Tuesday, 24 April 2012

Measured With Kindness

Hi guys,  This should be the last sewing card for awhile!  I have to admit that every time I picked up these dies, they reminded my of days gone by, about my Mom's sewing machine when I was a kid and I just thought "vintage."  The papers I picked here are no exception, if you don't like that vintage look, this may not be a card for you.  I also have to admit that this is the card that I bent Mom's sewing machine needle on too.  Can you see the zigzag seams between the different papers?  It bent where I put the black zipper rose, that was lucky, huh!  The lovely lady at Scrap and Stamp in Inverness, Florida, Vicky Turner, gave me a needle to replace my Mom's. 
Wasn't that just so nice of her! 
This is a great card layout to help use up some of the old scraps of decorative papers you have lying around (yes, I know we all do!).  I taped them to a piece of copy paper and then sewed the zigzag lines between them.  I distressed all the edges to help make it look more vintage using the edge of my scissors.  I added a piece of black guipur lace and attached it to the back of the card.  I tied a bow out of three pieces of black vintage ribbon, spritzed it with water and crumpled it to get a shabby chic look and attached it to my lace in the corner.  I added a piece of natural twine and a black zipper
rose.  Next I stamped my sentiment then cut it out of "milk" coloured card. I cut a second swatch the same size and  I inked them both with antique linen while still in the die.  I used one of Sam Poole's sewing stamps to stamp the swatches too, giving them both a bit of texture.  I added some old buttons from my stash to the sentiment swatch.  I cut the sewing machine out of black card.  While still in the die, I inked it with clear perfect medium.  I popped it out and embossed it with clear powder to bring out the detail on the machine.  I mounted it on the second swatch.  I mounted both swatches on my card at offset angles for interest.  I added a few more buttons in the upper corner to complete my card.  I hope you like my take on a vintage themed sewing card.

Just a quick note before I go, I am doing the POTW shows on Create and Craft this Friday the 27th beginning with the launch art noon.  I hope you can tune in to watch.  I have had many comments from followers of the blog outside of the UK about the shows.  I just wanted to let them know that
if you aren't in the UK, you can still watch online at www.createandcraft.tv .  The shows are live so you just have to work out what time it is where you live when it is noon in England!  If you have any questions, just email me at americansue1@gmail.com   Watch this space for some sneak peeks later  this week too!  All for now, Sue x

193 comments:

Celina Dee said...

Good Morning Sue,
So pretty, never thought for one minute these dies would be so versatile
Waterford

Patricia said...

Good Morning Sue,
Again another fantastic Card, do not mind how many like this you show us they are great.
Oh! but I am really lookking forward to the sneak peeks of what is to come on POW. Only problem is........... how much money I am going to spend.
Have a Great Day

Patricia xx

Maryann said...

I absolutely LOVE this card here, and I think, it´s a shame, if it´s the last one for a while he he he, but ofcause it´s also nice to see something else too. All you ever do is awesome, so I´m sure, it´ll be as great as well.

Hellma said...

Another stunning card Sue, you never stop amazing me in that no matter how much i think i don,t need that die set, that i really do need it. Thanks.

debs said...

Good morning Sue, I just adore this card love the colours and the zip flowers I have made my own ones I had sum old zips in my sewing box cut them in half and then gathered them upand then you have a zip flower. Looking forward to fridays POTW. Take care Sue

Debs xx

Jenny L said...

Hi Sue,
fabbbbbbb card. I love all the different papers sewn together. Thank you for all the tips you give us. I need more pennies to enable me to buy more lovely papers. I won't be able to buy the pick of the week this time as I still have to pay for the last one. Still looking forward to watching my fav demonstrator though. Have a great crafty day everyone.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

kim dixon said...

Great idea for using scraps, I have loads! Another lovely card and I will be watching on Friday for the POTW, can't wait x

Pam said...

Morning Sue, this card is lovely. I didnt think this set of dies was for me but I was so wrong. You amaze me with how many variations you can come up with. I too am looking forward to your POW shows on C & C.

mags said...

Really lovely card Sue. Love the vintage feel to this one. Just super.
Mags
x

Eemeli said...

