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Tuesday, December 6, 2011

It's a stitch up!

Hi all,
Well, we had some snow yesterday. Daisy was very excited, as she hasn't seen snow for 2 years and one thing she was looking forward to when we moved back here was snow at Christmas. I think I liked the hot weather of Sydney! I'm hoping we won't get too much bad weather, as my parents are due up here next week and I won't want them driving in snowy conditions.
Over at Creative Craft, we are sponsored by Joanna Sheen and Stamping Boutique. Our theme this fortnight is stitching, real or faux. I decided to make an easel box card, and followed a fab tutorial from the wonderful Brenda. The dress form and thread advert are from The graphics fairy and the other images are from the haberdashery stamp set by Joanna Sheen. As soon as I saw the theme, I thought it would be a perfect time to get inky. I don't get my proper stamps and inks out as much as I should, and I thoroughly enjoyed it. I used antique linen and bundled sage distress ink for the background, and then stamped with antique linen and a darker brown ink pad. I also spritzed the background with glimmer mist. The bobbin has been wound with thread and is popped out on a 3D foam pad for depth.
The backing paper is by Basic Grey and I have used a metal bobbin from my sewing machine kit for the drawer handle. This shows the construction and the stamped tape measure on the base.
I would like to enter this into:
Make it Monday - always anything goes
Catch the bug - anything goes
Cooking it up with Katie - anything goes
I also decided to make a tag, using an image from the Stamping Boutique. This time, I used faux stitching and a mix of pink Christmas papers. I need to make lots more tags, but as this one is nearly the size of a small card, I need to make them smaller and less time consuming.
Sorry for the photo heavy post here. I do hope you can join us this fortnight.


Pinkllilac said...

Beautiful creations Nikki love the colours and your gorgeous design, they look terrific.

Sorry I have not been around, I been so busy and Brian has not been too good but he is feeling a lot better now.
I did not know you had moved beck to the UK I love Christmas there but hey ho I am in Bahrain this year. Have a great day.
Hugs Linda

Cheryl said...

just love love these hun especially the first one,brilliant,hugs cherylxxx

Rene said...

Wow! That is amazing! Thank you so much for joining us at MIM this week! Don't forget to leave a comment for another entry and mention you saw them on MIM. The more comments left, the greater your chance of winning! Good luck!
Rene :D

Donna said...

Wow Nikki, this is stunning and such a beautiful gift and card all in one, beautiful colours and fab your little tag too, so pretty in pink :) Donna ♥ x

CraftyC said...

Wow, what a beautiful creation Nikki, love the vintage feel and bet it looks great out on display!

Mary J said...

Just gorgeous Nikki and looks so professional! Sweet tag too!

I will have my fingers crossed for you that is no more snow for you!

Basslady said...

this is just adorable!

incredibly sweet and charming!

hugs and kisses from germany,
silvi xoxo

June Nelson said...

Brilliant love it x

Mandy said...

Thank you soooo much for taking the time to comment on the problem I had yesterday,I really appreciate it...Gorgeous easel card/box....
Mandy x

NanaConnie said...

Wonderful project, Nikbee! Thanks for joining us in the challenge at Cooking It Up with Katie this time. Remember, it's going to run until January 2 and you can enter a total of 3 times in December. Hope to see you again. Merry Christmas.
NanaConnie DT Chef

Joy said...

fabulous, thanks for playing with Bugaboo!! JOY DT

Paul said...

Thank you so much for joining in with our Anything Goes challenge this week at Catch The Bug. This open challenge really is a great way to see lots of different styles and techniques – always an inspiration.
Crafty Blogocks
DT Member for Catch The Bug

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