Friday, February 1, 2013

CAS-ual Fridays Challenge #88

Hello! Welcome to February! It's CAS-ual Fridays Challenge time!
Are you ready to get into the LOVE mode since Valentine's Day is only two weeks away!? This challenge will definitely get you started! It is to use alpha stamps, dies, stickers etc. You can get really creative on that!
Our sponsor:  Ellen Hutson 

Since it is the first challenge of the month, that means we are on the guest design search! Pretty awesome, huh?  I used pattern paper to form the LOVE letter and then I did some hand-stitching! A CAS card doesn't have to be boring...a touch of stitching is always nice!
LOVE
Pattern paper : Basic Grey (Clippings); CAS-ual Fridays Stamps (Casual Elegance and Loving Thoughts)

Ding---> If you don't own a sewing machine or can't do machine stitching (like I do)? Use paper-piecing tool and Tim Holtz Design Ruler to pierce the holes and then hand stitch it!

Please link your CAS project to CAS-ual Fridays by noon, Thursday, Feb 7 (Eastern Time)! I can't wait to see your take on this fun challenge! 

32 comments:

Greta said...

What a unique, artistic card, Virginia!

Tasnim said...

This card is SO COOL!! Love those cut out letters!! Awesomely artistic :)

Barb said...

I'm lovin' your "Dings!" This card is so much fun, Virginia! Very creative design!

paula laird said...

I'm with Barb your "Dings" ROCK!!! As do your gorgeous cards. What a great card. I love that it could be for a guy or gal.

Taheerah (*LittleMissT*) said...

This card is so so awesome!! I *love* the letters and the stitching over them - so artistic!! BTW your comment totally made me smile when I read it this morning, thank you!

lenny said...

Awesome!! Love the stitching!
Also love the ABC's and stamping combo!! Great card!! :)

Pamela said...

LOVEEEE the stitching!! I'm like you, I can't operate the sewing machine so I just pierce the holes and hand stitch it! I love the leaves and flowers you stamped underneath the letters!!!

Donna Bowman said...

Love these colors and how you used the letters with the stamps! Awesome card Virginia!

Sheila H said...

Great design - the letters on patterned paper are very striking. Nice stitching, too! I really like your "Dimg" feature, Virginia.

Brenda said...

I feel like I'm looking at a masterpiece in an art gallery! Love each individualized letter and the addition of the stitching.

Laura B. said...

Such awesome stitching! Love this!

CinnamonSally said...

I love your card Virginia, the letters are such fun!!

Anita Rex said...

This is lively Virginia! So fun with the alpha stickers and so love your hand stitching!

shirley-bee said...

I how you've done the LOVE letters, Virginia!

Annette said...

oh yeah this is awesome.. love how you stitched over the letters and the beautiful stamping..great card..

Miriam Prantner said...

This is so fun! Loving the stitching, and it's a great card for guys and girls!

conil said...

What a truly happy card. Love the stamping, stitching and the letters are awesome.

Rose said...

love your stamping and hand stitching :)

Melissa Shea said...

fabulous! I love the bold letters and the added stitching!

Kathy (krolski) said...

This is so cute, Virginia! I love the big letters and your hand stitching!

Katie Ann Brooks said...

this is LOVE-ly! Thanks for the tip on how to sew with out the machine! :)

donna mikasa said...

Oh, I love the little "Ding!" in your post! The hand stitching is perfect, Virginia, and sure beats lugging out the old Singer! LOVEly card!

Lynn said...

I love those letters...they are awesome!

Leigh Ann Baird said...

This is so gorgeous! Do you sit and stare at it?? I would! LOL

Mrs. Hill said...

This has a very shabby chic feel to me with a CAS execution. Very nice! And by the way, I love the new style to your blog. The tips are great. I love the different ways you use items and love your style. And I'm DEFINITELY jealous of your travels but your photos make me feel I was there with you. Thanks for being a bright spot in my world. :)

rcwidow (Linda) said...

Love how you used the letters from the pp and the stitching!

Julie Hoffman said...

This is beautiful Virginia! LOVE the fun letters with the stitching and the pretty flowers to ground the sentiment! PRETTY!!

Kelly Griglione said...

LOVE the yellow in your love card. You don't see that too often, but it's such a happy color, it should be paired with a happy emotion like love. Right?!? Well of course you know that, you did it! : )

Wida said...

Pinned it! love the colors...it's very Basic Grey

Maureen Morton said...

I am loving the contrast with this card, Virginia. The distressed-look letters with the fresh and clear floral background. Great design!

Linda R said...

Your "LOVE" card looks amazing. I LOVE it.. :)

Alice Wertz said...

hi ya! waving here! sorry that i haven't been by for so long. but i know i am going to be inspired for the next twenty minutes! =) the stitching adds wonderful texture to your card. beautiful!