Saturday 11 April 2015

Enjoy Your New Home

Hello everyone, I've not had much time to craft this week or get near the computer!  It's still the Easter holidays so between my son wanting to play games and my husband needing to lesson plan for next term I've not got a look in.  They're watching the Grand Prix qualifying now so at last my time has come!  But it's still difficult to type with my furry helper on the desk!

The weather has been great so we've been to the allotment and had our new shed put up and planted some potatoes.  My husband appreciated his allotment themed birthday card on Thursday too.

A friend from work moved house this week so I've made her a quick card ready for when I go back to work on Monday.  I used a sketch from I Need A Sketch again as I didn't want to spend ages paper shuffling!

The image is from Ultimate Cross Stitch Cards magazine on 14 count white Aida using the recommended DMC threads - mostly.  I substituted black for dark grey of the backstitch and used the same pink for her wings and cheeks.  The cheeks were supposed to be a different shade but it hardly seemed worth breaking out a new colour for 2 stitches.

I used some dusky pink card for the base layer and 2 papers from my Create and Craft paper pack and some green pearls.

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:

Allsorts - Bingo (Used Sentiment, stitching and pearls)

I have 3 days off work next week but as school doesn't start again until the week after I'll still probably not get much card making done.  Time to do more on my reindeer maybe.  I have an added incentive to get on with it now, I have a confession to make - I have bought a HAED pattern!!  It is Treasure Hunt Bookshelf, I love to read so it seemed appropriate and they had 25% off over Easter.

Absolutely no idea when I'll get to it, I will need material and a frame big enough to stitch it on.  - things to shop for at the NEC in November perhaps!  I've also found the CloudsFactory website, I really must resist buying anything - but they have Game of Thrones samplers......

Thanks for visiting, if anyone has any tips on stitching HAED designs I'd love to hear them!


  1. Beautiful needlework Claire and so nice to see something a little different.

    Thanks so much for joining in at Allsorts this week.

    B x

  2. Yay great new chart! I'd like to hear tips as well as I bought my first HAED during the sale too lol.

  3. A great entry for our challenge at Allsorts, xxxx

  4. That is absolutely adorable! Thank you for sharing with us at Allsorts and good luck in the challenge.

  5. I know the computer feeling well! I had to load all my documents onto a flash drive so I could borrow hubby's old laptop while the Small Boy monopolises the PC.
    Luckily I have an iPad for blog reading and emails.

  6. This is such a gorgeous little image lovin it lots xx

  7. Very cool. I used to do counted cross stitch :-) Thanks for joining us at Crafty Catz this week.

  8. Another lovely card for my Patterned Paper April challenge. x


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