Thursday, 1 February 2018

Stitching!!

The new challenge at As You Like It starts today so I am here to share my DT inspiration card with you. The theme is STITCHING Real or Faux?



I had to go with faux stitching. I love the idea of machine/hand stitching on my cards but I am never truly happy with my own feeble efforts so I opted for faux stitching. I achieved this with my holey ruler and a fine liner pen, which actually doesn't look too bad!! Our sponsor this time is
Kinda Cute by Patricia and the image I was kindly supplied with is
Bear with Cup...isn't he cute?! (Thank you Patricia!!)

 I was inspired by the current Catch the Bug Stella says sketch #602 challenge and I used very much loved old Marianne Designs papers that I had, shamefully, forgotten about, so I think that allows me to also enter this card in the current Allsorts challenge " Old Favourites" Apologies for the drab photograph, good light is somewhat lacking at the moment. Roll on spring I say!!

Right, that is quite enough rambling from me, all that remains is for me to say that you will be most welcome to enter the challenge with your stitched items and I shall see you soon xx




31 comments:

Gerrie's kaarten said...

Lief kaartje
Groetjes Gerrie

Annette said...

When I saw your card I actually thought it was real stitching. It looks great. I would not have guessed it was drawn on! Great card, as always Sarah. I love the bear! Hope you have a lovely Thursday. xx

Julie B said...

You did a great job with the faux stitching Sarah, I thought you'd got the sewing machine out! :)

Pamellia Johnson said...

Lovely card Sarah. I love stitching on a card, but it seems like every time I get the inkling to add some, the sewing machine has the wrong colour of thread in it! I'm much too lazy to change it out. lol. sending hugs :)

Doreen said...

Love the fab image,this is just gorgeous.xxx

meg said...

The stitching looks great Sarah I thought it was machined until I read your post sweet image and great card

KandA said...

Fabulous card, such a sweet image and your faux stitching is so good I actually thought it was real xx

Jenny L said...

Hi Sarah,
what a brilliant card and that image is so cute.
Love the papers and the stitching is super.
Thank you for the tip on the ruler never thought of that.
Have a very lovely weekend.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

Lynne said...

This is lovely Sarah, he is kinda cute isn't he? Great design too x

Lorraine said...

A fab card Sarah, love the sweet image and your faux stitching looks great.
Lorraine x

Elaine Stark said...

Just delightful. Elaine

cotnob said...

A super card Sarah, such a cute image and lovely colours - I thought your stitching was real until I read your post.
Pauline - Crafting with Cotnob
x

Jane Savage said...

Ab Fab!! Love the delicate colours and that gorgeous bear! xxx

Craftnut said...

Thanks for entering my challenge at allsorts x

Kathleen said...

Cute image and lovely papers. Thank you for joining our 'Old Favourites' challenge this week at Allsorts.

Kath x

Lynne in NI said...

Awww what a cutie! LOVE your faux stitching, it looks so real!

Claire said...

Sweet card and blimey your faux stitching is very effective. In fact I had to enlarge the picture to be sure it was faux lol. Great job x

Natalia Smith said...

What an adorable card Sarah, love the image and your stitching details is fab. x

brenda said...

Your faux stitching looks super Sarah and know exactly what you mean about trying to take photos recently, I wait and wait and that sunny moment never appears. Many thanks for sharing with us at Allsorts challenge this week.

B x

Lisa Lynn said...

Sarah your card is adorable. Wonderful sentiment. Thanks for joining the Stella Sketch, Lisa Lynn DT.

Pollard Carole said...

Great card and design so pretty loving that stitching looks really good Love and hugs Carole x

Margreet said...

Adorable card and great stitching.
Thanks for using the sketch of Stella Says Sketch.
xxx Margreet DT

Patricia said...

Good evening Sarah, what a beautiful card, sweet image and lovely sentiment.
I struggle with stitching on my cards, I have tried using my sewing machine with and without thread ... but!!
You have made a good job with yours
Patricia x

Veerle said...

Waauw I thought it was real stitching Sarah, well done. Love your card and cute image. I love real stitching but don't have the patience to add it to my cards. LOL Hugs Veerle x

aussie aNNie said...

Great card and that stitching, well you rocked that as well.♥ [aNNie]

Inkyfingers said...

What a sweet card Sarah and your stitching looks so real! Love the mix of banner tails behind your mat - a great design idea.

Sue said...

Fab faux stitching Sarah it looks real!!! sweet card huggles Sue xx

Brenda said...

So cute, Sarah and your technique for making the "stitched" is brilliant!

Wendy Nicola Jackson said...

Styley and gorgeous hun! Love this sweet card. Your stitching is fab! I totally thought it was real stitching!! Love that sweet image and your gorgeous snowflake paper too. Hugs, Wends xoxo

Patricia Alvarez said...

So beautiful!!! I love your design and soft colors. Thank you so much for showcasing so well this image. Hugs, Patricia

Samantha said...

Super cute card and love your fun faux stitching too, hugs me xx