Thursday 15 May 2014

In stitches

Apologies blogworld - I'm running late!

Good evening all,

This post should've been up earlier this evening when the new challenge over at All Dressed Up challenge blog went live, but I forgot the date today and realised too late to put up my post!

Still better late than never - and here I am!

The challenge this time is 'Sewing - Faux or real', now you may recall me crowing sometime last year because I'd got a sewing machine and real stitches appeared on my cards.  Well, that was short lived and I've not stitched properly on my cards since.  I did try proper stitches for this card, but the machine wasn't playing ball and I'd left making the card so late, again!, that I didn't have time to play about.

So my stitching is faux, or as us commoners say - fake!, but you feel free to do real stitching.  I promise I'll be impressed!  As I am, impressed that is, by the cards my Teamies have made - pop on over to the blog to see - I'm sure you'll be impressed too!

This is my card:

I used:

Digi stamp:
All Dressed Up - All Wrapped Up
coloured with Copics

Die-namics - Blueprints No.1 (for the strip of paper)

Prima Marketing Inc - Annalee

Anything else?
Flat backed pearls
Craftwork Cards - sentiment

And that's it folks!  Please remember to join in with the challenge you must use an All Dressed Up product (image or paper) and follow the theme.  The challenge closes on the 2nd June and the winner will receive three digi images of their choice from the shop.

If you fancy a bit of crafty chat there's a very friendly FaceBook group which you are free to join - we don't bite promise!!

Hope everyone has a good weekend and see you next week,


A challenge or two:

Crafty Little Fairies: May - In the garden

The Paper Shelter: Challenge #158 - Girly Girl

Inky Chicks: Clean And Simple


Janice said...

I'm impressed, faux works for me! Super card Sarah, so love your colouring, Jx

Sharon said...

This is gorgeous Sarah. The image is fabulous and love the papers.
Hugs Sharon. x

Tracy said...

How gorgeous is this ! Totally love the papers and colouring hunni xx

Bettina L. said...

This is gorgeous Sarah. Love the faux stitch teqnique and the choice in papers too. Bettina xx

debby4000 said...

Oh what a wonderful sweet card.

Unknown said...

LOVE this card Sarah! It's SO Kath Kidston. Brilliant! Your image is framed beautifully by that gorgeous paper! xxx

Sarah said...

Love a bit of faux stitching!! Fab image and what delicious papers!! xx

Jane Savage said...

Gorgeous paper and fab ‘fake’ stitching, Sarah! Love your colouring too!
Have a great weekend!

coops said...

so stunning sarah.fabulous image and i love your fauz stitching and papers ;D

xx coops xx

Sharon said...

Great card Sarah and your "fake" stitching looks good to me xx

Mrs A. said...

So busy looking t everything lose on your card that I or got ll about the stitching!!

Now this is what I actually typed before predictive text took over,!
So busy looking at everything else on your card that I forgot about the stitching
. Had to go back and correct all of the errors.
I give up .
Hugs Mrs a.

Marilyn said...

Love this card Sarah! Those papers are gorgeous and give it a vintage, chic look!

Colette said...

Gorgeous card, great papers, lovely image, beautifully coloured, oh and super fake stitches, thanks for playing along at the Paper Shelter Girly challenge, hugs, Colette xx

Unknown said...

Gorgeous card Sarah, its feels so summery, and that dress is to die for.

Keeley x x x

Rita Edwards - Edwards Design said...

Sarah, your card is simply gorgeous! So elegant and soft and delicate and I do need to get this paper :)

Desire Fourie said...

This is just delightful and so spring chic.
Hugs Desíre {Doing Life}

Stacey said...

beautiful colours and the papers are lush! great card Stacey S xxx

NicoleDesigns said...

Super pretty and elegant.... very girly ;). Thank you for joining us for our challenge at The Paper Shelter... xo Nikki

Gail said...

I adore this card. I love the image...I think it is totally fabulous. Her hair looks amazing! You've colored her flawlessly. I love it to pieces!!!! OMGosh I really really like this and I'm not saying anything I should. First, business...thank you for joining us at The Paper Shelter challenge for our Girly Girl challenge this week. Now personal, I adore this card and your blog is freaking great. This card is so cute with the "fake" sewing. Hahahahha. And guess what Sarah, the people who have perfect stitching on their cards...a lot of them have those electronic machines. You and me have the old fashioned ones that don't stop at the corner and turn perfectly. :) So, 'faux' stitching to me is darned good. The couple of times I have stitched, I don't want to give the card away cause forget the challenge...the sewing makes the card a winner for me. Love your card, your blog and your posts. You're real..just like me and I love it!!!!!!! Hugs and good luck in your challenges!! --Gail

Cards By MI said...

Sweet looking card that looks really great in it's simple design. It's a really lovely card. Thanks for playing with us over at the Paper Shelter this week.
Love n hugs

Joey said...

Sarah this is so pretty, beautiful colours. Joey x

Anne said...

Pretty as a picture Sarah.
Anne x

Unknown said...

Soooo pretty!! I absolutely love everything about this card!

Jennifer said...

I LOVE your pretty card, Sarah. Your colours and colouring of that lovely image are fab!

Thank you for entering our challenge at Crafty Little Fairies, and good luck in the draw. We would also love you to join us again in future challenges.

Jennifer. x

Juls said...

just so soooo stunningly beautiful, Loving the beautiful spring colours! Hugs Juls

Squirrel x said...

Gorgeous, and perfect for our In The Garden theme at CLF. Thanks so much for joining us this month. Hugs xx