Friday, March 26, 2010

Easter's coming up soon!

Hi folks, only a week to easter and most of us are looking forward to the first stat holiday in the year since New Years....Yay!!!  I always like having an extra day off to spend crafting, especially when I'm still getting paid :-)

Well, I've got a chicky for you, another digi from Sugar Creek Hollow.

The chicky, of course, wound up on a card front, and I used this weeks Sugar Creek Hollow Sketch Challenge.

Lots of work on this card--faux stitching, distressing of the background and the main image, tearing and ripping the paper, which is harder than you expect (EVERY time I do an SU order I look at that ruler for making a ripped looking edge, and every time I think it's a waste of money and don't buy's got to be almost the only non-stamp thing in that catalogue I don't have, one of these days I will have to break down and buy it!)

I used a cuttlebug folder that was in my cupboard and still in it's plastic packaging.  I didn't have any Prima's or flowers small enough to fit on the edge, as per the sketch, so I substituted brads.  It's been so long since I used a brad it seems I forgot how to put them on and they wound up a bit crooked, oh well, it's handmade at least LOL!

Hubby gave me a great compliment.  He knows I've never figured out how to use the big fancy sewing machine he bought for me a few (many!) years ago, and he looked at it and asked if I'd hand stitched it!  I was so happy, it looked like real sewing to him, even though it's just my paper piercing and markers at work.

If you haven't filled in my Poll, this week I'm looking to find out what type of cards you use (not make and hoard, but actually give to people) and how many of them in a year you give away.  Leave a comment and tell us about your card giving habits.


  1. How cute! I love your coloring on this and your sponging and tearing really make this stand out!


  2. This is really pretty Kristina and congrats on using your sewing machine!!!

  3. Woohoo Kristina, your faux stitching has passed the hubby test! That's harder than one might think!!! :) This card is so stinking adorable! Did you use canvas paper for the chicken? I love all your special touches!!

  4. Wow - your faux stitching is amazing! Knocked that one out of the park, lady. Gorgeous!

  5. Great card Kristina!! I love using my sewing machine. Too bad it doesn't get to be used on fabrics {wink}.

    Your paper tearing is great! There is really no way around it. I have the SU ruler and I never use it. Not worth the $. Continue doing a great job.

  6. Fantastic card! I love the torn paper. I agree with Joseline on the paper tearing tool! Using your own hands adds so much more character!!!!

  7. Love it, looks like real sewing to me!

  8. LOVE IT, great stitching and embossing, fun and unique card!

  9. Wowza! That chicken always makes me smile! This is a terrific card.

  10. great job on faux stitching Kristina - I thought about using it last week, then I gave up and did the stitching on the machine much faster ;)

    I usually send out only Christmas, Easter, Birthday cards + occasional wedding, baby..
    ..the rest is piling up in my boxes

  11. wonderful! that embossed base is divine!