Saturday, 21 July 2012

Getting back to normal....

.....well not really.  Are you guys sneaking your ironing into my mountain??  I'm sure it's getting bigger no matter how much I do!  But then I haven't caught up from the holidays yet.  Also we had a birthday this week.  My son is now officially a teenager and not just a practising one! 

Don't worry this wasn't his birthday card lol!  This is my entry to Less is More which has a theme of sewing.  Ahhh run to the hills!! 

Perhaps not as I'm really happy with the result.  At the moment I don't have a sewing machine, something I would like to rectify as I love the effect of sewing on cards.  Any recommendations for a machine suitable for cards and small fabric gifts/cushions etc?

Anyways my card is a Whisper White base.  Whisper White can feel a little thin to be a base but it works well if you add a mat of cardstock to the front and inside.  It's also nice to put some decoration into the middle of your cards, don't you think?

Can you guess where the petals for my flower are from?  They are the wings from the Bird Builder Punch.  Neat huh?  

I've used Everyday Enchantment Papers.  We have a promotion on this month to receive a free ribbon/brad bundle when you spend £45.  The bundle matches these papers and if you missed out on them during Sale-A-Bration then you have the opportunity to buy them now.  Have a look at the flyer on my side bar and I'd be happy to help you out with your order. 

I used the 1/2" circle to punch out a centre for my flower and added a small Basic Rhinestone.  The stem is Certainly Celery punched out again using the Bird Builder Punch.  

For the sewing I've used my Pear Pizzazz Stampin' Write Marker to draw around the petals and stem.  I roughed up the edges of my panel with my Paper Snips before attaching it to a matt of Pear Pizzazz.  I added a flash of patterned paper to the top corner to bring out the pattern in the petals.  The sentiment is from Teeny Tiny Wishes stamped in Pear Pizzazz. 

It was nice to get back into crafting today and the Less is More challenge.  I've missed it!  I was starting to get twitchy fingers!! 

I'll show you my son's card tomorrow.  Hope you are having a lovely weekend, my ironing board is nagging me to get back to it.  Can you iron and craft at the same time?  Perhaps not!!  Take Care. x

Supplies Used
All Stampin' Up!

Card - Whisper White, Pear Pizzazz
Stamp - Teeny Tiny Wishes
Punch - Bird Builder, 1/2" Circle
Stampin' Write Marker - Pear Pizzazz
Designer Papers - Everyday Enchantment
Other - Basic Rhinestone

If you would like to order any of the above or the other supplies from the current catalogues then please get in touch either by e mail or call 07827923123.  I would be delighted to help you with your crafty projects.  A parcel of lovely goodies could be winging it's way to you direct to your home in the UK!  Like receiving freebies?  Then check out the latest promotion of a ribbon and brads bundle if you spend £45.  Our fab new promotion for July.  Also still time to take part in the We {Heart} our hostesses for even more free goodies!! 


Kathyk said...

Cool idea using wings - crafters are an inventive bunch!


Chrissie said...

This looks great!
Your 'stitching' looks fab!
Thanks so much
"Less is More"

craftattack said...

Beautiful card, very elegant, love the colours, too! I don't do any ironing since my iron tried to brain me last year by springing off the top shelf of my closet....Valerie

Anonymous said...

Great card, love the colours.

Mandi said...

Super flower, the faux stitching looks FAB
Thanks very much
"Less is More"

Victoria said...

Love these innovative petals and the stitching is fab! Good luck tackling the ironing mountain! (Honest, mine is still at my house.. I'm ignoring it at the moment!)

Suze Bain said...

What a great idea for the petals Aileen and fab faux stitching! xx

Jenni's Jems said...

Once more you show your inventive side and it works beautifully will bear this idea in mind! x

Bonnie said...

Your hand "sewing" is marvelous, Aileen! I love your pretty flower. Wouldn't it make a sweet quilt square?

Loli. said...

Hola Aileen welcome:D, very bright card, perfect for summer, remind me a patchwork design, very fresh look, well done Aileen:D!
Impossible ironing and crafting, sadly :D.
Hugs from Palma

Jenny said...

That's a clever way to make your flower and love the faux stitching.
I would recommend the machine I have from John's there own compact design and comes in a few diffrent colours. Great for small sewing projects and cardmaking/scrapbooking :0)
Jenny x

Sigrids kreative ART said...

Great idea! Never thougt of using the wings as petals :o)


Keep It Sweet and Simple said...

Wow! This flower is amazing - love the stitching and such a clever way to make the petals. I would never have thought of that.
Caroline xxx

Violets Corner said...

Such a clever idea Aileen, it's a fabulous card!

Warm hugs

scrappyjen said...

very pretty and simple. love it jenx 68

Lynne said...

Smashing card and your faux stitching is super.
Lynne xxx

Faith A said...

Aileen this is lovely, AND a great idea, love the stitching too.

Just caught up with more of your projects, Love them ALL

Gillian said...

Fab card Aileen. Great job of the stitching.


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