Cathy Windsor from Sarah's Cards DT. I bought the kit and produced a page that I love with photos from 2007.
There were loads of scraps left from the 3 sheets of double sided October Afternoon Thrift Shop papers so I thought I would see what else I could do with them rather than let them get buried in my scraps bags (yes that is plural!).
There were some large scraps for strips and lots of little bits which would do for a collaged paper element too ...
Siân's blog and thought I would try a bit of hand sewing on a page element! Alas! I have yet again come to the conclusion that I prefer my machine for sewing. Of course it didn't help that I was sewing through layers of card collaged with scraps of thick quality paper scraps. Nor did it help that I'd decided to add zig-zag and blanket stitch rather than just sewing a simple straight line!
My fingers were aching by the end and I know it will be a while before I attempt anything by hand again!
My page started life as a Pencil Lines Sketch (#146)
It was much easier to machine sew the larger scraps of paper to my page and lots of fun to try out a few of the different stitch styles. Using red stitches throughout helps unify the diverse shapes and colours on the page. I used the free font Type-Ra for my journalling to tie in with the words from the One-of-a-Kind wordy paper. I like this font better than Adler and other typewriter fonts because it includes more punctuation marks, including, for us Brits, the £ sign!
And I still have enough scraps from the kit to make something else.
The weekly challenges over on UKS are fun ways to motivate me, so there is a misted masked background (again using a home-made spritz from dilute ink), a symbol representing something from the photograph (my UKS team name is "The Scrappy Cats"), numbers on the page (not that difficult to do, but I included it in my title to show willing), and ribbon - the cat's whiskers :o)