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Monday, July 25, 2011

"Phonebanker" LO (3rd DT Work) for Kaboodle Doodles Challenge #77: Stitching Faux or Real

I'm proud to say I made use of a new technique . . . REAL STITCHING!  I usually just do faux . . .

It's the last week for the month of July 2011 and so . . . my 3rd DT Work is here with Kaboodle Doodles Challenge #77 - faux or real stitching. Winner to be drawn randomly with sponsor prize of 2 digi images from The Crafty Pad on Tues, Aug. 2, 2011 at US timezone.  Participants have until Sun., July 31, 2011 to link their entries at the Kaboodle Doodles Challenge Blog.

SOUS Inspiration Sketch by Nanne Harry

SUPPLIES: Paper: K&Company, Alphabet: American Craft, Tape Measure: Cosmo Cricket, Clock Chipboard: Dusty Attic, Flowers: All About Scrapbooking, Glittering Stones: UBL, Digi Ticket Images: The Crafty Pad, Thread: DMC, Journaling Pen: Parker, Ink Pad: Horse, Sketch: Nanne Harry of Stuck On Us Sketches, Other: Lace.

DESIGN NOTES:  I started with finding a position for my clock chipboard after applying ink on the outside.  Before adhering the clock, I double stitched around the marked edges where the clock is to be placed.  It took time for me to decide what color of threads to use and whether to apply single or double stitching.  I guess I was afraid that the colors won't jive.  Placing the photo underneath the clock, I glued them on my paper together with the tape measure which was measured exactly to the right length that's not awkward to look at from afar.  I then chose the right colors for the flowers and clustered them on the lower right hand side of the clock plus the 2 Crafty Pad tickets as accents.  Then, I finished of with a white lace on the bottom and journaling on the top right hand side of the tape measure.

There you have it!  Doesn't it look gorgeous?  It's my 1st attempt to use rich-colored paper for an LO.

Detailed view of Sponsor Image

Detailed view of another sponsor image
Now, why didn't I snap a photo of a detailed view of my LO's stitching. grrr. Well, it must be noticeable from the above LO's photo.  Right?  ;-)

Cosmo Cricket Material Girl Mini Paper Deck, 6-Inch-by-6-Inch

My 2nd LO

SUPPLIES:  Papers: Cosmo Cricket, Cardstock: All About Scrapbooking, Alphabet: All About Scrapbooking, Flowers: All About Scrapbooking, Pearls: Queen & Co., Feathers: All About Scrapbooking, Chipboard: All About Scrapbooking, Stickerquote: All About Scrapbooking, Felt Paper Embellishment: All About Scrapbooking, Thread: DMC, Sketch: Charlotte of Suepup, Other: Ribbon, Pen: Parker, TOOLS: Decorative Scissors: Paper Shapers.

Inspiration Sketch by Charlotte

2.  Dutch Dare Card Challenge DDCC#122 – July 21 Color Combo
3.  For Your Inspiration FYI Challenge #10 -  used the colors of the photo inspiration
4.  Sketches in Thyme - July Open Challenge Part 1 
5.  Fairy Knoll – Colors of the Rainbow   
6.  Ruby’s Rainbow C#8 – Vintage  & DT Call  (haven't done vintage . . this is probably the closest i could do for vintage . . . let me know if it qualifies) 
7.  The Shabby Tea Room Week #72 – Relax & Enjoy ( used the colors of the photo)
8.  Inkspirations Colour Challenge #80

1.  Colorful Creations July 2011 ABC Challenge
2.  Craft Us Crazy Challenge #13 – Anything Goes with Digital Delights
3.  Use It Tuesday Challenge #12 - Two-fer (hoarded items are the purple chipboards, the old Cosmo Cricket paper which was cut into pieces, & the feathers)


  1. Gorgeous layouts! Love how you used the inspiration photo. So glad you joined us at FYI!

  2. many colours of the rainbow..thanks for playing at TPV

  3. Hi Teamie!!

    Gorgeous layout Kath and you followed the sketch so well. Thanks also for your very kind comments on my blog too. Funny how we both didn't use our sewing machines!!

    I've also just seen you as GD on the CC blog - as I've entered a card for that challenge - well done you and your card is fabulous BTW.

    Speak soon


  4. So bright and cheery ... wonderful LO! Thanks for sharing with us all in the Tea Room this week :)

  5. Lovely LO, very bright and colourful. Thanks for playing along at TPV this week :)

  6. So nice to see a layout for this challenge. And great use of the colours from the inspiration photo. Thanks for joining us at FYI.

  7. Great job on the challenge. I was also checking out your cards. Can't believe you are a newbie at making them.

  8. Great layouts. I love the clock in the first layout. Great colors. Thanks for joining us at the Paper Variety.

  9. Beautiful page and the sketch is lovely. the colors are breath taking is like a work of art.
    Thanks for playing with us on Sketches in Thyme. Hugs!

  10. Fabulous LO thank you for joining us at RRC this time hope you will join us again xx

  11. Fabulous job! Love the bold colors although I admit that I don't use many of them either! Thanks for playing at Stuck on U Sketches~

  12. Hello there! This is so cool..I love the blooms mixed with the floral paper..suepr pretty!
    So glad you jonined us!

    Leah (SOUS DT)

  13. Wow, these are amazing! I love both your projects! Can you say 'talented"?? :)

    Thanks so much for joining us at Use It Tuesday!

  14. wow, fabulous projects! thanks for playing along with us at Sketches In Thyme! =) Tiffany

  15. Wonderful take on the sketch!! I love what you did!!

    Thanks for playing at Sketches in Thyme and I hope you come play again!!

    Erin R.

  16. oh wow!! those are amazing and how utterly fab that they qualify for so many challenges..thnx for using out sketch over at S.O.U.S

  17. Beautiful!!! Love the bold colors on the first layout!! Thanks for joining us over at SOUS!! Hugs!!

  18. Wow... what beautiful layouts! Such talent! Thank you for joining in on the fun at Use It Tuesday!