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Wednesday 26 August 2009

My first attempt at a double challenge

I have finished my first ever attempt at combining two challenges. The first is the Penny Black Saturday challenge which was to use stitching on your card, and the second used the Friday Sketchers sketch template. Having had a quick look through the cards on PBSC so far I appear to be one of only a couple of people who have handstitched. Most people have used their machines to do edging stitching.

When I saw the FS sketch and looked at the flowers at the bottom I knew immediately what I wanted to do and it combined perfectly with the first challenge for stitching. I loved that I was able to stitch the flowers instead of finding flowers to stick on.

Took me ages to position those flowers in approximately the right spot though before I could stitch them and horrors I have spotted a small error in my stitching after it was all stuck down!! See if you can tell me where? Once upon a time I would have pulled it all apart and corrected the error but there is so much double selo on the back that I would have ruined it. So I shall just have to live with it, but I am so pernickity it grates on my nerves....... just think yourself lucky you are not my Daughter, imagine having to live with me!

I enjoyed this, as I used to stitch on my cards all the time, but got hooked on stamping and colouring and apart from my wizard card earlier I hadn't stitched for ages.

And look, no purple in

I must put so
me of my previous stitched cards up on here later.


PS. Oooops. I got so wrapped up in bragging I completely forgot to say what went into the card. The image is a Penny Black one, obviously, the mat is cut from a nestie, and the papers are a combination of WRMK Tiffany and Basic Grey's Lemonade. The thread is Joy Crafts.



  1. Beautiful card, love the colour combination.
    Well done for resisting Purple! hee hee

  2. Oh wow fabulous card and your stitched flowers are wonderful.. love the gorgeous sketch and details.. Thanks for joining in the fun this week at PBSC
    Tracie :)x

  3. Wow - love those handstitched flowers! Wish I had the patience to do them!

  4. wowee...loving those beautiful stitched flowers...great colour combo and super cute image.......thanks for joining in the fun this week at PBSC....hugs kath xxxxxx

  5. What a great card It must have taken ages but it was worth it I love your hand stitching.

  6. Hi there

    I love your card. great colours and I love the image. Good Luck on the challenges.

    Ali x

  7. Wow this really is something else - the stitched flowers are really amazing - top notch! Also love the image,colours and layering - and is that a new style of nestie? i think I need it lol! Thanks for joining in this week's PBSC
    Pauline x

  8. I keep coming back to see this card, I love it!

    Have uploaded the uncoloured file just for you.

    Vince X

  9. Absolutely beautiful and a good job with two challenges!

  10. lovely card and great take on both challenges


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