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Monday, 14 March 2011

Sweet Stampin (with my tongue in my cheek) a Totally Gorjuss Kraftin Kimmie whilst Colour Creating with Sketch N Stash

Grab a glass of something that takes your fancy, Peeps, this is gonna be a  l-o-n-g  one!  There is a card at the bottom though if you want to race through.
I have been the lucky and grateful recipient of a couple of awards from a number of blogging buddies and I have been very, very naughty and not posted them!  Sorry gals!!!

For this award we need to
1) Decide if you will accept the award, and if you do, create a post on your blog and show the 'Favourite Blog' badge with pride.
2) Link back to the person who gave you the award and let them know if you accept the award or not.
THANK YOU Silvie, Alex and Vicky - I most gratefully accept!
3) Choose 3-5 of your favourite blogs to tag. Add a link to these blogs in your post and give them the good news.
Here goes...Dena, Jacque, Janiel, Kim & Mina

I suspect these uber talented ladies all have awards given to them regularly but they are 5 of my very favourites and I don't think I have chosen them for my awards in the past.

The requirements for this award are as follows:

1. Thank and link back to the person who gave you the award.
Another great big THANK YOU to Vicki, Abi and Linby
2. Share 8 things about yourself.
• I love Cadbury’s chocolate and McVittie’s Jaffa cakes. I can eat a whole giant bar of the former and the entire packet of the latter without so much as a pause!
• I hate baked beans on the same plate as an egg (but I can eat them separately at different times)
• I am not a fan of social media such as Facebook or Twitter
• However, I am delighted that I was encouraged to start a blog. It’s a completely different social media which has enabled me to “meet” a wealth of wonderful, talented, generous and like minded crafting buddies
• I love my home (especially my craft room – see this post if you want to have a peek)
• I hate the giant spiders that inhabit my home with me and come out en masse in the autumn months)
• I have an adorable husband but he is horribly jealous of my cat
• I love my cat!
3. Forward it to 8 recently discovered bloggers
This is a toughie so I’m going to nominate the following who happen to be all of my fellow newly chosen teamies at Stamptacular Sunday Challenge starting in April
Bron, Jo, Tine, Marianne, Nina, Kristin, Danielle
Hey there ladies!
and last but not least...
Silvie because she was kind enough to give me the Liebster Award and, having looked at her blog, she is deserving of this Stylish Blogger Award!
4. Contact those bloggers and tell them about their award.
Almost Done!

If any body else was kind enough to give me an award recently - please forgive me for not saying thank you here. It is always lovely to receive a commendation!

And now I can finally show my card which I made for one of my American cousins who looks sooooo much like the image I have used and who is always sewing!
I am entering my card into Sweet Stampin who want to see our favourite movie.  I have several favourites but I am opting for that old favourite with Tom Hanks and Meg Ryan ...
wait for it...

"Seamstress in Seattle"...

Mona the Seamstress is a Kraftin Kimmie where there is an anything goes theme and a "new release" blog hop.  The cotton reels and pin cushion are by Clear Dollar Stamps and were part of my "Help for Katie" set as seen on the side bar of Jak Heath's blog here. I have curved them all to give them some dimension and used silicone glue behind them.  Totally Gorjuss want to see pearls and lace which worked well with my sewing theme and I placed a little lace either side of my sentiment.  I used two real pins but the pins on the image of my pin cushion have pearls. 
Colour Create want us to use olive green, cream, black and brown from their photo inspiration.  My image and accessories are all coloured with Copics and I pretty much stuck to the colour theme but that pin cushion just HAD to be red and the jeans Mona is sewing looked better with a bit of colour.   My DP is K&Co and the mounts are a mix of DCWV and Paper Mill.  Lastly I used Sue's fabby sketch at Sketch and Stash. Everything on my card is new except for the Dress it Up buttons on the base of the EK Success punched Trellis.

I must say I was delighted with how she turned out.  I hope you like it too!


CraftyC said...

Beautiful card Lesley, love the theme. Thanks for taking part in this weeks Sweet Stampin Challenge!

Marianne Reijgersberg said...

Hi Lesley, thank you so much for your award. It is always nice to receive one.
I read your profile and guess what. I've been in your hometown several times.
We have some lovely friends, for more than 30 years now,living in Dorking. That's I think about 30km from your place. How small can the world be.
Looking forward to work in the team with you.
Hugs Marianne

Mrs A. said...

Love your card. I can remember having a little red pincushion with a strawberry hanging off it just the same. It had a tape measure that came out of the side too. Hugs Mrs A.

Mina said...

thank you so much for thinking of me Lesley that was so kind of you...I love this card its brilliant and those spools are a fantastic idea
Mina xxx

Kerry Steger said...

This is very cute Lesley! I love the colouring and that trellis is divine! Great use of the colours for Colour Create this fortnight!

Nina said...


Thank you so much for a very nice comment in my blog *hug*

I`m looking forward to start at Stamptacular and to work with you :)
And your card is just fantastic!! Love how you have coloured the motiv and all the gorgeous details!

