Thursday, 4 October 2018

Autumn/Halloween at Craft Rocket

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


I've made a Halloween style tag that I thought could be used to attach to a trick or treat bucket.

The cat motif is from World of Cross Stitch magazine.  The card, pearls and ribbon are from my stash. 

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


Thanks for visiting,

Tuesday, 2 October 2018

Autumn or Halloween at Unicorn

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


I've chosen to make a card using this pattern using just black thread on a dark blue evenweave.  I think it looks quite effective and a, pleased with how it turned out.



I'm not really someone who does much for Halloween so I'm not sure what I'll do with this now it's done.  Perhaps I'll keep it for myself!

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


Thanks for visiting, don't forget to check out the other design team members makes for inspiration!

Thursday, 6 September 2018

For the Boys/Men at Craft Rocket

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


I've stitched this sailboat for my Father-in-Law as he used to do a bit of sailing.  I was going to tie the baker's twine in the middle with a bow with it stretched tight but when I laid it in the card I quite liked how it looked like waves so I left it.


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


Thanks for visiting,I look forward to seeing all your masculine makes!

Tuesday, 4 September 2018

Add a Charm at Unicorn

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


I've used some embosssed card from my stash to cover a gift tag card then cut a circle in the middle using a die.  I put a smaller circle of silver in the middle and dangled my snowglake charm on some silver thread.  Finally I added a ribbon.


I think this is quite elegant and I'm really pleased with how it turned out!


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


Thanks for visiting, don't forget to check out the other design team members makes for inspiration!

Tuesday, 7 August 2018

At The Beach at Unicorn

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


I've stitched this image of Durdle Door for my father-in-law's birthday.  It's stiched 2 over 2 on 28 count evenweave using the recommended DMC threads.  The peel off sentiment is from my stash and I made the aperture card myself.



I'm quite pleased with how this turned out, it's not a brilliant picture but I've added some wadding behind the stitching so it really stands out.

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


Thanks for visiting, don't forget to check out the other design team members makes for inspiration!

Thursday, 2 August 2018

Anything Goes at Craft Rocket

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


A quick and easy card from me this month.  I've been very busy with my son's school PTA Summer Fayre so needed something simple.  I've made this sweet little bird using a free gift from World of Cross Stitching magazine.




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


Thanks for visiting, 

Thursday, 5 July 2018

Summer at Craft Rocket

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

I've stitched some sunflowers using a chart from Ultimate Cross Stitch Cards magazine.  I think you can't get much more summery than sunflowers!


I've used paper that I bought in the charity shop, the card and pearls are form my stash.

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


Thanks for visiting, lets hope we get some summery weather to go with our cards!

Tuesday, 3 July 2018

Stitching at Unicorn

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


I've made this card using perforated paper.  The chart is from Spring Cross Stitch Favourites 2015 and is stiched 2 over 1 using the recommended DMC threads,  I like stitching on paper but you have to be careful how you carry threads so they don't show through on the back.


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


Thanks for visiting, don't forget to check out the other design team members makes for inspiration!

Thursday, 7 June 2018

Birthday at Craft Rocket

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

I've made this card for my husband's birthday, he's a bit of a petrol head so it seemed appropriate!


The chart is from Ultimate Cross Stitch Cards magazine stitched on 28 count evenweave 2 over 1 using the recommended DMC threads.  The sentiment is hand stamped and is by Little Claire designs.  The card, paper and pearls are from my stash.

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


Thanks for visiting, 

Guest Designer at Creative Craft Cottage

Hello again everyone, I've been asked to be a guest designer this month at Creative Craft Cottage - thanks for having me!


https://creativecraftcottage.blogspot.com/


Ive been given this image to work with called Kimono Japanese Girl by Lemon Shortbread.  I love Oriental themes so this was a great image for me to work with.  I've used lavender colours in memory of the blog's original creator Eileen.


