Monday, 6 February 2012

More Kraft

 Good morning all!  More play time with Kraft card and I am loving it!  I can't seem to get enough of it, either plain or patterned.  This was a really quick sample that I made to showcase the holly accents and motifs.  I cut out the motif in the centre of my patterned kraft card, keeping the negative piece as my background.  I used the die cut piece also, but rotated it a quarter of a turn so that the pattern was offset.  I used black glitter card in the background just to give it a touch of bling.  I cut one of the smaller holly accents in black for a centre piece.  I stamped a sentiment using black archival ink directly on to the kraft card (a bit busy but still readable). I sewed around the edge on the card.  I haven't had a lot of experience with a sewing machine, but since my Mom had one handy I decided to give it a go.  I rather like the results so you may have to see if I improve at all over time!
 I used some Bakers twine as a accent around the card and added a black button.  I pulled the twine through the button and tied a final bow.  I added some faux stitching with a fine tipped black marker to the outside kraft mat.  All in all a really simple card for any occasion or any recipient.  I hope you can get some inspiration from it. 

I don't often do two posts in a day, but I have another post later this afternoon with some pictures from CHA.  If you are interested, pop back by at 3pm.  All for now, Sue x

105 comments:

Sonia said...

Good morning Sue, what a great idea - quick and easy for any occasion. What could be better? Love the stitching too.
Blessings
Sonia - St Helens

Heather said...

Good morning Sue what a fantastic crad I love everything about it
Heather x

Star said...

Morning Sue, A very masculine card. I did often wonder if you used a sewing machine to add your usual border of pricking !!! Only joking, but I still can't prick a straight line :(

Olga said...

Very nice!

Eemeli said...

Beautiful! Absolutely beautiful!
Hugs from Finland, Eemeli

Kazbomps said...

I really like the kraft card and this is a very effective way of using the negative image. Karen x

Lynne M said...

What an elegant card and quick to do. LOL Lynne M

Missmizog said...

Hi Sue
Yet another stunning card and it proves the holly die is not just for christmas.
Sue

bhavana said...

Love the patterned paper along with the sentiment. A great card for a male member of the family! Thanks for sharing!

Anonymous said...

where do you buy all your lovely card and papers from ? card is yet another Sue beauty
Hugs
Alison Glover x

Pam Swadling said...

Another great card Sue. And another easy card to do for a man, yeah.

inkypinkycraft said...

Great background, will pop back later for pics!hugs trace x

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue
Yes bags of inspiration thank you. You are so clever at the the shadow idea and not wasting any of the bits.
Wait till you get on sewing machine that does 110 different stitches.
Then the fun starts lol.
Born again spellbinder
Nadine hug x
nzillingworth@hotmail.com

hazel said...

Morning sue, lovely card. I love the background patterned paper you have used very nice. The sewing looks good all straight and neat. The holly accents work well with this card as the pattern is a bit busy the holly doesnt stand out too much. xx hazel

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue, I like that craft card and i like what you have done with it,as you said it can be done for any occasion,many thanks. Yvonne xx

Lorraine H said...

Super card, perfect for men. Lorraine x

Carole Z said...

Love the card Sue, great for a man too! Carole Z xx

Shelley said...

Simple but effective, love the holly accents. Another must have. x

Elizabeth said...

Ooooo definitely pop back after 3pm to see what you have for us.
This would be good for a male card. Think I must get my sewing machine out and have a go, it can give a card great interest.
See you later
Elizabeth
x

Julia Watts said...

Very effective. Love, Julia xxx

Lynnus said...

Another lovely card, very masculine. Not sure I will be getting a sewing machine out so will have to make do with the faux stitching! X

Anonymous said...

Another lovely card for the men.

She x

Jane said...

Really like the concept, not my colour card but love the holly die idea,I have the dies will try it in different colour card.

Jane xx

lockedinmycraftroom said...

Love the card and the stitching.
Chris

Clare said...

Lovely card. I love the look of the Kraft card.

Clare x

Patricia said...

Good Morning Sue,
Everyone is a winner no matter what kind of card you make.
Just bought a little machine to do card stitching - guess what my project for the day might be.....

Patricia xx

sandra(misty) said...

Hi sue another different card not tried the craft card something else I need to get and try when my new craft room is finished the end of this week can't wait to set it up more room to store goodies

Lydia Jordan said...

Hi Sue,
Another great card love it all.
Will be back for a peek at 3.

Lydia
XX

jan said...

hi Sue, a great male card, I think we are all searching for ideas for these, and this is definately a winner for me.
love jan x

Sandra F said...

Great card Sue. Will be buying that Kraft card when I can find it.

Linda said...

