Saturday, 16 April 2011

Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge - Stitching

This week it's Beate's turn to set the theme of the Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge, and she has chosen:

'Stitching'
(Real or faux)

Faux stitching is something I love to do on my cards, especially if I've distressed the edges of the papers, as I always thinks it makes them look kind of like fabric. I use a CutterBee Bug to pierce holes in the papers to make the stitching look more realistic, before drawing on the stitches with a white gel pen. The image I've used on this card is called 'Amelie Bunnykins' by Toodles & Binks, which I coloured using watercolour pencils, then cut out using my circle and scalloped circle Nesties (available here at the Secret Crafter). The papers and tag are all from the 'Hippity Hoppity' scrapbook pad by We R Memory Keepers.


I'm also entering this card into the following challenges:
For more inspiration from my lovely DT buddies, please visit the Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge.


25 comments:

downrightcrafty said...

love the distressed edging with the stitching it really gives it the worn look that I adore
have a great weekend
Kate x

Curlybear said...

Isn't this the Happiest Bunny you ever did see, I love how you do your distressing I can never get mine that perfect,

have a lovely Saturday,
Hugs Bridget :0) x

Squirrel x said...

Hunny, you are the queen of distressing! This is fab, love your faux stitching and the little bunny is so adorable. Gorgeous. Sxx

Secret Crafter said...

Love this card, that image is so cute. Love the distressed look with the stitching. Hugs, Wendy x

Jane (Carroll's Creations) said...

Very cute - your distressing works so well

Hugs Jane x

Kathy said...

Cute card! Thanks for joining in with The Daring Cardmakers' "Spring Fling" challenge this week

Vicky said...

Such a cutie Helen and fun colours too hun...I love it!

have a lovely weekend..hugs Vicky xx

Riet said...

So gorgeous card Helen,I love the image and your papers.

Hugs Riet.xx

jennie'g' said...

this is soo gorgeous just got into stitching myself love how you have done yours jenniexx

heidy said...

What a lovely easter card,love the faux stitching!
Thanks for joining fab'n'funky this week
Heidy

McCrafty's Cards said...

Gorgeous card, Thank you for joining in with us this week at C.R.A.F.T Challenge, good luck.
Kevin xx

Andie's Space said...

Hi Helen,
This lil' bunny is too cute! The whole card is just perfect for Spring/Easter. I love the gorgeous colours & the faux stitching is fab. Have a great weekend.
Big Hugs,
Andie xx

Rony said...

This is so cute!I love it!

Thanks for joining us on The Crazy Challenge this week!

Lynda said...

A lovely card and that image is so cute - thanks for joining in with Daring Cardmakers.

Lynda xxx

NGCARDS said...

A gorgeous Easter Project hun! Thanks for joining in with our Easter Challenge over at Creative Wednesday's Inspirations Challenge Blog! xxx

deesdesigns said...

Lovely Easter card - love the image! Just perfect for our "Spot On" challenge this week at My Time To Craft".

WeirdCat said...

Very pretty, lovely papers, thank you for joining us at The Crazy Challenge this week
Ruth x

sharon said...

What a fabulous Easter card. Thanks for sharing it at CRAFT challenge. Sharon x

Aunty Sue said...

lovely easter card and thanks for sharing with Creative inspirations wednesday challenge blog

Ginny said...

gorgeous, thanks for joining us at FnF :)

Zuzana Obert said...

Sweet card Helen! Thank you for playing along with DCM.

Zuzana x x

Lesley said...

Cute card, I love the colours and the bunny! Thanks for taking part in the MTTC challenge xx

Helen Dooley said...

LOVE THIS!!! way too adorable! Thanks for playing along on For Fun.

Dragonlady said...

Hi Helen

So love your stitching (as you know!), great card. Thanks for playing at DCD.

Hugs from Ali & the Dream Team

Evgenia said...

I really love your card! love those pastel colors! Thank you for playing with us at Die Cut Dreams! Warm wishes from South Africa!