Sunday, November 13, 2011

Red and White

It's time for another DT creation for the newest challenge at Dream Valley Challenges.  Challenge #20 is Stitching.  Now I will be the first to admit that sewing machines and I don't see eye to eye.  I was taught to so when I was a kid and a few years ago got a sewing maching for Christmas.  I can do simple mending but putting paper to it just doesn't work.  My mom and sister have the sewing gene.  Both are quilters but there's not a chance you'll see me taking up that hobby anytime in the foreseeable future.  I'll stick to my paper, thanks very much.  I do plan to take over a different room for my scrapbooking.  My son is off in college and comes home maybe 1x per month.  I think I am going to move his furniture to a smaller room so I can have the big one.  It is my intention once that happens to keep the sewing machine out all the time on it's own table.  Maybe if it is looking at me I'll be forced to practice.  Until then, this will have to do.  I love the sparkling red thread.  I haven't yet decided if I want to use this for a wedding or Christmas so I haven't added a sentiment yet.

This card was handstitched using a brass template that had areas you could emboss and others you could pierce and then go back and stitch.  The dots are hard to see but they are made with a glitter pen pushing it down thru a hole in the template.

You'll have to excuse the crappy pictures.  It seems that unless I get a card done between 11am-1pm it's dark out.  I really dislike these short days!  I snuck away to do some shopping today while DH and DD were both working.  It was so nice to shop alone at my pace and look at what I want without sighs coming from behind me.  That made my card late getting done, hence the bad pictures.

I'd like to also enter this in the following challenges:
2 Sisters Challenge Blog - anything goes
Creative Inspirations - Stitching
Creative Belli Challenges - Paper Piercing
Incy Wincy Designs -Stitching

I did find several things while out.  I picked up a few pieces of 12x12 paper, a new craft mat, a Martha Stewart punch around the page set and some wonderful Rachel Ray ramekins.  I can't wait to use them tomorrow.  For those not familar with Rachel Ray she has a cooking show on the Food Network here in the states called 30 minute meals.  She has a line of very fun casserole dishes.  I didn't have any individual baking dishes and these were on sale 20% off and I had another 30% off on top of it.  I couldn't say no!

Enough of my babbling.  Head on over to Dream Valley Challenges to see the rest of the wonderful creations from the DT and check out the prize up for grabs.  I can't wait to see all your stitching creations.



Mags said...

This is simply lovely! The threads are so gorgeous!

I'm looking forward to seeing what you do with your new stash!

luv, Mags x

Jack said...

Wow this is stunning. And good idea moving to a bigger craft room. xx

dj1952 said...

This is gorgeous. I can't totally tell what you've done or used to get the effect though. If this is you not being able to sew, I'd love to see what you do when you're working at it. LOL. hugs, dj1952

melsanford said...

Oh this is fab!!!! It must have taken you aaaages! Beautiful :-) Love 'n' hugs, Mel xx

NGCARDS said...

A beautiful card hun! Thanks for taking part in our All Stitched Up Challenge over at Creative Inspirations Wednesday's Challenge Blog this week! xxx

Khristen said...

This is such a lovely card, such work must have gone into it! I have seen so many great cards like this with amazing stitching, and really need to get up the motivation to try one out for myself, I just don't have the patience HA! Love it so much :)


Lynne in NI said...

Oh WOW, this is so pretty! Good idea to get yourself a bigger room for crafting (.... much more room for some more crafty goodies LOL!)

Lin said...

Beautiful Carrie, and so precise!

Lin xx

Melly said...

Aww petal I just love this!
So beautiful and detailed! A lovely gift in its self!
Thanks for posting the dt call too
Hugs M xxx

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