Sunday, 6 January 2013

Retro Sewing

My Mum and I had a lovely crafternoon playing with our sewing themed stash, this is what I came up with, it's ehmmm, unusual I grant you but I had a fab time making it.
Mum got a Grand Calibur for her birthday so she fancied making a round card with my grand dies (she'll be pinching mine til she gets her own!), so I decided to make one too.
The rectangular panel was done with a Docrafts TriBoss embossing folder, a new acquisition to my stash and the first time I've used it.  The blue background is Core'dinations which I sanded after embossing to reveal the core, then removed the circle with a craft knife.  The scissors and thimble were embossed in mirri, the rose was done with more Core'dinations, then were fussy cut and glued onto the background.
The patterned papers are Papermania Happy Days, I treated myself to them with Christmas money.  I'd been eying them up since they came out last year but was put off by the £17 price tag for the 12x12 stack, but hey, that's what Christmas money is for!  They are really good quality and double sided too, they even smell great!
The pincushion was made with a Spellbinders sewing elements die and the pinked squares were made with Spellbinders Square Swatches dies, both courtesy of my Mum.  I have serious stash envy over them and I think I've used them more than she has!
The sentiment was stamped with a Buzzcraft stamp and heat embossed.  The large buttons are from my new, massive, Capsule Collection button bag and have been threaded with baker's twine.  I finished off with a random scattering of small buttons from my ever expanding button collection, I think I may be a button addict!  (I bought another huge bag of buttons today, this time from Papermania's Vintage Notes collection, oh yeah, and the matching papers......oops!)
I'm entering this card in the following challenges -
Craft Us Crazy - #34 - inspiration pic and something new.  I used new papers and embossing folder
Dream Valley - #48 - anything goes
Pan Pastel - #1 - anything goes
Robyn's Fetish - #141 - anything goes
2 Sisters - #125 - anything goes
Creative Moments - #7 - embossing
ABC - E for embossing


  1. This is wonderful Wendy. I love the design and all the fabulous detailing.
    Hoe lovely for you to spend time crafting with your mum and share stash!
    I hope you enjoy the rest of the weekend

  2. Gorgeous card Wendy, love the colours and layout. Marlene

  3. What wonderful detail on your card Wendy, it's fabulous, love it, kate x

  4. Fabulous Sewing Theme Card,Love the design...

  5. Fabulous card - you must have mountains of paper, stash and goodies as you always come up with something brilliant.

  6. fab card Wendy - I love playing with stash with my mum - its just a great way to spend time xx

  7. gorgeous retro card wendy.i love your papers and fab design :D

    xx coops xx

  8. Really nice design glad you had fun making it.

    Kerry DT Leader PanPastel Uk

  9. This really gets to me, Wendy, since I love both cardmaking and sewing! Fabulously done. Thanks so much for playing along with us at Robyn's Fetish this week. Hope to see you again in our next challenge.
    NanaConnie DT

  10. Wendy what a lovely card made more special because you were crating with your mum !! Thanks for sharing it with us at Robyn's Fetish !!

    hugs Diane xx

  11. great card thanks for joining us at creative moments and good luck emma xx

  12. Hi Wendy, wow what a fab card - it looks like you and your mum had a very creative time together. Thanks for joining us at PanPastel UK this week and good luck in the draw
    Claire xx

  13. Wow, this is a perfect card for a sewer! I love the pretty buttons! Thanks for joining in at Dream Valley

    love Mags B x


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