Saturday, September 25, 2010

"Stitching" my Scraps

You ask anyone that knows me well and they would vouch for me when I say that I cannot sew.. I even struggle sewing buttons back on to things,  that is how bad I am!! I do not own a sewing machine and the only reason I own a needle and thread is cos I love to cross stitch. Saying all that I though I love to hand sew on cards. I think it can really make a card go from good to great!! So last night (using my scraps) I decided to join in the with this weeks Lil Lolita Boutique Challenge which is Stitches faux or real!! I only have two Lil Lolita stamps so I don't have too much of a choice which stamp to use but I really like Willow holding the flowers. And she looks different every time I colour her.. I don't have much stitching but it still qualifies. I actually won some doilies from a challenge I joined ages ago on the creatalicious challenge  blog and have never used them. So last night I thought I'd follow the sketch at the The Sweet Stop and it called for a circle to be used. So I got a doilie out but it was too big for my card so I just cut the inner circle out and stictched around the inside of it!! I think the end result turned out ok!!

I used Kaisercraft papers, buttons, made the flowers with Kaszazz punches and coloured willow in with aquacrayons and H20's and th doilie is from Bizzy Becs..

Here is another card I whipped up yesterday morning with my scraps. My sister wanted a little girls card and this is what i came up with!!


  1. You are SO CUTE! Love the site, Alethea! :0)

  2. O just loving the red/black/white colour combo. So striking! Love this Willow too..she is my fav from the first collection..shhhh..dont tell the others LOL. Thanks so much for joining in with us at LLB for our stitching challenge.
    Hugs Leonie

  3. Lovely card!! I love the colouring of Willow and the shining black boots!! Thanks for joining us this week at LLB.

  4. ooooo wow very chic and gorgeous card. Red and black together are amazing!
    Thanks for join us at the Lil Lolita Boutique.

  5. WOW Love your red and black together its looks awesome, thanks so much for sharing your wonderful card with us this week at LLB

  6. I just love red and black together. Willow looks awesome. thanks for joining us in this weeks LLB challenge. Hugs Jackie

  7. Gorgeous colours! I agree stitching makes a card. Thanks for joining us this week at LLB hugs from Bron

  8. Great flowers and attention to details!


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