Saturday, March 27, 2010

Tilda peeps over to Magnolia Down Under's Stitches Challenge

Hello to all of you,
I hope you have had a wonderful weekend so far,
lots of relaxing and crafting I hope!!
It is time for another challenge at
Magnolia Down Under
and this week we challenge you to use
real or faux or even paper
on your creations!!
There's a delish prize lined up from
BizzY Becs,
be sure to stop by and see what the
impressively fabulous design team girlies have crafted,
and then get to work on your stitchy Maggie project.

So those who regularly read the smut I push off as blogging know that my sewing machine and I are having a fight. It's nothing too severe, she will get over it if I listen to her needs, show a little sensitivity, maybe buy her some new thread or a fancy cover.... Just in time for the stitching challenge!! I keep breaking the needles, think the tension is off or something, I'll be trying again, but she is still mad so she might continue on with the needle breaking bullspit. I guess what I am trying to say is that I used faux stitching on my project, with protest.

I have coloured this lovely Maggie, kindly stamped for me by The Fabulous Sue Drees, with distress inks and Stickles, the pot that Tilda is sitting on is a built-up Penny Black image, I masked off several different PB stamps to arrive at that pot, as well as a Magnolia fence from the Shabby Chic collection. The checkered paper is K & Co. and the floral is Prima. I've folded some doilies to act as borders for my image and sentiment, sentiment is computer-generated, Blackadder font, my fave!! I took inspiration from Linda The Funkie Junkie and had a go with a button, somehow running lace through it makes it okay, buttons can be fab, oh yes, they can be fab!! Thanks for the inspiration Linda!!

Some of you will notice that my project is a little different than what was posted at MDUC. Dear Tab at 7 Kids College Fund sent out my emergency Maggie order of a couple older Easter images to pass the time while I anxiously wait for the new release..... These little chicks came this afternoon so I got to work completing my project, thanks Tab!! A lot of my cards turn into easle cards I just never update the post.

Sooo onto challlenges:
Fussy and Fancy: Easter
Just Magnolia: Sketch

more to come but my ass is sore from all this sitting, will finish this up in a bit!! Thanks for coming by and visiting, I hope your weekend is going wonderfully!!


Unknown said...

Hi sweetie, how are you?? Hope everything is good with you and the family!
What a gorgeous card you made!!! Love the spring colors, and the details and your coloring... Amazing! Just love it!!

Have a great Sunday!

Crafty Tam said...

Stunning card and excellent faux stitching!

Have a gentle word with your sewing machine and show her some love and I'll sure she'll be fine! You could tell her that there is a sewing machine heaven if she doesn't behave...

I've had mine for about 10 years and she's sitting in her box after shortening a pair of curtains but after seeing your stunning creations we may well be making friends...

Excellent blog and great ideas. Hope you don't mind me popping back but I won't be stealing your ideas, just learning! Hoping to get some Maggies very soon as I only have one at the moment and I love her when I get the time to say hello...

Hope your relaxing weekend continues and look forward to seeing more.

Hope your ass is better, lol!


Tammy xx

Nicolchen said...

Hello Stephanne

your card is such beautiful...the colors you´ve used are wonderful and the details are fantastic...a perfect creation :0)))


Elise said...

My Dear Stephanne ... hmmmm ... well, looks like your girl the sewing machine is just refusing to cooperate with you huh? What did you do to her?! What did you say to her the last time?! LOL! She sounds really pee'd off at you for the moment! LOL! You crack me up! But hey, on the brighter note .. when I saw the picture of your card before I read the post, I was thinking, "OHHH! She got her machine fixed!" So, that shows ... your faux stitching looks like the real thing baby ... even better! :)

Now your card ... my oh my! What another GORGEOUS creation this is!!! All those flowers and embellies, and that FANTASTIC colouring! Wowee! That punches of red in there is brilliant! And are those doilies or did you use punches?!! Whatever it is, i LOVE them! This is absolutely BEAUTIFULLY STUNNING! Thanks for always being an inspiration! :)

Tracey Feeger said...

