Sunday, 15 April 2012

Hem Your Blessings

Good morning everyone!  It is Sunday morning and I know that I usually announce the winners of the comment game, but since I am away at Ally Pally at the moment, I need to postpone it until Monday afternoon.  Sorry about the delay, but the good news is that we will have extra winners this week since we had some posts with over 200 comments this week!  In the meantime, how about a sewing card done in Kraft card.  I just love kraft card and find myself reaching for it all the time.  It distresses great, takes the ink beautifully, coloured pencils look fab on it, and it is reasonably priced, what's not to love about it! I used another patterned kraft for the bottom of the card and a kraft card ribbon for a border.   I cut three dressform dies out of patterned kraft card allowing the pattern to end up randomly on the dressforms.  To bring them out a bit more against the background, I cut three dressforms out of "milk" coloured card to use as shadows behind them, just peeking out a bit.  On the background, I used some of Sam Poole's brilliant sewing stamps and randomly stamped them using a coffee archival ink pad.  I stamped a sentiment in black and I inked the edges with walnut stain distress ink.  I used my Mom's sewing machine to sew a zigzag around the top edge of the background.  This was my first attempt at using her machine so I ended up with a wide zigzag (I had wanted it to be a bit tighter, but after I played with it a bit, I figured it out!)  I had some lovely black velvet ribbon that had a bit of a lace woven into it that I brought from my craft stash.  I used it to ruch down the side of the card.  I added a few old buttons that I found in my button stash to the top and bottom of the card.  I tied a bow with some black American seam binding and added a fancy button to it.  I added the bow to my ruched strip right where it met the paper ruler border and a couple of crystal stick pins for an accent.  I finished the card with black PVA glue dots all the way around the edge to frame it.  I just love the sewing themed cards,  just wish I could actually sew!  All for now, Sue x

174 comments:

Patricia said...

Good Morning Sue,
Another stuning card.
Do not have these dies as yet but I feel a purchase coming on.
Have a Great Day at Ally Pally.

Patricia

Rufus said...

Fantastic! Love the kraft card with the black, the shadows behind the manikins and that ruched ribbon.
R/

Jan said...

Now this is different Sue, I love the kraft card and the distressed look. Love it. Hope you have a great time at Ally Pally.x

Debby Berry said...

Sue
Again you have created a fun card the Ally Pally show was great fun.

Razzamajazza said...

Hi sue , another amazing card! I am so glad I watched you on c and c and found out about this amazing blog and all your inspirational ideas! Like I said when I emailed you I had crafted for 9 months because I was working and studying but since watching you I have reopened my craft room and even 3 days with the grandchildren staying hasn't stopped me! It's my birthday soon and I have a wonderful birthday wish list for people to choose my presents from thanks to your blog! Lol! I am going to push ahead and finish my last assignment do my studying is complete and then I can just play with my birthday treasure! I.e dies!lol! Jx

Anonymous said...

I really like the vintage look of the kraft card, will have to try and source some. This is a lovely design as usual.

Best wishes, Edwina

Anonymous said...

Hello Sue, Love this card too, I also like the kraft paper look, I got my sewing dies recently and am thinking of actually using my sewing machine as accents, Thanks for all the ideas which you so generously share with us all Mabex

Carole Z said...

Morning Sue! What a lovely card, I too have really like using Kraft card again lately. It was great to meet you at Ally Pally yesterday and watch your demos; I had a super time & spent too much! Hugs, Carole Z

Kazbomps said...

Hi Sue. Another lovely sewing themed card. Who would have thought there could be so many different ways to use these sewing dies? Not me thats for sure. Will have to buy these soon. Karen x

melanie said...

Stunning card ,I`m sure you will soon master the sewing ,have a another great day at Ally Pally .Melanie

Missmizog said...

Hi Sue
Hope you are having a great time at Ally Pally, i so wish i could get there,
Love this card, so many people i know come to mind when i see these dies.
Have a great Sunday everyone.
Sue

Bhawana said...

you are superb in using such shapes. Loved the way. N Card is awesome.

Jenny L said...

Hi Sue,
another superb card. Must try a version of this. Pity I don't have the kraft card, but will try it with some other papers. Hope you have another wonderful day at the Ally Pally. Thanks for sharing your fabbbb creations.
Hope you have another wonderful day at the Ally Pally. Have a great crafty day.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

zerena said...

