Handmade Cards

Doesn’t time fly when you’re happy! It’s our tenth wedding anniversary tomorrow, we’re celebrating with a weekend in the Lakes, staying near Ullswater. After all the disruption at home it will be wonderful to escape for a couple of days for a bit of walking.

I decided a few weeks ago to make a special card and when the Sweet Roses card by Faby Reilly popped up on facebook I ordered the pattern immediately. The sentiments are perfect for the occasion.

Faby Reilly Design

I stitched it fairly quickly and then this week I made it up into a card. Faby has excellent tutorials on her website about making up all the cross-stitch items she designs, cards included. I backed it with a square of felt but I felt it needed a bit more, probably because my card was a little on the big side and I haven’t got any fancy scissors to make my felt look pretty! I found some decorative papers and cut squares using my die cutter, it just lifts it a bit. I added the ribbon down the side and a little heart button. I’m really pleased with it, we’ll probably frame it afterwards.

Next weekend it’s Mothering Sunday, so I’ve stitched another of Faby’s designs,the Lavender card. I love lavender and I’m hoping to finish the co-ordinating lavender bag to go with the card. I’ve stitched the card, I’ve just got to mount it.

It’s a lovely design, I love how Faby uses lots of different stitches, there’s eyelet stitch, tied long cross-stitches and TINY cross-stitches for the lettering – it tested my eyes but it does give a lovely effect. I particularly liked the french knots on the lavender sprigs, it gives a sort of 3D effect. I’m tempted to give my mum a picture frame as well so she can frame it afterwards as there was a lot of work in this card!

I’ve just started stitching the lavender bag so I will hopefully get it finished for Sunday, if not she will get it for her birthday three days later!

 

About craftycreeky

I live in a busy market town in Yorkshire with my husband, kids, dogs and chickens. I love trying new crafts, rediscovering old ones, gardening, walking...anything creative really I started this blog after my New Year resolution worked so well. My resolution (the first one I've ever kept!) was to post a photograph of my garden on Facebook every day. My hope was that I would then see what was good in the garden and not just weeds and work, which was my tendency. The unexpected side-effect was that I have enjoyed many more hours in the garden. I am hoping that 'The Crafty Creek' will have the same effect. Happy creating!
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11 Responses to Handmade Cards

  1. Catherine says:

    Congratulations on your wedding anniversary! I’m sure your lovely card will be well received. Your Mum is lucky to be receiving those beautiful cards and bag. I really love lavender on embroidered things!

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  2. MrsCraft says:

    Congratulations on your anniversary, and your stitching is so neat and perfect that it definitely needs to be framed!

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  3. Congratulations! And the card and cross stitched bag are both looking lovely.

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  4. CurlsnSkirls says:

    Congratulations on your anniversary! 🎉💞
    Hope the weekend is perfect for you both, and the lovely additional embroidery is completed in good time. Both are so lovely, and all the more special as you’ve done them yourself. xx

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  5. kathyreeves says:

    Happy anniversary to you and Congratulations! Those cards are definitely frame worthy, and will bring smiles for years to come.

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  6. Faby Reilly says:

    What a lovely wedding photo 🙂 !! Happy anniversary!! And as always, you did a fabulous job on your cards – it’s wonderful to see your photos. Enjoy the Lakes!

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  7. KerryCan says:

    Oh, these cards are perfect! What a lovely way to make a special occasion even more special!

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  8. Suzanne says:

    Beautiful card…your work is lovely. Happy Anniversary!

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  9. Your cards are just beautiful! Happy Anniversary!

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  10. AnnieO says:

    Happy Anniversary! Your cards are very sweet, love the embellishments.

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