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Monday, 12 October 2009

Cupcake Challenge 61...Buttons & Stitching


Good morning everyone, I can't believe it's Monday already...not a very relaxing weekend but boy did the girls do well at their competition yesterday...the troupe put three teams out and the girls took 1st place in all of them...they also did quite a few individual classes too and came home with a rather large haul of medals and trophies...as for my gorgeous daughter...she did really well in her solo and took third place...a brilliant result considering this was her first time in the novice class having just moved up from the beginners...we are so proud of her and all the girls in the troupe...I think it may have something to do with all your good wishes...you girls are the best...hugs to you all :)

It's time for another challenge over at Cupcake Crafts today...we have a lovely challenge which is to use BUTTONS & STITCHING on your creations..faux stitching or real...we want to see it...and of course all your beautiful buttons! We are also sponsored by the Creative Cottage this week and one lucky winner will get the chance to win 2 of their digi kits...pop over to Cupcake for all the details!

I thought I'd give real stitching a go for this card...I've only ever done faux stitching before so please don't look too closely at the width between the stitching and the edge of paper...it is so not even lol! I got the hang of it eventually but I thought I'd let you see my card warts and all lol!

Here is how I made my card:

Design Papers : Sweet Shoppe Designs (Savannah)
Image : Digi Stamp Boutique...Liddie Reading
Colouring Medium : Promarkers
Embellies : Ribbon & Buttons from my stash
Sewing Machine used for Stitching
X-Cut Flower Punch

Thanks for visiting me today and I hope you all have a good week :)

26 comments:

Avril Ann said...

Donna sounds like you had a fab weekend, congratulations to your daughters and their troupes, I hope you have lots of "BRASSO" LOL, the card is fantastic and I am jealous of your stitching, I will have to stick to faux.....Hugs to you Donna have a great day, Avril xxx

Kip's Cards said...

Hi Donna, great new's about the Girl Troupe, well done Sophie bet you made your Mom so proud...
Love the card Donna, you have used my fav flower's again...
Happy Monday
x
Vicky

Georgia said...

Hi Donna,
I love love love this! I really like your stitching and the gorgeous flowers and the image is sooo sweet! Glad to hear your daughter did so well yesterday, and it looks like you were spot on with your prediction about X Factor, lol! :)
Love, Georgia xx

Emma said...

morning hun, cxongrats to all the girls and esp your daughter for doing so well over the weekend great news

your card is fabby and in my eyes your stitching is perfect.
have a good week and catch upwhen i get back hugs and love emma xx

Clare (Littlebear) said...

Hi Donna,
Well done to the girls and your daughter over the weekend.
This is a sweet card, the image could be me (well a few years ago perhaps!). Love the stitching, it's so neat and straight!
Have a lovely week.
Clare x

My Little Space said...

Well done to the girls and especially Sophie for doing so well at the weekend.

Another fabbie creation Donna...love it !!

Mandy

JanJ said...

Ooh you're brave, I've only attempted faux stitching before - yours is great! Lovely card too!

Well done to Sophie & the team, you must be very proud.

Have a good day

Jan xx

Anonymous said...

Brilliant card, Donna - the stitching looks fab! And well done to Sophie Doodles - what a star!!! She must be worn out today :o)
Have a good week, love LizCx

Sandra said...

Love seeing your cards 'warts-n-all'.....hang on a minute..... no warts to be seen here! Perfect card Donna.
Congrats on 'toupe's medal haul. You must be very proud.
Hugs
Sandra x

Pauline said...

Lovely card Donna - your stitching looks great to me. Love the layout and the image is super.
x

Anneke klerks said...

so Beautyfull!!!!!!

anneke

joey said...

Fantastic card Donna, I love your layout, the embossing poking out looks fabulous. Joey.x

Juls said...

so gorgeous! Love the embossed detail in the background!

Dragonlady said...

Hi Donna,

This is a great card and the stitching looks perfect to me. Love the flowers as well.

Hugs Ali x

CraftyC said...

Fab card Donna, love the colour combo and the stitching looks great. Very sweet. Hope you are well!!
Clairex

Caryn said...

Fabulous Donna - love those papers and the stitched borders. Great little flower centres too - so sweet!

Hugs,
Caryn xxx

~ Ali ~ said...

This is fab Donna, bet she's reading Twilight lol.

cats whiskers said...

Evwning Donna fabulous card sweetie
Hugs Jacqui x

Bevie said...

Oh Donna I love your cards, and of course would love to have them...I would love also for you to stop by my HE LIVES blog for a little surprise...(((Hugs)))
http://bevie2u2.blogspot.com

Sue said...

Evening Donna,beautiful card and gorgeous colours:)

sue
xx

Deanne K said...

Donna, she is a cutie!! I love your little flowers :)

WeirdCat said...

This is a lovely card, the elements all work together so well and I am always amazed at how well pink and brown go together!
Ruth x

Lia said...

hi donna,
your cards are stunning i love this stamp
hugs lia

Michele said...

Gorgeous card Donna. Love how you've coloured in the image and those yummy papers also. Hugs Michele x

Lynsey said...

Hi Donna, your daughter did do well! Sounds like you had a busy time. I love this card and your sewing looks great! I can't sew for toffee lol!
Hugs Lynsey:)

Debbie said...

A fabulous card Donna, I love the colours and the sweet image and your stitching is beautiful.
Congratulations to your daughter for her fab results for her solo.
Debbie x