Wednesday, 30 March 2011

Stitching, Pins and Buttons Oh My!!! Creative Belli Challenge # 114

Morning!  I woke up this morning and thought it was Thursday!  Wishful thinking on my part I think.! I did have a brilliant day yesterday at work, the children got to make Mothers day cards and some of the sentiments that they wrote were so sweet.  The girls were along the lines of "To my Princess Mummy" from your Princess Daughter..  Just so sweet.  Anyway enough of my rambling.  

  Its time for our fortnightly challenge over on
and the theme for this fortnight is......
Anything to do with sowing (stitching, buttons, pins etc).  The challenge will run from today until Wednesday 13th April. 

This is another stamp  I've had for a while and just haven't had the time to ink it up.  I have fallen in love with these cute little stamps from Hanglar and Stanglar.  She looks so good in shades of brown.  So pleased at the end result and even tried my hand at shading around my image, this I also find difficult as I find it always looks messy.  Its Mothers Day here in the UK on Sunday and I made this with my Mum in mind.  

Copic Colours 
Little girl 
Shirt ~ E44, 43, 41, 40
Trousers ~ E79, 77, 74, 71, 70
Shoes ~ E59, 57, 55, 53
Box ~ E44, 43
Hair & Skin
Hair ~ E59, 57, 55, 53, 25, 31
Skin ~ E00, 11, 21, R20
Shading around image
W7, 5, 3, 1

Crafty Bits & Bobs
Design Paper ~ First Edition paper pack
Stamps ~ Hanglar & Stanglar Beach mini kit 
Faux stitching stamps from Ebay
Swirl Stamps 
(not sure where the sentiment stamps are from)
Nessies Dies
Ribbon, Pearls, Hat Pins, Brads, Sliver spacers, Metal photo corner,  buttons and flowers from stash
Swirls ~ Magnolia dohickeys 
Sewing machine for stitching 
Shades ink pad from
(this is a brilliant ink pad you can use it on fabric and it doesn't bleed)

Please take a look at the rest of the Design team as they have all created beautiful and stunning cards (see the links in my sidebar)

Card Challenges I would like to enter
Clear it out Challenge ~ Flowers, flowers and more flowers
My time to craft ~ Mum's the word
Cupcake challenge ~ Flowers for Mum 
Paper Pink Paradise ~ Anything Goes 
The Crafty Pad ~ Mothers day or special friend
Creative Inspirations~ Mothers Day 
Dream Valley ~ Mothers Day 
Lets Ink it Up ~ Die cuts or punches 
Catch the Bug ~ Monochromatic 
Your next stamp challenge (Wee memories) ~ Stitch it up 
Crafty Catz ~ Pearls and Swirls
Just Magnolia ~ Bingo (Pins, Buttons Lace or Ribbon)
Stampin for the weekend ~ For Mum/ Mothers Day 



Cheryl said...

oh wow hun this is just stuning love that image,the colurs are perfect and love all the attention to detail your mum will love it hugs cheyrl xxxxxxxxxx

Irene said...

Oh dear...stil a couple of days to go Tamara till the weekend and Mothersday so hang in there, hihihi...your card is stunning!!!!!

Love, Irene

Lisa Jane said...

wow just gorgeous .. love all the embellies and the soft monochrome colours

Kristel said...

Wowwwwwww this is sooooo stunning Tamara! I know a place where she will be taken good care of... *lol*
Hugs Kristel

jdmommy said...

WOW! This card is surely a work of art, Tamara!! I love the soft colors, that adorable image, the buttons.......what Mom wouldn't cherish this all year long!!! TFS!

Robin Parker said...

Tamrara, Love the brown and cream. The faux stitching is very good. The flowers and fancy tags are the finishing touches.

Fliss said...

Gorgeous card Tamara. Love the sepia tones and the embellishments are so pretty.
Thanks for sharing your project with us at LIIU and good luck!

maryr917 said...

beautiful easel card tamara-love the shades of brown-the faux stitching looks awesome-nice take on the "seamstress" challenge

Martha said...

just beautiful, our challenge was top post a flower tutorial to use up your stash, but still so glad you linked its gorgeous ;)
thanks for playing with Clear It Out

Vicky said...

Oh Tamara, you do make me jealous, I just adore how you match everything so beautifully.How you can say your not happy with your shading I can't believe, it's gorgeous
You really are one talented gal!!!!


Aunty Sue said...

Great card thanks for joining Crafty Catz

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

Oh how pretty!! I love your colors and coloring is Stunning!! Awesome job.

