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Crafting for Gold - Day 8

Hello everyone to day 8 of our Crafting for Gold.  Once again it is a team effort between me (Tony) and Ali's pre written posts.  Ali is doing well, to be honest she is a bit of a pain in the b*m and will not sit still.  She has already had me cutting the arms off long sleeved T-shirts so she can get dressed! A fighter that one.  Over to Ali's pre op post.

Today the design team had to use stitching real or faux. For todays fab prize given to us by Nitwits check out our Inspiration Blog here.

Nitwit Collections™ designs and sells a unique genre of Digital Scrapbooking Kits, Card Making Supplies, and Hybrid Scrapbooking Supplies!  We are a Canadian company with Mary Fran as our designer and LG as our customer service and help desk support guy.  Mary Fran has always had a love of fabric and so when she began designing her digital lines, of course they are made to "look" like fabric with texture and depth.  With 100's of theme and colour matched Collections available, customers can easily find what they are looking for, for any occasion.
I do not have much confidence in using coloured paper, but when Mandy sent me three sheets of Nitwits I could see my card instantly.  Cebilica's little lion image was just perfect to match the papers.


Arrrrr I do like this card. Three layes of Nitwits papers, one for the card and two for mat ad layering.  I teamed it up with the soft shades of rosy mauve wire edge taffeta ribbon here.  I didn't think it needed much ribbon, just two stripes. Next I raided a purple button box here to find matching ones and used embroidery thread to make the cross stitch.  I then stuck in place with hot glue.  There was rather a large blank area at the top of the card so I used a gold button with a bow made from embroidery thread to fill it.

Back to me (Tony)  I can be very slow sometimes, do you remember that I started to write the friday freebie posts, I could never work out why Ali wanted me too. She confessed this morning that in her heart of hearts she knew she would have to have surgery, nothing else was working. She wanted me to become familiar with the blogging software so the blog would continue in her abscence.

I am sure that image is of Lenny the Lion - anybody remember him - it was a wee while back!

All the best


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