Thursday, October 1, 2015

GDT at Creaine - Embroidered Cards*

Good morning everyone! And a very happy Thursday :D  We are so close to the end of the week! I finally received the schedule for Bailey's Lacrosse Tournament this weekend. She plays four games on Saturday and then five games on Sunday. I think Kevin is going to go for a ride in North Georgia while we are away. I'm going to pick up Bailey's boyfriend on the way, so he can hang out for her games. I've invited my mother and sister to come see her if they would like. Work... well... it has been a busy week, but I feel like I have gotten a lot done. I'm going to try to finish up a bunch today and then I'll work from home on Friday. Okay.. enough of all of that! Off to work! I hope you all have a wonderful day!!

So, I was asked to be a Guest Designer at Creaine for October and I was thrilled to be offered the chance and excited to try something new!! This challenge is to Embroider on your card. I have never tried Embroidery, so this was definitely a challenge and I was really excited to try something new!!  Here is what I came up with:

On this card I used Squirrel from Bugaboo Stamps and colored this image with my Copic Markers. I did a bit of layering on this image and added some Diamond Glaze to the nut. I actually purchased this embroidery pattern from someone on Etsy. It is a maple leaf with the wind pattern behind it. The wind is done in a very light blue that is shiny. The leaf is done in a thread that is red, brown and orange. I thought it was perfect for the leaf! I added a bit of ribbon at the top with that hand done bow. I stamped the "Wishing you a harvest of good things!" on the front also. The edges of the kraft are all inked with Sepia. On the inside I also inked the edges and used a nut stamp on one side and a little squirrl on the other only partially stamping those. Then I stamped "...from one nut to another!" on the inside as well.

Thank you Creaine, for the invite to be your Guest Designer. I am truly honored!! Thank you for such a great challenge! It was more simple than I thought it would be, but time consuming. The overall effect is so beautiful though! It is worth the time!!  :)

Copic Markers Used:
  • Squirrel: C1, C3, C5, C7, C9
  • Nut: E33, E35, E37
  • Nut Top: E55, E57, E59
  • Ladybug: R24, R27, R35


Shilpa Nagaonkar said...

Pretty card and lovely embroidery in the background!! Thanks so much for joining us at A bit More...challenge.

Dawn said...

What a fun, sweet & adorable little card! I love the decoupage, embroidery & glazing!
Thanks for sharing it with us at Eureka Stamps for our Anything Goes challenge!
Good Luck
Dawn x

Jacee said...

So adorable, love it!
Hugs Jacee
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Moni said...

Thank you for joining us!!! Your card is perfect for our "Sewn with Love" challenge at Quirky Crafts. Monica.-dt

Chrissy said...

Brilliant card the dimension and fun image which is coloured perfectly with his shiny acorn and your sewing is fabulous.


Anonymous said...

This is a fantastic card Susan - love it!!!

Andreja L. said...

What a pretty card you made! I like the sweet image and beautiful stitchen :-))
Thank you for entering at Scrapping4Fun this time, Hugs, Andreja

Katrina Bufton said...

Fabulous card. Love all the different textures and the sentiment inside made me smile. Thank you for sharing this with us at a Gem of a Challenge,
Katrina (GDT) x

AO Creations said...

Super cute!!! Thank you for joining us at Craft Your Passion, good luck!!! Amy DT

Stampingcountry said...

What a fun Card!

Cheri said...

Love, love, love the stitches for the incredible detail you gave this card. That squirrel just make me smile! So happy you've played along with our challenge at The House That Stamps Built.

Anet's Crafting said...

Adorable card Susan. Thank you for playing along with our Challenge at Crafty Sentiments Designs. We would love to see you again ... Anet DTx

Deborah Frings said...

Great card! I love the hand stitching, the fun squirrel and his glossy nut! Great take on the challenge. Thanks so much for playing along with The Male Room this week!

Christina Hor said...

Hi Susan! What a cute squirrel and I notice a ladybug on his foot. Beautifully colored. I'm very WOW by your paper piercing. Absolutely stunning! And MY do you have a busier Saturday than I do. Thought 2 soccer games is too much. But you 4 on top of everything else? WOW! You go! Thanks so much for sharing your stunning card with us over at Outlawz Monday-Greetings Susan. Join us again next week? ;)

Christina Hor
DT - Outlawz Monday Greetings (my personal blog)

Ann Chuang Crafts said...

