Saturday, 8 February 2014

All Stitched Up!

Hi there! 

I have been having such a lovely weekend! I had a lovely time at Card Club last night with my ladies (had a few new ones too which is always very exciting!!) This morning was quite chilled out, did a little crafting followed by brunch with my darling. We had waffles, blueberries (for me), maple syrup, bacon and eggs (for him) plus oj of course - it was a true feast! Yum yum! Next was a catch up with an old friend from university. It was so great to see Rachel again, hopefully now we'll stay in touch a bit more! 

This afternoon I caught up on a bit of Winter Olympics - watched the opening ceremony (I like all the random facts that the commentator comes out with)! What I love about the Winter Olympics is that it just seems a bit more "normal" - you get a few crazies and amusing people taking part with just makes it that more enjoyable! Here's a few of my highlights from the opening ceremony 
- the Pakistani who learnt to ski on a pair of wooden skis made by his uncle
- a Jamaican bobsleigh team (always going to get a smile!)
- world famous solo violinist Vanessa May competing for Thailand in the Alpine Skiing 
- Prince Hubertus von Hohenlohe of Mexico - competing in the Alpine Skiing in a mariachi ski outfit!!!
-and finally some pretty interesting country outfits, the top three that got my attention have to be the Russians (a wierd cross between Narnia and Santa outfits!?!), USA (The sweatshirts were a wierd cross between cute patchwork and a bad Christmas jumper), but first place for wierd totally goes to the Germans (I can only describe their outfits as something a unicorn has vomited rainbows over). 

I shall try not to bore you too much in the coming weeks with olympics news - my favourites are figure skating and curling. A new interesting one is totally the slug style snow boarding - pretty amazing the height and turns they get in their jumps!! Are you watching any Olympics? What's your favourite?

Anyway, on to to the card I've got for you, its a sketch from Freshly Made Sketches this week. 

Stamp Set: You're Lovely, Fabulous Phrases
Ink: Versamark
Cardstock: Crumb Cake, Gold Foil, Gold Foil Vellum, Vellum
Accessories: Pearls, Linen Thread
Other: Gold Embossing Powder, Essentials Pierce Pack, Needle

This is one of those, morning waking ideas. I've been wanting to use the pierce pack for hand sewing on a card for ages and this idea just came to me one morning. 

I was so excited to see how well the cross stitching turned out! Isn't it cute?! I thought the tone on tone linen thread and crumb cake needed something else with a similar tone. I wasn't sure a bright colour would have worked, but I still wanted something with a little "wow" factor so opted for the gorgeous gold foil vellum, gold embossing and gold foil cardstock! I have really come round to the gold look which is just SO in fashion at the moment!

Thanks so much for stopping by,

Happy Stampin',


  1. So pretty embossed in gold! The Olympics have you thinking gold! And I love the sweet stitching! Thanks for joining us at FMS!

  2. Beautiful card Amanda! Love all of that gold! The cross-stitching looks fabulous! Thanks for joining us this week at Freshly Made Sketches!