Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Sewing Past and Present

A Little Tykes picnic table in the basement is where I started off sewing on my cards.  Okay, it's a finished basement, but the picnic table is really small ;>) Now, I can't stop sewing and the sewing machine is right next to my crafting supplies.  If you do not see sewing on one of my cards it is either because a) I was too tired to change the thread color or b) I made a conscience effort to fight temptation!
Today's card from the present has just a bit of sewing on it.  I really wanted to sew the scallops on and then could not stop, so I added a bit around the edges.

This cute little bunny, Clementine, is from Stamp Fairy.  The latest challenge from Stamp Fairy is "for the girls" and really, how sweet is Clementine with her bows?!
I took sketch #111 from Card Patterns and moved the sentiment.
This card is also for the latest guest designer challenge from Tesa Broman on Yvonne Yams blog "Do More with Less" - this time around it is to color.  You should really just pop over to see Tesa's creations, she makes it look so easy.
Now it is time for a blast from the past.  Flashback Friday's 10.0 challenge is to re-post your first card with sewing on it.  I knew immediately which card was my first, and the title of that post, "Do Not Try This at Home", should be a clue as to why I will never forget that card.  I sewed the card shut!!!  I ended up matting it on a different card base, but I learned my lesson and always sew the layers before putting the card together.

Have a wonderful week and hopefully you find time to play along with these fun challenges!
Details for first card:  Image - Clementine (Stamp Fairy), Sentiments - Verve and Lawn Fawn, PP - Hopscotch (Basic Grey), CS - Aqua Mist and Kraft (PTI), Buttons (PTI), and copics.


  1. Excellent Easter card...great take on the Card Patterns sketch! The colors are delish!

    haha....sorry....but you cracked me up...you sewed your card shut?! You're fabulous....I love it....your card is pretty fun...blue and red...cant' go wrong with that! Thanks for playing with us at Flashback Friday!

  2. Awww....so totally cute! Love the colors! :)

    And I have sewn my card shut too...;)

    Thanks for playing along with my guest Tesa's challenge! :)

  3. hi hon

    i LOVE your easter card. you really did a great job, it looks adorable!!!

    thanks for playing with us at stampfairy challenge this week.

    big hugs, gerda

  4. Ah, I've done that before: sewed a card shut! Your bunny card has some amazing details!

  5. Love the bunny and I like how you didn't sew all the way around the main panel. It looks really cool! I have to laugh at you sewing your Flashback Friday card shut! LOL

  6. Your easter card is fab, and I love all that stitching - it is sooo neat too. Fab card. Annette xx (Stamp Fairy DT)

  7. Oh My Gosh, that is sooooooo funny! Sewing the card shut sounds just like something I would do. I must say, it sure did end up fabulous!

  8. LOVE your Clementine Easter card. Seriously gorgeous!!! The kraft paper and stitching is fab hun! Thanks so much for playing at StampFairy Challenge.

    Deanne :)

  9. Julie your Easter card is DARLING! and I LOVE your sewing card story.. sadly I did that to a card last year.. far from my 1st! HA! I am like you... I LOVE to sew on my cards.. and I cant stop! :) Besides it holds everything down right! :)
    Have a GREAT day!

  10. Your cards are beautiful! What a super darling little bunny!!! And stitching too. Yummy!!!! Thanks for playing in my coloring challenge!!!!

  11. Adorable cards! I love the way the colors pop against the kraft on your first one. So glad you could play along with us this week on Card Patterns!

  12. Hi ya, great card love the sewing, lovely to see you playing along with us on the Stamp Fairy Challenge,
    hugs Samantha :0)

    PS last few days of the Stamp fairy 50% off sale :0)

  13. Oh Clementine is too cute with her paint drops and her colored egg!! Love the stitching and the Kraft papers with this layout very eye catching! Thanks for joining us at Stamp Fairy this week!

  14. Julie this is a fabulous card! I love your design and the stitching is wonderful - I love how you did it on the scallop piece too. Clementine is gorgeous here - your coloring is top notch. I'm so glad you've shared this wonderful card with us at Stampfairy! I hope you'll join us again.
    Sharon, SF-Dt

  15. What a fabulous pair of cards!! I love sewing on my cards, too. :D Look at all your great stitching on that Flashback card!! Thanks for playing along with Flashback Friday 10.0. I just loved seeing your very first card with stitching on it!! It's just terrific--even if you *did* sew your card shut at first lol. :) Glad you were able to rescue it!

  16. Your sewing stories are hilarious, Julie! You'll find that you'll have way more options now that you're sewing on your cards. Woot!! These are both really beautiful. I love how you left gaps in the stitching on the Easter card.

  17. Oh both of these are fab, loving the colour combo of the first one and the image of the second, fab designs Julie
    love tasha xx