Thursday, 1 July 2021


 I'm like one of those buses me. Nothing for ages then two posts in a week!! 

This time I am sharing a card featuring "stitching", my way. It's for our new challenge at

As You Like It Challenge

where we always ask you to showcase a favourite and tell us why. This time we would love to see your favourite way of adding stitching to your cards. 

My favourite way of doing stitching myself is by using my piercing ruler to first prick holes in the card using a piercing tool. I then join the dots with a black fineliner, I think this actually looks quite authentic. I am in awe of anyone that can machine/hand stitch their cards and despite following the lovely Jules' stitching masterclass I still manage to make a pigs' ear of it!!

Shamefuly everything on this card is Never Before Used Schtuff, the paper is from  YNS Winter Knits paper pad and the cute rabbit from The Cat's Pajamas. Not sure how long they have been "items in waiting" but a couple of years or more I should imagine!! While I was having a sort out, as you do, I found a pan of watercolour paints so had a dabble and painted for a change. 

I hope to be here soon xx


Claire said...

Adorable... I love, love the child like sentiment because its just so sweet and cute. A delightful Christmas card and rather fab faux stitching x

cotnob said...

A super Christmas card Sarah, a fun image and your 'stitching' is great.
I can never get to my sewing machine to do real stitching, I really do need to have another sort out in my craft room.
Pauline - Crafting with Cotnob

meg said...

Love your fun image,hand made Christmas gifts are extra special,great background paper and fantastic sentiment

brenda said...

I'm running very late this week Sarah, so it's a bit of a quick hello and look at your pretty creation.

B x

Sue said...

This is soooooo cute Sarah I love that bunny hahaha hugs Sue x

Elaine Stark said...

A super card, I love the sentiment. Elaine

SarahR said...

Hi Sarah, love the card, it's super cute!

Maybe it's something about being a Sarah but I can't stitch on cards (or anything else to be honest) either! I did the same thing with the 'faux' stitching, now I'm jumping on the stitched edge dies - what brilliant things they are!


Chrissy said...

Look at those ears, he is so cute sitting there knitting away, fabulous and cute image, love the your papers and faux stitching..gorgeous card Sarah..


Wendy Nicola Jackson said...

Hehehe, that is too cute Sarah! LOVE your sweet creation and that sentiment made me giggle! Hugs, Wends xoxo

Rainey's Craft Room said...

I love the fun image and sentiment Sarah, great paper for this Christmas bunny too.

aussie aNNie said...

Super card and oh so super stitiching. Love the image Sarah and paper. xx

Pat said...

Fabulous card Sarah, love everything about it, the great stitching, sweet image, fun sentiment and great papers.

Pat xx

Jules said...

Hi Sarah

Wow!! What fabulous faux stitching!! I actually thought you had got your sewing machine out! It looks so real!!

Love your card very much. Great image and sentiment and I love the backing paper too.

Many thanks for the shout-out. You are very kind.

Love Jules xx

Diane said...

Great sentiment, fun stitching and what a wonderful design.

Hugs diane

Lena said...

Fun and festive card and I had to laugh about the sentiment. Too funny :-) Love it!

Brenda said...

Love the watercolor, the papers, of course the Bunny, and the "stitching". I would have never known this wasn't real if you hadn't spilled the beans. Going to have to remember this on for sure!

Wendy Nicola Jackson said...

This is awesome hun! So cool to use your unused stash, love that! Awesome paper, brilliant sentiment and cute image, beautifully watercoloured! Your faux stitching is brilliant too! Very cool tip and looks very authentic!! (I'm off to check out Jules tute, thanks for the link, as I LOVE stitched cards too) Hugs, Wends xoxo