Thursday 2 September 2010

MAWTT challenge 62 - In stitches

Good morning one and all

It's Thursday again and this week it's my turn to set the challenge at MAWTT. One of the things I have loved doing over the past few months is using my sewing machine again, so I thought I would set the theme of STITCHING and that can be real or faux. You don't have to have a machine, some hand stitching would be great and I have even got some rub-ons that give a stitched effect. If you don't have any of those then a pen will be fine. Just have fun with it.

Our sponsor this week is Digi Stamp Boutique  and they have given all the DT some stamps to play with this week so go check out the main blog to see the lovely creations.

I did give a hint on Monday to suggest what would be coming today so maybe you've already been able to think about this one.

My inspiration also came from the Sketch at Crafty Ann's as this layout gave me a real opportunity to use the sewing machine again. The lovely image from Digi Stamp Boutique is called 'Coco and roses'.

I have used promarkers to colour in the teddy and roses and I have distress inked the edge. The papers are a mix of a freebie from a magazine and a freebie download. I added stickles to the roses and bow to give a bit of sparkle and to the paper roses.

I hope you will come and join in the challenge with us.

I am posting again later to show you the fabulous tags I made with Hels at the workshop I went to yesterday. Come back and take a look at 15 different techniques we tried out.

Luv B xxx

Challenges to have fun with -
Crafty Ann's - Sketch
Alphabet challenge - R is for Roses
Bee Crafty - Anything goes (with a digi image)
Stamptacular Sunday - Pink
Cupcake Craft - Let's get digital
Daisy Doodles - Anything goes  must use a digital image
Aly's Sunday Challenge - Pink


Hels Sheridan said...

Hey hunny, just wanted to say... THANK YOU for such a fabby fun and inky time yesterday... hope to see you again :O))
Your card is gorgeous, loving those colours.. and the inky edges just really finish is off wonderfully x

Shell Shearer Swinscoe said...

Gorgeous card hun, just love your stitching looks fab
hug shell xx

Ann Whitfield said...

This is beautiful Brenda! I love how you've been able to make the sketch work so well with the stitching - I must confess that I don't really add stitching to cards, but having seen yours, I might just have to use my own sketch to give your challenge at MAWTT a go! Thank you for the inspiration and for joining in with us at Crafty Ann's
Ann x

Hazel (Didos) said...

I love it the colours are stunning and your sewing is ace. Hazelxo

Sue West said...

Hi Brenda, it was great to meet you yesterday. wasn't it a fantastic day. Your book looks great.
Sue xxx

Annette said...

Awww, how cute is this little guy amidst the pinkness? Such a lovely card! Thanks for joining us at SSC this week.

coldwaters2 said...

Hi Brenda this I am in love with those papers are gorgeous so is that image I love how you have coloured the Teddy and the distressing is a great touch thank you so much for sharing this little beauty with us at Crafty Ann's
Lorraine x

Claire said...

Beautiful card, I love the image and your stitching is fab. Thanks for joining us at Crafty Ann's and good luck
Claire xx

Laney said...

beautiful card brenda!!!!

Georgie Hughes said...

This is lovely Brenda, I love the quilted effect again. I would so love a sewing machine.

chris said...

Your work is just amazing Brenda, you are a busy bee!!
2 posts in one day, you put me to shame!
hope you are ok love chris xx

Janet said...

Fabulous card - the stitching just showcases the lovely image. Thank you for sharing this with us at Crafty Ann's.

Janet xx

cheryl said...

oh wow hun this is simply stunning really love every single piece,wow so lucky as hels is just a brilliant artist would love to attend one of her classes,hugs cheryl xxxxxxxx

cheryl said...

oh wow hun this is simply stunning really love every single piece,wow so lucky as hels is just a brilliant artist would love to attend one of her classes,hugs cheryl xxxxxxxx

Anonymous said...

Such an adorable card!! Your sewing is amazing! I am honored to be part of the MAWTT dt this week, thanks so much for having me!! xx

debby4000 said...

Oh I love your fabulous card Brenda its so cute.

Monika Reeck said...

ach the images is soo sweettt...What a lovely card....thanks for joining with us at Daisy Doodles this week. I hope you'll join with us at new forum challenge next week, click at the TOP of the Challenge Blog, DESIGNER OF THE MONTH and you can go to the Icon and klick it to go to the forum challenge. Hugs, Monika

iReneM said...

Oh so gorgeous, Brenda. Your stitching is fantastic :-)
Thank you for sharing this with us at Crafty Ann's.


Juls said...

too cute! such a great combo of papers! Hugs Juls

Kym's Crafty Cards said...

Brenda, what a fab card. Coco certainly looks so at home on this card. Thanks for taking part in Crafty Ann's Fortnightly Challenge and we hope to see you back again very soon. Best wishes, Kym xxx

Rhonda said...

Great card! Thanks so much for playing with us at Daisy Doodles!