Monday, May 4, 2015

Stitched with Love

Good Morning!  Today begins a new challenge on the Love to Scrap! Challenge Blog.  The theme for the next two weeks is: A Stitch In Time (use real or faux stitching on your project).  We have three fabulous sponsors:
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I made this card using an image from Angie's Digi Stamps; what could be more perfect for a stitching challenge than  a sweet little girl doing some hand sewing?  This will be my Mother's Day card for my mother.  She is a fabulous seamstress and taught me everything I know about sewing (unfortunately, I wasn't all that interested and I am not very good at it, but I can hold my own around a sewing machine).  She also taught me how to cross-stitch (which I am quite good at) and we used to do that a lot together when I was a teenager.  All that to say, that I think this card is perfect for her, specially the sentiment "Memories are Stitched Together with Love".  I even used a cute little heart button to tie in the "love" theme.
I used an actual sewing machine to stitch around the edges of all the layers and used a stitched rectangle die to cut out my image, so I've used both real and faux stitching.  Then I finished off the inside with the same papers and the stitched rectangle die.
Now it's your turn; we can't wait to see how you use stitching on your project.

Digi Sketch Challenge--button's & bows and a sketch
Craftin' Desert Divas--Mother's Day
Word Art Wednesday #180--anything goes
The Paper Shelter #201--Love is in the air
Crafty Ribbons #118--anything goes with ribbon
Creative Knockouts #87--complete the inside
Craft-Dee BowZ--anything goes with a handmade bow
Jo's Scrap Shack #86--Mother's Day

Stamps: Angie's Digi Stamps "Daisy May Sewing" digi; Clear Dollar Stamps digi sentiment (from a fundraiser they took part in several years ago); PTI "Tucked In: Mother" inside sentiment
Dies: MFT "Blueprints 13" stitched rectangle and Labels die (I think it is retired); I cut a little slit in the end so I could thread my ribbon through
The darker button is from Funky Hand and the others are all recycled off clothes my girls have outgrown


Aunty Sue said...

such a lovely card and image and what a fab sketch have a great day

teachdanz said...

what a sweet mother's day card :-) Thanks for linking it up with Craftin Desert Divas linky party!!
CDD dt

Jo Williams Independent Stampin' Up Demonstrator said...

Oh Heather this is a beautiful card!!! Lovely image and so beautifully colored and that sentiment inside is just so heartfelt! Thanks for linking up to our Mother's Day FFC!
♥ Jo's Scrap Shack ♥

Joanne said...

Very sweet card, such a cute image. You did a great job on the inside too, it looks great. Thanx so much for joining us for our challenge at Creative Knockouts. Joanne

Nannieflash said...

Gorgeous card love the image and the card design. Thanks for joining us at TPS. good luck with the challenge. hugs Shirleyxxxxx

Scrappy Scatty said...

How lovely is your card
Thank you for playing along this time at The Paper Shelter

Patty Sue 2 said...

What a charming mothers day card. I love this cute image and your sewing is beautiful. Thank you for joining us at THE PAPER SHELTER. Good luck with the challenge and please join us again!

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Very sweet thanks for playing at crafty ribbons. I have some candy on offer

Barbara Bruder said...

What a special mother's day card. Love the sentiment inside. Darling omage and pretty papers.Thanks for joining us at the Craft-Dee BowZ challenge this month. Good luck and join us again soon. Hugs, Barbara

Bridget said...

What a precious card! This image is so adorable and I love your embellishments.

I really need to try sewing on one of my paper projects. I do sew, but the two have never met!!

Thanks so much for playing at ~Jo's Scrap Shack~

Happy crafting,

Kellie 0:) said...

Gorgeous colouring and sweet card. TFS and joining us at Jo's for Funday Friday

Michelle said...

This is so beautiful - gorgeous colours and layout - hugs Michelle x

Lynsey said...

This is a wonderful card! Thanks for joining in with the Crafty Ribbons Challenge this time!
Hugs Lynsey x

FiestyCrafter (Tina) said...

Beautiful card! I bet your mother loved this. The sentiment inside is wonderful.