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Monday, 16 May 2016

#164 Stitching, Faux or Real

Maike is hosting our Stitching, Faux or Real challenge. Your stitching can be embroidery, hand stitching, machine stitching, drawn or stamped stitching or even die cuts that create stitched edges.
 
You can enter anything you fancy, it doesn't have to just be cards, as long as it meets the challenge, and doesn't exceed the 15 total challenges entered rule!

Some inspiration from our fabulous DT
 
Maike
I went for the faux stitching, because my sewing machine doesn't like me, but I went all in: stitched frame, focus area and sentiment ;o)

Josephine
So, real stitching, and nothing else from me! The flower pattern is from a book I've had for a while and I really like how it turned out.

Judy

 
My card is a combination of real and faux stitches. The rubber stamped images are from Tim Holtz and Class Act Rubber stamps. The sewing machine and scissors are chipboard by Southern Ridge Trading Company.

Angela
This card is layered with my own Masterboard papers and stamped faux stitching. The stamps are by Crescendoh and the sentiment dies are Tim Holtz then finished off with small pearls.

Mary
I used across stitch design from a very old Cross Stitcher magazine and placed it inside a mini aperture card which I then attached to a larger card. The papers used on the larger card are printed using volume 2 of redoute's 'Les Belles Fleurs' CD ROM.
My stitching is faux stitching and is created by my die. Please see my blog for details

 
My first attempt at embroidery on paper. There are mistakes but I enjoyed getting out of my comfort zone here. Just added a sentiment and bling to finish.

I have used faux stitching on my card which was made using Woodware stamps.

Real stitching was used on my card. I wrote "hi" in pencil on lightweight card stock, then used my paper piercer to create the holes for the stitches. Blue embroidery floss for stitching and a pearl for the finishing touch to the sentiment. The background is embossed vellum. A fun challenge!

My sewing machine is buried under a pile of other things right now, so I reverted to the tried and tested faux stitching for my projectMy monochrome card uses paper from my stash, and a tattered lace diecut.

I have used real Stitching and a Whimsy Stamp which is called Berry Sweet

We are looking forward to seeing all your lovely stitching variations.
 
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#163 Pearls or Gems, Winner and Top 5

Bec hosted our Pearls Or Gems challenge and has chosen her winner and top 5 as follows:-



1. Robin

7. Nnalorac

68. Just Me

82. Cristina
 

104. Marilyn


Don't forget to collect your badges from the sidebar, and we look forward to seeing you back here at 12 Noon for our new challenge.
 

Monday, 2 May 2016

#163 Pearls or Gems

Bec is hosting our Pearls or Gems Challenge.
You can enter anything you fancy, it doesn't have to just be cards, as long as it meets the challenge, and doesn't exceed the 15 total challenges entered rule!

Some inspiration from our fabulous DT
 
Bec
I have used some beautiful shimmery pearl droplets on this card.

Josephine
I've used an image and paper from the Crafter's Companion Kimono collection along with some gem flourishes to make this card for my sister.
I used a butterfly die from Memory Box called floating butterflies for my card. Behind the die I used one of my Gelli Plate prints made in my favourite colours of greens and blues. To complete the card I added some pearls and gems for sparkle.

Ina
I used different dies and foam squares to add dimensionand finished with sprinkles of pearls.

Mary
I used paper and decoupage from the first House Mouse Designs project book and added graduated pearls to the band of ribbon.

Pam
I had a blast making this purse.  I used pearls on the straps, tag and the clasp.

Marlene
I have used a Delicious Doodles Image called Wistful Fairy, lots of pearls and flowers
 
I'm using up some left over Masterboard for this card andSpellbinders butterflies finished with pearl brads.

Maike
I coloured some clear gems, so that they now resemble all the colours of the rainbow.
 
Lin
As you can see I went for both pearls and gems on my card. Please see my blog for details

 
 

1,2,3 Recipe, Winner and Top 5

Lin (Me) hosted our '1,2,3' challenge and has chosen her winner and top 5 as follows:-

For the fabulous £12 voucher from WOODWARE CRAFT COLLECTION

25 Norma


Congratulations to you all. Could the winner please email me at the address in the side bar to collect your Woodware prize. Don't forget to collect your badges from the sidebar, and we look forward to seeing you back here at 12 Noon for our new challenge.
 

Monday, 18 April 2016

#161–1,2,3 (Please see post for full description)

I'm hosting our 1, 2, 3 challenge today. I would like to see 1 Image, 2 papers, 3 DIFFERENT embellishments please. It would be helpful if you could just mention beside your links what your 1,2,3s are.
 
You can enter anything you fancy, it doesn't have to just be cards, as long as it meets the challenge, and doesn't exceed the 15 total challenges entered rule!

We are sponsored for this challenge by

WOODWARE CRAFT COLLECTION
With a prize of £12.00 to spend at your favourite Woodware Stockist, either in store or on line.
Woodware are a Yorkshire based family owned business, as well as distributing Dreamweaver Stencils and Stampendous Stamps we have a wonderful range of stamps designed for us by Francoise Read and Jane Gill. We also scour the world for new and innovative products for the crafty card maker, and have a great range of punches and tools of the trade, to find stockists in your area or to see the range visit the website www.woodware.co.uk.
Our design team are playing along with the challenge so check out our blog, which is there for inspiration at www.woodware.co.uk/blog.


Lin
1 Image and
2 Papers all from Polkadoodles' Lemonade Fizz CD
3 Embellishments - Doily, Butterfly and Card Candi

Josephine
1 Image and
2 Papers all from the Crafter's Companion Moonbeam Meadow collection
3 Embellishments - Ribbon, Hand-crocheted heart and a Wooden Button at the centre of the heart 

Ina
1 Image is the Hot Air Balloon
2 Designer Papers from Prima Cartographer
3 Embellishments - Mesh, Brads and Cotton

Judy
1 Image is an old rubber stamp from my stash by Inkadinkado
2 Designer papers are from the All Dressed Up stack by DCWV
3 Embellishments - Ribbon, Sequin and Champagne Glass Charm

1 Decoupaged image
2 Design papers were printed from Tattered Lace's Charisma Pansy CD ROM
3 Embellishments- Ribbon, Card Candi and Wooden Sentiment

Angela
1 Image is a Stamp by Visible Image which I also embossed
2 Papers were by Papermania
3 Embellishments - Ribbon, Cord and Gems.

1 Image is the Oh, Hello! stamp
2 Papers from Creative Desert Oasis range
3 Embellishments - Tree, Flowers (Creative range also) and Flamingo Flair from Funky Flair Studio 

1 Image - Woodware  JGS446 Whimsical Flower Sally Anne
 2 Papers - Craftwork Cards Potting Shed and Vintage Papers
3 Embellishments - Dark brown stitched ribbon, Card Candi and a large wooden button
  
1 Image Magnolia stamp
2 Papers from Lawn Fawn
3 Embellishments - Ribbon, Lace, and Rhinestones

1 Image a woodware stamp (dog Rose Wreath) coloured with promarkers
2 papers are one from Phill Martin and one from a Create and Craft pad
3 Embellishments - Ribbon Bow, Butterfly stamped and cut out and Pearls.

1 image from C.C. Designs
2 papers: one on the frame and one inside
3 embellishments: shaker material, washi tape and enamel dots