Sunday, May 2, 2010

First Ever Stitching on a Project!

I got a sewing machine for Christmas from my parents, and I've hardly had time to even look at it, but after I started making this card, I decided it needed some stitching on it. I started playing around with scraps, and then I went for it. Can you see it around the edge? The ribbon was a bit tricky, and it ended up a bit crooked, but still, I'm pretty stoked! Can't wait to stitch on more projects! I wonder if I'll ever use the machine to sew fabric? The cool jeweled flower is a bit that broke off of one of Ailis's hair doo-dads, and it's been floating around my house forever. It fit perfectly inside the rhinestone circle frame, which fit perfectly on a round chipboard piece I've had and forgotten about for at least 3 years! Don't you just love using up scraps?

As on the last post, I was playing with using bright colours with Kraft cardstock for a Design Dollies challenge. I also used a card pattern from the Card Patterns Sketch blog (#61), but I think I missed the deadline for that one. It was a nice simple sketch, just what I like.

Supplies (CTMH): Exclusive Inks stamp pad in Smokey Plum, Say It In Style My Acrylix stamp set, rhinestone circle frame

Other: unknown card base, pink and Kraft cardstock, orange paper, ribbon and chipboard piece, jeweled flower from hair thingey
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  1. this is gorgeous! i love the bling!! thanks for joining us at the dollies! p.s. wtg on the stitching!

  2. hot, Roxy! love the kraft, too!
    you did a fabby job on the stitching (much braver than me!), and i just love the addition of the hair bling!

    by the way - since you hadn't already POSTED your card, i'll let you off the hook and consider this "new" - just don't tell us the next time you made a card "yesterday" (projects are to be created NEW for the challenge, not just new in general), 'cuz we'll never know! hee hee :)

    thanks for playing again with us at Design Dollies, chickadee!

  3. Wonderful card and great use of the colour challenge colours!! The sewing looks amazing!! It always amazes me how much sewing adds to a card or LO!!

  4. This is gorgeous, I love the sewing and lucky girl for getting a sewing machine for christmas, and yes I wonder if your machine will ever sew fabric. Thanks for playing with us at the Dollies. Melxx