Wednesday, 27 February 2013

Birthday Cards

As I said in previous post, here are a couple of cards I have made today.  My dear hubby has been a bit under the weather again today so I went and locked myself away playing with card, in between doing my nursing chores.
The blue card with kite is for one of my many little grandsons, he has a birthday next week and loves kites, although he's now at the age where he will be more interested in what is inside it than the card haha!!  They do love their pennies don't they. The kite pattern is from Anns Paper Arts pattern number a701
The other card is from an idea I saw in a magazine, as I love quilting I couldn't resist this one. A friend recently gave me the haberdashery dies, so I picked a few bits and pieces from the set and cut out using foiled card in a lovely dark pink, when I was making it I had it in mind for a lady at one of the clubs, it took ages to make, cutting out all the hexagons and fiddling around with it, I am not sure if I am going to part with it yet LOL!!    I will see if I can resist the urge to keep it.

Well that's all for now, hope you are all OK
Take care, and thanks for looking
Sue xx

Tissue Box holders

Hi Everyone
Last winter when it was miserable I was knitting loads of  gloves, hats and scarves, I think I got up to 13 or 14 sets, once I gave a set  to my daughter she picked up loads of orders for me (thanks Carol xxx)

Anyway this long miserable winter has driven me to the knitting wool again, this time it's Tissue Box holders.  I use the plastic mesh. When stitched I cover each piece on the wrong side with card to form a lining (smartens it up a bit). I sew a flap onto the bottom to release the box of tissues, keeping it in place with button and loop so that when lifting the box it stays in tact.  I have seen these without the flap so when you pick it up you leave the tissues behind LOL!!
Well it's a bit of fun, I am now on box number 5, I think I have had enough of this, back to cards I think or quilting, mmmmm?????
I think spring must be on the way, a very dear friend gave me a few bunches of dafodil buds yesterday, as I have been having a bit of a rough time lately (that's another story) well blow me down when I came into the lounge this morning every bud was in full bloom  SPRING HAS SPRUNG hurray!!!!   They are beautiful, Thank you Maureen xxx
Well that's it for now, I will add some cards in a minute so here's the boxes

Thanks for looking
Sue xx