Friday, 18 June 2010


Blog entry number 2.

Lets make the most of this guys because I am nakkered, LOL! 

Its my friends birthday on Monday. She would like us all to come over that evening but it is a tad late to have Cameron out as he has school the next day. So, (as if you needed telling) I have made her a card and will post it so it reaches her in time. I made this while watching England sleep walk around the pitch, humph!

Click on the picture for a closer look

I have tried to do something different here. A lot of my cards have hard, straight edges and lines and I wanted to soften the look a little. I have never used linen thread before or attempted any embroidery. I have always loved the effect but either never had the time or felt it would be a bit tricky for me. I was wrong about the latter, although it did take some time, well worth it in the end I think.

I adore the use of tags, I am going to put aside some money to purchase a tag punch and tiny labels. Here I have improvised using my circle and scallop circle punches. It looks OK but nothing like the real thing I say.  

I bought a new background stamp last week, I had been itching to try it out. I did, and was thoroughly disappointed. I kept getting "blank" areas with each image I tried. I inked the stamp pretty well and made sure to huff, hmmm? I would have used that today instead of my jumbo wheel, but you gotta love that pattern!

Ta Ta for now.



Jo said...

This is really gorgeous Alex! I love distressed edges and stitching on cards and you have achieved both really well!

Just the tonic to cheer me up after such a disgraceful match by England!


Vicky Hayes said...

I love your distressed card Alex and the stitching's fab! With the background stamp - I usually turn a big stamp upside down and ink it by tapping the ink pad over IT instead of the other way around and when stamping the image I press all over the back of it with the hand that isn't holding the stamp. Hope that helps? Will England beat Slovenia? Don't know but it'll be like drawing teeth finding out!

Loraine Arderne said...

Alex this is a really fab card - I'm so very impressed with yoru embroidery technique for softening the edge - wow! Love the colours too.