Beautiful! My grandma used to have a sewing machine like that so this bring memories from my childhood :)
The layout keeps everything light and that zipper sure is the cherry on the top! Great work Sue, once again, hope you have a fantastic day.

Hugs from Finland, Eemeli

melanie said...

Stunning card ,I thought there was a POTW coming as when I put Spellbinders in search it came up but no pics of dies I won`t be about on friday so will have to hit record .Melanie

BridgetCG said...

Great card Sue, love the colour combinations and composition. Looking forward to POTW, not sure if I can buy much, but the inspiration will go down well. xxx

lestim said...

Good morning Sue, such a beautiful card, I love the vintage look. I didn't. Think I would have a use for these dies, but have been proven wrong so I have had to cheat and use my Robo for the machine shape. Will be watching on Friday with CC at the ready. Best wishes, Lesley x

Chris said...

Hi Sue,
Love this card and everything vintage. Roll on Friday, can't wait. I'm actually getting tingles of anticipation.
Chris X

shampylou30 said...

hi sue this is gorgeous dont think i can get fed up with these types of cards but all of your cards are fantastic so keep them coming sue xxx

englishrose897 said...

Hi Sue, love the card. Must try these die out. Sally

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the wonderful card Sue, also thanks for the news we'll be seeing you on Friday. Great!! The shows can get quite boring with the same people on, looking forward to the bresh of fresh air that is........ Sue Wilson! YAYYY. Mabex

auscrafts said...

lovely card Sue ,I worked for many years in the sewing industry as did most of my friends so these cards are perfect for them

Felicie said...

Another stunning card Sue.I love these dies and colour combination.
Felicie

Macca said...

Morning sue
What a wondeeful card, I have these dies so I'm going to do my own version this morning (got no sewing machine). Can wait for friday POTW, but my other half isn't. Only cos I have you on all the time and I record you........lol. (no tv for him next week)
Xxx

Julia Watts said...

Great Card. You're getting very good at sewing! Love, Julia xxx

Lucy said...

It's 11:05 p.m. where I am, so I'll say "good evening, Sue." You can keep doing these sewing themed cards as long as you have ideas, as far as I'm concerned. They resonate with me, too. I'm all for using up scraps and these came together beautifully.

Thanks, too, for the info about your show. I'm going to figure out the time difference now and hope to be able to catch some of them.

KellysKards said...

Lovely card. I love the little sewing machine. I will be watching on Friday.

jean.phillips1 said...

Morning Sue

Love this card, never get tired of the sewing ones! Must dig out my sewing machine and try using it on my cards as I don't use it for anything else! Can't wait for a peep at what you are bringing us on Friday, hope I won't like it but know there will not be much chance of that! Looks like the bank balance will be taking a hammering again! Love Jean x

Corinne said...

Morning Sue Lovely card coloure combo really cool recorder set for friday POW my Mum used to have a sewing machine similar too Hugs Corinne

nattyboots said...

WOW what a great way to use up all the old scraps ,looking forward to the shows Sue i have already hit the record button .Elaine H X

Lynnus said...

A stunning card - love it! x

Ria said...

Hi Sue
Another great card these dies will be ones I will get out time and time again.
I still have not had time to use mine yetas too many other things getting in the way, I will have to change that.
Ria

bhavana said...

I love this card, for me too, reminds me of my mum and her Singer sewing machine! Your very kind in sharing your projects with us every day, so thank you!

Sonia Jones said...

Another lovely card. I love these sewing crds they give me ideas for when i make mine! Soniax

occasionali said...

A great way to use scraps and the zipper roses just fit this card perfectly. Really looking forward to your POW. Setting recorder as I type.

jacqui said...

Great ideas as always.

hazel said...

Morning Sue another stunning card again i really do like the sewing cards you keep showing, can't wait until friday for the potw show xx hazel

Carole Z said...

Absoutely stunning card Sue, the more I see you use these dies, the higher they are on my wish list! I'm working Friday, so will have to record the first POTW show :(...C&C have you scheduled for today as well, you hadn't said anything, so I guessed it was wrong, but still have sky+ set!! Hugs, Carole Z X

ang said...

lovely card love the zipper rose thanks angxxxx

Victoria said...

