The Craft – Room Challenge ” Add Fabric “

Good Morning/Afternoon/Evening to you all ! Firstly some fantastic news ! I found my glasses , well one pair at least and guess where !! in the fridge of course , the most logical place wouldn’t you agree , goodness knows where the second pair is, I dread to think ! The second piece of news is that I got top three at Make My Monday sooooo excited about that.  Am trying to take part in a few challenges lately to get the old mojo back in gear and I noticed that The Craft-Room is having a super challenge hosted by the lovely and talented Maria who is asking us to add fabric to our project . Now Maria loves to make hangings and beautiful ones at that  she always has some fabric somewhere on her gorgeous creations so it came as no surprise when she chose this theme.

Well I do hope that this card of mine fits the bill as its taken 18 hours of sewing to make it  and bloggers blindness is back in full !! When I was in The UK I bought a long stitch kit,  goodness knows what came over me as my two sons and husband will testify I can’t even sew a button on properly ! My boys learnt to sew from an early age  ( and iron ) as they are both pet hates of mine,  thank goodness hubby is an excellent sewer and ironer ( among other things ) Sew when I showed the boys the kit they thought it was a present for them !!!! Anyways when I saw the challenge at the Craft-Room I was determined to finish the piece and I just about made it , so if it doesn’t qualify I think Im going to burn it ! so here it is my first ever attempt … please be gentle with me.

I kept the card very simple as I wanted the sewing to be the star attraction, I cut a frame with my Cameo and the oval border which was coloured with Pan Pastels ( love these ) Stamped a butterfly with blue Stazon onto some leather and die cut with a co-ordinating die from Hero arts. Sizzix embossing folder at the bottom and a few green pearls and there you have it !

Do pop over to The Craft -Room to see the fabulous inspirational pieces by the DT they also have a great Sponsor this month Indigo Blu so definitely worth  entering I love their stuff and bought a ton in Aintree !

Right off to work now and who knows maybe I will discovering glasses number two maybe in the oven !!!

Take care


Hello all from a gloriously sunny Thessaloniki  and about time too !! It’s the 5th of the month and time for a new card challenge over at Get Creative where our lovely leader Irini is asking us to create a card using a wreath . Instead of following the bosses orders and what a lovely, talented and creative person she is  ( do you think that’s enough crawling ! ) I decided to make a wreath without a card ! and here it is ….. I took a simple wreath made from polystyrene and wrapped it with various pieces of ribbon and fabric. I used heart pins to secure it and then used a gorgeous chipboard wreath which was kindly denoted to the Get Creative DT by Sfragidiomania covered it with pink Stazon and then double embossed it with UTEE . I made a rolled flower with some lovely striped DP don’t remember who’s,  what a surprise  ! Secured it to the wreath with another pin and there you have it. Do pop over to Get Creative to see the Design Teams amazing cards I was totally blown away when I saw them and also see the fabulous prize by our very generous sponosor Celine Navarro  fromThe Green Frog Studio   I  would like to say a big thank you to all of you who have followed me over to WordPress it means so much to me, I had over 220 followers on blogger and lost them all when I moved over here so it’s lovely to see so many friendly faces . The last eight months has been a real roller coaster ride for me and I’m eternally grateful that you have been here for me. Before I forget,  for the cheekier amongst you , no,  that was definitely not a picture of hubby on my last post,  hubby has a beard !!!   Wishing you all a wonderful weekend.   Marie