Friday 25 May 2012

Laura Ashley Swatches

My crafty Buddy, Alison, and I had great fun playing with my Mum's sewing themed Spellbinders, they are such lovely dies.
The papers are Laura Ashley, I picked them up at the SECC craft show for £1 a couple of years ago and still seem to have plenty left.  I'm having a bid to use up some older stash at the moment and this card was the perfect way to use these lovely, fabric look papers.  They were cut with Spellbinders Swatches dies, then I pricked round the edges with a pokey tool and added some faux stitching with a fine black pen.
The plain cardstock is all Tim Holtz Distress Core'dinations and I've gone round the scalloped blank with Scattered Straw Distress Ink to match the scalloped circle.
The sewing machine was die cut from The same pack of Core'dinations and sanded to reveal the pattern.  The scissors was cut from matte metallic card.
I continued the sewing theme with some funky ribbon with a tape measure print, a whole heap of assorted buttons and some blobs of Liquid Pearls for good measure.

I'm entering this car in the following challenges -
Charisma Cardz - #20 - no flowers
Penny's Paper-crafty - #80 - anything goes
The Sisterhood of Crafters - the good old days


  1. I love it Wendy. Great idea and lovely dies.
    Love the fabric squares.

    Edna x

  2. Wow Wendy those papers are beautiful and really do look like fabric. Beautiful card. Lee xx

  3. This is adorable Wendy! Love all the little squares and the sewing machine focus is perfect! Well done! Thanks so much for joining us at The Sisterhood ‘THE GOOD OLE DAYS’ challenge and please come back again soon!
    one of the 'Sistahs'

  4. This card is absolutely stunning

  5. Brilliant card, Wendy. I love your trail of buttons - what a great idea. Your faux stitching had me fooled! Fab technique.

    Have a great weekend.
    Rachel x

  6. gorgeous card wendy. brilliant ideas pam

  7. Wendy, This is so lovely:)x

  8. beautiful card Wendy and such a fab idea - love it! Hugs Rachel xx

  9. Stunning Wendy, fabulous design...enjoy the weekend.
    Wendy xx

  10. Great card Wendy love the design have a great weekend. Caroline xxxx

  11. Original and interesting realization. Good work !Bravo !

    Thanks for joining us at Charisma Cardz this week.

    Hugs from France.

  12. so beautiful wendy.really stunning vintage design :D

    xx coops xx

  13. beautiful card Wendy and such a great idea sue xx

  14. Great idea for a card! It's beautiful!
    Thank you soo much for taking part in our "Anything goes" challenge & good luck in the draw…

    (DT Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenges)

  15. Beautiful Card Wendy, Love the patchwork design, Beautiful.
    Have a great weekend...

  16. Gorgeous card. Love the papers and design.
    Sarah-Jane xx

  17. Wow - that's so pretty. I love all of those buttons you've added! Thanks for playing along with our Good Ol' Days Challenge at The Sisterhood of Crafters!

  18. Great card, I just love it! Thanks so much for playing along with this week's challenge at Charisma.
    Jenni x

  19. Beautiful, love those little stitched panels.
    Thanks for joining us at Charisma Cardz this week!

  20. Brilliant card Wendy. Love the layout and all those fab buttons. Thanks for sharing with us at Penny's and good luck.

  21. i absolutely love this card. i have those papers and have found them hard to use as they are all so busy so hard to use together. looks like another set of nesties to add to the ever growing list!!!
    kathleen mc xx


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