Morning, like the style of this one, andthe colour combination. Hope all goes well at Ally Pally. Zerena.

shampylou30 said...

lovely card i love kraft card and you have shown me new ways to use it have a great time at ally pally sue xx

Jayne59 said...

Morning sue
This would be so out of my comfort zone but it is very effective. I really like it

Hugs

Jayne

sheila said...

Love the kraft card which is new to me.
The fantastic ribbon.
the different slant on the sewing dies xx

Felicie said...

Another stunning card.I love it.
Felicie

baconbits said...

Good Morning Sue,
It was fantastic to spend sometime with your yesturday at Ally Pally.
I like the card used and ribbon but am still not sure on the maniquins. But well done for the sewing.
TFS
Hugs
Amanda x

englishrose897 said...

Lovely card sue, good to see you demoing at AP. hope your hand heals soon.. Sally

jucrook said...

Hi Sue. Had a great day at Ally Pally yesterday and bought lots for my stash including two visits to your stand! (the second trip you served me and learned how to take a card payment!). I love all of your cards and saw many in real life yesterday - they are all stunning. Love today's card and it makes me want to come back today and buy even more but I can't :-(
Have a great day - cant wait for tomorrows blog. Ju

Pam said...

Good morning Sue and everyone, another lovely card today. I saw these dies on C & C and did not think I would be able to use them - how wrong was I. I have enjoyed every card you have made with them, I look forward to your next variation.

Elaine said...

Wow fab card. Just love the layout and colours. Hope you are having fun at ally pally.
Elaine x

Elaine said...

Wow fab card. Just love the layout and colours. Hope you are having fun at ally pally.
Elaine x

Maryann said...

Another awesome creation here again Sue. I just sooo love all your work and this one is soo cool, really gorgeous work hun.
Have a wonderful sunday.

Hellma said...

Sue todays card defo makes these dies add to my ever growing must have list, thanks for your inspiration.

Heather said...

Good morning Sue I so love this card I haven't tried using Kraft card yet but the more I see of your samples the more I want to use it. I bet your stand was the busiest at Ally Pally have a great day and thanks for still giving us the inspiration even though your busy.
Hugs x

dutchess said...

Morning Sue and I hope Ally pally has been a great success I do wish I could go!! I love the card it just looks so right on Kraft card all those tone on tone is just perfect....hope you get a rest Monday! take care Margaret

Lesley H said...

Have a great day today!!! love the card so on trend.

Lesley

jean.phillips1 said...

Morning Sue
It was lovely to meet you yesterday and must say all your cards look even more stunning in reality than they do on TV or the computer! Love this one too, Hope you have a good day at Ally Pally. Love Jean x

Karen said...

Haven't used my Kraft card yet so this is just perfect timing, I like the combination of colours. Hope you are having a great time xxx

ValJ xxx said...

Good Morning Sue and everybody. Like the colours but not the dressforms.

lestim said...

Morning Sue, such an inspired used of these dies, I also love craft card and have been known to visit a certain Swedish store and wrapped my purchases upin there free wrapping paper, it works really well with inks etc. I'm sure
You must be having a great if tiring time at Ally Paly, do you have anymore events planned? Take care, best wishes, Les,eh x

lockedinmycraftroom said...

I too love kraft card Sue and I love the sentiment on this card.
Chris x

vicky37diddy said...

good morning sue

wow, the card is briliant, hope ur enjoying london x with love vicky

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue
beautiful card & as for the sewing I think you did good, so lovely to meet you yesterday (just hope you didn't get too crushed by your MANY MANY admirers/fans) around your stall.
hugs
Sandra (craftynan)

Chris said...

Morning Sue,
This card is great, I always look forward to ideas for using Kraft Card, and this one is perfect.

Thanks Chris X

Sue Parish said...

Good Morning Sue, This card is very up my street although I'm no dressmaker (never finished the one I started at school!) I love the look. Have Sam's stamps and succombed to the sewing elements dies at Ally Pally yesterday, along with a basketfull of ribbons from your stall. Hope you have another successful day today and this morning I am so wishing I was going again I can see I might be doing just that in the future! Sue x

rachel said...

Hi Sue - love the colours in this card and those sewing stamps are great too! Thanks for the inspiration! Hugs Rachel xx

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Thats so clever how you made the shadows behind. Loving kraft card too. Fab card.

Jane in Spain said...

