CQJP July Block

Tuesday, September 6, 2016

Hi Everyone,
I'm sorry I haven't been posting. First, I was away for several days, then was unwell for most of a week. Once I was feeling better, I was busy painting instead of stitching, so I have nothing to show in the needle and thread department except this fabric card I made for a friend for her birthday last month.

the front of the card

the inside of the card

There is a lace pocket on the right side

the back of the card has a lace pocket, too.

My friend loves the colour blue, so I used pretty blue brocade, plus satin and silk ribbons and laces that I hand-painted or dyed. Lots of other laces and ribbons were added, too with some dark blue velvet.

I made some special tags

and tucked them into their pockets

On the left is some lace, layered with blue foil, a layer of hand-dyed cotton, then a lace edging, satin ribbon and a blue lace butterfly. I love the layers.


a gelli-printed bird












tucked into the back pocket with the dangle tag



Happily, my friend loved her Birthday card!



Here's one of the funny little paintings I did with pen and watercolour:


I hope you've had a fun and creative week.
Thanks for visiting.

Hugs from Suz

16 comments:

  1. Lucky friend to receive such a splendid card.

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    1. Thank you, Jane! She said she felt very spoiled ;-).

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  2. Gorgeous card! I'm sorry you weren't feeling well, and I'm glad you're feeling better. Love those little pots of flowers!

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    1. Diane, thanks, yes, I'm feeling better but still not stitching (maybe today!). Those are funky flowers........ ;-)

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  3. Welcome back. I'm glad you are feeling better.

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  4. How lovely your card is!! Your friend is very lucky!! Your drawing is also awesome. Thanks for sharing, Pam Gonzalez

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    1. Thanks so much for your lovely comment!

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  5. Suz Dear you are the most thoughtful and special gift giver. Every detail is created with the recipient in mind. I am the spoiled friend who adores this BLUEtiful journal and who LOVES you and your talents. Thank you so very much! I am sorry you have not been feeling well. Healing Energy Dear...

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  6. Thanks Sherry! I am feeling much better now, and happily beavering away on some old UFO's and more paintings. Happy weekend, my friend. Hugs

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  7. I love to be inspired by you and the color blue :) I love the tags the best and want to have that kind of fun with them!

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  8. Thank you Mad! The tags are fun to make and personalize. Hugs

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  9. no need for apologies, I'm just happy you are feeling better. Your creativity hasn't suffered, beautiful images today Susan....

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    1. Thank you, Karen. I'm happy to be feeling better, too! Happy embroidering.

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  10. What a beautiful birthday card - she is a very lucky friend! Your painting is cute, you must have had fun creating it. Hope you are feeling really well again now. Cheers

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    1. Hi Robin! Yes, I'm feeling much better now, thanks. I think I have a new obsession, though.......fabric cards. The painting was fun.

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