Monday, May 18, 2009

Simply the Best

Well it started with Sketch Saturdays sketch because I wanted a man's card, ideal for Father's day, I knew I didn't really want flowers and I was wondering how I could use the sentiment from Simon Says Stamps when I remember Cute Card Thursday was to use letters or numbers so thats how I decided to use the chipboard letters. I love the sentiment, beware I can see it being used loads of times. This is my last coloured image from last weekend and next time I'm going to write on the card which cardstock it was to match, it took me a while to realise it BG Mareekech.

My blog is a record or a diary of sorts of what I do which I think lately I've forgotten so you may find stuff on here you might not be interested, one being my Cross-Stitch. I'm making the Indian Maiden from Joan Elliott's Native American Cross Stitch, there is also a Indian Warrior which I plan to do too. This is has far as I got so far.
That's all folks for today.

44 comments:

Martha said...

You made beautiful cards again! Love them all :-)
Also like your Cross stich!

Nilla said...

Debby, the cross stitch is fabulous, hope you finish it, looks like a huge project! You card is also stunning very colourful! hugs Nilla

COCO said...

Your card is gorgeous and I love the pretty papers and your colouring.. sure is a cute image.
hugs coco

Dawn Wheeler said...

Wow these are fabulou xxx
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Tanya said...

Your card look wonderful Debby!! Love the colours combination!!
Hugs,
Tanya xx

Deb said...

Fabulous card, love those papers and the letters look great! Your cross stitch is beautiful! Look forward to seeing it finished! Many thanks for joining in the CCT challenge! Have a great day, Debx

amanda stokes said...

Hi Debby!Fab card,thanks for the inspiration.I have neglected my cross stitch since i discovered cardmaking and i have a beautiful lady i will finish one day lol
hugs amanda xx

Sharon said...

Great card for the challenge, I love the big letters.
Wow that is going to be a gorgeous cross stitch picture. I did the Japenese ladies, well almost I couldn't be bothered to do the edge stitching, put it away and now can't find it!! Took me ages!

Michelle said...

Wow Debbie
I love both, must take hours to do the cross stitch. I'm going to post some of my other stuff (I make gold and silver jewellery and lace) on the blog, I'm sure people who craft are interested because we all come to papercrafting through other media, most have done other crafts. As for lessons, We are starting a new challenge called tuesday taggers tomorrow and once a month we are going to post tutorials, that will most definately involve getting messy. There will be a link to it on my blog so why not join us, we want to push the bounderies a bit but we will be starting off gently!
Thanks for you comments
x Michelle

Dawn♥ said...

WOW absolutely gorgeous! Love it! :)
♥Dawn♥

Debbie said...

Gorgeous card debby Love your cross stitch so far, it will be stunning when it's finish, Hugs debbie x

Kim Dellow said...

Wow gorgeous makes, I love your card and the cross stitch, yummy. Kim

Danielle said...

Your Edwin card is just fabulous, Debby! The colours are perfect with that BG Marrakech paper and I love your doodling around the nestie oval! Your cross-stitch is gorgeous - how do you ever find the time to do that too - I know just how time consuming it is!!
Hugs, Danielle

Anonymous said...

Great father's day card and what wonderful embroidery...looks fabulous as it is!
Hugs
Carole x

Macpurp said...

cracking card! love the colours !

The cross stitch looks fantastic! Can't wait to see the finished piece.
haven't done cross stitch in ages.

love teen xx

SemSee said...

Wonderful card, Debby (as per usual! LOL!). I love the colours of that BG Marrakech pad, so I think I'll dig it out for my next card! And your cross stitch ... WOW! Flipping heck - it's amazing! I used to cross-stitch years ago (...and actually I have many unfinished pieces stored away somewhere!) and so I can fully appreciate the time and skill it takes to make something as detailed as this! Hugs, Sem x

Riet said...

What a beautiful card and creation Debby,l love the colours.

Hugs Riet.x

Anonymous said...

Hi Debby!! WOW!! This is so sweet!! I love the lettering!! :) Your cross stitching is amazing!! I am a xstitch lover and just don't get to do it anymore!! TFS!!

Nannieflash said...

