore Encore

GalFridayStamping said...

Simply adorable. Love those edges. Thank you for sharing with us over here at Classic Design Team Open Challenge and best of luck with your entry.

Jane DT for

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Tiggerscraps said...

I love your card!! Super cute! Happy to see you linked up with us at Sunsational Stamps!
Marji DT

rachel said...

Cute card - looks like a friend to cinderella! Thanks for joining us at countryview challenges this month and good luck! Hugs rachel x

cohenna said...

Beautiful! Thanks so much for participating in Let's Craft and Create Challenge this time and good luck :)

Diane Louise J said...

Hello… Thanks for sharing your lovely card with us at Scribbles Designs… your card fits perfectly with our “Masculine” challenge theme… Hope you will be able to join us again very soon and Good Luck in the draw.
[Diane Louise, DT Member, Scribbles Designs Challenge Blog]

cohenna said...

Beautiful!! Thank you for joining us at Creative Craft Cottage :)

Helen said...

Great card and colouring and I love the story behind the image too.

Thanks for joining us at Scribbles Designs.

Helen x

Kraftyscot (Donna) said...

Such a cute card, thanks so much for sharing it with us over at Creative Craft Cottage!
Hugs Donna(dt) xx