Monday, 7 April 2008

Challenge 9: In Stitches

Hi Everyone, Thanks for joining us again! This week's challenge is - In Stitches. Try sewing stitches by hand, use a sewing machine, rubber stamps or hand draw them. You can make a Card, Tag, ATC, Skinny, Scrapbook page, Fatbook Page (4x4) Gothic Arch, Moo Mini card, Skinny, Inchie or Altered Art. If you don't have a blog email your work to, We can't wait to see what you make!

Join us next week for our first competition where you have the chance to win some brilliant crafting goodies!

Kate, Wendy, Lesley, Fifi, Becky & Jo


I used Two Scoops - Pistachio Almond paper & K & Co - Hopscotch paper. I coloured my Sugar Nellie- Dexter the Bear with watercolours. I also made him a little jumper with my Pistachio Almond paper. I embellished with white ribbon, a few buttons and drew freehand stitches all around my card!

Scrapbook Page
I used some Rob and Bob papers, a photo of Georgia when she was a few months old, and 2 different stitch stamps around the edges and dividing into sections. I also stitched buttons to the flower embellishments!

I started by stamping a flower by Duo Designs onto Laura Ashley paper - then I cut the floer out and stamped the image again onto plain blue paper. The flower was then attached using a white button which is stitched on! I stamped the words and stitched the paper on. The card was then finished off with more buttons and stitches were added with Hot off The Press stamps.

I have used Kanban double sided patterned papers and my good old faithful sewing machine for the black zig zag stitching. The image is a from Stampin' Up set called 'Haute Couture' and I have sort of paper pieced her hat. Embellished with Flora Doodle spotty flower and satin ribbon.

I used a trapunto stencil as a guide to cut out, emboss and paper prick the base card. I stitched through the holes with blending filament and added clear beads. The embossed detail was highlighted with chalk. The card base was then backed with blue card. The silk flower and a 'sister' sticker were added to finish off.

I made an ATC this week and made the main focus a flower with a stitched stem using the Bazzill In Stitch'z 'Silly Stitch'z' template and pink floss. I added some Prima flowers, a stamped message and Penny Black cute little mouse image. I also did some faux stitching around the edge of the ATC and matted this all onto some lush purple Bazzill Bling card stock.

With Thanks this week to,

Adele, Andrea, Carolyn,
Shaz, Shelia, Richelle
Ang C, Jane, Claire, Hels
Daisy, Cynthia, Hilda
Vanessa, Heidi
Sammy, Sian, Tina, Joanne
Jozza, Susie


shaz earl said...

Some fabulous work Ladies mine is now on my blog xx

Sian said...

Great DT work, and great challenge.

Mine is on my blog

thanks for looking.

Richelle said...

Wow...everyone does such great work!

Here is mine.


Tina said...

Wonderful work, ladies
Here is my idea:


Bubbles said...

Great work from the design team. Popped a card on my blog for this challenge.
Did an atc for the furry friends (guinnea pig) but didn't upload it until today so missed it LOL..!

Unknown said...

Fabulous works as always ladies - I have n't done furry friends yet :0(( but I may do this one first :0))

Angie C said...

Great DT cards and pages again.

I cheated as I have used a card I made a few weeks ago - hope this is okay?

It's on my blog

Jane (Carroll's Creations) said...

great samples

here's mine

hugs jane x

crafty creations said...

Gorgeous work from the design team

Mine is here

Hels Sheridan said...

Thanks for the challenge - my effort is now on my Blog....a little bit of cheating went on...but...get this...I actually did some sewing!! LOL Hels xx

nessy said...

more fab creations girls -here is my card for this challenge ~heading ~magnolia challenge on my blog
thankyou for looking!!
vanessa xx

daisy said...

Here is mine for this week's theme.

Friendly Textures

Heidi said...

Great challenge as usual ladies and some wonderful examples. Mine are at

Sonia said...

I found your blog in a friend blog.... Love this blog, fabulous work. Great Job!!!!

I will add your blog in my blog:

Jozza said...

Fab projects ladies!

Mine is on me blog now :o)

CraftyC said...

Have added my card to my blog, lots of stitches!!

Anonymous said...

Hi ladies great challenge. Here's the link to mine! My Card


Carolyn said...

Great challenge and all of your DT samples are excellent.

You can find mine at

Susie Little said...

Hi There,
Here's mine.....

Susie xx

Adele said...

Lovely work! I do love the texture of "true" stitching on cards, but time gets the better of me! My attempt is here;

Thank you.

love Dingle.x

Rainbow Lady said...

Hope I have just scraped in by the skin of my teeth. Sorry for being so late ladies but you can see mine here.
Love Cynthia x