Tuesday, 2 September 2014

A little bit of stitching

Morning all and I hope this finds you well. I have another DT card to share today, this time for

Oldie But A Goodie where the challenge theme this fortnight was chosen by Helen and is


The "old" on my card is the lace and the pearls which have been in my stash for a very long time. I did however break into my Coffee in the Arbour pad (which brought me out in a cold sweat!!) and used an LOTV sketch (#4 this time) as a starting point. All the edges were distressed after I'd stitched all the papers, which in itself was quite distressing as I was afraid I would make a mess of them!. However, all was well!! The digi is from A Day For Daisies and was coloured to match the papers with Pro/flexmarkers and SN pencils. Last but not least, the banner was coiled around a mini reel and stamped with a sentiment.

I'm playing along here

Moving along with the times - A stitch in time
Crafting when we can #77 - Borrow a sketch (LOTV #4)
ABC Challenge - S for Shabby Chic
A Little Bit Crafty - Distress it

Thank you for calling today and for your lovely comments on my recent makes. It's appreciated xx


Jane Savage said...

Gorgeous, feminine card, Sarah! Love that shabby chic feel and that cotton reel is fab! xx

Laine said...

Lovely, sweet image Sarah and stunning detail.

Jenny L said...

Hi Sarah,
beautiful card today.
Loving the fab design, and your stitching is great.
Super colouring technics.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

Veerle said...

An adorable card Sarah with a very cute image.
Gr Veerle xxx

aussie aNNie said...

Love this image Sarah and your card and colours are so cute and girly, plus design are super gorgeous.xx
The Journey is the Start

Unknown said...

What a gorgeous card. I love the colours you have chosen for your delightful image and the background paper is stunning. Thanks for joining in the fun at ABC Challenges this week. Stamping hugs, Carol

Sammy said...

Oh this is gorgeous Sarah! Such beautiful papers and I love the embellishments! x

Tanja said...

I love your card - I am also a big fan of A Day for Daisies and Maja Design

Vickie Y said...

Adorable image and card; love the way you embellished the spool with the sentiment; great sketch, too! Thank you for sharing with us at Crafting When We Can Sketch Challenge.

Annette said...

Gorgeous Sarah. I love how you've done the sentiment too.

Julie B said...

This is so sweet Sarah, love the message wrapped around the spool.
I hate breaking into a new pad, my friend has to by 2, one to use one to take out and stroke!!! :)

Sue B said...

Oh this is gorgeous Sarah! such a cute image and I love the pretty papers and embellies… the sentiment is wonderful !!
Thanks for joining us at MAWTT this week!
Big hugs
Sue xx

Lorraine said...

This is gorgeous Sarah. Love the image and those papers are soo pretty!
Lorraine x

Carole Pollard said...

Brilliant this is a stunning design so lovely love and hugs Carole

Chrissy said...

What a sweet image Sarah..love the papers and lace and great stitching..[I'm a crooked stitcher]..fab colouring and love the sentiment on the reel..


Sue said...

This is gorgeous Sarah, such a sweet image, stunning papers and I love the way you have added the sentiment.
Sue xx

Unknown said...

Stunning!! Those papers are so gorgeous I'm so tempted by them!! Not surprised you didn't want to break into them :-P and the sentiment on the cotton reel is so fab!!
Lucy x

Carol S. said...

Gorgeous card and love the image and colours. Beautiful papers too. Hugs, Carol S.xx

debby4000 said...

Adorable sweet card.

Hazel (Didos) said...

WOW this is so sweet, Thank You for playing on MAWTT this week, Love Hazelxx

Peanut said...

LOVE the paper, Sarah - the perfect background for your adorable image. Every bit is so pretty. Rosie is sort of fine - some good days and some not so good. But we're chugging along. Thanks for your prayers.
hugs, Asha

Patricia said...

Brilliant card Sarah, love the sweet image and oh! those pretty papers (I am still at the stroking stage with my pad). Great use of the little reel a fantastic idea.

Patricia xx

Liz McGuire, said...

Wow, love this. And I really love the sentiment on the reel idea!

Liz x

Inkyfingers said...

This is so creative Sarah! I love all your stitching detail and well done on breaking out the beautiful pattered paper.. Love the ribbon on the reel!
Carol x

Unknown said...

What a gorgeous card Sarah, cute image, love the cotton reel and sentiment. Those papers are heavenly! Fern x

Michelle said...

So beautiful Sarah - love your lace detail and the sewing reel. The image is super cute - GORGEOUS - hugs Michelle x

coops said...

so gorgeous sarah.really pretty design and colours and i love the adorable image ;D

xx coops xx

Rebecca Bradshaw said...

Absolutely stunning! I love these papers and your stitching and distressing looks gorgeous. A beautiful image too.

Jacquel said...

LOVE your card! I especially like that spool you used...FAB idea & it really adds to your creation.....great sketch too!!!

Thanks so much for playing along with us @ Crafting When We Can & hope to see you back again for our upcoming *Christmas Comes Early* challenge!!!!!

Emma said...

Lovely card the papers you have used are gorgeous. Thank you for joining us at The ABC Challenge for our 'S is for Shabby Chic' challenge xx

Sue said...

Hello again Sarah.
Just popping back to say thank you for taking part in A Little Bit Crafty Challenge this month.
Sue xx