This is exactly 'my' type of card! I also learnt to sew on an old Singer machine!

Clare said...

Lovely card, love the sewing dies. Looking forward to your shows on Friday.

Clare x

Penny said...

Hi Sue
Please dont apologise for using this great die set, I love it!!!!
Have bought the set based on the wonderful creations you have made. My cards may not be as WOW as yours but I love them all the same.

Maggie said...

Hi Sue
Another fabby card love the sewing dies they are on my wish list too! Like you they bring back memories of Mum sewing and teaching me I used to sew all my own clothes and my daughters also home furnishings!!! Now crafting has taken a different path...but I love it!

Christine Hussey said...

Morning Sue, another lovely sewing card and the vintage look and feel does it for me. I too can't wait for Friday (wishing my life away I know lol!) as its always exciting to have you on our screens and watch the master of Spellbinder creations at work. Hope we get a sneak peak! Have a good day everyone! Hugs Christine H x

Karen said...

Love this card, the colours are great. Took me a while to "get" the zipper flowers, but they do look great on a card like this one

Anonymous said...

Hello Sue. Another lovely card even if you are not into the vintage look, this card is still great, look into it and see how you can make it work with your style.
love Mondays card also. cant wait for POW, Bren

Linda said...

Hi Sue, Absolutely Gorgeous, This is in my view 'Perfect' I am away this weekend as its my birthday on Sunday so I will miss your shows, very annoying! Linda x

Jan said...

Great card Sue, lovely colours and I just adore the slightly distressed look. Soon be Friday and more inspiration and of course the "I wants" will appear. Looking forward to watching you on C&C. X

ValJ xxx said...

Good morning Sue and everyone. Not my sort of card but love the lace and the bow. Better get the credit card spruced up for Friday!

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue, Your sewing cards are great, sewing has always been a hobby of mine so i particularly like the sewing theme. I like all of your cards and if i do not like the colour i change it. i am looking forward to your POTW show on Friday . Thanks Yvonne xx

Astrid Maclean said...

Great card but then I love vintage.... That zipper rose is just perfect for it!

Kazbomps said...

Hi Sue. I have loved all your sewing themed cards and you could keep them coming as far as I am concerned. Cant wait for the pow and all your fantastic demos and inspiration. Karen x

baconbits said...

Hi Sue,
Well i am slowly coming round to having these dies on my wants list - the cards that you have created are definately pursuading me.
TFS
Hugs
Amanda x

Penny said...

Sue its truly beautiful, these are the colours I love. You never stop to amaze me.

Thank You x

dutchess said...

I have been waiting for this one Sue I loved it when I saw it as a sample....thankyou this will be such a help as my lovely friend is a quilter and her birthday is soon so a version of this will be perfect!!! looking forward to seeing you friday!!!!(not my credit card though LOL ) take care Margaret

Sue Yorkshire said...

Morning Sue

I love the layout on this card and the colour choice. Love how you have embossed the sewing machine

Looking forward to seeing you on Friday and C&C have capped postage until the Sunday too!!!

Sue xx

Christine said...

I do like this card, you manage to find great ways to use things that I struggle with, and the card could easily be used without the sewing elements, it's a nice base for any theme.
Thank you, Sue
Christine
x

Marianne's Craftroom said...

I love these cards. The zigzag remins me of my Mum's pinking shears. Good luck with the shows.

vicky37diddy said...

wow wow wow love the vintage look sue and the dies cant wait till p.o.w. friday 27th hugs vicky x

hollyberry said...

Good Morning Sue
This card is beautiful the sewing dies have proved much more versatile than I thought.Love the lace on the card-gorgeous!Can't wait for the sneak peaks or for Friday.

alimecca said...

Another lovely card. Whilst I'm not a big "sewing" fan, I'm sure I can use the layout for plenty of cards. Do love the colours though. Looking forward to the shows on C&C.

Kathy said...

Hi Sue - this is one classy card, love it! Can't wait for Friday so good job there are going to be some 'sneak-peeks'. Kathy x

Jane in Spain said...

Can't wait for my dies to arrive - love what you are doing with them!

nzillingworth said...

