Monday, May 27, 2013

Nip & Tuck at Heart 2 Heart

It's a stitching challenge this week at Heart 2 Heart.  Do you remember the blood, I mean drama that I had two weeks ago when I tried to sew for the last Heart 2 Heart challenge?  Of course, I could have avoided this problem if I had paid attention and looked ahead at the challenges two weeks ago and saved the sewing attempt for this week.  ;) 

However, I'm not one to give up easily, so I scoured the internet to find some "sewing" inspiration.  After some searching, I found this tutorial on creating french knots.  Since back-in-the-day, I used to cross stitch (I wasn't always terrible with a needle) and played around with a crewel project, I thought this could be a "sewing" technique that even I could handle...and hopefully with minimal blood. lol  I also drew inspiration from this week's CASE study and by the photo at Inspired By (shown below).

In addition to the french knots that I used for the center of the flowers, I also used the CTMH ruler to first pierce some holes and then hand-stitched the lines with black embroidery floss.

Supplies used (all CTMH unless otherwise noted):
So here's what you need to know to play along with the Heart 2 Heart challenge this week...and every week.
  1. Use mostly CTMH products.
  2. Incorporate the current challenge...stitching (real or faux).
  3. Link your project back to Heart 2 Heart Challenges from your blog post or online gallery.  If you are linking from a blog, you must link directly to the actual post, not your entire blog.
  4. You also need to mention Heart 2 Heart in your blog post. (Please don't make us guess.)
  5. Finally, please, please, please, we ask that you consider turning off word verification, as it does make it easier (and less time consuming) for the design team to leave comments, as well as other visitors to your blog. ;)
Don't have any CTMH products?  That's an easy fix!  Simply contact your local Close To My Heart consultant (or go here to find one near you) or you can place an order by going to my website.  If you'd like an Idea Book of your own, you can either email me (if you're local) or simply use the Paypal button in the side bar.

Can't wait to see what you come up with.

Until next time...


  1. What a great combo of all the challenges! Lovely card, Tamytha!

  2. Such a pretty card, love those flowers! Thanks for playing at Inspired By.

  3. Great, great card!! Even more fun that you were able to combine a number of challenges together to do it. I'm off to do a little embroidery floss accenting!!

  4. Hooray Bouquet is one of my faves! Thank you for reminding me of it! I love the chevron accent in the background. Simple way to make a big impression! :)

  5. what a sweet flower! And I love the font on the sentiment :) Thanks for playing with us over on CASE Study :)


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