Saturday, 20 November 2010

Sew distressing and improvisation

I decided to try and get ahead and preempt my son and his Christmas card demands. In past years he's decided to tell me he wants umpteen christmas cards with only a couple of days notice , so I have already started asking who he will want cards for, so far he is only sending 5. He did tell me he wants some blank mugs so they can be personalised, not sure where he thinks I can cunjure those from as as yet I'm not allowed to drive (post-op) and that might be a stretch too far for hubby and his weekend grocery shop.

There are 3 boy cards which he wants in traditional colours and 2 girly pink cards, so not my style. The images I have had approval for so far are manga santa and elf, anf fairy and gingerbread girl all from Sugar Nellie and Funky kits so expect to see those over the next few posts. Here is the first. 

I put him on a gold pearlised card , I know probably wasted on a teenage boy but hey can't drop the standards or son won't approve. I coloured with promarkers and added some rub ons for sentiment and stocking. The backing stocking paper was a magazine freebie last year mounted on green mirri card. I did try stitching with my new mini sewing machine but as yet I haven't sorted out the tension, it seems so much harder than my big multi stitch sewing machine, but I'll get there and it put the stitch hole spacings neatly speaced even if I didn't get the line quite straight. The improvisation is the thread, I had to use ordinary cotton as I did intend using some metalic thread that is in my embroidery box, quite a large box containing books , threads fabrics etc and on top of my cupboards so I was unable to lift it down , hence the improvisation so I tried to make up for it by doing chain stitch instead.

I would like to enter this card for the following challenges:-

Passion for promarkers-distressing and stitching
Frosted designs-distressing

20 comments:

Monica said...

Wow! Love this happy, happy card... so colourful, just right for kids.

Superb!

xxx Monica

Sue C said...

Really pretty card Julye, you've done a great 'distressing' job ! Thanks for joining us at PfP. Sue C x

Suzie said...

A beautiful card, I love your colouring. Thank you for visiting my blog and your kind comments on my handmade watch. I use stretch magic for the bracelet which you thread the beads on and then just knot and hide under a bead it is very easy and as it stretches can be made to fit any size of wrist. Hope that helps. Hugs Suzie xxx

Hazel (Didos) said...

Ah what a cute wee elf. Love the card its so cheerful. Thanks for joining in with us on MAWTT this week Hazelxox

Lisa Jane said...

fab bright and cheervful card - love that little elf
Thanks for joining us at MAWTT this week
Lisa ;)

TG said...

Great card Julye. Thanks for joining us this week at PfP, good luck.
Hugs Tracy x

li-bee-ti said...

Cute image and great coloring!
Thanks for playing along with us at Frosted Designs!

Nikbee said...

A fab card. I love the little elf.

Nikki x

Karen said...

Very nice, thanks for joining us at DCD Christams Club.
xx

chrissy xx said...

What a cutie. LOve your colouring. Thank you for joining us at Die cut Dreams Christmas Club.
Chrissyxx

Shell Shearer Swinscoe said...

Fab card hun, just love the elf & the colour combo is fab!
Thank you for sharing with us at MAWTT this week! hugs shell xx

The Crafty Den said...

Hi Julye, what a gorgeous card. I love the image and your colouring is fab. Your stitching is fantastic. Thanks for sharing with us at PFP this week. Hugs, Denise x

Anja's KortKreasjoner said...

Such a great card. Thank you for joining us at PFP this week.
Hugs, Anja

Julie said...

Great card Julye and I love your distressing and stitching! Thanks for joining us at PFP this week. Juliexx

Andie's Space said...

Hi Julye,
WOW, chain stitch, I'm impressed, I haven't done that since school! This looks fab. Thanks for joining us at PFP.
Hugs,
Andie xx

Michele said...

Love your wonderful card Julye. Thanks for joining us this week at PFP. Hugs Michele x

Trisha said...

Great card! Love the bright, cheery colors. Thanks for joining us at DCD's Christmas Club. xox Trish

Debs said...

fabby card !!..thanks for sharing it with us at PFP...Hugs Debs x

Evgenia said...

Lovely card! thank you for playing with us at Die cut dreams christmas club!

Hugs from Russia.

The Crafty Goat Girl said...

Hi there, wonderful take on the sketch, great colours and lovely images. Thanks for taking part in this weeks challenge over at MAWTT, Heidi x