Thursday, 26 July 2012

Three Little Flowers

A quick post from me today...couldn't let the Less Is More 'Sewing' challenge pass me by...I love using stitching on my cards...although it's usually the 'faux' kind...I'm useless at sewing, and it's so much quicker to use a pen...but this time, I thought I'd challenge myself to do some actual hand stitching on a card. I started by using my CutterBee Bug to punch the holes for my stitching, then used a simple running stitch to make the stems for my flowers. I cut the flowers from some scraps of BasicGrey 'Marjolaine' paper using my Tim Holtz 'Tattered Florals' die, then stitched them on to their stems, adding a button in each of the centres. I cut some 'leaves' using a flower die from my Cuttlebug 'Olivia' alphabet...then snipped of the petals to make the little leaves.


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18 comments:

sue - bearhouse said...

Gorgeous card, the stitching looks so effective

Katina said...

Gorgeous card Helen. Love the colours and the modern CAS design.
xx

Zw@@n said...

Wow, I really LOVE this. So clean and simple. Perfect.
Love, Wilma

Lorraine said...

Really pretty flowers, lovely card.
Lorraine x

Kathleen (Kath) B. Hernandez said...

Pretty! Thanks for joining us at Kaboodle Doodles’ “What’s In” Challenge!

Kath
Blog: Creo by Lady Katutz
http://creobyladykatutz.blogspot.com/

Pia S said...

This is a great clean design! Love your choice of colors, the flowers are so decorative and look great against the kraft card base. Great stitching too!

Hanneke said...

Wow Helen, such simple elegance! Love the flowers and the color combo. Hugs, Hanneke

Sandra H said...

Wow Helen, This is so lovely and your stitching is brilliant, xx

Kat said...

Gorgeous card Helen, I love how you've stitched the stems.

Kat xx

sue - bearhouse said...

Hello Helen, it's me again just popping back to say thank you for taking part in the sketch n stash challenge

Sue

Samantha said...

Helen this is totally Gorgeous! and yay you came to play at Totally Gorjuss too! awesome to see you there! hugs me xx

Cheryl said...

Very pretty! Thanks for playing along with us at Kaboodle Doodles this week.

The-crafty-corner said...

Hello there-I really like your pretty card-its very simple but sooo effective-lovely ! :) x

Chrissie said...

This is really sweet Helen, I love the colour choices.
Thanks so much
Chrissie
"Less is More"

Wendy said...

This is gorgeous, love the design...Thanks for joining us at Fab'n'Funky this week.
Wendy xx

Shirley said...

I love the simple design of you card! Gorgeous!!! Thank you for joining us this week at Fab'n'Funky!

Jules said...

simply gorgeous

Zippy said...

Ooh fab card and great stitching! Xxx