Tuesday, 15 February 2011

Top Tip Tuesday Challenge - Get Stitching

Good Morning!  It's time for another Top Tip Tuesday Challenge and this week I've done a tutorial on one of my favourite techniques, using the sewing machine.  I hope you'll check out the tutorial over on the challenge blog and I hope you'll find some hints and ideas to help you sttich on your card projects, whether you're a beginner or an old hand at sewing.  I did an enormous amount of sewing at one point and I still teach quilting, my obsession with cardmaking began when I went into the wrong Hall at a big craft exhibition and found rubber stamping lol!

OK on to my card and the snowdrops are flowering their hearts out at the moment, a little later than usual.  It's good to know that spring is coming!  The image I used is from a Fred She Said set called Spring Flowers which come with a paper pricking frame as well as digi images of crocuses, daffodils and tulips, which pretty well sets you up for all spring eventualities!
I've based my card on this week's Friday Sketchers Challenge and stuck to a cool green colour palette.  The snowdrop is coloured with Copics, I've inked the embossed circle with Pine Green Distress Ink, DP is Prima, border punch Martha Stewart and flowers made from a Little Claire die.  I've sttiched a double border round the image and then a straghit line around the DP.  Can't wait to see all the sttiched creations, hand, machine or faux, on this week's Top Tip Tuesday Challenge!
My card is entered for:
Friday Sketchers Challenge - sketch
Digital Tuesday - use a die cut
Bunny Zoe - flowers everywhere
Challenge up your Life - monochrome
Digi Doodle Shop's Best - nature


  1. Gorgeous card Anne, love the colours. I really like the effect the stitching adds to the card.

    I decided to give it a go yesterday, and my machine decided not to work, so back to hand stitching for me.

    Jo x

  2. Hi Anne

    Gotta say I absolutely love the tutorial you have done on Top Tip Tuesday blog - its amazing!

    Love your card too - very pretty!

    Leanne xx

  3. a beautiful card and fab tutorial. Elaine

  4. lovely colours and colour scheme
    Thanks for joining the challenge at Digi Doodles Shops Best , debs x (guest dt)

  5. Great card Anne I have left you a pressy on my blog xx jan

  6. Lovely card Anne, Really makes you think of spring. Such lovely delicate colouring.

  7. Wow Anne, simply love your card. I've sewed all my life and yet still not done any on a card. Your sewing is beautiful around your snowdrops. A stunning card. Hugs x ChrisB

  8. Beautiful, floral card Anne and great job with the stitching.

  9. Beautiful card! Love the softness of the colors!

  10. Lovely card,love the stitching, thank you for joining us at Digi Doodle Shop's Best this week
    Ruth x

  11. GREAT job on that layout. Love the greens and stitching here!!

  12. Hi Anne

    This is lovely - a very serene card. I have just read your tutorial, or top tips - gosh so informative - you are just a whizz!


  13. Wow, an absolutely stunning creation! A wonderful piece of art :)
    Thanks a lot for joining us at Challenge up your life!

  14. Oh what a wonderful and elegant card
    Thanks for your participation in the Digital Tuesday Challenge...
    xxx Anne-Marije


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