Wednesday, 6 July 2011

Stamping stitches!!

Morning peeps!!

We had rain last night so its a lovely clear and crisp morning here today, phew! yesterday was so muggy!!

This is my little share for this morning and there are a couple of challenges I would like to pop it in for too.
The challenges are:
 Paper Sundaes Faux or real stitching.
Simon says stamp A stitch in time.
A spoonful of sugar Sewing.

Now, my sewing on this project is Faux stitching. It is a stamp set that my very fab friends Fleur and Lou enabled me to find...and buy!! around a year ago and I have to tell you I would not be without this set, it is awesome and I use it all the time.
It is from the Kelly Panacci range of Hampton stamps and is called  SC0370 Kelly's Borders. There are 11 different borders in it and the wibbly stitching is my fav.

The photograph is of my amazing Nana on her wedding day and I adore this photograph. I printed it out onto canvas.  (mmm...confession time....Scott printed it out as I wasn't sure on the settings to use for the camvas in my printer...!!) trimmed it up a little with my scissors and then pulled the threads out a bit to get the frayed edge. Then using white SU craft ink I stamped the white stitching stamp on it.

I had to stain the lace a bit as it was rather white!! so it got a good old distress inks antique linen treatment!! A bit more 'stitching' was stamped onto the patterned paper with versafine sepia ink and the flowers I made with my SU boho flowers punch and a mini papermania one for the teensy stamen bit in the centres. The fronds are martha of course!!!! :)
I made myself a swirl of bling to match with my anita's mini gems and then mounted it all onto some gorgeous thin chipboard sent to me by an absoultely awesome friend in america.

It is 6.5" square and I am going to turn it into a wall hanging for my Grandad. It is their wedding anniversary next month but sadly my Nana is no longer with us so I hope he likes it and it doesn't make him sad. I am going to make my mum one later too.

So I guess thats me for now!! might be back later if I feel awakwe enough to do some crafting tonight (mmmm...doubtful as the dreaded hayfever kept me snuffling and itching my eyes most of the night!!)

Thank you for popping in on me huge hugs Lou xxxx


  1. Truly beautiful Lou...your Nana looks so elegant sweetie and stunning flowers too hun..

    have a lovely day...hugs Vicky xx

  2. WOWWWWWW.....this is soooooo beautiful I absolutely adore vintage.

    Lotsa hugs Vicky xxx

  3. This is just soooo beautiful - what a perfect way to display that lovely photo

  4. Love it Lou! What a beautiful picture of your Nana!

  5. Wow this is sooooo lovely what a nice gift for grandad. So well put together.
    Hugs Fi xx
    Hope you feel better soon

  6. Stunning creation Lou !! I am sure your Grandad will love this ! your grandma was beautiful and the vintage look and faux stitching are fab ,, it looks like real sewing !!

    thanks for joining us on the Simon Says Stamp Challenge :-)
    Lols x x x

  7. A beautiful creation Lou, a gorgeous picture of your Grandma and so many stunning details. I'm sure your Grandad will love it!!

    So glad you could join us at the Simon Says Stamp challenge
    Heather xx

  8. What a gorgeous creation. Such a lovely way to store a memory. Thank you for sharing with us at Paper Sundaes this week.

  9. Such a gorgeous creation sweetie, fab design and colours, hugs Pops x

  10. Hi!Lou this is soooo very special,
    gorgeous picture of your Nana and it will truly mean so much to your Grandad.
    Such a lovely design too,
    hugs Lou.xx

  11. Oh this is so beautiful, what a wonderful gift.
    Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamps Challenge.

  12. Oh Lou, this is breathtakingly beautiful! Love how your gorgeous grandmum printed up on the canvas. Sooo lovely and I never would have know that stitching was faux! Boy, do I need that! I'm a chicken when it comes to sewing on cards. Such a lovely , heartfelt gift for your grandad. I'm sure he'll adore it! xxD


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