Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Let's Have Tea

Good Morning, it's time for a Flourishes Timeless Tuesday challenge to wake us all up! Trust me, it's better then coffee, these challenges :)

Today Cindy Haffner is challenging us to use "Stitching".
I'll let you in on a secret, sewing machines and I just don't get along very well, so I kept my sewing clean and simple.




I used Flourishes "Lets Have Tea" set, colored in with Tombows and cut out the "negative" spaces with a craft knife, and popped it up on popdots. After sewing around my card, I added a "Carte Postal" postcard sticker, a flourishes transparency from MME, and some bling from Zva. The paper is Graphic 45 and Melissa Frances. I added Flourishes Maya Arts "Champagne" ribbon with a hat pin, to finish it off.


When I have tea, I think of nostalgic times and handwritten letters. Since March is national letter writing and correspondence month, I added those elements to my card. Handwritten letters are a treasure and I still have all of the correspondence letters my husband and I wrote to each other while dating :)

Even though I am still kinda new to sewing on my cards, I am really in love with how it looks. Thank you for the challenge, Cindy, I'm going to try to incorporate it onto my cards more often! But now, I am going to check the rest of the Flourishes DT creations and get more ideas :) I'll see you next week for another Flourishes Timeless Tuesday challenge :)

32 comments:

  1. What a beauty! I love that post card. :)

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  2. Oh so pretty in PINK .. I {heart} all the shabby details you've added to your design :)

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  3. Ohh Amanda this is GORGEOUS, and I love your stitching.

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  4. Super beautiful card Amanda!! I love how you used the images and gorgeous details! Wonderful stitching too.

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  5. Beautiful design, Amanda!!! LOVE the vintage-ness, and that post card is perfect!

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  6. This is so pretty Amanda. Love how you cut out the negative sapce on the tea pot. I have this set and haven't inked it up yet. I am ashamed to say. :)
    Hugs~

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  7. Oh so very pretty Amanda. I like how you put the postcard in with this set. Very vintage feeling.

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  8. Wow! Love what you did with this set! The colors and all the elements are pure dreaminess. Nice job, Amanda!

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  9. Beautiful card Amanda!
    jenni x

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  10. Love the postcard! And the sweet colours, it is perfect.I will come back and see more of you...
    Hugs, Birgit.

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  11. Wow, what a creative and meticulous woman you are to cut out all the negative space. But I think it was worth it (since I didn't have to put the time in!), 'cause it definitely makes your card perfect.

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  12. This is so sweet and pretty. It's a beautiful card with stunning details.
    hugs xxx

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  13. How pretty! Tea sounds good!

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  14. Gorgeous card...love the soft colors.

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  15. This is beautiful Amanda.. You really did a super job pulling this all together.. I am a huge tea lover.. Great card..:)

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  16. Very cute! Love the little postcard!

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  17. Great idea Amanda to use the postcard as your sentiment as well. Stunningly beautiful card. *Hugs*

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  18. This is SO beautiful Amanda!! I've never seen this set look so gorgeous!

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  19. Gorgeous card. I love the vintage look you have created.
    Hugs!
    Cec

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  20. This is so detailed and pretty! My palms get sweaty every time I decide to pull out the sewing machine, yours came out great!

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  21. I've cut a lot of things out by hand with a craft knife and I know how time consuming and sometimes hard that can be. It was worth it for this card. Beautiful soft look. Thanks for sharing this!

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  22. Your card is so pretty. How lucky are you to get to be a gdt member. Thanx for sharing.

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  23. I just love it! What a great idea to cut some of it out. Wonderful!

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  24. How pretty!! I just love the use of the postcard and your vintage design. Congrats on being a gdt member. Your creations are beautiful!

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  25. Amanda, this is another fabulous creation! Love the punched border and of course how you used the Flourishes set :) ! I can tell you are having fun....yeah! Hugs~S~

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  26. I love tea... chai tea latte!!! Beautiful card, love the gorgeous ribbon and pin!

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  27. There's so many pretty details on this card. Im inspired to go find some hat pins...

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  28. Your card is so elegant and romantic looking. I love the soft vintage look of the card. Hugs, dj1952

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  29. Ooooh! Love that lace edge!

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  30. Love this card!!!! beautiful all the way around!!!

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