Saturday, February 5, 2011

Crazy 4 Challenges - C4C73 Valentines Card

Hello Friends!!! This week at Crazy 4 Challenges we have Angela hosting February challenges! Yay! This week's challenge is a simple one. . .I love simple! What's the challenge? Well, the challenge is to create a Valentines card. . .how simple can you get?

Be sure to stop by C4C and check out all the awesome Valentine cards that the design team created or stop by their individual blogs.

* Barbara Anders
* Cindy Haffner
* Frances Byrne
* Jessie Rone
* Joanne Grzelak
* Joycelyn Pelkey
Lynda Benden
* Angela Wood
*Silke Ledlow
* Silke Kittmann
* Tammy Hershberger
Vicki Garrett

I don't know if you read what I write on my blog but in previous posts I've mentioned the fact that I'm taking sewing lessons! What??? Another hobby. . .yup, yup! I tell ya'. . I'm never bored! So far I've learned to trace a pattern on to a tracer, measure a person correctly, read a pattern, cut a pattern, using the right fabric and threads, and alter a pattern to fit a person's measurements. Altering a pattern to fit a person's measurements is the most valuable lesson I've learned so far. . .it's a little complicated and it involves a bit of math but I'm so glad that I've learned how to do it. I haven't learned to actually sew anything yet. . .we'll be starting that lesson next week.

I know how to sew something together . . .I mean, who can't? But. . .I really want to do things correctly. I'd hate to sew something that'll fall apart or look sloppy.

As you can see on my card, I actually sewn something together. . .see, I can sew. . LOL!!! The heart is actually fabric sewn onto card stock. I love the idea of using fabric on my cards. . .I also have beads on my card to represent my jewelry making hobby.

I have a bit of scrapbooking on this card also. . .no stamping this time around. The sentiment "love" is actually a rub on that I rubbed on to card stock. I decided to tie an embroidery floss rather than using a ribbon to create my bow. I have so many different types of materials that I really love the idea of mixing the different stuff I have from different hobbies. Darn, I forgot to add something to represent my crocheting hobby. It actually entered my mind to add a crochet flower but forgot about it. Oh, well. . next time. . :)

Okay. . .that's it for today. Stop by C4C and play along in this week's challenge!!!

Hope you have a wonderful Saturday


StampOwl said...

gorgeous card Maria

Cindy Haffner said...


C@ro said...

Absolutely beautiful!
I love the way you combined all materials.

Lynda Benden said...

This is darling Maria! I can't believe how perfect your sewing is on that heart! Great job girl!

Angela said...

Fabulous job on this card, Maria! I love the homespun look with the stitching on those hearts! Lovely colors! hugs, Angela

Silli said...

Wonderful MAria, I love the colors and all the hearts!

Summerthyme Studio said...

Love love love your heart card!

Jessie/knightrone said...

this is GORGEOUS!!

Anonymous said...

Very pretty Maria. I love how you layered the hearts and used different patterns.
Ter ;)

Joanne (jojot) said...

beautifully classy with a touch of fun as well...gorgeous

Barbara said...

Beautiful card, Maria! Love the fabric heart!

Tammy Hershberger said...

LOOOVE this, Maria! The stitching looks awesome!

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