Friday, October 7, 2011

Card from a Needlework Teacher!


Here's my entry for Paper Smooche's Sparks Challenge. Wonderfully inspiring picture - especially for me I guess - (for those of you who don't know, I work full time teaching 7-9 graders sewing, knitting, lace making etc. Needlework and woodwork are compulsory subjects for both boys and girls here in Sweden. I'm lucky to have the best students around and it is amazing how creative teenagers are - we grown-ups have lots to learn from them!)
For my card I picked up on the colors, the needles and the overall "sewing" feeling of the picture.

Have a wonderful week-end, hugs Karin



I have placed an order for a LF set from Simon Says stamp but I'm still waiting for it - thought I could enter this for the Lawnscaping "dimensions" challenge while I'm waiting! It is such an inspiring blog I've been longing to enter for a long time! I'm also entering it for the animals challenge at Totally Papercrafts!

27 comments:

Rachel W K said...

karin i don't know how this could be more perfect. I actually just ordered the little chums stamp cuz I love how you use them so much.. I hope it get in the mail soon! Love all the great knitting touches you added, I've mentally added this to my top 5 favorites of yours :) Thanks for always inspiring!


-rachel w k
rwkrafts.blogspot.com

Pauline said...

This is simply lovely Karin, love your colouring and composition, the little guy is so perfectly placed. Wonderful!

Angela Fehr said...

I absolutely adore this, Karin! And I think your job is so cool - I am in the middle of cutting out blocks for my girls to embroider to make into a quilt for Christmas!

Lynnette said...

This is just way too cute. Your lay-out with the stitching is way too clever. I love the little details you've added. The string bow on the strip is just a great touch. Oh and your coloring is wonderful too :)

Robin said...

cute!

Dotty Jo said...

What a cutie! Jo x

Bumblebee said...

so cute!what a great use of the little critter stamp!

~amy~ said...

sooo perfect Karin!

Amy said...

This is absolutely FABULOUS Karin!! How lucky you are to teach such a fantastic and SUPER FUN craft!!

Linda Beeson said...

Your card is just adorable, I loved that you featured the sewing part of that SPARK image.

melania deasy said...

Wow....really creative card!!! Love the idea, the design, the colors, it's perfect. Thank u for playing at Lawnscaping :)

Laurel said...

I've been watching you for a LONG time and been wondering if you would play along in our challenge! So glad that you did! Your project is super cute! Love your color and stitching!!! Absolutely adorable! Thanks for entering it into the Lawnscaping Challenge! :)

Jenny said...

Awww this is just too cute for words, love how the pup is holding the needle :)
Jenny x

Marie / Legojenta said...

Nei så søtt! Virkelig flott kort du har laget med utgangspunkt i inspirasjonsbildet, både når det gjelder farge og tema =) Takk for at du deler dette flotte kortet med oss, og at du spiller med i utfordringen hos Paper Smooches SPARKS!

paperella said...

So, so cute and creative!

Annette said...

So so adorable...love your take on the picture...

Vera W. Yates (Ling) said...

This is so cute & adorable! Love how the doggy holding the needle!

Sue said...

what a wonderful fun card Karin!! love the stitching and the little bundle of twine!! beautifully coloured image! :)

Emily Leiphart said...

Eeek, this is so cute, Karin! I love how you coloured that little puppy and his needle and thread are so clever. Thanks so much for playing along in the Paper Smooches SPARKS Challenge!

Giò said...

WOW!!! This is so cute!!! I love this card.
have a fabulous day.
Hugs, Giò

Victoria said...

a lovely card thank you for joining us on totally papercrafts this week x

Mel M. M. McCarthy said...

This is THE most clever & most cute card, ever.

Rachel W K said...

congrats on the win! I know a winning card from you when I see one, what can I say ;)

-rachel w k
rwkrafts.blogspot.com

Audrey said...

Karin, this is adorable! I love that the dog is holding the needle. So cute! Thanks for playing along with the challenge!

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

This is SUPER DUPER cute! LOVE LOVE LOVE the idea of the stitching....love your coloring and paper choices! FAB JOB! Thanks so much for joining in the fun and playing along with us over at the Paper Smooches SPARKS challenge:)

Chunyuan said...

love this one. great idea and super cute.

Angelica Carballo said...

WOW!!! This card is so cute!!!

Bravo!!