25 March 2011

Just stitching around

Hi everyone who is taking the time to read my blog today - so glad that you do....

Well you might remember from last week that I purchased a shiney new sewing machine, well I've been having a play and thought I would share this card I made for my sister's birthday (which was yesterday) so couldn't show it before today in case she was catching up on my blog - LOL!

I made my shabby flower from white tissue paper and decided I would cut leaf shapes out too and attached them to my card with my sewing machine - I so chuffed that it came out all right!!

The sentiment I created in Word and printed onto the kraft paper and then die cut the shape I wanted which luckily matches the shape of the card I then matted this on to a larger white shape which I had embossed.


I stretched the zigzag stitch around the outside edge of the kraft paper and added some flowers to the bottom corner to hide the (not so neat join!).  And of course one of my cards wouldn't be fully complete without a bit of sparkle courtesy of these lovely swarovski crystals - although in the photo below they look positively dull (should have used my flash maybe)!!!!!




Anyway that is it!  I'm enjoying using my sewing machine and once I get my craft room sorted out the machine will be upstairs with me rather than on the dining room table downstairs!

Thought that I would enter this card into the following challenges (and this is a lot for me!!!) :-

http://theshabbytearoom.blogspot.com/ - Bingo: Die Cuts, Flowers & Gems
http://forfunchallenges.blogspot.com/ - Flowers and sentiment
http://anythingchallenge.blogspot.com/ - Make your own embellishment (tissue paper flower & leaves)

Hope you all have a fabby weekend... and, as always....

Happy Crafting

Tina
XX


19 comments:

Charlene said...

Beautiful card! I love the tissue flower and all the beautiful embellies! Your sister will love it :-)Thanks so much for playing along this week at The Shabby Tea Room :-)

Julia Dunnit said...

Good grief it's a lot of challenges for me too! Lovely lovely card, bet your sissy loved it. Great way to hide the stitch finishing and SO well done for actually getting a grip of the machine!

Anesha said...

Beautiful card, love the sewing and the flower. Have fun with your new machine. :)

CinnamonSally said...

This is beautiful Tina I am sure your sister is thrilled with it. What a gorgeous flower as well.

Liz, said...

Totally and utterly gorgeous Tina, love all the stitching,

Liz x

♪♫♥ Charity Crafter ♪♫♥ said...

This is beautiful Tina x Leigh x

Terrie B x said...

Stunning card Tina..glad you love your new sewing machime!!Yahaha Enjoy ..I love love mine too:)
Have a lovely weekend:) xxx

Lynda said...

That is one very beautiful flower - great stitching too. Just love this card to bits and I bet your sister does too.

Love Lynda xxx

Kat said...

Gorgeous card Tina. Love the white on Kraft it looks amazing. I'm sure your sister loved it. Looks like you're having fun with your sewing machine. I've got a little mini one in the kitchen so it tends to be a thought to go downstairs and use it. Have to try to keep thinks safe from the pups so can't just keep it handy.

Kat xx

Jules said...

Hi Tina

I am pleased you are enjoying your new sewing machine and love what you have done with it here.

I bet your Sister loved it!!

Lots of lovely creations whilst I have been AWOL!!!

Have a lovely weekend.

Love Jules xx

Gibmiss said...

Hi Tina
this is vert nice love yor tissue flower....must make one...had the tissue a while ago but not used...love the stitching as well...
hugs
sylvie
xx

Kristin said...

Wow that flower is to die for! Just beautiful!! Thanks for joining us this week at The Shabby Tea Room.

Hugs,
Kristin

KraftyKoolKat said...

What a clever girl you are Tina. It is super and I am sure it was well appreciated. You have entered it into lots of challenges, see you are getting the bug. Have a great week end.

Hugs
Cathy
xxxx

Vicky said...

Beautiful and elegant card Tina - I love the flower :)x

Posh Cat Crafts said...

Hi Tina, what a wonderful and elegant card I adore the colour scheme of the natural and white. Thank you for joining in at Anything Goes
Hugs
Tamara

Shirley said...

This is so fresh and clean. A perfect "Tina card" as I would say. I bet your sister loved it. I love the white stitching and what a great idea to make the leaves from tissue too.


Shirley

sallysbitz said...

This is a beautiful card Tina x

Thanks for playing along with us @ For Fun Challenges.

hugs sally x
sallysbitz.blogspot.com

Sasha said...

Beautiful!! I love the kraft card with white. Your flower is gorgeous, and I really like the layout.

Faith A said...

Oh! another one of your beautiful cards, love the white with the kraft paper.

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