Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Bah! Humbug! Challenge #8 --- Stitching, Real or Faux

Thanks to Bah! Humbug! challenges I have several Christmas cards done for the next holiday.  I look forward to this challenge each week and the spirit of the holidays it brings.  This week's challenge is to use real or faux stitching. My sewing machine is still packed away somewhere and I haven't been in a hurry to find it! I started sewing at the machine when I was 5 years old and went on to make all of my own clothes, my husband's clothes -- even tailored suits, my son's clothes and lots of sewing crafts over the years.  Then I found paper!

I have a stack of images I colored for last Christmas and didn't get them made into cards, so I chose this fun image of Whiff of Joy's Willow.  I had colored it in monochromatic Copics to use on a clean and simple card.   Notice the cross stitches at the top of Willow's boots?  My Cuttlebug embossing border folder of zig zag stitches was a great accent and I traced the embossing with a fine point Sharpie.  Then I drew straight stitches around the oval.  The Cuttlebug Snowflake embossing folder carried through the winter theme.  With some black brads in the corners and silver stick-on dots next to Willow I have a card better than the original plan!  I hope you like it, too!

For a great start on holiday cards hop on over to Bah! Humbug! and join in the fun!  If you are already "Humbugging" I'll stop by and take a look! Thanks for stopping by today!  I appreciate your visit and comments.

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Myrt said...

..oh Barb, I absolutely love how you coloured Willow - totally awesome and the CB background and zigzag stitches - perfecto again, my dear!

DonnaMundinger said...

Oh this turned out so cute, Barb! Love the black and white and your faux stitiching. I'm still working on mine and it is a total embarrassment. xxD

Ann said...

wowee this is just gorgeous. Thank goodness you remembered to share it Barb. Just fab as always.
Ann xxx
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Irene said...

Hello Barb

What a stunning card, I love it. Especially your cuttling. Gorgeous image and fabby stitching.

Thank you so much for joining in our latest challange.

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Heather said...

Beautiful card. That's my idea of stitching too..

Giò said...

WOW!!! this is soooooooo elegant!!!
Have a fabulous week end!!


Chrissie said...

Just love this one Barb!
I'm a big fan of black & white and cuttlebugging, so you couldn't go wrong as far as I'm concerned.
I haven't managed to make any christmas challenges lately, but I'm hoping to get back to it soon.