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Hi there, my name is Marcia, I am happy to meet you and share my craft makes and ideas with you. I hope you enjoy looking. Please feel free to join my blog and leave me comments, especially if they are helpful ones! I love to learn new craft techniques and am more than happy to share the ones I have found. Thank you for looking.....

Wednesday 26 September 2012

Simply Stampin Challenge Faux or Sew

So, this week's Simply Stampin Challenge is Faux or Sew - wow! did I enjoy myself!!  This card is Faux, pretend stitching using a white pen to make the "cross stitch".  I also used the lovely Cherry Cobbler coredinations card which I absolutely adore!  I get so much satisfaction from embossing then sanding it back - not liking the dusty mess though!!  It gives a nice rustic feel which I like, think I will be buying some more of this card in different colours!

For this card then, it had to be Sew!  I used Night of Navy card and ink, which I love, and white thread.  I punched out the shape I wanted first using the SU Festive Paper Peircing kit, then stamped using the Holiday Ornaments stamp set.  A little jewel in each corner and one in the centre just completed the look. I had so much fun making these two cards, hope you enjoy them as much as me!


  1. Wow - what a clever way to use the Holiday Ornaments stamp set. I love both cards! The faux cross stitch looks so real and I love the boarder you have made on your second card using the Festive Paper Piercing kit. Thanks for joining us this week at the Simply Stampin' Challenge.

  2. Ooooh, both are really lovely cards Marcia, great faux and real sewing! I love how you've made the flower on the Cherry Cobbler card - so clever!
    Thanks so much for joining us again at Simply Stampin'!
    Ruth x

  3. Love both these - especially the stitched one - very clever indeed

  4. Wow LOVE this Marcia! Beautiful stitching!!! Thanks for joining in the SSC! xx