Sunday, 11 May 2014

Happy Mother's Day!

Hello there!

Happy Sunday and Happy Mother's Day!!

Hope you all had a great weekend. I know that Mother's Day has been and gone in the UK but I also know that some people in other countries are celebrating Mother's Day today and that includes Taiwan! So Happy Mother's Day to my lovely mum!! ^_^

Here is the card for my mum which I made and posted about a week ago. I do hope it has arrived in time. (I am terrible at getting cards sent in time and I blame the UK post service for that! Ha!)

I used this pretty decoupage image from Hunkydory- Flutterbye Wishes. Then stamped the sentiment on vellum and attached it to the bottom of the card. Here is another picture from its side.

After I attached four silver corner peel offs to the card, I felt the card was in need of something more, but simple. So I decided to draw some lines, pricked and then hand stitched them by using metallic embroidery thread. I believe this not only brings out the silver embossed details on the image, it also draws your attention towards the main image. Although it was quick to put the main image together, sewing by hand does take a while! I have to say, by pricking your cards first does save a lot of energy when sewing on card. Finally, I added faux stitching around the image to complete the card.
With all this stitching, I would like to join in Virginia's View Challenge #3 - Stitching (I can't believe that I missed out the first two challenges!!) I do like my sewing and hope that my mum will like this card too!
Thank you for stopping by! ^_^


  1. Beautiful,lovely design and

  2. Julie (hello, my Taiwanese blog friend!!), you really take up the stitching challenge up an extra notch! Love the photo corners with the silver stitching. It's just so creative and neat! SEW glad that you join the fun over Virginia's View Challenge! I sure hope to see more of your beautiful work with the V. V. Challenge in the future :)

  3. Wow! Julie, love the way you added stitching on your card, very effective, simply superb :) I do agree that stitching takes a bit of time, but I must say worth the effort.

  4. Wow this is really pretty!

  5. Wow, great details you have put into making a card. It's very pretty and subtle. I should send my boys to you some time for a lesson. Keep up with your great work! Mei


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