I have to admit something...I have been a huge fan of craft-lebrity Carol Burrage for many many years. I find her smart, witty and craftlicious. She frequently has me snorting my tea out of my nose while I read her blog posts. Yep I have loved her from afar for many a year..until this week that is. Now my love for her is tarnished just slightly because Carol is in charge of this week's challenge and we have been asked to HAND STITCH somewhere on our creations. Oh my..not one of my strengths and frankly this challenge had me pulling a full on temper tantrum. I still want your autograph Carol but I need to give it a few weeks ;).
Yep it all started out good. I grabbed my Sew Easy and put on what looked like a fairly simple zigzag piercing head and pierced my paper. Then I tried to sew it. Turns out I had no flippen idea at.all. how to do the stitches. None. My Family studies teacher would be having a bird if she knew that! I think she is still upset about getting applesauce in the face in the infamous blender incident. I would like to state on the record that I did tell her the lid wasn't fastened on properly but she was sooo frustrated with me and my lack of cooking skills she just yelled over and over again to just turn it on..so I did and then ducked and she didn't..and got a face full of ground apple. Yikes..scary at the time but oh so funny hee hee.
Sorry..back to the Sew Easy story. I was so lost I hopped in my car to drive to SGD to see my Thursday ladies clutching my pierced paper. I immediately laid down on the floor and started screaming for help while using my heels to push myself in a circle on the floor. After trying to ignore me with little success they offered to help by sewing it for me. Hee Hee. I am terrible! Now..they pulled a fast one on me and only sewed halfway around the paper and much to my chagrin insisted I had to learn how to finish it. Thankfully they had the patience of a saint and I learned how to do the zigzag stitch and finished my sewing. I stamped up Rosabelle and matched up my colours to the Graphic 45 paper I was using. I have to admit it felt great to be good at colouring after the sewing incident hee hee.
Carole...I forgive you.
Now to see MUCH BETTER hand stitched samples hop on over to the KKS challenge blog and to also read the full 'play to win' deets.
Yours in stitches..Andi
I love the flower on your card and I think the stitching is great!! ....even if you did have a little help ;)
LOL...just picturing you in the throws of your tantrum. :) Love your card Andrea...great colouring, great paper and great choice of embellishments. And hat's off to the lovely ladies who shared their sewing knowledge...I love that they made you finish on your own. It looks perfect!
Great card, Andrea!! Your colouring is superb. I love the flower and the stitching too even if you did cheat!! Which is the bit you did, I want to know?!! I need to inspect it, lol. Seriously, very pretty card!!
Girl - I can so relate!! But regardless, I think it turned out fabulous - even if you did cheat! LOL! Love ya!
Trust Andrea to find a way outta something!! Haha! Rosabelle looks loverly, especially that frilly flower!!
I adore this! The stitching is fab!
Love Teen x
Haha!! Even though there was some drama in getting it done the stitching looks fabulous!! Gorgeous card Andrea!!
Oh such a sad story, Andrea! I am so sorry this challenge was such a traumatic experience for you, hun, you poor thing, he, he, he! Your card looks fabby and Rosabelle is coloured beautifully! Love that CUTE flower too!!!
Girlfriend, I feel your pain but YOU have ME in stitches w/ your writing and your stories..CALL ME! SOON! Gotta hear your voice, kiddo- you crack me up! Well, on the lighter note, your card turned out absolutely gorgeous!
You have me in stitches! Some things are a real battle. I know. I had scrapbook class last night and I was still there at least a half hour longer than everyone else before I finally got it finished.
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