Saturday, 24 March 2012

21st Birthday

Hello again :) There has been a distinct lack of posts here this week!
It's been really busy here, but here's hoping next week will be a bit easier..... :)

For the Less is More challenge this week we've been given a recipe. The choice is to combine any 3 past challenges. The ones I've chosen are - week 15 embossing, week 43 bling, week 55 die cuts.

I've made this card (which will be from Mum & Dad)  for my niece who will be 21 next week...
it seems no time since she was born... and I was only 19!

Edited:  oops! I've just realised I made a mistake in the spelling of granddaughter.... I've printed it again on card and taped it over the top.....not ideal but it's better than bad spelling lol.  This first photo is updated but I don't have time tonight to change the second.

It was very simple to make (so why did it take me all day??)
I printed the sentiment on the computer - patient paige font. The frame, number and crown were cut with the Silhouette and the paper is American Crafts - City Park.

 I embossed the frame with the Cuttlebug swiss dots folder and raised it on foam pads then added iridescent gems on the crown to finish!

 I was at a machine quilting class yesterday learning how to apply applique
and then embroider it.
It was a fun class and the tutor was brilliant.
This is what I made, although it is far from finished!
When the wadding is added and it is quilted I will have to decide if I'm going to make it into a cushion cover or keep adding more blocks to make a larger quilt.

It looks really dull and flat in the photo but I'll add a new one when I've finished and hopefully it will look much better :)
The back of it shows the stitching....can you see the missing bits.....!

In January I started a country style flannel quilt ('old fashioned' as Caleb called it!)
I've finally finished it :) hours of hand stitching later and here's a wee peek.....

I'll post 'proper' pictures of it later in the week.

Thank you for visting today :)
I'm off now to see what everyone else is up to.....lots of entries in LIM already!
Sarah xx


Elaine said...

What a lovely card Sarah I love it Hugs Elaine .
The quilt is FAB well done
Hugs Elaine

Gillian said...

Fabulous card. Love it

Kathyk said...

Smashing card and your quilt is fabulous too


Mandi said...

Terrific card Sarah
Your quilt is amazing
Thank you very much
"Less is More"

Loli said...

Hola Sarah, fantastic card for a young and queen girl, very fresh, gorgeous card Sarah.
A hug from Palma

Marrigje said...

great card. I like the solution for you misspelling.

I really like the frame you used.


Margaret said...

The card is brilliant Sarah and your quilts are fab!!!
Margaret x

Chrissie said...

Gorgeous card, fabulous quilt!
What talent!
Thanks so much
"Less is More"

Victoria said...

Gorgeous card. Love the little touch of bling - perfect! I think your quilt is sensational. I would love to get into sewing but I can only manage really messy stitches! Practice makes perfect, I guess!

Kimberley said...

I love this - it's absolutely fantastic! I'm sure I'll be using this design idea at some point in the near future. Simple and stunning!

Anonymous said...

Beautiful Card Sarah

Suze Bain said...

Lovely LIM card (I'm sure she'll love the bling!) and I just love your quilt! xx

Aileen said...

Love your card. Simple but fun with a touch of elegance. Your quilting is fab. x

Jenny said...

Oh don't you just hate when you spot a mistake after a card is finished...... Excellent save though and love the CASDesign too.
Love the quilt it has a real folksy feel, I bet your proud of it :0)
Jenny x

Beryl K said...

Great card and your quilt is amazing
Beryl x

Helen in the UK said...

I've just entered my first LIM and see you are a quilter too! Beautiful card, I'm learning so much by visiting all the participants :)

Vicky Hayes said...

This is such a fabulous card Sarah - just right for a young lady who is turning 21 (how did that happen?!) Love all your sewing too and can't wait to see the finished articles! Vicky x

Vicky said...

Fabulous card, and I'm so jealous of your quilt! :)x