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Friday, 23 August 2013

#195- Stitching Real or Faux with optional Material

Good Morning Crafty Catz Fans Christine here with this weeks challenge. Are you ready for a challenge after our break
However before I tell you about the challenge I have some news to share with you.
We have a new member please welcome
please pop along to her blog and show her some love.
Ok onto this weeks challenge which is in 2 parts.
with the option of MATERIAL
ok dont run for the hill you could use Ribbon, Felt or lace to make flowers

So if you take up the challenge and use both then you will be in the draw for a prize from our 1st sponsor
Kenny K

here is a little about them
Digi and rubber stamps from KennyK are a fun and edgy way to add the perfect dose of attitude and style to all of your creations!
The creator, the artist, the man: KennyK is a NYC-born professional illustrator who has brought his funky-but-slick, urban-influenced look to the cardmaking and papercrafts world. His signature style can be seen throughout his various collections of sexy pinup babes, sweet 'n sassy girls, cool rockin' dudes, kid’s stuff, retro characters and more

5 digi images of winners choice

If you do not do the option then you will be put into the draw for the prize from our 2nd sponsor

The prize is

So now lets see what material they have used starting with our GDT for August

Faux stitches (sillicone stamp) & a piece of material used as a ribbon + blouse original tag)

Faux stitch on all layers, Leather flower and lace

Faux stitching  and used the extra option material (lace flowers)

Using Real Stitching and Material flowers

I have used cotton gingham material cut with nesties for flowers
JAC (image actually coloured by Ria so team effort this week!)
faux stitching round the edge and leather cogs


(faux stitching and felt stars and buckle)

Hand stitching on the border and frame, material is cheesecloth.

Faux stitching on border and beehive paper - real stitching on aida, which is my fabric

Machine stitching at the top, bottom and around the flower patterned paper. A jeans belt holder and some jeans material behind the letters. 
(faux stitching on the border and material is the felt flower)

I am sure you will agree they have done an amazing job again this week
So now let see what you can do link your post and NOT your blog to Mr Linky and we will be long shortly.
Hugs Christine and The Crafty Catz Team


  1. Hi Tilly, just stopping by to say how delightful your blog is. Thanks so much for sharing. I have recently found your blog and am now following you, and will visit often. Please stop by my blog and perhaps you would like to follow me also. Have a wonderful day. Hugs, Chris

  2. Great challenge! See you next time!!! Thanks again! :-)



  3. Wow design team! Your work is so inspiring! I need to get to work on my journal...anyway, hope you can see the faux stitching on my card. Thanks for the inspiration!


  4. Super cool DT cards and great sponsors, I have just added my steampunk card with stitching and use of different materials,
    hope you will have time to visit me and say if you like it...
    Hugs Blankina