Saturday, October 20, 2012

Sew Fashionable

It is another Sensational Saturday and that means a new challenge at Sugar Creek Hollow called SEW FASHIONABLE.  We want you to make vintage or shabby chic cards with some sewing on them and something that speaks to fashion.

This week we are pleased to welcome a new sponsor, Live and Love Crafts, who will be providing one random winner with their choice of six colours of the gorgeous hand-dyed crinkle seam binding that they sell in their online store. All of the girls on the DT have used the seam binding on their cards this week and were thrilled with the quality and the size of the skein.

The random winner will also receive a winner's badge from Sugar Creek Hollow.  The Design Team will choose their Top Pick and that creator will also receive a winner's badge and be in the running for a monthly Guest Designer spot.

I went outside my comfort zone this week and rather than hand sewing as I usually do, I actually used my sewing machine to stitch around the fabric square that I brought back from England.  The flower was something new I tried and is my favourite thing on this card (come to think of it, making any kind of flowers is my favourite and I love trying new types).  It is made of vellum that I embossed and then sponged with distress ink.  My crinkle seam binding was crinkled so tightly that I  couldn't make a bow I was happy with so I just took my iron and gave it a light pressing.

I am going to enter this card in the following challenges:

Little Red Wagon - Bows
The Paper Shelter - Charms
Stampavie and More - Stitches
Anything Goes Challenge - Make Your Own Embellishments
Emerald Faeries - Anything Goes
Bearly Mine - Anything Goes
Fashionista Challenge - Anything Goes
Simon Says Stamp and Show - Your Favorite (the flower)
Crazy Challenge - Handmade Flowers
Challenges 4 Everybody - Anything Goes

Image:  Fabric Square from Amerton Garden, England
Card Stock:  Staples
Paper:  MME
Tools & Embellishments:  Victoria Embossing Folder (Cuttlebug), Vellum (Curry's Art Store), Worn Lipstick & Vintage Photo Distress Ink (Ranger), Ironworks Motifs (Spellbinders), Metallic Card (Recollections), Pearl Stickers (Dollarama), Doily (Wilton), Metal Heart Charm (My Stash)


  1. Beautiful card Cec, love your flower and the bow. Great to see some Distress Inks making an appearance too ! Sue C x

  2. Beautiful card Cec. Love the image and all the beautiful details.
    Caz x

  3. Beautiful card, love the doily in the background and your flower and bow are stunning. Thanks so much for joining in the Simon Says Stamp and Show Challenge. Tracy x

  4. Hi Cec,
    Wonderful card; gorgeous image and I love your flower. The bow looks so pretty with the heart added to it (sorry; I like the ribbon thin, that's why I crinkle it tightly).


  5. Gorgeous. I too love the flower and bow, very tactile card. Fabby. Thank you so much for sharing with us at Bearly Mine Challenges, this week. GDT

  6. OOOOhh that is lovely fab colours and a lovely image. Thanks for joining us at challenges 4 everybody hugs trisha x

  7. Gorgeous card with a beautiful flower.
    Great image and layout.
    Thanks for joining The Crazy Challenge.
    Hugs Berit

  8. Thank you for sharing your fabulous card with the DT from Simon Says Stamp and Show, love it. Hugs Terry xxxx

  9. Really lovely looking card. Thanks for joining us in our charming challenge over at the paper shelter this week.
    Love n hugs

  10. Lovely card! Thank you so much for joining us at our anything goes challenge over at Bearly Mine Challenges this week. Good luck!

    Hugs, Natascha

  11. Love your handmade flower, very delicate and soft. Beautiful use of the fabric image. Thanks so much for joining us at Fashionista Challenge.

  12. What a stunning card. So lovely design. I like the Softness of colors and that image is so cute. Thanks for sharing.

  13. Gorgeous card, I am loving that flower and ribbon.
    Thank you for joining us at Fashionista Challenge Blog, good luck and hope to see you again soon.
    Suzie xx

  14. Gorgeous card, love the colours you have used, thanks for joining our challenge at Anything goes, Gaynor x


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