Friday, 5 September 2008

Card for Emma..

I bet you thought I'd given up crafting, didn't you? Ha! Well, you were wrong! ;o) I made this little beauty a couple of days ago, but couldn't post it until the recipient received it. I'm sure it must have arrived by now, and I have been BURSTING to blog it, so here it is.

I am late with my entry because of exciting events in my life lately, but the layout is based on the wonderful Sketch #2 from my very talented Funky Hand design team-mate, Carol. (Do check out her blog.. she is an amazing designer! And she will be posting her sketches every fortnight. The next one is due to be revealed on Tuesday.)

Now, I do not possess a sewing machine, and wouldn't know how to operate it if I did! So check this out.. this card is hand-stitched! Took forever and made my hand hurt! I think it may be a while before I do that again!
The cream paper is an interesting thing... one of those happy accidents. You can't see from the photo, but it has a lovely soft, velvety texture. It was the result of a mistake. I decided I didn't like a panel I'd adhered to a previous card, so tried to remove it, but it was stuck fast and only the surface came away, leaving this rough creamy-coloured stuff underneath. I was trimming it off to salvage the card base to use for matting, and was about to dispose of the rough bit of card, when I noticed its beautiful texture. I stamped and chalked the rose on it, and it looked wonderful, and inspired the rest of the card!

23 comments:

  1. it's sooo feminine, full of beautiful touches. I really like the chalked roses and your hand stitching :)

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  2. OMG that card is absolutely stunning - once again you have made an totally gorgeous card!!

    Lucky recipient I say!!

    Leanne
    xx

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  3. It's absolutely stunning!! Wow, I can't believe it's hand-stitched! It must have taken forever to do that, but it looks great. The colors are amazing! Love it!!

    Have a great weekend!

    Hugs,
    Gunhild

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  4. What a beautiful card!! Love it! :)
    Best regards Inger

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  5. It is very lovely.....I love all of it :D

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  6. Wow! That's gorgeous! And hand-stitched?! Lovely!

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  7. Beautiful, Christine. The detail alone is phenomenal. I love all of the feminine little extras, pearls, etc.

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  10. Wellll!! You have excelled yourself with this beauty!!
    Stunning and full of fabulosity!!!
    Lucky lucky recipient!!

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  11. A card to die for, I would say.

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  12. And its more beautiful in real life. Thank you so much Chris. I had to pick it up from the post office and thats why its taken me so long to get it! Thank you, thank you, thank you!
    Big hugs Emma.x

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  13. Beautiful, all the details are stunning and very elegant! I'm not surprised Emma loved it! TFS Kim

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  14. Wow this is a real stunner - love all the little details and it must have taken ages to hand stitch - a real labour of love
    Love
    Kath
    xxxx

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  15. WOW wow wow, this is outstanding Chris, it's perfection of confection {well it rhymed LOL} It really is a stunning piece!
    Emma I am sure will treasure it forever!
    Jx

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  16. Chris, this is wonderful! I love every thing about it!!

    Katie

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  17. Oh wowsers!! Chris this is stunning! Absolutely gorgeous! :)

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  18. Hi Chris,

    Just dropping by as I have been away for a few days. Many congrats on your new job-I hope it goes really well.

    I love this card-it has fantastic texture and the colours a really beautiful-just gorgeous.

    Love Sarita xxx

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  19. Absolutely stunning hun ~ she'll love it :)

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  20. Oh WOW! This is completely GORGEOUS! Such a wonderful vintage feel to it! The stitching and all the flowers and embellishments are awesome! Love it!
    Hugs,
    ~Angie

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  21. Worth every moment of work that you put into it.

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