Thursday, July 14, 2011

DYSU Challenge #28 - Sew: Faux or Real

Welcome to another challenge at Do You Stack Up! This week we have a fun one for you... Stitching! No worries if you're not a seamstress... we would love to see your faux stitching too. We have some great sponsors this week and the rest of the DT has made some beautiful projects so be sure to drop by the main blog to see what they have created!

This week's Sponsors:
4 Digital Images

Robyn's Fetish: The winner’s choice of EITHER 5 digital stamps OR 4 digital stamps and 1 paper pack

For my card this week, I did hand stitching around the edges. My image is Primitive Birdhouse from Robyn's Fetish. I beaded the stick pins myself and the fabric flower is handmade (tutorial here). The center of the flower was made with my i-Top brad maker.

Stamps: Robyn's Fetish Primitive Birdhouse, Freebie Sentiment from Paper Dreams of Mine
Paper: Jillibean Soup Dutch Mustard
ProMarkers: Cocoa, Cinnamon, Marsh Green, Moss, Sunflower
Accessories: Brown Thread, Handmade Fabric Flower, Handmade Stick Pins, Embossing Folder, Mini Buttons, Ribbon

I have checked the challenge lists at Feline Playful and would like to enter the following challenges:

Amber's Crafts and Stuff - 1E - #18 embossing
Crafts and Me - #43 summertime
Creative Belli - 2W - #121 handmade embellishments (2nd wk)
Freshly Brewed - 5E, SIO- #55 3 of anything
I Love Promarkers - Must use Promarkers - #74 1 ribbon, 2 DP, 3 buttons/brads/gems
Little Darlings Challenges - 2W, SIO - #3 buttons/brads/eyelets
Simon Says Stamp - anything goes
Your Next Stamp Challenge - 2W, 1E, SIO - #46 buttons (2nd wk)
Creative Craft Challenges - 2W, 3E -  2nd W - Pretty Blossoms 
Deep Ocean Challenge - 2W -  2nd W – Cards
Going Grey With Scrap-Creations - 2E -  At least 2DP's & at least 2 Embellishments 
Paper Minutes -   #174 Homes/Houses 
Crazy Challenge - 2E – Summertime
Creative Stamp Friends - 2W – Summer
Cupcake Craft - your favourite Cupcake challenge from the past 150 (1. Flowers)
DDH Challenges - 2W – Summer
Hooked on Crafts - 2W, SIO - With love
Make it Monday - Anything goes
Paper Playtime - 2W – Summer
The Outlawz - Sentiment required - Things in the garden
Stamps R Us - 2E - Through the Garden Gate
There She Goes – Fabric
Dream Valley Challenges - 2W, 3E - Summer theme
Lollipop Crafts - July challenge - Anything goes
One Stitch At A Time - Anything Goes
Scrappy Frogs - 3W - 2nd Week - Summer flowers
2 Sisters - #447 Summer Fun
Crazy 4 Challenges - #C4C95 Summer Themed 
One Stop Craft - #139 Summertime 
Totally Gorjuss -  #88 Summertime 
Card Makin' Mamas - 2W, 2E, cards only - 2nd week – summertime
Crafty Ann's - 2W, SIO - get well/ thinking of you/ just because
Phindy’s Place - 3E, SIO – buttons
Poodles Parlour - 2W, 1E, SIO - 2nd week - anything to do with birds


Miranda said...

very pretty heather on the outside as well as on the inside

Denise and Louise said...

Wonderful card Heather and I love your handmade flower.
Denise xx

Tine said...

Hi Heather. Lovely card & such cute tiny buttons. Great colourway. Thanks for joining us at Phindy's Place & hope to see you next time too!
Tine :)

Angie said...

Brown is my fav color and you've used it beautifully! Thanks for joining us at Little Darlings Challenges :-)


Tana said...

Very cute. I love the colors. Thanks for playing with us at Paper Playtime.
Tana @ A Caffeinated Crafter

Scrappy Scatty said...

lovely card
thank you for joining us this week over at OSAAT
love Jan

jimlynn said...

Oh so pretty! Love the colors you selected for this cute image and that flower is just over the top in beauty. Wonderful card.
Thanks for joining us at Stamps R Us Challenges.

The Crafty Den said...