Thanks so much for the award to, it warms my heart. I`m sorry that I don`t will publish it in my blog, but I just don`t have time now a days :(

Have a great day!
Hugs from Nina.

Vicky said...

Hi sweetie gorgeous fabberooney delicious card....have you guessed I love it yet....what do you mean no!! I bloody LOVE IT!!! Your colouring is awesome hun I love the image I really need to make time for my Kraftin Kimmie stamps. Love all the embellies they are just fantastic hun.

Lotsa hugs Vicky xxx

Vicky said...

Oopsie bugga I totally forgot to thank you for joining us gals at Sweet Stampin, good luck shug.

Lots more hugs Vicky xoxox
(just incase you missed the 1st lot of hugs)

Nana Diana said...

Hi Lesley, I absolutely love what you have done with Mona!! Beautiful layout and the punched strip is fabulous. Your colouring is gorgeous too!! Thanks for joining the Kraftin' Kimmie Hop!

Dena said...

Hey there Lesley! Thank you so much for the award!!! I will post very soon! I am simply honored that you thought of little ole me! haha!
Your card is tooooo clever!!! LOVE the pink cushion idea! Good grief this is just adorable!!! You should be very pleased at how it turned out!!!
Hugs, Dena

Alex said...

Beautiful card, Lesley! Love the tumbling spools on the side!
And thank you so much for a wonderful day on Saturday, I had a blast!
Lots of love, Alex

Janiel/ janny said...
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Janiel/ janny said...

Hello my dear sweet PQ friend!!!!!
I LOVE LOVE LOVE this card!!!! You see I do sew EVERYDAY of my life well let's say 360 days of the year anyway.. LOL..... I have a little sewing business thing going on. LOL... I am going to have to get these different stamps.. You have done such a wonderful job with all of the elements in the card. THe details are OUT OF THIS WORLD! Beautiful coloring!! I guess here is where I should say thank you for joining us this week at Color Create..

Now, THANK YOU FOR THE AWARD!! You are so so sweet to pass this along to me. I will get it posted to my blog in the next few weeks. I am going back out of town on Thursday and will not be back here until around next Tuesday. My MIL has passed away. Trying to get all of that handled. ;o(
big big hugs to you dear........

Sue said...

Hi Lesley, wow what a fabby card, love your image and your pin cushion and cottons really 'pop'

Thanks for joining us at sketch n stash


Kim Piggott said...

Oh wow Lesley this is utterly fabulous!
Beautiful colouring and such a wonderful design!
Congratulations on your award and thank you so much for passing this onto me I am thrilled that you would think of me.

kim x

Jo said...

lol @ seamstress in seattle!! *claps*
actually when I first looked at the top photo I thought your card was based on pinocchio! (it's the round specs that did it I think) and yes I know pinocchio was wooden and not sewn, but his clothes must have been sewn eh? ;)
anyway doesn't matter cos that's not the film anyway is it!!!
But I do love the film 'sleepless' in seattle, so can see why you chose it. Thank you for joining our movie challenge this week, hope you're keeping well hunni.
Jo xx

Anonymous said...

Oh my word Lesley!! This creation is so SEW gorgeous!! :) I love the glasses and your coloring is amazing!! Fabulous details girl!! HUGS

lalkygirl said...

fantastic card lesley,so original and so creative,loving all your embellies ,
tracey x

lalkygirl said...

fantastic card lesley,so original and so creative,loving all your embellies ,
tracey x

Tara Cardwell said...

Hi Lesley

Love the card - I don't have the seemstress yet, but its on my wish list!

Could you drop me an email - I wanted to ask you something I don't want to post in public, but I can't send you a private message.



Tracey T said...

This is such a fabulous card, Lesley. I love the Title and the effect with the cotton reels is very clever. Thank you so much for playing at Sweet Stampin' this week. Tracey x

Jackie said...

Amazing colouring, LOVE those cotton reels... fabby card, Thank you for sharing with us at Sketch n Stash this time hugs Jackie x

Julie said...

Hi there matey!! This is as creative and innovative as it gets!! Great image and I love the cotton reels - they look so 3-D!!! Wonderful!! Oh and thanks for joining in our sketch challenge at Sketch N Stash and our Colour challenge at Colour Create!! Teehee!! Juliexx

Unknown said...

Oh my, this is tooooo cute! Love it!!!!

Turtle In The Sand said...

Love the way you did those spools of thread and the pin cushion. Card is awesome.

Faye said...

Love, love, loved this post and fabby card. Seamstress in Seattle - brilliant and fantastic colouring. Thanks for playing at Sweet Stampin last week! xxx

An Occasional Genius said...

Like it? I love it, & your sense of humour is right up my street!! Also I thought I was the only person in the world who isn't a huge fan of facebook etc! Glad to hear I am not alone...

pickle said...

Another stunning card Lesley all the cotton reels
Kerry x

Dawn B. said...

I love to sew...this image is adorable. Your coloring is perfect. Great card Lesley.

Kathleen said...

love it! great colouring!
kathleen mc xx