Saturday, 27 October 2012

In Stitches



Good morning Peeps, Saturday again and it's yours truly's turn to host this weeks theme at Allsorts which is 'In Stitches', so that means I would like to see some sort of stitching either real or faux on your work.

And before I go any further I have to say please don't look too closely at my stitching, a certain puppy called Poppy decided the wiring to my machine looked like a good past time and although hubby managed to mend it for me, if not working quite as it should and missing stitches here and there.

As Flonz Craft are a sponsor this week I have of course use one of their lovely images and again paper pieced at the stamps lend themselves so well to this technique, plus of course I can't colouring in for toffee. The  DP's are again Teresa Collins, I really love these papers they have a lovely texture to them, are double sided and so many have beautiful vivid colours totally appeal to me. I added a Marianne flower and swirl.

I'm looking forward to coming to visit all your entries, I really hope you can find time to join in.

48 comments:

  1. This is lovely Brenda, great paper piecing

    jacqui x

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  2. Gorgeous card love the image and the layout and paper's are beautiful, I love the stitching. Caroline xxx

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  3. Good morning Brenda, what a stunning card. I really love the vintage feel to it and your colours. The flower is a perfect decoration too and very clever how it matches the paper. Have a lovely weekend, the weather has turned quite chilly, keep snug.
    Jane x

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  4. That is a gorgeous card - the slightly wonky stitching adds to the handmade effect of a special card! Hope you're keeping well on this decidedly chilly Saturday morning!

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  5. This is really beautiful Brenda, I love the colour combo and paper piecing on the image.. I tend to forget this technique, and it's so fun.. Must try to remember it more. .. Hope your sewing machine is working well again now. Hugs xxx

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  6. Great card B love the unusual colour combo very striking

    Em xxx

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  7. This is lovely Brenda - a real vintage feel to it and the paper.These papers really suit the paper piecing on the dresses.
    I was determined to enter the Allsorts challenge last week but due to several phone calls yesterday missed the deadline. Grr. Will try for this week.
    Beryl xx

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  8. Gorgeous card Brenda. I love the image and fabulous colour combo.
    Have a good weekend
    Lorraine x

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  9. Beautiful, Brenda! What a gorgeous card. We have a little snow today - off to have a walk in Derbyshire. Hope you have a lovely relaxing and warm day ;0)

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  10. Love the paper piecing Brenda.. Lovely design too

    Hugs KElly

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  11. The paper pieced dresses look so elegant Brenda :)
    Von ♥

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  12. The paperpiecing is so beautiful with these stamps! And the colours so fresh. A beautifull card! A puppy stays a puppy, so wath if the stitches go a little bit of... Have a nice weekend! Hugs, Gerrina

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  13. Gorgeous card Brenda, beautiful colours and those ladies look stunning in their paper pieced dresses. It sounds like you're having fun and games with Poppy, so far our Barney has managed to chew through the wires of two phones chargers! Good job we love em lol
    Have a good weekend
    Claire xx

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  14. Delightful image & card Brenda, Jx

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  15. SUch a lovely card Brenda, great colours and love all the stitching

    Anne

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  16. Your lace looks beautiful with this & those colours really are super togehter - I'm itching to play with my watercolour pencils & colour schemes. I took my box out last night & tried a few of the pencils on different watercolour papers & was thinking of you! Hope you don't have too many more escapades with either of the terrors er..... terriers' teeth.
    Take care & much love
    Paula (PEP)

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  17. this is gorgeous Brenda. I love the image and the colours are so beautiful

    hugs Sue

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  18. Stylish ladies, Brenda! Great choice of pp! Have a lovely weekend! It's cold over here and luckily the sun is still shining!

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  19. Beautiful card Brenda, I like the paper pieced ladies, the papers, the design and the stitching.
    Kevin xx

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  20. Love your card Brenda. Those papers and stamps go so well together and are giving such a lovely vintage feel to the dresses. Our pets do tend to drive us up the wall sometimes, don't they, but it's usually impossible to get mad at them, since they are also giving us so much joy. One of my cats always wants to lie down on the stuff I'm working on at the table and is protesting loudly when I chase her off.

