Wednesday, August 17, 2011

A stitchy card

Exciting news to share this week - I was selected to form part of the new Design Team at Ruby's Rainbow Challenges! It's my first stint as a DT member and it has been an exciting few days submitting my answer to the upcoming challenge and then waiting for the challenge to go live so everyone can enter.

The first challenge I designed for is "stitching" and here's my little creation using Laurence Collection Stamps "Mr Fix It" stamp.

Copics used:
Bear fur: E35, E31, R20 (nose)
Jeans: B93, B97
Wood: E21
Assorted tools: C3, YR15,R27
Stamp: Laurence Collection "Mr Fix It"

Now anyone who knows me knows that I am not at all talented in anything sewing related. My husband is in charge of sewing buttons back on and anything more challenging than that goes straight to a dress-maker for repairs. I will not buy pants if the hems are too long and the idea of having to use a sewing machine is enough to make me break out in a rash.

I thought of doing faux stitches like I have done on a previous card, but the idea of actual stitching really appealed to me. So you can imagine how excited I was to discover a neat little stitching tool called the We R Memory Keepers - Sew Easy Stitch Piercer that you just run across your cardboard and it makes perfectly spaced little holes you can then just run your needle and thread through. You can buy different heads for different stitches, but I thought I would try the easiest one first. I am so happy with how it turned out - such a nice embellishment for a male card.

Now the rest of the DT team did a far more professional job of stitching than I did - so to see how they do it, and to add your own entry - visit us at Ruby's Rainbow - Stitching Challenge.

Also entered into the following challenges:
Here come the boys - Critters
Fab N Funky Challenges - A Stitch in Time
Cards For Men - Anything Goes
The Pink Elephant Challenge - Stitching
Sparkles Forum Challenges - One for the boys
The Paper Variety - Threads

As always thank you for visiting and for your lovely comments. I can't tell you how nice it is to read them.



shaz earl said...

Stunning card Tracey and your stitching is brilliant, i didn't know We R Memorie keepers made that little gadget hmm looks like i gotta go shopping, welcome to the team, i think you will be a great asset to the team xx

Basslady said...

your card is so fabulous and makes me smile at once with this lovely image!

hugs and kisses from germany,
silvi xoxo

Susan Says (Stupid Stuff) said...

This is such a fab card Tracey, and MAJOR kudos to you for using real stitcges, they look wonderful! :D

Amanda said...

I love the image you've used and your sewing is really neat too!


Ang C said...

Love this card - the image is FAB and the stitching looks great too

Anonymous said...

Tracey I love this card! Fab image and lovely layout! Thank you for joining in at HERE COME THE BOYS! Woo & Jacky xx

Anonymous said...

Hi Tracey.

Gorgeous card, love the cute image.
Welcome to the team hun..

Huggies Angel

shaz earl said...

Me again lol fabulous card, thank you for joining us at SFC this time hope you will join us again, good luck xx

Craftdee said...

Ha ha, you sound "sew" much like me!! Thanks for the heads up on the piercer, I wondered if they were any good, it looks like it is!! Great image and papers too, thanks for joining us at Here Come The Boys for the Critters challenge, Donna

Sue said...

Great job with your stitching. I would have never known that you don't sew. It looks great. I love your image too. Great job. Thanks for playing along with The Paper Variety.

Donnas Den said...

Great card, Tracey. Thanks for joining us over at Cards for Men and good luck with the challenge.

Donna x

Sheri Gilson said...

Adorable!! Love the sweet image and stitching. Thank you for playing along with The Pink Elephant!!

Lesley said...

Great card Tracey, I love the image! That tool sounds a handy one to have too! xx

Lesley said...

oops meant to say thanks for taking part in the SFC! xx

WencheP said...

Fabulous card, love your coloring. Thanks for joining us at Cards for Men.


Jamilie said...

Love your stitching and threadwork.. Thank you for playing with us at The Paper Variety!