Tuesday, 28 February 2012

TTT #71 - Stitches ...Real or Faux!

Good Top Tip Tuesday all!

This fortnight's challenge is hosted by Janette and she has done us a fab tutorial using her sewing machine.

This fortnight's Challenge is....

Stitches - Real or Faux

Firstly our sponsors.....

Saturated Canary

1st Prize is 2 Digi images from her lovely Etsy Shop.

Hello! My name is Krista Smith.
I have been drawing and doodling my whole life...as far back as I can remember! Over the last year and a half, I have been selling it on Etsy. I was approached to draw stamps for Sugar Nellie, a stamp company based in Scotland. After designing only rubber for a year, I decided to branch out a bit into the digital world:). As an artist, I appreciate the versatility of digi's for the stamper. I also like releasing stamps that are a little more obscure or unique. Monsters, nerds with big glasses...even a mermaid:). Those ones are really fun for me to draw! After opening up my digi shop in the beginning of September, I've been busy filling orders:). I am really thrilled and very humbled that ladies are so receptive to my designs and seem to enjoy coloring them a lot! I am so inspired by these amazing colorists!! I have met so many wonderful, talented ladies through this business and look forward to building new friendships, too! My personal blog, Saturated Canary, is filled with bits of my family life, artwork, and a slight obsession with fashion;). I also run a new challenge/ inspiration blog, Saturated Canary Challenge with my amazing design team. I'd love to meet you and be inspired by your own creations! Do stop by and say hello!:)


The Crafty Pad

Prize 2 is 2 Digi Images from Debbie's lovely online shop.

Debbie at The Crafty Pad Stamp Designs says:
The Crafty Pad Stamp Designs is proud to sponsor Top Tip Tuesday. I own and run The Crafty Pad Stamp Designs. We offer a variety of both polymer stamps and digi stamps. Weekly challenges are held at The Crafty Pad Blog

My 'Stitches' card for this challenge is using the fabulous image Zorana from Saturated Canary and I coloured her with WC Pencils. The papers are from First Edition 'Hideaway'. The beautiful flower ribbon, lace and gorgeous butterfly are from WOC. That beautiful little leaf is a bead (I think - well they were with all of the other beads!!), I picked a couple of them up from a little craft shop I found on my recent holibobs in York. .......

This week is also a Top Tip Week too - so that means all of the DT are passing on their favorite Top Tips (don't forget we want to see some of your best Top Tips linked into your posts too this week), here's my Top Tip(s)....

Top Tip 1: You can buy VERY cheap little sewing machines ideal for your papercrafts - they look just like a full size machine just MUCH smaller and cost £10 (my daughter bought mine in Home Bargains)

Top Tip 2: If you don't have a sewing machine and would like to add some faux stitching to your cards use one of these......

...a sewing tracing wheel!
It's what I used on my card above!

We hope to see you over at Top Tip Tuesday for this fab Stitchy challenge - with your Top Tips too :)

Some Challenges I'd like to enter my card into......

Crafter's Companion - Anything Goes

ABC - J for Jazz it up!

PollyCraft - Teenage dream

Party Time Tuesdays - Anything Goes!

Simon Says Stamp - Use 3 Different Papers

Cute Card Thursday - Winged Things

Crafty Catz - ...beginning with B - Butterfly!

Stampin' For The Weekend - Bingo - Pearls, Lace & Polkadots

Allsorts - Anything Goes

Sentimental Sundays - Lace & Pearls

Cupcake Inspiration - Inspired by the 'spring' colours of the cupcakes.


  1. AWESOME card and tutorial. Your coloring is fantastic and perfect for the lace and pearls challenge. Thanks for joining us at Sentiment Sundays and please join us again soon.

  2. Just adorable. Love the idea of using the wheel. Got to try that one. Thanks for joining us at Sentimental Sundays. Olivia

  3. This is gorgeous, I love those flowers :)
    Thanks for joining us at Sentimental Sundays & Good Luck!

  4. Great card Carol, I adore that butterfly, the image is gorgeous and the faux stitches are perfect!
    Thanks for entering our Free Choice challenge over at Allsorts this week and good luck!
    Hugs Nicola xxx

  5. A lovely card, the colours are so pretty
    Thank you so much for entering our FREE & EASY challenge at ALLSORTS this week, good luck & hope you’ll join us again!
    I have candy if your interested
    Hugz Fleur xXx

  6. Beautiful card!
    Many thanks for joining in the
    ♥Cute Card Thursday Challenge♥
    this week! Debxx

  7. beautiful card...lovely details and colors...thansk for sharing at cupcake inspirations

    sweetie dt

  8. Your card is beautiful, I love all the lace and pearls! Thanks for playing along with ABC Challenges!

  9. WOW your card is so cute! Thanks for playing along with us at Sentimental Sundays.

  10. Oh wow this is a wonderful creation, beautiful colour theme and image is adorable and so beautifully coloured and its just perfect for this weeks challenge

    thank you so much for joining us at the Crafty Catz Eye Spy something beginning with B and we hope you stop by next week and join in with the fun,

    Good Luck with the challenge,
    Hugs Bridget :0) x

    Crafty Cat Dt

  11. This is so pretty!!! Thanks for the fabulous tip about faux stitching--I need to buy a tracing wheel!!!! LOVE the card you've made--it is beautiful! :)

  12. Wonderful card!! Thanks for joining us at Sentimental Sundays this week.
    Hugs, Bente

  13. love your roses. Thank you so much for joining Stampin for the Weekend with this creation and good luck!

  14. hmm, very great style.. you got it, i love the sketches.. the colors,, and also the classy look of these cards.
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  15. beautiful card, love that butterfly!

  16. A gorgeous card Sandra - I love the the colours and these images are my fav. I would like to nominate you for the Versatile Blog award. Please pop over to my blog for details at

  17. The color, design and layout all are best, and that cute butterfly is best of all.

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