Watercooler Wednesday Challenge – WWC91 – Masculine Anything Goes

WWC91 – Marsha’s Masculine Anything Goes Challenge


Welcome to this weeks Watercooler Wednesday Challenge.

This week Marsha has set us free to do an Anything Goes Challenge.  Well…as long as it has a masculine theme that is.  I truly love the freedom of an Anything Goes challenge whatever the theme.  So many possibilities.  So why didn’t I make a box or some such?  Well…I had this cable stitch folder sitting there and some Garden Green and Cherry Cobbler paper sitting there and some fun memories.  So of course…what came out was a card.

The embossing of the Cable Knit folder reminds me of hand knit sweaters.    A bit like one I knit many years ago for my late husband Steve.  Well…to be truthful it had no cables but it was green anyway.  😀    We shopped for the wool and the pattern while we were in Ashland, Oregon visiting my folks (have you ever taken a husband into a yarn shop ladies?  Interesting).  It was my first attempt at a sweater with reindeer and pine trees knit into the sweater itself and not hand stitched with a needle.  Intarsia they call that style of knitting pictures and shapes into a larger piece.  Very tricky for the newish sweater knitter that I was at the time but such a boost when it actually worked out.   Of course at that time we lived in Southern California so you can guess just how much wear that sweater got (mostly when we visited Oregon again or went cross country skiing).  LOL    Note to self…don’t shop for sweater materials when you are cold and in a state that stays cold a good part of the year… especially when you live elsewhere that’s mostly warm!

Now that the memory has surfaced again I’ll have to see if I can find the sweater and curl up with it during the very cold winter that’s being predicted for my area.


A Cable Knit Warm Greeting

(as always click the picture to see a larger image)

Watercooler Wednesday Challenge - WWC91 - Cable Knit meets Christmas Pines - Jean Fitch


Stamps:  Tin of Cards

Inks:  Garden Green

Paper: Cherry Cobbler, Crumb Cake, Early Espresso, Garden Green, Very Vanilla

Punches: None

Tools & Adhesives:  Big Shot, Pretty Pines Thinlit dies, Layering Squares Framelit Dies, Cable Knit Dynamic Embossing Folder, Big Shot Die Brush, Simply Score Tool, Bone Folder, Dimensionals, Fast Fuse and Tombow Liquid Glue.



Tip The new Dynamic Folders require a different sandwich when you run them through the big folder.  Here’s a PDF from Sizzix with a reminder on how to use this new type of folder:

dynamic-folder-embossing-tips-tricks  – PDF (click to download)

Since I did this card for last Saturday’s Stamp Camp as well as the Challenge luckily I have a PDF of the directions for this as well.

cable-knit-warm-greetings-card-blog-instructions-version  – PDF (click to download)


That’s it for this challenge.  To see the rest of the design teams contributions to Marsha’s Masculine Anything Goes Challenge head on over to the Challenge blog website here.   That’s also where you can add your own creation with the linky doodad.  When you add your own design and there are more than three entries, one of you will be a challenge winner or runner up and have the option to place our badges on your own site.  Of course…you’ll also win bragging rights!

Check here to see the winner of last weeks challenge.  And here to see all of last weeks other linky and Artist Team entries.  Check the challenge site for rules on competing for future challenges.

I hope you will add your own creations this week to the linky.  I love the inspiration I find in your shared creations.

And…I hope you’ll  join us next Wednesday for yet another Watercooler Wednesday Challenge.  Hint…next weeks sketch challenge is mine.  All mine.  {grin}

Jean Fitch in pink




















2 Responses

  1. Beautiful look.

    Sent from my iPad

  2. What a delightful and heartwarming story Jean. Your husband must have been a patient man to follow you into that yarn store. You really know how to take on challenges by starting out with such a knitting design for your first attempts. I can remember making what at the time we called “Indian” sweaters, and struggling to make the moose design not appear to have three legs. Wow that brings back my own memories………thanks for the trip! I love your card with the bold green cable knit, so great for the holiday season. Thanks for sharing.

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