A new challenge at the Alphabet Challenge Blog!
This post has not been scheduled as my last 2 were because I was away on my holidays and I wish I had've been more organised and scheduled this one before I went away too - I got the card finished by the skin of my teeth as I have been useless all week due to jet-lag - How long does it linger? I thought I would be over it by now!
Anyway, the new challenge was chosen by the lovely Rudlis and this is her last fortnight as a DT member. I wish her all the best in her new ventures and she will be missed. Her challenge is...
E for Embroidery!
So any sort of stitching on your makes please - hand, machine or faux - it's up to you!
Here's my card:
And here it is open:
I got the sewing machine out and stitched around the mats and doodled some stitching in the flowers, although you can't really see it in the photos. I also ran a stitch through some of the ribbon and ruffled it up.
The papers are Jillibean Soup - Blossom Soup mini pad. I used Spellbinders Nested Flower Shapeabilities and card candy to make up the flowers which I then attached to lolly sticks. The border die is the Fancy Hearts die from Crafty Sentiments Designs.
I also used my swirl Doo Hickey die and the sentiment is from the Waltzing Mouse sentiment set called Fancy Phrases, which I went over with a clear stardust pen to make it really sparkley!
I got the cute wee wooden ladybirds (or ladybugs depending on where you're from!) in Australia and I thought they'd go well on this card.
The wide ribbon is from my stash and I haven't used it very often, it's hard to find the right card to use it on cos it's so wide and covers everything up, but I love the colour of it.
I gave everything dimension by using lots and lots of foam pads. It's quite a textured card.
So that's my card! (Oh, you can see a bit of my wonky stitching in this photo!)
Why don't you pop over to the Alphabet Challenge Blog and see all the DT's fabulous creations and have a go yourself?!
I'd like to enter my card in the following challenges:
4 Crafty Chicks; Flowers
Anything Goes; Anything goes
Cupcake Craft Challenges; Sewing box
Prairie Fairy; Anything goes
Scrappy Frogs; Shape up
Simon Says; Use your favourite tool - my cuttlebug got well used with this card!
The Shabby Tearoom; Homegrown flowers
Totally Gorjuss; Swirly whirly
Whimsy Stamps; Use ribbon
Thanks for looking!