Thursday 9 July 2020

Stella's Sketch and some sewing...

Hello Everyone,

I hope you are all doing fine. I am freezing cold this afternoon. It was a lovely morning but the rain is back on once again. Its rained here every day for about a month now!! I would like to see some summer!!! 
I decided to work outside my comfort zone with colours and went for some I usually wouldn't for this festive make!!! The poor Penguin on the top has cataracts. I popped the glaze on for his shiny eyes and then liquid applique for his fluffy hat at the same time. Had to heat the liquid applique up the following morning and his wee eyes melted a bit. Ooops!!!  

Card Recipe
6 x 6 Card
Papers and Sentiment - Pre Loved from Ebay.
Coloured with Promarkers
Stickles Glitter Glue. 
Doodles by Hand.

I have been following Jules over at Always with a Hearts sewing tutorials for making your cards pretty with stitching. Here is the beginnings of my crafty work. 
Ive found that my wee machine likes the paper to be pushed though quite quickly as if not the stitches are a bit wonky. Tried just using my hand for turning it instead of the foot pedal but it made my wonky hand hurt even more. Oops!! Lesson learnt!! 

Before I go I would like to apologise for not getting to everyone's blogs as much this week. I have had a lot of entries into Fezziwigs Challenge so I  have been over there commenting a lot. Theres lots of inspiration for your festive makes.

Love and Sparkles,

Hazel xx

Challenges I would like to enter are...
Stella Says Sketch- Sketch (Turned on Side and I stupidly printed the image slightly bigger than it should be) 
Ikes World - Show Us Christmas


meg said...

A fabulous take on the sketch Hazel,love the paper they are a gorgeous colour and the fun Bugaboo image is beautifully coloured

Crafting Queen said...

Love your stylish card. Great job on the stitching practice. Have a great weekend. Hope Harry is doing well. x

Tammy said...

What a cute card Hazel, I love these colors together and your fabulous doodling!
Hugs, Tammy

cuilliesocks said...

Hi Hazel, love your card, super design and fabulous colours. Love the cute penguins too.
Raining stairrods here just now, Kate x x

Jackie T said...

Hi Hazel your card is gorgeous. Take care. Hugs Jackie

Mrs A. said...

I love the colour combination. And your penguins are sooooo cute. Hugs Mrs A.

Bunny said...

A super Christmas card. I love the puffy applique you added.

I would so love to give you some of our heat. We are in the triple digits with the heat index. It's been terrible. We have been looking for some rain, too. [Bunny]

aussie aNNie said...

Fabulous card and love the gorgeous colours used ..great design... I love to stitch on my cards but the machine is huge so takes up so much space, will have to dig it out again... Have a great weekend ♥

cotnob said...

A super card Hazel, a fabulous design and lovely pastel colours.
Pauline - Crafting with Cotnob

Sandra H said...

Beautiful card x

Jules said...

Hi Hazel

What a fabulous card. You made me laugh with your comment about the penguin with cataracts!

Love your doodling .. .. so very neat.

Well done on tackling some sewing .. .. I am wondering if the paper might be too thin for your machine. Out of curiosity try with a piece of card underneath and see if that goes through any easier.

Sorry if your hand is still suffering.

Love Jules xoxox

GerJanne said...

Whahaha, maby it's not cataracts but just glasses with 10 minus!
I love your card!!Ik hope summer will come soon to you. We have had lots of rain too, but i think the better days are coming now (yes, it's my holiday now ;-) )

Mia said...

Beautiful! Thank you so much for entering our challenge at Ike’s world with this lovely creation. Looking forward to see you again next challenge.
Designer for Ike’s world {My Blog}

Margreet said...

Love your cute card with the wee penguins and the fab DP. Love your way of taking the photograph too. Thanks for joining Stella Says Sketch.
We also have had a lot of rain, but today it was a nice and sunny day. Hope you will get summer soon.
I think you must use cardstock or DP for sewing.
Good luck.
xxx Margreet

valscraftings said...

Beautiful card design!
Thank you for playing over at IKE's World Challenges! DT Val x

Nance said...

A very pretty card, Hazel. Love the soft pastel colors and those cute little penguins. Thanks for joining us this week at Krafty Chicks Challenge.