Hi Heather, what a pretty card. The image is so sweet and your papers are gorgeous. Fantastic job on the stitching. Thanks for joining us at cupcake craft challenge this week. Hugs, Denise x

Jen said...

great card, love the papers and the stitching. Thank you for sharing with us at Crafty Ann's this week.
Jen x

Ann Whitfield said...

Fabulous work, thank you for sharing it with us at Crafty Ann's
Ann x

Jacq said...

Hi Heather,
Just Gorgeous!!! Love the cute image, the dp's, the colour scheme is just gorgeous. Love the layout and the pins are fabulous. Coloured so beautifully. Thanks for joining us at The Poodles Parlour and Good Luck. Hope to see you joining us again.
Hugs Jacqui xxx

Janna Werner said...

Heather, fabulous card for this great theme over at DYSU! You are such a busy bee and I love how creative you are! Have a fabulous day, Janna

Jacki Randolph said...

OMGoodness, this is absolutely gorgeous!! Definitely is a handmade card with your hand stitching, flower and pins.
Thanks so much for joining us at Going Grey with Scrap-Creations

Ren-Yi said...

your pins are so cute! i love the little bird house and the embossed panel too. great creation, Heather.

Marianne said...

Love the embossing and the vintage colors!
Thanks for joining us at OSAAT!

Lisa Jane said...

pretty colour combo
Thanks for joining us at Make it Monday this week
Lisa x

Shelly said...

Hi! What a super card, great choice of challenge. Thanks for joining us for our 150th Challenge at Cupcake! Shelly x

Marcy said...

Wonderful card, Heather. I really love the beaded pins!

happyglitzygirl said...

Fantastic card, love where you put the pins, looks great. Thanks for playing with us at the Poodles Parlour, blessings Hilde

princesskitten said...

That's super - love that you made all the bits

Nikbee said...

A lovely card. Thank you for joining us at Creative Craft.
Nikki x

Marjo said...

Wonderful project, thanks for playing with us this week at OSAAT for our “Anything Goes” Challenge.

Good luck with the draw, we hope to see you play along with us in August for our “Pretty in Print” contest. I have some yummy candy to Celebrate too.

xoxo Marjo

Beverley said...

Gorgeous card. I love the colours. Thanks for joining us at Creative Craft Challenges.
Bev x

maryr917 said...

This is so pretty-love the stick pins and your beautiful fabric flower - thanks for playing along with the creative belli challenge #121

Kati said...

Oh - thanks for showing your sweet little birdhouse to my Paperminutes-challenge.

Mandy said...

Gorgeous card Heather, so sweet.
Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamp for our anything goes challenge
hugs Mandy xx

Robin Parker said...

Wow, what a clever way to incorporate thew challenge into your creation. Thanks for sharing on the Belli challenge.

Mona E said...

A really lovely card. Thanks for joining us at Crafts and Me this week. Hugs...Mona

Karen said...

Lovely creation. Thanks for joining us at hookedoncraft challenges this week.

WeirdCat said...

Very pretty card, love the sunflower, thank you for joining us at I♥Promarkers this week
Ruth x

kim-paperbabe said...

Lovely card Heather the stitching is wonderful!
♥ Thanks for sharing it with us at Simon Says Stamp and Show Challenge!
BiG HuGs Kim :)

nancie said...

Perfect matching, love the colors, image and embellishments. Thanks for joining The Poodles Parlour. Hugs

cardcrazy said...

Very pretty! Thanks for joining us at Your Next Stamp Challenges!

Maria Matter said...

beautiful hun, I love your colors & flower!
Thanks for playing along @ Creative Belli & Paper Playtime!

Lena Katrine said...

A great creation in beautiful colours! Thanks for playing along at Little Darlings this time, hope to see you again at our next challenge!
Hugs, Lena K

*Alison* said...

I have to tell you I LOVE your new blog look, and the creation you made is stunning.. your flowers and pins are amazing, I just love the colors and the whole overall design.. :) you really are talented.. :)hugs

Jagerbaurin said...


great card - thank you for your participation in the creative stamp friends

Greetings Sabine

Gale said...

cute card. Love the image and your flower is beautiful.
Thanks for sharing at FBD
:) Gale

Heather said...

What a stunning and so sweet card. Beautiful papers and embellies!!!

Thanks for joining us for the July Month long prize challenge at Freshly Brewed Challenges.

Heather D.