Sunday, 6 September 2015

Sew Special

Stamping Sensations challenge this month is 'Sew Special' and we're sponsored by Sizzix with a fab prize so hope you can join in with us!
Here's my card -
and as the challenge theme suggests it's all to do with sewing!

The papers are from Melissa Frances' Classic Elegance' pad.
Distressed and stitched the background paper onto grey then white card before adding all the different layers.

All the distressing done with Pumice Stone DI or Weathered Wood DI.

I turned down the corner of the third layer before hand stitching the button Then machined the whole layer three quarters of the way round onto the base card.

Rolled up some material scraps and stuck them behind the turn down to imitate fabric rolls.

Added some lace and some cream seam binding ribbon, hanging the metal scissors charm from the centre of the bow.

All the stamps were from a free set with a card making magazine and the buttons are from my stash.
Other Challenges -
Come and Get It - Buttons and Bows
House of Cards - Stitching
Allsorts - Lots of Layers
Not Just Cards - Anything Goes
CFTH - Anything Goes
Crafty Calendar - Anything Goes

Thanks for taking the time to pop in today. I am home for a few days from the middle of this week so am looking forward to catching up with all that you've been doing whilst I've been doing my 'duty' elsewhere! x


McCrafty's Cards said...

Gorgeous sewing card Viv I love all the embellishments
Kevin xx

Stamps and Paper said...

Brilliant card Viv and sewing lady would love to receive all the embellishements


Sally H said...

A gorgeous creation, Viv! I love everything about it! The vintage feel, the colours, the papers and the stamps! Gorgeous!

brenda said...

Been loving this one since you popped it on the blog Viv, really like the sift greens and all the little coordinating elements you have incorporated. Decided as a diversion from last weeks performance to watch Stevie in his new league, was like watching pain dry, not the same as or game at all.

B x

Canonbury creations said...

Viv this is a masterpiece! I love all the detail, especially the little rolls of material abthe colours are so complimentary!
Val x

Jacee said...

Wonderful! I love this design, all your little details, fabulous!
hugs Jacee
Simply Paper Card Design

Lynne K said...

A really beautiful card, Viv! I just love the colours and all the gorgeous details. So much work gone into it.


Sarn said...

Oh. My. Goodness! This is sewwwwww good Viv.
You are the master of this vintage chic kinda vibe.

Hugs, Sarnie xxx

Sue said...

Such a beautiful card Viv. I love the images, gorgeous colours and wonderful design.
Sue xx

Kathleen said...

This is one fabulous creation, love all your bits and bobs and your colour choice.
I have nothing sewing related.

Kath x

pinky said...

Oh my word this is so pretty Viv. Love the embellishments, love the little rolls of fabric, love the colours and the perfect stitching. Think I just love it!

Meggymay said...

A beautiful card Viv, the details are lovely.
Yvonne xx

Pat said...

Hi Viv, I apologise for not having been by recently but I thought that you would be away for the month with no time for cardmaking but I see you have still managed to post a few and this one is absolutely gorgeous. I love all the fabrics and stitching and the pretty little scisssors charm and the buttons together with the sewing themed stamps make this a fantastically creative card. I will be back sooner next time. x

Pat said...

p.s. I'm sorry if you have received two versions as I wasn't sure if the first had gone through! x

Jackie said...

Wonderful card for the sewing theme Viv. I admire anyone who can sew or knit, neither of them get on with me or me with them :o)
Jackie xx

Eve said...

WOW-WEE!!! your card is absolutely STUNNING Viv - love it, love it, love it!!!
I did giggle to myself as I was reading your instructions you said 'all the distressing done with pumice stone' and I thought - that is very creative but then realised you meant pumice stone distress ink - doh!!! Yes I know that I'm stupid!!
Eve xx

Pia S said...

Oh what a fabulous sewing themed design! I've got those papers and stamps, love what you've made with them, and the pieces of fabric is such a clever detail. Love it!

Bunny said...

I love the charm and the tucked in swatches of fabric. It reminds me of the years I quilted. Beautiful creation. Thank you for joining us at Come And Get It challenge. Bunny DT

Mynn xx said...

This is SEW darling! I LOVE all the stitching, the soft colors, and the vintage feel! Gorgeous creation! Thanks for joining us at House of Cards! HUGS! :) Mynn xx

brenda said...

Hi again VIv, many thanks for linking up to Allsrts, fits our theme perfectly.

B x

SewPaperPaint said...

This really is an amazing and clever card! Just takes my breath! I love it so!

Sara said...

Stunning!!! Thanks for playing along with Crafting With Friends

N-Eva said...

Oh this is beautiful, what a lovely card. Such a wonderful creation with great attention to detail. Thanks for joining us at Come And Get It challenge.Neva

Michele K. Henderson said...

I LOVE this card! The color palette, the design, and it is perfect for our challenge! Thanks for playing along with us over at House of Cards!
Take care!
Michele, HOC DT

Unknown said...

Hi Viv - WOW! What a stunning card - loving all the elements you've used. Great design. Thanks for joining us over at Crafty Calendar this month. Hope to see you again - good luck!
Bev (DT) xx

sue t. said...

This is the ultimate use of the stitched theme!! BRAVO! Thanks for joining us this month at the House of Cards!

Unknown said...

Great sewing themed project - love the vintage feel too. Thanks for joining us over at Crafty Calendar this month. Hope to see you again - good luck!
Bev (DT) xx

Moni said...

Beautiful card!!! Come and join us in our " Sewn with Love" challenge at Quirky Crafts.

Karen said...

Absolutely stunning! The layers, the texture, the stitching - it's fabulous and the sort of card I would love to be able to create but it's not a style that comes easily to me. Thank you so much for entering our September Stitching Challenge. I hope we see you again for the October challenge Karen P (DT House of Cards)