Sunday, January 13, 2013

Anything Goes at One Stitch at a Time

It's time for another fun "Anything Goes" challenge at One Stitch at a Time!

My teamie Vicky chose for her & myself this time around, and totally challenged me with Mermaid's Revenge by Delicious Doodles. Since this is an "Anything Goes" challenge, our wonderful coordinator Choccy asked that some of us make something other than a card, so I made a very funky Post-It Note holder:

I just love the digis from Delicious Doodles; they are so fun & interesting, and I had a blast coloring this with my Copics and Glaze pens.

I used Cuttlebug's 3x3 Bubble Frame Die/Emboss Combo for the frame, but since the image was larger I cut down two to make the frame (I used some of the scrap for the inside).
Actually, all of the paper used for this project is from my scrap box. Even the blue cross stitch fabric is a scrap!

The blue flourishes are a Sizzix die cut that I actually found in my scraps... can't remember now what I originally cut it! I've had the little plastic bone buttons (with shanks removed) for the longest time, and was excited to have a funky way to use them.

I generated the sentiment myself using the font Bleeding Freaks, making the outline (or "stroke") red for the first letters and blue for the rest. Thought it worked nicely for the undersea vampire theme. I printed it onto shiny gold paper (Recollections), cut it by hand, and drew the border with a white Glaze pen.

I'm really into cross stitching right now (see my other projects here), so I whipped up a little skull pattern, complete with gold tooth. Too fun! It's glued into an ornamental bottlecap.

Here it is opened up:

I started with a 4.5 x 12 inch strip and scored it at 4.75, 5.25, 10, and 10.5. I used some scrap magnet to make a closure. I ran the seashell-patterned ribbon through a small piece of paper (the same glittered black Core'dinations cardstock I used for the base) to make a loop for the small pen. This holds a regular 3x3 "sticky note" pad.

  1. Allsorts Challenge Week 189: Dies and Punches
  2. Crafty Cardmakers: Create a Fairytale Scene (Okay, it's a pretty dark fairytale, but hope it counts!)
  3. Digi Haven: Sparkles & Bling
  4. Divas by Design #67: Anything goes 
  5. Eureka Stamps: Make it Sparkle
  6. Haunted Design House Macabre Mondays: Anything dark/Gothic
  7. Penny's Paper-Crafty #109: Anything goes
  8. Songbird Challenges: Paint It Black (LOVE this song!)
Thank you for visiting & hope you'll join us this week at One Stitch at a Time,


  1. Fabulous project - love the combination of crafts!

  2. Wow, I love it and may just have to make one of those. :-)


    CraftyGirl Your Sister OSAAT DT

  3. Oooooh wow CG this is soooo awesome! I totally love this project. The embossing is amazing and the bottle cap with that stitching (I was wondering how you had done that) is out of this world!!! Wow so talented I'm in awe ;) That really wasn't much of a challenge at all.

  4. This is a Fantastic project! ★.¸.•*´¯` Thank you for joining us at Digi Haven •*´¯`*•.¸ .★
    ♥ Denise @ Digi Haven ♥

  5. Gorgeous card!!
    Love it!
    Thank you for joining us at songbird
    xx Sophie

  6. Brilliant sticky note pad! Teri's images are amazing to work with too!
    Thanks for joining us at HDH for our first challenge of 2013!!!

  7. Brilliant! Love Teri's image and the details of your post-it note holder are FAB! Makes me want to dig out my floss and stitch away. thanks for joining HDH for our First challenge of the year. Hope to see you back again soon. xxD

  8. This is very unique, lots of texture. Thanks for joining us at Allsorts Tracy x

  9. A fabulous image on a great little gift for a lucky person. That little skully Xstitch is a super embellishment. Thank you for sharing with us at MM @ HDH

  10. Fabulous creation...Thanks for joining us at Divas by Design this week.
    Wendy xx

  11. What a lovely project.
    Thank you for joining our Create a Fairy Tale Scene at Crafty Cardmakers.
    hugs Kimx

  12. This is Gorgeous CG, I like the image and the sparkle, Thanks for joining in with us at Digi Haven, Good Luck.
    Kevin xx

  13. Your card have a lovely mystical feeling to it, thanks so much for sharing with us at Allsorts challenge this week.

    B x

  14. Fantastic note holder and a fantastic use of DD image....perfect on your embellies and choice of papers. Thanks so much for entering our Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenge this nice to have you!
    Manderly and Jennifer

  15. What a brilliant project, I just love the attention to detail, especially the gold tooth. Thanks for joining us at Digi haven and hope to see you back again soon xx

  16. very cool, I really love your cross stitched scull, he really draws the eye, and its always good for me to see something other than a card, great job on Teris image as well.
    thanks for joining us at hdh

  17. Thanks for joining our 'Create a Fairytale'scene at Crafty Cardmakers and hope to see you again soon!

  18. Very cool project. Thanks for sharing with us at Haunted Design House x


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