Challenge #80 - A Stitch in Time!

Happy Saturday, stampers! I hope you get some time to kraft this weekend. It's awfully yucky and rainy here in Southwestern Ontario, so I'm thinking some fun colouring time is just the ticket!! hehe!

We've got a fabulous challenge over at the Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps Challenge blog for you this week from our newest Krafty Girl.....Carole!! I must say, her name was on my lips several times this week as her challenge to us is to HAND STITCH on our creations. Let's just say, sewing is not my strong suit. I curse enough at my sewing machine, but doing it by hand?? I mean, seriously. You think she'd be nice for her first challenge with us, not make any waves and give us a nice, easy challenge. But OH no! She comes out with guns blazin'! Sheesh. Who invited her to the party, anyway? *wink*



SEW....or should I say, SO.....I did the only thing I could do...a trio of little x's stitched with dark brown linen thread. Obviously I wasn't all too creative with this one, but I didn't want to wreck my image either, as I kinda like it. The other girls have done MUCH more creative things with their stitching!

I used the lovely Emelia...who will always be one of my favourite images. The papers are some from the It's Your Day collection from Fancy Pants. The card base is a 6x6 in chocolate cardstock, along with red and olive green for matting. I added some wide stitched red grosgrain ribbon and also discovered that I still have some metal photo turn embellishments (along with about four full tins of the rest of the stuff) from SU. Don't judge me. I finished off the card by attaching a sentiment flag with a coordinating brad, featuring a sentiment from the Steampunk Sentiments set.



Now, you can hop on over to the KKStamps Challenge blog and check out all the awesome (and much more creative) stitching samples the Krafty Girls and Guests have created for your inspiration! And we hope that you can join us!! You have one week to take part and upload your design....and if you use a Kraftin' Kimmie Stamp, you'll be in the random draw to win the lovely new Roxy stamp as featured on Carole's gorgeous card!! I'd LOVE to see your hand stitched creations!!!

Happy kraftin'!

9 comments:

Nana Diana said...

I think your card is beautiful Kimmie and your XXXs are the perfect touch! I love Emelia too and your colouring is fabby!!

Angie said...

I think you card is great, and you know the saying " less is more" ;) hee hee

Melanie said...

LOL...watch, you'll be adding little hand-stitched "X's" to everything now. :) Your card looks fantastic Kimmie, and your stitching is perfect!

carole (TruCarMa) said...

WOW, Kimmie, that must have been SUCH a strain for you... I can see why you've been CURSING me all week! And yet look how adorably your card turned out. You can thank me later... ;)

Tracey said...

Love those stitches added on here!! Fantastic card Kimmie!!

TaraG said...

Kimmie this is super duper cute...Emilia looks fabulous and your stitching is just perfect!!!!
Hugs,t

Jacqueline (Sjakkie) said...

Great card Kim,wonderful colours and a sweet image.
Hugs Jacqueline

Cheryl said...

Great card Kimmie and such a cute image x

Robb_eeie said...

Sweet card Kim - the X's fit in perfect and your Copic shading is brilliant =D

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