Gorgeous card Stephanne. It looks wonderful. Love the little chicks and the image you used is just perfect. Love th epaper lace detail and of course all the flowers.Wonderful inspiration for anyone joining the challenge.

Lori said...

Wow Stephanne, when I read the challenge faux or real, I scrolled down and looked at your card and said "she did real" then I read your post! Can't believe how real that stitching looks. Sounds like a lot of work to get the flower pot so perfect, I hate but your creation is superb! I love the spring colours your chose, hope you're having a great weekend!!!!

Kylie said...

Gorgeous card Stephanne. Well worth that sore ass!! lol. Love everything about this card. You've put it all together perfectly!! Love it!

Kylie ox

Fran said...

Hahaha, I never considered your posts as smut before, you are one warped lady :) I will be calling your blog craft porn from now on!! Before I get into the gushing over how awesomly Stahptacular your fabby card is today I have to ask, is that font actually called Blackadder or is that just what you call it? Eother way it makes sense.
I noticed a lot of people are taking the sewing machines side in this arguement so I thought I would let you know I am will you on this one, you need to show her who's boss and having a sulk by snapping needles is not helping! That said I was going to show my poor neglected machine some love yesterday when I was making a card and then finished it off and completely forgot about the sewing... whoops. I thought about pulling it apart and doing the sewing but could not be bothered, lol.
So... I am loving the card, you are a very good little crafter to go to all the effort of masking, I'm too lazy and just cut things out and stick them on. The sewing looks amazingle real (maybe you don't need the sewing machine after all, that should scare her into behaving!) and the flowers and lace and bows all look wonderful. The button thing is a great idea, I love buttons but they never seem to work for me, I will so have to try this.
oops, that was a bit of a waffle, haha, catch ya later, Snoogens!

cabio's craft corner said...

Lovely, I am impressed with the doilies you used Stephanne. They are so cool and the way of this layout is gorgeous :o)

Jodie from Oz said...

Stephanne, wow, gorgeous card, the images are just the cutest. I too thought at first glance you sewing machine was playing nice today until I read your post. Your faux stitching is amazing as is your fabulous colouring, all your beautiful embellies and I too love love love the pop of red. The lace & gingham ribbon gives such a sweet country look to this amazing card, I love everything about this stunning masterpiece. Wow after looking at all your comments you are turning us all into wafflers bahahahahaha. Have a great week. Aussie hugs Jodie from Oz

Kellie said...

Where to start, hehe, few things, one you know if you never said no one would noticed? I had to really squint, tilt my head to the side and then ask Kira if that really was faux hehe! But you did the best of both worlds when you look at it!? Two, hun I am not sure was made me WOW first the gorgeous creation itself or the colours together that look absolutely amazing and suit her to a T. I absolutely Luuuuuuuv it! A fantastic inspiration to everyone playing along this week waffler ;)
Hugs Kel xx

Chantelle said...

This is soooo pretty - love all the lace, ribbons and flowers and you've coloured her in so gorgeously - great job with the stitching - well done!!

debby4000 said...

Oh fabulous Stephanne, love the colours and not forgetting the sweet Tilda.

Handmade with Love said...

Hi mate, that never is faux stitching! It looks like it has been done on a machine! Put her away in a cupboard if she won't be nice, you don't need her! Lovely creation as usual, beautifully coloured and I love the little chicks, can't wait for easter, all that chocolate, yum! Tracey x

Leigh said...

Hope you and your sewing machine can sort out these issues before your next stitching challenge. Love your card Stephanne. Beautiful.

Hanna said...

