Friday, 13 July 2007

Thank goodness it's Friday!
















So glad this week is over, I am so shattered and my sleep is all over the place. Been falling asleep on the settee at 9pm but spending 11pm to about 1am just laying there unable to stop my poor little brain from working. It was so bad last night I got up and got a book from the Down Syndrome Group's Resource library that I have been working on, and lay there reading!!
The building has stopped for a few days, had Building Control around today who wanted a few changes made, but the builders still hope to lay the concrete foundations Tuesday. Fingers crossed- I am hoping that I will have a least some security to the garden before the school holidays start otherwise we will be like prisoners in our own home!
After running around this morning I managed to get some crafting done this afternoon. As I sat in my conservatory a beautiful butterfly decided to flap around to brighten my day. I too flapped around trying to get a decent pic of it, but it was too energtic for me and this was the best I could manage"!!
Anyway I was inspired by the dare launched today on DCM:
G'day all, Gillian here, and it's my turn to dare you all this week
Your card can be any theme you like, just as long as it's got something you'd find in a Haberdashery Department on it
Alright then, grab that old sewing basket of yours or raid your sewing machine drawer, have a look at what creative bits are hidding away there....maybe it's buttons, a zip, hook & eye's, ribbons, braids, Dressmaking patterns, tape measures,Pins & Needles, lace, safety pins or embroidery thread....

Haven't managed a DCM dare for aaaages and I thoroughly enjoyed making this as I sat amongst the rubble! Used ribbons, buttons, twill, lace and of course stitching!! Oh yes, and felt!!!

25 comments:

Lythan said...

I can't beleive you managed to pull of such an awesomely touchy feely card amongst the chaos. Bravo!

Leo said...

Ohh it's lovely! Reminds me of a pretty vintage sewing box or something, beautifully made!

Kathy said...

Wow - Adele, this is just fantastic, you must have been saving up your mojo all this time - I hope you do the dares more often because your stuff is just too good not to share.

Building stuff sounds a nightmare

Jo Capper-Sandon said...

LOVE THIS!!!

mum on the run said...

Nice to see you "Daring" Adele :)

Fabby card, love all the stitching and the lace is gorgeous!

Kaz said...

This card is beautiful. I hope its not too chaotic for you at the mo.

Sam said...

Beautiful card, I really love it. So textured.

Gillian said...

great use of all the different elements, very touchy feely card :)

stamp and scrape said...

Lovely haby, but the background writing is gorgeous, and just so elegant on this card.
Ros

Lynne.x said...

I don't know how you manage Adele - your always on the go ..... glad you found time to relax and do a bit of crafty-ness.

Your card - as always - is amazing, there is so much detail - I can sit and look at it for ages. Beautiful...x

Anice said...

A beautiful card so tactile and well constructed. Thanks for sharing it.

Gillian Hamilton said...

Wow Adele your card is so GORGEOUS!!! love it!!!

Paula said...

This is really beautiful. Love how it is pieced together.

Carrie said...

fabulous card - love the heart and the overall composition

Em's Blog said...

Wow this is so lovely, so many different textured :o)

Flossie's Follies said...

Great card, love what you did with the Challenge

manicstamper said...

Utterly gorgeous Adele.

jo said...

Great card!!! Looks very tactile and lush!

Clare said...

A really lovely card with so many gorgeous elements - fab!

Cheryl said...

Love those hearts! I would love to see this in person so I could touch it!

Rosie (Freycob) said...

Truly yummy! Touchy feely and lush too!

Andrea said...

Brilliant

Dolly Mixtures said...

Wow! What a stunning card. You have added such a lot of great details. Gorgeously vintage too!

Louly said...

Really gorgeous, i'm jealous. Clever you.

Wendy - Anntaurus said...

Fantastic card!