Tuesday, May 10, 2011


Wow...we reached over 30 entries for our 'Say it with Flowers' challenge.  A huge thank you to all who shared their projects with us.

The lucky person chosen to receive the gorgeous gift from our sponsor Marlou is Ira. Congratulations!  Please email Mandy your address and we will get them in the post to you.

For challenge #19 we'd love to see your projects which involve sewing in some shape or form.  This could be stitching on your card, a handmade stitched project, an image or die cuts to do with sewing.  These are just a few ideas, remember we like to keep our challenges as open to interpretation as possible.


In the school holidays recently, I made sock monkeys with my daughters.  I did the sewing and they stuffed them.  I crocheted little flowers to match and sewed on buttons.   They really enjoyed making them.

You can find a tutorial on how to make them here.


At the end of this month a colleague at work will be getting married and she loves butterflies!  Jamey sent me some gorgeous butterflies cut using a Marianne Die, just perfect for my design.

I used Tim Holtz Antique Linen Distress Ink to help blend it into my background paper.

The gorgeous felt used for my Papertrey Love Lives here butterflies comes from the Ribbon Girl's Summer Day Felt Collection.  These have been stitched together then added to a cork paper heart.

The gorgeous 32mm ivory silk ribbon and diamante heart pin are also from The Ribbon Girl and the paper rose and pearl spray are from Wild Orchid Crafts.

I finished off my design with a tea dyed tag and sentiment from Papertrey's Borders and Corners Mini Stamp Set.

We've been so lucky to have three wonderful Guest Designers over the last few weeks.  If you would like to join us as a Guest Designer for one of our challenges please add 'GD' after your name when you leave a link to your project using Mr Linky. We'd love to have you on board!

Our Sew Lovely challenge runs until midnight Tuesday 24th May NZ time. We look forward to seeing all your wonderful creations.

Don't forget, if you don't have a blog, email a photo to us and we will add it here for everyone to enjoy.

Our little giveaway for this challenge is a selection of gorgeous paper roses with pearl spray together with one of Mandy's decorative pin matchbooks.

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  1. Wow, first of all thank you so much for picking me this week, you really made my day! What a fab surprise! I love both of your creations this week Mandy, those sock monkeys are way too cute!!

  2. Congratulations Ira :) enjoy your goodies :) and Mandy & Eileen beeeautiful projects as always! Love them! Cute monkeys :) :)
    love the prize :) definitely will be joining in the fun xx

  3. Gorgeous card and I love those monkeys, I will definately be giving them a go. Thanks for sharing. Donna x

  4. I love your monkeys - how clever you are!!

  5. Fabulous challenge projects again from the DT. Hello to the little monkeys too! - adorable :D

  6. Love the monkeys they are adorable, great challenge
    Louise :)

  7. At last got my card made ... LOL :) xx

  8. Im in luv with the monkeys, they are fantastic! Congratulations on a great job :-)

  9. Gorgeous DT projects - thank you for a fantastic challenge

  10. Great excuse to get the needle and thread out! Lovely projects too. Fran*

  11. oh I couldn't resist another sew lovely card, hope this is allowed (",) ... LOL xxx