A Bit Of Colour Inspiration And Name That Stitch Competition…

A challenge card today taking inspiration from the Colour Create Challenge blog, which is celebrating a fab 10k hits – well done, guys. They have some blog candy to celebrate so hop over ASAP πŸ™‚

These are colours I rarely use but really like so I had to have a go! I dug about in my stash to find a colour match and after much hunting I found the mix of papers you see on this card.

I’ve done some hand-stitching on the card. For a bit of fun can you name the stitches? The first person who can name the three types of stitch I’ve used on this card will receive a little stash RAK from me πŸ™‚ So have a guess and leave me a comment or email me.

Stamp – Sugar Nellie Gorjuss
Ink – VersaFine Onyx Black
Colouring – Derwent pencils; Prismacolor; Sansodor
Papers – HOTP; Papercraft Essentials cover gift; Others that I have no idea where they came from πŸ™‚
Usual Suspects – Paper trimmer; Silicone glue; Double-sided tape
Other – Button; Shimmerz Flashee Fuschia; Embroidery thread; needles; Paper files; Seam ripper

Kim Dellow

Kim Dellow is an artist–designer–film-maker living the creative life in London, UK. She’s a freelance creative for the craft industry and others, and she loves to share her art-ventures on her blog.


  1. 31 March 2009 / 11:04 am

    So beautiful!! πŸ˜€

  2. 31 March 2009 / 11:50 am

    Been visiting your lovely blog for some time now, you do some really beautiful cards and are an inspiration.

    Silly thing it’s my first love of needlework that finally gets me to comment. The stitches you’ve used are running, blanket and herringbone stitch.

  3. 31 March 2009 / 11:50 am

    fabulous! Love the texture! mmm..now I see blanket stitch, maybe a running stitch and don’t know what the last one is. I’ll say zig zag, but I know that’s not right! Great fun!
    Must try some hand stitching:)
    Judy xx

  4. 31 March 2009 / 12:13 pm

    This card is so creative, love it!

    I think the answers have already been given but I will throw another guess out there just in case.

    Running stitch (or Basting), Blanket stitch and a Catchstitch

  5. 31 March 2009 / 12:30 pm

    I love the tips of her hair how gorjuss and I love your stitching wish I could have the patience to stitch! I love the design too. Not much not to love about this one, hugs Pascale

  6. 31 March 2009 / 12:32 pm

    Ive been beaten to it! Thanks for coming to my blog and commenting on my card. I think the stitches are running stitch, herringbone stitch and blanket stitch. i adore stitching on paper (3 years ago I would have said it was mad to do it1) I especially love it on scrapbook pages. Not tried blanket stitch on one but have done the others so thanks for the new idea :0)

  7. 31 March 2009 / 12:32 pm

    Oh your card is so beautiful!
    Love this sweet image and love her hair!
    Gorgeous design and wonderful papers!
    kim x

  8. 31 March 2009 / 12:33 pm

    I think your piece is just so adorable, Kim. I really only knew the name for the running stitch and the blanket stitch. I’ve done all three in years past. What a gorgeous work of art this is.

  9. 31 March 2009 / 12:34 pm

    Stunning card Kim, love the muted colours, the stitching and of course that gorjuss image :o)

    Hope you’re having a good week.


  10. 31 March 2009 / 12:54 pm

    I would call those stitches RUNNING, BLANKET and CROSS stitch. Love the card and the stitching is beautiful.

  11. 31 March 2009 / 1:07 pm

    Lovin’ this card Kim…soooo sweet..you’ve colored her spectacularly!

  12. 31 March 2009 / 1:39 pm

    Fabby card Kim and thank’s for joining the CC challenge this week. I can only name two of the stiches used so I’m no good ! Fabulous stitching though, remind me to send you my next pair of trousers that need taking up !!!


