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Tuesday 7 September 2010

Happy Birthday wishes from Polly, Dolly and William

Its time for another challenge over at Michelle Perkett Studios and this week our challenge is 'Stitching', we want to see some kind of stitching on your cards this time around - real or faux its up to you. I've used this beautiful new image from Michelle's Etsy Store  for this birthday card

I love this image, they are so cute in their vintage costumes!! I coloured the image with promarkers and matted it on a little pink glitter card. The stripey  bps are from Raspberry Road designs and I though they'd be fab with this vintage inspired image. I punched borders with a Martha Stewart punch and added some pastel blue velvet ribbon. The stitching was done with my sewing machine, i struggled with the tension but I thought this would be fine for a shabby chic style card (well thats my excuse lol) I used a leafy stitch around the bps and a kind of zigzag around the image. I coloured some strips torn from a roll of canvas with brilliance ink and glimmer mists and made some roses to embellish the card. (You can find a tutorial for these fab roses on Lynne's blog here but be warned they are addictive lol)

I'm entering Polly, Dolly and William in the following challenges:
Fab'n'Funky : Material (mmm I think my canvas counts as material)
Alphabet challenge: S is for Scallops
Paperplay Challenge: In Stitches
Cute card Thursday: Material girl
Ooh La La : Stripes
Meljen's : Stripes

I hope your're going to join us for our Stitching challenge at Michelle Perkett Studios this week, why not check out my teamies blogs for some fabulous inspiration
Thanks for calling by,
Claire xx


  1. Oh Claire this is a wonderful card! I think Polly, Dolly & William are my new MPS fav ;), I really like the vintage look and feel. Your coloring is beautiful and I'd love to come over and have you teach me how to make your flowers!

  2. Hi Claire, Thanks for visiting my blog. I love the card you made about and the rose tutorial couldn't have come at a better time. It's so much more fun to make your own embellishments whenever possible.
    Take Care, Chris

  3. What a gorgeous card I love the colour tones and the image is lovely and those flowers beautiful
    Thank you so much for sharing with us at ooh la la this week

  4. Ah this is stunning, What a sweet image. off to have a nosey now. Thanks for joining in with us on MAWTT This week Hazelxox

  5. Claire, great stitching. Love your card. Thanks so much for joining us on Paperplay this week.

  6. A fabulous card Claire I love the

  7. Hi there, lovely card, great colours and image, great use of Brenda's stitching theme, thanks for joining us over at MAWTT this week, hugs Heidi (DT) xx

  8. What a darling card! A beautiful choice of patterned paper too!

  9. Love the card Claire and thanks for the info on the beautiful roses you have made. Mine would never turn out like that. Lol!!!

  10. I love how you've lined up the stripes on all the papers! Cute card! Thanks for joining us at MAWTT! x

  11. Hi Claire, this is a super card. I love the image, the colours and those fabby flowers, they're great.
    I am so glad you have joined us at MAWTT for my stitching challenge, this fits it perfectly and is so neat.
    I hope we will see you again soon with another lovely creation.
    luv Brenda xxx

  12. OMG, Claire this is gorgeous! I just love how you colored Polly, Dolly and William, especially their hair! Wow!! And your flowers are gorgeous!! Love the stitching its perfect!! Thank you for such a beautiful inspiration piece this week, Claire!

  13. Claire....wowzer!! what a FAB job on the roses girl!!!! Thanks for the shout out!!! and you're right......THEY ARE ADDICTING!!!

  14. This is beautiful Clare - love the vintage! and those flowers are TDF!!! :o) xx Lynne xx

  15. Beautiful card, Claire! I love the image and the flowers.
    Thank you for joining us at CCT this week! :)
    Hugs, Vanja

  16. Really cute! LOVE the coloring!!!!
    Thanks for joining MelJens this week :)
    A Colourful World

  17. Thats a wonderful card. I just love that sweet image.

  18. gorgeous!! and wow those flowers are amazing!!! Hugs Juls

  19. wow fab card claire - thanks for joining in the alphabet challenge x

  20. Gorgous card Clair, the image is so sweet! Thanks for taking part in the Alphabet Challenge xx


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