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Monday, 16 October 2017

Take Three Cards


It's been some while since I did any crafting and I should think any crafty followers I may have had, have long since abandoned me, I wouldn't blame them.  I'm back in making mode due to three family birthdays this month, two of them big 'uns.

First up this card for my brother Stu, whose birthday was earlier this month



This next card I made for Emily, his daughter who turns eighteen at the end of the month


and finally after much thought I created this bottle shaped card for my uncle Ray who celebrates his 90th birthday on the same day.


 All cards were made with scraps from my obscenely large stash, something I intend to work on reducing over the coming months.  

Whilst my die cutting machine was out I cut some stars from a pair of 30p jumble sale jeans as I'd an idea to patch a couple of cardis which had been attacked by bloody moths.  My darning isn't fit to be seen so I thought this could be a good solution as the cardi below has only been on my back a handful of times.



There's life in my knitwear yet!



  Thank goodness I took all these photos earlier as halfway through the afternoon the sky went a very strange colour and it looked as though the end of the world was nigh.  Storm Ophelia is to blame I gather and according to the news she's letting rip on the country thirty years to the day of the Great Storm.
I hope you're not getting too battered where you are?

Linking to Handmade Monday # 47... where you can see some serious talent!

16 comments:

  1. I quite envy the recipients of your lovely hand-made cards! I love how you patched up those cardies as well. I might steal that idea from you, as my darning isn't fit to be seen either. I hope you're spared the worst of the storm where you are. Here it's a rather strange late Summer. xxx

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    1. Thanks Ann. Sussex escaped the storm completely but that strange sky was the effect of dust blown up in the Sahara apparently. xx

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  2. Lovely, thoughtful cards Fiona, especially like the Chateau Raymond! The star patches look great on your cardigans, what a good idea! Moths are little blighters aren't they? I've a few favourite jumpers that have been munched. Tried to mend them, but think my darning is more obvious than the holes were.. xx

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    1. I'd call them something different to blighters! Yes, the darning just highlights the hole more in my opinion. xx

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  3. Your crafting mojo is certainly back - these cards will make anyone's birthday extra special. I especially like the 18th, so well layered.
    Amalia
    xo

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  4. Those three cards are absolutely great, especially Stu's!
    Great job on the patching, I might have to copy that one. xxx

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    1. I'm too tight to chuck two lambswool cardis! It seemed like a good solution as long as my stitching holds up. xxx

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  5. These cards are beautiful, I always find men cards are hard to get inspired for, so new ideas are always nice.
    You are good patching your cardies, My husband went through the elbows on one side (he sits on the phone with his phone arm elbow on the desk) of a load of jumpers and instead of patching them I felted them all and have had loads of crafting fun with them! Thanks so much for stopping by to join us at Handmade Monday - we love finding new blogs to visit and new ideas to see.

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    1. I completely agree, men's cards are a nightmare for me. Thank God for Pinterest!

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  6. What fabulous cards! If I received a hand made card; I haven't so far, I'd keep it forever.

    That is a very clever idea re the patchwork stars. The moths are a pain; apparently they hate lavender and I buy cedar wood balls from Wilko and bung then in all my drawers and cupboards. Which reminds me I
    need to replace the current ones...

    Not battered here but wasn't that sky weird yesterday?

    Hope your week is going well.
    xx

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    1. That is a lovely thing to say Veronica, I'm happy so long as mine are recycled. I'll have a look for the cedar balls next time I'm in Wilko. xxxx

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  7. Love the cards. always think a handmade card is special as you have given your time and creativity. Well done on the idea for the holes in the cardis, looks good x

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  8. I'm always so impressed at craftwork like this. It would take me forever to do just one card and there you are turning them out like clockwork. I particularly like the bottle shaped one - very creative!

    Anna x

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  9. Gosh Fiona, your cards are beautiful!! Love the one for the 90 year old man - just perfect. And perfect mending on your cardys too. You need to make some of my herbal mothball sachets - the recipe is on my blog. Let me know if you cant find it & I can email it to you, it stops the moths eating my woolen garments.

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  10. The star patches are geniius!!! Your cards are gorgeous- so neat and pretty! I haven't made any for a while- you've made me feel the guilt!!x

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