Wednesday, 6 July 2011

Simon Says...................a Stitch in Time

We had some fabulous entries to our  Lemon and Lavender challenge at the Simon Says Stamp challenge - I don't know about you but I love the colour combination so much I had to stop myself from using it if fear of boring you all to death!!

This week we are joined by our Special Guest in the Spotlight NADINE , please give her a warm welcome.

 This week our challenge is "A Stitch in Time" so we would love to see stitching on your projects this week.

 This is another one that didn't photograph well, the colours and papers seemed to just merge together!!

I used the pretty Wish Granted Tilda, coloured her in Copics and then cut her out and stood her against a Round Nestabilities circle, I cut another circle using two of the dies and set it off centre. Against these I added some MFT Stacking stars to echo the shape of her wand. The beautiful papers are Graphic 45 Once upon a Springtime - they are luscious, I love both the quality and the designs. I couldn't find my Tim Holtz corners anywhere,  (I've been tidying up and moving things around again - not a good idea)but I did find these which I've had for at least 2 years and some of them I had already coated with Tim Holtz adirondack paint dabbler so I used Copics to colour them green to match the papers and then scuffed them up a little.
I stamped some extra stars around Tilda with a tiny stamp I have and coated them with the obligatory Stardust Stickles.  I used Spellbinders Fancy tags to cut a sentiment panel for the easel part of the card.

I cut my leaves with  a Magnolia Leaf die, my flowers are Prima Athena flowers and some old Prima ones that were too large so I scrunched them up to use as centers for some others.

A close up the the stitching - I have this fancy stitch on my machine which I have used only once before and won't be using again until I go out and purchase a few miles of thread.

As always, you can win this INCREDIBLE prize and a huge thank you to Heidi and the team at Simon Says Stamp for providing an amazing prize week after week!



Michele said...

Such a gorgeous card Heather. Love the colouring of the sweet image and the details also. Hugs Michele x

Cheryl said...

oh hun this is just brilliant oh the detail on this is just amazing ,oh you do make the most stunning cards hun,just love seeing what you make,hugs cherylxx

Mandy's Magnolia cards said...

wooow i love it!!
very very beautiful creation!
greetings, Mandy

Kirsty-Anne (Kitty) said...

Hi wow she is so pretty ! I love the stars the flowers adore the stitching love it all ! Kitty :D

Chrissy said...

How you amaze me everytime with your gorgeous cards Heather. Love the papers and fabulous image.Just beautiful.

chrissy xx said...

Gorgeous! Fabulous colours! Adore those stars they look soooo pretty and one cute Tilda!
p.s. Your stitching was well worth the thread you used lol.

Anesha said...

Beautiful card, love the stitching!

Paula said...

Your shading of the hair & dress is phenomenal - & I love your improvisation with that corner as it works superbly. Delightful shabby chic theme to this too.
It's fatal tidying up.
Paula (PEP)

America said...

WOW!! I love the off circle image and stars and flowers.... Gorgeous detailing all around. Beautiful colors!!! You're amazing GF!! :)

Moni said...

Hi my dear, another stunning card, great details, love the stitching, image is so cute. You are one fab designer, love your creativity. Have a fab day. HUgs,moni

Mephisto said...

OMG, your card is really wonderful!
love the warm colors on it and the fabby image!


ellabella said...

Wow Wow love your card and all the lovely details!such a gorgeous card!

Brigitte said...

WOW, your coloring is flawless!!! I just love your style and the colors you used! Fantastic job!!!

Lorraine A said...

Fantastic card Heather, there is so much to see and admire on this without it being TOO fussy ,,, I love the starry background and the circle with stars ,,, reminds me of Jupiter ! ,,,

Lols x x x

Melissa Bove (SCS ~ Melissa1872) said...

Your card simply blew me away Heather! So, so gorgeous!! Love it!


Sue said...

Hi hun
aww gorgeous card, awesome colouring as always, fabulous stitching, beautiful papers & embelies, sue,x

Kathy said...

Heather this is absolutely gorgeous!!! WOW all the details just blow me away and your coloring is always stunning!!! Love this card!!!!!

email: said...

Absolutely elegant and beautifully done, Heather! I love the flowers and the subtle stitching is SEW beautiful! ;)

Simon Says Stamp!

Helga said...

Die Karte ist wundervoll gestaltet, die Tilda perfekt coloriert. Alles passt perfekt zusammen.
Liebe Grüße

Liz's creative corner said...

Hi Hun, wow gorgeous card love Tilda's skirt, fab papers and embellishments,

what were you doing moving stuff again you know it doesn't work! just helps us loose more stuff lol, still not found things from when I had to move my craft room from before lol,

what you up too? anything interesting? hugs Liz xx

Christina C. said...

I am blown away by this gorgeous design. Tilda is spectacular and all the wonderful details are a treat for the eyes.

Squirrel said...

This is exquisite sweetie! I adore those stars, and your colouring is just delightful.

Can you tell me how I ought to contact HM&F? I tried e-mailing America but haven't had a response. I guess she's busy with all the celebrations. Mwah!
Rosey x

Squirrel said...

Panic over, America just contacted me back LOL

Leslie Miller said...

You do the most amazing coloring and make the prettiest cards! I just love this gorgeous, feminine creation of sweetness!

Teresa said...

Oh wow this is a stunning card. Teresa xx

Jo (Boots the Monkey) said...

Stunning card Heather, love the colour combo and all your pretty details. I know what you mean about the stitching, it is beautiful but I am amazed at how much thread these sorts of stitches use :O

Love 'n' Hugs,

Jo xxx

Mandy said...

Flipping heck hun you don't half knock out some stunners. I LOVE your card Heather, those little stars look fab beside sweet Tilda and the scrunched up flowers look gorgeous
hugs Mandy xx

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