Sunday, October 2, 2011

In Stitches

 The challenge this week at Sentimental Sundays is stitching! Pull out those machines, needles or pens, and show us your stitching!
 My sewing machine is in the shop right now. Kind of a bummer since it is fairly new. It was my anniversary present from my husband last year. It has been skipping stitches and sewing crooked. Since I am new to the world of sewing, I thought it was something I was doing. It turns out, it was the machine not me. So I used Dorcas machine to work on this card.  Little did she know, this was a Thank You card for her and her husband, for some lovely anniversary gifts they got us. Also for her being a great friend!
 I am a bit new to working with seam binding. Still trying to get the knack of it.
 Inside- Bottom

Supplies Used:
Cardstock: Bazzill
Designer Paper: DCWV
Pearls & Flourishes: Recollections
Die Cuts: Spellbinders Lacey Circles, Lacey Squares, Lacey Ovals & Classic Circles & Squares, & Ovals
Sentiments: From Computer & A Close To My Heart Stamp Set I won as Blog Candy
Memento Ink-Brown
Seam Binding: From Joanne's Fabric
Brad: Paper Studio

Challenges I Would Like To Enter This card In:
ECP Challenges -  A Thank you Project 
Squiggles and Giggles Thank you/give Thanks
Catered Crop - Sentiments, Glitter, Tie a bow, Die Cuts
Catch The Bug -  Anything Goes 
Simon Says Stamp - Anything goes
Whimsical Wednesdays - Anything Goes
Crafty Purple Frog -  Lots of Layers 
Crafty Catz -  Things with Wings
Crafty Boots - Wings
Fussy and Fancy - Try new technique (Making a triple looped bow with Seam Binding)
4 Crafty Chicks - Anything Goes
Delightful Challenges - Pearls and Swirls (Inside)
Paper Pretties - Sentiment as focal point
Meljens Designs - SIO -  Shapes: Use a circle and a square in the same creation 
Paper Crafting Journey - Die cuts and/or a punches 
Inky Impressions -  Punches or dies
Ooh La La Creations - Punches/Dies
Heart 2 Heart Sentiment Stamp (Inside)
My Craft Spot - Ribbon
There's Magic in the Air - Punches and Cuts at least 3 die cuts (Lacey, Circles, Squares, Ovals, Classic Circles & Squares, Ovals)
The Crazy Challenge -  Any 3 Colours of your choice (Brown, Aqua, Cream)
Shelly's Images - Tic Tac Toe* (Brads, Gold, Bling)


Cheryl said...

oh gosh really love this hun the colors and papers are gorgeous and just love the die cuts you have used and super stiching too,hugs cherylxxxx

Anne said...

Fabulous card! Thanks for joining us at OLL this time and look forward to seeing you again. Good luck in the draw. Hugs x

Heidi said...

Another stunning card Stacey!
Beautiful colours and design:) Pretty design papers.
Have a lovely Sunday.
Hugs, Heidi:)

Shell Shearer Swinscoe said...

Gorgoeus creation hun, love the colour combo, its one of my favourites!

Thank you for sharing with us at Delightful Challenges this week, good luck!
Hugs Shell xx

Yenni Natalia said...

Hi Stacey, how are you :) ? hope you are doing well...
by the way...sweet choice of colour. i have realized that you love to use spellbinder for most of your creations. maybe you like this web :

she is my fav!


Dorcas said...

Awwwwwwwwwwwwww what a sweet card for such a sweet friend. :-) lol
I really love this and you're right, you did surprise me, I had no idea when you used my machine that this was for me.(us; well WE know who does the shoopping!)
Beautiful card!

Cindy said...

WOW this card is BEAUTIFUL!I LOVE it,AMAZING job with the colors and details!Thank you so much for playing along with us at Whimsical Wednesday!!:)

dj1952 said...

Stacey this is a very beautiful card! The embellishments really are fantastic and I love all your sewing. Hugs, dj

GiGi said...

WOW! What a gorgeous card! I love the frames, pearls, and bow! Thanks for playing at Whimsical Wednesdays!

Dee's Craft Room said...

A very beautiful card. Despite all of the work that has gone into making it, the card manages to covey an elegant simplicity, fabulous.

Thanks for playing along with us at Crafty Boots Challenge.


Colleen Dietrich said...

