Friday, 26 June 2015

Oriental birthday

Hello everyone. I haven't made very much in the way of cards lately, I've been concentrating on making progress on Bamboo Fan.  Have been busy at home too, my son finishes infant school in a few weeks time so there's lots happening with sports day, concerts, parties and summer fayre.

I've stitched a mini kit from Mouseloft and added a sentiment from Hunkydory.  The background paper is from Docrafts papermania.

Don't forget about our Guest Designer call out over at Unicorn, you have until the end of the month to link up your blogs and the winner will be announced on 7th July

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

Wednesday, 24 June 2015


Hello again!  It was International Hermit and Stitch Weekend last week.  I am a bit late posting, I've had such a busy week so far I've only just managed to get to the computer!  

At the weekend I worked on Bamboo Fan, here's where I started

And here's where I finished

Not as much progress as I hoped but I didn't get any stitching done at all on the Saturday and there is a lot of confetti.

Remember we have a few more days left on our GD call at Unicorn so do come over and link up your blog for a chance to be our guest designer in October.

Wednesday, 10 June 2015

Father's Day

Hello everyone!

Father's Day is fast approaching, here is the first of 2 cards I have made for my son to give to his Grandads.  I'm going to let him choose who gets which one.

 This was a pattern in Cross Stitch Collection magazine, I have stitched it 2 over 2 on 28 count cream evenweave using the recommended DMC threads.  The wooden paper was a free download from the magazine's website.  I used a piece of brown card for the bottom layer.

Don't forget over at Unicorn Challenge we have a GD call out this month.  Come over and link up you blog for a chance to be our guest designer in our October challenge!

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

Thanks for visiting, I look forward to seeing your creations over at Unicorn Challenge!

Saturday, 6 June 2015

It's Been A While!

Hello everyone, it's been a while since I blogged anything, I didn't realise it had been quite so long!  I had a week off work in May and was busy stitching lots of small pictures ready to make up.  I'm not quite there yet so can't show you the finished articles.  Didn't do much in half term as we were away camping for some of it.  We got a bit damp but had a great time.

Here are 2 images that I've stitched for Father's Day, they're not made up yet but will be very soon!

They'll need a good press first - a job for tomorrow!  One will be for my Dad and one for my Father-in-Law from my son, I'll let him choose who gets what.

I have also started Bamboo Fan.

Here it is on my Q-snap frame with new grime guard.  I got the grime guard from e-bay and I'm chuffed to bits with it.  I am not loving Bamboo Fan though, the chart is not very clear and I'm having trouble making out some of the symbols.  It's a black and white chart and some of the symbols are very similar.  I can tell I'm going to have a nightmare sorting out which backstitch colour is which when I get to that point.  Still, once it's done I can start my HAED - I have bought my magic guide evenweave in readiness!!

Don't forget for the cardmakers among you, we have a GD call out over at Unicorn Challenge, please come over and link up before the end of the month to be in with a chance to be a GD for the October challenge!

Monday, 1 June 2015

Guest Designer Call Out at Unicorn

Hello everyone, just a quick reminder from me to pop over to Unicorn.

 There is a guest DT call out for our October challenge so why not come on over and put your name forward. The call out lasts all month and the winner will be announced on 7th July.  Don't forget to grab the badge for your blog and become a follower to be kept up to date!