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


Thanks for visiting, 

Tuesday, 5 June 2018

Masculine at Unicorn

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


I made this card for my Dad using a pattern from Ultimate Cross Stitch Cards magazine.  It's stitched 2 over 1 on 14 count aida using the recommended DMC threads.  The paper, card and pearls are from my stash.  I liked this pattern as you could choose the elements to suit the recipient, my Dad likes beer and gardening and often mislays his glasses!





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


Thanks for visiting, don't forget to check out the other design team members makes for inspiration!

Thursday, 3 May 2018

Use Embellishments at Craft Rocket

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


I've made this beautiful dragon using a chart from Ultimate Cross Stitch Cards magazine.  He's stitched 2 over 1 on 14 count aida using the recommended DMC threads.


The paper is Japanese hand printed that I got as a present from my mother-in-law.  The scale cabochons I got from e-bay especially for this project.

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


Thanks for visiting, 

Tuesday, 1 May 2018

Monochrome at Unicorn

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


I've made some Easter cards using charts from Ultimate Cross Stitch Cards maagazine vol 9

I've never tried blackwork before, it was fairly easy, just making patterns with backstitch.  I stitched all three of these in an afternoon and they were quick to make into cards too.

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


Thanks for visiting, don't forget to check out the other design team members makes for inspiration!

Thursday, 5 April 2018

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 my friend's 40th birthday using a chart from Ultimate Cross Stitch Cards magazine using the recommended DMC threads on 14 count aida 2 over 1.  The paper, card and gems are from my stash.



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


Thanks for visiting, I look forward to seeing your floral creations!

Tuesday, 3 April 2018

Use Some Ribbon at Unicorn

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


I've made this cute little reindeer using a chart from Ultimate Cross Stitch Cards magazine.



He's stitched on plastic canvas, backed with felt and attached to the card using a peg.  The ribbon sentiment is from my stash.

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


Thanks for visiting, don't forget to check out the other design team members makes for inspiration!

Tuesday, 6 March 2018

Make it Girly at Unicorn

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


This is a card for my Mother-in Law's birthday later this month.


I've stitched this pretty carousel horse from Ultimate Cross Stitch cards magazine volume 9 2 over 1 on 14 count aida using the recommended DMC threads.  The pegs, pearls, and papers are from my stash.

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


Thanks for visiting, don't forget to check out the other design team members makes for inspiration!

Thursday, 1 March 2018

Something New at Craft Rocket

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


I made this card for a friend who moved house recently.  The design is from Ultimate Cross Stitch Cards magazine and is stitched 2 over 1 on 14 count aida using the recommended DMC threads.  The charm, doily, ribbon and card are from my stash.



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


Thanks for visiting, I look forward to seeing your new makes!

Tuesday, 6 February 2018

Love at Unicorn

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



I saw this idea on Card-io’s Facebook page and thought it was great so I have copied the idea. I have used a Tattered Lace jigsaw die to cut the card
from my stash. I printed the sentiment on my computer. 




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


Thanks for visiting, don't forget to check out the other design team members makes for inspiration!

Thursday, 1 February 2018

Love at Craft Rocket

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

I made this cute little card for my Mum using a chart from Ultimate Cross Stitch Cards magazine. Stitched 2 over 1 on 14 count Aida using the recommended DMC threads. I used card and papers from my stash.


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


Thanks for visiting, I look forward to seeing all your creations!

Thursday, 4 January 2018

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 made Christmas stocking cards for my family this year, the designs were from Cross Stitcher magazine.  I had a job making them up as they were very fiddly but I'm pleased with how they turned out.




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


Thanks for visiting, I hope you have a brilliant 2018!

Tuesday, 2 January 2018

Anything Goes at Unicorn

Good morning everyone and a Happy New Year to you all, it's time for a new monthly challnge at Unicorn.  Our theme this time is Anything goes, a nice easy ine to start the year! 



I made several if these bauble ornament cards for people at Christmas, they are designed by Jodie Rice of Satsuma Street.  It's stitched on plastic canvas using the recommended DMC threads and backed with felt.



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


Thanks for visiting, don't forget to check out the other design team members makes for inspiration!