Tuesday, 5 March 2013

"Bobbin" Along!

Last night was craft night with my friends and this week, after tea and chocolate chiffon cake with salted caramel buttercream and chocolate ganache, we all made sewing themed cards with these bobbin shaped card blanks that I picked up in the Craftwork Cards sale.
I coloured the blank with Antique Linen and Tea Dye Distress Inks then cut some hexagons with a Spellbinders die from Joanna Sheen Haberdashery papers for a patchwork look.  The dress form was made with a Tim Holtz die, I used two sizes of patterned doily to make the dress, a scrap of ribbon and lace with a tiny gem topped bow to trim, and a necklace of weeny pearls and a gem.  The sewing machine and scissors were cut with Spellbinders sewing elements dies and I finished my card with a scattering of buttons and gems.
I'm entering this card in the following challenges -
Crafty Boots - old, new, borrowed, blue - the TH die is old, the buttons are new, the Sewing Element dies were borrowed from my Mum, blue denim paper
Cupcake Craft - #232 - sparkle
A Gem of a Challenge - #69 - button it
Allsorts - #196 - for a lady
Natalie and Amy's - #7 - die cuts
The Stamping Chef - bling
Created With Love - #31 - anything goes
Paper Playtime - #5 - anything goes
Tuesday Throwdown - #137 - lace and doilies
Papertake - anything goes


  1. Great card, love the patchwork!

    Thank you for sharing with us at Natalie & Amy's this month, good luck!
    Hugs Shell xx

  2. Hi there. This is fabulous and what a fab shaped card. Its full of gorgeous details too.
    Thanks for sharing at Created with Love. Sandra xx

  3. Taste buds are in overdrive at this end Wednesday, it all sounds yummy.

    Your card is so very original and cleverly thought out.

    Thanks so much for sharing with us at Allsorts challenge this week.

    B x

  4. absolutely brilliant wendy - love this xx

  5. Gorgeous, love the way you have used the doily for a dress and the soft colours are gorgeous
    Lindsay xx

  6. Gorgeous card Wendy. I love the sewing theme, beautiful detailing and pretty colours.

    Thank you, also, for taking part in A Gem of a Challenge this week
    Sue xx

  7. Hi Wendy,
    Gorgeous card, love the papers and pretty details :)

  8. Wendy your card is out of this world. What a fantastic idea of the bobbin shape. Thanks so much for sharing your card with us at Created with Love Challenges.
    Linda K.

  9. Gorgeous hun...as always...:o)

    biggest of hugs Vicky xx

  10. Gorgeous Wendy, fab shape. I love the sound of your cake, my mouth is watering, Kate x

  11. Wendy these are stunning l like the Doily "Dress" so effective xx

  12. Fab card, love the design. Thanks for joining in with our Button it challenge at Pink Gem Designs this week xx

  13. so stunning wendy.really beautiful and pretty ;D

    xx coops xx

  14. wow, this card rocks. I love the stunning details in the dress and paper choices is perfect. Thanks for joining us this week at Paper Playtime for our Anything Goes challenge.

    DT for Paper Playtime

  15. This is fabulous! I love the doily for the dress! Thanks so much for joining us at Paper Playtime!


  16. I love your shaped card and that fantastic doily dress. Thank you for sharing your work with all of us at Crafty Boots Challenges.


  17. Wonderful Card!!! I just love shape cards and the embellishments are awesome!

    Thanks for playing along!

    The Stamping Chef DT

  18. That evening sounds like lots of fun!!! And totally love the wonderful card you have done. Great details just love the fabulous embellishments!

    Thanks for joining us at Tuesday Throwdown this week. Hope to see you again next week. DT Crafting Vicky

  19. Very very clever - you are so talented

  20. what an amazing card and so much detail! gorgeous ! Thanks so much for sharing with Paper Playtime! ~Mindy Paper Playtime DT

  21. pretty card great idea, Thanks for sharing with us this time at Allsorts, hugs Samantha :0)

  22. Beautiful card, Wendy, and I love how creative you were with the doily! I'm so tickled you chose to play along in our "Doily and Lace" challenge at Tuesday Throwdown this week. I hope we see you again soon. Good luck in the draw.
    NanaConnie DT

  23. OH my gosh this is an amazing card I LOVE the shape and the colours and they way you have pulled all the elements together :D
    Thank you for joining us at Natalie and Amy's and good luck.

    Huge hugs

    Amy xx

    P.S. If you would like to go on a crafty weekend or a day break there are still spaces on the one I run yearly in October. For more information CLICK HERE

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  25. Very creative, and I love the colors. Thanks for joining us this week at Created With Love Challenges.


  26. Gorgeously pretty card and fab sparkle. Thank you for sharing with us at Cupcake this week :) Donna ♥ x

  27. This is beautiful! So many sweet details and love the sparkle! Thanks for joining my challenge over at Cupcake Craft Challenge this week! Good Luck! Hugs and sunshine

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