You did a beautiful job with this.Thanks for playing along with us at Scrapping4Fun Challenges. Hope to see you again soon!! HUGS!
Ann DT

Jenn Borjeson said...

Super cute, thanks for joining us at Oddball Art! :)

Nana said...

Too cute. Thanks for linking up over at 2 Creative Chicks

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Stinkin' Inkers said...

Such a cute, fun card. Love the embroidery work. Thanks for joining the Crafting With An Attitude challenge.

crafty-stamper said...

Fabulous card love the fun image gorgeous bow and love the embroidery--Thank you for joining us at 613 Avenue Create
Carol DT x

Barbara Bruder said...

Susan, this card is fabulous. I love the sewing elements you used and that shiny acorn is so real looking. This is a great card. Thanks for joining us at the Craft-Dee BowZ challenge this month. Good luck and join us again soon. Hugs, Barbara

Christina Hor said...

Hi Susan! I'm back again with my GDT hat on for Without Words. Still very WOW by your paper piercing. Absolutely stunning and again CUTE CUTE squirrel Susan!


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Scrapping4funChallenges said...

Stunning card, love the embroidery and that cute image
Thank you for your entry at Scrapping4funChallenges.
Rachelle DT

Anonymous said...

Fantastic card, i love the stitching and that funny sentiment.
Thanks for sharing and joining us at Craft Your Passion.
Myriam (DT)

Billie A said...

wow awesome card love the stitching and the glossy on the acorn. Thanks for sharing over at Inspiration Destination.

KarinsArtScrap said...

Susan what a fun and beautiful card
Thanks for join us at
{Digistamps4Joy DT Member}


Jo said...

Fantastic card, so much work. Thank you for joining us at the Crafts Galore Encore halloween or make a card challenge. We hope you can join us again next month. Jo x

Lori said...

What a fun fall card! Love all the dimension on your image and the fabulous embroidering, too. Thanks for joining us at The Color Throwdown!

Aileen said...

What a brilliant card. New visitor, love your talent. cant wait to check out more.

Helen said...

Great card - thanks for joining us at Penny's.

Helen x

Mandy said...

Gorgeous card Susan! The image is so cute and beautifully coloured, and I love the pretty stitching.
Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge
Mandy xx

Dana Desmond said...

Oh, my. Where to even start. The image is so fun. the colors of the seam binding are perfect and that stitching. I don't even know what to say about that. It is just perfect. Thanks for joining us at Creative Card Crew.


Michelle said...

Wonderful job! Thanks you for joining us at Penny's Paper Crafty challenge this week! Hope to see you back again soon :)

Crafty Pearly said...

Fabulous fun card. Well done on all of your hard work. Thank you for joining us at Morgan's Artworld. Hugs. Traci DT xx

Spyder said...

Super fun card! Sew cute! Thank you for joining Quirky Crafts!
((Lyn)) DT

Heather said...

Adorable!!! Your embroidery is amazing (specially love the leaf) and that gloss on the acorn is fabulous!! Thanks for playing with The House That Stamps Built. Sorry it's taken me so long to comment; life has been crazy this week.

Audrey Ernst (hippieaud) said...

So cute Susan, love that shiny acorn!! Thanks so much for playing at Ribbon and Lace challenge at Digi Choosday!! Hugs my friend:) Audrey DT

Raechelle Bellus said...

AMAZING! The image is super cute and your detail work on him is awesome, as is your embroidery. Thanks for joining us at 3GJ!

Tracy Welham said...

Great card, love the shiny acorn. Thank you for joining in with the Sisters of Craft challenge, good luck in the voting and we hope to see you again. Crafty Blessings. Tracy SOC DT x

Deanne Saunders said...

This is absolutely the cutest!!! Thanks so much for participating in our MELONHEADZ AND FRIENDS challenge!!! Can’t wait to see you participate again in our next challenge!!
Deanne at A Little Bit O’ Paper

cotnob said...

This is a fabulous card, such a fun image.
Thank you for joining us at Crafting for all Seasons.

Unknown said...

This is just gorgeous Susan, I love your stitched elements, and the image is so cute! Thank you for sharing your card with us at The Male Room.
Chris (DT)

Janis Lewis said...

Wow. Very creative!
Thanks for linking up over at 2 Creative Chicks
:) Janis

Desire Fourie said...

This is a wonderful creation with great attention to detail and perfect for our ‘ANYTHING GOES with an optional twist of ANYTHING starting with a ‘B’’ challenge. Thanks for sharing your talent with us. Good luck.
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