Thursday, January 19, 2012

Merry Monday Challenge #3, WT 358, CCC12 January

Today at Splitcoast Stampers the challenge is to sew on your card - either real or faux. I have only done faux stitching on cards before. So today I stitched for real on my card for the very first time ever!! I really don't know why I've never actually sewn on my cards before. I like to sew and have a machine? Hmm, just never did. I do like the look. This card is also for the Merry Monday Challenge at Always Playing with Paper. Each Monday Lesley gives us a sketch to follow to make a Christmas card. It's a great way to get a head start on those Christmas cards!! I'm also trying to get at least 5 Christmas cards completed each month for the monthly Christmas Card Challenge at Splitcoast Stampers, so this is for that challenge too.

Here's the card I made today.

All stamps are DRS Designs:  (096D) 4 in 1 Snowflake Background, (613P) Plaid Background and (865G) Christmas Sentiment.

I used SU Night of Navy and Real Red for the plaid background on white CS. The little red snowflakes were cut with a CB die. The rhinestones were colored with a blue copic. I also used square nesties for the sentiment.  Hope you like it.

until next time,


  1. Very nice card, I really like the papers you used.

  2. Hi Sheila, thanks for the sweet comment. Yeah, I just got back from picking up my daughter at school and the roads are slippery here in Amherst (just a short distance from Toledo)!

  3. P.S. Love your card. Great stitching! great take on the sketch, too!

  4. Hi Sheila,
    I love the stitching on your card! How pretty. I wish I could do that, love the look you created. Thanks for joining me again!

  5. Hi Shelia! I adore plaid so as soon as I saw your background I got a big smile, it looks fantastic! Love the snowflakes and the sentiment also!

    I would love to sew on my cards but I have absolutely zero patience when it comes to that sort of thing :)

    Thanks so much for your kind comments on your card, I appreciate you taking the time to check it out! Have a great night!

  6. Love the stitching! the plaid paper is a great contrast to the stitching.

  7. I love the plaid and the stitching! I've never tried sewing on a card but I love the look of it.

  8. What a great card! I love the plaid, the stitching and the snowflakes too!

  9. This is a lovely card Shelia. I like your plaid background paper.

  10. Such a pretty card Shelia! I love your stitching and the little red snowflakes just set it all off so nicely!

  11. Great card Shelia.The stiching looks great.