Well, after seeing all your glorious sewing cards, I have finally invested in the dies! I blame you entirely for my depleted bank balance!

Just lovely, thanks

Shazza said...

beautiful card x

nattyboots said...

Yes this is a lovely card ,i love the Kraft card i must have a look where to get it from .Have a good time at Ally Pally Sue . Elaine H X

Sandra F said...

A different card Sue. I love the distressed look.

Lydia Jordan said...

Morning Sue,
Sorry to say I'm bucking the trend this one is not for me, its not possible for everybody to like the same things, however I do appreciate your great talent.
Have a good day.
Lydia
X

Doreen said...

This is just gorgeous,love the image and great design.xxx

Clare said...

Lovely card.

Clare x

Vicki Sharkey said...

I love this card,the antique distressed look is fab! I think I will have to have a go at a similar one this afternoon after I have painted the utility room (boring!!. Will give me something to look forward to.
Vicki:)

SallyRose said...

Hi Sue
Have just joined your site today, but have been looking for sometime. Just love your work and am now using my calibur much more and am addictive to buying dies. Have a lovely time at Ally Pally, I would normally been there but have spent to much already this month on craft so I better not come. Take care Sally

Kathy said...

Hi Sue - another beautiful card. Love the way you have 'shadowed' the dress forms - might try this with other dies. TY for all the inspiration you give. Kathy x

AnneRD said...

Hi Sue, Lovely vintage look and colours. The shadows on the dress forms are really effective. Anne x

Marie-Louise said...

Fantastic card. Love the shadow on the dress shapes. Very rich looking card.

Victoria said...

These dressforms are so unusual, but make lovely cards. Thank you Sue.

Rosemarie said...

Good Morning Sue,

I love this distressed look and the dressforms are great. A really lovely card.

Rosemarie xx

Lynnus said...

loving this one, kraft card here I come! x

mags said...

Another gorgeous card Sue. Everything works so well together. I agree that kraft card is great but somehow never seem to use that much on my cards.
Mags
x

Maid of Kent said...

Another stunning card. Lovely techniques the buttons are wonderful. Lol Ann

sheila stokes said...

Lovely card Sue, have a great day at Ally Pally. x

JanieG said...

Good morning Sue Sew inspired !
Ally Pally was great fun - budget completed blown but looking forward to trying out some of your fabulous cards today
- have a great day Janie x

debs said...

Good Morning Sue
Hope you are having a lovely Day at ally pally. This card is stunning and different like the distressed look.
Take care Sue.

Debs xx

Sue Yorkshire said...

Morning Sue hope you are having a great time at Ally Pally

Another lovely card wish my sewing machine was smaller I could use it for paper sewing. Did loads of dressmaking and upholstery in the past so sewing paper would be fun

Sue xxx

lainey said...

Hi Sue, this is fantastic!! love your colours and layout :) lainey x

sue said...

Morning Sue, another stunning card. Hope you enjoyed your day yesterday.
Lv Sue M xx

marg said...

Hello Sue
Love these colours and your design
Love Marg

scrapper said...

Like this one Sue. Great to see you at work at Ally Pally yesterday.
Got the micro beads and now just need time to use them!

Debbie Tinks said...

SUE LOVE THIS CARD

nzillingworth said...

Hi Sue
we have done it again. I made sewing card yesterday and used exactly the same die lol its so weird how we keep doing it. Love the shadow on the tailors dummy idea i will try on the next time i use it. Must get some of the tape measure ribbon, its great to finish the theme off. Hope your proud of yourself another great card. Enjoy your day still wish i was there.
Born again spellbinder
Nadine xxxhug
nzillingworth@hotmail.com

loftylass said...

Hi Sue - love the card - I bought these dies and am looking forward to using them - the craft card looks amazing. Hope you enjoyed Ally Pally. tfs
Hugs
Heather
x

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue.
Love this card - am now on holiday and have my GC/dies with me - will be using it as inspiration.
P.S. love the fact you can pronounce 'Aluminium' with such pleasure!
Belinda
braven@waitrose.com

Dawn Louise said...

Mornin sue, great card, love it all x

Linda said...

Hi Sue, ok I give in, I will be buying the sewing dies, they are lovely, and your designs using them are beautiful. Linda x

hazel said...

Morning Sue, lovely card love the use of the craft paper and the shadow effect on the dressforms. Like the sentiment too. xx hazel

yorkielass said...

