Thursday, 11 February 2016

My first ever Shaker card!

Hello All
Thank you for calling in and if you leave a comment, thank you. I have decided to only post on Thursdays and Saturdays. I would have loved to have posted on Tuesdays as well but I just can fit it all in as you've probably realised. So, Thursdays will be either my Craft Rocket Challenge design or something else, maybe a card or  a knitting project or  a cake, some crochet, who knows. Saturdays will be an oldie, maybe not!
 Daughter seems to be getting bigger and bigger everyday. We had a great day shopping on Saturday, I was even allowed to get some crafty stash - some black card from The Range and other stash. She even bought herself a colouring book! if you knew my daughter you'd understand that she is not in the least bit crafty - coz mum can do it for me. She felt she needed something to do other than her iPad.
Todays' caed is a first for me - a shaker card. I made it for a crafting friend who is as passionate about knitting as I am. I am thrilled with the result and am in the middle of making a similar one for a quilter/patchworker

7x7 card blank
Photocopied knitting pattern onto Serif patterned "material
CE Foundation card - Chestnut
Kraft card
Mirri card - gold and silver
Tonic - Circle dies
X-Cut dies - sewing
DI ink - Antique Linen
Haberdashery stash - buttons, black and silver press studs, beads, hook &eyes


  1. Hello Karen,
    Oh this is fab. One of my friends does patchwork quilts, etc. and a version of this will be ideal for her, so guess what ha ha. Yes, I'm going to adapt your card!!!
    Maureen xxx

  2. Hi Karen,
    oh my this is fabulous.
    Such a wonderful design and idea.
    Just perfect for a knitter.
    Love all the die cuts for the knitting.
    Not seen those before.
    Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

  3. Hi Karen this is a gorgeous shaker card it is just right for someone who knits. Take care. Hugs Jackie

  4. Hi Karen,
    What a brilliant card, using the knitting pattern as a background is an inspired Idea, I love shaker cards, I don't think it matters how old you are, there is something really satisfying about giving it a shake!

  5. Evening Karen if this is your first shaker card you have done well it is gorgeous and a great job.
    I love the Haberdashery idea and your design is wonderful.

    Debs xxx
    {Debs Cards}

  6. Hi Karen just love the way you have used poppers and things as the shaker bits. Super ideas and a great card. Best wishes Jackie x

  7. Hi Karen
    What a fabulously clever card. Absolutely brilliant idea for a sewing/knitting crafter.
    Time can run away with us all so you post when you can chuck.
    Have a great weekend.
    Ang x

  8. Hello Karen
    Wow your card is fabulous love love love it did I tell you I love it Hihi
    It's a brilliant idea. I have never made a shaker card before. Must try it.
    Hug's Lynda xx

  9. Hi Karen. this is a Fantastic card, I love it !
    Only made a shaker card at a make and take you
    paid for at a London craft fair many years ago hihi
    Hugs Maria xxx

  10. I love your shaker card Karen, great theme too.

    Hugs Erika. x