Thursday, 5 April 2012

Let's get sewing

I'm a bit later than usual with my card today as I decided to get my washing and housework done first. Then my friend Lynsey Facetimed me on my IPad so we had a good chat and a look at each other's cards and suddenly it is lunchtime. (FacTime in case you don't know is like Skype.)

I really love this vintage style of card and bought a sewing set of digi silhouettes from The Crafty Pad yesterday. I've just found out I won their monthly challenge so I'll be choosing some more digis as my prize, thanks. The backing paper, which is a paper pattern is from a 12 x 12 pad from Michaels. I've used DI Vintage Photo, a Memory Box button die with kraft card and sewn with raffia, lace, buttons and a sewing machine charm.
Challenges:
The Crafty Pad monthly challenge Anything goes with a Crafty Pad image
Cupcake Sewing Box
Corrosive Heavy metal (use metal)
Crafty Catz Use a digi
Simon Says use your favourite tool (BigShot)
Divas by Design Anything Goes
Bling it on Monochrome
ABC DT Anything Goes

25 comments:

Sandra H said...

Hi Marianne, what a fabulous card l love all the images used and the backing papers match so well, nice sewing charm and lace just finishes the card of to perfection .............truly stunning:)x

Lorraine said...

love this card huni the charm is so adorable love it xx

Jo Davies said...

Super card Marianne love it, Sending big hugs Jo xxx

aqualeiga said...

Hi Marianne,
congratulations on winning our monthly challenge at The Crafty Pad, a beautiful card and worthy winner.

And here you go again, creating another stunner using TCP images!! It's beautiful, so pleased you've played along again in our monthly challenge.

Hugs, Ali x

Stamps and Paper said...

Fab sewing card Marianne love all the elements

Anne

Hazel (Didos) said...

Oh this is super , I really like the images on it, Love Hazelxox

Dawn said...

Another STUNNER Marianne! I love your work! Congrats on winning the March Anything Goes with a Crafty Pad Image Challenge & good luck with the April Challenge! Enjoy choosing your images!
Hugs
Dawn xx

sioux said...

Lovely take on our monochrome theme for April over at Bling it on thanks for joining us and good luck
sioux

rachel said...

well done Marianne for your prize yesterday - and also on this card - its fab - I've just succumbed to the spellbinders sewing dies - I love this look - will be trying some out in the next few weeks! Hugs Rachel xx

Jill said...

Love your new lilac header!! Apart from that I love your card! Have a good weekend. Jill x

Lisa Jane said...

oh this is brilliant - i love that button border
Lisa x

Donna Mosley said...

Love this gorgeous card Marianne, the sewing stamps and cute button border are so lovely together.

Donna x

Lisa said...

Hi Marianne, Beautiful card! You are really getting good at the vintage style.

Lisa x

PS: Arghhh buttons!!!

coops said...

gorgeous vintage card marianne.fab images and i love the buttons :D

xx coops xx

having a {me} day said...

WOW! This is perfect. I love all your sewing detail and how perfectly balance it is. Thanks for joining us at Cupcake. keeley

Angela said...

Hi Marianne, love how made all the elements work here. I'm a big fan of the vintage style and this card os georgous. Am following now too,.

Thank for taking part in the The Crafty Pad April Monthly challange.

Ax

cats whiskers said...

Fab card Marianne, thanks for joinings us at Simon Says Stamp Challenge this week
Hugs
Jacs xx

Venus said...

Hello Marianne,
Such a lovely vintagey card you've created here. I like that little metal embellishment :-) Thanks for joining us at the Crafty Pad :-)

venus
http://weheartpapercrafts.blogspot.com/

Venus said...

Marianne,
Please come and join my giveaway :-)
http://weheartpapercrafts.blogspot.com/p/my-giveaway.html

Venus

Debbie said...

Aww Marianne this is just gorgeous - I love how you have set the images out and your wee sewing machine charm is just perfect. :)
Thanks for playing along with our Monthly Challenge at The Crafty Pad. :)

Debbiexx

Jovan said...

Awesome card!

Heidi said...

Great vintage feel to this card. Thanks for joining the ABC DT Challenge this month!

knitmachinequeen (KMQ) said...

I sew and can truly appreciate this card. The charm is awesome. I wish I had some of those. Thanks for joining this fortnight challenge at the Corrosive Challenge. Please join us for our next challenge.

debbi taylor said...

love the vintage feel you have given this card... thanks for playing along in the anything goes with a crafty pad image x

Regan said...

Such a lovely monochromatic, vintage card! Love the sewing machine charm! Thanks for joining us at The Corrosive Challenge! :)
{hugs}
Regan