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Wednesday, 23 March 2011

ABC Challenge Q is for Quilting/Sewing

ABC Q is For Welcome to another exciting week of the ABC Challenge. This weeks, Challenge: Q is for Quilting or sewing, is being sponsored by Stamp Fairy. Be sure to check out the store because there are so many cute whimsy digistamps for all sorts of projects!

The winner will received a $9.00 Gift Certificate to use at!


Don’t forget to check out the DT cards whilst you are over at ABC as there are some corkers there.

I need, again, to apologise for the poor quality of my picture, light was dreadful and just didn’t seem to suit the colours on my card.

The BPs are Basic Grey Marjolaine, with a smattering of some gorgeous marble design paper from LeCrea.

Normally for a sewing challenge I like to stitch by hand a nice embroided motif or frame, but being a bit short of time I thought I would get the sewing machine out. Firstly it took me an hour to find the thread box. I had put it away somewhere really safe, but apparently the only person it was safe from was ME!

Next if it could go wrong, it went wrong. I broke a needle. The new needle jammed. The bobbin jammed. It was dropping stitches all over the place and breaking thread like there was no tomorrow. So instead of the fancy stitch I had decided to use I had to use a straightfoward running stitch. So I either need a new machine or I should stick to what I always do, prick a pattern by hand and embroider by hand.

Here is the card again in a slightly different light, no direct sunlight. The first one is too washed out and this one seems to be too dull/flat.

ABC Q is for

I’m entering this into a few challenges:-

Creative Cowgirls – Monochromatic Any colour (mine is clearly green)

Cupcake Craft Challenges – Monochromatic

Ladybug Craft Inks TLT - Monochrome

Crafty Creations – In Stitches

Digital Tuesday Challenge – Button Up

Crafts and Me – Anything Goes

Sugar Creek Hollow – Anything Goes

A quick bit of news before I go. I took Poppy to the Vet to be weighed so I could get the correct worming treatment and in one month she has doubled her weight! So I must be doing something right.

Butterfly 2 Signature Lin


  1. How gorgeous Lin, this is such a sweeet card! I love how you've used those DPs!

    Thx for joining in with us at Ladybug Crafts Ink and hope to see you again soon!

    Mary J xxx

  2. what a pretty card - i love the green .. and the stitching and flourishes look fab
    Thanks for joining us at LCI this week
    Lisa x

  3. Awwww Lin, your card is simply adorable! Love that image you have used, and the colors are fab! The papers are lovely and love your sewing! Thanks for joining us at The Cupcake Craft Challenge this week! Good Luck! Hugs/sari

  4. I know you had problems getting the sewing done but it looks so goo it was worth it. Lovely card with such pretty flowers, image papers the whole thing!

  5. Such a beautiful card, Lin! The image is lovely and I love the embellishments you have used! Thanks for joining us at Cupcake and good luck! Delphine xx

  6. Your card is adorable Lin. I love the colours you have used. Hugs xo Jackie

  7. What a gorgeous card, Lin. I love the flowers and that swirl is beautiful. I shall have to look out for that one.
    Sounds like Poppy is doing great.
    Hugs Lisax

  8. beautiful card Lin love it the image is very sweet I forgot to ask you on other post how do I do a blog roll for CCM lol I have no idea told you I was dippy
    Jacki xx

  9. This is such a pretty card. I love the greens and how all the DP just compliments each other. Your stitching is lovely...just perfect. Why are we always so critical of our own work? Hopefully you will look at it again and see just how adorable it is :)Thanks for joining us at The Creative Cowgirls this week for our monochromatic challenge. Hope to see you again on Sunday for our next challenge. XX

  10. So cute Lin! I love the flowers and the colour is great!

  11. Cute little girl! Thanks for playing with us at Ladybug Crafts Ink challenge!

  12. Lin you are gonna love me just clicked on your email to view it as it went in my junk folder and it's vanished gone not even in my deleted folder could you send it again please god knows whats happened
    Jacki xx

  13. Great card! Love the varities of the green colors and the stitching is amazing!
    Thanks for playing along at creative cowgirls challenge!

  14. Gorgeous card in all those green and love your cute fairy. Thanks for playing along at LCI this week.

  15. Gorgeous card! The stitching looks fab and I love that swirl :-) Love 'n' hugs, Mel xx

  16. Your image is very sweet and I love that you chose green (my favorite) for you card. I love the roses. Thanks so much for playing along with us at Sugar Creek Hollow this week. Don't forget if you become a follower on my blog and leave me a comment you'll be eligible to win some great blog candy. (on the other designers blogs as well) Hope to see you back at SCH for another challenge soon!
    SCH DT

  17. Very pretty love the soft lime green color Thanks for joining us at CCC

  18. How pretty this is. Love the gold leaves.

    Thank you for joining us this week at Digital Tuesday Challenge.

  19. Very pretty card!

    I had to laugh at your sewing story. I'm afraid I don't have a very good working relationship with my machine either lol.

    Thank you for sharing your wonderful card on Make it Monday this week.

    Michelle :-)

  20. Lovely card Lin Such a sweet image So sorry Ive not been around to leave comments recently but I am so hopelessly behind decided to just draw a line and try to get back in the swing with current posts
    Fi x

  21. Awww what a pretty card Lin! Sounds like your sewing machine is almost as temperamental as my own! LOL!

  22. This is so adorable!, such a cute image.
    Thanks for joining us at Crafts & Me this week.
    Sheila x

  23. Stunning card. love it. xx

  24. What a fabulous green card; super cute image. Love the flourishes - LOVE THEM!

    Thanks for joining us at LCI this week!


  25. really cute cardthank you for joining us at crafts and me this week
    Teresa x


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