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Monday, 14 November 2011

Dream Valley #20 Stitching

I know I shouldn’t complain about the unseasonal weather we are having, after all, who wants to pay the Electricity and Gas companies a fortune heating freezing cold houses, but it is having a strange affect on the wildlife. I was walking Poppy late last week and stood chatting on the park to a friend. When I got home I thought my legs felt itchy, and sure enough some nasty little nipping creature has snuck out of the grass and bitten me. One bite is now so bad I can’t actually walk without severe pain! I normally only have to avoid hanging around grass in the Summer! Anyhow enough of my moaning …..

Our challenge at Dream Valley this time is for you to incorporate stitching into your design. That can be faux or real, machine or hand and you can, of course, enter anything you like, not just a card, as long as it has stitching on it.

Our prize is a £10 voucher for  image

The team have created some fabulous items so pop along to Dream Valley and check them out.

Stitching WM2

For my card I used a Joycraft stencil with you can both prick and emboss. You can just about see the embossing around the edges of the butterfly’s wonderful trail, or maybe he has a long fluttery tail – I’m not quite sure which it is. Anyhow I pricked it and then stitched it with a lovely variegated thread and used a couple of purple gems to make his body and head. It is matted onto some lush purple crinkly paper, and that in turn is matted onto some cardstock I have had for years. It’s a half fold card as you can see in the next picture, and on the bottom right hand side I added a gorgeous dufex decoupaged lady, with a feather to give some extra interest to her hat.

Stitching WM1

I haven’t gone in for lots of embellishments as I think the beautiful stitching and lovely decoupage make enough of a statement on their own.

I am entering this into the following:-

2 Sisters Challenge Blog - #65 Anything Goes

Anything Goes Challenge – #53 Stitches Real or Faux (mine are real)

Crafts and Me - #60 Birthdays

Creative Belli Blog - #130 Paper Piercing (obvioulsy I had to pierce the holes before I stitched them!)

Deep Ocean Challenge - #12 Vintage (my decoupaged image)

I Brake For Challenges - #13 White Out (the butterfly is stitched on mauve and green mottled cardstock and the background card is lilac)

Paper Crafting Journey - #23 Embossing

Ruby’s Rainbow - #16 Things With Wings

Stamp-N-Doodle – Time To Sparkle and Shine

The Hybrid Chick – Card Caravan #6 Birthdays


Butterfly 2 Signature Lin


  1. this is so stunning and stylish!

    what a brilliant card!

    thanks so much for playing along with us at Ruby’s Rainbow Challenges!

    hugs and kisses from germany,
    silvi xoxo

  2. Oooh this is just fabulous!!! xx

  3. Oh Lin your cards are fantastic.
    This one is so brilliant. perfect.
    Thanks for joining us at Stamp-n-Doodle this week
    Hugs, Doreen xx

  4. Wow! A really original work dear!

    Thank you for playing with us at Deep Ocean, a big hug, Franz.

  5. Fabulous card

    Thank you for joining us this time at Ruby's Rainbow, hope you will join us again soon xx

  6. what a gorgeous card, Lin! I love the colors in the threads, and the image is beautiful!


  7. What beautiful colours, I love how the papers show off the lovely thread so well. The lady looks so elegant, too - I love the feather! Gorgeous!

    luv, Mags x

  8. Beautiful work on this card! Thanks for joining in the Card Caravan at The Hybrid Chick!

  9. Oh this is sooo pretty! That thread is gorgeous :-) Love 'n' hugs, Mel xx

  10. What beautiful colours, how the papers show off the splendid thread so well. The lady looks so elegant, ordering of each thread is wonderful.


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