The challenge will run until Sunday 13th November so you have plenty of time to practise (if like me, you need to, of course!)
I have never been happy using my sewing machine with paper (that probably shows, if anything, that my skill with the machine is not great :-)) so I tend to go for faux stitching. And this is precisely what I did with this Christmas card: all papers are from OLL; the die cut is Shapeabilities Nested Bird; gems from my own stash; alphas are Sizzix die cuts and so is the branch.
One stitch at a time - Christmas
Raise the bar - Sew what?
Bah Humbug - Die cuts
Jingle Belles - Creatures
Dream Valley challenges - Anything goes