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Monday, September 10, 2012

Shabby Flower

dream valley challenges
Hope you are enjoying the remaining days of summer. I have to admit that I like the cooler evenings! Do you have a summer card that you would like to share with My Grafico Crafts

You are welcome to join our current challenge: #136 Summer, and show off your cards or paper crafts.

Link up your creation by Friday, September 14th
Remember to link a new project and to only link your project, not your whole blog.
Here is the digital set that we used in our DT creations this week:

I chose to create a card and hand stitch the X's.

This is a close-up of the stitching on the flower.

I had fun choosing the coordinating DP! The inside is blank on this card. That way it can be used for any occasion. 

Materials Used;
Image: My Grafico
DP: Background- Michael's, others from my forgotten treasures of scraps:)
Ruffle: fabric ruffle-JoAnn's
(After applying the ruffle, the circle was popped up with dots.)

Thank you for taking the time to visit. I hope that you have enjoyed this simple card. I hope that I have inspired you. If you have any questions, just contact me. Please feel free to leave a comment and/or follow this blog. Have a wonderful week. 
### Once you have completed your SUMMER paper craft, just click HERE to enter our current challenge.

I am sharing this card with:
crafty boots challenges: ONE- one flower,one ruffle
Make it Monday: Anything Goes
cupcake craft challenges: Stitches
squigglefly: Polka dots
crazy challenge: Seeing Spots
catered crop: pink
dream valley challenges: Something old- embroidery floss, Something new- ruffle
joanna sheen challenge: Going Dotty
pile it on challenge:  Use DP
in the pink challenge: Lots of pink and anything but square
my heart pieces digital stamp challenge: Lots of Layers

fussy and fancy challenge: The Fabric of our lives


  1. Those are just SO cute and I love the sewing done with the floss. That's super adorable. Wonderful card for this week's Polka Dot challenge at Squigglefly. Thanks for joining in with us.

  2. Fab stitching :) Thanks for joining in with us at Cupcake Craft and good luck - Jane x

  3. Your stitching is so charming. It really adds so much character to the flower. Thanks for playing in Squigglefly's challenge!

  4. A fabulous card, love the stitching...thanks for joining us at Cupcake!
    Helen x

  5. Love how you added the stitching on your card, it looks beautiful. Thanks for taking part in the Joanna Sheen Challenge...

  6. Love the flower and your stitching, neat!

  7. Hi Barbara

    I love the simple flower image on your card, and the stitching adds to the childlike feel also.

    It's quite difficult on your photo to see lots of pink (which we obviously require)... but I imagine the camera has changed the colour - which it often does with certain types of pink.

    Thanks for joining in the fun at In The Pink... good luck with this one and hope to see you again soon.

    Christine x

  8. Lovely card, really like the stitching on the flower :)

  9. Beautiful flower.. love the stitching & colours.. Thank you for joining us at Fussy & Fancy... May x x

  10. What a really different card, I like it. The stitching is fab don`t know how you managed to keep it all so neat. If I had done that it would have been a crumpled mess!!!!


  11. Lovely card! The stitching is great! Thanks for participating in MY HEART PIECES challenge this week!!

  12. Lovely hand stitched detail on this card.

    Thanks for sharing your work with all of us at Crafty Boots Challenges.


  13. Fab card - love the ruffle and stitching! Thanks for joining our Something Old, Something New challenge at Dream Valley. Susie x

  14. Nice work.Thanks for joining with us at My Heart Pieces.

  15. AHHHHH, it's GORGEOUS! I love your handstitched flower with all the hugs n' kisses (x's and o's) on there. What a fantastic idea and how bright and cheerful your card is. It's truly beautiful.
    Thank you SO much for joining us at Squigglefly and Make It Monday as well.
    Lisa xx

  16. Gorgeous card - love the hand-stitching! Thank you for joining us at Dream Valley :-) Love 'n' hugs, Mel xx

  17. I saw your beautiful creation on Make It Monday and had to visit and take a closer look. Gorgeous! TFS!
    My entries are: #23, #109, and #213.
    I would love to have you visit my blogs: Paper and Scraps Creations by Julia and Me and Myself on the Dark…

  18. What a beautiful flower! I've never seen one like it.

  19. What a stunning design. Looking so great. I want to work for the Print VIP cards and this design inspire me more. I appreciate this. Thanks for sharing.