Friday, November 4, 2011

Totally PaperCrafts Stitching Fun

Good Friday morning to you.  I have a new announcement.  I have been invited to join the Totally Papercrafts Challenge!  Isn't that exciting.  I love this group of talented, witty crafters and their challenges are so versatile.  They don't have a particular product to sell, they just love to craft with paper.  Now that is right up my alley for sure!  They do promote their sponsors and offer fabby prizes each week.  Come on and click here, pop over and check out the goodies posted to inspire you.  It is a real treat, I promise you.  This week the Challenge is "Stitching", faux or real.  Come on you know you can sew with a pen if not a pencil.

I chose to use real stitching for mine.  I poked the holes in my card using a Easy Stitches Grid from Paper Pizazz.  Then I used some #5 DMC embroidery floss, sat down to watch TV and sewed little x stitches all around.  I took the opportunity to pull out my Trendy Trees SU stamps and just played around.  I purposely had the "leaves" not line up exactly with the branches for some interest.  I have tried it with them perfectly aligned, but I wanted this to look a bit primitive with the stitches.  The dots on the ground representing fallen leaves were made with my Copics and I roughly drew a few blades of grass with my Copic too.  They are cut out with the Scalloped Rectangle Nestability.  I punched a cloud stamped hello using a SU Pendant Park stamp and distressed the edges.  Popped on 3 "sewed" buttons and a polka dot ribbon and bow.  The green and blue papers are from my stash but the red leaf paper is from DCWV The Green Stack of 70% Recycled Paper.  The card base is SU Chocolate and the white is GP.  

I have to admit that it was so much fun to play with my rubber stamps again.  I have been using digi's for the past year and forgot how much fun stamping with all different colors on a plain white paper can be.
Our Sponsor this week is

" At Die cut Dreams we sell designer die cuts many are my own design and matting, layering die cut shapes for stamping.
A range of chipboard albums, plaques and hangers all in kit form, all in lots of colour choices.
We also stock a selection of quality make charms, brads & gems plus lots of other crafting needs at very reasonable prices"

The prize on offer is a fabulous selection of 20 silver Tibetan charms

(Designs may vary from the photograph)

Challenges I am entering this card in are:

Stampavie and More - anything Goes
Dream Valley - anything goes
Papertake Weekly - anything goes
Ooh la La - stitching
Pollycraft - anything goes
CraftyCatz - anything Goes


  1. Congratulations Linda! You go girl!
    Love you card and the sweet stitching!

  2. beautiful card - welcome to the team have a fab weeeknd x

  3. Gorgeous card Linda, love the sutumnal feel to it.
    Welcome aboard to the slightly mad gang!!
    Have a fab weekend,
    Cathy xx

  4. Welcome to the team, Linda.
    Gorgeous card - love the stamping and the copic dots look amazing.

    By the way - my dog does not drive - but if you look at my blog you will see she does have her own car!!! :-)
    Caroline xxx

  5. Hi Linda
    Welcome to the madhouse sweetie:)
    Love your card, fab stitching and a steady hand for all those little dots. Well done
    Anne x

  6. Yaaaaaaaahhhhhhhhh she is on the team!...fab you are here hun..fabby card - great colours

  7. Linda this is gorgeous, beautiful colours, I love that spooty ribbon, its fabulous to have you as a part of the team. Joey xx

  8. Hi Linda, Congrats on the DT positon at TPC,look forward to working with you...

    Your card is absolutely beautiful, love the colours and fab stitching...enjoy the weekend.
    Wendy xx

  9. Gorgeous card Linda :-)fabulous stamping ! lovely colours and I love the sewing and embellies ,, lovely ! :-)

    Welcome to the team :-) I am sure you will have fun with us :-)

    Lols x x x

  10. Welcome Friend!!!
    I am lovin' that green gingham paper!! I haven't seen this stamp before...where are you hiding it??? Fabulous! Were you stitching and watching "Vampire Diaries"? I bet you were. Beautiful Fall card Linda. ~jeni :)

  11. Hi Linda
    A fabulous card thankyou for joining us this week at CraftyCatz
    Hugs Dianne xx

  12. Hi Linda
    a very warm welcome tis lovely to have you join us, fabulous card, n real stitching, put me to shame why don't you, oh well naughty corner for me!! lol sue,x

  13. Hola, Linda, gracias por tu comentario, muchísima suerte en tus desafios.
    Tus trabajos son adorables y creativos, me encantan, haces unos detalles preciosos.

  14. Love your card, so cute, thanks for sharing it with us at CraftyCatz this week.xx

  15. Fabulous! Thanks for playing along with us at OLL this time. Hugs x

  16. Awesome card Linda and fab proper stitching. Love the homely feel of this.

    So pleased you made it to our DT , welcome aboard - you rocked your first week and really done us proud. Can't wait to see more of your fabulous work.

    Mel X

  17. CONGRATS on the design team gig! Your card is "SEW" darn nice. It does remind me of the primative style, I love that!


  18. Totally fabulous card Linda, the images, colours and stitching look super.
    Lorraine x

  19. Beautiful card Linda! I'm loving the stitching, it gives your card that personal touch :)

  20. Great card Linda! I love the image and the stitching. Great colours too.

    Thanks for playing along with us at Papertake Weekly this week and good luck! xx

  21. Well done on your new DT spot. Fab card - thanks for joining us at Pollycraft this week, Sheena xx

  22. I love all the bright colors on your card! Thanks for joining us at Dream Valley!

  23. I thought I left a comment on this but now I don't see it. I must have gotten side tracked.

    Congrats on your new DT position! I can't wait to see your projects.

    This card is lovely. I really like the mix of colors.

  24. Congrats on the DT and thnak you for joining us at SAM.

    Hugs, Kiki

  25. Wow I love this, particularly all the different coloured stamps and the lovely scene you have made with them. Congrats on your DT position, I am sure they are lucky to have you.

    Thanks for joining us at Dream Valley this time.



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