A Mental Block

Good morning crafty friends, I hope you are all well on this Spring Bank Holiday morning.  Do you too have a blog?  do you puzzle over what title to give your post?  I visit many blocks and the titles of there post range from things like my Sunday SAL – clear and to the point, but they are so often witty or relevant without sounding repetitive.  Todays post, like, 90 % of my posts, is about stitching and card and I just could not think of anything to call it.  Maybe I should just put the date at the top as I often write the blog quicker than the title.  Hence today I definitely have a mental block where titles are concerned.  But here goes, the thing you came for, stitching and cards!

Firstly this is the top of the Autumn Sampler I was stitching whilst in Bruges.  I am fairly pleased apart from the trees, because the trunks are almost the same colour as the leaves and the branches just look like I have done some messy stitching as they are not defined enough to look like branches.  I think they are coming out eventually and a darker brown will be used.  Not much work to do that and hopefully they will look much improved.Autumn Sampler May 2019Now to cards, the first two are newish stamps, one was from Mothers Day and one I bought myself a couple of months back.43 Although its hard to tell they are both very sparkly and have been stamped onto blended backgrounds.  Because I knew what I was stamping I did try to keep to a pale peach area where the skin tones would be needed on the fairy and keep darker blue and purple shades down the centre of the peacock card (though I did highlight certain areas with alcohol markers after stamping) and I am really pleased with how they turned out.  It certainly beats hours of colouring in.

Here is a selection of the other cards made in the last month.

Hope you have enjoyed and if you are in the UK I also hope you are enjoying the last day of your holiday weekend.



About stitchingranny

I am one of those people who need to have busy hands so whether its stitching or papercrafting, I am always doing something. I also love being in the garden, though hubby does most of the work there these days.
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5 Responses to A Mental Block

  1. kathyreeves says:

    It’s always fun to see what you come up with next, Helen! I enjoy paging through your cards every time. Too bad the colors on the tree aren’t working; I think a darker E brown will make all the difference!


  2. claire93 says:

    loving all your cards, as always.


  3. Thanks Claire x


  4. Carole says:

    Wow, all those cards are lovely, but that peacock is gorgeous!
    I used to think that I needed to think up witty blog titles every time and I usually failed miserably LOL. Now I just put something that does the job, and quite often have many posts with the same title. I’m clearly not one of life’s witty people 😉


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