    Jo x

  13. 31 March 2009 / 2:15 pm

    Hiya Kim, well I dont know my stitches from my elbow lol, so wouldnt begin where to start hand stitch and sewing machine stitch haha is all I know, your card is absolutely beautiful, stunning colouring on the image, love the details. Joey.xxx

  14. 31 March 2009 / 2:56 pm

    WOWZER!! This is so gorgeous Kim!! Just love the pretty colors on your card!! πŸ™‚ TFS!

  15. 31 March 2009 / 3:35 pm

    Thanks for visiting my blog…came to have a look at yours…and your cards are stunning…will definately visit again.

  16. 31 March 2009 / 4:11 pm

    love it! so artistic!

  17. 31 March 2009 / 4:27 pm

    OH…Kim, your card is gorgeous!!!
    I love it!!!
    Wonderful composition and colours.
    You have maked a wonderful card.
    Hugs, Mumur

  18. 31 March 2009 / 4:32 pm

    Your card is lovely, I really don’t think I’d have the patience to handstitch a card, you’ve done a great job. I think the stitches you used are running, blanket and herringbone.

  19. 31 March 2009 / 4:43 pm

    This is beautiful Kim, fantastic use of the colours.

    Joanne x

  20. 31 March 2009 / 4:46 pm

    This is a great card. Love the way you borderd the paper by stitching.
    Nice colours, lovely image.
    Gr. Ineke

  21. 31 March 2009 / 5:59 pm

    Oooh am far too late to win your prize πŸ™
    Your card is fantastic and love all the stitching, I love sewing, not keen on doing it on cards tho, had my 1st attempt a couple of days ago, looks terrible on mine !! don’t like it !! ha ha

  22. 31 March 2009 / 6:50 pm

    Gorgeous Kim, love all the detail. I really know nothing about stitching, I think I recognise blanket stitch but that’s about it!
    Really lovely card,
    Love Sarita xx

  23. 31 March 2009 / 7:08 pm

    Hi Kim Gorgeous card love all the detail. Thank you for visiting my blog and leaving such lovely comment, your blog is fab will visit again. luv gina xx

  24. 31 March 2009 / 7:40 pm

    Hi Kim, I only recognised running and blanket stitch but I assume some of the other commenters have got all three right. Love the card, your colouring on the image is fabulous and I love her hair! Nicki, xx.

  25. 31 March 2009 / 7:56 pm

    Fabulous card Kim. I think the papers you’ve put together are stunning. Love the stitching (unfortunately Clarky J seems to have been the first to get the stitches right – wish I had). Thank you for making my colour choice look so wonderful. Thanks for joining the Colour Create Challenge.
    Sharon xx

  26. 31 March 2009 / 10:24 pm

    Gorjusss card. You have coloured her so beautifully. I love all the different types of stitching. I love your choice of papers.


  27. 1 April 2009 / 6:57 am

    Lovely card, Kim!
    Hugs Gisela

  28. 1 April 2009 / 8:51 am

    Hi Kim – stunning card, such a gret use of the colours and I just love all your details. Lovely colours Gorjuss girl. I won’t name the stitches – someone has already beaten me to that (will I ever come first with anything? lol)
    Thanks for joining us at CC
    hugs Heather xx

  29. 1 April 2009 / 1:30 pm

    Truly stunning work! Just love th papers and that image is gorge! Love the hair too!
    Hugs Tab xxx

  30. 1 April 2009 / 3:29 pm

    Kim I just love this card with the hand stitching. Unfortunately I am not a boffin when it comes to sewing or needlework. But I think I do recognise the Blanket Stitch. Seen the other stitching styles before, but are clueless as to what they are called. Hugs from Desire

  31. 1 April 2009 / 9:03 pm

    Oh WOW, your card is fabulous Kim! Love the image, your gorgeous colouring and design, very scrummy! Hugs, Chris xxx

  32. 2 April 2009 / 2:45 am

    Definitely don’t know what the stitches are but your card is great. You did a fabulous job.

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