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Saturday, 13 February 2010

Challenge 24 'Sew Cute' and Winner of Ch 23

How to play: This fortnights theme is 'Sew Cute,' you need to make a craft item (card or other) which features real or pretend (faux) stitching / sewing, it must also include a DIGI IMAGE somewhere but this doesn't have to be a Bee Crafty one.


Please submit your entry by Saturday 27th February (Midday UK) by posting on your own blog and leaving a comment below. The PRIZE is one of Bee Craftys downloads!

Here are some tips that might help...then read on for the great DT examples...
 
1. Use a sewing machine. Elaine and Victoria have used sewing machines but produced really different results, Victoria recommends embracing the 'shabby chic' effect as a design choice (or if your sewing machine skills are a bit lacking!)
 
2. Consider different ways to get the stitched effect - this is Sheri's advice;
I like to use a piercing template/ruler to ensure a straight line.
To secure the template and paper in place pin it down to the foam mat while working.

Instead of a Gel Pen, I prefer using a Poster Paint Marker by Sharpie. They give me a dark smooth line for the faux stitching. (I use the Extra Fine Tip marker)

3. You could use an embellishment which already has stitching on it, such as a ribbon - see Kim's card below
 
4. A really easy way to get a stitched effect is to neatly draw on dashed lines, particularly effective around the edge of die cuts and images (use a fine liner or similar in black or a colour to compliment your design.)
 
Design Team Inspiration
 
Sheri's beautiful, romantic card using 'Whimsical Girl The Kiss' is delicately framed by her great stitching technique (see above for tips on how to achieve this look.)
 
Victoria's gorgeous colours work really well with her shabby chic stitching and the 'Whimsical Girl Heart Garden' image.
Trix has combined rustic textures and made great use of 'Whimsical Girl The Kiss' by cutting out the image.
 
Elaine's beautifully constructed card sees some great stitching which frames the 'Whimsical Girl Heart Garden' image.
Kim's charming Valentine card features 'Whimsical Girl Heart Garden' and cleverly uses ribbon which already has stitching in it!
Lori has used fantastic colours and bold stitching detail on her 'Whimsical Girl The Kiss' card. 


Winner of Challenge 23 'Romance' is...Crystal for her gorgeous altered candy box, such a pretty project and great example of romantic upcycling! (Love the ribbon ruffle.)
 
 
What a huge response to this challenge, and so many lovely craft creations, thank you all for participating :)

62 comments:

Crystal said...

oh my goodness! i am so honored! thank you sooo much! big hugs!

Sheri (a.k.a PaperCrafty) said...

Congratulations, Crystal!! Your project was amazing!!

Wonderful cards this week, Ladies!!

Kerry said...

Congratulations, Crystal! Your altered candy box is darling!

Thanks so much, I'm super excited to see my card on the designer spot, I'm so honored. :)

Kim said...

Beautiful ladies! Here's mine

Aloha, Kim

Kellylouj said...

Beautiful design xx

Cindy said...

Congrats to Crystal! It's perfect, as are the DT samples this week!

Here's my sew cute entry"

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Gorgeous DT creations. Here is my card Marianne x

ribenaruby said...

Gorgeous creations, brilliant theme, my entry is here Thankyou.

Scrappy said...

Here is one from me:

http://big-scrappy-world.blogspot.com/2010/02/still-more-valentines.html

JanJay said...

Gorgeous DT cards & great theme, my card is here

Thanks

Jan x

Chrissie said...

Sewing on cards is not my forte, but I tried!My card is here
Chrissie

Lisa B said...

This challenge was right up my alley because I love to sew on my cards. I just love the detail it adds plus in my warped mind it is cheaper than all the glue I would need to use!

HERE IS MY CARD

cgl1539 said...

http://christi-hicks.blogspot.com/2010/02/best-friend-bee-and-flower.html
Here is my card

crafterGM said...

Here is my Card Thanks Gloria M.

Scrappy said...

Here is another one from me:

http://big-scrappy-world.blogspot.com/2010/02/new-release-at-bugaboo-stamps-post-1.html

scrappingdragon said...

here is mine

http://nogards-space.blogspot.com/2010/02/multi-challenge.html

Scrappy said...

Here is another from me:

http://big-scrappy-world.blogspot.com/2010/02/new-release-tuesday-post-2.html

pinky said...

Thanks for the great inspiration. My card is here
Pinky

Aunty Sue said...