Hello Sue,
This card is right up my street, my Sam Poole sewing stamps arrived this week and I can't wait to get started. Am waiting for the plumber to arrive, nasty water leak going on, so may not be today.
Love the shadow on the the dress forms, you give us so much inspiration. Have a great day at Ally Pally.
Hugs June x

Jane said...

I would love to own your craft stash box, the amazing stuff that comes out of it is never ending were do you find it all,I have looked all over for the velvet ribbon with the edge on it cant find it any were. Very effective card today.

Jane xx

alimecca said...

Once again - a lovely card. Not quite into the "dressmaking" theme myself but have to admit, it does look good when you do it!

cardstaylormade said...

beautfiul as ever sue....i love your papers,this card is very stylish.

evis said...

Morning Sue. A lovely card. I'll have to get those dies asap.

happy2craft said...

Good morning Sue, I am so envious of your fellow fans which managed to visit you at Ally Pally, if you are there next year, I am definitely going, as for todays post, brilliant, I like all the sewing themed cards, they are so homey, if you know what I mean, lol. Have a great day at AP.
Happy2craft

Lizzie said...

Hi Sue
Another great card i love the shadow effect I will try that on other things too.
Thank you
Lizzie (serial copycat)xx

Carol S. said...

Hi Sue, Another great sewing card. I am determined to make a memory box type item with the sewing theme. Great ideas. Hugs, Carol S.xx

Martina said...

Hello Sue loving your sewing themed cards. My dies arrived this week so I can play too.

ang said...

really lovely card, love the way you play with your stuff and turn things around best wishes angxx

Kate's Cards said...

Sue I am loving these sewing dies and the cards you are making with them. xx

occasionali said...

Loving the sewing theme. Haven't managed to purchase the dies yet but love using the stamps to create with this theme

Claveh said...

Another lovely card Sue, I am loving these cards with a dress making theme.
Thank you.

gwen70 said...

Love this card Sue, love the colours. Enjoy Ally Pally

Ria said...

Hi Sue
What a great card and great choice of colours.
I have just bought the sewing dies and am about to buy Sam's sewing dies. I can't wait to get started on them
Ria

Sue Pass said...

Hope you are enjoying yourself at Ally Pally Sue! Meanwhile, lovely card and I have just bought some Kraft Card (wow must be psychic - not) anyway, I just wanted to say that I think that the 'shadow' of the dress forms in the 'milk' card absolutely makes this card - it really stands out!

Hugs Sue Pass

Bean said...

Sue
I'm so glad you can't sew as you can spend all your time creating these wonderful cards.....
Pretty selfish I know but need my daily fix...
Bean x
Kraft is just the best

Anthea said...

Lovely card must try using my sewing machine on some card. Hope you have had a good time at the ally pally will have to visit the show next year.xx

Jackie D said...

Hi Sue,

Like you I'm loving the sewing themes at the moment and this card really shows off different techniques wonderfully well.

love from Jackie D

Celina Dee said...

Morning Sue,
So wish I was there actually meeting you!! I don't know where you get all your time but I don't sew and because of the way you use the dies and stamps I actually love them too.
Have a great day and can't wait for to see what you'll do tomorrow.
Celina - Waterford
PS Where can I order Kraft card online??

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
I'm singing in the choir again - what a fantastic card. I like the way you used a second die in plain card to act as a shadow. I thought these dies might be limiting when I first saw them but you are showing us how different they can look. Thank you.
Best Wishes
Beverley W

Lara B said...

Another great card!
Great inspiration for my stash of craft card, look forward to the next work of art!!
Thanks, Lara

Hanneke said...

Wow, gorgeous card! Lovely colors and dress forms! Hugs, Hanneke

Rita said...

Definately my kinda card Sue. Even the beautiful colours of card you have used and that striking bow is sumptuous. Enjoy Ally Pally. Hugs Rita xx

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Cornish Emma said...

Gorgeous, and i love kraft card, seem to be using in everything at the moment as it goes so well with any colour scheme male or female. I think the stamps work well with this card using the theme throughout. This card has a vintage feel to it.
Emma

Ale said...

Love this card ! Have a great Sunday
Alessandra

Ann said...

Hi Sue

Have a fab time at "Alley Pally" wish I could get there aaah!!!!

