Saturday, 30 April 2011

I'm In Stitches at the One Stop Craft Challenge

Hi everybody

What a fabulous day yesterday - I was up with the lark to see the lot from start to finish.  You know - THE WEDDING.   Catherine's dress was elegant, understated and just beautiful in its simplicity.    Her sister looked stunning, and the little bridesmaids were sweet, as were the pages, and I liked that the flowers were very simple as well.  Catherine looked so composed and William looked like the cat that had got the cream - which of course he had.  We sure can put on a show when it comes to something like a royal wedding.

Enough of wittering - I had better tell you about the  One Stop Craft Challenge  today.  Our theme today is In Stitches - and we want to see stitching, either faux or real.  Our sponsors are Dianes Digital Designs.

My card has a background paper from the Tim Holtz Shabby stack, which I have overstamped with stamps from the Haberdashery set.  I have added a panel of pink card whichhas been embossed with faux stitchings, underneath which is some cobwebby pink lace.  .I have cut out the dressmakers stand from the Sewing Room die set, painted it with crackle paint and then wrapped it with brown and pink pleated ribbon.  A brad and rhinestone spacer has been added to look like a brooch.  At the bottom is a reel wrapped with lace and at the top a Tim Holtz letter tag.   I have also added a few sparkly bits over the card.

Fine up to there.  But oh - what was I thinking of!  Why, oh why, did I put that pink flower there.  I cannot get it off because it is stuck with Crafters Pick glue.!!

I am entering this for the following challenges:

Paper Crafting Journey - Bling
Anything Goes Challenge - Pink and Brown
Creative Craft Challenges - get Recycling - my dressmaker stand and the ribbon spool are cut from corrugated cardboard from a box that I pulled apart
LadyBug Crafts Ink - Fashion and a blog hop
Use it Tuesdays - Fasteners - I have used a jewelled brad
Digi Doodles Shops Best - Anything Goes
Do you Stack Up - Make it Pop - 3D effect
Phindy's Challenge - Glitter, Glamour and Glitz

I really appreciate it that you take the time to look at my blog and leave such lovely comments. Thank you each and every one of you.


  1. oh wow this is stunning Val. i love the dressmakers mannequin.. and those habedashery stamps.. a fabulous vintage card
    Thanks for joining us at LCI this week
    Lisa x

  2. Totally gorgeous!!! Love the ribbon on the dressmakers dummy and the brooch just finishes it off perfectly. Love everything about it. Thanks for joining us at DYSU this week xx

  3. Stunning Val, fabulous colours and stamping and great attention to detail.
    luv and hugs {brenda} xoxox

  4. like always
    its stunning and fab

  5. Love the flower you used on this card. Thanks for entering the fashion challenge at Ladybug Crafts Ink!

  6. wow what a lot of textures, love the mannequin, this is gorgeous! Thanks for joining the ‘Anything Goes Challenge’ at DDSB
    Debbie Dt x
    (Visit my blog, I have candy!

  7. Ooh. Your card is just gorgeous! Really love the detail. The cobweb lace looks fantastic! Thanks for joining us over at PCJ!


  8. This is fabulous Val, love the vintage feel of it and the colours. I too enjoyed it all yesterday! Hope your day has been good. Thanks for joining in with us at LCI this week and good luck. Pami x

  9. Wow this is great Val, so much to look at!! I do love that reel with the lace round it and love the die cut dressform.
    Thank you for joining us and taking the Phindy’s Place Challenge, do hope you’ll join us again this Friday!

  10. You've done great! Very Tim Holtzy! I love the brad and rhinestone broch!
    Thank you for joining us at Pcj!

  11. Val, this is gorgeous!! And I like that pink flower!

    I agree with you about the wedding! She looked stunning!!

    Thanks so much for playing with us at Use It Tuesday! Love your blingy brad!

  12. WOW WOW WOW VAl this is stunning!!! I love how you have created the dress and the pink flower is gorgeous!
    {{Debs}} xx

  13. Fabulous vintage card. Thanks for joining in the LCI fashion challenge this week.

  14. Hi Val, gorgeous card I love the ruffles on the skirt. Thank you for joining us at Anything Goes

  15. oh just love this,great detail and super textures on this too, bless you for playing at anything goes this week,hugs cheryl xxxxxxx

  16. Fabulous card, gorgeous details. Thanks for joining us at Do You Stack Up.


  17. This is absolutely fabulous! Thought I would come by and say Hello as I live in Basingstoke too!

    Lucy x

  18. Great card love all the details you have used thanks for joining us at Creative Craft Challenge.
    Jenny x

  19. Hi Val!
    Your card has a real artsy/vintage feel to it. Nice one. I’m so glad you were able to join us this week at Phindy’s Place!
    Ps) If you haven’t already done so you’re welcome to come join in my “no strings attached” blog candy (with multiple winners )You’ll find it at the top of my sidebar and its open til May 13th. Hope you can play!

  20. Val, Val what can I say except I love it. The layout is stunning and don't take the flower off it is soooo pretty. Thanks for sharing with us at Digi Doodles Shop's Best.
    Hugs Shirley x x

  21. Really loving the vinatage feel..gorgeous card Val! Thank you for joining us at the ‘Anything Goes’ Challenge and I hope you will return to join in again. Hugs Annie xXx

  22. Love all those elements you have included

    kitten DYSU team

  23. A wonderful card. I love all the details. Thank you for joining us at Creative Craft.

    Nikki x

  24. Such a pretty card. Thanks for joining us at DDSB

  25. This is lovely!
    Thank you for joining us this week at Phindy's Place this week.

  26. Beautiful! Love the dress form!!
    SP and Company Stamps


Thank you soooo much for all the wonderful comments you leave on my Blog. I appreciate each and every one....and for you taking the time to do so....I will try to get over to your Blog too.
Love and big hugs
Val xx


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