Monday, 10 December 2012

Young Love Is Sew Cute

While I don’t count sewing amongst my current skillset, one of the Guild Hall’s house gnomes, Emita, fancies herself quite the seamstress. I was helping her clean up her fabric scraps (which reminded me of my hoard of paper scraps) when I came across an old doily sewn onto a scrap of denim. Amused, I held up the fabric and asked Emita what she had been attempting to make with a doily and old jeans. Emita blushed and shyly explained she had been working on a special Christmas project for a house gnome named Barkle who worked in the stables. Intrigued, I wondered if I could attempt the same concept on a paper Christmas card.
This was made using another panel from the ugly sheet of “on sale” paper I bought. 
You can see the first card I made with this sheet here. Anyways...it felt good to use another sheet of that ugly paper. I stamped some images from the Tim Holtz “Haberdashery” set to make it look more... um...”sewy”... (there I go turning verbs into adjectives again with a “y”). I also distressed the edges to make it look more like scrap of denim. I stamped the Amelia image from The Greeting Farm’s “Fuzzy Wuzzy” set and coloured her with Prismacolors. I then added some glitter to the stars in her hair and on her dress and shoe. (YAY +219 sparkly exp points!) I threaded some buttons in an “x” pattern and glued those onto the card to finish the front off.
The inside sentiment was a combination of the My Pink Stamper “Christmas Wishes” set, Lawn Fawn’s “Jessie’s ABCs” set and Echo Park’s “Holly Jolly Christmas”. Yikes...that was a lot of stamping - {lol}.
The envelope I stamped with a cheapo Recollection brand stamp that kind of reminded me of buttons.

I will be stitching this card to the following challenges:
ABC Christmas Challenge: X for X Marks the Spot
TGF Farm Fresh Friday: Christmas Themed Card
Winter Wonderland Challenge: Red and Blue
Creative Card Crew Challenge #25: Star (stars in her hair and dress)
Jingle Belles: December to Remember
Sparkles Christmas Challenge #23: Button or Bow
Hooked On Craft Challenges #27: Christmas
One Crazy Stamper December Sketch or Holiday Challenge
Dream Valley Challenge #47: Christmas

After finishing up with Emita, I urged her not to give up on her Christmas project for Barkle. She promised she would finish it...but working up the courage to give it to him was another matter altogether!

~ Guild Master Crystal ~

10 comments:

Mian said...

Fabulous card and love the dp. Cute image and great details.

Thank you so much for sharing your creativity with us this fortnight at Dream Valley.
Best of luck and we'd love to have you visit again!

Mian
Dream Valley Design Team Member
http://mianspysselhorna.blogspot.com

downrightcrafty said...

totally gorgeous creation with great use of the colors, thank you for joining us at the Winter Wonderland
Hugs Kate xx

Bettina L. said...

This is absolutely adorable. Love the design with the fabric jeans, buttons and stitches. Thanks for playing at ABC Christmas Challenge and good luck. Hope to see you back wednesday for a new challenge. Bettina xx

Shari said...

What a super cute image and your card is fantastic!!! Thanks for playing with us at One Crazy Stamper.

Margaret said...

Love it!!

Thanks for joining us at Creative Card Crew for our star challenge

Margaret xx

Carissa said...

Very cute! Love the image. Thanks for playing at ABC Christmas.
Carissa

Elle said...

Great Card. Thanks for playing along with us at Creative Card Crew.

Hugs
Elle

Lesley said...

Very cute card! Thanks for taking part in Sparkles Christmas Challenge xx

* Shaz * said...

A brilliant creation!

Thank you for sharing at Sparkles Christmas Challenges this time
Good luck in the draw

Shaz x

Nathalie said...

Very beautiful card. funny stamp. Thanks for playing with us at Dream Valley challenge.
Hugs!
Nathalie

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