Hi great dt cards you can find mineHERE

Paula said...

Hiya,

here is my sew cute entry!!

http://paulaholifieldcrafts.blogspot.com/2010/02/cute-kitten-card.html

Paula.x

Katie said...

Great DT work!
Here's my card

Wendy said...

Fabby work my card

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Wedgie said...

I give up being technical! This is the third time I've tried to add my link and I can't make it work!!!!

Well done Crystal - love your card!

The challenge is brilliant this fortnight, here is my link:

http://wedgieswonderfulworld.blogspot.com/2010/02/sew-simple.html
Wedgie xxx

Lynne in NI said...

Great challenge - I love sewing on my cards! Fab DT cards as usual!
Heres mine:
http://ruby-dooby-dooscraftyspot.blogspot.com/2010/02/snss-digi-sew-happy-cocoa.html

Lynne
:o)

Scrappy said...

Here is one from me:

http://big-scrappy-world.blogspot.com/2010/02/wild-for-wednesday.html

Gail said...

Lovely stuff from the DT.
Here's my card

Teri said...

Hope you don't mind faux stitching - my machine is too old to cope with sewing through card!
HERE'S MINE
Thanks for looking!
Hugs,
Teri xx

Katie said...

Great DT cards!
Here's my card

Katie said...

Another two cards on this post

Wishcraft said...

Fab DT cards and well done Crystal!

Here's my card

Thanks for looking :o) Lisa x

Maria Matter said...

here's my faux stitching gone wild!
... Joyful Stamper: Have a Donut!


blessings, Maria

Scrappy said...

Here is mine:

http://big-scrappy-world.blogspot.com/2010/02/obg-thursday-at-bugaboo-stamps.html

Emma said...

Gorgeous creations ladies.
My entry is here
Hugs Emma x

Dragonlady said...

Hi there

Great inspiration from the team. My card is here

Hugs Ali x

Cindy said...

Here is a Sew Cute entry. Thanks ladies!

Avril Ann said...

Fabulous creations girls, my card is here. Hugs Avril xxx

Julies Crafty Creations said...

Great dty cards Heres mine Hugs Julie

Scrappy said...

Here is one from me:

http://big-scrappy-world.blogspot.com/2010/02/tgiff-at-bugaboo-stamps-post-1.html

CreaRenata said...

Lovely challenge!

Here's mine

Chaosmaus said...

My entry is here.
my card
Kerstin

Jodi said...

Here is my entry and my first attempt at real stitching on a card ~ I've always stuck to faux stitching....

Scrappy said...

Here is another from me:

http://big-scrappy-world.blogspot.com/2010/02/olympic-challenge.html

Louise said...

Here is my entry :)

Linda64 said...

Her is my card

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Nikki said...

Your Jig For Faux Sewing is very kewl & beautiful Dt's Cards
Here's Mine
Thanks for looking
Hugs Nikki
P.S. Also have some Digi Candy too

Cheryl said...

Great challenge and wonderful inspiration pieces from the DT.

My entry is here.

The Crafty Den said...

Hi Merrigan, what a fab theme. I hope there is enough stitching on my card to qualify. You can see it here. Hugs, Denise x

The Crafty Den said...

Hi Merrigan, I've had another go but this time its faux!! You can see my card here. Hugs, Denise x

Tracey said...

Great inspiration from the DT :-)

My Card is here

x

Hazel said...

my inchies for this challenge are here x

li-bee-ti said...

The DT's work so so beautiful!
my project is here.

Linda said...

Fabulous cards by the DT and so many ideas for doing stitching on cards....thank you for the inspiration!!

Here’s my card.

Jodi said...

Here is my 2nd entry. I'm getting brave - I used real stitching once again!

Katherine said...

Handstitched using backsticth on my entry, I don't know how to use my mom's sewing machine :(

MY CARD IS HERE

Thanks for looking.

Desiréé said...

My entry

Crystal said...

great challenge! really got me! i hope my faux stitching on the DP is enough! thanks so much for having such an awesome place for sharing creativity! here is my link: http://scrapcandydesigns.blogspot.com/2010/02/fairy-fun-friday-color-challenge.html

Kerry said...

Great challenge! I don't know how to sew but I used faux stitching. :)

Here is mine.

Lisa said...

great job DT's here's mine

Samantha said...

Great challenge with Fab inspiration from the DT here is my card

Here's my card