Monday 7 March 2011

Crafty CardMakers 41 - Use fabric

I'm never at ease using sewing or fabric on cards - dunno why as it always ends up being fun - but it just is the case!
So this week I was overjoyed with our theme over at Crafty CardMakers of 'fabric'!  

Now I ain't the kind of girl to shirk - I could have just stuck a fabric flower on and that would have covered the brief - but no, I don't do 'easy', I had to do Fabric (...with a capital 'F'...!) AND piece it too! LOL!  
Never mind - I tried.....  
Guess I need to do this more often - I clearly need the practice....!

My plaid fabric ( I now see I should have done a Scottish theme) is from my Hubby Nic's shirt! He was chucking it, I liked the fabric, so I de-constructed it!

The image is my own Eiglas 'Gretchen' lolling on a floor-cushion (I cut out the card 'cushion' and pulled the fabric though, padding it with a bit of tissue) with her teddy watching the tv. I've coloured her with those markers again....what are they called..? Oh yes! Copics! LOL!

I LOVE the background paper! It's called 'Ruby Berry Flower' and no other identifying names on the bar-code but I'm pretty sure it's Making Memories.

Lickle nod to Sir Tim with the 'Imagine' ticket top left!

One Stop Cards & Crafts are our sponsors this week and they're giving the lucky winner £10.00 to spend!

To see how fabric is done PROPERLY or, indeed, to SHOW us how it's done, please pop over to CCM and take part in our challenge....or are you a scaredy cat...?



  1. Wonderful card, love your use of the fabric, especially on the image!!

  2. Love this Ei. What an inspired idea to pull that fabric through, and I just love the flower. xx

  3. That's a fabulous idea - looks so realistic too. (Salting the idea away for future use ...) Lovely card.

  4. gorjuss hun, such a great idea to do as well

    theres a little something for you on my blog

    Judie xx

  5. Ei, this is absolutely gorgeous and just the sort of thing I had in mind. Perfect!

    Lin xx


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