Saturday, 3 September 2016

Stitched Pattered Greeting Cards

Hello All Blog Readers,  Thank you for stopping by.

Well here we are in the month of September!  I'm not sure where the time is going, the year is whizzing by.

Today I thought I would show you some cards I have stitched.  

I tend to make a few of these at a time.  I normally just stitch a pattern but not make it into a card (which is why I mainly stitch onto white card), until I know who it will be for or for what occasion.  The ones I am showing here are all birthday cards, but some are for special birthdays.

Depending on the stitched pattern of the card, I sometimes colour in between the stitching to highlight the picture.  In this card, I thought it looked better with the rose, leaves, quill feather and ink well coloured.  I used pencils for this.

I did not colour this card.  I had used some thicker threads for the owl, so felt this was all it needed.

However, this card I thought need a bit of colouring, but kept it light.

I hope you've enjoyed looking through some of my stitched cards.  If anyone would like to know where I got the patterns from or which dies I used to mount the card onto, just leave me a comment and will let you know.

Enjoy your weekend
Sally x

Friday, 26 August 2016

Birthday Bike cards

 Hello Blog Readers,

Thank you for stopping by.
Today I thought I would show you 2 cards I made for my Sons birthday.  As you will guess from the theme of the 2 cards, he loves to ride his bikes, so much so, that he is going to be cycling from
Lands End to John O'Groats over 9 days, in September.

Anyway, back to the card,  The bike die is a signature die by Joanna Sheen.  I made the first card to look like a shop front window, the letters and birthday sentiments are dies from Robert Addams.

 I cut strips of thin brown card and taped them to some acetate which I curved to give a bowed window effect.

I then had a request from my daughter-in-law asking for me to make a card from her.  I used the same bike die but I cut it twice, once in grey and then in black.  I then cut up the black bike and just used some parts to highlight the tyres, seat, handlebars and water bottle.

I cut up an old road map to use for the background and to make a mini road map.
My daughter-in-law was very happy with the end product.

Thank you again for popping by, please leave a comment, it is nice to know who looks in.

Enjoy your bank holiday weekend x
Sally x