Tuesday, 1 September 2015

House of Cards September Challenge. . . . . Stitching


Good morning paddlers. I hope this finds your boos all tickety? 
Thank you as always for your kind comments on my last card. I'm giving you a short break from Christmas today.

Firstly, I must welcome Carol to the fold. Thank you for hitting the followers button (even if you may have just dropped a Custard Cream on your keyboard by mistake hahaha!!!) and hope you will visit often.

Now today is the start of another new month (where is this year disappearing to???) so its time for a new challenge at House of Cards and September's theme is. . . . . . . . . .Stitching!

Your stitching can be real or faux so it would be lovely to see you enter (this would be right up a certain Janice's alley, methinks lol!) My stitching is real. . . . . . . .(my stamping isn't wonky, just my camera work hahaha!!!)


Ingredients
Cream card
Fuchsia pink pearl card (Lime Tree)
Free flower pattern from www.stitchingcards.com
Embossalicious Tumbling Leaves embossing folder 
SB Grand Ovals die
John Lockwood Cherry Blossom Elements sentiment stamp
Card-io Dragonfly and butterfly stamps
Cotton from a Pound shop (no expense spared on this blog lol!!!)
Dovecraft pink bling



I did find the stitching very therapeutic and it didn't take too long but hopefully you find it as pretty as I do.

Please pop over to House of Cards to see what gorgeous cards my DT mates have created and why not have a go. . . . . . you know you want to lol!!!

Well, Hochanda (bless me!) has been interesting. After the first few hours resembling a remake of Victoria Wood's Acorn Antiques, it actually was quite good. I particularly enjoyed the fact that they let the guests demo without much interruption; a refreshing change from C&C. 
John was, of course terrific (I would have said marvellous but he only gave me a fiver lol!!!)

Glad you got hold of him Wendy. He can be like the Scarlet Pimpernel at times lol!!!
Maureen, you are a hoot lol!!!

After my extra days last week, I have just had Sunday and Monday off and boy did I need it. Normal week this week, barring incident so at least I can draw breath.

Wishing you all a great week and happy days.

TTFN
Ang x 





39 comments:

  1. So pretty ANg, lovely stitching and a nice embossing folder, xxx

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  2. Hi Ang, what a very pretty card, love the real stitching, a lovely flower. Great embossing too.
    I've watched John a few times and enjoyed his demos, and I agree he was left to just get on with it, which is what we want. Cards were gorgeous, even although the dies and I don't get along, but his tips are fabulous and I would say I've learned such a lot. Pleased you enjoyed your days off, hugs Kate x

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  3. Hi Ang what a gorgeous card, love all that stitching is looks fabulous and so neat. hugs xxx

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  4. Hi Ang. This is for real a stitching card. Elegant and clean. Like it a lot.

    (✿*‿*) Ma
    Teamie HOC
    http://majaapia.blogspot.no/

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  5. Hi Ang,
    what a very lovely card.
    Wonderful embroidery on it too.
    Great embossing as well, and fab design.
    Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

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  6. I am not paddling as much as treading water but I am keen enough to know that your card is gorgeous Ang!!!!
    Sandy xx

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  7. Very pretty Ang. I do love to see cards with stitching - not that I actually do any!!!!!Hugs Christine x

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  8. Ang, this is TOTALLY fabulous! I adore the gorgeous clean design and the wonderful colors you used! SO pretty! Thank you so much for all you do at House of Cards--you are a treasure! HUGS! :) Mynn xx

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  9. Hi Ang gorgeous embossed detail ,and wonderful stitching it looks so delicate ,beautiful subtle colors and i love the butterflies .
    Take Care
    Elaine H X

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  10. Very simple and pretty. I love it. Hazel x

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  11. It's stunning Ang I keep promising myself to try stitching a card I'm off to Pound shop tomorrow! I agree with you totally re Hochanda John was brilliant

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  12. I love stitching cards so it is great to see one on a blog. Must do a few more. I find they are good to take if you are away a couple of days as not much space is taken up. Have found quite a few freebie patterns on the Internet in the past.
    Jan
    Northampton

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  13. Wow Ang! Real stitch is gorgeous! Beautiful card! Glad you are getting some much deserved rest from working. Have a great day!
    Donna

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  14. Your stitching is fantastic! Very sweet card

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  15. A great card I got into card making from my love of cross stitch that then turned into cards and so on. So this card is right up my street. Hochanda is good but with no website up and running yet it is a bit of a let down hopefully they will sort it out soon. Have a great week xxx

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  16. Thanks for the welcome, Ang. And no I didn't drop my custard cream:). Your card is gorgeous and combines my two fav things - Cardmaking and embroidery. Must give this a go! I've got a drawerful of threads to use up, so that could be quite a few.

