Monday, February 24, 2014

Happy birthday

Hi there sweet crafty friends!
I always tell my husband and non crafty friends, that the crafty community is the best!
 I'm not a regular blogger (that's not news for you, right?). I make cards all the time, but not always have the time to post them. I had some encouraging comments in my post yesterday, so I decided to share another quilting related card, that I made for a friend who is an accomplished quilter and love everything purple. I cased this card from a Stampin' Up demonstrator "Stampingjill", she has a great tutorial here, I  changed the size and I  used a different  embossing folder. 

I'm linking this one to "Curtain Call" challenge.
Thanks for visiting and have a blessed week.

Sunday, February 23, 2014

Thinking of you, thanks and hello.

Hi there crafty friends! I hope you are having a wonderful weekend.
The weather in Huntsville is gorgeous, sunny and around 68 degrees, sunny days make me happy! Yesterday was similar and even though we spent a lot of time outside I managed to make two cards.
For the first one I used this  "Freshly made Sketches # 124"  sketch .

All the papers I used in this card are by Crate paper. I paper pieced the flower and leaves, and put some white dots in the center and some stripes on the petals using a white gel pen. I haven't done a square card in a long time, and I'm happy with the result. This is going to a friend from church whose mom has terminal cancer.

I think I shared before that besides card making I have other hobbies, one of them is hand embroidery, I love playing with fabric and colors, and I also love quilting, although to learn how to quilt is still in my bucket's list. Navigating blog land this week I found the Cozy Quilt  challenge at Curtain Call and I decided to have some fun, so I made this card.

I used a Fiskars punch to cut the hexagons and all the paper is by Basic Grey "Paper Cottage" collection. The word thanks is by Simon Says Stamps and the button is a Martha Stewart's punch.
ETA I'm also linking this card to a new (to me) challenge called Craftyhazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge.

And last, but not least I want to share another card that I made last weekend, that I sent to a crafty friend, using some goodies that I got from the sweet and super talented blogger Taheera.

I cut the word hello 5 times from white card stock, attached one on top the each layer and colored it with distress ink.
Thanks for your visit, have a wonderful week!