Thursday, 4 April 2019

Boys/Men at Craft Rocket

Hello again everyone, it's time for a new monthly challenge at Craft Rocket.  Our theme this month is Boys/Men.


I've made this card for my son to give his grandad on Father's Day.  Grandad likes listening to him reading so I thought this was appropriate.


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Tuesday, 2 April 2019

Spots/Stripes at Unicorn

Good morning everyone, it's time for a new monthly challnge at Unicorn.  Our theme this time is Spots/Stripes


I saw this idea on Pinterest and thought it was really good.  As I had some spotty ribbon in my stash I thought I'd give it a go for this theme.


I've added a stamped sentiment and even managed to get it lined up straight!


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Thursday, 7 March 2019

Flowers at Craft Rocket

Hello again everyone, it's time for a new monthly challenge at Craft Rocket.  Our theme this month is Flowers.


I made this card for a friend's 50th bithday,  The chart is from a magazine and was a real pain to stitch!  It has lots of fractionals and metallic thread both of which I hate.  I love the beads in the middle of the flowers though.


I finished it by fixing it over a piece of card as recommended in the magazine which is a technique I've not used before. It was a bit fiddly so I'm not sure I'd use this method again.

I'd like to enter my card into the following challenges:

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Tuesday, 5 March 2019

Spring at Unicorn

Good morning everyone, it's time for a new monthly challnge at Unicorn.  Our theme this time is Spring.


I have made a card using a kit that came with a magazine.  With all the bright flowers on it I thought it fitted this theme perfectly.



It was easy enough to stitch up but what a pain to get it in the card blank!  I couldn't get it square so had to stick one end at a time then leave it overnight to set then stick the sides.  Because I put some wadding behind it I couldn't then get the flap on the inside to stick down so had to put it under somethig heavy!  I think in future I'd patch it onto the front.  It's for my mother-in-law's birthday so I hope she appreciates the effort!

I'd like to enter my card into the following challenges:




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Thursday, 7 February 2019

Valentine at Craft Rocket

Hello again everyone, it's time for a new monthly challenge at Craft Rocket.  Our theme this month is Valentines.

I don't really do Valentine's day so struggled a bit with this theme.  I found this chart in a magazine and thought as the cupcake has hearts on it that it would fit the theme.


The paper, flowers and card are from my stash.

I'd like to enter my card into the following challenges:
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Tuesday, 5 February 2019

Include a Heart at Unicorn

Good morning everyone, it's time for a new monthly challnge at Unicorn.  Our theme this time is Include a Heart


I have made a card for my Mum's birthday.  I don't really do Valentine's day so struggle a bit to find ideas for these sort of challenges.  I think this fits this theme very nicely though!




It's a kit from Hobbycraft, one of those little ones they have by the tills to tempt you into spending more money!  It had a lot of french knots which I don't actually mind once I've done a few.  I know a lot of people hate them and sometimes switch them out for beads which is a great idea.

I'd like to enter my card into the following challenges:

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Thursday, 3 January 2019

Winter at Craft Rocket

Hello again everyone, it's time for a new monthly challenge at Craft Rocket.  Our theme this month is Winter.


I've made this cute little snowman with dangly legs.  He's stitched on to plastic canvas and backed with felt.  I cut a hole in the card, glued a peg to his back and clipped him in the hole.  He can now be used as an ornament!  The chart is from Ultimate Cross Stitch Cards magazine.


He's stitched 2 over 1 using the recommended DMC threads. The wintery paper is from my stash.

I'd like to enter my card into the following challenges:


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