Sunday, 20 October 2013

A stitch in autumn

This is a card I made a while ago when I fancied doing some sewing and thought these buttons added a bit of extra interest.
Not sure how I came up with the design or sentiment, I probably saw something that led to the design but think it will make a good male card for an autumnal birthday or retirement or even a thank you card.

Buttons are from a kit not sure where from
silks and fabric from my stash

I'd like to enter this card into the following challenges:-

creative inspirations-fall/autumn colours
paper pretties-permission to embellish
opus gluei-male card
joanna sheene-button it up
scribble and scrap-always anything goes
Robins fetish- autumn/fall
OSAAT-anything goes


Alyx said...

Fab card Julye. Gorgeous colours.

Thank you for joining us over at the Scribble and Scrap Challenge. Good luck.

Crafteezee said...

Fabulous Julye, I really appreciate the work involved in the stitching. So theraputic to do though.

I tried to email you regarding the boxes that I used and it was bounced back to me with a permanent error. If you can email me on, I can give you all the details.

Tracy x

Andree said...

A brilliant card. The stitched panel and the buttons are fabulous. I just love the cute ladybird.

Thank you for joining in with the Scribble & Scrap challenge and good luck x

Electra said...

This is really special. I love how the letters are all different shades, it's a celebration of Fall! Thanks for joining in with us at Opus Gluei, we hope to see you again!

Ingrid Mason said...

Oooo' Julye .... I love those buttons and you have placed them so naturally to reflect the falling leaves of Autumn. I used to really enjoy cross stitching until the eyes became too old to continue so it is lovely to have your work here to enjoy. There are so many uses for such a beautiful card.Good luck in our challenge this week. Ingrid xx (OSAAT Team)

Monika Reeck said...

Wooow I love your cross Oma did that and I have ever tried it ...I am not so patient to do this..and love all the buttons in different colors..lovely manly card..I join too the same challenge hope you would like to see my card...big hugs from Germany

Lynn (aka Lynnpenguin) said...

What a lovely card...and so much work too !! I love the addition of the buttons and the bright blue background really makes it pop. Thanks for sharing at OSAAT...good luck in the challenge.

Lynn, DT Member OSAAT

Anonymous said...

Hi Julye, this is a lovely autumnal card, the buttons are adorable! Thank you for sharing at One Stitch At A Time and good luck in the challenge.

Victoria (DT OSAAT)

Jana said...

This is a wonderful celebration of Autumn. I love Fall and you have done a great job with the colors and the stitching. Thanks so much for playing along with us at OPUS GLUEI.

Planetsusie said...

What a lovely piece of cross and straight stitch Julye! The fact that you have used leaf shaped buttons for your embellishments is so cute! The little ladybird is wonderful!

Thank you for being with us at OSAAT this week.

Big hugs to you Sue Pxxx OSAAT member

downrightcrafty said...

beautiful loving the layout and the colours just gorgeous
Hugs Kate xx

Rosemary said...

Oh, I really like this and yes, it is VERY versatile and would be treasured by any recipient. I like that you considered it for a man because I think men do like color and would enjoy something with texture. What a lovely combo of my two favorite things - papercrafting and cross-stitch!

Thank you for taking the time to share your creativity with us at Opus Gluei! I hope you return for more challenges with us.

Amy A said...

What a fabulous idea! And those buttons are perfect! Thank you for joining us at Robyn's Fetish Challenge this week, hope to see you again soon!


rachel said...

this is just fabulous - such patience! A wonderful card and thanks for sharing with us at Creative inspirations and good luck x

Evie said...

Stunning work. Love the way you have added the buttons. Thank you for joining us at Crafts 4 Eternity.

Sherry said...

Beautiful Card Thanxx For Playing With Us At Robyn's Fetish Challenge #183*Fall* Good Luck
Robyn's Fetish DT

Crafting Vicky said...

That's brilliant to use the stitching!!! Love it!

Thanks for joining us at Tammy's Scrapin Corner this week. Hope to see you again next week DT Crafting Vicky

CG said...

This is so fabulous! I really like stitched cards. Those buttons add a lot! Thanks for joining us at OSAAT this week. Best, CG

Love crafts forever said...

Wow! Your card is so unique, i love it.
Thanks for playing at OSAAT.
DT Nataliya