Wednesday, 7 September 2011

I used the sewing machine!

Hello and I hope you had or are having a lovely day.  I'm pretty excited as I have finally sewn on a card!  It has taken me ages to get the courage to try this .... and its so (sew he he he) (pardon the pun) easy!

I'm not sure how you are supposed to 'finish off' the ends but I just snipped them, the tape on the back of the cards should hold the stitching in.

I have used a really gorgeous Tiddly Inks stamp (that I purchased last night .... oops she just fell into my shopping cart ... couldn't very well tell her to get out now could I?)  Her name is Lilli Claire - Did you hear.

I have coloured her in copics ... can't remember the exact colours as I was doing it at the kitchen bench this afternoon whilst my daughter was 'cooking' in her play kitchen.  No nap today ... so had to get some colouring in somewhere.

The leaves are a cuttlebug die, had never used it before but so glad I had it as it matched perfectly.  The Autumn Wishes sentiment is a Magnolia sentiment that I won from Jacque's Joie de Vivre a while ago.

The little piece of patterned paper is from Kaisrscrapbook and it's called Sea Spray.

I hope you like my card .... I'm quite happy with the simplicity.  I love this little image and there are some more of this gorgeous little Claire that I would love to get my colouring hands on ... so they are on my wish list :)

I would like to enter my Autumn (Fall) card into the following challenges:-
Tiddly Inks - #64 Goodbye Summer/Hello Fall
Everybody Art Challenge - #158 Autumn
HLSC Challenge - #38 Autumn
Lexi's Creations - #48 Autumn
Stamp With Fun - #127 Autumn

Thankyou so much ....happy crafting :)


  1. This is lovely Carly, well done for the sewing and for getting it straight (I can't sew straight for toffee!). Carol x

  2. Love this Carly!! Isn't the stitching FUN?? I do it on almost 99% (if not more LOL!) of my cards. So worth the extra effort! This is beautiful!!

    Thanks for playing along with us this week at TI!!

    Crafty Hugs!

  3. Great card, well done on the stitching - think I actually swore at my machine yesterday lol.......

  4. Super card Carly. I have only used 'real' stitching on a card once, maybe twice so I am no expert:0) but what I see on your card looks just fine to me. Love the colouring on the image, very well done! Thanks for joining us at Lexi's Creations this fortnight.

  5. Your coloring is fantastic Carly! I love all the stitching you did too! Gorgeous and thanks for joining us at Tiddly Inks this week!

  6. Schön und die Blätter passen gut dazu.
    Vielen Dank für deine Teilnahme bei EAC.
    Liebe Grüße Doreen

  7. Such a great fall card and your sewing is wonderful! So glad you could join us this week at Tiddly Inks!

  8. OOOh good for you! I still haven't had the nerve to sew (with a machine) on my cards and your stitiching is fabulus! Adorable card! thanks for joining the Tiddly Inkers this week. xxD

  9. oh this is awesome, i hand stitch on my cards as the sewing machine just plain scares me so yey you!!!!
    thank you for coming to play with the tiddly inkers again this week hugs Lou xxxx

  10. Wonderful job! Your sewing looks great! Thanks for joining us for this week's Tiddly Inks Challenge.

  11. Ohhhh, that is gorgeous Carly...lovely all around!

  12. Gorgeous job. Just adore the colours on your image and the DP panel you placed her on.

    I use a "real" sewing machine too, not a crafting version. I try to start and finish in the same space then split tie the two start strings and the 2 end strings together in a few knots just to be safe.

    Thanks for joining our Fall Tiddly Inks Challenge.


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