This week is a simple little cross stitch I completed when I had a few spare hours. It’s a kit from Royal & Langnickel and everything needed to complete the kit was included – it was a bargain at only $1.50!
However, the instructions in the kit were……lacking? I bought a few kits (all with different images to stitch), but they all only came with the one same set of instructions….which included how to colour a horse?!
Anyway….you may see this cross stitch again in the future, I plan on using it for a card.
Have a great week!
This week is a card I made for a friend of mine who was having a run of bad luck. I hoped the cheery colours and the sweet sentiment would bring a smile to her face.
This card is also the first time i broke my challenge and bought something crafty – oops 😦 I just couldn’t resist the feather die. It’s something I really think I will get a lot of use out of (at least that’s how I’m justifying it to myself).
The die and the stamp were freebies which came with card making magazines available in Australia & New Zealand.
I shopped my stash of paper to find some bright happy colours, then thought of using the grey as a nice third colour.
I was super happy to find the piece of grey paper I used as the background. If anyone knows what type of paper that is can you please let me know?! It’s very fibrous. I have it in lots of colours and have probably had it sitting in my paper drawer for 10+ years. I was always saving it for a “special occasion” – how silly!! Sending a card is a special occasion, so I’m making more of an effort to use the things I love to make other people happy.
Have a brilliant week,
This week is a Tiny Treasured Diamond by Mill Hill. It’s supposed to be used as a Christmas tree decoration but I think it will actually be lovely attached to the end of a pair of embroidery scissors to be used as a pin cushion.
The kit instructions were very easy to follow and there were plenty of beads and thread leftover, so if you make a mistake – never fear!
I actually ended up using the leftover thread as part of the stuffing. I didn’t have any poly fill in my stash and I’m still doing my best to stick to my challenge and not buy any new craft items. I ended up raiding my scrap thread bag and pulling out any tiny pieces. It was more than enough to fill the little diamond.
As much as I like stitching on aida, I love stitching on evenweave! I think the finished product looks so much finer. Plus you can do Hardanger embroidery on evenweave and I think it’s so beautiful.
I wish I could link to the shop that I bought this from, but, as I mentioned in my very first post the shop closed down. Shows how long I’ve had this kit sitting in my house though – eek!
Have a terrific week!
This week is a simple card I made for a friend. The embossing folder is from Darice and I think it’s so sweet. I added some real buttons as embellishments – I wish I had some large buttons to cover some of the larger embossed buttons, but I had to work with what I have.
The “Hello” sentiment didn’t stamp as cleanly as I would have liked, I think next time I’ll use some different paper to see if it makes a difference. I used some foam dots behind the sentiment which really made it stick out……unfortunately it made the postage kinda expensive. My friend is more than worth it though!
Have a great week!
This week is a simple masculine card, but I think it could be used as either a male or female card…..maybe it’s a unisex card?! Anyways, it’s a birthday card for my dad. I kept it very simple with lots of white space because my dad isn’t too keen on very ‘busy’ cards.
The cake is coloured with Copic markers and I stamped it on to X-press Copic paper. The candles were too annoying to fussy cut so I stamped the image again directed on to the card base, then I coloured the candles directly on the card base, and glued the cake on over the top (lining up the candles). I think I did a pretty good job!
The sentiment is a sticker, I have no idea where it came from…..but I’m pleased that I’m using up random things in my stash! The papers were some scraps left over from another card – woo hoo for using up some of my scrap pile!!
Have a lovely week!
This week is a card featuring some paper piecing. I really like the look it gives, plus it was so easy!
My only disappointment was that the ‘Happy Birthday’ banner got squished in the envelope. I think I added a little too much dimension – it sticks out quite far from the card!
The sentiment is So Much to Say from Lawn Fawn, the bunting stamp is from Kaisercraft, and the papers are all by Rosie’s Studio which I bought from The Craft Spot.
I thought the twine bows were a nice embellishment, but I don’t know…..maybe it’s too much? It’s a bit late now – They’re glued on very well!
Have a great week!