12 Nov 2011

A Gem of a Challenge #34 ... Sketch with a Twist

Good morning

It's time for a new challenge at A Gem of a Challenge and our host is the lovely Christine with a sketch but there is a twist because you also need to include stitching and a sentiment.  The stitching can be real or faux.

Now i'm useless with a sewing machine and my hand drawn stitching is ... well the less said about that the better lol! so I cheated and used a patchwork paper with printed stitching.

* Card Recipe *

Papers ~ Bearly Mine Designs (patchwork) and Papermania 'At Christmas Time'
Sentiment ~ Sentiments 4 You
Flowers/Leaves ~ Prima/Petaloo 
Bird embellishment ~ Local craft shop
Pearls/Brad ~ Stash

* Challenges *

Crafty Calendar ~ November Wardrobe
Anything Goes ~ Stitching (Real or Faux)
Papertake ~ Christmas
Ooh La La ~ Stitching (Real or Faux)
Top Tip Tuesday ~ Anything Christmas
Cute Card Thursday ~ Red for Remembrance

Well that's all from me as this is a scheduled post and by the time it publishes we will be heading up the motorway to the NEC for the Top Gear Live show.  We are all Top Gear fans and went to the show last year and absolutely loved it!  We booked tickets for this year's show a few weeks ago but haven't told Chloe and Jamie so it's going to be a surprise.  We've told them I am going to watch a craft demonstration and they are dropping me off ... to say they are not impressed is an understatement lol!  Can't wait to see their faces when we tell them.

Hope you all have a great weekend :-)


Exclusively by Mel said...

Hi Lisa,
I love your card!! superb idea to use the papers!
She's so lovely, great card!
Will you get to see the top gear boys?
I love hamster!! xxx
Mel. xxx

Fleur said...

Gorgeous Christmas card Lisa.
HUGZ Fleur xXx

Shan said...

Your card is super adorable and I love the papers you used for it. I too can not sew and have avoided stitching on projects but it looks so beautiful. I hope you have a beautiful weekend.


Cazza said...

Such a pretty card Lisa and such a cute image!
Oh wow, Top Gear Live Show!! Have an absolutely super duper day hon :o)

Anonymous said...

Fab card with stunning attention to detail and your image looks gorgeous. I hope you don't mind me asking but where abouts in Norfolk are you? It's always nice to find fellow crafters who live close.
Lindsay xx

Donna said...

Super sweet little card Lisa, love the traditional colours and adorable image, beautiful card hun :) Donna x

Riet said...

So gorgeous card Lisa,I love the image and your papers.

Hugs Riet.xx

Vicky said...

So sweet Lisa....and enjoy the show hun..!

have a lovely afternoon...hugs Vicky xx

Debs said...

Beautiful card Lisa - gorgeous traditional Christmas colours.
The image is so sweet too.
Hope you all enjoyed the Top Gear event.
Enjoy the rest of the weekend.
Debs xx

Louise said...

Love your Christmas card just so cute
Hugs louise xx

Riet said...

So beautiful card Lisa,I love the image and the colours.
So gorgeous papers.

Hugs Riet.xx

coops said...

so gorgeous lisa.your colours are stunning and i love the sweet image ;D

xx coops xx

Berry said...

So beautiful Lisa great festive colours hugs rebekah xx

Mandy said...

Hi Lisa,
hope you had a great time at the show,so jealous as I love Top Gear as well,sometimes see JC around our local town and it's rumored that RH is having a house built in the village where my Mum & Dad live,hope I bump in to him...lol....Your card is beautiful and such a great idea to use the paper....I'll be in touch this week....Have a great day....
Mandy x

Bettina L. said...

Such a beautiful christmas card. Love the design with the flower and that cute birdie. Thanks for playing at Top Tip Tuesday and good luck. Hope to see you back tuesday for a new challenge. Bettina xx

Tamara Morton said...

Hi Lisa, gorgeous card I love the polka dot bird.

Thank you for joining us at Anything Goes Challenge blog this time. If you are interested I have some blog candy up for grabs Posh Cat Crafts
Anything goes DT

DesigNeAl said...

Gorgeous card and what a great idea to use papers with stitching patterns!
Thanks for sharing your stitching project with us at Ooh la la; we hope to see you again soon x

Caroljenks said...

Hope you had a fab Top Gear weekend!

Love your card - gorgeous colours and such a sweet image.

Thanks for joining in with us over at Top Tip Tuesday this week for our 'Anything Christmas' Challenge.
Don't forget we love to see your Top Tips too – Just add (TIP) after your name when you link and you could be the lucky winner of our Top Tipper Prize!

Carol x

Jennifer said...

Hi Lisa. Lovely card. Love your papers and fab colours xx Jenny xx

Leanne said...

Awww Lisa this is gorgeous!

Thank you for joining us at Top Tip Tuesday!  Don't forget you can enter up to 3 different projects per challenge, and if you share a tip on your blog add Tip after your name on Linky for a chance to win the Tippers prize! Hope to see you again next week!

Leanne xx

Janet said...

This is a stunner Lisa.....love it!x

coldwaters2 said...

Oh my word Lisa what a little beauty this is that image is a little cutie and I adore the papers and design a super card.
Lorraine x

Jenni said...

Love it Lisa, the image is so sweet and perfect for our winter wardrobe challenge! Thanks so much for sharing with us at Crafty Calendar this month.
Jenni x