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Monday, 1 November 2010

Crafty Cardmakers # 33

For our latest challenge at Crafty Cardmakers we are challenged to use stitching, either real or fake on our card.

I have done some real stitching on my card. The main starting point was the 'Grandma' panel which I have recycled from a shop bought card. The stitching was already on the panel and it is a very pretty starting point. I just matted it onto a darker purple card to provide contrast and this panel is attached with 3d foam for depth.

The pre glittered backing paper is Papermania Henbury Lane and I stitched 2 of the matching felt butterflies together and stitched them onto the card. The detail is so fine on these that it is very difficult to stick them to a card without glue showing so this was an ideal way of avoiding that issue. By folding the top layer wings it shows off the 2 colours of butterfly really well. I pricked a few trails onto the card and stitched using the metallic thread, adding a few gems for bling.

It is very easy to add stitching to your card, especially if it is with a pen so I hope we will see plenty of entries into this challenge. We are being sponsored this week by Joanna Sheen so if you would like a chance to win a prize so get those needles or pens out and get stitching !

I have entered this card into the following challenges:-


Josephine said...

A fabulously pretty card - and beautiful stitching too.

Jane said...

Hi Mandy...I love this paper collection too! This is beautiful...haven't been brave to try faux stitching yet but this is gorgeous!!! xx

Melly said...

Love it Mandy!
I adore these papers as well!
The stitching is just amazing!
Hugs Melly xxx

Jack said...

Fabulous card. What a great idea recycling that sentiment. As for the butterfly - it's absolutely gorgeous. xx

Lin said...

Mandy I love the way you have that gorgeous little panel in the corner still showing off the beauty of the background paper too.

That butterfly is amazing. It's the sort of card one would put on the mantle and hate having to send out to someone else, cos it's too pretty to part with!

Lin xx

Cor* said...

What a great idea.....recycling that little Grandma tag and your stitching behind the butterfly is PERFECT!

Eiglas said...

Oh how pretty and elegant is this?
Lovely lovely card Mandy and your Gran will treasure it! Anyone would!

Vicky McClean said...

WOW Mandy, i just love your card, where did you get those stunning flt butterflies from? gorgeous, love vick xxxx

Vixykins said...

Wow Mandy this is so pretty! Stunning design hunny x

Sammibug said...

Gorgeous. And you can never ever go wrong with purple! Thanks for sharing your creation with us at Craft Your Passion in our "anything goes" challenge.

Anonymous said...

wow, that butterfly is flying off the card! and the stitching? Nice! love this color too)

Nikki said...

That is one stunning butterfly and I'm sure your grandma will love the card :)
Thanks for Playing Incy Wincy this Week
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Anonymous said...

Such a pretty card, Mandy! I love the Grandma panel - great recycling choice! I love the stitching from the butterfly too x

Paddington fan said...

Beautiful card and fab stitching! Thanks for joining us at Lexi’s Creations this time for our ‘Anything goes’ challenge and good luck, love Jacky x