OMG!!!! Stephanne, this is art, hun!!!
Totally, amazingly, perfectly, breathtakingly, STUNNING!!!!!!!! ;o) Love everything about it. :o)

LOL! When I read about your sewing machine, well, what can I say, I still smile. ;o)
And I know exactly how you feel... my sewing machine is not nice to me either, don't matter what I tell her or how much thread I buy her. ;o)
Hope you and your sweing machine will be friends soon. :o)

Lots og hugs,

Debbie Pamment said...

So sorry you got a sore ass - hope it's better now - LOL. But girl - it was worth it to bring us this fabulouse work! I LOVE the country touches - the red gingham ribbon and other delights! Always inspiring - always amazing - always fun!

Hanna said...

... and oops, I forgot! :o)
Your faux stitching looks exactly like it's real. :o)
Actually, I thought it was real before I read about your sewing machine... :o)

Sending you lots of hugs,

Kimba-Slydog said...

So gorgeous! I love all that flowers. Wow!!!


Jane said...

Wow!!! this is stunning Stephanne! I love the colours and layout and all the incredible details! The checked ribbon looks amazing! hugs, Jane xxx

Tracey said...

This is just beautiful Stephanne!

Lori said...

Amazing faux stitching... coulda fooled me - well, actually you DID - lol! Beautiful work, Stephanne.
Love and hugs ~ Lori

Only By His Grace said...

A super card Stephanne!
I brought the tiniest sewing machine and it won't sew straight. It could be my eye sight.
your card is amazing. I love the faux stitching
and everything else.
hugs Marion

Sue said...

Aw, you colored her up so beautifully. I only colored her once, but didn't like the out come so never made a card yet, but now I'm inspired.
Love the red touches you used on this mostly pastel card. I love baby chicks, they are so darling on the inside of your card. Wonderful Wonderful............

Big Hug

Peggie said...

So very pretty. Love the gingham and lace.

Anneke said...

wonderful card with all the flowers, and tilda is beautiful colored

Claire Phillips said...

My sewing machine was bannished to the loft many moons ago when it wasn't playing nicely and every now and again I think about getting it back out - then I remember how irate it made me........Wonderful card - so much to feast your eyes on - stunning! x

Ellen said...

Beautiful Stephanne love the colours and the Gingham bow !!
The masking is beautiful and I love love this Tilda stamp.
Hugs, Ellen

Marlene said...

Bullspit! My new favorite word! HA HA HA!!!

GORGEOUS card, my dear!

Bengelmama said...

Eine Traumhaft schön Karte. Super Farben
Und die vielen liebevollen Details. Klasse.


Anonymous said...

I love those cute chicks--perfect with this Tilda! The doily borders are brilliant, and the touches of red are gorgeous. What a lovely Easter card! Fabulous faux stitching--it looks real! I think sewing machines really resent being expected to stitch on paper. Every time I do it, mine makes me feel guilty that I'm not sewing something more permanent, like a quilt!

Joanne said...

So pretty Steph, I love this Tilda stamp, the little chicks are so cute. Great job!

Christine Riley said...

Gorgeous card! I love the papers and layout and all the details you added.
Hugs, Christine

Renkata said...

Wow so beautiful. I love the pot and how Tilda is siting there. Great work Steph :)
Absolutly inspiring.

Maya said...

Such a beautiful card!
Love the details, colors and you have colored Tilda to perfections!!
Hugs from Maya :)

~Denise Lynn~ said...

Another gorgeous creation Stephanne! Love the country feel to this, all the details are amazing! Thanks for sharing with us at Just Magnolia this week, hope to see you back again! :)

Stempeltiger said...

Oh this is AMAZING Stephanne!
I love the colours you've used and you've coloured your Tilda beautifully! I love everything about it!
Have a great day.
Hugs, Swantje x

Marcea said...

what a gorgeous card. I just love your wonderful colours and such fabulous details. Great image too. Thanks for joining us on JM this week

having a {me} day said...

Gorgeous easter card, love the flowers and lace. Great stitching ... it looks real to me! Sounds like that sewing machine needs a good kicking - let it know who's boss! keeleyxx