Tuesday, 1 November 2011

Anything Goes Challenge- Stitching!

Hello! Hello! It's Tuesday so that can only mean one thing- it's time for another Anything Goes Challenge! The theme this fortnight is "Stitching"- real or faux. As ever, the DT have really outdone themselves again with gorgeous samples so pop over and check them out.

My card this week is for a friend's 10th wedding anniversary. I don't normally do anniversary cards for friends but as this is a special year, I really wanted to do something special.


I love this cute image, so perfect for anniversary and valentine cards. I coloured with a mixture of copics and watercolour pencils- basically dipping in and out of mediums pretty much willy nilly! I added a generous amount of Crystal Stickles around the image. I used my new nesties to matt and layer the image with some contrasting shapes. These totally gorgeous papers are Honey Cake by MME which I bought at The Craft Den- Lynne has papers at a fabbie price!

The "10" was cut out using my new Die-namic By The Numbers set. The "th anniversary" are stamped using the matching MFT stamp set. The flowers are made using the rolled flower die from MFT and the swirls are a Boss Kut die.

As you can see I stitched around the edge using pink thread. I would've done more stitching but my sewing machine seems to have totally lost it so I was somewhat restricted!!! :0)

I'd like to enter this into:
Pollycraft- anything goes
Sweet Stampin Challenges- anything goes
Dutch Dare- Pearls and swirls
Charisma Cardz- anything goes
Simon Says- anything goes


Close up!! The cute little heart was a leftover piece from using the Doohickey heart border edge die.

Crafty stash used: Stamps (LOTV, MFT); Watercolour pencils; Copics; Papers (MME); Nesties; Flower dies (Dienamics MFT); Pearls; Swirl die (Boss Kut); Number dies (Dienamics MFT); Sewing machine; Heart (Doohickey die, Magnolia)

18 comments:

Cheryl said...

os steph really really adore this the colors are just brilliant and your detail is stunning hugs cherylxxx

Gaynor said...

Gorgeous, i love LOTV and I'm sure they'll love it, like what you did with the numbers. Gaynor :)

mixamatoasties said...

What a cute card. Love your colouring.

Thanks for joining in at Sweet Stampin this week.

Susan xx

inkypinkycraft said...

This is a beautiful card, I love the way you have used the patterned papers and how these colours are pulled out in the image...those flowers are awesome!!!! Trace x

Mary J said...

Oh Steph, this is so adorable honey! Just love the use of the DPs and the softness of it all!

Posh Cat Crafts said...

I love your projects Steph and this is just divine!! I love the gorgeous muted colour combined with the contrasting colours. Pure heaven
Hugs
Tamara

Ms Schnaderle said...

Hello Steph,

oh! This card is so cute. I love
the LOTV stamp and the colours you choose.

Big Hug
Ms Schnaderle

Wedgie said...

Steph this card is beautiful, love your colouring and those gorgeous paper flowers. Thanks for sharing at Sweet Stampin this week, Wedgie xxx

Kathleen said...

Hi Steph, this is gorgeous, i just adore these papers, they are just scrummy! Love the image and your colouring is stunning.
Love and hugs Kat xx

Cheryl said...

Awww, this is so sweet! Your friend will love it! The image is beautifully colored and I love all the cute details.

Jules said...

Hi Steph

Thank you for your lovely comments on my blog.

Sorry I have been a bit AWOL .. .. life is a tad busy in the House of Hearts at the moment.

Loving your gorgeous card. Those flowers are stunning!!

Hope you are feeling 100% again now.

Love Jules xx

Sue said...

Hi ya
aww gorgeous card, beautiful image & colouring, thank you for joining us at Totally Papercrafts this week, sue,x

Annette said...

This card is absolutely stunning, as your colouring! They are so cute and the paper choise are perfect to this image! Love it!
Hugs Annette

Annette said...

This card is absolutely stunning, as your colouring! They are so cute and the paper choise are perfect to this image! Love it!
Hugs Annette

Michelle said...

This is gorgeous Steph. I love the embellies and papers you have used. Such a cute image and your colouring is stunning xx

Anita said...

This is so pretty. Love your coloring. Thank you for joining the Pollycraft challenge this week.

helloholley said...

Love those papers,your coloring is gorgeous!!! Love your card! ;)thanks for joining us at SSCB! Blessings!!

Holley

Cazza said...

Such an adorable card and you've coloured the image perfectly!
Thanks for playing along in our Anything Goes challenge this week over at Pollycraft :o)
Hugs,
Cazza
xxx