How do you do it Sue, another amazingly lovely card, look forward to see your next post. Linda x

Barbara Daines said...

Morning Sue....nice card. Glad you did the close-up pic though, as I couldn't quite work out how you'd done the centre bit. Enjoy CHA x

Papercraft By Carole said...

Great card Sue. I treated myself to a sewing machine recently and am loving stitching onto my cards!! It's a great effect!! Cxx

Jan said...

A card for men brilliant. Thanks Sue x

ElaineC said...

Hi Sue. Another card that has your name on it! I agree - great for men. Don't forget if you are going to use the sewing machine to sew on paper, that you need to keep a separate needle otherwise your Mum will be in for a horrible surprise when she next comes to sew fabric! Elaine

nattyboots said...

Hi Sue ,Yes i like this card also,your sewing skill is good for a novice,Looking forward to 3.0clock. Elaine H.x

jemet said...

Hi Sue,
Love this idea Sue, thinking good for male cards.
Will pop back later for post no.2

Jean

Jenny L said...

Hi Sue,
brilliant card as usual. As others have said fab for the men. I have not tried using my sewing machine either but may try, if I can get to it under all my craft stash, LOL My son has just arrived back from Florida and said you were having some lovely weather out there.
Will look forward to your second post later today.
Lots of love. Jenny L

yorkshiresue said...

Quick and Easy card to start the week off
Still Amazing
Sue
XXX

Victoria said...

I love the effect of offsetting the positive from the negative. Stunning!

Marie-Louise said...

Marvellous card.

Lexie said...

Lovely simple and classy card. Brilliant sewing. It's encouraged me to think about getting a sewing machine and giving it a go.
xx

Debbie Tinks said...

SUE LOVELY CARD

Hanneke said...

Ooh, wonderful. I love the colors and details. Hugs, Hanneke

ang said...

striking great male card thanks for sharing angxx

Maggie said...

Hi Sue, lovely card another fav of mine Kraft anything Kraft! I will be back later to see your CHA photo's can't wait..

Maggie H :-)

Fiona said...

I've still not tried the sewing machine on card - must give it a go some day.

Crafty mop said...

Interesting .........I love the stamp ou have used it sets it off ......I love bakers twine x

AnneRD said...

Hi Sue. Great use of the dies. Ideal card for a man. Will call back later to see the photos. Anne x

Maryann said...

I like this a lot, especially as it´s one of those, that you can have in store for any occasion and any person, so these are always handy to have a few of ready. I love how you used the dies here todday, it looks great.

Kate's Cards said...

I love the colour, much more masculine.

Uta said...

Beautiful card!
Hugs, Uta

Sue J said...

I have just discovered kraft card and love it. It is so easy to work with and anything goes with it! A lovely card again today. I am going to try the double bow with the button, it looks really good. :) :)

Hellma said...

what a great idea

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue, just looked in to see today's creation and will be back around 3 p.m. for your latest master piece. Have a good day all the best Suzie B xx

Helen O said...

A great guy card Sue, thank you Helen O xxx

Jacqui's little piece of England said...

Lovely card yet again x

Tracy Heaton said...

This is great - I love kraft card! This card and the one before last really show that the holly motifs can be used on non christmassy cards.
I'm so jealous - I want to go to CHA :(
Tracy x

Redanne said...

I love Kraft card, like what you have done with the stitching, very professional! Looking foward to seeing what you have from CHA.

Anonymous said...

Great Idea Sue - love these dies Sue, awaiting your next post at 3pm
Val C

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue, looking forward to your 2nd post. Love the way you cut the die, quarter turned & re-inserted. These are the things I never think of. As an alternative to the sewing machine you could prick & sew by hand. I find running stitching by hand to be very quick & relaxing & I feel more in control. With Love & Light Theresa. H

Vie Carter said...

Good man card

Although not my style - like it anyway

Vie
x

Ann said...

Hi Sue, a great card especially for the men. Can't wait for 3pm.

May said...

Hi Sue, just love this card, Kraft card is my favorite, Perfect will check back later, Hugs May x x x

marg said...

Hello Sue
I can't wait for 3 pm to see the goodies you have found !...
Love Marg

Pauline99 said...

Interested in CHA are you kidding? I have been waiting for someone to spill the beans.lol can't wait to see what new things they have for us.
Love the card perfect for a man.

Janet said...

A card that doesn',t take much time is always worth having. The paper used will determine who it is suitable for.

Lizzie said...

Hi Sue
I'm still on the fence with this card sorry, but will keep it in mind for a male card or may try it in other colour ways. I'll be back at 3 for CHA pics thanks Sue
Lizzie (Serial copycat)xx

yorkielass said...

