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Tuesday 2 November 2010

CCM 33 Stitching

CCM 33 - Stitching - Card Apologies if anyone was looking for this yesterday, but for some reason all day yesterday I thought it was Sunday, that’s what gaining an hour will do for me! LOL

This fortnight we are concentrating on stitching over at Crafty Cardmakers. Now that could be faux or real, and the real could be machine or hand, you could stamp your stitches or rub them on. Simple or complicated, you choose. We are sponsored by imagewho is offering a £10 voucher for use anywhere in her store, which is also post and packing free. 

I went with hand embroidered rather than stitched I guess, as I just love stitching on my cards and would do much more of it were it not quite so time consuming.CCM 33 - Stitching - Stitching So my first step was to choose a design and then how I wanted to use it. I went for these borders mirrored top and bottom. I had intended to use them left and right, but when it came time to stamp an image I chose one that needed to be horizontal so just had them top and bottom instead.

So having printed and pricked the design and stamped my image I then coloured it in with promarkers, and after that chose my threads to match the colours in the image. If I had been going to use patterned papers I would have picked them at this stage too because trying to match everything after you have stitched can be a nightmare and it’s impossible to change the colour of your stitching once it’s done, so much easier to do that last to match everything else.CCM 33 - Stitching - Image I matted it onto some bluebell coloured paper which I cut to size and trimmed with my MS doily heart punch.

I chose plain colours for this because I thought the image and stitching were pretty enough without the need for patterned papers.  CCM 33 - Stitching - Angle I made the embellishment myself from some ribbon and thread and a couple of flowers and a heart pin which I coloured with some cheap kids’ dimensional paint, as it was the wrong colour and I found that promarkers didn’t want to stick to it. A few self adhesive gems in the centres of the stitched circles completed my card. CCM 33 - Stitching - Flower Do pop on over to Crafty Cardmakers and catch up with my teamies’ creations and, of course, enter the challenge for that great prize.

I am entering this into the following

A Spoon Full of Sugar – Relish to embellish – my home made embellishment above

Creative Card Crew – Let’s Punch It

Simon Says Stamp – Punch ‘em

4 Crafty Chicks – Roll With The Punches

Wee Memories – Free For All / Anything Goes


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  1. this is gorjuss hun, lovin the flowers so much xx

  2. OMGosh!!! I just adore your card! It is stunning, fun and just perfect! The border punch you used is awesome, awesome, awesome! Thanks so much for sharing your amazing creation with us at 4 Crafty Chicks.

  3. Oh Wow Lin this is fabulous. Your stitching always amazes me. Must get together soon. xx

  4. Great card the stitching is beautiful well worth the time spent on it
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  5. wow that stitching is outstanding and worth every minute of work.

    good luck in the DT call below too, it was a delight to stop by your blog this evening, Sarah xx

  6. Your blog is absolutely gorgeous! It could (almost) overshadow your card, except it's gorgeous too. I love the stitched addition - so ornate - and it makes the whole thing look really special.

  7. Absolutely stunning amazing! LOVE your embroidery. You took this challenge to a whole other level!! Great image and coloring!! Everything is so perfect!

  8. Stunning card Lin - I really love everything about it!
    Your stitching is superb and your colour-pallette is fab!
    Lovely project, lovely!

  9. Wow girlie! That stitching is AMAZING! Your border punch is lovely that you used - thanks for joining us at 4 Crafty Chicks this week!

  10. Aww... how sweet! Love the cute image & your overall design. Thanks for joining us at Wee Memories! :)

  11. So intricate Lin its absolutely beautiful and the colours are balanced to perfection with your awesome stitching x

  12. Lin this is lovely. The image is so softly coloured and the delicate stitching is perfect.


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