Hi sue
yes we all made do and mend more in my mums era. Didn't waste a thing. smashing backing papers. and love the zip flowers. I have started to cut buttons off old clothes, always come in useful. Another great card. Well done Sue
born again spellbinder
Nadine xxxhug
nzillingworth@hotmail.com

Lydia Jordan said...

Morning Sue,
What a good idea for those scraps of paper we keep. Think I'll try this in another format as I.m not a fan of these dies,
The card is very pretty though.
Lydia
X

Cornish Emma said...

At the moment im in a vintage and button addiction on all my projects so this just jumps out at me and i love it.
Cant wait for the new POTW on C&C for some more lovely spellbinders, my collection is fast growing.
Emma

Maggie said...

Love these dies and all sewing themes. I must find the sewing sentiment stamps now!! Counting the days till Friday although my husband is a bit scared!! xx

Cazann49 said...

Hi Sue,A fab card as usual!! I love these dies,,they will have to go on my wish list, which is getting longer and longer!!! Cant wait to see you on CR&CR on fri...was having withdrawals from not seeing you or your stunning cards...it must be a few weeks since you were on...Will be setting the record button..prob now is have got to the point when I will have to start deleting your shows to get more on cos running out of memory..lol Have a great day...xxx

lindyloo12 said...

Another great card with lots of stuff to add interest to it.

Sandra F said...

Super card Sue. Looking forward to the POTW shows starting Friday.

xx

deniseann said...

Hi Sue, another lovely card wish I had your talent!! Its mens cards I struggle with. Seem to have crafters block at the moment. Perhaps friday will inspire me

Adele said...

Great card Sue :)
Can't wait to see POW on Friday...so excited LOL!!!
Hugs
Adele

deniseann said...

Hi Sue. Another lovely card, wish I had your talent. Seem to have crafters block at the moment. Its mens cards I have trouble with. Perhaps friday will inspire me.

Nikbee said...

Another fabulous card. I love the zip flower.
Nikki x

Debby Berry said...

Sue,

Very clever and fun. My grandmother used an old singer, while my mom used a Kenmore... blast from the past, eh?

Cheers,

Debby

Jackie D said...

Hi Sue,

Another lovely sewing card and I like the way the embossing has brought out the design on the sewing machine. Now I am keen to know what is in the pipeline for this weeks POTW!!

love from Jackie D

Redanne said...

This takes me back a long way, my Nan had an old tredle Singer sewing machine and I used to love playing on it - it did not sew but it was fun. Your card is gorgeous and the zip flower really sets it off.

hazel said...

This is such a lovely card.
xxx Hazel.

Rosemarie said...

Morning Sue, Great card, it also reminds me of days gone by. My Mum had an old hand sewing machine on which she made absolutely everything, no electric ones in those days. Looking forward to Friday.

Love Rosemarie xx

nancyd said...

Hi Sue,
another great card I used to sew a lot but not so much now I may pull
out my old machne and sew some cards as it adds dimension.
Nancyd x

loftylass said...

Hi Sue - I love all your sewing themed cards (please don't stop!!)
It was this card on the show that prompted me to buy the dies - I just fell in love with it because it evoked such memories.... tfs
Hugs
Heather
x

Cdteach said...

Yet another beautiful card with a sewing theme. Love the stitched backing paper.

Jan

Mary at Doghouse said...

Wow Sue
What can I say another super card. The sewing machine reminds me of the Singer machine my mother had which I still have not working very well

Craftycat said...

This is lovely and definitely a good idea for scraps. I NEED that sewing machine die!! x

AnneRD said...

Hi Sue. This a true 'sewing' card. The stitched background gives an authentic patchwork feel. Like some other commentators I did not think there would be a lot of use for these dies, you are proving me wrong.
Anne x

sarah hyett said...

Hi Sue, another Fabulous card, love the backing papers.

Sarah h x

marg said...

Hello Sue
Yes I love Vintage.... especially the French images.... but this is such a pretty card
LoveMarg

Ladock girl said...

Lovely card Sue, like the vintage look alot. I am soooo looking forward to Friday as well. Love Linda xxx

lilygee said...

