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Friday, April 01, 2011

Happy Mother's Day

Good morning folks....this is early I know but I have lots to do today so a couple of posts first. I sat up til stupid o'clock last night(as Faye would say) finishing this card....I hope my mum will like it...she doesn't do character ones. This is my first card using my new sewing machine...it might me a bit to get used to it as some of the knobs and levers are not in the same place as my old one and it seems to not go right into the corners...so if anybody can give me any tips on how to make it stitch right into the corner rather than it pulling round the corner that would be great. I think I will have a bash at zig zag next....oh I am easy pleased!!
The papers are from MME - So Sophie Charming collection which really are beautiful...may use them a lot over the next couple of week as they are my favourite colours too...brown, green and blue...I just love that colour combo!!
The image is a digi but to be honest I cannot remember where I got it..coloured it with copics and added some glitter. The message is from Hero Arts. I have entered the following challenges.

Sketch Saturday - sketch
Allsorts - special lady
CYDA - mum
Creative Inspirations - mum
The Crafty Pad - mum
Cupcake Craft Challenge - flowers for mum
Paperplay - mum
Crafter's Companion - aqua and brown
Stamp something - digi


Fi
x

25 comments:

melsanford said...

This is beautiful! Fab colours and papers :-) Love 'n' hugs, Mel xx

Debbie said...

Gorgeous card Fi, those roses and papers are stunning.
When I sew I go down in a straight line and when you get to the corner, you leave the needle down in the paper/material and lift the foot and turn paper to then go down the next side, you DO need to leave the needle IN the paper tho. If you do this the corner will be very crisp. Debbiexx

Paula said...

Lovely card Fi. Thanks for joining us at Crafters Companion challenge blog!

http://paulaholifieldcrafts.blogspot.com/

Jo said...

Fi, this is beautiful, your Mum will love it.
I can't give you tips for sewing, my machine hated me that much that it committed hari-kari and is now in sewing machine heaven!!
You've done a marvellous job though.
Thank you for joining in the fun at sketch saturday
Jo xx

Debs said...

Gorgeous card Fiona - love what you have done with the image.
Thanks for playing along with us at Allsorts this week.
Good luck.
Debs xx

Wishcraft said...

Gorgeous card Fi :o) Love the image and those papers look lovely... I'm not looking too closely though - I just ordered some more papers a couple of days ago and I CAN'T let myself buy more! Lisa x

Tracey T said...

Ooh Fi, I do like this - it's great to see something a bit different. The stitching is lovely, too. I agree with Debbie about stopping at the corner, keeping the needle in and turning the paper. I should do more stitching on my cards 'cos I love the look but I often can't be faffed getting the machine out of the cupboard! Hugs, Tracey xx

xxxtglxxx said...

This is so striking, beautiful colours and what a great take on that sketch! :)

Love this Fi - really stunning, love the stitching and the cut out image.

hugs

xxalisonxx

Doreen said...

Stunning colours in this gorgeous card.xxx

The Crafty Den said...

Hi Fi, what a gorgeous card. I love the image and papers you've used. Definitely a card any mum would be delighted to receive. Thanks for joining in with my challenge over at cupcake craft challenge this week. Hugs, Denise x

Grenouille Greetings said...

Oh so pretty Fi. Love the simple image against the fancy layout! Hugs, Lesley

Annika said...

wow...the intricate cutting job alone is enough to impress the socks off me! Fab card!
Hugs!
Annika

Sandra said...

Gorgeous card,love the image and what you've done with it,great take on the sketch....thanks for joining us this week at Sketch Saturday,

Take care
San x

weewiccababe said...

wow Fi, this is so unusual and really stands out - I love it
Debz
xx

Nina Macaulay said...

Hi Fi what a lovley card, i'm sure your mum will love it :O)
I had to laugh when you mentiond 'Stupid hour' Lol I'm going to have to start uing that frase too :O))
About your sewing machine, if it still 'rounds' the corners even when you leave the needle in the paper at the corner then it means that your top thread is too tight, try to adjust it and do some tests on scrap paper until you find the right setting. I had the same problem with my machine :O)
Good luck!
Have a good weekend
Hugs Nina x

Barbara said...

What a precious card! I love the card design, it is so unique. These colors are my fav too. The stitching just adds to the charm of your card. I agree with the tips that the other ladies had for your corners. Nina had a good suggestion too...test your thread tension. The stitches should look even and not be pulling. I use my old machine for crafting so I can keep the needle sharp on my good machine for cloth sewing...just a thought. Have fun with your machine.Thanks for joining us this week at The Crafty Pad for our "Mother's Day" challenge. Hope you will join us again on Sunday for our next challenge. Don't forget our mid-week challenge too..lots of wonderful prizes offered :)

~♥~The Navy Wife~♥~ said...

Oh this is so LUSH! I love all the layers and the colors are so beautiful! Thank you for playing along with us at The Crafty Pad this week, & don’t forget we are running an additional special two week altered CD challenge too! Hope to see you again on Sunday!

Donna said...

Incredibly pretty card and such lovely added detail! Thanks for joining in the fun with us at Cupcake this week :) Donna x

Jennifer said...

Beautiful card Fi, have a great weekend! xx Jenny xx

Abi said...

Wow Fi, this is just amazing & I think the sewing looks amazing. No tips from me - I don't DO sewing! But this is an absolute stunner for me, don't know where you find the time lol! xxx

annyvials said...

Love that card Fi, it's beautiful and the triangles are a lovely different touch. I agree with most on here, keep the needle down in the paper before you turn corners and your tension does look a tiny bit too tight and it's pulling the corners over try loosening it just a bit. Still a gorgeous card.

Ann

coldwaters2 said...

Absolutely gorgeous card, the colours and image look super thank you for joining us at Aud Sentiments
Hugs
Lorraine x

Daisychain said...

Beautiful card, love the colours you have used. Thanks for joining us at Creative Inspirations this time. Hugs Christine x

Jenni said...

Lovely card Fiona, thanks so much for joining in with the challenge at Creative Inspirations and good luck in the draw.
Jenni x

Wendy - Anntaurus said...

A really beautiful card Fiona. Thanks for joining the CC Monthly Challenge.

Wendy -x-