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Monday, June 25, 2012

Parisian Woman - Make It Monday DT Card

Yeah!!! It's time for another Make It Monday Linky Party ~ MIM #95

             (If you missed last night's post, scroll down and take a peek)

I've decided to share another one of my passions with you this week. I love to create these beautiful stitched patterns and have been doing it for about 10 years. My friends often refer to me as the Queen of Paper Embroidery. I love to collect patterns and find the stitching relaxing and sometimes challenging when it's a complicated pattern. I haven't done as much as I would like to lately as stamping has taken over my crafting projects, but I do love to combine the two when I can.
If you are interested in learning how to do the stitching, there are several sites on-line and also some freebie patterns to try.

front of card

 inside of card

Cardbase is SU Real Red cardstock
SU Very Vanilla cardstock
Blue Card from stash ~ I pricked my pattern onto this piece and used a multicoloured thread to embroider with.
Image is  New York Socialite by Stamps Happen Inc (oops, I've only just realised now that I'm writing this post that I've used this stamp, cut the image away from the wording that goes with it (which says New York Style  Fifth Ave etc) -well, she is now french, LOL because I continued the French theme on the inside too.  I have two stamps by the same company - the other one is the french one.)
SU Close to Cocoa used to stamp the image onto SU Very Vanilla cardstock
Red Copic marker for colouring
The inside of the card has layers of Very Vanilla cardstock and the blue card
I continued the french theme with the Eiffel Tower image from SU Artistic Etchings. 

This week we are being sponsored by the lovely Mandy of Cupcake Cards and Craft who creates gorgeous digi paper collections and kits!  Mandy is offering the lucky random winner 3 downloadable paper collections!

 Well, come on, it's your turn now so get those mind's working and those fingers busy and share your wonderful creations over at Make It Monday, We would love to see them and remember if you a leave a comment for someone else you go in the drawer to win the above prize.

 My Pick of the Week  is this lovely card by Kelly using both new and recycled goodies. Pop over to her blog and check out how she made this beauty.

Thanks for stopping by,
Take Care,


  1. Gorgeous card Sandy, love your embroidery and very elegant image, love your POTW..wish I could crochet, love the little flower.

    Luv CHRISSYxx

  2. I love hand sewing and making cards, but I have never merged the two. I love your take to card making and your inspiration to do both! This looks so beautiful and I can see how it would be relaxing.
    Your POTW is so lovely. I really like those big hearts and the soft pink combinations.
    Lisa xx

  3. I nearly chose that one too from Kelly. Love her card design .
    Your card is a beauty ; love the stitching and who knows this lady may be well travelled .
    hugs shirley-Anne .... see you tomorrow .

  4. Wow! your card is lovely the stitching..very elegant..
    Gorgeous POTW too..gorgeous lace and crochet flower!!

  5. Gorgeous Card Sandy, I like the sweet image, the colours and the Stitching.
    Kevin xx

  6. What a gorgeous card Sandy love your stitching it's fabulous.

    Thank you for your lovely comments I am now following you.

    Hugs Julie x

  7. Lovely work,good that you enjoy it. love the colours and the woman has style.good matching inside too... love mum

  8. Hi Sandy,
    Thank you for your comment on my blog. I do hope you will enjoy visiting now and again.
    Your card is lovely and I love the stitching. I used to do alot of stitching on my cards, especially my christmas cards. I haven't done any for over a year now. May have to dig out my supplies again.
    Take care Linda x

  9. Hi, Sandy, this is such an elegant card. The color is beautiful..... :)

  10. She looks a treat, great work. Love your POW also.

  11. wow brilliant stiching i could never do this it wonderful hugs sassyxx

  12. Hi Sandy

    Wow, that stitching looks amazing! I don't think I would have the patience for that. It really adds the wow factor to your stylish card.

    Your pick this week is so pretty, so pink and feminine, I love it!

    Michelle :o)


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