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  21. Such a great card Brenda. I love the paper piecing and such great colors. NancyD

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  22. Fabulous colours Brenda, and I think the stitching is charming. It makes it look real!

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  23. Beautiful card Brenda ! Your colours are fabulous, especially love the florish and flower. If you didn't point out the stitching, I wouldn't notice, but I think it gives it vintage character with a few gone off. Happy Weekend, Shirelyx ps.. it's a good thing our pets are so adorable and loving so that we are not too upset when they damage things.

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  24. This is a lovely card Brenda. I would not have noticed the stitching if you had not mentioned it! Lol, Dogs are worse than kids x

    hugs sally x
    sallysbitz.blogspot.co.uk

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  25. A fabulous card, love the stitching. Your coloring is wonderful.

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  26. Sorry Brenda but had to have a little giggle at your puppy ;-) Your card is beautiful, just love the colours x

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  27. Gorgeous as always Brenda :) The image is so classy! And I love the paperpiecing too, really looks so well :) one of my rescue cats sits on my craft desk because it's by the window she comes in through and she's too nervous to move too far from her escape route, so she's always chasing ribbons and stuff on my desk! Gotta love animals though :) And as for your stitching, it just adds to the vintage 'older' look so I wouldn't worry about it at all :)

    Tags xx

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  28. Oooh so gorgeous hun...and such a lovely stitch work too :o)

    big hugs Vicky xx

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  29. Your card is lovely (much better than my attempt this week). Naughty Poppy however do love a dog with a sense of humour!! hope you had a good day demoing. I was at Hobby arts workshop otherwise would have come to sir stamp xx

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  30. What a lovely elegant card!
    Hugs
    Kim M
    x

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  31. Lovely design idea!
    Beautiful card...the stitching looks just fine to me! Some people stitch that way on purpose!!!

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  32. A really beautiful image and gorgeous papers, I love the stitching and the few missing just adds character, such a beautiful card, love it, I hope you manage to get your sewing machine fixed too. Sorry I have been a bit rubbish with my commenting lately
    Lindsay xx

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  33. Great card, love the stitching and colours.

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  34. I wouldn't have even noticed the missing stitches if you had not said anything as I was so busy looking at the beauty of your card! Love the colours the stamp and especially how you have coloured in the dresses.
    Pearl x

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  35. It's a gorgeous card Brenda, love the color choices, the beautiful sketch, and at least you have a good excuse when your stitching is a little off. Mine usually is off because I can't figure out what's wrong with my machine, which reminds me the last time I used it I had to do "faux stitchig" because it decided to just tear the thread for no apparent reason.

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  36. This is beautiful, such a nice combination of colours and I like the effect of the stitching.

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  37. Gorgeously elegant, love the colours you have used. xx Flora

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  38. Gorgeous card Brenda...love that image!! I love your stitches they give a great effect.. I got a new sewing machine in Aug for my Birthday it's still in the box.. tut-tut... so Brenda you have given me the inspiration to join in the challenge will try to set it up later that should be fun! Hugs May x x x

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  39. love the paper piecing it is something id like to try this is beautiful thanks for sharing with us
    x

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  40. Beautiful card Brenda with such a stunning colour combo and gorgeous Flonz image, love these vintage designs! The stitching, flower and swirl are the perfect finishing touches!
    Missed seeing you at Sir Stamp yesterday, hope you are well...
    Hugs Nicola xxx

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  41. LOVE it and the colour combo is fab.
    Lynn x

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  42. Love this colour combo and lovely design Brenda. Gorgeous elegant image and that is yummy lace the bow is made from. Can I ask where it's from.
    Carolx

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  43. That is a beautiful image and an exquisite card. Hugs Mrs A.

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  44. Hi Brenda, just catching up on your gorgeous creations. This is lovely, love the papers and the dress looks fab paper pieced.
    Avril xx

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