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29 February 2012

Little Miss Muffet Mid Challenge Inspiration

Good morning!  And isn't it a frosty one over this side of the world!  I've just had a lovely bowl of porridge to warm me up! 

We have some more fabulous Inspiration for you over at the Little Miss Muffet Challenge blog today.  Have you seen all the images that were released this February?  There really are sooo many beautiful images and even better, some of them are now available in rubber

Don't forget there's still a week left to get your entry into our current challenge which is Fancy or Lacy, OR if you use a Little Miss Muffet Stamps image then the theme is Anything Goes.

For my card today, I used one of the new Hatter sisters, Sophia Maria Hatter:











































Isn't she lovely?  I made a bit of an assembly mistake with this card when I was sewing the pieces together.  I had meant to put the green at the top and the orange on the bottom to give more contrast to her hat, but when I sewing the music strip on, I totally forgot and sewed it upside down.  Ah well...

The papers are a mixture from October Afternoon, Crate Paper and Echo Park I think.  The big flower is by Prima and the other embellishments are from Making Memories.  The sentiment tag is from Maya Road and the sentiment is from Amy R Summer Sentiments.  The lace is from The Ribbon Girl.

Here's a close-up of Sophia Maria Hatter:























And here are the copics I used:


















I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:
Party Time Tuesdays:  Anything Goes
Top Tip Tuesday: Stitching
Squigglefly: Spring is in the air (plus use fibres, eg ribbon or lace)

Top Tips
When using your sewing machine to sew stitching on cards:
- never sew through double sided tape as it will make your needle sticky and cause it to drag and snap (I've broken a fair few needles) or move out of alignment
- you can start and finish in the same stitch hole by using the hand wheel on the last stitch and moving your card to position the needle directly over your starting hole
- if you sew around your cards, you don't need to use very much double sided tape.  I use just one small piece to anchor my card before I sew

Have a lovely day!  I'm off to do loads of housework and run some errands.

Arabella Chickie in Glyfada, Greece

15 comments:

Pop's Cards said...

Beautiful sweetie ♥

Lisa M said...

She looks amazing and I the way you colored the ribbon on her hat is wonderful. Beautiful card and love that stitching!!


Thank you so much for playing along with us at Top Tip Tuesday!
Remember you can enter up to 3 projects and 3 tips and don't forget our new Caught Our Eye winner post!
Hugs to you,
Lisa xx

bumblebee creations said...

this is great! THanks for joining our Squiggelfly challenge!

Frea said...

Hi Arabella, such great cards hun, aren't these hatters brilliant?! Love these images! HUgs, Frea

angelwhispers said...

Oh my this is just beautiful and I'm loving the flower and gem detail just so perfect for this little lady! Chanelle x

Sarah said...

Hi Arabella, gorgeous card - as always! I certainly didn't notice that you'd made any bo-bos with the card!

I do admire those of you who use sewing on your cards. I got a sewing machine for my birthday last year - it broke inside of 5 mins and I haven't fixed it yet! Maybe one day.

Sarah

Holly said...

Very pretty card! I love the little jewel you have hanging on the sentiment! Thanks for playing in Squigglefly's challenge!

Shelby said...

What a great fun card and I just love this hatter! The blues and oranges are perfect together and your coloring just brings her to life!

Shelby

Elaine Stark said...

Very sweet. lovely colours and papers. Thanks for joining Top Tip Tuesday. Elaine

Deneen said...

Great card, love the bright colours, your image is beautifully coloured. Thanks for joining the Stitches Challenge at Top Tip Tuesday.

Samantha said...

Fabulous card and I love the papers even if you felt they were the wrong way round, also Great Top Tips! Thanks for joining in with us at Top Tip Tuesday Challenge this time, Hope you can come play again soon, hugs Samantha :0)

Caroljenks said...

What a gorgeous card - beautiful image and I love the colours you've used.
Your stitching is fab too - I love the array of stitching effects you've used.

Thanks for joining in with our Stitches challenge over at Top Tip Tuesday and don't forget we love it when you share your Top Tips with us, and yours are amazing - Thanks for sharing them - our favorite tip wins a prize!

Carol x

Mynnette said...

What a gorgeous card! I just LOVE all the bling and embellishments--this is fabulous! :)

RiNNE said...

Terrific creation!

...just Barbara said...

So fun and bright and the color choices are wonderful! One of these days you're going to inspire me enough to sew on my cards again - love the look!! :D *Hugs