Shelly Schmidt said...

You have a great eye for color and embellishments! I love the card in all browns and love the flourishes and pearls!

sue said...

hi tamara Im giving this a try hope it works a beautiful card love the stamp they are addictive arnt they x sue x

joy said...

Beautiful coloring and great accents - Love your easel card!

Beth Norman said...

Beautiful. I am a fan of easel cards, and you really outdid yourself with this challenge (Creative Belli Blog).

Karen W said...

Beautiful color on this card, love it!!

Angel said...

Hi Tamara..

WOW, this is just simply beautiful, love the soft colours, an oh how i love your colouring.
Amazing job hun..

Huggies Angel

Maria Matter said...

Wow, Tamara this is so beautiful! you've added so many lovely details and your coloring is always fabulous!

sari said...

Hi Tamara! Oh my...this is absolutly stunning! Love the colros and your coloring! Such sweet deatails! Thanks for joining us at The Cupcake Craft Challenge this week! Good luck! Hugs/sari

debby4000 said...

Oh this is so cute, gorgeous card.

poodlechops43 said...

WOW WOW WOW Tamara. Another stunning creation from you! Love the little Hanglar girl, shes adorable. Love the colour scheme it suits her perfectly, love the dp;s and embellies. Coloured to perfection as always.
Hugs Jacqui xxxxx

Joan Ervin said...

Tamara...your card is FABULOUS!!!! The sweet image is colored sooo beautifully and oh, my, just look at all those gorgeous details!!!

laney said...

Fabulous easel card!! love the colours
Thanks for joining us at Creative inspirations this time hope to see you again

Heidi said...

Another gorgeous card Tamara!
Beautiful colours and design:)
Love it.
Hugs, Heidi:)

ladyjanet_56 said...

Wow Tamara this is gorgeous love the layout & colours you have chose, thank you for sharing with us at PCC. Janet

carol said...

ooh wow gorgeous card, love the colour, thanks for playing along with our challenge at craftycatz, x carol

Lorraine said...

Absolutely stunning. Just beautiful colours. Thanks for taking part at The Crafty Pad this week. Why don't you take a look at our mid week competition, there's a great prize on offer.

The Crafty Den said...

Hi Tamara, what a gorgeous easel card. I love the image and papers you've used. Definitely a card any mum would be delighted to receive. Thanks for joining in with my challenge over at cupcake craft challenge this week. Hugs, Denise x

sparklingblackrose said...

Tamara this is stunning! Thank you for joining us at PCC :-) Elaine PCC DT xxx

Debs said...

Stunning creation, fabulous details and I love your colors, Thanks so much for joining us at Creative Inspirations

Tammy Miller said...

First off I am so sorry that I am so behind getting my commenting done but it has been one crazy week to say the least! But, Oh this is SO sweet. I love the combination of papers and colors these are just PERFECT! Thanks for joining the Catch the Bug Challenge this week for our Monochromatic/3 Buttons Challenge, I hope you'll join us again.

Michelle said...

Oh wow! Absolutely beautiful card.

I love the monochromatic style.

Thank you for sharing over at Make It Monday this week.

Michelle :-)

Claire said...

What a beautiful card Tamara, you've really set that stamp off perfectly! Thanks for joining us at Let's Ink It Up and good luck
Claire xx

Lynne in NI said...

ohhhh what a gorgous card - love your monochrome theme and great job with your shading too! ... thanks for joining us at Dream Valley, hope to see you again next time!

Gunn (Merete) said...

This is really beautiful. Love the soft colors and all the details to this card is stunning. Thanks for joining us at SFTW.

Cor* said...

oh lala this is wonderful! Great monotone feel and you topped it off by making it an easle. I LOVE that hAnglar stAnglar stamp! Well done with the flourishes and seamstress feel. Thanks so much for sharing your wonderful mother's day creation with us at Creative Inspirations this time round!

Shelby Goolsby said...

Adorable card!! I love the brown and all of the pretty embellishments. Thanks for joining us at PCC.

deesdesigns said...

I love the subtle colors you used. Your card is just perfect for our For your Mum challenge at My Time To Craft! Thanks for joining us.

jaine the basement gal. said...

Lovely card. I love the monochrome look it's just stunning. Thanks for entering the challenge at creative inspirations.

Beth aka BR-T said...

Wow what a gorgeous card I love the vintage image Thanks for playing along with the Your Next Stamp "Sew Fun" challenge!

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