Thursday 7 February 2013

Tutorial Thursdays - Are you ready for Valentines' Day?

Welcome to Tutorial Thursdays on Marigolds' Loft.
As Valentines' Day is next Thursday, I would love to see some of your Valentine Themed crafts, do link up below.

Lets' get on with today's craft. I am sticking with some needle-felting for a quick, fluffy Card.

To make this card you will need:

Some card 
a needle-felting needle
some wool-roving for the felting
Needle-felting foam
Some ribbon
A cookie cutter in the shape of a heart
Dekopointers* for the decorations.

Start by placing the cookie-cutter on your foam and using small bits of the roving, needle-felt the heart onto the foam.

Remove the felt off the foam

The underside is wonderfully fluffy and I chose to use this side as the right-side.

Fold the card in half and stick the felted heart where you would like to have it.

Cut some ribbon to finish the cards edges.

Then using *Decopointers add the finishing touches to your card.

*I use Gonis Products as I am a distributor of these amazing crafty helpers. If you cannot find these products in your area, you will have to substitute them. Hence the descriptions in brackets. For more information on these products, please feel free to contact me.

As a recap:
Here is a video I created a while ago for another needle felted project, so that you can get the idea how it is done, incase you were asking :)

Now it is your turn-----
Are you ready to get your craft on?
I would love to see some Valentine Crafts, do you have any to share?

I hope so, I would love to be able to visit your Blogs and be in awe of your amazing handiwork.

Thank you to all of you who linked up last week, I so appreciate being able to visit such creative folk :).

Here are the most visited links from last week:

How cute is this Owl?

This super quilt!

Thank you ladies, your crafts were super.

I have pinned them on the Pin Board :)

Please feel free to grab your button below if you haven't already.

Please feel free to link up your crafts below.

They do not have to be tutorials or in the theme of Valentines Day, I would love to see any crafts.

I understand that the point of linking at a party is to gain exposure and share your goodies, but please stay a while and visit some of the other links available. 

I love hosting the Linky Party, but it would be so much more fun for everyone, if all of you, would take a couple of minutes to visit at least 2 other links below. 
We all appreciate visitors and comments, so please be so kind and do so.

Rules for the Linky Party:
  • Be a Follower of Marigolds' Loft, this is not a MUST, but I would appreciate it :)
  • Grab my button below and showcase it somewhere on your blog OR create a visible link.
  • Do not Link if you are selling something. 
  • Be sure to only link the relevant Blogpost and not your whole blog.
  • Please be so kind and visit at least 2 other posts linked below, it is always nice to receive visitors, this is a linky party after all! :)
  • In linking below you are giving me the permission to use of your image if it is being featured the following week. If I am unable to use your image I can unfortunately not feature you.
  • Please note: I will remove content that does not abide by the rules mentioned above. 
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  1. thank you for hosting have a nice weekend!

    1. Hi E Strea Chikitu,
      Thank you for linking.
      Have a wonderful, warm weekend.

  2. Thanks for hosting, Natalie! Have a great day :-)

    1. Hi Linda,
      Thanks so much for your continued support.
      I would say have a warm weekend, but I guess yours will be a little hotter than that hey?

  3. Thanks for hosting.
    Your tutorial is very sweet

    1. Hi Joanna,
      Thanks for stopping by.
      Have a super, warm weekend :)

  4. Hi Natalie! I'm so happy that my owl softie was featured this week! Woohoo :))) This week I'm sharing the mega 5-layer cake I made for my daughter's birthday party!

    Thanks for hosting and I LOVE your fuzzy heart :) I think it not only represents love, but warm fuzzy feelings too.


    1. Hi Paula,
      Thanks for the taking part :)
      Look forward to the cake!

  5. Hi Natalie I'm a new follower on GFC and liking you from my personal account of FB (Lizy).Thank You for hosting this party! The projects linked and the ones featured are cute and not intimidating to make at all, especially if you are Craft Impaired like me, lol! Wishing you a happy weekend.

    Lizy at

    1. Hi Lizy,
      Thanks for the follow, and for linking. I am heading right on over to follow you back :)

  6. Thank you for hosting! I am a follower and a new blogger. Please feel free to stop by.

    Joanne @

    1. Hi Joanne,
      Thank you for visiting, linking and following, am following you back too :)

  7. Hi Natalie, visiting from Rambles Diana :.Pin Me Party. I love your blog, I'm your newest follower!Your Valentine's Card is just too sweet! Thanks so much for sharing the great tutorial! Would love to have you visit me sometime.
    Have a fabulous weekend!
    Hugs from Portugal,

    Ana Love Craft

    1. Hi Ana,
      Thank you kindly for the follow, am your new follower also :)
      Have a super weekend.

  8. Such a sweet card - I love that heart. I really want to try needle felting!

    1. Hi Holly,
      Thank you,
      It really is quite easy, once you start with it you will find that it is really fun. Be careful with the needles though, they are pretty sharp, and when you get into the rhythmic of felting it can happen (has happened on more than one occasion) that you go through finger tips! But because they are that sharp it isn't too painful LOL!!
      Thanks for visiting.

  9. Hi! I'm visiting from Diana's party. I've been curious about needle felting so I appreciate the close up pictures!

    1. Hi J,
      If you watch the video I try to show it so that you get what I am doing :)
      If you have any questions, feel free to ask I will do my best to explain.
      Thanks for visiting.

  10. So cute! Thank you so much for sharing this on The Creative HomeAcre Hop! I hope to see you again tomorrow! Here's the link:

    Have a wonderful weekend!


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