Saturday 30 July 2016

Large as Life Floral Wishes

Hello there,

Sorry I have been very quiet for a while - I have been away on holiday and forgot to take my connector for the camera to put my pictures on the computer. So while I could have posted a blog, it wuld have been a little boring without any interesting pictures to add.

Firstly I would like to share the card I made just before I went away (with the idea of positing a blog mid-holiday)! I had the cross-stitched flower just waiting to be used, and I thought it made a good summertime card!

I had to use an A4 card blank as my smaller ones were too small to use the stitched flower as the main image if I was using this sketch. The sketch is from Catch the Bug SSS#411:
I took a Papermania linen patterned paper to use for the background and wrapped a blue ribbon layered over a yellow gosamer ribbon around this paper panel before sticking to the card front. I then partially cut the cross stitched flower using X-cut nesting scalloped circle die. Finally I adhered three butterflies down the side of the panel.

I would also like to enter this card into the following challenges:
Crafty Card Makers #169 Summer
CRAFT #374 Summer
SOS #262 A stitch in time

I also have some pictures from Africa Alive, in Kessingland, which we visited whilst we were away. It was fun and the little Otter was just the cutest thing EVER - squeaking so endearingly for his mummy!!

 The life of a kitty cat!
 Just to prove the point - well they nearly have their heads buried anyway!
 A proud bull (would have gotten a better picture head-on but hubby was playing with the camera)
 Hey sexy lady!
 Who is touching my back!?!?!
 I is Meerkat?
Nope I is very cute Otter kit

And finally, for now, here is my completed Lion cross stitch - just beaded detail and bow to add before making him up - probably into a card.
There will be some more pictures from Africa Alive - with the bird of Prey demonstration and some more 'normal' wildlife - on my next blog post.

Thank you for looking,

Hugz Tinz


  1. I love the cross stitch! I'm certain this card will be cherished by the lucky recipient. Thanks so much for joining us at CRAFT Challenge this week!

  2. Lovely card. Thank you for sharing with us at Crafty Cardmakers.

  3. Darling card and love all the fun pictures. Thanks for joining us at Catch The Bug.

  4. Fabulous job on the sketch, lovely cross stitch. Thanks for joining us at Shopping Our Stash for the stitch in time challenge.

  5. Lovely Summery colours on your card. Thanks for joining us at Crafty Cardmakers.


  6. I love cross-stitching, awesome that you used it on a card! Thanks for joining us for Catch the Bug Stella Says Sketch hope to see you again. Dawn Bugaboo DT


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