Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Stitch It Up

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 This week Paper Pretties challenge PWC138 is "Sew - real or faux".   My card has machine stitching but I like faux stitching too.  It's one of those things that will dress your card up a little more.  So if you don't have a machine or are too scared to use one, just draw some lines on your card.  Now which is more intimidating to you drawing or sewing? From what I've read on other blogs and forums I think that one is pretty well divided.  Here's my philosophy, just give it a try.  What have you got to lose, a little bit of paper?  Try it on a scrap, then you don't have to worry at all.  I'm sure you'll do better than you thought.                                      
This week I'm using "Brew Your Coffee".  I can smell the coffee now.  I love the smell of coffee.  I'd rather drink tea but for the aroma, you can't beat coffee.  And of course you have to drink your morning coffee in your favorite mug, I bet you have a favorite.  It's just right size and weight and you love how it feels when you hold it.  If you don't have a favorite you're missing a crucial part of the morning ritual.  You need to find a mug that you can tell your kids to put down whenever they touch it, and of course that will make them want to use it more. 

don't foeget the inside

While you're drinking your morning coffee you're probably checking out your favorite blogs (I hope you've put this one on your list!) to see what's new.  Don't forget to check out the rest of the design team's creations.  After you've done all that (how many cups of coffee did you go through?) it's time to get cranking on your card.  Link it up on the Paper Pretties blog, you could win something just for playing.

Here's the deets:
stamp - Paper Pretties - "Brew Your Coffee"
ink - Memento Tuxedo Black on front; Memento London Fog on inside
paper - SU cs and "Razzleberry Lemondade" dp
miscellaneous - copics; buttons; charm; SU border punch, corner punch and ribbon; TCP twine; stickles

Here's the challenges:
Paper Pretties PWC138 - Sew real or faux
Polka Doodles week 3 - There's No Place Like Home (the cups are houses - works for a new house card)
City Crafter week 41 - Sew Fun

Thanks for stopping by, I hope you'll join us in the Paper Pretties challenge to Sew and that you'll come back to visit me again.


  1. can you see my nodding my head in agreement!? however, coffee or 'espresso' is a daily event, not just a morning ritual! :) i love the warm happy colors, and the charm...couldn't be better!

  2. Gorgeous card the nice bright colors of that BG paper...and your stitching is perfect!

  3. What a gorgeous card. I love the color combo.
    Thanks for joining us at Polka Doodles.

  4. This is really cute Chris. I love that image and the colors are perfect you used.

  5. Ohhh Chris this is FABULOUS, I ADORE your colors!!!

  6. What a gorgeous card, Chris! I LOVE the colors and the cute image! Hugs

  7. Oh, I love the colors you chose! So bright and cheery for this time of year! And I am a little jealous of your sewing skills! I almost tried to sew around a circle, but decided to save my sanity...or what I have left of it!

  8. Great card, the colours are fab, really bright and cheery. Glad you could join us at Polkadoodles this week. Good luck!
    Colette xx

  9. Wow, a lot of stitching there, thanks for sharing it with us at CCCB!

  10. So glad you did the stitching it is fabulous ... brilliant card for the challenge thanks for joining us this week at CCCB

  11. A perfect card for Polka Doodles Challenge! Thanks for joining us!!

    Saskia :)

  12. Wow! That is such a lovely card! Thanks for entering the Polkadoodle Challenge - hope you can join us again next week!

  13. Beautiful! Love the design and color combination!
    Thank you so much for playing along with CCCB!

  14. A fabulous card - just love those cups as houses. You're right too, my coffee is right next to me as I do my commenting!
    Thanks so much for sharing your creation with us at Polka Doodles New Home challenge and hope to see you again.

  15. great card. Thanks for joining in the polkadoodles home challenge


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