Thursday, July 29, 2010

Patty in Purple

The challenge at Phindy's Place is to create a project with stitching (real or faux).  I have so much on my plate right now that I didn't think I would be able to participate this week but I quickly designed a little card yesterday and took pieces of it with me when I went to Toronto that could be stitched by hand while I visited my Niece and her family.  In the past, I have tried to use my sewing machine with no success and I really don't want to damage it as I do some sewing for my granddaughter so I pierced all the holes and used embroidery floss to create the stitching.  The card feels thrown together and is not my favourite but I did like the stitching and will take a little more time and make another card soon with hand stitching on it.

I think someone should point my husband in the direction of this post so he can see that I am trying to save money and not always spending on craft supplies.  How you ask - well the flowers started out life as white with pink polka dots and I painted them rather than buying new ones.  I call it going green or re-purposing and that's my story and I am sticking to it.

I am entering this card in the following challenges:

Phindy's Place - Stitching
My Time to Craft - Check it Out

Image:  Petticoat Patty (Phindy's Place)
Card Stock:  White (Staples), Purple (Recollections)
Papers:  Green Check, Purple with White Flowers & Light Purple (Making Memories), Large Purple Check (Provo Craft)
Colouring Medium:  Pencil Crayons (Prismacolor & Koh-i-Noor) with OMS (Taltine)
Tools & Embellishments:  Chalk (Mungyo), Brads (American Crafts), Pearl Stickers (Recollections), Branches (.svg file cut using Make the Cut and Cricut), Flowers (Prima), Purple Paint (Deco Art), Floss (My Stash), Lavender Stickles (Ranger)


  1. Hello Cec. This is a lovely card. Such a cute image and I just love the colours you have used and the stitching, brilliant.
    I love the story about the flowers and what your husband says, now doesnt that little story ring true, haha. Happy crafting.
    With love, Sandra xx

  2. This is fantastic Cec! Love the layout!

  3. Wow, this is super!
    Thanks for joining us at MTTC this time.

  4. WOWZERS Cec... I just love the purples and greens together. Ohhhh and that little porcupine is colored so beautifully.
    The flowers! They are GORGEOUS!!!!
    I think it's safe to say that I LOVE your card! LOL
    Thanks for playing with us again this week.


  5. You stick to that story, my friend-tell me if he buys it! Darling card, Cec--the stitching is great! Thank you for joining us this week for the Phindy's Place challenge this week! Check in tomorrow for a new challenge ;)

  6. this is a cutie! love these colors! hmmmmm, Im going to try that on my DH (-:
    thanks for joining us at Phindys

  7. This is such a pretty card, Cec. Love your stitching :)
    Thanks so much for joining us at Phindys Challenge!
    Sylvia xx

  8. OH how cute is this little hedgehog, love your layout and papers too, a fab card.

    Thanks for your lovely comment too
    Babs x

  9. Cec this is lovely, thrown together is NOT how I'd describe it, it's a beautiful card

    Thanks for joining us again at Phindy's Place Challenge

  10. I absolutely love this card and the purple. You've got Miss Hedgehog looking pretty darn attractive.


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