Friday 1 March 2024

Cross Stitch Critter


It's the first of the month so that means another challenge at Critter Crazy Challenge where anything goes with a critter.
This is a coaster which I stitched as a birthday gift for one of my office buddies last month.
The chart is from Mad Millie on Etsy and is called Tiny Cute Pug and I stitched it on 16 count white aida. I changed the colours to match my friends dogs.
The glass coaster is from Stitchtastic.

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Wednesday 21 February 2024

SSW2 Sketch 272

 Here is my second card for this months challenge at Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2

This is for Sketch 272


I have used the following to make my card
Julie Hickey Designs Dies - Layers, Frames and Banners Circles
Julie Hickey Designs Dies - Dinky Circle
Papercraft Essentials Magazine - Fresh Florals Card Kit
Ribbon - American Crafts
White card is from Craft UK

I am entering this card at
Allsorts Challenge Blog where the DT would like to see shades of pink

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Hugs
Anne 





Thursday 15 February 2024

Valentine daisies

 I made this card for a card swap on Facebook, I think it's safe to share it on here now as I know that it has been received.


I used the following create my card

Card blank - Craft UK
Heart shaped dies - Make and Create from The Works
Embossing Folder - Marianne Hearts
Daisy Stamps- Julie Hickey Designs - Julie's Daisies
Heart Stencil - Julie Hickey Designs Stencil Set 1
Banner Die - Stampin Up Stylish Shapes
Banner Sentiment - Craftwork Cards - Special Days
Ink - I think is Kitsch Flamingo Distress Oxide
Papers for the daisies - some snippets from old Craftwork Card papers

There are lots of heart and romance challenges at the moment so I am entering this card in the following challenges
Allsorts Week 767 - Hearts / Anything Goes
613 Avenue Create - Love Letters / Anything Goes
This was the first time that I used the heart dies so I am taking this to NBUS challenge #59 as well.

I thought that I would also share my calendar page for my Julie Hickey Designs Calendar for February


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Anne x










Wednesday 7 February 2024

SSW2 - Sketch 271

 Here is my first card for this months challenge at Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2


I used a Cuttlebug Happy Birthday embossing folder, Blush Rose papers which came from Craftwork Cards, the ribbon is from the Hobby House and the little dots are from Sweet Huni Designs.
The sentiment is a Dreamees stamp. 
Most of these items are no longer available but I am sure many of us have items with a similar vintage in our collections.





Thursday 1 February 2024

Critter Crazy #83

 It's time for another challenge at Critter Crazy Challenge and here is my DT card



I created this Double Z Fold card using an old Craftwork Cards Kit Enchanted Woodland.
The sentiment die I think was DoCrafts and the stamped greeting is from Juile Hickey Designs Daisy Medley.
Card to create the base was in my stash and possibly came from Craftwork Cards


Wednesday 24 January 2024

January Blues

Towards the end of last year I purchased a decorate your own calendar from the lovely Julie Hickey. As part of the cost there is an inspiration workshop in a Facebook group each month and I am sharing my creation for January.



Here is a close-up



I really enjoyed creating this. I have used various blue distress oxide inks, I think Tumbled Glass and Broken China.
Stamp is Peter's Snowdrops from Julie Hickey Designs Designer Series range which I  coloured with Copics
Stencils also from Julie Hickey Designs are Backgrounds #3 and Hazel's Circle Medley

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I am entering this card at Allsorts Challenge Blog where the theme is January Blues, hence my blog title and not because I have them.
and also Stamping Sensations - There are snowdrops on the mood board (Thank you Carol for the heads-up)
I'd also like to play along with the Anything Goes theme at We Love Stamping, and although these stamps aren't new into my stash I hadn't used them before this project so that takes me to the 
NBUS (Never Before Used Stuff) Challenge which I haven't entered before but it shouldn't be a problem for me to enter many times over



Wednesday 10 January 2024

SSW2 Sketch 270

 Here is my second DT card for SSW2 this month

This is for Sketch 270

Here is the sketch

To create the card I used the following

Image and Sentiment - Julie Hickey Designs Daisy Buttons Stamp Set coloured with Copic and Spectrum Noir pens.
Background paper created with Julie Hickey Designs Floral Blossom and Angel Pink Memento Ink
Pink card -Tonic Craft Perfect Raspberry Pink
Base Card - Craft UK Premium 6x6