Sunday, 15 April 2012

A Patchwork Card

Hi everyone,


Hope you're all having a nice weekend. We had a light falling of snow overnight (brrr!) but thankfully the sun has got his hat on and it's already melting away.


I like the challenge this week over at  Less is More  -  it's something different - "Doodling"


I've made a patchwork card ...




First I measured out and drew the boxes in pencil, then I went over them with a fine pen to create faux blanket stitch.  I then stamped the small patchwork style stamps using Stampin Up Calypso Coral and Lucky Limeade markers. (The stamps were given to me by a kind lady who was having a 'clear out' so I don't know the make of them).


Thanks for coming to visit and keep cozy!


Take Care
Suze xx

29 comments:

Diane said...

Suze your card is gorgeous, what a perfect way to set off those cute stamps and love the colours.
.....stay warm and keep crafting!!
Diane

Meadie said...

Your card is just gorgeous, I love your design and the stamps are so cute x x

craftattack said...

Gorgeous card, love those little stamps, too! It's still freezing here, I'm off for a long soak in a hot bath....Hugs, Valerie

Kathyk said...

What a delightful pastel card - lovely doodling.

SNOW!!!! Sooo not what we expect as we hit the middle of April is it!?!?!

Kathyk

GinaA said...

Those patch squares are super, makes a lovely frame for those cute images.

SYLVIA-ANNE said...

Love the faux blanket stitches Suze - what a brilliant idea!
Have a warm and happy Sunday - Sylvia x

Loli said...

Hola Suze,great idea your patchwork card, fanstastic CAS card, good idea your faux blanket stitch.Well done Suze.
A hug from PAlma

Monika said...

Hi Suze
the patchwork style is superb!

and so nice stamps :-)

@snowing

in German language we have a figure of speech "April, der macht was er will" => April is doing what he wants to do => and this is crazy,
I now there is no correct figure of speech in English language but I found a quote, which describes the meanings perfect:

"April is the cruelest month, breeding lilacs out of the dead land, mixing memory and desire, stirring dull roots with spring rain." T. S. Eliot"

Lynne Moncrieff said...

Perfect in its simplicity.
Isn't it so cold?!!!
Wishes
Lynne

Jodi said...

Very cute and simple card. I really like it!

florenceandfreddie said...

Hi Suze. This is gorgeous. Really love it. Simple yet so effective.
We have had snow today.
Regards Florence xx

froebelsternchen Susi said...

just Gorgeous!

ScrappyDoo said...

Love yours too. It's like a patchwork blanket. Great doodling.

Mandi said...

LOVE the faux blanket stitch, a realy homely feel for your card
FAB
Thank you very much
mandi
"Less is More"

Darnell J Knauss said...

This is SO well executed, I would never have guessed your squares were hand-done! TFS!

Margaret said...

What a fab card Suze
Margaret x

Jenni's Jems said...

This is really lovely simple but oh so very effective!!x

Chrissie said...

Your blanket stitch looks really effective and perfect for the images it frames!
Thanks so much
Chrissie
"Less is More"

irishfaery said...

So cute! The faux blanket stitch looks brilliant and I love those stamps!

Kerry
x

Aileen said...

This is so sweet. I love the blanket stitch squares and the sweet images in the boxes. x

Victoria said...

The faux blanket stitch works wonderfully with these stamps. What a smashing card!

Helen in the UK said...

Great idea to do the patchwork style :)

Vicky Hayes said...

This is lovely Suze! That doodled blanket stitch really brings your squares to life. Vicky x

Silvia(Barnie) said...

A wonderful card, looks great.

Susan said...

Suze, your blanket stitch looks great! I love the images...they're just perfect for a patchwork quilt!

Vicky said...

Fantastic idea! You're so good at Less is more. Love it! :)xx

mustavcoffee, Gay Peplow said...

This works brilliantly, well done you ! Such ingenuity and a beautiful result:0) We'd love to meet you too Suze:0) Maybe one day LOL Gay xxx

Faith A said...

Waht a fantastic idea and card, I love it's simplicity

Scrapmate said...

A lovely CAS card and a great idea to do faux stitching.