Saturday, June 9, 2012

Sweet Stampin' and Stitchin'


This week over at Sweet Stampin' we want to have you in stitches. Pretend stitches or real stitches - we are not fussy as long as you have some kind of "Stitching" on your card. 

At Christmas time, I bought myself a cute portable sewing machine - just for card making. It seemed like a good idea rather than get the clunker out every time I wanted to sew a piece of card. (or at least it now feels like a clunker since I got the flashy new portable one) 

I know that it has been about 5 months since my actual purchase, but .... I had previously opened the box - to make sure that it was the red one and not the blue one. A little bit superficial, I know. So now, due to this challenge, it was time to throw away the polystyrene foam and look at that instruction book.

So ... reading the instructions - not one of my strong points. Threading the machine - once again, not a skill that I possess easily. Practicing with the stitches to see whether I wanted to use stitch A,B,C,D,E,F or G. And wouldn't you know it - I liked G. 

Sew Sweet is our sponsor this week as well as our monthly sponsor, Joanna Sheen. So, provided you don't have boxes to open or instructions to read then there should be no excuse not to join in with this challenge. 
Pop on over to Sweet Stampin' and check out the fabulous designs from the team.

I am entering this card in the following challenges:
Penny Black At Allsorts June Challenge - All my favourite things
(This stamp, flowers, 6x6 paper pads and stitching)
Lets Ink It Up #24 Use your favourite embellishments
(Flowers, mesh and stitching)
Deep Ocean #27 Sewing - faux or real
Celebrate the Occasion #65 Thinking of you (use a flower) Winner!
Paper Crafting Journey Colour it up
Crop Stop #75 Monochromatic
4 Crafty Chicks #93 Monochromatic Top 3

31 comments:

  1. It's OK sis, I've been thinking of you too.

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  2. Love this happy card, Jenny. It's great to see yellow - we're not seeing too much of that at the moment in the UK! Hugs, Tracey xx

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  3. Beautiful card! Yellow is a fav of mine! The image is adorable. Thanks for joining our CropStop Monochromatic Challenge.

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  4. Hey, I would have checked the machine was red and not blue too! I love yellow, so I love this card. Fab papers and just all round fab yellowness. xx

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  5. fab card Jenny - the image is super cute
    Big hugs
    Doreen xx

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  6. So sweet! I love that bit of meshy trim.

    Congrats on getting the machine out of the box! You're way ahead of me in the sewing department. I'm still in the thinking-about-buying-one stage.

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  7. What a lovely bright cheery card, I'm glad you got to grips with the machine to be able to create it! Thanks for joining in by sharing your favourite things at Penny Black & More @ Allorts challenge.
    Lynn x
    DT

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  8. I think your stitching looks awesome and I am the same, bought a little portable one just for cards but don't pull it out enough. Love the yellow (one of my fav colors) and the PB image is adorable, great coloring on his fur(?), never know if it is fur, hair etc. Anyways, have a great weekend!

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  9. Gorgeous creation, thanks for joining Penny Black & More @ Allsorts challenge, good luck.
    Happy crafting
    Tracy x

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  10. Very cute and I am loving the yellow.

    hugs
    jayne
    x

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  11. Gorgeous, love the bright sunny yellow and super cute image. Thanks for sharing with us at LIIU this month, good luck with the challenge. Hugz Suzanne

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  12. Great card. Love the bright sunny colours :)

    I admire your bravery on the real stitching front!!!

    Susan xx

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  13. Owww love the cute image you used and I get a real summer feeling from your card. It's lovely ! Thanks for sharing it at LIIU and good luck. Hugs, Marion

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  14. Omg, this is so beautiful! Thanks for playing @ CTO!

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  15. Awww, this is so cute Jenny! I love the papers and layout and the image is gorgeous. Beautifully coloured too :) Sarah x

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  16. HI Jenny...what a gorgeous card and I love your faux stitching.pretty papers too.
    Thank you for visiting my blog and for your lovely comments

    Anne

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  17. Just totally cute Jenny! xx

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  18. Gorgeous card Jenny, soooo pretty! You've done better than me....my cute little sewing machine is still firmly in its box!! Your stitching is fab though! Wedgie xxx

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  19. Beautiful card!
    Very sunny and cheery!
    Thanks for joining CTO this week!

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  20. What beautiful details, love the bright yellow and your image is just so sweet! Thanks for joining us @ CTO this week for our "Thinking of you-use a flower" challenge :)

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  21. Loving the colors, images and the stitches. Thanks for sharing it with us at 4 Crafty Chicks.

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  22. Jenny, beautiful as always. So translucent. Thanks for joining in the fun at Lets Ink It Up this challenge!

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  23. Gorgeous card! Thanks for joining us at 4 Crafty Chicks this week for our Monochromatic challenge!!

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  24. Hello Jenny, love your gorgeous card! Thanks for sharing it with us at Deep Ocean challenge blog this forthnight.

    Hugs, Franz.

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  25. Stinkin' adorable - love the stamp! Thanks for joining in the fun at www.CropStop.com

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  26. nice monochromatic piece...thanks for sharing it with CropStop!:)

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  27. Love all the different patterns you used!!! Loving the yellow! Thanks for playing with us at CropStop!

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  28. What a sweet image, love the bright yellow and layout. Tracy xx

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  29. Beautiful card and great stitching.Thank you for sharing your favourite things with Penny Black and More @ Allsorts and good luck x Susan x

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  30. Lovely card. Love the bright colors. Thank you for sharing and joining in at LIIU. Hugs, Velma

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