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  17. I haven't done this technique for years - it is so pretty.
    Just watching a repeat of one of John's shows showing the Cloud paints - I must try mine out!

    Anne (Northampton)

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  18. Morning Ang,
    A very pretty card.
    Lydia
    X

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  19. Good morning Ang what a super card the embossing folder works so well with the stitching. Had a very nice afternoon at John's demo yesterday he covered so many techniques. September already frightening but at least my holiday is getting nearer. Have a good week now you have some time for yourself love from Jackie xx

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  20. You clever thing Ang doing such beautiful stitching. I havent got the patience or the eyesight to do such exacting work but its a lovely result.
    Finally managed to watch Hochanda and really enjoyed Johns demos. Are they getting a web sight do you know?
    Have a good week.
    Love Val x

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  21. Hi Ang
    I Really Love Your Very Beautiful Card, I've Never Thought About Stitching On A Card I'm Aware Many Do But Yours Is Stunning Thank You So Very Much For Sharing. I Love The Stamp You've Chosen.
    Hugs From Sam xxx

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  22. Evening Ang, so glad to see you stitching again. Lovely card. Janice xxx http://createdbyjan.blogspot.com

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  23. Hello Ang my friend, what a beautiful card, love all the stitching. Thank you for the comments on my blog, it really was such a treat to be there, we all felt so privileged, great evening and Sara treated us as if she had known us for years.

    Been away so much this month I have not had any craft time so my blog is a bit boring at present lol! Hope to get something on there soon.

    Take care my friend

    Love & hugs

    Jacquie J xxx
    http://jewelscardcraft.blogspot.co.uk/

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  24. OH MY DEAR ANG
    this is totally Adorable
    I remember in Germany it was a time that this stitching in a card was so popular...but I am not so patient to do this also I was not learning
    and now you show it again oooh I adore yours
    so elegant and adorable and I see you have so many fans your card get many comment...because your card is Great sweety :)
    see you maybe on my stitched card soon
    hugs, Monika

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  25. Pretty card Mrs Duck. I would like Hochanda even more if I could BUY something from them. I thought I sighned up for the Freedom club just a few minutes after launch, especially as I was told that it would include free shipping to Ireland.

    Two days later I tried to buy something, only to be told that the free shipping I was promised was a mistake and what's more, they can't send anything to me, as their system won't cope with our addresses because we don't have post codes. Well we got those about a fortnight ago, but they still couldnt post to me. So as far as I am concerned, a shopping channel which broadcasts all over the world via the internet SUCKS when it won't post a parcel to Ireland, and gives out misleading information on the first day!!!!!

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  26. Wow, gorgeous! Love, love, love the stitched flowers! How awesome something so simple can be. Beautiful card!

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  27. Your stitching is stunning and your embossed cardstock is a great frame for your lovely design! Donna T. HOC DT

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  28. What a pretty card!! Love the stitching and embossing!! Hugs!

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  29. Hello Ang,
    Love this card. The embossing folder is gorgeous, and your stitching is spot on. The whole thing is very pretty.
    Hochanda is slowly improving, and John - bless him - just gets on with it. The sound is improving and I think the picture is clearer, especially when I clean my specs!!!
    Keep paddling, and don't bump into anything.
    Maureen xxx

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  30. Gorgeous card, love that image you used too...sweet, colours are awesome..

     {The Journey Is The Start  aNNie  my personal blog}

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  31. Your stitching on this card is fab! I love it!

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  32. Amazing stitching on your card, Ang. I love it so much! Hugs, Barbara HOC teamie

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  33. So very beautiful! The stitching is gorgeous and takes that card to a higher level! Wonderful!! jane hoc teamie

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  34. Wow! I just LOVE this! Everything about it is so lovely--the color, the pretty stitched details, the embossing! This is just beautiful!
    Take Care!
    Michele, HOC teamie

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  35. Oh wow...oh wow... Oh wow...
    I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this card... It's seriously so pretty :)
    I also like the fact you went to the Pound shop. It means more money to spend on other craft goodies :)
    Seriously love your craft style. Pressing that Follow button straight after posting this.
    'Bye for now :)

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  36. Ang, this is gorgeous! I love the flower and the EF adds the perfect finishing touch x

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  37. Beautiful card!!! Would you like to join us in our "Quirky Sewn with love" Challenge at Quirky Crafts?
    http://quirkycrafts.blogspot.com/2015/09/challenge-20-quirky-sewn-with-love.html#comment-form
    Monica.-DT

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  38. Wow! This is stunning! I pinned it. I just love it! :)

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