Monday 2 November 2009

Pile on the thankfulness

This week challenge 22 on pile it on is to make a 'thank you' card. This challenge blog encourages us to combine as many challenges as possible with this one.

The first one I've chosen is the sketch for Crafty Catz challenge 6:

The main background paper is imaginisce Go for Baroque Rendez vous who? - this is double sided, so the ripped piece across the middle is the reverse side. I stamped part of a DB stamp with vibrant violet Stazon and then stitched round the leaves with green and the centres of the petals with purple thread. I went over the dotted swirls with Sakura metallic purple and also put in some more 'doodling' dots of my own. The piece of green patterned paper behind the orange scalloped card was from the inside of an envelope (never throw anything like that away). I ran a black Core'dination piece of card through the cuttlebug using the swiss dots embossing folder (one of my favourites) and sanded to show through the purple.

In the group of flowers, the purple one is felt and the green one material. The brads and gems add some sparkle to the card.

You can see the hand stitching clearer if you click on the pictures.

These are the current challenges covered:

365 cards day 129: You have me in stitches: 'Stitch an image on your card. Not just around the outside of the card, but an actual image. A flourish DOES count, since these are typically quite detailed.'
Paper Maniac Inspirations: die cuts (the orange and purple flowers and the sentiment)
Cafe Mojo: purple, orange and green
Creative Inspirations 20: doodle-ing (the dots added to the image)
The cuttlebug spot 55: give thanks (used the swiss dots cuttlebug embossing folder)
Fiskarettes Monday challenge: bling - the brads, gems and Sakura metallic dots
Kelly Jo 26: black, orange, purple, green (white if needed)
Sophisticat 9: buttons and ribbons
My time to craft 83: rip it up (the piece of paper across the middle)
Papertake weekly: spots 'n' stripes - no stripes, but plenty of spots
Try it out Tuesday 41: metal musings - brads
Card*a*licious 30: handstitching, buttons and felt
Crafty creations 39: thanksgiving/gratitude
Cuttlebug challenge 'be inspired' 55: something that has your favourite on it - swiss dots is one of my fav embossing folders
Flutter by Wednesday 81: open theme, to include a butterfly or fairy
Gingersnap spicy 26: brads
Gingersnap random redhead 28: thankfulness
La la land 10: ribbon
Simon says: all that sparkles - brads, gems and Sakura metallic dots
C.R.A.F.T. 23: orange and black (without the Halloween option)
Elzybells 30: glitter, sparkle and shine - brads, gems and Sakura metallic dots
Ildi Co 3: in stitches
Theme Thursday: favourite colours - purple is high on my list of fav colours


  1. Very pretty! Thanks for playing the Gingersnap Creations Thankfulness and Brad Challenges!

  2. this is so pretty thanks for joining us at sophsiticats this week hope to see you again love cheryl xxxx

  3. Very nice! Thanks for playing along with my flutter by challenge...times 2! LOL!

  4. Another beautiful card Hazel. Thank you for joining in again with the C.R.A.F.T. Challenge this week, good luck in the draw.
    Suzi x

  5. So pretty & elegant--thanks for playing along w/ us at the TIOT Challenge!


  6. Such a great card!
    Love the stitching details!!
    Hugs from Maya :)

  7. Great stitching on here, lovely special touch!

  8. OMG Hazel, what an amount off challenges, you truly have Piled it ON....many thanks for joining us at Sophisticat this week, good luck with all of your challenges. Hugs Avril xxx

  9. Gorgeous card, love the stitching. Thanks for joining us at Crafty Catz. Suzie x

  10. Thanks for joining us again at Crafty Creations with this beautiful card!

    Saskia :)

  11. Really pretty card. love the embellies and the stiching. Thank you for joining in over at Sophisticats and hope to see you again soon.

    Love Karen x

  12. Wow! and I thought I was doing good when I had 3 challenges in one
    great blog!

  13. Great job making this beautiful card!!! Look at all of those challenges. Thanks for joining us at PIO.

  14. Hi hazel
    A beautiful card,thankyou for joining us this week at CraftyCatz,
    Hugs Dianne xx

  15. This is really lovely. Thanks so much for playing along with us at Sophisticats this week

    Jan xx

  16. fab card - thanks for joining MTTC challenge this week x

  17. Great card Hazel, a lot of work in that stitching,

  18. Lovely card, thank you for joining us at CRAFT Challenge again and good luck!


  19. Wooosh well done for fitting in so many challenges Hazel.
    Beautiful card and great doodle-ing.
    Thanks for joining in the fun over at Creative Inspirations.

  20. Fab card, love the colours on this one, thanks for playing with us at crafty catz! good luck kirsty x

  21. Lovely card! Clever you for fitting in so many challenges at once...

  22. This is wonderful! You've done a fantastic job with all the challenges. Thanks for joining our challenge at Crafty Creations and Pile It On this week :D
    - Ann

  23. Thanks for playing along at C.R.A.F.T. with your fab project again! hope to see you again next week Hazel! Cheers Claire x

  24. Fab card. Thanks for joining us at C.R.A.F.T. again.
    Julie x

  25. what a fabulous idea to hand stitch.

  26. you did pile it on then! covered so many, great card thanks for including Crafty catz x carol

  27. Sweet card! Thanks so much for joining us this week for Creative Inspirations challenge.
    Jenni x

  28. great idea to stitch over a stamp! very cute!


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