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Monday, 1 June 2015

CCM 140 Stitching Faux or Real

Our challenge over at Crafty Cardmakers today is stitching. Your stitching can be real, or faux.

I used to embroider a lot on cards, but just got out of the habit. I had forgotten how relaxing it is to sit with the tv on in the background embroidering on a piece of card!

I cut a pretty mat out of one of the latest Heartfelt Creations paper pads called Peacock Paisley and pricked the butterfly pattern into the side of it. I then stitched it with 6 strand variegated cotton from a matching colour family.

I matted it onto some toning paper from the same pad.

I added glitter in turquoise and blue to the swirly parts of the feathers, and little gems in the eyes of the feathers. I also used a sakura stardust pen to highlight the flower, and added an orange gem to that. A couple of gems finished off the butterfly and finall I added a small sentiment from the same pad.

I am entering this into:-

A Gem of a Challenge – #145 Flowers
Crafty Catz – #281 Springtime
Crafting When We Can – #95 Bling it Up
Fairytale Challenge – #118 Feathers and Wings
Little Claire’s Monthly Challenge – #57 Outdoors
Moving Along With the Times – Texture (Embossing and Stitching are both textural)
One Stitch at a Time – #238 Anything Goes with Flowers
Stamping Sensations – May: Flower Power
The Paper Players – #247 Tic, Tac, Toe Middle Row top to bottom, Blue, Embossing, Patterned Paper


  1. OMG...this is stunning. I adore the colours of peacocks feather and your coordinating butterfly is ...........superb! A truly fabulous love love it!

  2. Wow Lin, this is just stunning! Embroidering is something I have never had the patience for, you seemed to have really mastered it!! I love the gemstones you added to the body, such a glamorous card! hugs :)

  3. Beautiful feathers as a great background for the flower! Thank you for sharing at Stamping Sensations!

  4. What a pretty card! Thanks for joining in with a Gem of a Challenge this time.
    Hugs Lynsey x

  5. Wow Lin absolutely stunning.
    Hugs Julie xxx

  6. What a very pretty card and lovely to see such beautiful embroidery Lin.

    Many thanks for joining in at Stamping Sensations challenge.

    B x

  7. So pretty thanks for playing at little claire and agoac. I have some candy so hop over

  8. Gorgeous! Love those peacooks feathers! It´s so pretty!

    Thank you for playing along with us at Crafty Catz and good luck!

  9. Hi! This is such a lovely card and it fits perfect for our challenge! Thank you for joining us at Fairy Tale Challengeblog! Bianca XX

  10. A fabulous card, such pretty colours.
    Thank you for joining us at A Gem of a Challenge.
    I'm having a little giveaway on my blog if you would like to take a look -

  11. Wow! I never would have thought to embroider on a card! Very cool! Thank you so much for playing along with the One Stich At A Time design Team.
    Chriss America Real – Stitchy Angel


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