Sunday, 8 December 2013

One Stitch at a Time Challenge 193

This week at One Stitch at a Time, the challenge is 'Seeing Red' - that's it. We want something with red in it. Simple!

Our sponsor is

who are offering the winner three Promarkers! And you can never have too many of those ...

This week, I chose an image from Hope Jacare called Holly which is available from the Stitchy Bear shop - see the sidebar for a link.

I cut the image and mat using my Nestibilities, and coloured with Promarkers. The fancy die cut is from Sizzix. I recently treated myself to a few bits from their sale, and this was one of them. Unfortunately, it's a Sizzlits style die - which means it's got foam backing. Despite having a Sizzix die cutter (Big Shot Pro), I don't have a lot of luck with these dies, and this was no exception. It took multiple passes to cut, and the problem with that foam backing is that it seems to stretch the card, so it's not possible to get the cut lines lined up exactly for multiple passes. I've found something that works, but it's more effort than it should be. I finished with some sticky gems that I coloured with Promarkers, and the paper is from my collection - a pad I bought a couple of years ago, I think.

I hope you can join us this week.

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

LEJ Designs where the theme is 'Christmas is Coming',
Papertake Weekly where anything goes,
Sweet Stamps where the theme is 'Red and Green',
Crafty Girls where anything goes,
C.R.A.F.T. where the theme is 'Christmas',
Digi Haven where the theme is 'Christmas',
Patti's Creations where the theme is 'Christmas',
Sister Act where anything goes,
A Gem of a Challenge where anything goes,


Hazel said...

That die must be a pain, I hate them like that does look good, so worth it in the end. The backing paper works perfectly with this design too. Hazel x

Mimi said...

Gorgeous Josephine, a really bold card with the vivid die cut and the gems which set the digi off so perfectly :) :) :) love it. Hugs Jane xxxxx

Ingrid Mason said...

Oh how disappointing that such a pretty die is so challenging to use but you have succeeded so well Josephine. Little Miss Holly looks gorgeous in her red frame and I love the pretty but unfussy backing paper which makes your beautiful work really stand out. Love Ingrid xx

CraftyGirl said...

She is so cute. I just love her skirt made from holly leaves.


Your Sister OSAAT DT

Roxie said...

I like the holly leaves skirt, cut image! Thanks for playing along with SweetStamps this week.

Erin Stephenson said...

Love the dies! Hugs, Erin DT teamie!

PinkyLisasInkyCrafts said...

Thank you so much for joining in this weeks challenge over on the LEJ Designs Challenge Blog, challenge No. 82 - Christmas is Coming.

Wow a brilliant modern card. Great image and I adore her skirt of holly leaves :-)
Great shapes and paper.

I hope you will visit us again and join in more of our future challenges. Things are changing in the new year, so keep your eyes open for details.

<3 & Hugs
Lisa xxxx LEJ DT Organiser

Judith Culham Elsdon said...

Wow what a fantastic project and thank you for joining the Crafty Girls Challenge xx

Lynn (aka Lynnpenguin) said...

What a lovely creation Josephine !! I love the colours your used and the polka dot background.

Lynn, OSAAT DT Sister

Sandi said...

Thanks for playing in our "Christmas Card" Challenge #81!
Sandi ♥
DT Coordinator for Pattie's Creations Challenge!
and Pattie's shop
Home of Pattieboop and Allie!

Sharon Caudle said...

Fabulous project!! Thank you so much for sharing your wonderful talents with us at Papertake Weekly and hope you join us again soon!
hugs, Sharon

Trimgym said...

Lovely card, thank you for joining us this week. Don’t forget our DT Call, it would be great to see you there.

Jo and the CRAFT Team

Helen said...

Great card and I love the image you've used.

Thanks for joining us at the Crafty Girls Challenge.

Helen x

Donna K said...

Thank you for joining us at with your adorable Red & Green card! I hope you'll come by this week for our Simple Christmas challenge! Happy Christmas! ~Donna K

verybellemakes said...

Great image, beautifully framed!

Victoria (OSAAT teamie)

Margaret said...

She's stunning! Love your card design and that die is fabulous! Maggie - OSAAT DT Teamie


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