Thursday, May 10, 2012

I Love Raggedy Ann!

Hello and welcome!  I'm so glad you are here today.  I hope the sun is smiling down on you where ever you are.  Or maybe its a sky full of stars like it is here right now.  ;)

Today I have a card for the challenge over at Sassy Cheryl's where the challenge is A Stitch in Time.  I have to admit this was a very easy one for me.  If you've ever been here and looked at my cards you will know I ALWAYS stitch all my layers.  (between you and me, my cards look naked without the stitching.  I just can't skip it)  A few weeks ago I bought the image Sassy Sally and Her Raggedy Ann.  This is the first time I have used her.  I loved Raggedy Ann as a little girl.  I still own a set of sheets, a blanket, all my dolls, a metal waste can and a candle holder  :) 
Here's this cutie  :)  I colored her with my Prismacolor pencils.  Look at Ann's face.  Almost smug, huh?
The DP are from a stack from MME called Penny Lane.  These papers are so fun.  Lots of glitter although you can't see it in this picture.  The red was a perfect Raggedy Ann color.  Kinda vintage.
Here's my embellishment.   The buttons are all from my stash.  Instead of gluing them on I threaded some taupe pearle cotton through the holes of each button.  I poked a hole in my card below the bow and pulled all the ends to the back and adhered them with Scor tape.  They all just dangle.  I really like how it looks.  My ribbon is seam binding from Wild Orchid.
Here's the inside.  I inked the edges of the writing panel with a stamp pad....funny how colors look different when you are really tired  :(  oh well.  Sally and Ann like pink too, I hope.

I am entering my card in the following challenges:

Sassy Cheryl's - A Stitch in Time
Shopping Our Stash - Use 3 or More DP
Digi Tuesday - Ribbons & Buttons
Sketch & Stash - Sketch (& buttons from my stash)

I think that's about it.  I hope you enjoy your travels in blog land.  Thanks for taking a peek!

Blessings & Hugs,



  1. Such a great card!
    Love the image, papers and colour combo and what a clever way to attach the buttons.
    Thanks for joining in with Sketch N Stash.
    Chrissie xx

  2. what a fantastic card & a super image... reminds me of my daughter when she woz little lol... love the papers too :) WTG for entering a 2nd card ;) hehehe

    Thanx for joining in with us over at Sketch N Stash... good luck :)

    Angie xXx

  3. Beautiful inside and out. I LOVE the stitching and I can see how you would feel your cards are naked w/o them. You're amazing. Just simply stunning.
    Thanks for playing along in the Sassy Cheryl's Stitching challenge this week.

  4. Oh My Gosh! Look at all the wonderful stitching! I love how part of it looks like stitched swirls that you would see on a quilt! Awesome..
    your coloring is just perfect on this little sassy darling- you have brought her to life!
    I love that you have used prisma pencils.
    I think pencils get lost in the world of copics!
    thanks for joining us for the Sassy Cheryl stitch in time challenge!

  5. Those buttons are GREAT! And the inside of the card is awesome, too. Thanks for joining us at Shopping Our Stash!

  6. Wowzers! Love this card-you must be a quilter-your stitching is exquisite and it goes without saying that your coloring is perfection!
    Thank you for joining us this week for the Sassy Cheryl's challenge!

  7. Oh, how sweet! Your cards are so amazing! I'm so inspired right, if only they would let me go home to my craft room! :)

  8. Hi Michelle,
    Another gorgeous card. Such a sweet image & your colouring looks terrific. I love all the wonderful detail. Great take on my sketch again too. Thanks for joining us at Sketch N Stash this week.
    Andie xx