Monday 17 September 2012

Crafty Cardmakers (CCM) Challenge #75 - Stitching and Lace

I'm just a little bit excited abou this post! Why, you may ask? Well, let me explain! :)
I applied to be on the Design Team of this awesome challenge blog and guess what?? Yep, they liked me enough to ask me to join their team. There is a great bunch of members at this blog and they really do come up with some exciting and inspirational pieces.

I am really looking forward to future challenges but for now, this is my first ever post as a Design Team member over at Crafty Cardmakers!!

Hosted by Lin, she would like to see some stitching, either hand, machine or faux on your project as WELL as some lace, real NOT faux. There is an added twist of using a sewing related image or stamp, if you have one, but it is not a requirement.

Here is my card -

Using my Mat Pack and Paper-piercing tool on the white and blue panels gave me a template to hand-stitch with kitchen string (yes, kitchen string!!) I have used my lovely Apothecary Stamp set for the centrepeice (which has a tiny little stitch like outline). A cute flower up in the corner and then finished off with the blue grosgrain ribbon and lace.

Now, sewing really is not my forte! Thank goodness for my paper-piercing set. Couldn't have done without it. Next time I might even get the sewing machine out lol.

The challenge has a wonderful sponsor -

with this fabulous prize

See you over at the Challenge!!!!


  1. Woohoo good for you - congrats! Love your card, what a clever way to use kitchen string. Pretty colour combo too. x

  2. Congratulations on your first DT post at Crafty Cardmakers and what a beauty too ! Love how you used the kitchen string clever girl. The stamp set is so pretty and you have coloured those flowers beautifully.


  3. Gorgeous card. Love your style.
    Have a lot of fun in our team
    Big hugs
    Doreen xx
    (DT Crafty Cardmakers)

  4. Congratulations on your DT post.
    Your card is GORgeous! FABulous colours.
    LOve your lace and stitching.
    Leave your machine were it is lol...You card is Perfect!

  5. Gorgeous card, love the colour combination.
    Congratulations, its lovely to have you with us at CCM.

  6. love all the different blue tones, really pretty card,

    Rebecca x

  7. This is beautiful! Love all the layers.

  8. Welcome to the gang... so impressed with your stitching - who would have thought you could use kitchen string???


  9. Kylie, this is gorgeous! LOVE your blue and the stitching looks amazing with your bloom! So excited to be working with you at CCM! :)

  10. Welcome to the team, Kylie. Love your choice of material to stitch with. Really effective. I'm a bit addicted to my sewing machine at the mo, so I would definitely encourage you to have a go with yours! Cxxx

  11. A beautiful card Kylie, great layering and your stitching is fab. I've just acquired this stamp set but have yet to ink it up. Great to be working along side you on CC. xx

  12. What a pretty card, I really like the bold blues and the layers - great stitching too! Welcome to the team.


  13. What a gorgeous first creation for the team Kylie. I am so glad I picked you!

    Lin xx

  14. congratulations Kylie - and what a fine first card too - Jacqueline xx

  15. Very pretty Kylie - so many congratulations on a great first DT piece!
    Alison x

  16. Very pretty Kylie, that string looks good!! Thanks for popping by my blog and leaving your lovely comment. Looking forward to working alongside you at CCM! Sharon x

  17. Gorgeous. Love the colour! So happy to work with you all! Have a great week. Eva xx


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