Well the title says it all really - I'm really happy to show my first card as a member of the Design Team on the Sweet Stampin' Challenge blog! Thank you ladies for picking me to be a member of the Team. The challenge is 'In stiches' and is sponsored by Bunny Zoe's Crafts - so any sort of stitching on your cards is the order of the day.
So how much of the saga should I give you about this card? I think I will spare you and only give you the edited highlights. I got a mini sewing machine for my birthday in July, gave it a test run at the time and it worked. Not earlier this week it didn't! The needle moves up and down and makes a lovely line of little holes, but the thread just doesn't catch and nothing happens! So I fiddled and tinkered with the thing, hubby got involved and did the same - one slightly tense conversation later neither of us can make it work! It is now sitting on the kitchen side awaiting major surgery.
So, apologies in advance, this is my In Stitches card:
Detail shot of image:
The image is a Sweet November Stamps by Amy Young (from CC Designs) - Lillianne, coloured with my Prisma pencils. Then highlighted around the edges with Copics.
The sentiment stamp is from Fiskars.
The patterned paper is Daisy Bucket: Sweet Marabella, carmella.
The swirl is Cheery Lyn Designs - Fanciful Flourish, the strip across the page was a freebie from the wonderful Tracy at Dies to Die For and I'm not sure whose it is. Tracy, by the way is either lovely for sending freebies with any order, or naughty for tempting me with said freebies!! Depends on whether you are talking to me or he who must be obeyed!
Flower from Wild Orchid Crafts.
Craftwork Cards card blank (and it's a big 'un! I thought if my friend is going to ask for big cards then I'd get a few square ones in stock - at least this way I'm little less intimidated than trying to make an A4 card).
So here's hoping you like it, and please nip over to the Challenge blog, have a look at my Teamies wonderful creations and try your hand at the Challenge - you've got to be in it to win it!
Hope you have a wonderful weekend - I'm going to as I'm off to the Sincerely Yours in Lincoln on Sunday. I can feel a big spend coming up and no-one is going to stop me!
Also wanted to say thank you to everyone who has sent me get well wishes, I'm fully recovered now thank goodness - I hate stomach bugs!! Only thing is I'm well behind on the old housework routine - so tough decision to make, cards or housework first order of the day next week.