Stacey, this is so beautiful! Sounds like your friend Dorcas is such a good friend to you. And happy anniversary by the way! And.....thank YOU for sending me such a gorgeous card! I was completely surprised and delighted, and I love the hydrangea right in the center of that beautiful creation. Thank you SO much for making that for was truly a wonderful thing for you to do. :)

Joy said...

Beautiful all the layers and stitching !! Thanks for playing along with us this week at My Craft Spot !

Cheryl Walker said...

Beautiful card!! :) thank you for joining us at Inky Impressions Die cuts/punches challenge this week!! Hope to see you back again next challenge :)

Heidi said...

Am loving this card, the stitching is magic and I love all the sentiments. 'Thanks' for sharing with us at Squiggle Stamps. Hugs Heidi x

Angelica said...

Beautiful card, love the colors and layering. Thank you for joining our challenge at Inky Impressions.

Sonia said...

Hi Stacey
Totally Gorgeous Card, Great Job~
Thanks for joining us at TMITA-Paper Cupcakes this week. Hope to see you again.
Good Luck!

Tracey said...

Beautiful card Stacey, I love the colours :)

pinky said...

Beautiful work. Thanks for joining us at c4E this week.

Kate said...

This is such an elegant card!
Thanks so much for playing along at My Craft Spot!
Small Bits of Paper

Marlena Peduzzi said...

Beautiful card! I love those oval borders and pearls. So glad you could join the challenge at Meljen's Designs!

Tamie said...

Loving the image, your layering and the colors you used. Thanks for sharing your amazing creation with us at 4 Crafty Chicks.

Ulina /Apricot Bubbles said...

Super-super-pretty, Stacey!!!
Have a nice week!

Shelly's Images said...

Just beautiful Stacey. I love the layers and the colors. And all of the details are so elegant and warm. Perfect for a "Thank you" card. Thanks so much for joining our challenge this week at Shelly's Images Blog.

Janette said...

Beautiful card, I so love these colours together, gorgeous. Thanks for sharing it with us at CraftyCatz this week.xx

Babs said...

Super nice card Stacey. You did a fab job with your sewing. Have a lovely day.
Luv, Babs

Nicola said...

So much gorgeous detail Stacey, love the colour combo and that beautiful sentiment inside and the seam binding bow!
Thanks for Trying a New Technique for us at Fussy and Fancy this week and good luck in the draw!
Love Nicola xxx

Jodie Mackrell said...

very pretty! thanks for joining this weeks Bugaboo challenge at catch the bug!


Hi Stacey
A beautiful card love the colour's together thankyou for joining us this week at CraftyCatz
Hugs Dianne xx

Faye said...

Oh Stacey, this is beautiful, you do understated elegance so well. Love it. xxx

Joey said...

Love this card Stacey, especially the pearls, thanks for joining us at inky impressions. Joey x

Lori said...

Gorgeous card! Thanks for playing at 4 Crafty Chicks.

Kym's Crafty Cards said...

Stacey, what a gorgeous card you have made here and an effective use of layers. Thank you for taking part in the Crafty Purple Frog Challenge this fortnight and I wish you the best of luck in the draw. Best wishes, Kym (The Crafty Purple Frog Design Team Member) xxx

Marcea said...

Thankyou so much for your gorgeous entry for this weeks Simon Says Stamp Challenge and for helping us get over 1000 entires ......good luck!!!!

Colleen Dietrich said...

Hello Stacey! I just gave you a shout out for that awesome hydrangea card you sent to me, in this post here:

Thanks again for the card and for thinking of me. You are SUCH a dear!! [Big hugs.]

Linda w said...

Love the colour combo, very beautiful always on the inside too. Hope your machine is out of the shop by now. Hugs lin

michele said...

Gorgeous! Thanks for joining us at Crafts 4 Eternity this week hugs x

Tameko said...

Stunning card. Love everything about it.

Faye said...

I've just been looking at this again as it is soooo pretty. xxx

angelwhispers said...

What a beautiful creation just loving everydetail!!! Thanks for joining us over at TCPFC Love Chanelle xxxx

E.T. said...

such a beautiful card Stacey!GORGEOUS blue and that button/brad looks GORGEOUS! I like the ribbon treatment too! All the stitching looks fab!

Linda McClain said...

What a stunning a elegant project. Just gorgeous. Thanks for sharing it with us at Catered Crop.


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