my Crafty Corner

Cards and other handicrafts made by Jean Straw

Saturday, 8 April 2017

Tulips And A Blanket

I can't believe two weeks have passed since my last post and my good intentions of blogging more regularly have not happened. I have been making some Easter cards, I don't send many, just a few to family and a few crafting friends. I made several similar to this one, with just different colours, and I chose this one to show you as I liked the pink tulips best.  The stamp is from Stamping Up and was borrowed from a friend. The base card is cut from ivory linen textured cardstock, A6 size. I coloured the tulips with Derwent Coloursoft pencils which looks really rubbish on the textured card, until the colours are blended with Sansoda and a paper stump. This has the effect of pushing the colour into the texture yet allowing the texture to show through.  The card was finished with some green silk ribbon and three tiny green pearls.

As promised in my last post I have a
picture of my finished crocheted
Moorland blanket. It is made with an
Attic 24 kit available from the Wool
Warehouse. It represents the Yorkshire moors on a summer day with grass and moss in the foreground blending into the heathery distance and up to the blue skies, and is worked in a wavy stitch pattern to represent the undulating landscape. I have enjoyed making it and am pleased with the way it turned out, and it will make a nice cosy extra layer on cold nights next winter.

I am going to enter my card at Crafting With Dragonflies - Easter Cards
Thank you for taking time to visit and for your comments which are really appreciated.



  1. Its a beautiful floral card Jean. Your crochet blanket looks gorgeous, the colours look lovely.
    Yvonne xx

  2. I love your pretty tulips Jean and the greeen ribbon and pearls are great finishing touches. The blanket is just wonderful and the colour tones representing the moors with the grass, heather and sky is perfect. x

  3. Gorgeous card, Jean. The flowers are beautiful in the pink.

    Love your crocheted blanket, the colours are stunning. xx

  4. That's such a pretty card with the perfectly tied ribbon and beautifully blended flower colors! I love the clean look of it. I also love that throw you crocheted! My goodness, your hands are never still :) Great job on it!

  5. Hi Jean,
    what a very beautiful card and your tulips are so pretty, and coloured wonderfully.
    Oh my your crochet balnket is gorgeous and the colours are so pretty.
    Must have taken you ages to create.
    Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

  6. So glad you chose pink tulips to show on your card. Your blanket is beautiful. I can crochet but making anything bigger than a doily and I loose the will to live! Lol. Hugs Mrs A.

  7. Hi Jean,

    Your Easter card is very charming and I really like pink tulips, too.

    The blanket is divine with such sweet colours in it. Well done.

    Happy crafting,


  8. What a beautiful blanket. Just what I need in winter when snuggled up on the couch with a good book. I love that card - it is such a beautiful image and sentiment isn't it. Thanks for sharing your wonderful work with us at Crafting with Dragonflies.

  9. Your tulips image is so pretty and you have made it into a lovely card...but...your crochet work steals the show. Oh my goodness, Jean! You are very talented. I love that style of crocheted blankket and your colours are wonderful.

    Do you live in Yorkshire. We have family in Sheffield, Filey, Scarborough and Hull. We try to get over every few years and are long overdue. Health reasons have set our trip back a bit...

  10. Lovely work. Thank you for joining the challenge at Crafting with Dragonflies. Hope to see you again next time.