Wow Debby that cross stitch is absolutely stunning, its a long time since Ive done any but that must have taken a really long time with all those different colours. I love your Tilda card, Edwin is quite gorgeous, and the colours are really lovely. WEll done love and hugs Shirleyxxx

CraftyC said...

Love your card Debby and your cross stitch is gorgeous. I used to stitch many moons ago so appreciate just how long this has taken.
Clairex

mueppi said...

Hi Debby
your card is so wonderful and I love the image and your colouring!
Hugs Gisela

Kim said...

Gorgeous card and your cross stitching is AMAZING Deb! WOW you are very talented!!! :)
Hugs~ Kim

Beth said...

I didn't know you did cross stitch - me too! I think you're doing an amazing job so far! Fabulous card too!
Beth xx

Tab said...

Awesome card hun, love the image! Wow, look at your cross stitch, just fabulous!
Hugs Tab xxx

Kelly Schelske said...

Fabulosu card Debby!!

My gosh I love that cross stitch you are working on, love it and I can't wait to see it when it's finished, beautiful! I love all things Native American or Navajo, country, western, etc!!

Hugs, Kelly

Craft Addicted said...

Gorgeous card

Zehavit

Kim Piggott said...

Debby your card is so beautiful!
Such a gorgeous image and love your paper and fabulous design!
Your cross stitch is out of this world you are so clever!
hugs
kim x

Kort og Søm said...

Wow..I`m inpressed..!
Fredrikke :o)

Murielle said...

OH...my dear Debby, your card is fantastic!!!!
Wonderful colours used and beautiful look!!!
I love.
Hugs, Mumur

Diane said...

Wow,love the card and the cross stitch will be gorgeous when you are all done!
Love all the previous cards too Debby! Thanks for the hugs!!!!

Unknown said...

This is very lovely Debby, really beautiful and nice colors.

hugs Suze

Andrea, said...

Gorgeous card Debby, I love this Edwin and the papers are perfect for the image. Your cross stitch is fab and it looks so neat and must have taken you ages

Frances said...

Fab card Debby and the cross stitch looks amazing. I think us crafters all dabble in more than 1 pie - I for one am interested! Maybe I should dig out my half finished cross stitch (not as arty as yours, it's a row of cream cakes lol) and post it too - may just give me the umph I need to finish it. xx

Tricia T said...

Debbie, I love seeing your cross stitch!! I'm working on a stocking right now for my dd, then I want to make a project for Love Quilts. TFS!!!

Tricia

Maria Matter said...

What a great card Debby! The chipboard looks great!
Your cross stitch so far is beautiful! I enjoy it too, though I haven't done any for awhile. I have so much adia cloth and patterns in my attic, I really should start up again. Card making just seems to take over, but yes, it is nice to see other crafts too! lol
blessings, Maria

Tracey said...

Love your card Debby!!

Kathy said...

Fabulous card Debby! I love these papers and your letters are so cool! Great male card!
:)Kathy

Karen said...

STUNNING !!!

Love Karen xxx

Janiel/ janny said...

Hello Debby, Fabulous work.. I have to take my hat off to you on that cross stitch.. I do it but not so much as I hate to do cross stitch. It is a very beautiful thing done. I love it but just hate to do it. Your work is lovely. I hope you will post it when you finish.. hugz janny

Suzanne said...

Your card is fabulous but your cross stich is amazing!!I have done some in the past but my eyesight isn't good enough anymore!!I have never attempted anything quite so intricate.Please let us see it when its finished. Sue :o)

Sandra said...

Hi Debby!
This card is 'Simply the Best' (bet I'm not the first person to write that ;o)
Love the papers and chipboard you have chosen for this one.
Your Cross stitch is stunning!! Such beautiful detail and lovely patterns... I don't know how you have the time to fit everything in...but I'm sure glad you do.
Take Care
Sandra x

Unknown said...

I like cross-stitch, Debby. I used to do a lot of them, mostly Precious Moments.

Donna said...

Fantastic card Debby, a perfect male card and such great use of the lettering. Fab X-Stitch too :) Donna x

karen said...

what a star, i love the card and wow that cross stitch is a work of art and taken many a patient hour x karen x