Crafty Friends Blog Hop Day 1 + Giveaway

by Tasnim

Crafty Friends Blog Hop GraphicHello, friends! Welcome to the first day of our Crafty Friends Blog Hop!

Today, we are celebrating the beautiful friendships formed through our mutual love of crafting! Ever since I started designing cards and sharing them on my blog, I have met a lot of talented crafters who inspire me in different ways.

Today's project was inspired by two beautiful people whose amazing talent at embroidery always leaves me in awe. Leigh Houston does extraordinary cross-stitch and needlepoint patterns on cards, and Laura Jane‘s embroidery on stamped images is simply stunning.

I thought I would give needlepoint embroidery a try, and I must say, I respect the patience and talent of all who embroider! Please excuse my rudimentary attempt at this:

Embroidery persian motifsI used an image from the Persian Motifs Stamp Set and stamped it on a piece of gray felt using Permanent Black Ink. I then proceeded with stitching using metallic gold thread and some embroidery floss.

Embroidery persian motifs close up

Once the embroidery was done, I used the largest circle die from Halftone Circles Nesting Die Set to cut out the stitched piece. I also cut out a black frame using the Create-A-Wreath Die Set and used it to mat my felt piece. To finish the card, I stamped a sentiment from Needlework Motifs Stamp Set on a strip of white cardstock and adhered it diagonally using foam tape.

Shipping Promo


FREE U.S. shipping with code CRAFTY18 or $5 OFF international shipping with code FRIENDS18 at checkout. Offer valid from 11/29/2018 at 12:01 am EST through 12/1/2018 at 11:59 pm EST. Not valid on prior purchases. Cannot be combined with other promo codes.


Altenew is giving away a $50 gift certificate to 5 lucky winners and one Altenew Academy class to 5 lucky winners. There are also 12 awesome friends who are celebrating with us and they are offering the following prizes:

Be sure to leave comments by Sunday, December 9th, 2018 for a chance to win! 37 winners will be chosen at random from the comments left on all of the blogs listed below and will be announced on the Altenew Card Blog and Altenew Scrapbook Blog on December 15th, 2018.

Your first stop on the hop is the fabulous Jennifer McGuire!

Blog Hop:

Altenew Card Blog

Jennifer McGuire

May Sukyong Park

My Sweet Petunia

Kathy Racoosin

Norine Borys

Chameleon Art Products

Svitlana Shayevich

Kristina Pokazanieva

Raquel Bowman

Keeway Tsao

Butterfly Reflections Ink

Virginia Lu

Laura Jane

Simon Says Stamp

Lilith Eeckels

Dana Gong

Alex Syberia

Stamp & Scrapbook Expo

Zinia Redo

Jessica Frost-Ballas

Zsoka Marko

Meghann Andrew

Kay Miller


4X6 Persian Motifs bd245b19 65af 4a11 bfa1
Persian Motifs Stamp Set
[ ALTN ]
772ec230 53d6 4a32 b1ef
Permanent Black Crisp Ink
[ ALTN ]
2f4cbbfc 708c 4fcc bf57 7ccc50f10b9e e63faf8c 91b6 482c 9636
Halftone Circles Nesting Die Set
[ ALTN ]
Create A Wreath 20Die 20Set d9473dce 8438 48ee b07e
Create-A-Wreath Die Set
[ ALTN ]
6x8 20Needlework 20Motif 7781749c 423a 4096 8ac0
Needlework Motif Stamp Set
[ ALTN ]


You may also like


Andre M. December 8, 2018 - 6:08 PM

Your card turned out lovely. I definitely don’t have the patience for stitching on cards.

Anna DInkelaker December 9, 2018 - 4:21 PM

It’d be a great gift if I win:)

1 6 7 8

Leave a Reply

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.