Monday, March 21, 2016

Birds of a Feather ... STITCH together!

Hello All ...
I'm back again with a 2nd post for today.

Over the weekend I was working on several card creations
commissioned by the local Tea Shoppe for an event they are participating in 
at a local Sewing Center.  The name of the event is identified in
the title of my post and this is one of several cards I've created for them so far.

Also, while doing my DT commenting, I came upon a couple of challenges I thought 
would be great fun to participate in.  So here we go ...


One of those challenges I mentioned is the Spring Coffee Lovers Blog Hop
The theme (as you see) is SPRING and must include a tea &/or coffee inspired design.

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There's a huge amount of prizes being given away and the
inspiration at this site is AWESOME!!  Be sure to pop over and check it out!


Another theme I saw in my commenting venture is the STITCHING challenge
at the Pile It On Challenge Blog.   Since stitching is a requirement
of my card commission, it only stands to reason I should enter this sweet creation.
The challenge specifies real or faux stitching so I
chose faux stitching around my image and as you see I've also
used some double stitched (old) SU ribbon.  That counts ... right!?!  LOL

Other challenges to share in:

Clear It Out Challenge - Anything Goes/Patterned Paper Over a Year Old
Fresh Brewed Challenge - Anything Goes
Die Cut Diva's Challenge - Something Spring

Thanks so much for taking the time to stop by today!
As always ...

Recipe:
Papers:  White cs, Marianne Designs 'French Roses' dp
Image:  Tea Flower purchased on Etsy
Dies:  Impression Obsession 'Rectangle 6-in-1 Frame' #DIE242, Spellbinder 'Blooms 4' #S2-047), Sue Wilson 'Laurel Leaves' #CED1437
Accessories:  Fine tip black marker for faux stitching, Spectrum Noir alcohol markers for coloring of leaves, SU double stitched ribbon, White Liquid Pearls

31 comments:

Sylvia said...

Beautiful images, Darlene and your flower is fabulous! Happy Monday and Happy Hopping!

Bunny said...

Beautiful paper and flowers. Very nice card and faux stitching.

Sue Reynolds said...

Gorgeous card, love the panel with the faux stitching, and lovely flowers and design papers you used...beautiful card.

Lisa said...

Oh this is beautiful! I love all winged things... love the colors ..

Ceal said...

so pretty :)

Michelle N. said...

This is so gorgeous! Your elements just flow together to make a visually stunning creation-thanks for joining us at Die Cut Diva's!

Ann said...

Lovely card.

Karen B. said...

Such a beautiful and serene card!

Kim Heggins said...

Oh....this is so beautiful.

Rebecca Yahrling said...

Beautifully designed card - love it!

~amy~ said...

Such a pretty vintage inspired design! Love that bird!

Tonya said...

Your card is lovely.

Celeste Goff said...

Such a beautiful card! Love the feminine Victorian look of it!

Diane said...

Gorgeous card...love the pink and the pretty blue of the bird and of course that very pretty flower, too!

Shelly said...

Oh, this is so pretty!

TracyM #6773 said...

DELIGHTFUL card Darlene!!!
LOVE your focal image and fancy framing, LOVE your PRETTY papers and flowers too!!!

Helen F. said...

Gorgeous vintage card!

Dawn E said...

super sweet spring card!

Dewi Lestari said...

Lovely design! Thanks for joining at Lemon Shortbread: Anything Goes
Hugs
Dewi

Leslie Miller said...

How beautiful! This card will really be a hit. I love the image, the paper, and your fabulous corner flower/foliage arrangement. And, of course, the IO frame is one of my best loved dies. Awesome gorgeous card, Darlene!

D.Ann C said...

This is lovely and your faux stitching is great!

Tina said...

This is lovely...thank you for sharing at Pile I t On Blog

Tina
dt

Teresa Godines #6857 said...

What a darling card. Love that you used the background paper within your flower. TFS

Hetty said...

Such a delightful card,lovely framed image.

Bad Kitty said...

very nice card!
Bad Kitty's Craftroom
>^.^<
Fiki

StampingbugKerry said...

Such a pretty image. Love the flower dies. :)

Carrie Sheridan said...

Beautiful card! Love those flowers! I just became a follower of your blog and would be honored if your returned the favor! My blog is http://carriescustomcards.blogspot.com
Have a blessed Easter!

Gail said...

So lovely Dar!

Tracie Pond said...

Such a beautiful frame!

Arlene said...

How lovely.

So glad you joined us at Die Cut Divas.

Helen said...

Wonderful card - love that beautiful flower!
Thanks for playing at Pile It On!
Helen x