Thursday, 17 September 2015

House of Cards Challenge - September

Hello All
Thank you for popping by and if you're able to leave a comment, it is much appreciated as I know how busy all of our lives are in one way or another.
Thank you for your comments on my previous posts
Today's card is the one I have entered for September's House of Cards challenge - add stitching --real or faux. I have had a go at faux stitching before but wanted to have a go at the real thing! I used a project that I have had for years from a company called "Form-A-Lines" here . I loved doing it and will definitely try it again. The last couple of photos was my first attempt. I hadn't got any Sulky thread and thought I'd practice with embroidery cotton - BIG mistake, the poor lady looks like she's growing a beard!. I found some black Sulky thread in my stash and wanted to give it a go to see if I enjoyed doing this craft before I splashed out and bought more. Once I had finished it, it reminded me of the Ascot scene from "My Fair Lady" and the sentiment is a line from the song the Ascot Gavette "What a smashing, positively dashing Spectacle: the Ascot op'ning day" 

The glittered "dazzler" looks a bit misshapen but in real life it is a perfect circle
6x6" card blank
Sue Wilson Noble Squares - pierced
Sue Wilson Delicate Daisy
Black ribbon
Pinflair glue gel
Tonic Nuvo - black glitter

 Now the disastrous one!

See you Saturday 


  1. Hi Karen
    This looks amazing. What a great pattern you found.
    I don't think the other looks a disaster as all the lines are the same thickness so it looks in proportion.
    Great stitching!
    Ang x

  2. Your card is amazing! Thanks for sharing your brilliant stitch-work with us at HOC, Jo x HOC DT

  3. i think they both look good but the card looks fab,. xxxx

  4. Hello Karen,
    Love both your beautiful cards, they are brilliant.
    Patricia x

  5. Both cards look stunning- I can't see anything wrong with the second one!


  6. Absolutely GORGEOUS! I LOVE the fabulous hat you created--it is totally perfect! Thank you for joining us at House of Cards! HUGS! :) Mynn xx

  7. Hi Karen,
    This is gorgeous. A beautiful card, even on the practice ones. You'll be able to darn socks next!!! ha ha
    love Maureen xxx

  8. Karen, your cards are lovely. Also your channel card is gorgeous. Hazel x

  9. wow, these are both gorgeous!! thank you so much for playing along with us at house of cards!

  10. Wow this is lovely Karen, my granddad used to do this on a bigger scale. Love the die frame that surrounds it too.

    Hugs Erika. x

  11. Oh my, how beautiful! I LOVE the stitched hat. Such an awesome element to your card. So glad you shared with us at House of Cards!

  12. Okay I am completely awed by this magnificent creation!! This is so well done and just so beautiful! I am so glad you took a close up of the face I thought it was stamped.. This is amazing!! Can I come up with anymore fantastic, wonderful, and artistic adjectives... Great work of art and I want to thank you so much for joining us at HOC.. It was a pleasure..
    Shawna DT

  13. Beautiful card!!! Would you like to join us to our "Quirky Sewn With love" Challenge?

  14. Hello Karen, this is so clever and so beautiful. Thank you so much for entering our September Stitching Challenge. I hope we see you again for the October challenge Karen (DT House of Cards)

  15. Beautiful!! Thanks for joining in our "Stitch It Up!" challenge at House Of Cards :)