Hello Sue, you really are an inspiration, a great idea turning the die and reinserting, love the bakers twine and the stitching. An ideal card for any occasion. Will be back at 3pm for the CHA photos, can't wait.
Hugs, June x

Claveh said...

I love this one Sue, such delicate colours, could be for both male and female cards!

eileen.fj said...

Hi Sue
Just love the kraft card and the effect of the negative image.
Eileen x

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue

Wonderful card - I'll definitely have to get the sewing machine out now. More inspiration!

Geraldine

Ayelet said...

Absolutely beautiful card. I love the stitching.

jean.phillips1 said...

Morning Sue, Lovely card, are you going to bring the Kraft card to Create & Craft? I do hope so! Love the stitching round the edge.

Pinkers said...

Great card for a Man,xx

gwendraeth said...

Lovely card also suitable for male cards,
Gwenda

lindyloo12 said...

Good afternoon, another great card, love the colours and the stitching.

Pearl said...

It reminds me of one of those grandfather clocks. The colours the numbers and the clock face in the middle. Just that this on has 4 hands instead of 2! Its lovely!
Love Pearl x

Craftychris said...

Such a nice card and suitable for the man in your like too xx

lainey said...

ooo now this is a bit different, loving it!! thought that was faux stitching, well done you for the real thing!! it's very effective. lainey x

Sue Yorkshire said...

another masterpiece Sue

and your machine stitching is very good

xx

Sue Yorkshire said...

another masterpiece Sue

and your machine stitching is very good

xx

CathyinMN said...

Great card! I need to try using kraft cardstock. Thanks for the inspiration.

Ita said...

Hi Sue another super card. I am a bit confused about using the negitave bit?????
Ita

CraftyJo said...

Interesting card today Sue, I'm not sure about the colours myself but I do like the style.

gwen70 said...

Lovely card again today Sue, still haven't invested in some Kraft card. Really must as it is very effective

elkeartsandcrafts said...

Hi Sue,
I often use stitching on my cards, but I am also a sewer and like the effect.

This is a different card for you, a little more 'mellow', but interesting. The papers that you use are lovely.

Elaine J

Stacey G.-2 Craf-t-4u said...

As always love how you have layered the nesties. Love the cut out too. Very pretty!

CraftyLoops said...

This card is amazing Sue and I love how youve used the negative of the cut too. Lee x

Anonymous said...

Another good one for the men, brilliant stitching.

Edwina

Rhonda Miller said...

What a great card. TFS.

PaulineC said...

I love the way you use the negative parts. Your cards are always so cleverly done.

happy2craft said...

Hi Sue,
Great card, love the colours, simple but very effective.
Your choice of materials is the recipe of a good card. Love it.
Best Wishes
Happy2craft

Clai01 said...

Great card love the stitching!

Anonymous said...

hi Sue, thanks for sharing your beautiful cards, total inspiration,just received my grand caliber and i hope my cards are half as good. hope that you will be back on t.v soon. take care. Ann - Wingates near Bolton

Barbara said...

I just love kraft card and use it a lot. Have the holly dies and glad to see they are not just for xmas. Like the stitching, a new technique for you.
Hope you are having a great holiday and looking forward to seeing you on C&C soon.

Jenny, said...

Fab background Sue

Ria said...

Hi Sue
The craft card looks like really good stuff to work with. Well done you for working with the sewing machine it really works on this card.
Ria

Lindyloo said...

Hi Sue,
Wow, can't believe you are having a go at using the sewing machine. That is fab. I know you are the Connoisseur of piercing, but getting used to the sewing machine will definitely speed things up for you when you get used to it. Maybe you can use thread sometimes for an alternative to faux stitching (when you have more time). I love to use both (as you know), and find both can add that 'little something' as with your card today.
All the best Linda

gill said...

Great mans card. It shows those holly motifs are not just for Xmas. I'm so glad I got them.

Lynn (delphinoid) said...

Fabulous card as always!

Happy Crafting!!! :) X X

Sue Parish said...

Hi Sue, Great card - and as others have said, a useful one for the men. I had to read again to find out which was the faux and which real stitching - they were both so neat! Have been wanting to try stitching on my cards, not something I've done before, so have ordered the little We R Memory Keepers Sew Easy which looks helpful and will save me getting my machine out - not a lot of room now the Grand Calibur has taken over! Sue x

Carol S. said...

Hi Sue, What a great card again. I feel I want to make this into a clock! Hugs, Carol S.xx

miislucky said...

Hello Sue, Love the card! I wished I had gotten the holly set now I have to. You've come up with so many ideas to use it for after the holidays. Great job!!! Mimi

Dawn Louise said...

Great card, will have to get some kraft card n paper now me thinks lol