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Sunday, 2 February 2014

Zentangle Valentine - with a twist! -Sunday 2nd February

Good Morning Friends!

I can't believe we have already said farewell to January! Not that I'm ever sorry to say goodbye to this month, because it means we are at least a little closer to Spring.

We had a lovely sunny, though very cold day here up until mid-afternoon when the wind started to howl and the rain came, but staying in meant some crafting time - I did some more sewing, cutting out  and sewing up some more ducks and hens for the Spring craft fair in March, that will come around very quickly!

My card today is a St Valentine's card and is my Design Team card for this month's Emergency Crafters challenge, where the theme for February is pink or why not take part? The challenge runs for the whole month and your entry doesn't have to be a card or paper craft, all crafts are welcome. Pop over to take  a look and check the rules, there is a prize every month.

 I say this is Zentangle with a twist, because I didn't use my micron pens to create it - instead I stitched it!  I will admit that  I didn't hand embroider this, I did use my sewing machine. The thought did cross my mind, but I had so little time to make it!

The idea was one of those that come to you during the night and you usually forget when you awake - luckily I remembered this time. 

It's only a small 6x6 card and I used the Sue Wilson Heart Lattice embossing folder on the front of the card and die cut the heart aperture. I also die cut the felt with the same die and  I used the die cut heart to back the felt heart, once I had embroidered it, just to give it more stability.

I finished off the card with some heart ribbon from stash. Even with my very basic sewing machine, this was pretty easy and has given me the idea to make some little heart hangings for craft looks quite Christmassy and Nordic, I think!

A few of your comments during the week mentioned that Zentangle looks difficult - believe me it's not at all, but stop by tomorrow and I'll try to give you a quick guide :)

Have a great Sunday,
Love and Hugs,
Carole X


  1. You have done a fabulous job with this Carole. It is years since I did any machine embroidery. I think I've forgotten where to start. This is a gorgeous Valentine card! Hugs Christine xx

  2. This is such a clever idea, it looks great!

  3. Hi Carole,
    you have created a fab card. I love that super embroidery. Lovely design as always. Looking forward to your Zentangle post.
    Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

  4. I love your twist on the Zentangle, I would never have thought of using the sewing machine, unfortunately my machine is so basic I can't do embroidery and i really shouldn't get started on yet another craft! lol!

  5. Brilliant, I love the twist on the Zentangle. Clever you thinking about the sewing machine.
    Worked extremely well, love the whole design
    Have a great day

    Patricis xx

  6. Wow I love your zentangle sewing. Very creative.
    Hugs Desíre {Doing Life}

  7. What a fabulous twist on zentangle Carole, this is absolutely wonderful, I love it.

    Yes, it was the Hels weekend, I am exhausted but it was so much fun. Will blog it soon. Hugs, Anne x

  8. Love it, all your creations rock! waving hi from the hills of North Carolina ♥

  9. Lovely and creative : ) I simply love your card!! : )


  10. Morning Carole,
    What a great card, love the Zentangle twist, very clever.


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  12. Hi Carole

    This is brilliant .. .. love that stitched Zentangle.

    So pleased I am not the only one who has "inspiration" in the night LOL!!

    Little heart hangings would be brilliant!

    Have a good day.

    Love Jules xx

  13. Wouw Carole wat heb je dit schitterend gemaakt, ik vind hem prachtig.
    Liefs Anneke

  14. I love zentangles Carole and this is just fab. I have always been doing some at every meeting that I ever attended, before I knew what they were called, lol. Don't have an excuse for doing some these days but I might try them for fun instead. xx Flora

  15. Pretty cool stitching on a unique and fun card. I'm inspired to play along.Hugs C

  16. eine ganz tolle Idee ... die Karte sieht sehr gut aus ♥
    LG Nicole