Sunday, August 4, 2013

Lovely Grapes

Hello folks.  We have another challenge at One Stitch At A Time so how about popping over to see all the fabulous creations by the design team.

Challenge #175

Theme ' In The Summer'

The sponsor for this challenge is Creative Craftworld The prize is 3 x promarkers. To win our main prize you MUST use an image that's available in StitchyBear Digi Outlet by any of our creators.  Remember to put a # after your name so I can find you easily. You can still enter with a none StitchyBear Digi Outlet image but will be entered into a separate draw to win $3 to spend in our store.

A very straight forward card, I do love Floppy Latte digi's, so much detail but I sometimes find them hard to work with as I don't want the artists work lost on the card.  This was very much the case with this card, no matter what I tried so in the end decided on a plain background in a colour to match the grapes with die-cuts to match, giving only the impression of dimension not clutter.  My sister, what a sport and she thought I was as mad as a hatter asking, knitted me the lacy bored in the most scrumptious kid mohair.  She was in the process of knitting me a lacy jumper in the same wool when I asked.  I love the lacy border on this card, a real Victorian feel and a bit of fun too :).  Thank you big sis for being such a good sport!!!!  The design was printed three times, base layer then the second two layers used to cut out the grapes, and my was the top layer a litter stinker to cut (each grape individually) but well worth it, this card has so much depth to it but only if you physically hold it or look closely with you know what I mean. Each layer is mounted on foam tape.  I know this card does not look very summery but what can be better than a glass of wine while enjoying warm weather, blue skies and the artists pallet of colours in the form of flowers and nature!!!!  That sounds like a little bit of heaven to me lol :)

  • Card  - White Linen from Craft Creations
  • Digi - Lovely Grapes by Hope Jacare and available at the StitchyBear Digital Outlet
  • Lace border knitted by my wonderful sister
  • Die - Joy Crafs - Corner
I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:-


  1. Beautiful, Jane, I love your lacy frame. Hazel x

  2. This is just wonderful and I adore the striking colours.
    {Doing Life – my personal blog}

  3. Beautiful, Jane. That frame is gorgeous, and fruit ripe and ready like that is definitely a late summer theme!

  4. Wow, love the lace you made. Just a lovely card.


    Your Sister OSAAT DT

  5. WOWOW! Love the color pop on your card, Mimi! Beautiful layers upon layers in the grape color, and lovely textures around the grapes. But more, your special attention to shading in the grapes - BEAUTIFUL card! hugs, de

  6. Well Jane, I saw the trials and tribulations you went through in coming up with a way to use this lovely grape digi, but I did not get to see the finished card. I must say, all your sweat and tears were worth it as you've produced a stunning card. The colours have such an amazing impact and I know I was sceptical when you wanted a lace trim knitted but you were adamant it would work and you were right, it does look effective. Pity you haven't got the cardi yet :-)I love the subtlety of your die cut background layer. Mind you, I've never known you to choose a glass of wine whilst you absorb the benefits of lazy, hazy summer days. xxxxx

  7. This is lovely. I love the fussy cutting. great amount of time spent on the beautiful piece here. Thank you for sharing it with us this challenge at Smudgy Antics
    susan s

  8. what a vivid and awesome card! i love the powerful colour!!!!

    thank you so much for playing along with us at ruby's rainbow challenges!

    hugs and kisses from germany,
    silvi xoxo

  9. there have been allot of grapes eaten at my house lately, my 2yr old loves them..she calls them bubbles :) I bet this card is awesome in real life...seems like allot of dimension! Thank you for joining us at Smudgy Antics

  10. WOW! Lots of fussy cutting involved here! Thanks for sharing with us at Smudgy Antics :)

  11. Oh my, dedication to your craft and it was worth it. All that fussy cutting!! Your sister's help with that border was well worth any bribe needed. Thank you for sharing your art with us at Smudgy Antics

  12. yikes that is some fussy cutting! Gorgeous card. Thank you for sharing with us at Smudgy antics x

  13. Wow! That's a lot of fussy cutting! Gorgeous creation! Thanks for sharing your art with Smudgy Antics :)

  14. What a vivid colour of purple, looks fantastic and very appropriate for the stamp. Thank you for joining us at A & T Emerald Faeries. Good Luck xoxoxo

  15. Great card. Thanks for joining us at The Emerald Faeries. Good luck, and hope you will join us again.


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