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Saturday, 21 July 2012

LIM.. Oh No! .... sewing!!

I'm of the can't sew, won't sew brigade.. So my heart sank a little when I saw this mornings LIM challenge, mainly because my partner Joe bought me a sewing machine at Christmas!  He'd heard me saying perhaps I aught to get a sewing machine to use with my crafts?  so he got me one.. but I've never used it! apart from  struggling to thread it! and having bit of a practise. I usually do faux stitches!
So here is a card with  my first bit of stitching added, using the machine!! I meant it to be wonky...honest!

 I stamped the images from the Crafty Secrets Material Girl set with black Stazon onto fabric that I'd cut to size and frayed.. lesson one: should have sewn before stamping and fraying. The images were adhered to cream card then onto Kraft card.
                                    



  The same material underneath was stamped with Adirondack Watermelon using the SU Rollergraph, Very Vintage.
 Bits and pieces from stash..
I do have some metal scissors but they looked a bit big for this project 









I rather like the material covered buttons... only had two! they must've come off some clothing or other :o)
Thank you for comimg  to see me I really appreciate your visit
 Have a great "sunny" week end
xx suzi b xx
Challenges
So Artful Challenge:   Strawberry, Chocolate and Vanilla. Although the card and materisl used look white in the photos  they are both cream :o)

28 comments:

Kathyk said...

Wonky is good!! Kate Crane (on her art journaling DVD's) says there are no mistakes in art! Love the card - very arty

Kathyk

Gibmiss said...

Hi suzi
Fabulous card ... I like it wonky... Love the image ....
Hugs sylvie xxx

Aquarius said...

Goodness before you know it you will be making your own clothes!! Fabulous card and I love the wonky look - well done.

Aquarius said...

Ps - I forgot to say although I do lots of sewing I've never actually done any onto a card (only the faux kind).

RebeccaJaneHoy said...

Great card, the switching really works x

craftimamma said...

Well I think you've done a grand job Suzi! The card is lovely and the 'wonky' stitching (I'll believe you ;D) looks great. My sewing machine which, although a good few years old, is a really good one but I've now passed it on to my DD as she can make more use of it than me. I did buy a cute little one for crafting about 2 years ago which only does straight stitch and guess what ................. It's never been switched on yet!

Hugs
Lesley Xx

Chrissie said...

Wonky rocks!
Well done you for using the machine... it does take an effort to get it out doesn't it!
Super card Suzi!
Thanks so much
Chrissie
"Less is More"

Carole said...

Awesome work Suzi, love how pretty it all came together. I like it "wonky" too.

Netty said...

Loving your pretty card, x

Valerie said...

Wonky is catching Suzi if you check out my card!! Love all the stamping and the button is a perfect finish:)
Val x

Pia S said...

What a wonderful design! I would never have thought that vintage and CAS could go hand in hand, but you sure made it work!

Claire said...

I love your card, it really is beautiful! The little buttons are so cute and just finish it off perfectly, Claire x

Anita's creaties said...

I love your sewing, your card is just beautiful

Karen Nutkins said...

Fabulous card.

Mandi said...

Fabulous card Suzi
I'm so impressed you used one of them sewing machine thingies lol
Thanks very much
mandi
"Less is More"

Victoria said...

Looks fabulous to me! That sentiment is spot on!

Suze Bain said...

You've put a lot of work into this card Suzi, great stamping and stitching. well done. xx

Buttons said...

It's difficult to fake wonky so this shows it is for real! Love what you have done, and practice makes you perfect - well at least happier with your efforts I've found. Have a great weekend. Hugs, Buttons x

Jacqueline said...

It's not that I don't - I just won't - sew that is. This is great though and I might have a go myself - if I can find a needle! - Jacqueline xx

Loli. eltallerdelosrecuerdos@gmail.com said...

Hola Suzi, WHAT GREAT IDEA!!! stamp in fabric, gorgeous colours and design, i love the button in the sentiment, perfect touch, Fantastic work Suzi.
Hugs from Palma

Zoe Sanderson said...

Way to go! looks terrific XOXO Zoe

Linby said...

It's great, I love how you used the piece of fabric.
Linbyx

scrappyjen said...

very pretty and very clever - love the fabric too. jenx 68

Brenda Brown said...

Fabulous work Suzi, I love it.
Have a great week.
hugs {brenda} xox

GinaA said...

The stamping on the material is a great effect, great images for this challenge. FAB card.

Brigitte said...

great card - so beutiful!

Brigitte

peggy gatto said...

Sorry I am so late to say...
Fabulous card and use of material!!!
It is charming!!!
Thank you for playing with soartful!!!
Hope to see you in august!

Faye said...

Wonderful entry for the soartful challenge. Very creative.