Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Simon Says ,,,,,,, A Stitch in Time ,,,

Thank's to all of you who entered our Lavender and Lace Challenge last week, it was an unusual colour combo but so effective ,, all of your entries were fantastic !!

This week our challenge is "A Stitch in Time" so we would love to see stitching on your projects this week, real or faux !

As always, you can win this fabulous $50 voucher from the lovely Heidi at Simon Says Stamp !!

This week we are joined by our Special Guest in the Spotlight NADINE !

If you haven't visited Nadine's blog you are in for a treat !! Gorgeous creations !! :-)

For my card I used my new Tim Holtz ( TH) Haberdashery set,,, LOVE IT !! I started with a base kraft card and used red card for layering. The paper is from a TH Vintage Shabby paper pack, I inked all the edges with Vintage photo and tea Dye inks. I used a EK Success Binding Edge border punch then distressed using a Paper Distresser and sewed around the edges on my machine. I used various stamps from the set, the mannequin, needle book ( which I actually made into a needle book, and a spool, all these were coloured with distress ink. The flower is made using a TH Tattered Florals die, grungepaper and coloured with Barn Door ink, I stuck a few pins in the top of that but they’re not very visible ! I also used a piece of TH Ruler Ribbon and a few Vintage buttons to finish.

Inside the needle book :-)

Thanks for looking :-) Nadine and the DT have made some fabulous creations for your inspiration so hop on over to the Simon Says Stamp Challenge to see them Smile

Challenges :

A Spoonful of Sugar ,,,,, Sewing

Anything Goes ,,,, the letter ‘D’ ,, (Distressing)

Craft Your Days Away,,,, Vintage

Sweet Stampin’ Use something not usually used on cards ,, sewing needles.


cheryl said...

oh wow hun love love this ,its amazing,such detail super design too hugs cheryl xx

Heather said...

Oh Lols, I love the stunning colours and so many fabulous details to look at, your flower is beautiful and I love that unusual stitch !!
Heather xx

Mrs.B said...

Great card, love the colour and all the details. Great idea with the needle book.
Avril x

Mephisto said...

WOW, really fab work hun!


America said...

WHAT FUN DETAILING!!! Great combo of detailed elements for a lovely collage look!

Cathy said...

Gorgeous Lols, great vintagey look and fab deets.
Cathy xx

Melissa Bove said...

Gorgeous Lols!! So vintage and beautiful!!


Sue said...

Hi hun
oh very clever card, luv all the detail on it, fab little needle holder, great stitching, sue,x

Lorraine said...

OOH, I totally LOVE your card! Gorgeous! Loving all of the details.

Doreen said...

What a gorgeous card,love all the details.Thanks for sharing this with us at

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Just gorgeous work, Lols! I love the vintage feel to it and the double stitching mixed with the distressed edges. Beautifully put together yet you make it look SEW easy! ;)

Simon Says Stamp!

Basslady said...

a fantastic idea!

love the sewing-images and the idea with the needles!

something really worth to remember!

GREAT job!!!

hugs and kisses from germany,
silvi xoxo

Fiona said...

this is perfect Lorraine, love the whole look of this card!! Thanks for joining us at Sweet Stampin this week.


shaz earl said...

Fabulous card, thank you for joining us at CYDA this time, hope you will join us again good luck xx

Anonymous said...

Fabby card hunny love the grungy feel to your card! :0)

Zoe said...

Fab card, love all the different bits and pieces, right up my street! Thanks for playing along at Sweet Stampin this week, hugs x

thekolbes said...

WOW your cards are amazing. I don't have a blog so can't link to win........:(
krazykcrafters at msn dot com

Antoinette said...

Super shabby chic...LOVE IT!!Thank you for joining us for the Anything Goes Challenge. Hope to see you again for our next challenge! Hugs Annie xXx

Shelley said...

I really love this. Thanks for joining in the vintage Craft Your Days Away Challenge. Hugs Shelley xx