Wednesday, 29 November 2017


Do you remember those puzzles when you were younger,or maybe ones that your children or grandchildren enjoyed doing, where you had to follow lines to match items?
Well, there were once two naughty cats who belonged to the lady who owned the wool shop. She use to knit mittens in the evening - the sort that thread through children sleeves so that they don't get lost!
One night she forgot to take the ones she had made into the shop in her front room and her cats played with them and got them all tangled! 
You can, if you wish, follow the lines to find the matching pairs, or you can just look at this page as part of my '101 ways to Keep Warm' at AJJ.
 I started by stamping using a freebie knit stamp with Distress Inks to make the background...
...then placed the Freebie mittens and the cats onto the page - to make them look at the mess they had made I rubbed off the ink from one set of eyes and drew them in. I also reversed the tail on one of my PA Elenazinskiart cats!
I have loved seeing the variety of ways in which my theme has been interpreted - Thank You all so much!

Thanks for looking, Chrisx


kathyinozarks said...

Love this

Meggymay said...

Love the tangled mittens Chris and those cats look real innocent and cute.
Its a fantastic page .
I have really enjoyed your AJJ theme this month.
Yvonne xx

Helen said...

ha ha loving your tangled mittens page! what a great fun page!

Let's Art Journal said...

Wonderful page! The knit stamp and cheeky cats are fantastic and your page is such fun! I remember having my mittens on a string threaded through my coat 😉. Thanks for the memories and for being such a wonderful host over at AJJ! I've really enjoyed your theme this month 😁. Have a lovely week! J 😊

Tracey@Hotchpotchcreations said...

Remember them..?? I spent most of my childhood doodling them haa haa! Now I do this without the string whilst pairing up the family socks hee hee!! Fab and fun page and a recall of lots of happy memories for me.. Couldn't help but follow the lines to find the matching pair, I wouldn't sleep tonight if I didn't know the answer.
Warm Hugs Tracey xx

Valerie-Jael said...

Wonderful page, love the knit stamp, great idea. I have 2 single mittens here, perhaps I need to draw some lines to find their other halves?! Have a fun day, hugs, Valerie

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

This has been a fun month for me seeing all the ways you stayed warm at AJJ. I really enjoyed it, and loved your hostessing skills, too. This final entry is fabulous and I was able to untangle a few of the mittens, but the cats were another story (grin).

Redanne said...

A very clever and fun page Chris! Yes, I remember those games too but it is much more fun with the cats and the 'knitted' background squares!! Hugs, Anne xx

froebelsternchen Susi said...

What a cool background and a fun little story. No I will not follow the lines - I will just take this as a great page - one of the many you showed us this month dear Chris!
You made me very happy my friend!
THANK YOU from the bottom of my heart for all the fantatsic support for Art Journal Journey ! ♥♥♥
Your theme was wonderful and we all liked it a lot!

My name is Erika. said...

Thanks for such a great month Chris. This is a fun way to end the month. I love this page-it's lots of fun. I thought you really had some knit background not a stamp. That's a good stamp! And I matched my mittens-what naughty cats even if they are pretty cute. happy last day of November. Hugs-Erika

Neet said...

What a fabulous idea! What a fabulous set of pages! Gosh Chris you do some fab things. Love the knitting stamp ,,, and the cats, they are so cute. A huge success. Everything you have done for the Guest Spot has been a huge success. Well done you clever lady.
Hugs, Neet xx
ps just found this half finished comment on my screen - ooer!

butterfly said...

I used to love those tangled maze games in quiz books - this made me smile a lot, especially with the story attached!
Alison x