Saturday 16 April 2011

Secret Crafters- Stitching

Good Morning & a Happy Saturday one & all. Big YAY! for the weekend!  It's time for another Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge & this week my fabulous D-Teamie Bea has chosen the theme of


This could be real or faux. I needed to make a birthday card for my son, Jack's 8th birhtday this week & I wasn't sure where to go with the stitching as I did not have time to make an alternative DT card. So the stitching & the whole look of the card is quite simple. But hey, I've put sewing on a male card & I think it looks quite effective when you're stuck for embellishments. I even sewed the buttons on, but you'll have to take my word for that!

So there is not much to say about this. This is a Sugar Nellie Simply Sassy guy, coloured with Distress Inks available at the Secret Crafters shop, here.  My hubbie thought he would make a good card for an 8 year old. When Jack opened it, we said it was a picture of him, but he said he looks too tall! How can he tell? He could be looking up at a door handle or something for all he knows!! The sentiment is from Lili of the Valley & the papers are Cosmo Cricket- Everafter. I've had them a while, so go me for using up old stash!!

I hope you'll now hop on over to the Secret Crafters blog to see the fabulous creations of my fellow D-Teamies. They are awesome!

I would also like to enter this at Stamp with Fun this week as I used their sketch for my layout.

Simon Says Stamp also want to see see  a 'Card for a Child' & while I can't decide in my own mind how old this boy looks, since I made it for my own son, I'm entering it there too!

Thanks so much for looking,
Big Hugs,
Andie xx


downrightcrafty said...

I think it would be great for the younger age group and love the image - have a great day
Hugs Kate xx

Curly said...

Wow this is amazing, awesome colouring and the card is just perfect for your Son,

take care
have a lovely Saturday,
Hugs Bridget :0) x

Wendy said...

Andie, this is a perfect male card. Love your colouring and the stitching. I will look out for your email and thank you for the lovely comments on my card. Hugs, Wendy x

Jane (Carroll's Creations) said...

Fabby card Andie. The simple cross-stitches work really well to accent the image

Hugs Jane x

Helen said...

Fab boy's card those colours together, and the stitching looks great!
Helen x

Cheryl said...

WOW I love this,the colours are beautiful and your colouring AMAZING......a perfect male card!!!
Hugs xx

Grenouille Greetings said...

Now this is the kind of stitching I reckon I could manage! I actually bought a baby sewing machine recently but I can't work out how to thread it up! Duh! Lovely card, Andie! Hugs, Lesley

design elements said...

awesome! happy Easter!

michele said...

Fabulous card Andie! HAppy Belated Birthday to Jack hugs xx