Lovely card I just got the Sewing elements dies am loving playing with them.
Hugs Annx

Ann said...

Hi Sue

Have a fab time at "Alley Pally" wish I could get there aaah!!!!

Lovely card I just got the Sewing elements dies am loving playing with them.
Hugs Annx

Sue Lewis - Paynter said...

hi Sue
My dies have now arrived so im goin 2 have a play wiv this 1 gr8 card hope u enjoy ally pally

Christine Hussey said...

Morning Sue, the kraft card is really growing on me so if I can get hold of some I must have a go. The colours work so well together and your sewing theme continues to give inspiration. Love the way you have shadowed the dress forms. Another great card. Enjoy AP today and hope everyone has a lovely crafty day. Hugs Christine H x

MARGARET said...

love the kraft card never used it will have to look out for it. Another beautiful card. Have a great day at ally pally.

Maggie said...

Hi Sue Great card the dress forms are fab and love the colour combo Kraft...been away so have some of your cards to cath up on ..have a great time at Ally Pally..one day I will get there!!!!

Maggie H

fluffycat said...

Hi Sue, I think this has to be my favourite of your sewing cards. Shadowing the dressmaker's dummies was inspired. If this is what you can do when you only have a small stash with you why do I have a room full of stuff and can't come up with anything half as good? :-)
Hope you have been enjoying yourself at Ally Pally and aren't worn out as we constantly need more inspiration. Any chance you will ever come up to Scotland? All the big shows are too far away for your many fans living here.
Frances

Sue said...

This is a truely lovely card Sue. Finally getting to grips with this 'blogging' stuff & have just become a 'follower'. Looking forward to further inspirational work. Enjoy Ally Pally - so wish I was there! Sx

Glass Daisy said...

Hi Sue,
A lovely card, so reminiscent of my childhood. Hope the weekend has been a good one.
Sonia x

Cinders said...

Good afternoon Sue,
I love this card and the dress forms, I don't have these dies but I do own a dress form die by a well known gentleman and I just love using it.
I used to be a machinest working for some top designers in the business and whom dressed the royals (mainly the gorgous belated royal)But ask me to make something now and I run a mile (never really enjoyed the job as it had to be perfect every single time, no errors or flaws anywhere) Lol
But I'm a complete nightmare now when I go clothes shopping as I can spot a flaw in the fabric or error a mile off.
Now the perfection is translated to my other crafts so it can take forever to complete lol
Have a great Day
Caz xxx

Buttons said...

AT LAST Sue!!!! I can open your blog properly!!!

Thanks for the suggestion of using Google Chrome rather than Blogger to view your posts. It has been SO frustrating to catch a glimpse of your masterpieces each week and not be able to see them in their full glory.

And today's post is no exception. Your eye for layout is second to none and you come up with such different ways of using die cuts.

It was great to catch up with you and the rest of the Creative Expressions dream team at Ally Pally yesterday. Getting to ask questions and see your work up close and personal was such a thrill and the ideas were so inspiring. Just need 36 hours in a day now! (and a never-ending pot of gold!!)

Thanks for being you and inspiring us. Hugs, Buttons x
http://pushingtherightbuttons.blogspot.co.uk/

Living with M.E said...

love the buttons on this card xx

craftylisa said...

hi sue
another lovely card and so different to your usual cards but beautiful never the less

hugs lisa

craftylisa said...

hi sue
another lovely card and so different to your usual cards but beautiful never the less

hugs lisa

FT2C said...

Who needs to sew when you can make cards like this.......just love it!

Hugs Wendy:)

CraftygasheadZo said...

Absolutely love this one, the colours, design everything, makes it a Zoe card for sure! Zo xx

JoanB said...

Hi Sue,
Hope the weekend is goping well for you!
Like you I don't sew but I like these cards so much I keep trying to think have I any friends I could make them for!
I loved the sentiment too.
Joan B.

salem said...

wow

nancyd said...

Hi Sue,
I like this card it is out of my comfort zone but I will be giving it a try as I sew and so does my daughter so it will be a good one for her.
Hope you are a good time at ally pally.
Nancyd x

nancyd said...

Hi Sue,
I like this card it is out of my comfort zone but I will be giving it a try as I sew and so does my daughter so it will be a good one for her.
Hope you are a good time at ally pally.
Nancyd x

Joesgrandma said...

Love this one too Sue. Hope Ally Pally went well XX

hollyberry said...

