Thursday 6 February 2014

Patchwork Card - With Love

Hi Everyone.

Still having problems staying online and my provider doesn't seem to have come up with a definitive answer, and therefore a solution, to the problem either so just nipping in while I get the chance!
This card is for Pixies Snippets Playground - Week 110 because it used up the scrap of patterned paper leftover from  the Peony Triple Layer Card created a week or so ago and posted here.

Using a Stamps Away Patchwork Template made this a super simple card to put together. The red cardstock base is 5½" square, made by tracing round the outside edge of the template.

Next, the template was placed on to the piece of patterned paper, the inside edges were traced round and the shapes cut out to create the patchwork.

The easiest way to put the pieces together is to lay the template down on the base and place the shapes in using the template as a guide. I did sponge the edge of each shape with Ranger's Black Soot distress ink before gluing them into place.

Just for a complete change I chose to use two stamps instead of the usual - that is, usual for me - one. The 'With Love' stamp is from Sheena's A Little Bit Sketchy Only Words, From the Heart collection and, an old favourite, the 'Flowers Are Poetry' is from Hero Arts. Both were stamped using a Memento Tuxedo Black ink pad.

The final touch is the decoration in two corners - those crystal gems have been in my stash since Adam was a boy!

Just because I have had limited opportunity to blog, comment or snoop, doesn't mean I haven't been busy. Definitely not! It's all go at Casa Worthington :) For example, I finished off a little pile of hexagons to send in support of the charity drive, Crochet for Kidneys, mentioned on Lunch Lady Jan Fabric Frenzy here.
I wish it could have been have been more but I have RSI, the result of all those years of typing for Britain I guess, and too much crochet has a way of triggering an episode. However, I'm sure every little hexagon helps :)

Yesterday was spent arranging some of our vast book collection on newly built shelves ... yes, the EM has had his handyman overalls on again and put up shelves in the two recesses in the dining room :))

Just a few piles to start with ...sorting all the books kept me busy for an hour or two!

 Getting there :)
Job done :)

Those were the last boxes left to unpack after the move. Not bad, it's just taken us 12 weeks to get to this stage!!! Progress indeed :)

Right, hope to be able to post again soon ... access to Internet allowing. In the meantime, I hope you are all well and having a good week.

Take care and stay safe wherever you are.


scrappymo! said...

Your card looks like a beautiful quilt! Well done Elizabeth!

You have been so busy...The shelves look wonderful and I can see that there is no moss growing under you!

Jackie said...

What a beautiful card and the book shelves are looking good too :o)
Jackie xx

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Di said...

Oh how clever Elizabeth! Beautiful result and I now neeeeed those templates :)

Well done on the books too :))

Hugs, Di xx

Sarn said...

Lovely layout and well-designed card here Elizabeth. Fab results.

Great to hear you finally finished all your unpacking.

Have a great weekend.

Hugs, Sarn xxx

Liz said...

What a lovely card. Thanks for sharing over at the Playground

Kathleen said...

This is a really beautiful card, love the image and the layout.

Kath x

Kathleen said...

This is a really beautiful card, love the image and the layout.

Kath x

Janeen said...

what a beauty of a card. found you on Pixies Crafty site.

Linby said...

Wow this is such an effective card, I need that template now! Love the two sentiments, just perfect.
Linby x

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Firstly Elizabeth well done on card love the combo and also on the crotchet that is a great pile of hexagons.. have not popped around much but maybe things are on the up and up! pray it is for your ISP the can be annoying with non connection!! every blessing dear friend, Shaz in oz.x

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Oops meant to say to Mr EM just perfect shelves there!!!
I would love some like that in my craft room :D Shaz.xx