Monday, August 29, 2016

Simon Says: It's A Stitch Up

Hi all and welcome to another week on the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge

Thank you for joining us for the Try To Contain Yourself Challenge and we hope you will all join us again this week too.

This week the challenge is

It's A Stitch Up

We would like to see a 'sewing' themed project this week. You can use either sewing themed stamps, dies etc or you could add real or faux stitching! Whatever you decide to use, we will be looking forward to seeing what you make!

I made a card using a Baby Blueprint Stamp Set and stitched the edges on my sewing machine ;-)

I started by blending Tumbled Glass, Cracked Pistachio and Peacock Feathers Distress inks over Watercolor Paper and then used a Tim Holtz Rings Stamp inked with Aquamarine Archival Ink of the top. After stamping the Baby Rattle with Jet Black Archival I added texture using a Faded Dots Stencil and White Embossing paste. 

I coloured the rattle with Distress Inks, fussy cut it out and shaped using an embossing tool

I decorated the inside to make it a bit extra special ;-)

So now it's YOUR turn, Happy Crafting

Do you use Instagram ?  If so please add  #sssmchallenge so we can see your entries there too

You have until Monday 8am Ohio time. 1pm UK time, 2 pm CET to join in

We also have a Kids Vacation Challenge running for the whole month of August, CLICK HERE to go directly to the challenge where you will find all of the details plus you will see what our Junior design Team created! 

Challenge Up Your Life    Baby
Sweet Stampin'   No Designer Papers
Paper Minutes    Sewing

Hope you all have a great week :-)
Happy Crafting
Luv Lols x x x


pearshapedcrafting said...

What a gorgeous tag! So many lovely ideas in this card! Love how you have sewn the panel on! Thanks for everything! Hugs, Chrisx

Marci said...

Lovely baby card. I love the color!

Zoey | Scrapsaurus said...

Lorraine, I always have such an hard time when they request me a baby card.
You definitely gave me INSPIRATION with this wonderful card. I have to save it for future reference! You combined mixed media and cardmakin in such a perfect way!


Xx zoey

Maura said...

Gorgeous baby card Lols! Love the colors, texture and the stitching!! hugs, Maura

Stephanie said...

Love the color and design! :D

Simon Says Stamp!

Theresa said...

loving your colourways. fab card xx

Kati said...

Wow - what a fantastic way of using this Motiv. I love the Details on your Card - thanks so much for showing it for paperminutes.

Words and Pictures said...

Such zingy baby blues - love the stitching detail and the rings stamp is perfect. Great to have the echoing panel inside. Fabulous card!
Alison x

AO Creations said...

Super cute!!! Thank you for joining us at Sweet Stampin, good luck!!! Amy DT

Barbara said...

Amazing card! love the colors, the background is stunning, the way you've used Tim's stamp is fabulous! As always a great card! Barbara


Such a fabulous card! I love the colours you used and that background has so much going's simply gorgeous. This is just perfect for our 'No NDP' challenge this week. Thank you for sharing and joining in with the fun at Sweet Stampin’ this week and good luck. Hugs Janine xx

Unknown said...

Your card is sooo beautiful! I love the soft baby blue and the stitches! Great card!

Thanks for joining us at Challenge up your life and good luck,


Catherine said...

This card is adorable, Lols! I love the simple texture in the background as it draws the eye right to that adorable rattle. So pretty!

Cathie ♥

Sammy said...

Oh, I LOVE this! Great card. Thank you for playing along at Sweet Stampin' this week. Sammy-x

Macarena said...

Wow! This is so cute! Lovely and heavenly blues give the card lightness and softiness. I love the textured background, it fits perfectly here. And... what a straight sewing! Hugs, Marzena

Anna-Karin said...

This is so sweet Lols! I love the colours, patterns and of course the stars. Beautiful inside too!

Kath Stewart said...

beautiful baby card the texture on the background and wow amazing dead straight stitching...hugs kath xxx

Emma Williams said...

Gorgeous baby card, Lols and I always love how you decorated the inside too...the textures are wonderful and I adore the colour palette and that pop of yellow on the bow! xxx

Meihsia Liu said...

This is such a beautiful card! Lols. I love the pretty colors and great texture. The stitching is fabulous. :)

Andrea Ockey Parr said...

I love how this card turned out! I love the sort-of-kind-of grungy-dot background and how it gives some modern flair to a traditional baby congrats card. This is fresh and interesting and I also love the bit of twine at the bottom.

Sandra said...

What an amazing card,Lols! Love the blue print and the stitching, and love the washi tape! Hugs, Sandra