Thursday, 6 March 2014

MilkCoffee Showcase – Stitching: Real or Faux

Hi!  Hope this finds you well and happy! Loving this spring like weather we are enjoying in my part of the UK.  So nice to see the sun shine!

Well here I am with my DT post for the MilkCoffee Showcase and the showcase theme today is Stitching: Real or Faux. 

Now I always admire stitching on cards and marvel at those who do it.   Last year I won a sewing machine through Creativity magazine and the poor thing has never seen the light of day!  Well I thought I would change that and branch out into unknown territory.  However, as I was unable to find the power cable or the pedal (put somewhere safe of course) that put pay to that!  Saved in the final hour some might say.  I couldn't possibly comment!

So here is my creation for the showcase and it is rather a crazy affair I have to say. The fabulous image is Tiffany in Wonderland and I went all ‘Lewis Carroll’ on the poor girl!

The papers are Antique Library from Wild Rose Studio which I got from My Mum’s Craft Shop here and the clock die is by Tattered Lace.  I love this die it is so quirky (bit like me) and I felt the need to draw a crackle effect on the face for an aged look.

I was going to incorporate a ‘Drink Me’ bottle into the design but plumped for a cup and teapot instead, well I had some stamps that were suitable!  I also wanted a Mad Hatter top hat on there somewhere too (I just want everything) but as I lucked out with that one I had to draw my own. This may explain why it’s a bit wonky.  All the images are coloured with my fab Spectrum Noir pencils which I am loving!

The playing cards are from a Christmas cracker (yes, really) and the hearts were cut using a Papermania Palm Punch.

So to the actual theme of the showcase; I used hand stitching down the spine of my ‘book’ and faux doodle stitching around the paper edges.  See, I managed to get it in there somewhere!

Check out all the amazing creations by the showcase team here and visit the MilkCoffee shop to see all the gorgeous images available.  And don’t forget to join in the current challenge on the challenge blog which is Emboss It! Wet or Dry!

Thanks so much for looking!
See ya!

Colourful hugs
Jane xx

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  1. WOW! This is wonderful Jane. I really love your amazing design with all your themed detailing , gorgeous image and the clock die is the perfect finishing touch.
    Sue xx

  2. Wow, you don't do things by half do you!!? This is just wonderful Jane and as always the attention to detail is spot on!! xx

  3. Totally awesome!!! Amazing details and I love the 'quirky' clock die :o)
    Have a fab day.
    Debs xx

  4. Oh wow Jane what a totally fabulous card, love love love the design & all the gorgeous elements....Gorgeous have a great day xxx

  5. OMG! Jane this is an incredible card. I love it! So much details, with relatively simple shapes. I think is great!

  6. Gorgeous Jane, love the clock, the dies, the cards, the way you got her detailed.. Amazing as always - love your showcasings!

  7. Hi sweetie this is just gorgeous, huggles Pops x x x

  8. Neat card love all the embellishments! Thanks for joining us at Crafting From The Heart! Angie-DT

  9. This is so Awesome-- great project I love the Tiffany in Wonderland - all your elements are fantastic. I love it.
    Thank you for joining my DL.ART Thankful Thursday #127 girl or lady image challenge, Have a great day
    DIANA L.

  10. Great card thanks for joining us at crafting from the Heart and good luck x

  11. WOW, WOW, WOW love it thank you for joining in with us at just inspirational and good luck

  12. great card love the image,dies and embellishments especially the playing cards-thanks for joining us at Crafting from the heart
    Carol DT x

  13. This is so much fun, that little clock is to die for (hahaha pardon the pun, it wasn't intended!). You have really made this wonderful with all the little extras, like the cards, tea set and that cheeky mad hatter hat ;p You really do need to find that power cable though! Another fab creation.Hugs xxx

  14. Fabulous card Alice and the playing cards and it all and great crackle on the clock.
    Thanks for joining in with us at “Crafty Little Fairies..

    Luv CHRISSYxx

  15. OMG! Jane, this is so amazing, I love the cute image & gorgeous design. Wonderful embellies too hun.

    Donna x

  16. WOW this card is so fun and its great :) Thank you so much for playing along with JIC this week from Sian (DT Co-Owner)

  17. Fab card Jane, love the image and all your perfect details - especially that lovely clock! Thanks for joining in at CLF hun :o) Hugs, Lisa x

    PS. I've had a sewing machine for a few years, but think I've only used it once - I'm quite scared of it!

  18. WOW! This is so amazing, Jane - all of the elements came together beautifully!

  19. So cute - I love that clock! Thanks for joining us at Eureka Stamps this week for our "Anything Goes" challenge.

  20. so stunning jane.really love the image and your design is fabulous ;D

    xx coops xx

  21. This is fabulous Jane. Thanks for your kind words on my Blog today. It has fair made my day. Judy x

  22. Oh! My word Jane!! This is stunning, love all the elements you have used, it's just amazing!!
    Marjorie x

  23. Oh wow Jane! What a fabulous image and a stunning card!


  24. Cool card, love all the different elements to oogle over!

    Liz x

  25. I had missed this one Jane and its an absolute beauty. Fabulous design and detail. Love the die cuts and all of your coloured detail.


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