Sunday, 25 September 2011

I Sew Hope Your Sunday Will Be A Good One!

Good Morning Beautiful Bloggers!
I do sew hope your Sunday will be lovely!
This week, challenge #140 at The Crafty Pad is
We want to see stitching on your card!
Real Stitching, Faux Stitching, or Sewing a Button On !
That's the challenge! Now it's up to you!
Here's my card!

We The Crafty Pad DT were given the fab Sewing Machine Image, Elements & 
Sentiments to work with! You can check these out here!
I printed off the sewing machine & ticket sentiment & was trying to decide 
what to do with them when a black square card blank fell in front of me!
I kid you not, it jumped from somewhere out of the jumble that is my stash as
 I sat there on the living room floor, my crafty space!! lol! Karma!!
I already knew the papers I wanted to use, I've had them in my stash forever 
& have used tiny bits of them here & there!
I cut them & matted & layered, adding some lace around the outside of the 
second layer & added some faux stitching. 
Next I added a round doily which I inked with distress ink.
I fussy cut  the sewing machine, cut out a second bobbin for the top of the
 machine, wrapped some cotton thread around it before mounting it with 
pinflair glue. Once the glue was dry I took the thread around the rest of the 
machine as if it was actually threaded ready to sew! 
I then faux stitched around a scalloped circle diecut, 
Next I cut out a little bit of fabric & did some tiny hand stitches to look like the machine was actually stitching.
I also added a little posh pin I made, using the tutorial by the lovely Leesa here

It's not clear in the photo but I lightly inked the sentiment ticket with 
the same distress ink & attached with pinflair glue

finally apart from the images of course, the piece de resistance 
The Flower! Yes, it is handmade but no, not by me I have to admit!
It's made by a crafty friend of mine Lee & I'll tell you about it in another post!
So, thank you so much for sparing the time to look at my little card!
I hope you like it & you can find time to join in The Crafty Pad Challenge this week!
I did also decorate the inside of the card to match the front but unfortunately 
I forgot to take a photo of it I'm sorry!

This card was made with the following challenges in mind

My Sheri Crafts Sew Simple
Stamp Scrap & Doodle Use favourite colours
Totally Gorjuss Birds of a Feather
Cardmadfairy's Digi Days Lot's of Layers
Our Craft Lounge Patterned Papers
Art Impressions Stamps  For The Girls
Shopping Our Stash No Colouring
Cupcake Craft The Dark Side
Incy Wincy Distressing


  1. Very pretty card! Love all the little embellishments you added.

    Thanks for joining the challenge at Art Impressions.

  2. Wow wow wow! I love the detail on your sewing machine card. I love that you and I had the same theme in mind for the 'no coloring' challenge at Shopping Our Stash…great minds think alike :)

  3. Wow this is delightful Dawn!!!!! Love the design , the sewing machine the fabric and those flowers Wow spectacular!!!! Love love it!!!!

  4. What great textures you've added to your card! Thanks for lounging with us at Our Craft Lounge!

  5. OMGoodness! This is OUTSTANDING! Love everything about it.

  6. Fantastic!! Love all the details, especially the piece of fabric under the needle. Just wanted to let you know that when you click on your link at the Digi Makeover Challenge, it sends you to the Paper Makeup main page. You may want to redo it so everyone can see your project. I think its great! Glad you joined us at the DIgi Makeover Challenge this week.

  7. What a Feather-Ful creation!! Thanks for playing at TG this week!!


  8. Oh, Dawn, I love that little piece of sheer purple fabric! Fabulous card. Gorgeous flower!

  9. Gorgeous card!! So many fabulous elements! Thank you for playing along with Shopping Our Stash!

  10. Fantastic card, Dawn! Gorgeous details! Thanks for joining us at Cupcake and good luck! Delphine xx

  11. Great creation and I love all of your embellishments...well done! Thanks for playing at Critter Sketch this week and good luck!

  12. What a lovely card! Such a clever idea to put a bit of fabric on the sewing machine. :) Love the purple flower and lace border too. I'm so glad you joined our Digi Makeover Challenge.

  13. Hello Dawn!
    What a beautiful and elegant card! Love all the pretty details! Thanks for joining us at The Cupcake Craft Challenge this week! Good Luck! Hugs and sunshine!/Sari

  14. I love that feather! Great job. Thanks for joining us last week at PMS! Another challenge has been posted. Hope to see you again!

  15. Awwwww Dawn, this is gorgeous.....and look one of my flowers!!! It looks perfect on one of your beautiful cards. Looks made for your card. Ack Im so chuffed you have use for them. Lee xx

  16. WoW such an amazing card - all those embellies. Gorgeous. Thank you for sharing with us at SSDS.
    Ike xx

  17. Love the sewing scene you've created with this! I also really like the colors you used! Thanks for playing along with us at The Stamping Boutique!

    TSB DT member

  18. Love, Love, Love this card Dawn! I am a big fan of cute sewing machines and stitching on add some wonderful touches and the ticket is a super idea! I am a new follower and would love to have you drop by for a visit and perhaps follow too! have a GREAT week!
    Cindy Porter

  19. Gorgeous card, love all the embellishments and lovely layers. Thanks so much for playing along with us at Cardmadfairy's Digi Days we hope you will pop back and join us again very soon.
    Jenni x

  20. Great card with nice details! Thanks for joining our "Sew Simple" challenge this week at My Sheri CRAFTS ;-)

  21. Oh yikes Dawn, I was SURE I'd left some love for this amazing card...? (Must be getting confused with commenting on TCP Admin blog! *eyes roll!* It's gorgeous, love all the wonderful details. So chuffed you've entered The Stamping Boutique recipe challenge with it too!
    Hugs, Ali x


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Dawn xx