Thursday, 12 April 2012

Footie Birthday Card


Well you wouldn't know what kind of weather to expect here....
lovely and sunny in the morning and heavy hailstones in the afternoon!
It is sooooo cold....

 Nothing for it but to stay inside and craft  ;)

My card today is made using a pre-coloured image from Lili of the Valley
and the papers I've used are from a Me & My Big Ideas - 'Traveller' mat pad.

I wrapped green & white Baker's twine around the striped paper
and zig zag stitched around the whole card and also a little bit on the image.
The star is cut out in different sizes with the Silhouette Cameo and the sentiment is made using print & cut in the Studio design software.
The buttons are from my stash (bag 'o' buttons I think!)

and I think that's it!

I'm off to create something with my new Creative Craft World mini kit
for my next DT project.
Oh WOW! This kit is so beautiful, I think you'll want to have it ;)
It will be available from the 20th of this month.

 I overheard this conversation between Lydia (15) & Phoebe (5) yesterday...

Phoebe (in her sweetest voice) - 'Lydia....will you play the Wii with me?
Lydia - 'I can't at the moment wee pet, I want to I finish this'
Phoebe (dramatic change of tone) - 'aaarrrghh, I HATE you knitting!!'

I think we have a touch of knitting fever here.....!
I'm glad though, as it's for such a good cause.

Thank you for visiting,
I hope you have a lovely day whatever the weather!
Take care :)
Sarah xx

I'd like to enter this in the following challenges:
Bunny Zoe's ~ ribbon or twine
Delightful Sketches ~ stitching , real or faux
Sassy Cheryl's #110 ~ anything goes
SOS ~ masculine theme or 'boy' colours
Use it Tuesday ~ anything goes (the papers, image, and buttons I've had for over a year.....)
Love to Create ~ Birthday
PCJ ~ 3 or more patterned papers


Doreen said...

What a gorgeous card Sarah,love the image a fab

Jackie Randolph said...

Oh adorable Sarah, love how you used your twine with your design! Thanks for joining us at Love to Create!

Faith A at Daffodil Cards said...

Hi Sarah, catching up at last, I've been through most of what I have missed by you (a lot) great beautiful work, love this little chappie and how you have put the card all together, love it.

Tracey Manderson said...

wow what a cool boy card. Thanks for joining us at Delightful Challenges
Good luck and hope to see you next time

MiniOwner said...

Just love your cards, Sarah. :o)
Sue x

Crafty and Green said...

So Adorable!! Just love the colors!! Thank you so much for playing with us this week at Love to Create Challenge!! Please Come back and Join us again soon!!

Many Blessings,

Margaret said...

Such a cute card Sarah, that image is adorable
Margaret x

Vicky Hayes said...

Good for Lydia, joining in with the knitting. I love the cute footballer card and I am so impressed with your neat stitching! Keep warm, love Vicky x

CarlaKH said...

Sooo cute! Love that cute lil boy! Thanks for joining us at Shopping Our Stash!

Chriss America Real said...

Such a sweet card! I love what you did with the twine! Thank you so much for playing along with the Delightful Challenge Team this week!



susie said...

Love this card snd what a great idea using the bakers twine.x

Christy Beans said...

Great layout and I love the random stitching and dots, the stars and that paper is fabulous! =) Thanks for joining us for the 3 or More Patterned Papers challenge at PCJ! ~Christy

Jools said...

Love this card, so great for a boy. Love the stitching, I would never have thought to machine stitch on card, do you need a stronger needle? Jools. xx

Sarah's Little Snippets said...

Hi Jools, I use a size 70 needle which is on the finer side but only because that is the size I have most of!
I keep a needle specially for card as it blunts very quickly, but it still goes through the card :)
I haven't tried a stronger needle yet, I wonder would it leave bigger holes?
Sarah xx

Anonymous said...

This is fabulous, I love how you have added the twine!
Helen x

Heather B said...

Gorgeous card!!!! Thanks for playing with us at Use It Tuesday!

Carole said...

Just a wonderful awesome card Sarah. I love it!

Sassy Cheryl said...

Sorry that you had nasty weather, but yippee for being able to stay inside and craft and make cards.
What an adorable b-day card. Beautiful.
So glad you joined the Sassy DTeam in the anything goes challenge this week at Sassy Cheryl's. Good luck in the drawing.

Hazel said...

Love your card - thanks for joining in the masculine theme this week on Shopping our stash, Hazel, Guest Designer x

Michele Roos said...

This is such a gorgeous card Sarah. I love the image you've used and the colours are fabulous. Thanks for joining us this month @ Bunny Zoe Crafts. Hugs Michele x

Irini said...

Love the layers and embellies on this card!
Thanks for playing along with us at Use It Tuesday!

Alica said...

so cute, love how you used the twine and the stitching is great too!
Thanks for joining us at Shopping Our Stash!

Hugs, Alica ;)