Sunday, 26 January 2014

One Stitch at a Time Challenge 197

This week and One Stitch at a Time, we're challenging you to limit your colours: we want white plus one!

Our sponsor this time is

I got to choose from the huge range of images from Hope Jacare this week, and with the theme, I decided to get ahead and do an anniversary card for my husband.

Isn't that a fun image? It's called Love Overflowing, and it's available from the Stitchy Bear outlet - there's a link in my sidebar. I backed the image with a mosaic of die cut squares. Interestingly, since I was using four different cards from four different sources, the squares are slightly different in size. I don't know if it's because some cards emboss a little more deeply or if it's due to some squashing factor for the card, but it was quite noticeable as I put the grid together. I did wonder if it was that my squares weren't quite square, but doing a 90 degree turn didn't help, so it's not that.

I finished with some more die cuts - hearts this time. All dies are Spellbinders, and I coloured the image with Promarkers in various reds.

I hope you can join us this week.

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

Victorine Originals where the theme is valentines/love,
Cards for Guys where they want monochrome (card is for my husband),
2 Creative Chicks where anything goes,
Country View where they want monochrome,
Crafter's Companion where they want hearts,
Crafts and Me where they want us to use a heart,
Digi Galore where the theme is 'monochrome',
Sister Act where anything goes,
Challenges and Candies where they want monochrome,
Crafty Catz where they want monochrome


Lynn (aka Lynnpenguin) said...

Oh Josephine...I just love this's stunning. That image is just darling too. It certainly pops. I love the piecing you did of those must have taken some time to create it. WOW.

Lynn, your OSAAT DT Sister


Beautiful card Josephine fabulous colour's and design thank you for joining us this week at Crafty Catz
Hugs Dianne xx DT

CraftyGirl said...

Your card is lovely with the hearts going down the side. Sorry I have not commented on your blog lately, been out of my mind busy. Have a great day!!


Your Sister OSAAT DT

Mimi said...

Fabulous Josephine, so much attention to detail, especially your creativity with the background have made this a very special creation. As Lynn said, it must have taken you ages but it is well worth the effort - great outcome. It amazes me when folks put so much detail into a card and yet still manage to keep the digi as the main focus but you certainly succeeded here, well done hun :) :) :) :) big hugs Jane xxxx

Ingrid Mason said...

Wow Josephine, as I first saw this card I thought that you had stitched the beautiful background as a quilt's very beautiful and the appliqué hearts add to the love that you have put into this gorgeous card. This is such a beautiful card and I'm sure that your husband will appreciate it come your wedding anniversary Love Ingrid xx

Unknown said...

Gorgeous card, love the hearts .perfect for any anniversary
Hugs katie your osaat sister x

Hazel said...

It's beautiful and I love those hearts down the side - Spellbinders, hmm, might have to check those out! Hazel x

Cazro said...

Oh so romantic, wonderful hearts, a truly beautiful card. Thanks for sharing with us at Cardz for Guyz. Caz

Beebeebabs said...

Very nice card!!!

Scrapcat 1 said...

What a fabulous anniversary card, love the paper piecing in the background must have taken a while to put together

Janice said...

Stunning card, love the hearts. Thanks for sharing at Cardz4Guys!

JayBe said...

A gorgeous design and great stamp - perfect for our challenge at Cardz 4 Guys. Thanx, for sharing with us this week.
Hugz, Jan (DT) xx

Kimbo said...

Brilliant card for a male anniversary. hanks for playing along at Cardz 4 Guyz this week x

Debbie Adams said...

What a great card for your hubby. I know he will like it; and wishing you a Happy Anniversary. :D I like the image you chose from the store so great for Valentine's Day too.

Pam said...

Very pretty card!
Thanks for linking up over at 2 Creative Chicks

Have a creative day.
♥ Scrap N Sew Granny ♥
♥ Pam's Stitched With Love ♥

Naomi Johnson said...

Love card. Thank you so much for sharing it with us this week at Crafty Catz. Naomi x

Claire Phillips said...

Lovely card Josephine...may need to dig that i,age out for hubby's valentine this year. Cheers Claire x

Stacey said...

Great card I'm sure your husband will love it. Thanks for joining us over at Digi Galore xxStaceySxx

DistinctiveLMNts said...

I love the use of reds for your monchrome card, and what a lovely card. Thanks for sharing at Digi Galore.

Keti's Projects said...

Lovely Valentine's card.
Thanks for playing with us at Izazovi i sladkiši this week.

Hugs, Keti (DT)

Margaret said...

What a wonderful card. I love the image and the layout. Beautiful. Maggie - OSAAT Teamie

Brenda Brown said...

Love the hearts design, a great card. Thanks for sharing it at Country View Crafts Monochromatic Challenge xx

Nana said...

Beautiful. Thanks for linking up over at 2 Creative Chicks

Have a creative day.
♥ My Crafting Channel ♥
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♥ 2 Creative Chicks ♥
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Trish a.k.a stampi said...

oh what a fun Valentine card.. so cute. Thank you for joining us at Digi Galore.


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