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January 30, 2014


It's challenge time over at 
MilkCoffee and with Valentines day just around the corner, the theme is 'Valentines/Love'

I picked the gorgeous image  Charlotte Valentine Date  for this challenge. She's just perfect for the theme don't you think?

I had my first attempt at 'real' stitching onto card for this project and I must say it's addictive lol. I stitched around the mat Charlotte is on and around the hearts in the corner.

The main base of the card has been clear embossed using a flower stamp and then coloured with Distress ink. The little mats poking out were cut using spellbinder dies and inked.

I created a little shiny broach like embellishment for the corner, by cutting a piece of card with my spellbinders dies and then popping on an oval gem stone.

Charlotte is coloured using my Promarkers

The front heart has the words 'I love you' Printed all over it. So I decided to use some liquid pearls to frame one of the sentences and make it more of a feature. I also popped a little bit of lace underneath, for added texture. 

I seem to have lost all of my pearls when moving my goodies into their new home! I spent 40 minutes looking for them and sadly couldn't find them :( So I opted to use liquid pearls in clusters around the card as it was all I had available late at'm sure my pearls will turn up, but its rather frustrating when they would have been a better colour and size, ah well!

If you've seen any of my other projects, you will notice I don't normally do black hair...hehe....It's just a colour I can never seem to get right, but as the clip in her hair bled so badly I had no option but to attempt darker hair. I know it needs some work, but I was relatively happy with how it turned out in the end.

Don't forget to pop along and take a look at the other fabulous images the DT have been using.

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Materials used:
Gem from stash
Spellbinder dies
Lace from stash
Liquid Pearls - Platinum pearl colour
Clear Embossing powder
Flower Stamp -Hobby Craft own
Perfect Pearls - Perfect pearl colour
First edition -J'adore paper pad
Sewing machine and thread
Distress ink - Fired brick
MilkCoffee Image - Charlotte Valentine Date

Thanks for stopping by :)


  1. Great colouring Sam, especially the hair!xx

  2. So gorgeous Samantha.Adorable sweet image and your striking colours and details are fab.
    Thanks for joining in my theme this week at PFP :D

    xx coops xx

  3. Lovelly card you made :-))
    Hugs, Andreja

  4. Lovely card. I'v enever tried my hand at stithcing except on plastic canvas, but this seems great.

  5. What a fun card, sewing liquid pearls and that wonderful image. I enjoyed seeing your lovely art today and thank you for sharing it with us.
    Carole Robb Bisson
    Word Art Wednesday

  6. Beautiful, Sam. Amazing colouring (gorgeous deep red dress and fabulous black hair) and your handmade brooch looks incredible. I love the stitching; it is sommething I have always admired on other's creations but have never been brave enough to try myself. I won a sewing machine some time ago (was never going to buy one) and the poor thing has not seen the light of day yet. I may have to be brave, give it a dust, and plug it in!! xx

    1. Wow lucky girlie winning a sewing machine, although I can't talk I've got my mother in laws machine that i borrowed the day she bought it, to make some large curtains with and its never gone back! Hehehe I have said to her about it, but she seems happy for me to keep it here lol x

  7. Absolutely gorgeous and the black hair is perfect. Thanks for playing along at Cuttlebug Mania this time x

  8. It's so very lovely Sam! And I personally love the liquid pearls (you've just made me realise that I MUST buy some silver!). I think the fact they don't come out perfectly uniform can often add to the effect, especially when it's more of a "fussy" card with lots going on, rather than a CAS. but then, I make a lot of shabby chic, which is supposed to be... well... shabby! lol.
    But either way, your card is gorgeous, the stitching brilliant and her hair is soooo gorgeous! x

  9. Such an adorable card! I love all the little details and the girl is really striking against the background. Her hair is coloured amazingly.

    Emma x
    (Crafting cafe blog hop)

  10. Hi from the Crafting Cafe blog hop! Gorgeous card and love the broach

  11. Just hopping by on the Crafting Cafe blog hop! such a cute card x

  12. What a pretty little your colouring, it's very clever. Popped by from Crafting Cafe hop xx

  13. Awww, what a cute card.... hopping on over from the Cafe x

  14. So sorry I'm late, I've been out all day! Finally managing to hop round the Crafting Cafe blog hop!
    Your card is gorgeous & the black hair is lovely! Well done you!
    Dawn xx

  15. Hi Samantha, What a gorgeous card, I have arrived here via the The Crafting Café Blog Hop.

    Hugs Erin x

  16. What a Sweet card, beautiful coloring. I love the added stitching in the design. Thank you for joining us in this weeks blog challenge at

  17. Hi there, just popped over from the Crafting Cafe blog hop..This is so pretty and she's perfect for the theme :) hugs Angelie

  18. Love the image you have used and coloured so beautifully. Great layout, design and embellies. Thanks for joining in with the 'anything goes' challenge at PFP this week, and good luck
    Eileen x

  19. love the colors Thanks for joining on the fun on our use Lace Challenge at Loves Rubber Stamps, I loved your project super cute! I hope to see more of your amazing creations in future chalenges! Hugs Larelle-Susanne DT

  20. Great project x thanks for linking up with us at Loves Rubberstamps x

  21. Beautiful card with such pretty details. Your coloring is fantastic too. Thanks so much for joining our challenge over at Loves Rubberstamps! :)

  22. This is so awesome! Thank You for joining us here at Loves Rubber Stamps. Did you hear about all the awesome New Products in and coming to the Store? You should totally have a looksie :P
    Tons of Hugs, Dangina

  23. What a lovely card! I love the flowers and the dies you used. Thanks for joining Loves Rubberstamps Challenge :)

  24. OMGosh this is so super cute!!! Thanks for playing with us over at Loves Rubberstamps!!!!

  25. Your card is adorable and your coloring is fabulous. Thank you for joining the challenge at

  26. Your card is so gorgeous...Love the embellies, the lay-out and the cute image. You did such an awesome job! So delighted you shared your artwork with us at Word Art Wednesday. Want to leave you with a verse coming from 1 John 5:4 which says, "For everyone born of God overcomes the world. This is the victory that has overcome the world, even our faith." Have a blessed week!

    JO ANN

  27. This is gorgeous, and your coloring is fantastic. Love it. Thank you for joining us at I ♥ Promarkers this week xx

  28. Beautiful card! Love the stitched hearts and your image is colored so perfectly! Thank you for joining us at
    Hugs Kelly

  29. Your image is stunning and a gorgeous card too! Thank you for playing along in our challenge at! Hugs, Rosie


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