Hello Sue
Hope Ally Pally is going well.
Love the kraft paper-where can you get it from.Card is fantastic as always.

Marie said...

I love sewing themed cards. I need these dies also. Kraft is such a fun thing to use.

Hugs,
Marie Fix

Vie Carter said...

Lovely to see you yesterday at the show, got all I wanted apart from the dressform embossing folder which was sold out

I hope its back in stock soon

Great sewing card today

Have a good rest you deserve it, and have a great time when you go back home soon - will watch on 19th with interest for the new range

Vie
x

Maggie said...

Just wonderful! I love sewing on card and my machine makes it a doddle. Haven't tried on kraft card so that's another first. Hope ally pally is going well.

Ita said...

WOW WOW sue another work of art ,how you come up with all the lovely designs is wonderfull
Smiles
Ita

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue
Hope you have a good day at Ally Pally. Your talent is amazing. Thank you for sharing the blessing of your talent with us.

Grimsby Chris

"Talk to the Tail" said...

Oh Wow. This card is beautiful Sue x ;0)

"Talk to the Tail" said...

Oh Wow. This card is beautiful Sue x ;0)

Craftychris said...

Fabulous card. I haven't used Kraft card yet, must try and find some. I love the dressforms. I couldn't get to Ally Pally but I hope you had a brilliant and succesful time. xx

Marlou McAlees said...

wow!!! really loving this, would looking stunning in a box frame :) ♥

nikkib said...

Love the colour combo and love the sewing theme... hope you are having a great time at Ally Pally although I bet its busy busy busy.....

Lorraine said...

WOW THIS IS STUNNING SUE I JUST LOVE DRESSFORMS AT THE MOMENT XX

Lucy said...

Kraft+Black=My Favorite Color Combo. That ribbon is great. As always, you've added dimensional elements that really make the card exquisite.

Christine Harrop said...

Came here via Linda's blog (Creative Harmony) - everybody else seemed to do it the other way round! Love the way you have used these dies. Also love the kraft cardstock, which I haven't tried yet.

Toni said...

Another FAB card Sue, you are so clever at merging different techniques and making them look as though they were 'made for each other' Hope you had a good time at the show. Wished I had been able to go, I would love to have come and said 'hello' in person.
Toni xx

Mena Ireland(Galway) said...

Once again a fantastic card.love it.xxx

lindyloo12 said...

Another brilliant card Sue, I love how you shadow things, it makes them so 3D. I hope the show went well, I would love to go to it one day.

vanessa said...

Hi Sue, another great card, have a great day at the Ally Pally.

vanessa xx

Linny said...

How beautiful is this card Sue. Just love that colour theme too. linda x

Jan Caven said...

Hi Sue
I wasn't keen on teh sewing dies when they first came out but they are definitely growning on me the more I can see what to do with them and your card is another great example. Hope the show went well.
love
Jan

Cazann49 said...

Hi Sue..hope you're enjoying yourself at Ally Pally. I like this card especially the way you've shadowed the dies..really does make them stand out! I must add them to my wish list! Trouble is, it gets longer each day!..lol...Have a nice eve..xx

craftycarol said...

Hi Sue,
This card so reminds me of when I was a little girl,My mam used to make alot of my dresses and blouses.
It really takes me back to thoses days,Its sew beatiful.
Carol x

CraftyJo said...

Another wonderful creation Sue, love it!

liz spooner said...

Beautiful card Sue, just love the sewing ideas gives a lovely vintage feel to the card. Liz S.x

Carole RB said...

Hi Sue

Fabulous card.

Have a nice week

joy said...

Hi Sue
great card had a good day yesterday spent to much money again.
but my sister and i enjoyed it . Glad you go knot out of necklass.
joyce,e

Barney Bear said...

Hi Sue.....nice to meet you today at Ally Pally! I love this card...very chic! Will have a go at this one soon.
Take Care....Barney Bear xx

nesscraftyqueen said...

Love this sewing card, will be copying this soon. I have some old dressmaking patter paper that I am going to use and the freebie with this months Papercraft Inspirations happened to be tape measure tissue tape so I have all the components ready for some great sewing cards of my own!

Enjoy Ally Pally but remember to get some rest too, those exhibitions shows can be quite gruelling!

Crafty hugs, Ness x

AnnR said...

hi Sue I love the papers and ribbons, hope you have enjoyed ally pally.

crafty lady said...

