Sew,sew pretty

It’s Anything Goes at Digi Doodle Shop’s Best this week.Play along to be in the running for a $10 Gift Certificate to spend at Digi Doodle Shop or join us at a GDT.Full details on the challenge blog.Don’t forget to take a look at the beautiful DT work too.

For my card I’ve used  Sewing Machine – Vintage.A great image for anyone you know who loves their needlework.I’ve coloured with Promarkers and blended Distress Inks around the edges to keep with the vintage feel.I’ve gone for a layout based loosely on a quilting idea.All the edges of the patterned papers have been hand pierced and stitched. I didn’t want too much fuss on the image so I just added some detail to the corners.I cobbled together an embellishment using a button threaded with ribbon and some pearl pins.I’m not too good at sewing but I enjoyed making this and I’m quite pleased at my handiwork.I’ve made this card for my SIL as she’s an avid quilter and she produces some beautiful work.I just hope she doesn’t scrutinise my sewing too much.I’m also hoping the layers don’t come unstuck and she sees how messy the backs are!!

Supplies :
Image : SewingMachine – Vintage from Digi Doodle Shop
Mediums : Promarkers,Antique Linen and Vintage Photo Distress Inks
Papers & Card : DP K & Co,Papermania Textured Capsule A4 Colossal Pack
Tools : X-Cut guillotine,Paper piercing tool
Embellishments : Papermania Button Tube Purple,We R Memory Keepers Floss Sew Easy Purple,Pearl pins and ribbon from stash

Some challenges this card is for :

Top Tip Tuesday : All Stitched Up
Paper Sundaes : Sundaes Topping Bar  – distressing (with ink) and pink
Paper Crafting Journey : Anything Goes
Fab ‘n’ Funky : Make Your Own Embellishment
Simon Says :  Make Your Own Embellishment
Bearly Mine : Ribbon and Pearls
OSAAT : Make It Pretty
Incy Wincy : Colour Me Wonderful
Lollipop Crafts : Use your favourite colouring medium
Whoopsi Daisy : Free and Easy


Lisa x

26 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Cathy(KraftyKoolKat)
    Feb 17, 2011 @ 14:59:00

    Wow!!! Lisa this is fabulous. What a gorgeous layout and colours.



  2. Shirley
    Feb 17, 2011 @ 15:44:28

    Unusual image but fabulous papers, love your card. Thanks for joining us at Bearlymine, good luck with the challenge. with hugs Shirleyxxxxx


  3. Judy
    Feb 17, 2011 @ 16:17:06

    Hi Lisa,

    This IS sew sew PRETTY. Some of my favorite colors, and really comes together nicely.



  4. Marie
    Feb 17, 2011 @ 16:40:59

    A great looking card. My granny used to have a sewing mashine just like that. Fabby colours too. Thanks for playing with us over at Bearly Mine this week.
    Love n hugs


  5. Marjo
    Feb 17, 2011 @ 17:02:12

    Gorgeous, thanks so much for joining our Birthday Bash at OSAAT.

    Hugs, Marjo..Don’t forget to check out my Birthday Comment Candy here

    Hugs, Marjo


  6. Julie T
    Feb 17, 2011 @ 17:11:32

    Wonderful card. Love the stitching!


  7. Arlene Williams
    Feb 17, 2011 @ 18:07:46

    WOW! Lisa your card is fabulous! I love the awesome image and the paper that you used. My dad used to have this sewing machine. I want to buy this stamp it’s perfect for my mom & dad who loves to make clothes. Thank you for the link.
    Thank you for joining us at the Whoopsi Daisy challenge. Hope to see you again next challenge.
    Hugs, Rleen


  8. karen
    Feb 17, 2011 @ 18:55:24

    Lovely Lisa, love the stitching too.


  9. Dana
    Feb 17, 2011 @ 19:08:06

    I adore how you sewed each panel to go along with this fantastic vintage sewing machine!! Great job!!


  10. Josephine
    Feb 17, 2011 @ 20:24:33

    Oh, that reminds me of a sewing machine my mum had once!

    Lovely creation!

    Thanks for joining the Pretty challenge at the One Stitch at a Time Birthday Bash.


  11. heidy
    Feb 17, 2011 @ 20:55:14

    Oh this is beautiful!!
    Thanks for joining fab’n’funky this week.


  12. debs m
    Feb 17, 2011 @ 22:02:03

    the stitching looks fab!


  13. Bella
    Feb 17, 2011 @ 22:09:35

    It’s so cute! What a lovely colours you have used…………… Thanks for joining us at Bearly Mine…..



  14. ginny
    Feb 18, 2011 @ 00:57:00

    fab card, thanks for joining us at FnF 🙂


  15. Beth Ullman
    Feb 18, 2011 @ 01:29:18

    Lisa this is so pretty and looks like you put a lot of time into it thanks for sharing it with us at Whoopsi Dasiy this week.


  16. lisa
    Feb 18, 2011 @ 05:04:39

    Just Beautiful, I love everything – colors, image, stitcing. Great Job!
    Thanks for joining us this week at Paper Crafting Journey, hope to see more of your work.
    ~Lisa a.k.a. ScripperScrapper


  17. Ruth
    Feb 18, 2011 @ 17:49:58

    Great card, gorgeous patchwork and great stitching
    Ruth x


  18. Fiona
    Feb 18, 2011 @ 19:41:52

    lovely card…great colours and layout and fab stitching!! Thanks for joining us at Paper sundaes this week.



  19. Jóna (Yona)
    Feb 18, 2011 @ 22:00:03

    Everything is just perfect about this card !
    Hugs, Jóna


  20. Vee
    Feb 19, 2011 @ 01:22:22

    What a wonderful card, Thanks for joining our Stitched Up challenge at Top Tip Tuesday. Good Luck!
    xx Vee


  21. Irene
    Feb 19, 2011 @ 09:24:08

    Such an amazing card! Beautiful coloring, design and details!


  22. Hazel (didos)
    Feb 19, 2011 @ 16:59:49

    Hi, Ah this is super what a sweet card and great colours, ah it brought back many a happy memory as my Dear Granny had a machine like this. Thanks for joining in on our Birthday Celebrations on OSAAT. Hazelxox


  23. Dora
    Feb 19, 2011 @ 17:56:01

    Yes, it is sew sew pretty, love your stamp, reminds me of my aunt, she had one like it 🙂 Thank you for joining us at OSAAT and good luck xx


  24. Audrey E.
    Feb 19, 2011 @ 18:55:29

    I LOVE the colors here and the stitching is amazing and your image fits just perfectly! Beautiful card:) Thanks so much for playing at WHOOPSI DAISY challenge this week!!


  25. Jane
    Feb 22, 2011 @ 20:54:53

    Gorgeous card! Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamp! hugs, Jane x


  26. Pat(mspfd)
    Feb 23, 2011 @ 23:53:59

    This is spectacular! Love your fabulous vintage image which you colored beautifully. Your sewing really is a great touch and looks fantastic! Awesome work!


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