Friday, August 3, 2012

Dilly Beans Sewing

EIYIYI!  The day got away from me and I've neglected to post this week's Dilly Beans challenge card.  Megan still has limited computer access so we're not up to speed on the Challenge Blog but if you'd like to get started, the theme this week is sewing.  This is open to interpretation, stitching real or faux, sewing notions or patterns, anything related to sewing, so be creative with it.  I'd recently purchased the Sizzix button folders so I immediately thought of Megan's Ragdoll Ruby with her cute button eyes.  I wasn't quite sure how I was going to use her, so I printed not only the whole Ruby, but also Ragdoll Ruby Face because I wan't sure which to use for my design.  I colored just the Face stamp first and added cute flower buttons to her eyes but after compiling my card, the face alone didn't balance the design so I colored the smaller body and fussy cut it without the proportional head et voila!  I kinda like her with the big head, don't you?  LOL
The pretty papers are from Making Memories Chloe's Closet which is old as the hills but still a fave of mine.  I sanded the embossing to bring out the buttons and added a scattering of real ones.  The sentiment button was printed on the computer and glued to the back of a Stampin'Up clear button and I sewed them all to the mat and left the needle right on the card.  The fab spool is from the new Close to My Heart Artiste Cricut cartridge which is now available to order HERE from my good friend Susan. It arrived just in time, (fab shipping Woohoo!)   I popped Ruby's Face a bit higher than her body to give a little more dimension.  I hope you have as much fun with this challenge as I did.  Click on the individual designer's name on the sidebar of The Dilly Beans Challenge Blog to get more inspiration until Megan is back online.

I'm also entering this in the Simply Create Too Anything Goes Challenge, DYSU Polka Dots challenge, My Heart Pieces Use Designer Paper Challenge, Paper Play Layer it Up Challenge and Digi Stamps 4 Joy Polka Dots and Stripes challenge.


  1. Oh good heavens, could this BE any cuter?... I don't think sooooooooo. I love her... and I love all those cute buttons... and the paper...and and and.

  2. This is adorable Donna! I love all the details and the two layers of Ruby! A well put togrthrt card.

  3. oh i love her button eyes!!! super fun card Donna :)

  4. I absolutely LOVE your card! The combinatino of all the elements you added is perfect, and the colouring and colour scheme is super. Thanks for playing along with us at Digistamps4Joy Challenge (spots and stripes) and I hope to see you there again!
    Margy (owner)

  5. I really love this adorable image and you've done a great of adding the sewing elements onto the card.
    Thanks for playing along with us at the Simply Create Too's Challenge no. 19...Anything Goes.
    Please play again sometime.
    Erica (SCT Design Team Member)

  6. Totally adorable - such beautiful colours Donna. I love that lil girl...I have her. This card rocks !! :-D xxxx

  7. look at all that dimension and those fab colors, love your spool and winding thread, cool, cool card. hugs

  8. Oh what an adorable the buttons. Thank you for joining our challenge at
    Digistamps4Joy. this week and good luck
    Ursula DT member

  9. Adorable card Donna, and the buttons are great.

    Thank you for joining us at My Heart Pieces.

    Anne-Marie x x

  10. Gorgeously creative. Loving the colours and design.   Hop on over to Doing Life and stand a chance to win some lovely digi stamps. Hugs Desíre Doing Life Digistamps4Joy DT Member Tammys Scrapin Corner DT Member

  11. Love this gorgeous card. Such a cute image and beautiful details.
    Thanks for joining us at DYSU this week xx

  12. This is so super cute! I love it! Her button eyes remind me of Coraline (which I love).

  13. ADORABLE, DONNA! I'm pretty sure there's not one DB image that I don't like. This one is no exception, she's so darn cute! Love the papers and of course I didn't know there's new CB folders to be had. I'm living in the Dark Ages here when it comes to being up to speed on new products. NOT a good feeling!
    Great details on here too, Chickie! Lovin' the thread!

  14. I love how you have interpreted the challenge in this fabulous creation!
    Thanks for joining us at
    Good luck in the draw – I hope to see you entering again soon!
    Luv’n huggz
    Jen Leeflang
    DS4J DT Lead

  15. oh what a attitude, she is so sweet.Thank You so much for joining with us at My Heart Pieces,hope to see you again next week and don't forget to check back if you are the winner.

  16. What an adorable card great job. Love it

  17. Great card! Love how you used the Polka dots. Thanks for playing with us this week at DYSU. hugs, Joan

  18. what a lovely idea to use buttons! Love the coloring...Thanks for participating at Paperplay this week.

  19. This is so nice card. Beautiful design. Can i use this pic for Plastic Cards Printing or not?

  20. Ohhhhhh, that is so cute!!!! Thanks for participating in MY HEART PIECES challenge this week!!


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