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Friday, 4 November 2011

TPC #91 Stitch It

Hello this chilly Friday morning, brrrrr, got the heating on and jumpers and everything today as I can't get warm.  It's also very wet outside, throwing it down with rain - yuck!
This is my first DT card in a while due to major computer problems, all happily fixed now in the form of a new one - whoo hooooo!  Today its the turn of the lovely Cathy  to host the Totally Papercrafts Challenge.   But before we get  on with crafty business I'd like to welcome our new Design team members and the Spotlight Guest Designer.  You made it extremely dificult to choose and if we could we would have picked all of you ... 

Soooo ... 
please say Welcome to Dora, Wendy and Linda.  
We hope you will take the time to visit their blogs and say hello to them.  Welcome aboard ladies, great to have you with our little family.

We have had the hard task of choosing a Spotlight Guest Designer ...

and we would like to to say Hello to Lisa
who will be filling the Spotlight position until the  New Year.

So, onto this week's challenge and the theme is
" Stitching "
it can be either real or faux stitching
I've used this cutie pie from LOTV, I thought the stitched theme went perfectly with these papers and layout.  It still looks masculine too I reckon.

I sooo love this stamp.  From the minute I saw it, I just HAD to have it!!  It reminds me so much of Christmas when I was a child, we'd have eaten Xmas dinner, my nanna would be sat in front of the telly, glued to the queens speech, and my dad  would be fast asleep, oblivious to everything rofl. 

Our Sponsor this week is

" At Die cut Dreams we sell designer die cuts many are my own design and matting, layering die cut shapes for stamping.
A range of chipboard albums, plaques and hangers all in kit form, all in lots of colour choices.
We also stock a selection of quality make charms, brads & gems plus lots of other crafting needs at very reasonable prices"

The prize on offer is a fabulous selection of 20 silver Tibetan charms

 My teamies have made some lovely creations this week and you can check them out HERE.

I'm entering this card into the following challenges

Pile it On - Keep Warm
OSAAT - Christmas
Stamps are Us - Masuline
OLLC - Stitching
Chrimbo Crackers - Anything Goes

I'm off back to bed now as I'm on nights tonight and Saturday so I'd better get ahead wiv me beauty sleep so I don't bob off on the job lol.

Ta ta for now,  thanks for stopping by and have a lovely weekend.
Mel X


Keep It Sweet and Simple said...

Oh I really love this, Mel. The papers are gorgeous and I NEED this stamp - substitute the book for a Mac and this is my**

Stressed Stamper said...

Love it - I love this stamp too....fabby stitching and backing papers
Sarah x

Cathy said...

Fabulous card Mel, love that image, and great layout.
Have a fab weekend,
Cathy xx

Joey said...

Mel this is too cute, love the little touches of glitter you added to his hat, great layout, Joey x

Linda said...

Congrats on the new computer. I had to buy one last week too. Cannot live without one. I think Hubby is glad I am not yelling at it anymore. Ha Ha

You card caught my eye immediately with those lovely DP and color choices. That sparkle crown is a hoot too. Awesome card.

Thanks for the welcome, Linda

Flip-Flop Creations said...

New computer???? A little jealous here. Glad you are up and running again. That plaid DP is so perfect for this little fella. Such a sweet card. ~jeni :)

Nikki Byrne said...

Beautiful card and image and fabulous layout of papers. Thank you for joining us this week at OSAAT. good luck. hUgs


Lorraine A said...

Fabulous card Mel :-) such a cute image and the papers and layout are fab ,, love the stitching too :-)

Lols x x x

Tip Top said...

Wonderful image and the papers work so well! Thank you for joining in at Crimbo Crackers – hope you can join me again for the next challenge! Crimbo Crackers

Wendy said...

This is gorgeous Mel,adorable image and fab stitching..

Thanks for the welcome, I am so excited to have joined TPC DT..hope you have a great weekend.
Wendy xx

Craftyanny said...

Great layout on this Mel, I like the white space it really makes those papers pop. A great card
Have a smashing weekend
Anne x

Vicky said...

Gorgeous card the image and pretty layout hun...

have a super weekend....hugs Vicky xx

Sue said...

Hi hun
glad ya computer probs all sorted, fabulous card, super cute image he is so cute, fab design & stitchin, have great weekend, sue,x

jimlynn said...

Great masculine card! Love the cute image (that puppy is adorable too) and the design you used is wonderful. Great card.
Thanks for joining us at Stamps R Us Challenges.

cg said...

Gorgeous card, love how you've done the chair. Beautiful papers.
Thank you for joining us for the Pile It On challenge! Best, cg

Love crafts forever said...

Thanks for playing at OSAAT.
Hugs Nataliya

Chris said...

as Mel Brooks would say, "it's good to be king". that's an adorable image.
thanks for playing with us at Pile It On.

Wendi said...

Oh wow what a fabulous love the lay out and image
Thank you so much for sharing with us at ooh la la this week

Lisa T said...

Cute card - I just love that stamp, too! (I'm a sucker for anything with a dog.) Thanks so much for welcoming me to Totally Papercrafts. :)

chilli pip said...

Great layout and choice of papers , lovely image as well . thanks for playing at ooh-la-la hope to see you again soon