Sunday, 28 April 2013

One Stitch at a Time Challenge 161

This week at One Stitch at a Time the challenge is to make a card for a mum. Of course, it's bit late for Mother's Day, but there are still a lot of mums out there who deserve cards!

As usual, we're sponsored by
Check the challenge blog for details.

This week, I worked with a gorgeous image from Delicious Doodles from a set called Floral Cap Nouveau. Sadly, my mum died a couple of years ago, and with Mother's Day over, I'm unlikely to be asked for a card that says 'Mum' on the front, so I've gone for making a birthday card for my sister (who's a mum.)

Now, this is what you call a bit of serendipity. Between requesting the image and getting it, I happened to go to a friend's house. She was selling off some cardmaking supplies, and I fell in love with a paper pad from Paper Pizazz which included this one. When I was looking for something to use with the image, it was an obvious match - the flowers are so similar, and with the swirling vines and leaves, it seemed perfect!

I cut the image using a Spellbinders die. I coloured with a mix of Promarkers and Flexmarkers, then stitched the pricked areas of the die cut. To finish, I've made some flowers. They're punched card, and the top layers have been punched from a printed sheet I had lying about - from a CD called Flower Power. To the centre of each flower, I've added some Stickles mixed with Perfect Pearl in red (as I only had clear and blue Stickles!) The leafy swirls were cut using a set of Spellbinders dies.

I hope you can join us this week.

I'd like to enter this card into the following challenges:

Artistic Impressions where they want a card for a lady,
Forever Friends where they want lots of flowers,
Stampin' for the Weekend where they want die cuts/punches,
Sassy Studios where they want something for a special lady,
Crafting by Designs where anything goes,
Nutcrafters where anything goes,
Creative Card Crew where they want hand-made flowers,


Hazel said...

You've made a beautiful card with this image - I love the nouveau letters. Hazel x

K8 said...

Amazing card, love your coloring. Its so perfect with the diecuts and the flower! Hugs Kate, thank´s for sharing at Artistic Inspirations

Love crafts forever said...

Oh this card is gorgeous, love your flowers.
Hugs Nat

Vicky F. AKA Crafting Vicky said...

This is stunning!!! Love the flowers you have added. The paper is awesome.

Susan Kennedy said...

Gorgeous! Love those flowers... and the image is beautiful! :)

Mimi said...

WOW stunning card Josephine, I just love how you have given the impression of everything intertwining. Big hugs Jane xx

Sharon said...

The flowers are just gorgeous! Fabulous card. Thanks for playing along with us at CBD. - Hugs, Sharon

Chriss America Real said...

Oh this is just so gorgeous! This is the kind of card I have to spend a lot of time with to get all the details and see how you put them together! Just lovely!



Jenn Bedient said...

What a pretty card! Love the image and your flowers and foliage. Thanks so much for sharing with us at Creative Card Crew and Stampin' for the Weekend. Hope you have a fabulous day!

- Jenn DT

Julia said...

Such a beautiful creation with great attention to detail. Thanks for joining us at Crafting By Designs. Good luck.

Paper Tails said...

Very pretty card! Thanks for joining us at Forever Friends.


Ruza Rebel said...

Gorgeous card! Thank you for joining our DTBST Challenge this week.
Ruza, SSD Designer

Debbie said...

Absolutely Fabulous, love the flowers and layout. Thanks for joining us at DTBST and good luck!


Mandy said...

Serendipity indeed, isn't it fab when the right materials combine and your card almost makes itself.

Love Mandy xxx


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