Cards in Envy - Stitched Up Challenge


Hi Everyone!  I hope you are all doing well.  My house at present is full of sick people (myself and the two boys) compliments of our trip to Melbourne I am sure.  I have spent most of today in bed and had to cancel an appointment with the Real Estate Agent about the sale of our other house.

Today I have a card for the latest challenge at Cards in Envy.  This fortnight's theme had me totally out of my comfort zone as the theme was to use Stitching on your card.  I so don't sew, (well only if I have too) but given I have had a bit of practice on the sewing machine of late taking up lots of  'A's trousers, I decided to use it on my card, as well as some faux stitching.

Whilst away in Melbourne , I purchased some new stamps so I just had to ink up this adorable cat by Stamp It!


Christmas is just over 6 months away so starting on my Christmas Cards now is probably a good thing as I am usually playing catch up late in the year.  I have colored in this cute kitty with my Inktense Water Color Pencils and I just love the way he turned out.  

The rest of the DT have some more fabulous stitching inspiration for you so be sure to pop over to the Cards in Envy Site and check all their cards out too! 


This card was also created with the following challenges in mind:

52 Christmas Card Throwdown - June Challenge - Christmas Ornaments
Really Reasonable Ribbon - Challenge -  #74 I'm Seeing Dots and Ribbon Theme
Crafting Musketeers - #2 Must use a Stamped Image
Card Crafters Circle - #79 In Stitches
Stamping for the Weekend - #Cute
Winter Wonderland - Christmas Card - #Spots and Stripes

20 comments:

Tammy said...

Fabulous card and fabulous stitching! Love the image! Hope you all recover quickly!

Lynn McAuley said...

I've seen my granddaughter's cat in a similar situation!! Super cute card for the holidays, Danie!!

Karen AKA Soccerboyzmom said...

Great job on the card and love the idea of stitching n the zig zag. Get btter soon.

Mynnette said...

This is so fun! Darling image and I adore the sewn on ric rac! Thanks for joining us at 52CCT! :)

Patricia H said...

What a cute kitty image! :) Thanks for sharing your card in this week's challenge at 52{C}CT.

Salla said...

Hi again Danie, and thanks for your lovely comments on my Scrap Africa/Berry71Bleu layout!

I hope you and your dear guys get well soon! It indeed seems that you fall ill easier after traveling, which is not fun at all.

Marilyn's Cricut Crafts said...

That green ric rac compliments your stamp perfectly. Lovely card! Love the stitching, too. ~ Marilyn

Karen said...

So cute Danie. I do lots of sewing but never on paper. May have to give it a try. Love your rickrack and the faux stitching.

Scrapenabler said...

Super cute card Danie. Love the sewing on the ric rak.

downrightcrafty said...

fabulous spots and stripes and a great creation, thank you for joining us at the Winter Wonderland
Hugs Kate xx

Fran said...

Lovely card , thank you for joining us over at the Crafting Musketeers , Fran (DT) xxx

Tracey Sabella said...

What a darling image and the stitched ric rac is a perfect accent!! Thanks for joining our Seeing Dots & Ribbon Challenge at RRR!! ~ Blessings, Tracey

http://gracescraps.blogspot.com/

Heather said...

**giggles** Super cute card!! My kitties look like this at Christmas time :0)
Thank you for playing along at Really Reasonable Ribbon!!
Hugs
Heather

Little K Smith said...

Aw a fab card! I adore the super cute image and fabby ribbon too!
Thank you for joining us at Winter Wonderland this week and good luck :)
Kelly.x

Denise@DigiHaven said...

This card came out fantastic. I hope you and yours are feeling better (((hugs)))

Cissy M said...

I hope everyone is feeling better, Danie! I like all the stitching you did!

Pauline said...

Too much fun... a swinging cat and ric rac! Thanks for sharing at the Card Crafter's Circle!

Ruth M said...

Such a fun Christmas card and the sentiment goes perfectly with the image! Thanks for sharing this fun and festive card with us at 52 {C}CT, please come back soon! Ruth x

Louise van Vuren said...

Love your design- he's such a cutie, and the ric-rac ribbon looks great! Brilliant sentiment too. Thanks for playing along with us at 52 CCT

Louise xx

Dawn Barrett said...

Oh boy...don't even remind me to start my christmas cards!!