Tuesday, 6 March 2012

Cuttlebug Spot Challenge - Mother's Day with Stitching

We have a brand new Cuttlebug Spot Challenge starting today....and the theme is:

'Mother's Day with Stitching'
(Real or faux)

I love faux stitching...especially when I've distressed the edges of the papers I'm using...as it makes them kind of look like fabric. To get it to look as 'real' as possible, I use a little tool (my beloved CutterBee Bug) to pierce holes in the papers, before I draw on the 'stitching', with either a white or a black gel pen. I've used a Lili of the Valley image on my card....he's called 'Teddy - Big Bouquet'...for obvious reasons! I coloured him using watercolour pencils, to match the floral BasicGrey 'Hello Luscious' papers I've used. I embossed the plainest paper using my Cuttlebug 'Kassie's Brocade' folder, and cut a couple of flowers from some scraps of the papers using my 'Tattered Florals' die. The sentiment stamp is from the 'Sentiments' set by Hero Arts, and the sparkly brad is by American Crafts.

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


Shell Shearer Swinscoe said...

Great card, love the image & the colours are fab!

Thank you for sharing with us at CES Challenge this week, good luck!
Hugs Shell xx

Rica said...

This is adorable Helen, your luscious is stunning (I feel I should rename that)and you distressing is perfect. Your image is adorable and beautifully colour.

Thanks so much for joining us Basic Grey challenge
Heather xx

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Trimgym said...

Great project, thank you for joining us at CRAFT Challenge this week and good luck! Don't forget to check back with us again on Thursday for our new challenge and to check if you have won or made our Top3.
Jo and Tigerlover.

Melly said...

Aww this is just lovely!
I adore all the detail and beautifully coloured image!
Thanks for joining in the Mother's Day/Female themed Challenge at Dream Valley
Hugs Melly xx

Krafty Kows said...

Pretty card and such a cute image. Thank you for joining us at C.R.A.F.T. this week. Jeanette

paperfun said...

Such a sweet card. I love the colors that you chose. Very lovely.

Thanks for joining us at Craft Your Days Away.


Paddington fan said...

Really pretty card, love the teddy image and your lovely papers!! Thanks for joining our Mother's Day challenge over at CRAFT this week, hope you will join us again soon! Love Jacky CRAFT DT

Tracy said...

Gorgeous creation, thanks for joining Oldie But A Goodie challenge, good luck.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Kathleen said...

Fab card, the perfect image and colours to make a wonderful mothers day card!
Thanks for joining us at Dream Valley
Kat xx

Debs said...

Adorable card Helen
Love this LOTV image and your embossed panel is gorgeous.
Thanks for sharing with us at AOBG this time and good luck.
Debs xx

Sarahshandmadecardsx said...

A gorgeous card. A great image and I love the colours you have used.

Thanks for joining us this fortnight in our Mothers Day challenge at Craft your Days Away.

Hugs Sarahx

Francesca said...

Gorgeous creation
Thanks for joining us for our mum's the word challenge over at Oldie but a goodie this fortnight and good luck!


paperfun said...

Super cute! Awesome coloring.

Thanks for joining us at Craft Your Days Away.