Monday, 1 May 2017

Card-io Stamps - Birthday card

Hello Blog Readers

It has once again been a long time since my last post.

I read quite a few blogs, some of them post every now and again (like me) some every few days and one, which I always read, posts on her blog every single day - Barbara Gray -  I really enjoy reading her blogs, most have projects to try and some are about her private life.  It just amazes me that she can and has blogged every single day, since October 2013.

Anyway, here is my little blog post...I craft with a few friends, and we meet up on a Wednesday night to craft -well maybe I should correct that - we catch up and chat for the first half hour or so, then we start to craft.  We sometimes all do a project together, and other nights we bring something we are working on and want to get finished.

A few months ago Jenny, one of my craft friends,  made a card using Card-io stamps.  Well I was so surprised with how quickly you could make a card, I got myself some of the stamps.  It has also made me get all my Clarity stamps out of storage and started to use them again.

Here is a selection of the cards I have made so far....

A Birthday card for a friend.

With the following cards I stamped the envelopes with the same colour and flowers as the card.



Pink/Lilac with birds

Pink and Lilac with Wellies

Hope you've enjoyed looking in, I have some more to show which I will hopefully post in the next couple of days.
Let me know what you think.
bye for now x

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