Monday, 28 November 2011

Stampotique Designers Challenge - non traditional Christmas

The current Stampotique DC is non-traditional Christmas so I raided my vast box of hand made backgrounds and picked a couple that matched, found some matching cotton and added embellishments with the sewing machine.  The scalloped edges at the top are an automatic stitch on my machine, stitched on card.  I then gently tore away the surrounding card and because the stitches are so close together it just came away, leaving the scallops.

30 comments:

sam21ski said...

Great colour combo and love the idea of the stitching with that fab fun image

Sam xxx

patcrafts said...

This is really good I love the colours and the stitching is fantastic especially the scallops and the wording is perfect.Brilliant. xx

flutterbycrafter said...

Absolutely freakin love it, fantastic xx

Sid said...

Love your colouring on this card !!

Heather said...

I love the stitched elements on this card Carol, especially that scalloped edge. Brilliant idea.

Cath Wilson said...

Wonderful colour combo, Carol and I love that stitching! It looks fab. Great alternative Christmas x

Marilyn Rock said...

I love this Carol! I always like holiday art to have a bit of whimsy! Great colors, too!

penibear said...

Wow Carol, that's FAB.Great colours as everybody else says and I love the stitching. You've sure come a long way since you first picked up a stamp :):):)

Basement Stamper said...

Great colors! Love the card. Thanks for joining us at Stampotique Designer's Challenge.

Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

Fab background and great colours. Love the images too. Tracy x

herminesplace said...

Absolutely gorgeous, love it, awesome colours, love the stitching

hazel said...

Fabulous card, love the colours and the stitching.
xxx Hazel.

Jo Capper-Sandon said...

heehee a great little change there on that quote. Made me smile.
Love it all....the stitching adds a gorgeous bit of texture and pattern. Thanks for joining us over at Stampotique.

Shannon said...

I just love looking at your stamped masterpieces. Your very, very talented. And I always leave your blog inspired, thank you for that.

Also, "Happy Holidays" to you and yours.

karen said...

your pages aren't too bad either Carol!!! This is lovely, love the colour....

Willy said...

Fabulous card in wonderful colours! Thanks for joining us at SDC # 43.

Darlene said...

hahhaha great one !!!
darlene

Alison said...

Brilliant card Carol! The stitching is fab & I do love that phrase! x

SannaS said...

oh wow!! this is brilliant!! love the colors!! =)
hugs, SannaS

lena-dailyscrap said...

Lovely card! I really enjoy the colours!

Suzanne C said...

Love it! The colors are fantastic and the mushrooms are clever with the elf!

dutchstamptramp said...

Love that image and you did a great job with it, colourscheme is fab too! Thanks for joining the Stampotique designer's challenge

Paula Jane Atkinson said...

fabulous design Carol, I LOVE that colour combination!!

Joanna King (aka Asia K) said...

Love the colour combo and the images!!! Such a cool Christmas card :) Great work with the scalloped stitches!

Crafty mop said...

Yes although I think your is fantastic well done with the sewing ! X

Dotpat said...

Well Carol that is certainly different, brill though I like it

Gez said...

Brilliant card! Just love how you have altered the sentiment! Great!
Thanks for joining us at Stampotique Designer's Challenge.

Neet said...

Love it - and I am in awe of that stitching that you have done. This is a fab card and bound to create a smile for everyone who sees it.
Neet xxx

Juls said...

gorgeous!!! Love the colours and the fab stitching detail!!!! HUgs Juls

Kaz said...

This is gorgeous Carol, I love those colours together and the stitch is so effective. Thanks for joining us at Stampotique.