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


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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


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SusanME November 30, 2018 - 9:07 AM

I used to cross-stitch a lot, but can’t imagine putting a needle through cardstock! I applaud your work!

briarrose0707 November 30, 2018 - 9:34 AM

I just discovered altenew and I’m in love!!!

Dj Doss November 30, 2018 - 9:56 AM

Wow. This looks like a really fun blog hop. I can’t wait to see what all the participants have done.

BrendaLea Abbott November 30, 2018 - 10:02 AM

I do embroidery, and I think you did a fabulous job. The card is beautiful.

Martha R November 30, 2018 - 10:09 AM

Thank you, Altenew, for the excellence you bring to the Crafting Community! You have amazing products!

Tamara Dees November 30, 2018 - 10:18 AM

What a lovely idea! I love the needle work!

Kathleen C. November 30, 2018 - 11:01 AM

I’m a new crafter, and I am so excited to have discovered Altenew for great products and ideas! I love the depth this embroidery gives the card. Truly beautiful.

Alli Shrewsbury November 30, 2018 - 11:16 AM

Wow! That’s really pretty stitching! The recipient is very lucky!

Robin Kepler November 30, 2018 - 11:25 AM

I used to cross stitch and haven’t in so long but this card now sparks some good ideas. Thanks for this fun blog hop!!

Michelle Hackett November 30, 2018 - 11:28 AM

You did great with the embroidery. That’s how I started crafting. My mom was a big embroiderer. So I learned from her. I’m so excited to see all the inspiration on the hop.

Liz McAllister November 30, 2018 - 11:37 AM

another beautiful release

,Mary Holshouser November 30, 2018 - 11:48 AM

The embroidery is excellent.
Good to get ideas for other used for
our stamps besides card making
and scrapbooking. thanks for
the idea. txmlhl(at)yahoo(dot)com

Wendy Puckett November 30, 2018 - 12:02 PM

This card is like nothing I’ve ever seen before! Absolutely stunning!

Susan babcock November 30, 2018 - 12:29 PM

Wow! That’s dedication to your craft! Beautiful.

Angela Trindle November 30, 2018 - 12:56 PM

I love the inspiration of stitching into a card. Amazing and a great idea.

Bonnie Eng November 30, 2018 - 1:04 PM

What a beautiful project. I really enjoy seeing when traditionally paper craft materials be used in different ways too – very inspiring. As for crafty friends – I love when I get to get together with other people to craft – it really feeds my creative soul.

Lisa A creations November 30, 2018 - 1:19 PM

I love the crafting community! There are genuine friendships out there and I hope to make some more along the way.

Iryna H November 30, 2018 - 1:32 PM

Oh, that something New! Looks realy interesting. Need to try this with my stamps..

Jennifer K November 30, 2018 - 1:38 PM

Such a gorgeous card, the Persian Motif Stamp set is one of my all time favourites and it looks amazing embroidered on the grey felt. This blog hop is such a wonderful idea and I can’t wait to see all of these talented women’s beautiful creations. I don’t know any other crafters but I hope that I will meet some crafty friends someday soon.

Henriëtte November 30, 2018 - 1:39 PM

It looks great Tasmin, love the colours and the way your flowers is on top of it. Thank you so much for showing.

Iveta November 30, 2018 - 2:20 PM

Gorgeous card ♥

Lenice W November 30, 2018 - 2:32 PM

Beautiful card, and very interesting blog hop! Sounds like fun, and I can’t wait to browse all the pages. Thanks for sharing!

Olive M November 30, 2018 - 2:48 PM

Your card is lovely. I think the embroidery makes the card extra special because you took the time to do it.

Cheryl November 30, 2018 - 2:50 PM

Looks excellent. I don’t see the inked image at all.
You have inspired me to embroider on felt.

StampinLouie November 30, 2018 - 3:10 PM

Love you r product line Altenew. Thanksr having the blog hop

ang November 30, 2018 - 3:11 PM

Cool idea!

MelissaF November 30, 2018 - 3:13 PM

I LOVE this card art, beautiful idea to add embroidery for someone special.

morefunthanemail November 30, 2018 - 3:42 PM

Wow, you didn’t even need to use one of the stitched flower stamp sets to get an amazing result!

Nelya November 30, 2018 - 4:52 PM

Awesome, thanks for the chance! And the free shipping promotion is awesome, because for me shipping turns out like $15!

Barb Housner November 30, 2018 - 4:57 PM

can’t wait to get started

Riette November 30, 2018 - 5:48 PM

So much respect for anyone stitching !! It’s beautiful

Terri Makely November 30, 2018 - 5:53 PM

So pretty! Thanks for sharing!

Cheryl Rigney November 30, 2018 - 6:02 PM

Very pretty!! Your embroidery is fabulous!

Ann C Wong November 30, 2018 - 6:42 PM

The stitching adds such a lovely touch. Must try myself! Thanks for sharing.

laurie2cats November 30, 2018 - 6:58 PM

Using a stamped image to embroider is so clever.

Patty Eifert November 30, 2018 - 7:31 PM

Beautiful embroidery!

Gilda McCain November 30, 2018 - 7:44 PM

What a wonderful design. Embroidery was one of my first crafts many years ago

Denise Fonda November 30, 2018 - 8:00 PM

I think your embroidery card is beautiful. I have done cross stitch for years and have successfully but slowly embroidered a couple pieces. However, I have never tried cross stitch on a card. One day I will pull out the dies that I’ve purchased and give it a try. TY to all of the participants in this giveaway.

Marcia Mroczynski November 30, 2018 - 9:13 PM

Wow! That came out so beautiful! It looks like it would be hard. Great new release & blog hop. Thanks!

Mel H November 30, 2018 - 9:55 PM

I think your embroidery is beautiful. What a great idea!

Kelsey Thomas November 30, 2018 - 10:03 PM

What a cute project! :)

Beata Ng November 30, 2018 - 10:59 PM

Thanks for the chance to win. I love this crafty community and all the generous and supporting people! ❤️❤️

Ellen Fayard December 1, 2018 - 12:29 AM

Pretty card. I like to do needlework too so I will have to give this a close look. Thanks for sharing

Denise Bryant December 1, 2018 - 12:33 AM

Enjoying the Crafty Friends blog hop! So many fabulous creations! Love this pretty card with the stitched design!

Christine December 1, 2018 - 1:13 AM

What a beautiful and unique card. Great job!

Maryam's craft December 1, 2018 - 1:28 AM

This card is amazing . Love the diffrent matrial uou used on it and your embroidery is so sweet . It’s such a unique card..

Toni C December 1, 2018 - 3:18 AM

Ha! What an awesome idea (never thought of stamping onto felt). Lovely.

britedesignsstudio December 1, 2018 - 4:18 AM

You did a wonderful job with this embroidery! This craft takes patience, for sure!

Annette Reed December 1, 2018 - 4:40 AM

I think you did a wonderful job on your embroidery. Your card looks very nice.

Melody Johnson December 1, 2018 - 6:23 AM

I love the embroidery project.

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