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Friday, December 16, 2011

#1 Challenge - Celebrations - Card Crafter's Circle

Welcome to OUR FIRST CHALLENGE at the Card Crafter's Circle!  We are thrilled that today has finally come around (we've been ready for some time now!)...

December is a time of many celebrations... seasonal, religious, cultural... there are so many things to celebrate!  Then there are birthdays, weddings, anniversary, and births... even our FIRST CHALLENGE is reason to celebrate!  Our challenge theme for you this week, is


CELEBRATIONS!

We are so excited to introduce our first sponsor.... Bugaboo Stamps! One of my all-time favourite designers.  Our randomly drawn challenge winner will receive their choice of 7 Bugaboo images... what an awesome prize! And there's a 50% off sale at the moment... wow!

I created a stitched piece for this challenge... suitable for a wedding, or anniversary, but it would look great in the colours for Christmas Bells too!

Ingredients:  White Smooth Cardstock; Cream an Pumpkin Textured Cardstock;  Embroidery Threads; White Organza Ribbon; Gold Diamonte Buckle; Light Orange Rhinestones;  Cream Pearls...

I printed the image as light as I could, and trimmed it to a workable size.  I set to stitching... I used a double thread, to ensure that there would be no ink showing through, and I used a simple repeating stem stitch on all parts.  I used cream thread for the bells, green for the leaves, and a varigated orange/yellow for the flowers.  I added two rhinestones at the stamens, and larger pearls along the bell detail.  I finished the card with a simple strip of wide organza ribbon (a sweet sparkly one!) threaded through a wee diamonte buckle....  

I hope you visit us at Card Crafter's Circle, and take some inspiration from our creations... do join in our challenge this week, a CELEBRATION of our first challenge ever!  

Thanks for peepin'!
 

6 cared to share!:

Jennifer said...

Pauline this is stunning! I just love all your hand stitching! Wonderful beginning to the Card Crafter's Circle!

grandmabonnie said...

So much work, the card IS the gift..so pretty!

Trish and Treasure said...

Wow Pauline, this is fantastic.Amazing craftswomanship.I Love your work!!
Hugs Trish xxx

Jenée said...

Pauline, totally FAB card. The stitching is so lovely. Beautiful, beautiful work!

julieprice3 said...

Beautifully done! Nice colour combination
Hugs Julie P

Jenn Borjeson said...

Beautiful!