Thursday, 2 June 2016

Card for a fellow crafter

Hello Everyone Thank you for popping in. I do appreciate it and value your feedback. So where is our summer? I cannot believe we are now in June. It has been so cold. 
As you know my GC died and later today I hope to be "playing" on my new Platinum. As I probably said before I went for this machine because of its size - A4, requires less cranks of the handle, has a more even pressure, therefore cuts more often in one pass and later in the year, Spellbinders are bringing out a motor - but you all know that. I will let you know how I get on.
Little Oscar is thriving, when I've downloaded the photos from my camera and worked out how to get them off "WhatsApp" I will start a "Nanny's Bragging Book" and post some snaps of him. Talking of which I treated myself to some Terial-Magic and want to design, print, stitch my own cover for this book. The only one I've seen for sale (that I like) is in pink! Again, I'll let you know how I get on.

Today's card is a variation of one I have made previously for friend's birthday who makes the most exquisite quilts. It is a shaker card, using safety pins, beads, press studs etc. I designed the papers on Serif to fit one of the Spellbinder Large Square dies. I even created "stitch" lines in Serif

8x8" card blank
CE Foundation card stock in blue and black glossy card
Silver mirri card
Card made form "material" in Serif
EF - can't remember the name
X Cut Sewing dies
Spellbinders Large Square dies
Tonic Circle dies


  1. Oh my goodness! This is such a perfect card for a crafter! I love all the details!!

  2. Wow Karen that is a beautiful card. Your quilt making friend is bound to love it. Barbxx

  3. Hi Karen this is a stunning card I love the design it is brilliant. I am very interested to hear how you get on with the Platinum as I too am thinking about buying one. Take care. Hugs Jackie

  4. Hello Karen,
    You certainly could not have created a more stunning card for a fellow crafter.
    It will be loved and treasured for the thought and work you put into it.
    Patricia x

  5. What a fabulous shaker card, love your little elements. Enjoy playing with your new machine. Cara x

  6. What a super card Karen and no doubt much appreciated by your friend. Best wishes Jackie xx

  7. Super card Karen for a fellow crafter. I love all the trinkets or what you call it? Great shaker card. hugs xxx

  8. Hi Karen
    What a super themed card for your crafty friend.
    Look forward to seeing the snaps of Oscar.
    Ang x