Sunday, 13 November 2011

Dream Valley Challenge 20 - Stitching


It's time for another challenge over at Dream Valley and this time we'd like to see your stitching! Hand stitching, machine stitching or faux stitching - it all counts!

We are being sponsored by the fabby One Stop Card Crafts who are kindly offering our winner a £10.00 voucher for their store :-)

This card is for my niece, Madison, who is 7 today! Happy birthday, Madison :-)

I followed a fab sketch from Stampin' for the Weekend but made it into an easle card - I thought it looked quite treasure-chest-y which is perfect for a pirate Tilda :-)

You can see my hand-stitching a bit better on this picture.... It took aaages but I think it was worth the effort :-)

A close up of the image....

I used:
Image - Magnolia
Papers - Papermania, Henbury Lane
Lace, ribbon and pearls from stash
Computer generated sentiment
Good old needle and thread!

Creative Inspirations - All stitched up

Please pop over to the challenge blog to see some fab inspiration from the other Dream Valley girls. Can't wait to see the entries we get :-)

Back again soon!

Love 'n' hugs,


Mags said...

How fab is this card!! Stitching does take ages (which is why I usually cheat lol!) but it looks so good. I love how Tilda is sitting on the lace, too - I hope she doesn't have a ticklish bum hee hee!!! I'm sure the Birthday Gil will love this!

luv, Mags x

NGCARDS said...

A beautiful card hun! Thanks for taking part in our All Stitched Up Challenge over at Creative Inspirations Wednesday's Challenge Blog this week! xxx

Jack said...

This is just stunning and hand stitching - Oh Wow! xx

Carrie's Corner said...

What a sweet card and cute little pirate! I'm sure your neice will love it!


coops said...

stunning card mel.fab fun tilda and i love your pink and black colour combo and fabulous stitching ;D

xx coops xx

Donna Mosley said...

A gorgeous card Mel, love the colours and fab stitching, definately worth the effort hun. :o)

Donna x

Lynne in NI said...

Awww what a sweetie, just perfect for a little girl! LOVE your treasure chest layout too!

Jennifer said...

This is stunning Mel! Love the colours xx Jenny xx

debby4000 said...

Love your gorgeous sweet Tilda card Mel.

shell said...

This is fab, thanks for joining us at creative inspirations this week.
Shell xx

Mona Evy said...

Gorgeous card! Thank you for joining us at Creative Inspirations Wednesday,s Challenge blog!

Khristen said...

Adorable image, and yet another example of a card that makes me want to try an easel card!! I have seen a lot of examples out there, but have yet to try it out. I think it's time....


Gunn (Merete) said...

Great card. Tilda is adorable as always. Love that you did this sketch as an easel card.
Thanks for joining us at SFTW.

Lin said...

Gorgeous Mel. I love how you have Tilda sitting on the ribbon.