Sunday, December 5, 2010

Magnolia Down Under Challenge #75 - Patchwork


This week over at Magnolia Down Under Challenges we have something fun for you to try out - Patchwork!!! One of my other crafting loves is patchwork and quilting - I have soo many fabrics stashed in my craft room that I need to find time to use - this papercrafting gig seems to take up all my time these days - LOL.

I cut 1" squares from 3 different pages from my Basic Grey Jovial paper pad and stuck them to some scrap paper before using a gold thread to stitch the 'seams' in a zig zag. The gold thread adds such a fabulous rich sheen to the whole thing - perfect for some Christmas glitz.  Now I'm REALLY annoyed with myself - these pages have tiny words written on them and I made sure they were all facing the same way - and then after I went and stitched the image background and stuck Tilda down I realised I had it sideways : (

I 'sugared' up the candy cane with some glitter - and did the same with the cuttlebug letters on my WoJ die cut banner. It was really hard NOT to cover up too much of my background with flowers after all my work though - LOL.

Don't forget to pop over to the MDUC blog for some amazing inspiration from the rest of DT gals!



Debbie Dolphin said...

WOW OH WOW Debbie love it!I love the glittery candy cane I so want to eat it!!!LOL
Your patchwork squares are so perfect!
love Debbie xxx

CraftyC said...

Now this is just gorgeous Debbie. I love your card so much!

Judi said...

Oh WOW! Debbie this is FANTASTIC! I can't wait to give it a try. Love the way you've stitched everything together, it makes it look like a really authentic patchwork.


Judi xx

Lynda said...

You know if u had NOT mentioned the thing abt the words Debbie, I wld NOT have noticed...LOL. I am just transfixed by its beauty and all the effort with ALL that stitching. It is DEVINE. I love the blingy cane and her shoes are coloured so v v well. Just beautigil Debbie!! ooxx

Kylie said...

Oh Debbie! This is just amazing! I loooove the patchwork and the gold thread. Perfect stitching (lol, my machine is a tad wonky... perhaps its the speed at which I zoom? hahaha). Your candy cane looks delicious! GORGEOUS!!
Kylie xx

RubyM:) said...

NA NA NA NA NA NA I'M BAAAAAACK LOL!!!!!!! Hey chica whatch been up to?? Thanks for visiting me while i was out.Your visits made my blog not so abandoned baaaahaaaa THNAK YOU LOL!!!! (((HUGS))) Yeah i wanted to move in the library too ha ha ha.
I'm about to watch a movie with my teen and work on my next card.All the kids are out to grandma's house and baby is sleeping FINALLY PEACE AND QUIET! I wnate dto stop by before getting to work:)
fUNNY ONE OF MY NERXT PROJECTS HAS A BANNER TOO LMBO!!! Not even close to ready though sighhhh. I love the gold touches and the stitching. Great colors hun great colors! The coolest thing is the light reflection on her((high five on that one)) OK hun i'm off just wish me luck i get it done lol!! RubyM:)

♥ Kristy Young ♥ said...

OMG WOW Debbie this is GORGEOUS!!! LOve your patchwork quilt card.
Kristy xo

Emma and Susan said...

WOWWWWwwwww.....O my golly honey bunch, this is amazing!!! I LOVE LOVE LOVE your image and your colouring is always so FABBY!!! I love what you did with the candy cane and that patchwork.......PERFECTO!!!
STUNNING work as always!!!
Big hugs

Tracey Feeger said...

Even though you made a boo boo Debbie this is still simply stunning. Love the patchwork and the image is coloured to perfection. I have that die too - must use it - you have given me inspiration.

Marlene said...

Such a beautiful card, Debbie! What booboo?

Chrissy said...

Love this idea. Gorgeous.The colours so rich and beautiful.I think I might try this.The sewing machine may be a challenge. but its worth a shot. Thanks for the inspiration.

TaraG said...

Oh this is absolutely stunning, Debbie! I'm totally in love with this sweet Tilda. She is one of my faves from this collection. Your colouring is sooooo stunning and I love how you added the light cast on the fur trim of her coat from her lantern. The patchwork is gorgeous too! Love everything about your card, hun!

Berenice R. said...

Super cute card! :)

Suzie Q said...

Hi Debbie,
Fantastic cards
Suzie qx

Kristel said...

Woww this is really stunning Debbie! Looks great!
Hugs Kristel

Nannieflash said...

Wow Debbie youve been busy with your sewing machine but the result is stunning your colouring is beautiful to. With love an dhugs Shirleyxx

Riet said...

What a beautiful card Debbie,I love the image and the colours.
So gorgeous papers.

Hugs Riet.x

Marcia said...

Gorgeous Debbie, simply gorgeous. Love the blog header too, made me smile!

Mina said...

wow Debbie what a stunner, I love the frosting and your amazing colouring of course
Mina xxx

Sharon (Stitches on Mars) said...

Looks fabulous Debs

Sharon said...

Gorgeous work with the patchwork background Debbie and your Candy Cane looks wonderful :) Love how the glitter looks like sugar.

Sharon x

Sammi said...


Leigh said...

The background paper you've made Debbie looks marvellous. So very neat and tidy, all corners matching. lol Love that glitter.

Norma said...

Wow wow wow, you really did treat the background like a real quilt. All those stitching--really looks fabulous. Love the blend of colours. Card is truly gorgeous.
Same with me re other crafts and hobbies. They've all been put on the back burner. No time for anything but papercrafting for now..but isn't it fun!!! LOL


DonnaMundinger said...

OMG Debbie! I can't believe you sewed all of those pieces together! Fabulous, and Tilda is adorable! xxD

Leonie said...

I love this patchworky style of card, and that tilda is sooo adorable