Wednesday, 24 July 2013

Picture Frames

Hello Blog readers

My daughter asked me to make some gifts for her three step Grandchildren, which would have their name on.  The two older boys love playing football and the youngest is only a baby.

The frames are from Ikea, they come with the square white mounts.  On the two football mounts, I used a football stamp from Clarity stamps, I stamped them all around the mount with black ink and embossed them with clear embossing powder, once embossed I coloured in all the footballs (thats when I wished I hadn't stamped so many balls).

I had some cardboard letters in lots of different colours.  For the 2 football frames, I coloured the letters in black and then embossed with clear embossing powder.  For the 3rd frame I left the cardboard letters in the original colours. I attached letters on some string to make the names for the football frames.

I had some football shirt toppers, (I think they were Kanban but I'm not sure, I've had them for so long),  so I attached one on each frame.

The silver cups and the animals, I bought from Sainsburys, I found them in the party section, you get 4 cups in a pack for £1.50.

My daughter seemed happy with the end results.

Thank you for looking in.

Thursday, 18 July 2013

Hope and Chances Charity Event

Hope and Chances Charity Event 
Saturday 20th July - 11pm to 4pm
It is being held at 
Hope and Chances Craft Design Studio
Heritage Quarter, 78 High Street
Gravessend, Kent  DA11 0BH

Just a note to let you know about a charity event, which is being held by Christine Emberson to raise money for 'Ronald McDonald House' Camberwell. Those of you who follow Christine's blog (Hope- will be aware of the difficult time Christine has had over the last few months.  Christine's younger son had an operation to remove a brain tumour and it was because of the Ronald McDonald House that Christine was able to stay near to the hospital.

There will be demos, make and take and the chance to win some fantastic raffle prizes which Christine has organised.

I will be there with my friend Janice and Sue from my craft group to demonstrate how to stitch onto card, which you will have seen here on my blog.  We will also be supplying (for a small donation) some little sample kits which includes stitching pattern, thread and card.  All monies raised will go to the charity. So please come along a support this charity event.

Look forward to seeing you there.
Sally xx

Saturday, 13 July 2013

Sunny Days

 Hello Blog viewers

I thought as today is such a lovely sunny summers day, I would show you a card I stitched which I think looks like a summers day.

The pattern I found in a Hobbydols book No101, and the topper is from a Sarah Kay die cut sheet.
Once I stitched the pattern and the beads onto the card I glued the topper onto the centre.

I covered the shaped card (which I have had for years) with yellow gingham paper. I used a promarker to go around the edge of the stitched card, before I mounted the stitched card onto the card.  I added  a piece of ribbon and a sentiment at the top.

I am trying out a tip from a fellow blogger, John Lockwood  John Next Door .  Someone had asked how John photographed his cards.  His pictures always looked goo,  so I thought I would try. Hope you see a difference from my earlier blog photos.

Here are some close ups of the card.

 Hope you're enjoying the lovely weather we are having. Thank you for looking in.

Monday, 8 July 2013

Butterflies and stitched flowers

Hello Blog Viewers

I love this flower pattern, no matter what colour I choose to stitch it with, it always looks pretty.  With the first card I picked purple and green, I added some spellbinders butterflies, ribbon, a sentiment. I matted it onto green card which I then put onto an 8"x 8" card.

 Here is the same pattern, which I stitched in orange and green, mounted onto green and orange card with some lace and ribbon.  This was then placed onto a A5 card.

Hope you like them, I think you may see this pattern again (in different colours) as I really like it and it is so easy to stitch.
Enjoy your day, thanks for looking in x

Sunday, 7 July 2013

Competition entrance

Hello Blog visitors

I attend a club each week called 'Stitch a Greeting' and last month they set us a challenge (which they are going to do each month).  We were given a flower pattern and a die which we had to use to make a card with.

This was my entry, I stitched the flower twice onto a circle and then layered it onto a spellbinders circle scollop and then onto the die which had to be included in the pattern.  I then matted these onto my spellbinders grand circle.  
I then put this onto acetate to make it look like it was floating.
 I stitched the 4 corners and placed 4 teardrop shape gems

 I made a box which I decorated with flowers and leaves.
 The verse inside the card is from 'Clarity Stamps'
Also I didn't win (there were loads of wonderful entries), I was pleased with the finished card, so as a friend of mine had a big birthday, I decided this was the card I would send her.
Hope you like it.  Bye.

Friday, 5 July 2013

Male 65th Birthday Card

 Hello blog viewers
Today I am showing you a card I made for a friend who wanted a card for their Dads 65th birthday.

The shirt was made by using a template I bought from Sharons Cards. I used some striped paper for the tie and to trim the top of the pocket.  I had some shirt buttons which I stitched with black cotton and then glued to the shirt cuffs and one just under the bottom of the tie. I had a black and silver brad so I used this on the tie so it would look like a tie pin.  I put the 65 on the pocket using peel offs.

The beer glass and bottles of beer were from a magazine 'Making Cards for men'.  

 When you open up the card you find a verse

And then you open the other side and you find........Newcastle United football club emblem, as you may guess, my friends Dad is a football fan. 

I liked making this card, as I do find it hard to make male cards.  Hope you like it.