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


craftymum said...

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

Jan said...

Adorable card Viv xx Jan

georgina said...

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

sassy said...

great card viv.. love the stiching sassxx

craftysue49 said...

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

Meggymay said...

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

McCrafty's Cards said...

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

Jan said...

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

Anonymous said...

Gorgeous card Viv, love the colours. Sue x

lalkygirl said...

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

Lizzy said...

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

Sue Nicholson said...

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

Sylvia x said...

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

Sylvia xx

Maureen said...

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

ReneeBuchananArt said...

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 :)

June Nelson said...

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

Jackie said...

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

coops said...

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

xx coops xx

happyglitzygirl said...

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

Clare said...

Wonderful card and I just love the image.

Jules said...

Wow Viv!!!

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

Very special indeed!

Love Jules xx

debby4000 said...

Oh this is so beautiful, what a sweet image.

Karen said...

What a wonderful creation!

This is just very prettyful!  Smiles. :0)

Krafty Karen DT for Poodles Parlour.xx

craftysue49 said...

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

Lee said...

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

Lesley said...

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