Monday, 17 September 2012

Happy Monday

Happy Monday crafters,

I bring you some happy and exciting (well, for me it's exciting) news today.  I have been invited to join the DT over at Crafty Cardmakers.  I'm so excited, my first time on a DT and being a fortnightly challenge I won't get overly stressed about meeting my deadlines (well, that's the theory anyway!)

The challenge for this fortnight is:

Challenge 75 - Stitching and Lace

Our Challenge this fortnight, hosted by Lin, is Stitching and Lace. 
I would like to see some stitching, either hand, machine or faux on your project as WELL as some lace, real not faux.

We are sponsored again by 

As a family business we're a friendly, helpful, bunch at Hobby Art.  All our stamps are designed by us and manufactured in Britain.
Look at the gallery on my blog - - for lots of card ideas using the Hobby Art range.
We're pleased to sponsor the Crafty Cardmakers Challenge and look forward to seeing the entries.   Good luck everyone.  Jenny and all. X

with this fabulous prize

So onto my "first DT piece" - I've been wanting to make myself a needle case for ages - so that's what I've gone for. (Note your work does not have to be a card - you can create anything handmade so long as it meets the challenge criteria ("Cardmakers" is just a name!).

I made a 'sandwich' with batik fabric, wadding and black lining fabric, stitched around leaving a gap to turn inside out then hand sewed up the opening. Sewed on some silver lace with invisible thread and added a thimble button. Dress form is a TH movers & shapers die, cut in silver lame and stuck on with bond-a-web.

Added a couple of layers of black felt to the inside and stitched up the middle to secure.

Hope you can join in with our sewing and lace challenge, you'll find lots of inspiration over on the Crafty Cardmakers blog.

Thanks for dropping in today, 

Happy crafting
Suze xx


Anonymous said...

Congratulations on your first DT post thoroughly deserved and I suppose I will have to be nice to you now we are on the same team ( NOT ) easy to do with this fantastic crafty project, clever you making a needle case and the silver lame ( didn't know that still existed but then again your old some shouldn't be surprised ) Sorry cant help myself. Absolutely fantastic Suze and welcome to the gang !


Doreen said...

stunning creation. Love it.
Great to have you on board.
Big hugs
Doreen xx
(DT Crafty Cardmakers)

Valerie-Jael said...

Lovely creation, and congrats on being chosen for the DT at CC! Hope you will enjoy it, they will certainly profit by having you on their team! Have a lovely Monday! Hugs, Valerie

Anonymous said...

Congratulations that is fabulous news!
Love your needlecase, so elegance and unique.
P.S. Thanks for the lovely comment on my Hallowe'en art.

Aileen said...

Well done Suze on your DT. Look forward to seeing all your challenges.

Love your needle case. The silver on the purple is gorgeous. x

Meggymay said...

Congratulations Suze, it great to have you with us at CCM. I love your Needle case, its a fantastic project.
Yvonne x

Josephine said...

This is beautiful, and such a great idea too.

Welcome to the team!

Jenni's Jems said...

Well done on becoming a DT member for the Crafty cardmakers! and wow did you do them proud with this needle case,really elegant colours and love the fun element with the addition of the thimble button.x

J said...

So impressed with this project!!! It fits the theme perfectly - I am looking forward to seeing what else you come up with. Welcome to the team at Crafty Cardmakers.


Mynn xx said...

This is amazing!!! LOVE the purple with silver--so classy! Gorgeous! So excited to work with you at CCM! :)

Papercraft By Carole said...

Welcome to the team. Love your needlecase! It looks so sophisticated!! And the thimble closure is brilliant. Cxxx

Feebsy said...

Such a great creation, I love the fabric and the dress form looks fabulous. The thimble as a closure is genius. Welcome to the team too!


Lin said...

We are thrilled to have you Suze.

Such a fabulous first project. I clearly made the right decision!!

Lin xx

Unknown said...

Hi Suze what a lovely card and well done you on becoming a DT member - (((doing a little curtsey))) Cxx

Sharon said...

Stunning creation Suze! Love the colour scheme and that cute thimble button. Thanks for visiting my blog and leaving your lovely comment. Looking forward to working alongside you at CCM! Sharon x

Vicky Hayes said...

Congratulations on the DT position Suze! Your first project is a real wow! I love the needle case with that absolutely brilliant fastening! Vicky x

Anne said...

First many congratulations on your DT membership! So well deserved!Your project is soooo gorgeous! Absolutely beautiful! A gal of many talents! Bravo! Enjoy your time on the design team!

Von said...

That's a fab little needle case and congrats on your first DT piece :)
Von ♥

Darnell said...

Crafty Cardmakers certainly knew what they were doing asking you to be a member of the DT! Your needle case is perfectly designed, right down to the fun thimble closure!

Kylie said...

This is really amazing! I had posted to your blog before this, but my unreliable internet strikes again! I shall have to go check all the other DT posts. Suze, I'm as excited as you. I love your first project - so classy! xx

G Peplow said...

Wonderful news Suze, congratulations they are definitely lucky to have you on the team! You have started with a bang and made an absolutely wonderful piece! What a gorgeous needle case, I love it :0) Gay xx

Vicky said...

Absolutely fabulous Suze - so professional. Congrats on the DT - they're lucky to have you ! :)xx

lililindsay said...

Congrats to you Suze. They've made a wise choice. Love your needle case. That thimble button is fab.

Evelina Wikberg said...

Great idea. Love what you have done. Looking forward to working with you. Hugs Eva xx

craftingwithmabel said...

Ooh, I love this, what a beautiful colour, and the button is gorgeous.
How lovely that every time you need a needle you will have a beautiful case to get it from too.
Ignore Mare's catty comments, she was probably drunk at the time....

Julia S-W said...

So sorry I missed this too! This is right up my street and it's gorgeous. The use of the little dress form is so perfect and I've never seen a thimble button before - great addition. Beautiful.

Sandra's Spot said...

Hi Suze this is just lovely all my favorite stuff, colour, fabric lace love it. Belated congrats to you on the DT for Cardmakers I must visit it I thought it was jsut for cards. Hugs Sandra X