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Saturday, 27 February 2010

DT CARD Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge #72

Hi all, gosh we're having some awful wet weather here in the UK.  Despite that, we're all ready for the weekend!!  That means time for another challenge over at the Secret Crafter.  Set by my wonderful teamie Donna, who has chosen the theme of

S T I T C H I N G

This can be faux or real but should be visible on your card.

I struggled with this at first as my mojo just up and left and I really didn't like my first effort!!  Eventually, I came up with this little number and I'm much more pleased with the end result.  

 
I hand stitched around the image to form a little frame.  The thread I used has quite a sparkle to it though this photo just doesn't do it justice! I used a punch along two edges of the lighter paper which allowed me to weave the ribbon in and out.  I think this works well with Donna's theme.  I've stocked up recently on papers.  Wendy, over at the Secret Crafter Shop has a fabulous range of basic grey papers - which I love.  I was like a kid in candy store rofl!  These papers are from the Boxer collection and they are GORGEOUS!  Almost don't want to use them - just look at them and touch them instead lol!  Think I'll be getting more of these.  I stocked up a bit on flowers too and I have to say -the delivery time was very impressive as the UK was thick with snow a few weeks ago, and I still got next day delivery!  Way to go postie!!

This is the first card I used my new copics and promarkers on, what do you think?   - more practice required I reckon!

RECIPE

Stamp - House of Mouse
Papers -Boxer Basic Grey (Secret Crafter)
Flowers - Prima (Secret Crafter)
Ribbon & Bow - Stash
Border Film Strip Punch - Woodware
Button - Papermania
Card Candy - stash
Cardstock - Stash
Thread - Cuddly Buddly
Pin - Hobby House

I'm NOT exaggerating when I say that my teamies have made some spectacular creations this week so why not pop over and take a peek.  Also, our last guest designers Victoria and Vicky  are now with us permanently - woo hoo!  I am so looking forward to working with these very talented ladies!


This is your last chance in February to be entered into our monthly draw.  The prize this month is 5 downloads of your choice from Di's Digi Downloads.  Why not check us out, we'd love to see you joining in the fun!

Thanks for stopping by my little haven here in cyberspace, I hope you like what you see.
Take care and happy crafting.

Mel X

9 comments:

Liz said...

hi hun
Beauty ..

fits inrto one stich at a tiume too by one day get that name down i will enter ursLiz xx

joey said...

Hi Mel

this is beautiful! gorgeous stitching and another fabby image.

Thanks for stopping by and for your kind words hun

Joey.xxx

Cathy said...

Gorgeous card Mel. I adore that image and the threaded ribbon.
Hugs
Cathy xx

Donna said...

Gorgeous card Mel and such a sweet image, your stitching is so neat and the threaded ribbon looks stunning :) Donna x

Helen said...

Awww...such a sweet card! Love that image!
Helen x

Vicky said...

Hi Mel, thank you for such a lovely warm welcome,I am really looking forward to getting to know you all better...

What a fantastic job you did with this card....I just love how you added the ribbons and if this is your first attempt with copics it look like you have taken to them like ducks to water...Fantastic colouring...on such a sweet image.

Gorgeous creation...
x
Vicky

Christine said...

Hi Mel this is def. a wowzer card just lurve HM stamps, clever embellies with the stitching theme..love it.

Hugs Christine xx

Wedgie said...

Hi Mel,

Love this card - so gorgeous. I love how you've extended the theme of the SCST into the image too.

Wedgie xx

Emma said...

Gorgeous...I love it!! Got a soft spot for the House Mouse images.
Hugs Emma x