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Monday 17 September 2012

Crafty Cardmakers Challenge 75 Stitching and Lace

Our Challenge this fortnight, hosted by Lin, is Stitching and Lace.
She would like to see some stitching, either hand, machine or faux on your project as WELL as some lace, real not faux. There is an added twist of using a sewing related image or stamp, if you have one, but it is not a requirement.

I had to make a 70th birthday card for a friend of mine, and I thought this was the ideal theme for that card.

So, for my card, I used a square card base, with the edges distressed with a Frayed Burlap distress ink pad. For the base layer, I used some backing paper from the Debbi Moore Haberdashery cd and  I distressed the edges of it with a Dried Marigold distress ink pad.  I used some lace from my stash to layer across the top of the base layer, and then overlaid that with my toppers - a dress stamp from Joanna Sheen, which was stamped onto cream card with versamark and embossed in fine gold, and tinted with the Dried Apricot distress ink.  The final touch was some quicky glue pen on the flower embroidery on the dress and some clear glamour dust.  
The locket was another Joanna Sheen stamp, embossed in gold on cream card and then inlaid with gold card cut to fit.  The "70" and the shamrock were peel offs, and I finished it with a pearl to go in the centre of the shamrock.

I used a nestie fancy label cut out in gold for my sentiment, and the Happy Birthday was a peeloff.

Finally, I stuck a pearl in the centre of the orange daisy, and added some faux stitching around the edge of the card, just outside the base layer. 

This week we are sponsored again by 

As a family business we're a friendly, helpful, bunch at Hobby Art.  All our stamps are designed by us and manufactured in Britain.
Look at the gallery on my blog - jennymayes.com - for lots of card ideas using the Hobby Art range. 
We're pleased to sponsor the Crafty Cardmakers Challenge and look forward to seeing the entries.   Good luck everyone.  Jenny and all. X

with this fabulous prize


  1. Hi Jackie...This card is sooo cool .
    I love the vintage look ...

    Hugs...Annette xx

  2. stunning card Jackie. Love it.
    Big hugs
    Doreen xx

  3. Fabulous, great background, love the vintage look as well.

  4. This is gorgeous - so many elements yet they work together perfectly!

  5. Wow ! what a fabulous card with so much going on but beautifully balanced and all of your embellishments work so fabulously together.


  6. What a stunning creation! I adore all the gold accents with the lace and pearls! A beautiful card!!! :)

  7. Great vintage feel to this - love the way the lace is on the diagonal - really effective!! Cxxx

  8. This is gorgeous, I love the gold tag and the vintage look.


  9. This is just so gorgeous, I love the vintage style and the dress stamp is fabulous and the locket is a great idea. I'm sure your friend will love her card.


  10. Jackie, I bet your friend loved this elegant card. Love the colours and the vintage feel matches the dress style perfectly.

    Sorry I haven't been around your blog lately, but hopefully now that I am settled I shall have more time for popping by.

    Lin xx

  11. I love the way you've layered this card and it's vintage style!


    Rebecca x

  12. This is a stunning card, love the gold and creams and that lace is gorgeous. So happy to be working along side you at CCM. xx

  13. Wow, just beautiful. What a pleasure to see your creation xx

  14. Stunning! So much detail. Looking forward to working with you over at CCM. Hugsxx