This week over at Sweet Stampin' we want to have you in stitches. Pretend stitches or real stitches - we are not fussy as long as you have some kind of "Stitching" on your card.
At Christmas time, I bought myself a cute portable sewing machine - just for card making. It seemed like a good idea rather than get the clunker out every time I wanted to sew a piece of card. (or at least it now feels like a clunker since I got the flashy new portable one)
I know that it has been about 5 months since my actual purchase, but .... I had previously opened the box - to make sure that it was the red one and not the blue one. A little bit superficial, I know. So now, due to this challenge, it was time to throw away the polystyrene foam and look at that instruction book.
So ... reading the instructions - not one of my strong points. Threading the machine - once again, not a skill that I possess easily. Practicing with the stitches to see whether I wanted to use stitch A,B,C,D,E,F or G. And wouldn't you know it - I liked G.
Sew Sweet is our sponsor this week as well as our monthly sponsor, Joanna Sheen. So, provided you don't have boxes to open or instructions to read then there should be no excuse not to join in with this challenge.
Pop on over to Sweet Stampin' and check out the fabulous designs from the team.
I am entering this card in the following challenges:
Penny Black At Allsorts June Challenge - All my favourite things
(This stamp, flowers, 6x6 paper pads and stitching)
Lets Ink It Up #24 Use your favourite embellishments
(Flowers, mesh and stitching)
Deep Ocean #27 Sewing - faux or real
Celebrate the Occasion #65 Thinking of you (use a flower) Winner!
Paper Crafting Journey Colour it up
Crop Stop #75 Monochromatic
4 Crafty Chicks #93 Monochromatic Top 3