Sunday, September 2, 2012!

Did anyone else catch The Princess Bride on AMC Friday night? I haven't seen it in a while, and I was totally transfixed ... it's such a fun movie, even though I still get kinda scared at the R.O.U.S.! It was a perfect way to get ready to make my card for this week's Pile It On "For a Princess" Challenge. The challenge is sponsored by A Day For Daisies, so I was able to use their lovely Tall Tower digi stamp.

Several months ago I bought a bunch of this hessian fabric and never have used it. It's pretty thick, so printing on it is not recommended, but my little HP workhorse printer handled it fine after I adhered it to cardstock with a gluestick. If you try this, be sure completely tape the top of your paper; even one little strand of fabric can wrap around one of the roller wheels and possibly break it off. Ask me how I know! [Update February 2018: still using this printer, sans wheel!]

I cross-stitched the border by hand, and literally pinned on the pretty, vintage metal charm from Prima. The blue-pearl-topped pins are from a set Mom gave me when we moved into our house ... geez, that was 7 years ago! 
You can see how I colored it (notice my 3 new Copics...I totally broke my promise to myself and bought more!); I also outlined it with my extra-fine PITT artist pen. I also decorated the inside:

Pile It On Challenge #36: For a Princess
Crafting for all Seasons - Stitching
Craft Room Challenge - Pins/Charms
Crafts 4 Eternity Recipe Challenge - Less is More
Digi Doodle Shop's Best - Vintage
Everybody-Art-Challenge: Anything Goes
LEJ Designs - Anything Goes
Party Time Tuesdays - Anything Goes
Simply Create Too - So Old or Vintage
Sweet n' Sassy Digi Challenge - Something New, Old, and Blue (New: charm and 3 new Copics; Old: uncut Fabric from my stash and pins)
Through the Craftroom Door Challenge #33 - Diva or Anything Goes

And now, for your random viewing pleasure, here's a funny clip about the filming of The Princess Bride:

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  1. LOL, love that film, was our favourite when the kids were little, we still enjoy it. The ROUS are scary ugly lol. The digi printed on fabric looks fantastic, what a great card.

    Hugs lin

  2. CG - Oh My goodness I just saw your card at PIO. THis is so amazing - I have to try this. (Elizabeth - PIO team mate)

  3. OMG, thanks for the clip from an all time favorite movie. There are so many great moments in this movie. I had a friend who used to do the lisping minister at the wedding. She had it down perfect. I liked Many Patankin's "My name's..." he must have said that five or six times.
    i could go on and on about that movie but I came here to tell how cute your card is. I love the fabric, it looks great and gives it a big WOW factor.

  4. Wow! Stunning take on our challenge. Thanks for joining us at Crafts4Eternity.

  5. What a lovely idea printing on fabric..lovely card and cute charm..Thanks so much for joining our Craft-room Challenge...Esther xx

  6. Totally fabulous!

  7. this is fantastic i love it thanks for joining us at LEJ designs and good luck emma xx

  8. Hello. My name is Inigo Montoya. You killed my father. Prepare to die.

    Lol best line in the movie. I have seen this movie so many times I love it. I saw Cary Elwes last week on Perception.
    Fabulous card, cant believe you printed on that fabric, it really made that card over the top wonderful.

  9. What a great idea for a card. Very pretty. Thanks for joining us at TTCRD.

  10. Hi, fabulous creation, so pretty!
    Thanks for sharing at Craft-Room Challenge, good luck;-))m

  11. Brilliant idea to print the image out on hessian, the cross stitch is a lovely embellishment. Thank you for sharing this with us at Craft-Room Challenge XOXO Zoe

  12. A fabulous card, and it looks wonderful on the fabric! Thanks for joining in with our Charms & Pins theme over at the Craft-Room Challenge.

    Maria x

  13. this is brilliant , really is brilliant ! thanks for joining us over at LEJ Designs this week . Tina xx

  14. Your card is adorable - love everything about it! Thank you for playing at TTCRD Magazine Challenge- Hugz, Colleen

  15. OMG! A card made of fabric!!! What a unic idea! I love it! Thank you for joining us at Crafting for all Seasons! xx Bianca

  16. Beautiful! So Different and so effective! Thank you so much for joining us for our Charms and pins challenge and look forward to seeing you for our collage challenge this fortnight! Hugs

    Nikki Craft room challenge DT

  17. This is so fabulous! I love the cross-stitching, and how interesting to have it on a card!! Absolutely lovely. (Plus, The Princess Bride is one of my favorite movies!) Thank you for playing along with us at Digi Doodle Shop!!

    xx Star (DDS DT)

  18. Aaaah this is really pretty, thanks for joining our challenge at Digi Doodle Shop, hope to see you again, Gaynor xx

  19. Thank-you so much for sharing your gorgeous CAS card with us at crafts 4 Eternity this week xx

  20. C G: Wonderful card! Love your image and cross stitching. Glad you could join in our Challenge #21 - "So Old/Vintage.

    Simply Create Too Design Team Member


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