Saturday, 9 May 2009

Just Magnolia - In Stitches challenge

The challenge this week over at Just Magnolia is to create a card with some form of stitching on, whether that be hand sewn, machine or faux.....
and guess what...I've finally got out my new sewing machine that I had back in February and not used until now...yay!!! it's taken me a while but got there eventually, mind you it took me longer to thread the blooming needle than what it did to make this!!!
I've used lots of new things on this card, the image for one and it's been coloured in again with Copics, the scrummy BG "wisteria" papers have been slightly distressed and edges inked with distress inks, Prima flowers, Autumn Leaves "ticketed" sentiment stamps, spacers and charm from The Hobby House as is the scallop corner punch, dew drops were from the very lovely Michelle, who sent me a wonderful surprise bundle of fabby goodies this week, which I wasn't expecting and really made my day, thanks so much Michelle. Then of course it's the zig-zag stitching around the papers. I really enjoyed making this card, dispite how long it took me to thread the!!
xx vicki xx


Stacey said...

This is gorgeous Vicki! I love your stitching and your colouring is great.

I've come to the conclusion that everyone has a particular set of 'their' colours that they ALWAYS make fabulous cards from. In your case, your blue and brown cards are always my faves! ~♥~

Anonymous said...

Wow Vicki, She is gorgeous. Sue x

Nancy said...

OMG, Vicki, this si sooo cute! Sooo beautiful! Love your colours and papers. Tilda is stunnig:O)
Hugs, Nancy.

suemon said...

Lovely card Vicki love the colours the whole think is lovely.

lilacanglia said...

Lovely card,
super colours, and that stitching was well worth getting the machine out, sets the card of lovely,

Natalie said...

This is stunning Vicki, I love all the stitching. x

suemon said...

I have already left a comment just wanted to tell you there is something for you on my blog.
Sue x

CraftyC said...

Gorgeous card Vicki, and welcome aboard stampin for the weekend!

Anonymous said...

Fabulous card! I love the layout and the papers you used.
Hugs, Vanja

Nicola said...

Loving this colour combo Vicki and your image is so beautifully coloured. Great detail with your stitching, well worth getting the machine out for.
Nicola -x-

Jill said...

ohh Vicki this is stunning, I love the image,papers and your stitching is wonderful hugs Jill xx

Vicky said...

Love this card Vicki. Great choice of colours and your stitching looks great. I have the same problem with my sewing machine! Lol!
Hugs, Vicky x

sandra's hobby cards said...

Oh wow !gorgeous!

joey said...

Hi Vicki, gorgeous card, love the brown tones against that gorgeous paper.

Kit said...

beautiful card vicki, you are so lucky to have a sewing machine when I get a little more space thats the first thing on my list to get

Anonymous said...

Yet another stunning card, its beautiful sandra (Do crafter Annette) xx

Marcea said...

wonderful card sweetie, just adore your colours and gorgeous details. Great stitching!! Thanks for joining us this week

Bev said...

Beautiful card Vicki, such wonderful detail and fabulous choice of papers! Thanks for joining us at JM this week x

Rach said...

oh wow this is so sweet, congrats on using your new machine. thank you for joining us at just magnolia.x

yvonne said...

Oh i am so loving the Blue and Brown at the moment.
Such a stunning card!

Rach said...

hiya sweetie,
you asked how i achieved got the arms of my tilda to be out of the nestie..
Hi Vicki,
Katharina has a piece on her blog on how to achieve this look.
the link to it is herehope that this helps.
hugs rachxx

pickle said...

Oh Wow wow wow this is stunning Vicki.Your stitching is just perfect. I have one of those little machines sitting gathering dust too. You have inspired me to use it.
kerry x

Tracey said...

Beautiful card Vicki, love all the details :o)


Allissa Designs said...

Hi ya Vicki, glad to see you back in the swing of things again hunny bun!! Vicki're a SU rep arnt you? could you please email as i am looking to order some stuff & want to order with you my likkle sweetpea.

I hope you liked the card i sent you? :o) Just a little thank you for those lovely images bless your sweet heart.

This card is fabulicious just as always.


Kim Piggott said...

Wow! Fabulous card and your detail and beautiful colours are wonderful!
Thank you so much for joining us at Just Magnolia!
kim x


This is so beautiful Vicki. All the different elements go together perfectly. I love the Tilda image (and everything else on the card)!
Sylvia xx