Friday, 6 April 2012

Old Fashioned Sewing

Some more vintage from me.  My Mum ordered one of the Spellbinders Pick of the Weeks from Create and Craft and in that bundle were the Sewing Elements and Square Swatches die sets.  She very kindly let me take them home to play with and this is what I came up with.  I had a lovely, crafty evening with my friend, Alison, playing with these dies, we even had a cheeky glass of vino afterwards.  We have tried crafting with a glass of wine in the past but it wasn't a great success so we leave it til afterwards now!
The papers are Papermania V&A Quilt collection and were perfect for this project as they are based on fabric designs and have a linen texture.  The plain, cream card was aged with Distress Ink in Antique Linen and I stamped a lace border from a Personal Impressions stamp set down one side.  The freebie with Papercraft Inspirations this month is rolls of patterned tape, I added some of the tape measure design to the horizontal strip.  I had my mini sewing machine out again to add some stitching to add to the sewing theme.
Some random pearls finish it off.
I'm entering this card in the following challenges -
Sassy Studio - #119 - go for broke with patterned papers and embellies
Papercraft Star - #91 - anything goes
Divas by Design - #29 - anything goes
Cupcake Craft - #186 - sewing box

21 comments:

  1. Lovely card. I love how all the elements go together, Ruth x
    Happy Easter

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  2. Gorgeous card - love the papers and the die-cuts. Very vintage feel to it.

    Hope you have a lovely Easter.

    Sarah

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  3. Absolutely brilliant - each of your cards are like mini masterpieces - so much to see and so much going on - they are wonderful. xx

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  4. This is too cute, Wendy, love the sewing theme, the swatches and the sewing! Thanks for joining us this week for the Papercraft Star "Anything Goes" challenge and I hope to see you again.

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  5. This is just so beautiful Wendy, l like the old embellishments and the papers and a great theme:)x

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  6. Absolutely stunning Wendy, love it.
    Wendy xx

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  7. This is fabulous Wendy - I've just been using the same dies tonight and the result is nowhere near as good as this - you've got such a flair - I'll be posting mine anyway - probably sunday!!! Happy Easter! Rachel xx

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  8. Wendy I totally love this card. I would love to have a card like this. I just love the pinked patchwork pieces. My favourite so far. Michelle xx

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  9. A fabulous card Wendy, I love the theme and gorgeous papers!
    And don't worry I'm trying to keep up with everyone too! :D
    Have a lovely Easter :)
    Kelly.x

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  10. Wendy it's always a treat seeing your newest creation, this is no exception. Wishing you & your family a happy weekend.

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  11. This is absolutely beautiful Wendy. I love all the details

    Kerry x

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  12. Oh my word! This is amazing! I haven't seen those Spellbinder dies, but absolutely love what you have done with them. Thanks for joining us at Cupcake. keeley

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  13. Well, how clever is this cutting those scraps with the pinking sheers! Totally Vintage feel, I just love all your little embelishments! Good Luck at Sassy Studio Designs "go for broke" challenge!

    Debbie SSD - DT

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  14. Love this .. Thanks for joining us at Divas by Design and good luck!! Laura x

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  15. beautiful card wendy.gorgeous vintage colours and design :D

    xx coops xx

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  16. This is lovely! Those pinked squares really add a lot of interest don't they. Glad you and your friend had some fun with the dies cause you sure made a beautiful card to share. Thanks so much for joining us this week at Papercraft Star!

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  17. Fabulous card Wendy, great sewing details. xx

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  18. what an absolutely gorgeous card - love the colours and layout - fab

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  19. Beautiful Card. Love your embellishments. Thank you so much for playing with us over at Sassy Studio Designs Dare to Be Sassy Thursday.

    Hugs,
    Kate

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  20. what a wonderful card - Thanks for joining us at Diva's this week for our first Birthday celebrations
    Lisa x

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  21. This is very cool. Love all the die cuts and the great vintage look. Thanks for joining our challenge at SSD.

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