Sew,sew pretty

It’s Anything Goes at Digi Doodle Shop’s Best this week.Play along to be in the running for a $10 Gift Certificate to spend at Digi Doodle Shop or join us at a GDT.Full details on the challenge blog.Don’t forget to take a look at the beautiful DT work too.

For my card I’ve used  Sewing Machine – Vintage.A great image for anyone you know who loves their needlework.I’ve coloured with Promarkers and blended Distress Inks around the edges to keep with the vintage feel.I’ve gone for a layout based loosely on a quilting idea.All the edges of the patterned papers have been hand pierced and stitched. I didn’t want too much fuss on the image so I just added some detail to the corners.I cobbled together an embellishment using a button threaded with ribbon and some pearl pins.I’m not too good at sewing but I enjoyed making this and I’m quite pleased at my handiwork.I’ve made this card for my SIL as she’s an avid quilter and she produces some beautiful work.I just hope she doesn’t scrutinise my sewing too much.I’m also hoping the layers don’t come unstuck and she sees how messy the backs are!!

Supplies :
Image : SewingMachine – Vintage from Digi Doodle Shop
Mediums : Promarkers,Antique Linen and Vintage Photo Distress Inks
Papers & Card : DP K & Co,Papermania Textured Capsule A4 Colossal Pack
Tools : X-Cut guillotine,Paper piercing tool
Embellishments : Papermania Button Tube Purple,We R Memory Keepers Floss Sew Easy Purple,Pearl pins and ribbon from stash

Some challenges this card is for :

Top Tip Tuesday : All Stitched Up
Paper Sundaes : Sundaes Topping Bar  – distressing (with ink) and pink
Paper Crafting Journey : Anything Goes
Fab ‘n’ Funky : Make Your Own Embellishment
Simon Says :  Make Your Own Embellishment
Bearly Mine : Ribbon and Pearls
OSAAT : Make It Pretty
Incy Wincy : Colour Me Wonderful
Lollipop Crafts : Use your favourite colouring medium
Whoopsi Daisy : Free and Easy


Lisa x

What’s cooking?

At AiFactory Challenges the theme this week is FOOD.You don’t need a AIFactory image to join in but there are some freebies if you’d like one of their images.You have until Wednesday 23rd February 11:59 EST to upload your project.If you’re uploading your project from an online gallery please tag your project with AIF068 so that we can find it easily and  leave you a comment.So stop by the challenge site to check out full details.Don’t forget to take a look at the wonderful DT creations while you’re there!

We also have a DT Call going on until 21st February so you still have time to apply.Full details can be found on the challenge blog.

I’ve taken a few elements from the very versatile In the Kitchen Digital Stamp Set and used them to create a recipe card holder.I concocted this design myself.It’s very much like a tent fold card.The finished base measures 8″ x 5″,the covers 6″ x 4″ and the cards inside are some free printables I searched on the net,trimmed down.Here’s a pic of the inside :

I printed the freebie papers and images onto semi gloss photo paper.The images have been coloured with Promarkers and the edges have been sponged with Distress Ink.I found the photo paper a little different to work with and had to dab the ink on rather than use the usual circular motion.I also found for some reason the ink on the blue spotty paper gave more of a mottled finish.But I like it!I’ve hung some of the utensils up and flipped the oven glove image to create a pair.I just couldn’t resist icing the cute cupcake with Liquid Pearls too.I bound it all together using my Cinch.I really need to use this more often but then the same goes for all the masses of craft tools I buy.All I need to do now is copy out some of my fave recipes that I’ve picked up from various sources onto the cards.Oh,and get baking of course 😉

Suppiles :
Images : In the Kitchen Digital Stamp Set from AiFactory
Mediums : Promarkers,Tea Dye Distress Ink,White Opal Liquid Pearls
Card & Paper : Lightweight chipboard,Free printable patterned papers from Cardmaking and Papercraft Magazine,semi gloss photo paper
Tools : X-Cut guillotine,Martha Stewart Score Board,We R Memory Keepers The Cinch,wire cutters,decoupage scissors
Embellishments : Sticky Ribbon Ric Rac,length of thread and silver wire to make junp rings all from my stash,We R Memory Keepers Wire

Some challenges this is for :

Fussy and Fancy : Sweet Treats
OSAAT : Make it Pretty
Incy Wincy : Colour Me Wonderful
Lollipop Crafts : Use your favourite colouring medium
A Spoon Full Of Sugar : Anything but a card
Ladybug Crafts Ink : Anything but a card
Whoopsi Daisy : Free and Easy
Digi’s With Attitude!Challenges : It’s The Puffy (Poofy) Challenge!(icing on the cake)
Do You Stack Up : Dots
PaperPlay : Add Shine
C.R.A.F.T. : Not a card


Lisa x