Thursday, 24 December 2009

A Special 70th Birthday Card

Hi Everyone

I wanted to show you the handstitched card I made for my hubbys Auntie who was 70 years old yesterday.    My friend had used this pattern recently for a card swap and was really taken with it.   I ask to borrow the pattern from her to make the card.    Auntie Mary has done lots of cross stitch in the past so I wanted to make something for her which would be a keepsake and I know she would appreciate all the work that goes into a hand stitched card.    Also its my first easel card and Im thrilled with how its turned out.   The little flowers I used were from Joanna Sheens - Fabulous Flowers and I decoupaged them with silicon glue.  The finished it off with a few organaza bows.

Anyway as this is my last post of 2009 may I take the opportunity to wish all my lovely followers a Very Happy Christmas and Prosperous New Year.    I know I havent been around much since the summer, but Im slowly getting back into crafting,  even my dad blogs more than me!!!!!

With Lots of Love

Julie x

Friday, 18 December 2009

This is what has kept me from crafting

But at long last all the bedrooms are done.  I started back in August doing Victorias, and then moving onto Harrys and finally our bedroom.   The kids bedrooms are a bit cluttered with all their stuff and they do look better than in these pictures.  Im really pleased with ours, it feels so lovely to have all new stuff.

Will hopefully be back soon with some cards.    Julie xxxxxxxxxx