Full of character and charm Sue - a card you'd want to keep forever.
love lilygee

evis said...

Hi Sue. Love the card. Can't wait for Friday. Will be watching your shows today as well.

Lesley H said...

Another lovely card, glad to see you are on C&C on Friday, can't wait.

Anonymous said...

Good Morning Sue

Love this vintage look with the sewing machine. Really like the way you have stitched the background papers together. I use my mums sewing machine too, for lots of different things but I've never tried stitching paper before except by hand.
The sewing machine on the card has lovely detail and always reminds me of my grandmas singer sewing machine which worked by hand and not electric. Cant wait to see whats in store for Friday. Hugs Rizwana xx

Toni said...

Another nice take on these dies, you have shown so many variations on a theme. How do you think of them all. Looking forward to seeing POTW and maybe some sneak previews beforehand.
Toni xx

fluffycat said...

Hi Sue, really like the patchwork-style of the background papers and the black lace and bow but I'm still undecided about the zipper roses.
Looking forward to seeing what you bring us on Friday and hoping to be able to get something this time round.
Frances

Claveh said...

Beautiful, and quite vintage in style. I love it.

salem said...

fab card dies are lovelly

CRAZYCRAFTSHED said...

Hi Sue
Another fabulous card
Hugs Dianne xx :)

Lizzie said...

Hi Sue
Another beaut love the colour ways.
You can buy sewing machine needles that sew leather I use mine when stitching card etc as i had bent a few befor clocking on to using my leather needle LOL!
Can't wait for the sneak peeks
Thank you.
Lizzie (serial copycat)xx

Kate's Cards said...

I love it and these dies!!! xxx

martine said...

hi sue
what a lovely card i love these dies xxx
martine xxx

Pearl said...

Sue all your cards are lovely, including this one! Like how you have made a patch work of bits of patterned papers.
Love Pearl x

Christine Harrop said...

I love how you have used that zip to make a flower. I have quite a lot of bits and pieces in my sewing cabinet and you have certainly given us some ideas of what do with them. This really is a great card.

gwen70 said...

Really love these dies Sue, so versatile. If thats the last of these are we getting a peep at the new ones being released on Friday

yorkielass said...

Hello Sue,
Another fabulous card, love everything about it, so glad that I got the sewing dies. My Mum had a treadle sewing machine, and this card has brought back happy memories. Will be watching the POTW on Friday, good to see you back on our screens.
Have a lovely day.
Hugs June x

jane stillman said...

love this card Sue, and what a lovely thought from the person who sent you a replacement needle. Can't wait for Friday, take care, and hope you have a great day x

Lelly Jelly said...

Love that sewing machine -reminds me of my Mum's old black and gold Singer Machine.x

Sue Lewis - Paynter said...

Hi Sue
Love the card i have these dies so will b able 2 recreate sumthing similar thx 4 tips will b recording shows on fri

Oksana said...

Hi Sue, lovely card. So like the vintage theme! I am on countdown till Friday!x

Carolyn B said...

Lovely card again Sue. I'm looking forward to the show on Friday.

Carolyn x

Ita said...

Hi Sue another fab card i love the vintage theme,and as you say this also reminds me of when i was young my mother was great with her hands and made all our cloths on the singer machine,which i still have the base of,my sisters also loved sewing and it is still a running joke in my family,that i can noe sew a button on a shirt.My Grand mother was a Fashion desinger and ran her own buisness even though her keft hand was deformed
looking forward to seeing on T.V. Friday
Smiles
Ita

Ann said...

Hi Sue

Fabulous card I do love the sewing elements fantastic way you have done the little sewing machine ?? did you sponge over with embossing ink whilst still in the die???
Must try this one

Hugs Annx

Cumbrianlass said...

Hi Sue, a wonderful card, I like the use of different paper stripes, and the colours are just right.
I know what you mean about old sewing machines, I learnt to sew on my Nannas Treadle machine, and I loved it.
Janet

rachel said...

good stuff - I love these sewing ones! hugs Rachel xx

Jennynurse said...

Hi Sue....What a FAB card this is. I love everything about it.The more you look at it....the more you see!! I think that a few ladies of a certain age...will remember using their Grans sewing machine so for me this was a lovely trip down memory lane!! THANKS

CraftyJo said...

