Thursday, June 26, 2014

Stitching on card

Hey, hey! :) Have you been watching soccer World cup? I have to admit that I barely ever watch soccer, but I do watch World cup. Not all the games (I'm not that big of a soccer fan that I'd stay up til midnight just to watch the game), but many. :)

Yesterday was a holiday here so this means no work. :) Me and my sweetie were invited to a pizza party to our friends and since we both like pizzas, of course we just had to go. ;) It was lots of fun and pizza was yummy. We'll have to do this again some time. :)

Just a few more days and then I'll have quite some time off. Can't wait! I already have sooooooo many plans about what I'll do. :D I've had my eyes on one bracelet that I've been wanting to make for a while now, but haven't had the time yet, so that's on the top (or very close to it) of my list. Other than that I'm planning to do some paper crafting as well and hopefuly I'll also get to do some short trips around the country. 

Anyways ... I better stop babbling and rather show you what I've made ... ;)

This week's theme at Crafty ribbons blog is stitching (real or faux). My jaw dropped when I saw this theme. I do like  the look of stitching on cards, but to be perfectly honest with you, I'm terrible at stitching (it's on my looong list of "things I want to learn" though). So when I saw this challenge I was "uh-oh". I know that I had the option of going for faux stitching, but I don't like that much, so I was determined to give the real stitching on paper a go. Especially after seeing Linda's awesome tutorial. So, I grabed my sew easy tool and went to work. :) And the result is here ...

At the beginning I had the idea of doing stitching all around the card, but then I changed my mind and stitched just the blue paper in the middle. I think that's more than enough for the first time. lol

I decided to use Tilda with peony as my center image. She's coloured with distress inks. Papers are from Magnolia (thank you Linda!), Scrapworks and my stash. I made the rolled flower myself and the rest came from my stash. Doily and pearls came from my stash as well. I got the pins from the lovely Linda - as a part of the candy I won at her blog. Thanks a lot girl! :)

All of the ribbons I used are from Crafty ribbons. I used 35 mm satin ribbon - new turq, 25 mm wedding satin ribbon and bolo blue seam binding ribbon which is unfortunatelly out of stock in the moment, but you can choose from maaaaany more gorgeous seam binding ribbons that Ali and Tony have in store. Corner and decorative oval are Spellbinders dies and the small butterflies were made with my craft punch.

I hope you'll come and play with us this week. I can't wait to see your stitching projects. :)

I'd like to enter my card to the following challenges:
Tilda's town: Dies and/or punches
Magnolia-licious: Summer buggy fun
Midweek Magnolias: Stitching - real or faux
7 kids college fund: Anything goes
Simon says stamp: Anything goes


  1. Lovely card and lovely colours, thank you for playing with us this week at Tildas Town, good luck. Hugs Malin

  2. what a beautiful card love the design the pins and your stitching, I have broken two sewing machines whilst using stitching :( so went for faux myself but your stitching is wonderful
    hugs Kate xx

  3. Absolutely gorgeous card Cebelica love the image of Tilda also the fantastic flowers and colours, awesome card.
    lorraine x

  4. This is beautiful! Thank you so much for sharing this with us at Tilda's Town! Good luck,
    Rene :D

  5. Ooooh Cebelica l adore your image and the colouring is stunning again you have created a beautiful card x

  6. Krasna je
    pri nas je vse v znamenju nogometa-danes sledi odmor
    lp Tamara

  7. This is simply adorable!! Gorgeous layers, stitching, the whole works...awesome :)!


  8. Your card is stunning!
    Beautiful design:)
    Enjoy the weekend, hugs:)

  9. lovely Tilda coloring and designing! So glad you linked up to Tilda's Town challenges this week! Thanks for playing!

  10. Wow Cebelica this is stunning, love love all the gorgeous flowers and beautiful colors and such a cute image from Magnolia xxx Wishing you a lovely weekend xxx

  11. Stunning card and so beautifully coloured!!!
    Thank you for joining us at Tilda’s Town challenge!

  12. Super voščilnica in šivov je ravno prav. Nogomet je tudi pri nas vsak večer na sporedu...

  13. Hi lovely, I'm the same with football, I have to say the world cup has been excellent to watch this year.
    Funny I saw Linda's tutorial just after making my card, but I'm so glad to have found it!
    Your card is wonderful, such a beautiful design and your stitching is perfect! thanks so much for joining us at Midweek Magnolias, Mel. xxx

  14. So very beautiful! Thanks for joining us at Magnolia-licious and hope to see you again next time!!

  15. I just love the flowers and doily and all the other pretty details! Thanks for sharing your beautiful card with us at!

  16. This is so adorable, I love that cute image and and the doily :)

  17. Such a beautiful card, love your pretty colouring and all our embellishments and stitching!
    I had a wonderful surprise when I came home tonight and found a beautiful card from you waiting for me, thank you so much, it made me so happy!
    By the way, don't be scared of the English weather, it's actually quite sunny at the moment, it's just unpredictable, so I carry an umbrella AND sunglasses in my bag lol! :) xx

  18. Cebelica, what a gorgeous card this is. The peacock color is simply beautiful, it really highlights the image and embellishments. I am so proud you have tried real stitching and it looks awesome on your card. Sorry I have not visited you for awhile; my blogging time has becomed less and less frequent since we started a new 10am-6pm shift at work in May. Hope to make some job changes in August, will keep my fingers cross :^)
    Have a wonderful week!
    Hugs, Katie

  19. So beautiful, Cebelica! I love your colouring and flower embellishments. Thanks so much for playing along with the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge: Anything Goes!

  20. Wow, truly adorable. Thank you for sharing it with us at Midweek Magnolias.

  21. Gorgeous colours and pretty design, nicely done
    Hugs Julie P

  22. Absolutely gorgeous my sweetie, I adore the gorgeous colour & love your stitching hun.
    Thank you so much for joining us at Midweek Magnolia's, hope you will join us for our present challenge which is 'Anything Goes With The Option Of Summer'.

    Lotsa hugs Vicky xxx


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