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Wednesday, August 26, 2009

A Stitch in Time....

Be sure to visit Penny Black's challenge to see what the DT has done for this week's challenge requiring stitching -- faux, by hand, or machine. I love playing with words and this was a perfect opportunity when I couldn't help but think about the old adage "A Stitch in Time Saves Nine." Enqueries seem to indicate that this old English Proverb was first recorded in Thomas Fuller's Gnomologia, Adagies and Proverbs, Wise Sentences and Witty Sayings, Ancient and Modern, Foreign and British, 1732. You can understand why I was unable to include the title on the book that this wise frog is holding. Here Penny Black's frog is reading from Gnomologia.... and you are guided to his thought bubble (Stampendous) by gems as he quotes that very proverb written by my hand. The clock is striking nine and is bound by black cord to match the hand (faux) stitched edges. Other features are: Sizzix for the clock and frame, computer "Old English Proverb" and Cuttlebug embossed background. Thanks for your time.

13 comments:

Carolyn Bounds said...

You are such a gem!!! I love this *F*U*N* card!!!! As soon as I saw it...a smile took over my face:o) Of course I would have loved seeing you try to fit that super, long title to the front of that tiny book;o) Hahaha!!! Another fabulous creation, my dear!!! So sorry my visits aren't as often as I would like, but know that I think of you often!!!

Hugs!!!
Carolyn

TeresaW said...

There is such a lot of detail to this card and I love the way you think

RosesMarijke said...

Wat a very funny and gorgeous card!!

Kort og Søm said...

Hi, a great card you have made!!
Thank you for the comment on my blogg :o)

Fredrikke :o)

Sandra1968 said...

You made such a great card! Love the colour combination and the cute image and the clock.

Kath said...

love your take on the challenge...cute image and your grandfather clock and great stitching and yes your link worked perfectly......thanks for joining in the fun at PBSC this week...hugs kath xxxxx

Riet said...

What a beautiful card,i love the image and colours.

Hugs Riet.x

Pauline C said...

Fabulous - this card really has class :-) Fantastic rtake on the challenge - great images, stitching and love the details. Thanks for joining in this week's PBSC
Pauline x

Beth said...

Fantastic card! I love the fubnky layout and the stitching details are great! Thanks for joining the PB challenge this week!

Beth xx

The Mama Monkey said...

Wow! What a neat card! You sure added a ton of detail to it! Just beautiful!!

Tammy said...

What a wonderful card! I love the little frog and all the details you put into your card!!
p.s. thank you so much for stopping by my blog! :o)

Tammy x

Donna said...

Fantastic card, love the image and the brilliant clock and stiching, such a brill card :) Donna x

Sue said...

Great card, so much to look at and enjoy.