Sunday, 21 August 2016


Good Morning everyone.  Jocelyn has chosen an unusual theme for this challenge and I think the team have had great fun producing some inspiration for you all.  Please pop round to visit them all - I know they would be pleased to see you.

Do you know that feeling you get when you have made something that you really like and it  all seems just right?  It is a rare feeling I know but I did feel that about this card.  Any sentiment on the front would spoil it I think so it will have to go on the insert when I use it - if I use it?
I knew I had a stitch pattern I wanted to use but how to incorporate something from a CD? -  so I went looking for a special background.  I found what I wanted on Funky Hands. I love their papers and it is such a shame that they are no more.
So I printed out the background and matched the colours with my threads and here is my offering:

The image is fun and cheerful.  There are some great stitch patterns available and I love using them as a change from doing parchment.
This pattern is from Stitching Cards and is called 'Chili Peppers' and the background paper is from Funky Hands -  Happy Happy Birthday - CD - folder 'Cake Anyone?'  which I stuck to the front of a 7 x 7 white card.
I cut some very thin strips in red from the backing paper to place over the corners and added some red gems to the strips and the topper.
Thank you for popping in to see what I have done and any comments are gratefully received and avidly read.


  1. Wonderful bright bold colours to go with the beautifully stitched chillies Carol.

  2. Love these super cute chilli peppers, they are fabulous.

    Sue xx

  3. A great 'fun' card Carol - you can almost hear those maracas and see the chillies dancing!
    CD Sunday DT

  4. I can see you enjoyed making thus great stitched image, they look like they are having fun and chillies are hot.
    Great card

  5. A super card Carol, such fun stitched chilli peppers and lovely bright papers.

  6. Those are fabulous chillies. Wonderful stitching and I love the backing paper - perfect match.
    Jocelyn x


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