Sunday, December 4, 2022


  International Art & Soul, a challenge which has been put together to incorporate any type of craft, paper, wood, flowers, recycling, glass - the world is your oyster :).  Come on over and join us with you artwork :)

Challenge #148

Our challenge theme over at International Art & Soul is 'Winter' has been chosen by CraftyGirl, the challenge will run for 5 weeks over the festive season.  

I have made a snowman box all ready to put some sweets in for a Christmas gift.  He is made out of plywood which I painted and then cut on my laser.  It amazes me what you can do with wood, even making it bend around rounded shapes like this snowman by cutting it with single staggered lines which allows the wood to act like those plastic net bags you get oranges in.  All the elements were also cut, painted and decorated then glued to the snowman box.  I can't take credit for this design alas as it was a free pattern download from  what a wonderful freebie he is and thank you to the creator.

This is rather a sad post as it is the last from International Art & Soul.  We are closing our challenge now as it has run its course.  The challenge was set up 6 years ago so the design team from Stitchy Bear could stay together as many had been on the team for several years.  StitchyBear came to an end very suddenly and we, as a team were not ready to move on so IA&S was a stepping block to allow us to catch our breath and continue crafting within our super friendly, low pressure group.  International Art & Soul has done its job, been there for us and watched us grow and move on in our own time.