Another great sewing-themed card, it's all beautiful.

eileen.fj said...

Hi Sue
This is a really great card-love the vintage look.
Eileen x

CraftygasheadZo said...

Gorgeous I love the tones of card and those papers. Fab detailing too. Zo xx

Anthea said...

Hi Sue, another great card, cant wait till Friday.... xxx

Sue Parish said...

Oh Wow Sue, I think you left the best till last! This is my new favourite card - simply stunning and I particularly like the colouring. Must get my old Singer out and try the stitching - I might be better at stitching cards than I am dresses!
Sue x

nmty said...

Hi Sue, this is lovely, I really love the colours and the vintage look - the embossing on the machine is stunning. Don't think my credit card can take another potw, but I am sure I will not be able to resist a look.
thanks for the heads up.
norma

Sonia said...

Hi dear Sue :) What's a beautiful and elegant card.Full of lovely details!
Hugs,
Sonia

JoanB said...

Hi Sue,

Another great card. I love the way you heat embossed the sewing machine it really brings out the detail. Looking forward to seeing you back on the tv again,can't wait for Friday!

Joan B.

Heather said...

Hi Sue
I never get tired of seeing the sewing cards because they are all so different. This card is no exception it is brilliant. I am away on the weekend so might miss the show but will try on line hopefully things won't sell out by Monday.
hugs x

YorkshireLass said...

Personally love the vintage look - can't wait until Friday :)
Sarah

YorkshireLass said...

Personally love the vintage look - can't wait until Friday :)
Sarah

Cinders said...

Good afternoon Sue,
A really lovely vintage card, I love the backing papers that you've used, the stitching on them reminds me when I first started work (well not straight away as I started out in the cutting room before learning embroidery on massive Schiffli machines and then onto the sewing floor)learning how to use a sewing machine on paper with no thread following different lines and then with the machine threaded and following a drawn circle and swirls before being let loose on the fabric!!! I remember feeling really stupid having to walk the full length of the machine floor holding pieces of paper full of tiny holes :)
Have a great day
Caz xxx

vanessa said...

Hello Sue, what a great card yet again, take care vanessa xx

Marlou McAlees said...

hi Sue, another super card, love this die set and adoring your zipper flower :) x

frances joy said...

another gorgeous card! :)

PlumTuckered's Paper Plays said...

Vintage is my favorite! Your card is perfect and your stitching is fabulous!!

CathyinMN said...

Great card. Love that lace and the black zipper rose.

joy said...

Hi Sue love the card its great .
well pick of the week me think it be a very short week then. lol Bet you be all sold out be monday.
it a good job i off work on friday.
can't wait.
joyce.e

hazel said...

Afternoon Sue
Stunning card as always.looking forward to the sneak peeks of what it to come on Friday.Take care Hazelx

Sparrow said...

Oh Sue you are a tease. How many POWs have you got this time? How long before the first one sells out? Perhaps we ought to have a sweepstake?

john said...

hi sue another fantastic card cant wait until friday to watch you on create and craft!!

Glass Daisy said...

Another lovely card Sue. Look forward to seeing you on the box on Friday.
Sonia x

angie said...

love the flower and bow very pretty. cannot wait for potw on friday

jean said...

hi sue hope you are well, love the grunge look and steampunk ideas its my fav style though not as good as you ,still keep trying ,take care .

trish said...

The sewing machine looks gorgeous with clear embossing powder.It really picks up the detail.

Marie said...

I still love sewing cards. Your use of the zipper is great!

Hugs,
Marie Fix

Vick McClean said...

I actually adore all your sewing cards i really love the look of them. I'm into vintage and lace, ribbon etc so anything like this is very appealing to me and so on trend at the moment, keep up the vintage haberdashery projects!!! love your blog too Sue, as you probably know, and your inspiration you give us daily!!! xxx Vick
the-artful-codger.blogspot.com
YT Vixcrafts

craftycarol said...

Hi Sue,
love this card its got the wow factor.
Love Carol x

jayne denver said...

hi sue love the colour wasn,t to sure about the sewing dies when i saw them .
But like this very much can,t wait for friday.
take care
jayne

hotpotato said...

