Friday, October 9, 2009
Feature Friday Challenge #1 with The Character Cafe
**Edited to add: the winner of the pumpkins set from my blog during The Character Cafe blog hop is Lady Trucker. Congratulations! please send me your email address to claim your prize. **
Good Morning friends and Happy Friday!! I welcome you all to The Character Cafe's very first Feature Friday Challenge. Our host this week is Billie and what better way to start off the first challenge than with stitching. Now this can be hand, machine, or faux stitching, whatever works for you. Here is what i came up with.
Please keep in mind that this is my very first time stitching on a card or any paper craft. so my lines may look like i was drunk at the time, but trust me i was completely sober. lol. ~ for my card i used The Character Cafe Pilgrim Petra and Turkey image. i did my stitching in yellow and it's pretty hard to see but that is what my little sewing machine came with, and i couldn't find the book so i could change the thread. so yellow it is. i have since found the book, so now i can change thread colors. (you can click on photo's to get a close up).
I also made a pumpkin basket to go with my card that i also stitched together. for my basket i
cut out 5 ovals using the largest oval nestability, sponged them with autumn terecotta ink and random stamped them. I then stitched the ovals together, i made a small basket out of cardstock and adhered my pumpkin to it. i stamped some leaves and ran them through my crimper. i added the leaves to my pumpkin and used a pop dot for my middle leaf to add dimension. then i added some little branches using my Martha Stewart punch. I added my sentiment and done. very easy to make. but makes for some fun packaging. Well that's it for me,
be sure to visit The Character Cafe blog to see the more of the DT's fabulous inspiration. This is such an awesome challenge and i hope you will play along with us this week. Kendra is offering
the pumpkins and Pilgrim Petra as well as a 15% coupon to The Character Cafe shop to the winner. just add your name and link to Mr. Linky on The Character Cafe blog. Have a great night!!