Monday, 13 August 2012

Summertime Strawberry Card

I'd like to begin by saying thank you for the warm welcome from Handmade Monday and all the lovely comments I received.

This week I managed to make three cards, which is good for me!

I bought Cardmaking & Papercraft magazine this week, as they are giving away some lovely summertime luxury papers, they are nice quality & have lots of designs, so well worth buying the magazine. I made the card below with some of the papers & added a Kitschy Kitchen cardstock sticker from Melissa Frances.

I couldn't resist hand stitching this card!

The magazine has a section called 'First Past The Post' where they ask for readers to send cards they've made with the free papers, so I've emailed the card to them.

I used another Kitschy Kitchen sticker on the second card.

I've also been busy this week on Creative Connections, as I've signed up for the November Craftfest. There is quite a lot to do with getting my stall ready, but I've really enjoyed making some new friends, and promoting other members Craftfest stalls. Is anyone else signed up for Craftfest?

That's it for this week, I'm off to Handmade Monday to see what everyone else has been doing.

Have a great week x.

Monday, 6 August 2012

Hand Stitched Card with Flower Embellishment

I was quite busy last week, keeping the kids entertained over the school holidays - but at the week-end I found some time to finish a hand stitched card, and start making a few cards, which I'm going to try at a car boot sale. We're having a clear out of video games and other things that are filling the house up, so I thought I'd try selling a few cards too! I'll let you know how that works out.

The card I have to share with you today was hand stitched, as I don't have a sewing machine. I've seen loads of stitched cards on the internet, which I think adds a really pretty finish to a card.

I used a paper piercer and the foam back of an old mouse mat to make the holes. This made it really easy. I then used a tapestry needle and three strands of embroidery thread to make the zig-zag stitch pattern.

In the next photo you can see the pierced holes, and a back stitch pattern I did on another card.

And this is the first of my cards for the car boot!

New Baby Card
This week I thought I'd add my post to  Handmade Monday, for the first time. I'm really looking forward to reading all the other blog posts.