Stitched flowers in pineapple colours :)

by - November 15, 2012

Hi Peeps!!

"A stitch in time, saves nine!! " is a pretty famous proverb that almost all of us have heard atleast once in our lifetime.. LOL !! :))
Well, for now, i am just referring to the "stitch" word in this proverb ;-)

It is two "first"s this time -> Using stitching (hand - stitching) for the first time in my card and participating for the first time in the challenge - BGC #20 Sew Happy Stitching Challenge hosted by Beyond Grey Challenges! This challenge has been the inspiration for the creation of this card!

So here's my completely handmade card that i am linking up for the above Challenge!





I have hand cut the flowers and have coloured them with rather un-usual colour i.e, yellow amidst a green background.I have also added quilled triangles in green and yellow to the flower centers and to the background.

I have hand-stitched using the "running stitch" with a brown embroidery thread in all the below places in my card:
  • All the flower borders
  • Swirls in the background
And i must say hand-stitching on paper indeed requires lots of patience!
The sentiment - "Thanks" and the border is done using a faux - "running - stitch".

A closer view of the flower:


It is one small way of creating a bright card ( LOL ;) ) in this "oh-so-gloomy" weather.

And since I have overall used the "pineapple colours" and have adorned my card with "Quilled Triangles", i am linking this card for "first" time to the challenge Challenge #58 - Pineapples hosted by The Lollipop Ladies. This challenge has been equally an inspiration for the card colours and creation :))


Also linking this card to :


I hope you all like my effort!!
Looking forward to hear your feedback :)

Cheers
Nazneen

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22 comments

  1. Fabulous creation! Certainly brightens up the day. Thanks for joining in the challenge at the Lollipop Ladies and glad it was a bit inspirational for you!

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    1. Hi Susan!

      Thanks a ton for the appreciation! Glad you liked my effort!

      Cheers
      Nazneen

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  2. Lovely card. Thank you for sharing

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    1. Hi :))

      Thank you so much for the appreciation!

      Cheers
      Nazneen

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  3. Beautiful card! LOVE all the stitching details and the quilled elements! Thank you so much for joining us at The Lollipop Ladies!

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    1. Hi Nancy

      Thanks a ton for the the appreciation! Glad you liked my effort!

      Cheers
      Nazneen

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  4. Nazneen I love your cheery card.The quilled flower centres are very pretty and all your stitching ties everything together really well.Thanks for playing along at TLL.

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    1. Hi Holly

      Thanks you so very much for all the appreciation! Glad you loved my effort!

      Cheers
      Nazneen

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  5. A beautiful and effective card. Well done. Your stitching looks great; I actually find stitching therapeutic. Thank you so much for joining us over at The Lollipop Ladies, hope to see you again.

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    1. Hi Elaine

      Thanks a ton for the appreciation! And i second your thoughts! Stitching indeed is therapeutic !!

      Cheers
      Nazneen

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  6. Great card. Hand-stitching does take a while but looks fantastic on the card. Thanks for playing at The Lollipop Ladies.

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    1. Hi Lauren

      Thanks a ton for the feedback :)

      Cheers
      Nazneen

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  7. Congratulations on winning the challenge.

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  8. Gorgeous card, I love the layout .Thanks for sharing with us at Delightful Challenges.xxx

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  9. Beautiful card.
    Thanks for join us at Digistamps4Joy.

    Greetings karin DT member

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  10. Hello Nazeen what a fabulous creation well done .

    Thank you for joining us this time for our Thank You Challenge at Crafting for all Seasons .
    Good Luck Hugs Elaine

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  11. Beautiful colours. Great design and attention to detail. Thanks for sharing your talent with DS4J. Good luck. Hugs Desíre  {Digistamps4Joy DT Member}  {Doing Life - my personal blog}

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  12. Such a pretty card and perfect colors! Thanks so much for joining us at the Lollipop Ladies, please come join us again. Have a wonderful day!

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  13. WOW! What a clever creation and love the colors/design! Thanks so much for joining us at The Sisterhood ‘THANKFUL’ challenge and please come back again soon!
    Darlene
    one of the 'Sistahs'
    DAR’S CRAFTY CREATIONS

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  14. Lovely,
    thanks for joining us at CFAS!
    Jani x

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