Monday, September 10, 2012

Cheery Lynn Designs Challenge 44 - Stitch It Up

Hello Everyone
I feel like I have forgotten how to create a post it seems that long since I have done one.
Well I didn't enter the Cheery Lynn Challenge last week, and it was a good one they had 56 entries, I just didn't have enough time to fit everything in.
But I am back with this weeks Challenge 44 Stitch It Up.
You have to use either real or faux stitching. I don't have any room to put my sewing machine up and silly me bought a cheap thing for under fifty dollars and its not very good at all. So it was the old fashioned way for me out with the needle and thread and hand stitched around the card.
The dies that I have used are
French Flair Classic XL-12 ( new one for me )
French Flair Doily Stacker DL 177
Happy Birthday B 211 ( new one for me)
Bird Cage B 198 ( new one for me )
Hummingbird B 193 ( nee one for me)
I love making easel cards they are so easy and I think they look so nice sitting up in display
I am loving the new dies, I am not sure which one to use next, I have bought so many over the past couple of weeks so I need to get a move on and use them.
Do you like my fancy chain, made buy old fashioned chain stitch and it was so easy to hand my little bird cage from the flourish.
I have punched holes an stitched around the shape of the card and for the Happy Birthday i have actually trimmed of the present on the bottom because it wouldn't fit on the card.
Well I was rather please at how my card turned out.
Now you can head on over to Mandy at Scrappy-go-Lucky and see all the new Cheery Lynn Dies she has in stock.
Cheers Shelley


  1. Very pretty, Shelley, I can't believe you hand stitched all that! Lovely combination of dies and shapes. Good luck and thanks for joining in on the fun at Cheery Lynn Designs challenge blog.

  2. So Pretty Shelley, love all the hand stitching , the chain stitch is perfect for the birdcage.

  3. This is gorgeous Shelley! I just got the bird cage die it looks really lovely!!

  4. Shelley, I love the colors your used on this card - so cheerful - and your stitching is great! Thanks for joining us at Cheery Lynn Designs Challenge!

  5. This is stunning! Love the shaped easel card and all the diecuts.