Wednesday, 7 September 2011

Tiffany Doodles Stitching Challenge

It's the 7th of the month and that means a new challenge at Tiffany Doodles.  This month the challenge is one of my favourite techniques:  it is stitching, real, faux, hand or machine.  There's a $10 voucher to Tiffany Doodles Store for the winner, so make sure you get an entry in!

I used the gorgeously opulent Succulent Flower for my card, printing it out 4 times (some of the prints were cropped so as not to waste ink and card), colouring with Copics, cutting and decoupaging.  The colouring could not be simpler, I used 3 shades of RV:  10, 23 and 34.  I had only a few scraps left of a Basic Grey pad called Green at Heart so I went slightly mad and patchworked a background for my image by glueing it onto a grid then stitching a zig-zag over the seams.  The sentiment is from Pink Petticoat, I added a couple of rhinestones beside it and a tiny one as a dewdrop on the flower.    More stitching, MS string punch used on the corners.  Hope you like my stitching card:).

I'm entering it for the following challenges:
Cupcake Craft - patchwork quilt
Stamp Something - digi
365 Cards - 6 different patterned papers - I counted and I did!
Card Cupids - stitching
One Stitch at a Time - use a digi

Day 2 of the building work saw the final digging out of the chalk under the sitting room floor, levelling off and adding of sand, then the damproof membrane.  Today it's loads and loads of concrete.  Here's the foreman inspecting progress:


  1. Fab card Anne. The patchwork paper looks fab but must have taken you an age to do!

    Thanks for all your encouragement on my blog, it means a lot.


    Jo xx

  2. Gorgeous card, that stamp is so pretty! I love the wavy stitching around the edges, and the contrating colours, fabulous!

  3. Such a fun and beautiful card you haev made! Just love the colours and pretty details! Thanks for joining us at The Cupcake Craft Challenge this week! Good Luck! Hugs and sunshine!/Sari

  4. Hi Anne, love the pretty card you have made today and the wavy stitching is fab. Love your dog inspecting the hole. Hugs x ChrisB

  5. Thank you so much for playing our challenge this week at OSAAT. Good luck.
    Hugs Nataliya.

  6. Wow that flower looks gorgeous and the stitched border is awesome :)
    That looks like some serious groundwork taking place...yikes!
    Jenny x

  7. Great card, thanks for joining us at OSAAT this week.

    Hugs Wenda

  8. Great work and a lovely patchwork element. Thanks for joining us at CCC.

    Liza x

  9. What a stunning flower! Love this card. Thank you for joining us at OSAAT. Good luck./ Hugs


  10. Fabulous flower.. such a lovely card... love all the pattern papers


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