Friday, April 20, 2012

Bird on a Quilted Card

I have always wanted to sew with a sewing machine and make a quilt, so with our challenge this week I made a mini quilt for my card and as I don’t have a sewing machine, it’s faux stitching for me!I punched out 16 squares and I used two matching double sided papers. I know I keep using my favorite colours green and pink but they just speak to me! I then taught my daughter how to paper pierce using a Stampin Up product, she got about half of the squares done for me and really enjoyed it until her favorite show came on TV and she dumped me like a bag of potatoes! I then used a very fine marker to make the stiches. I recently cut a few die cuts in white from my girlfriends new dies and she did the same with mine and I used these on my card, it was great to have these pre cut to fiddle with and made the perfect addition to my card!  I used my Copics to colour this cute little bird sitting in a tree called MORNING GLORY and matched these colours to my designer  papers. I added glitter glue to my ribbon bow and I am really pleased with how that makes the ribbon look so much prettier, I am so glad I took up card making!!!Annie the Musical 20th April,2012 083

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  I’d love you to come and Join our Challenge this week at

Card Crafter’s Circle 19th  Challenge

Grab your needle and thread, because we want to see you


(Real or Faux Stitching)

What's that you say? You don't sew on your cards? That doesn't matter.... grab a pen to add some FAUX stitching detail to your card instead…just like I have!

Our sponsor this week is another fabulous returning sponsor LIMITED RUNS!

Our randomly drawn challenge winner will receive their choice of 3 (three) images from

the Limited Runs shop!

Swing by and see the great creations showcased by the Card Crafter’s Circle Design Team.

Challenges I am entering my card into this week:

  1. Charisma Cardz-Shabby Chic
  2. Paper Crafting Journey-Use 3 or more patterned papers
  3. Sassy Studio Designs-Flowers and flourishes
  4. Emerald Faeries-Dazzle it
  5. Little Darlings –Pastels
  6. Paper Shelter-Wings and Things
  7. Whimsy Inspires- Punches and or Die Cuts
  8. Cooking it up with Katie-Green gorgeous garden
  9. Pretty Little Ribbon Shop-To die for
  10. Crafty Ribbons-Things with Wings

Have a great weekend

Hugs Trish xxx


Shelby said...

Your stitching looks fantastic and you've definitely captured the quilted look you were going for! Great work


Creations by Shirl said...

Very prety Trish!
love the all accents on it...

Jennifer said...

Your quilting is incredible Trish! I just love how you've used this image and the glitter is a wonderful touch!

Vicki Fraser independent STAMPIN' UP demonstrator said...

It's really beautiful Trish, and I love that your daughter gets in and helps (even if it is only when she is bored and has nothing else to do!!)
See you soon

Carly said...

Stunning! Elegant but modern and the colours are just divine! I truly love this card and can't wait to finish typing so I can go back and have another look.

Thankyou so much for joining us at Whimsy ...xoxoxo Carly

Tammy Ortiz said...

You are super talented. This design is awesome.

We would like to thank you for Entering Whimsy Stamps inspirations Challenge.

We hope to see you back next week. Winner will be announced Wed.
Best of Luck Always,

Hugs from DT Member For Whimsy Stamps Tammy Ortiz

Kelly said...

Just Gorgeous! Thank you for playing along at Charisma Cardz this time x

Debs said...

Oh Trish, that must have taken you ages, but well worth the time, gorgeous card.
Thanks for joining us at The Paper Shelter, Wings and things challenge.
Hugs Debs

Diamond Doll said...

Beautiful card Trish love the sweet little birdie.
Thankyou for joining us at CRAFTY RIBBONS.
Trish (-:

Anne-Marie said...

That's a beautiful quilt, Trish! Haaa! What a great tip to use the glue on your a lovely effect.....great job,lady!

The Crafty Den said...

Hi Trish, what a gorgeous card. I love the colours and your details are so pretty. Thanks for joining us at charisma cardz this week. Hugs, Denise x

gina g said...

Beautiful card i love the colours and gorgeous detail. Thanks for joining us at Crafty Ribbons this time. luv gina xx

lulucker said...

Now this is what I call a pretty card. Love all the stitching too, must have taken you a while. Thank you for joining us at EFG challenge.
Lu x

Sarah said...

Such a wonderful card!

Thanks for joining us at the Pretty Little Ribbon Shop challenge.

Sarah x

carol said...

Ooooh Gorgeous card. so glad you played along with CRAFTY RIBBONS x carol

Melissa said...

Gorgeous card. Thanks for joining in at the Emerald Faerie.

Debbie said...

What a beautiful card!! The stitching is great and I love the flowers and all of your embellishments!!

Linda said...

Wow trish this is really a stunning card!!!! Love the quilted look!!!! Wow FABULOUS!!!!!!

Scrappy Scatty said...

Lovely card
Thank you for joining us this week at Charisma Cardz
Love Jan

Anonymous said...

I love the sparkle on the flourish and flowers!! Great job!

shell said...

Just beautiful, thanks for sharing it with us at Charisma Cardz this week.
Shell xx

Sandy said...

Gorgeous!!!!! I am now subscribing to your blog so I will not miss a thing and I too am a follower!!!!

Nikki said...

This looks so delicate with your colour choices thanks for creating something so beautiful
hugs Nikki
Limited Runs :)