Monday, 6 February 2012

Where did you get that Hat?

Woke up this morning to a wonderful pea souper of a fog - Looked like someone had stolen the world when I looked out of the window!
Has cleared a little bit now but not a day for doing a lot although I do need to do a bit of shopping for boring things like window blinds and a light fitting.
Have another distressingly stitched creation to share before I go spending money -
my previous stitched cards have been done on a tiny battery operated machine bought for about a tenner! I have long been the owner of a rather large fancy Brother portable machine and am also the proud owner of a Singer machine complete in a solid wood drop down table that belonged to my grandmother and was bought for the princely sum of £5 4s 11d over 50 years ago - both work perfectly and I used the Singer machine a lot to make my own curtains and stuff when I couldn't afford to buy ready made or have someone else do them for me!
The Brother, sadly, has seen the light of day 3 times in the last 5 years - but I made a resolution to use is this year - and yesterday I did.
So here is the finished project (she says smugly!) complete with a fancy stitch -I ignored the comments of DH about getting dust on the card etc etc etc

The image is of course from LOTV, mounted onto a brown cardstock frame cut with a nestie then layered onto a doily.
The papers are part of a pile of Candy stash I received from the lovely Debby - they're called 'Isabelle' by First Edition.
Distressed them all, stitched together, added a sentiment stamped in Vintage Sepia versamark and a flourish cut in co-ordinating card.
Finished off with a couple of bronze pearls, lightly glittered flowers and a couple of pearl pins.
 Here's a little peep at the inside too! 


Challenges -
Pixie Dust - Girly Girl
Poodles Parlour - Anything Goes
Fussy and Fancy - Polka Dots
Craft Your Days Away - Get Stitchy
Hotshot Crafts - Flowers

Thanks for visiting - have a lovely day whatever you're doing. x

26 comments:

  1. This is wonderful Viv
    Thank you for joining us at HSC for our flower challenge

    Hugs Sarah

    p.s. I have mini blog candy on offer for old and new followers

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  2. Just love this Viv,the colours are wonderful, hope you're well, luv Georginax

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  3. great card viv.. love the stiching sassxx

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  4. Stunning ...love everything you have done to the card ...Sue

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  5. Gorgeous card Viv, I love the stitching and of course the fabulous hat.
    Yvonne x

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  6. Fabulous card Viv, I like the sweet image, the colours and of course the fabulous stitching.
    Kevin xx

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  7. Thought you always said you couldn't do stitching!! Brilliant card x

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  8. Gorgeous card Viv, love the colours. Sue x

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  9. a stunning card viv .so many gorgeous details and the stitching is superb
    thanks for joining us at the poodles parlour and good luck
    tracey x

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  10. Oh this is lovely, you are so clever, I love the colours, and the stitching of course. xx

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  11. Beautiful card, lovely stitching, colours and papers. Thanks for joining us at Poodles Parlour, good luck cheers Sue N x

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  12. Excellent card, just love this image and the lovely pastel colours you have used. thank you for joining us at Poodles Parlour

    Sylvia xx

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  13. Wow! bet the big one wondered what was happening - now keep it out and USE IT!! lovely card by the way!

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  14. Viv! It is so good to hear from you! Your work is AMAZING. I love the complexity and all the layers... the colors... the textures. You have fabulous taste :)

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  15. OOh smarty pants arent we getting clever its just stunnning and I love these papers, I have got them too and havent been able to use them yet, cos I dint know what colour to use on the image, well Imight copy lol, corker me darlink xx

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  16. Wonderful card, very sweet image and great colours :o)
    Jackie xx

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  17. so stunning viv.i love the stitching and gorgeous image and colours :D

    xx coops xx

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  18. Great card, lovely colours and details. The hatpin makes it. Thanks for playing with us at the Poodles Parlour,blessings Hilde

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  19. Wonderful card and I just love the image.

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  20. Wow Viv!!!

    Loving those papers, the layout and all the gorgeous stitching.

    Very special indeed!

    Love Jules xx

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  21. Oh this is so beautiful, what a sweet image.
    luv
    Debby

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  22. What a wonderful creation!

    This is just very prettyful!  Smiles. :0)

    Krafty Karen DT for Poodles Parlour.xx

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  23. Your work is outstanding ..love all you have done !!!I have been a seamstress most of my life and never seen anything like this amazing way of making cards ...you have inspired me to have a go !!! ...Where is my sewing machine !!!!!

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  24. Stunning card love the colours,layout n that cute image.I have just bought a beginners sewing machine but don't know how to sew on me cards.Hugs xx

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  25. Beautiful card! Lovely image, colours and flowers! Thank you for taking part in CYDA's Stitching challenge xx

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