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Monday, 12 October 2009

Cupcake craft challenge #61 – DT card

CCC challenge 61 - buttons & stitches

CCC challenge 61 - buttons & stitches (close up)

Hello and welcome to a new week over at cupcake craft challenge. This week’s challenge is ‘buttons and stitching’ and for my card I used a digi image from DigiStamp Boutique called ‘Alex & Felicity’. Also there are 3 more images in the set and these are the current offer of the month. I coloured the image with my promarkers and added highlights with a white gel pen (oops I’ve just noticed that I’ve coloured her sleeve in the wrong colour lol!). The papers are all gorgeous MME from the bloom and grow paper pack (will have to re-stock as I’m using it all up) and the flowers are cut with my ek success retro flower punches. I used my martha stewart valentine lace border punch (available from dies to die for) for the decorative edge and also on the flowers (I’ve seen lots of other crafters do this so I thought I’d give it a go. Not perfect but I quite like the effect). My stitching is all ‘faux’, as I don’t have a sewing machine, and is done with a black fineliner pen. For around the image I pierced holes first before drawing in the stitches. The tiny heart buttons are from my stash and the sentiment is a hero arts stamp. Now the sketch I used was drawn by Donna’s 9 year old daughter Sophie – hasn’t she done an amazing job. It was lovely to use and one that I will definitely use again – thank you so much Sophie for letting me use your sketch. Our sponsor this week is The Creative Cottage.

I can’t wait to see your gorgeous creations and look forward to visiting your blogs. If you have time please check out the rest of the DT cards as they are stunning.

I'm also entering my card for the following challenges: stamping for the weekend - colour combo - orange, brown and green, secret crafter challenge - autumn colours and crafty calendar challenge - autumn. Have a fab Monday and thanks for stopping by.


Avril Ann said...

Denise I totally love this image, the papers are fab, I have the asparagus ones, but need to get these too, LOL, the colouring is fab, and even you pointing out a mistake, I cannot see it, we just to critical.....on our own work, I think this image would be fab for my daughter and her new fiance's xmas card, thanks for the inspiration, Hugs Avril xxxx

Clare (Littlebear) said...

Fabulous card! I think Donna's daughter should start her own challenge with sketches of this standard!
Clare x

debby4000 said...

Adorable card, sweet image and love those papers.

joey said...

Hi Denise this is gorgeous, fab image, and this colour combo works so well. Joey.x

Juls said...

great image, Love the colour combo and the gorgeous stitching detail!

Donna said...

I love the card you made with my sketch Denise! I am also happy that you liked my sketch enough to make a card with it! I love the papers you have used. I especially like the way you have layered the flower! The colours are lovely and I think the little heart buttons are a lovely touch!
( Donna's Daughter)

Georgia said...

Absolutely stunning Denise! These papers are gorgeous and I love the image - Sophie's sketch is fabulous! Thanks for joining in with the Crafty Calendar Challenge! :)
Georgia xx

Dragonlady said...

Hi Denise,

I hadn't noticed about the sleeve and even afterwards I can't really tell - the stitching is fab.

Ali x

Catherine said...

Your card is just fab, I love the colours, they match perfectly well. I love the highligts too, what a good idea ! Thanks for the inspiration !

Jane Carroll said...

very pretty card

thanks for joining us this week on SCSC:)

Hugs Jane x

Donna said...

Hi Denise, your card is sobeautiful, the colours and papers are so perfect! ROFL at you colouring Felicity's sleeve in wrong...I did exactly the same last week but managed to correct it just in time lol! I'm glad its not just me that does this kind of thing lol! Gorgeous card hun and the flower you have created is stunning! :) Donna x

Lisa said...

Hi Denise, Great card! I love the papers and such a fab image.

Thanks for joining us at the Crafty Calendar Challenge.

Lisa x

Stephanie said...

Cute cute card!

Penni said...

What a cute couple!! I love the way you've used the torn paper.

Thanks for joining us at SFTW this week, Good Luck!


Caroline said...

Great card Denise! What a fab image and the colours are perfect. Thanks for joining us at the Crafty Calender Challenge. Caroline x

crafty amy said...

Wow this is such a beautiful card. The layout is perfect and the colours are just right for our challenge.
Thank you for joining us at stampin' for the weekend and good luck with all the challenges.

X Amy X

Jill said...

beautiful card thanks for joining us at scsc hugs Jill xx

Love to Doodle! said...

Gorgeous Denise....Your faux stitching is fab....and the sleeve isn't noticible....Lovin those papers too...xx