Evening Sue,
Well another lovely card, where can we get these buttons they look great.
Hope you have had a good weekend bet you are a tired lady being at Ally Pally. Hugs to you Fiona P xxxx

Shahab said...

Hi Sue,
Your talent just shines through love the design and colours,
Thank you for accepting the card I made for you and for posing for a photo with me,today at the Ally Pally, it was an honour to have met you in person
Thank you once again for sharing your talent and ideas, God Bless,
Shahab x

FreshScentsScotland said...

Love this, as always a stunning card with a great combination of ideas xxx

Petra Jopp said...

Good evening, Sue,
This card is nice and the shadow is very interesting.
My favourite cards of this week are the Monday- and Saturday-card.
I hope you had interesting moments in London.
When will you be at a fair here in Germany? Maybe at the Creativa in Dortmund March 2013?
I hope it so much ;-)
Good night
Petra

Saffron said...

Hope you're having a rest after a very busy 2 days.

Saffron was delighted to see you and learn from you. She came straight home and got her dies out!

sheila said...

Beautifully designed card, the shaddow is extremly effective, makes the dressforms really stand out, craft card always reminds me of crafting from basics, only now with a new emphasis. Hope you had a reallyenjoyable weekend, bet you were very busy.

Christine said...

Lovely effects with the kraft card, I keep resisting, but this really makes me want to have a go.

Thank you, Sue
Christine
x

Linda said...

Evening Sue, I hope you have enjoyed being at the Ally Pally. Your card is fabulous as always. I do love the sentiment and I too love the Kraft card.

Hugs
Linda xxx

bali said...

Hi SUE. Hope you are recovering from the great show at Ally Pally. Great to see you and your live demonstrations. What i really admire about you is your warmth and patience when you show people what to do over and over again and you answer the questions so clearly.
AS i also said when i met you on Saturday your prompt replies to email is much appreciated too. Picked up many ideas and stamps and dies and.......
Today's card is wonderful.SEW ME Cant wait to get started with all my weekend buy.
LOL BALI.xx

bhavana said...

Now I have caught up, wow, what an stunning card! Some of the new dies that you have been show casing will now have to somehow make their way over to my spellbinder home!! Thank you for sharing, hope you had a great weekend at Ally Pally, looking forward to monday morning's post!

Barbara said...

Gorgeous card Sue, Kraft card will now be sold out on the internet thanks to you!!!
Wish you would come up to Scotland as there are lots of your fans up here dying to meet you.

SHIRLEY ANN said...

Another lovely card, have received all the latst dies including the sewing one so will be making a card this week. Hope you'll soon be back on Create and Craft.

Debra W said...

I love this sewing card! I think I will have to buy this set of dies! Debra

hazel said...

Good evening sue
This is a different card for you.It works really well.A card my Mum would love.
Take care Love Hazelx

Linda (Lindyloo) said...

'When will I see you again?
When will we share precious moments?
Will I have to wait forever,
will I have to suffer and cry the whole night through?'
Now, can't you see the 'Three Degrees' lined up and singing their hearts out in this delightful card today, or is it just me! Probably just me...yeah?!
Lovely, lovely card and I love the offset tailors dummies for depth.
Hope you had a fab day at Ally Pally today, its sounds like everyone who met you did. I read that you hurt your hand though, are you ok? Hugs Linda

CathyinMN said...

I really like the kraft and black with a bit of white. The runched ribbon, bow, and buttons really add a lot of interest to your card.

miislucky said...

I love this card! The kraft and black always go so well together but this really came out so well! Mimi

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue ,I love the sewing themed cards to as i have Sam Pooles sewing stamps and have been making some cards takeing bits from your creations your ideas are marvellous, may you have many more. Hope you had a great time at the Ally Pally show. Yvonne xx

Jen Shep said...

Fabulous card I love the textures and the colours

Jen Shep said...

Fabulous card I love the textures and the colours

Helen O said...

Fab card Sue, love the colours and layout, love the buttons and trim, thank you for sharing Helen O xxx

nannapat said...

Love this look Sue - I think I may be adding these dies to my stash. Pat x

CraftyLoops said...

This is stunning Sue. Lee xx

Craftycat said...

Again, love love love kraft card, this is fantastic x

Craftycat said...

Again, love love love the kraft and the shadows are great, must do this! x