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Monday, 1 November 2010

Crafty Cardmakers 33 - Stitching.

Good afternoon girls and I hope it is a lovely day where you are. It's beautiful here today again. Yesterday was lovely too and as we went down to Glasgow to the SECC for the craft show it was so nice to be in the sun when the sun came up. My friend and I got the bus at 6.30am but some of the ladies on our bus left a lot earlier! I was glad to leave my jacket in the bus as it always gets warm as you go round the hall. I have some lovely new stash to play with but first I had to get this card done. Yes of course it should have been done and scheduled a few days ago but between problems finding some of my Halloween stuff to make cards for the grandkids, another DT card to make and no Internet on Friday evening it didn't get done!!

But here it is now. I have to admit it was a very quick card so I hope you like it. Over at Crafty Cardmakers we'd like to see some stitching on your card or project. We don't mind if it's real or faux stitching. I didn't really have a choice, for speed it had to be faux!

I used :-
Image :- Cute square (trimmed to rectangle shape) from LOTV.
DP :- MME Wonderful Winter.
Sentiment :- Craftwork Cards.
Snowflakes :- Martha Stewart punch.
Swirls :- Cottage Cutz.
Faux stitching with American Crafts precision pen.
Glamour Dust, Sakura glitter gel pen, Poppy Promarker, glue pen.

As I said this was a really quick card. It had to be and it's surprising how quick you can be when you have to be. I just hope Vix isn't too mad with me! I used a red base card to give a nice border round my first layer of DP. I love these cute images from LOTV and being pre-coloured they save a lot of time. I added some glitter to the image and round the sentiment for a bit of glitz. Some glue on the swirls and snowflakes, some Glamour Dust and you're sorted.

I'm going to enter some challenges with this card :-
Sketch and Stash :- Sketch.
Totally Papercrafts :- Bling it On.
ABC :-G is for Glitter.
A Spoon Full of Sugar :- Let's get Punchy.
Papertake Weekly :- Sparkly and Bright.
Creative Card Crew :- Let's Punch It.
Simon Says Stamp challenge :- Punch Em.
Pile it On :- Beary Good Friends.

Well that's me girls, just in time to schedule this post. Hope you can join us in our stitching challenge. If you haven't been over to Crafty Cardmakers challenge blog do take a minute to pop over and see what my talented teamies have made to inspire you, you won't be disappointed. While you're there check out last weeks challenge, you still have till Sunday to enter and if you like using digis it's ideal for you.

If you have time to tell me what you think of my card I'd love to read what you think. Feedback is always good. Now I'm off to have my lunch and check out my new stash.

Thanks for looking.


  1. What a lovely little card, i can't tell it was a quickie!

  2. What a lovely, pretty card !! great paper you used !
    greetings, martina

  3. Another wonderful card Kat. Such a cute bear and I "need" those papers!!
    Clare x

  4. It's a lovely card Kat, a real traditional feel to it.

    B x

  5. Gorgeous card! The colours work so well - the red accents really bring it to life.

  6. great card and super cute image,thank you for joining us at sketch and stash


  7. Oh Kat this is fab!
    I would never have thought it was a wee quick card! The image is so cute against your papers and all those added bits!

    I'm so jealous, you got to the SECC and I never this year boo hoo! Although you must have been exhausted!
    Where is the pics of all your goodies?? I just gotta see what you treated your self too hee!
    Hugs Melly xxx

  8. Gorgeous card... cute image

    Thanks for joining us at Sketch & Stash this time

    xx Lizzy xx :)

  9. Lovely quickie card Kat. Didn't catch one glimpse of you yesterday. Spoke to a couplke of your bus companions tho. Mines still all lying on my desk, really shattered from my weekend but so much fun. nnalorac.xx

  10. gorgeous card Kat :-) the image is very cute and the papers and sparkle are perfect :-)

    thanks for joining us on the Papertake Weekly and Sketch and Stash Challenges :-)
    Lols x x x

  11. I love this card. It's just absolutely perfect!

  12. this is so sweet kat....got some of these from LOTV....great for last minute christmas cards...hugs kath xxx

  13. Gorgeous card Kat, love the sweet bear.

  14. How could anyone be mad at you for such a cute card - those bears are soooooo cute.xx

  15. Fabulous card, lots of bling bling! Thanks for joining in our challenge this week over at Totally Papercrafts, good luck! Heidi xx

  16. Kat your little bear is so beautifully coloured and that background paper is just fabulous.

    How could anyone be mad at you when you have created such a beautiful card is beyond me, lol

    Lin xx

  17. Oh sweetie this is a FAB card!!! very very beautiful!!!!!!!
    Thanks for stopping by the blog today.. I miss your artwork as I am like you and don't get to blog hop that much..
    hoping all is well

  18. so very cute! Loving the little swirls! Hugs Juls

  19. oh my goodness ,,, am back again ,,, I missed the TPC and Simon Says Stamp Challenges too :-)

    Lols x x

  20. These little squares are so adorable and make quick cards. I love the paper and layout.
    Thanks for playing along with creative card crew,
    hugs cherie

  21. This is absolutely stunning Kat, wowzers!

  22. It is a gorgeous image and our card does it justice. You would never have known it was a quick card as you have still embellished it really well.

    I have been to the NEC for the Hobbycrafts show today and got a few new goodies to play with too :)

  23. wonderful card. loooooooooove it all.

    thanks for playing with us at Pile it on

    my little scrappingcorner
    DT pile it on

  24. this is so amazing... I love that the image came already colored... cool!!!! Thanks for playing with us at Pile It On! challenge. Hope to see you playing again with us really really soon!

    -- dalis
    PIO Owner


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