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

Monday, 15 August 2016

Hello Bloggers,

Thank you for looking in.  Well it is only 5 days since my last posting,  that's not bad, seen as it was 2 years prior to x

Well I had a busy few days,  my partner (Neil) has a brother who was 70 at the weekend.  He had a big family gathering for lunch on Sunday in Bristol.  Lovely hotel and a lovely lunch, until it came to us leaving at 5pm, only to find the police had closed the roads (including the carpark where our car was parked) in and around the centre of Bristol, because of a suspicious car which had be illegally parked outside the police station.  So we had to wait for the bomb disposal crew to deal with the car before the roads were re opened, at 7:30pm...Neil's brother will certainly remember his 70th.

Anyway back to crafting. Neil asked me to make his brother a card, which had to included a picture of a class 70 train (both brothers are train mad)!

I decided to make the card with a champagne bottle on, the card was an A4 size card, which is a size I don't normally make.  The label has the picture of the train (70 class, as requested) and the rest of the labelling has his age and name.

 The bottle shape was from an old template I have had for a few years but never used...I knew it would come in handy one day.

I have more cards to make, I think  I will make some stitched cards, so look in again to see what I have done.

bye x

Wednesday, 10 August 2016

Hello Bloggers,

Well here I am, back after a 2 year break from blogging.  I just hope I can remember how to upload picture etc.
Although I haven't been blogging, I have still been crafting and have even started a new craft,  Groovi Parching. These are plates which are made by Barbara Grays company Clarity Stamps.
Although some true parchment crafters say this is not true parchment, I have to say I think it has revived the art of parchment.

Here are a couple of my makes so far.

Hope you like them.   I have promised myself to blog at least once a week.  Hope you will take a look again soon.