I just love your cards and look forward to seeing you on C & C

Jan said...

I never tire of the versatility of the sewing dies, I really think this is great with the vintage theme, always takes me back to good times had in sewing class and halcyon days! Well done and thanks again for the ideas.

sue said...

Hi Sue, another lovely sewing card which, I love. These dies are so versatile arn't they and my sewing fiends would be glad to receive this one.

Looking forward to POTW on Friday but will not be around for some of the days, never mind there is always record.

Forgot to say congrats to all the winners.
Lv Sue M xx

Jane said...

Another Lovely card looking forward to the shows. Hope it don't sell out before I get home from work.

Jane xx

Planetsusie said...

Love this card Sue - the papers look just like pieces of material and the machine just looks so real. I thought it was a charm!! I have always put fancy buttons on my cards (thinking that they had to be!!!) however these plain buttons look absolutely great and very natural. I am dreading Friday because my husband will be moaning about the parcels AGAIN! He is convinced that the floorboards are about to give way because of the weight and amount of items.

Hugs Sue Pass xx

Anonymous said...

I just love this card Sue, the papers are wonderful, can you get them here? can't wait for a peek at the POW.
God bless
JanNxx

May said...

Love this card Sue, fabulous zip flowers, and those dies are just perfect... Hugs May x x x

AnnR said...

This is lovely, Sue cant wait fpor Friday.

Vie Carter said...

Great card Sue

I will be watching on Friday - can't wait

Vie
x

sheila said...

So creative with these dies, like how you think out of the box.
Looking forward to Friday, wishing you the very best for a brilliant show.

Anonymous said...

Another cracker Sue - where do you get all your wonderful ideas from?
Best wishes
Beverley W

sued99 said...

I like this one a lot especially the opportunity to use up odd pieces of paper.

leggyvix said...

Another lovely card sue. What a good way to use up all those leftover? pieces that we all have.You have given us some good ideas Once again.

Linda said...

Beautiful Sue! I have one of those sewing machines in my loft inherited from my mother-in-law. I can't sew but it hold lots of memories for hubby! Your card is beautiful and I love the zip flower with the ribbon!

Hugs
Linda xxx

craftylisa said...

hi sue another stunner,wouldnt normally go for these dies but the cards you have made from the sewing set have won me over i think they will have to go on the WHANT LIST lol.the list is getting bigger everytime i see your daily cards .thanks for all the inspiration.
hugs lisa x

lin70 said...

Wow what amazing cards you make hun.
Hugs
Lin
XXX

Margaret said...

Hi what a wonderful card and the instructions as always so clear easy to follow. Looking forward to Friday!

Margaret

Vicki Sharkey said...

Hi Sue,
can't wait for the show, will just have been paid AND loads of birthday money burning a hole!!! Weyhey!!
I really love the vintage look to this card but I never get it quite right, I think your papers are the key! Just don't have them round here. What brand are they?
Vicki :)

Nanna Tina said...

The more I see these dies the more they will end up on my growing longer by the day wish list, looking forward to Friday hope the bank card will cope ha ha. Love Tina x

Hanneke said...

What a great vintage style card! Love the colors and details! Hugs, Hanneke

snapdragon25 said...

Love this. Now these colours really appeal to me. Wish I had the time to make more Spellbinder cards, they really are classy. Love Hil

happy2craft said...

Hi Sue and fellow bloggers,
I love your sewing cards, this one is lovely, love the zip flower on this style of card, will have to buy some of those now, lol. I have actually had a play with mine and posted my first sewing card, all credit goes to you Sue, thank you.
Looking forward to Friday, like everyone else, cannot wait for sneaky peeks, lol.
Best Wishes to you Sue, and to all of Sue's bloggers.
Happy2craft

Anonymous said...

Hello Sue, more great inspiration with my favourite dies. They also remind me of times gone by. I have my Mothers old machine just like this one and it still works. Martina

Barbara said...

Love it when you make vintage/shabby chic cards!Spellbinders will have a rise in profits this weekend with you on our screens. Have missed your wonderful demos!!!

crafty lady said...

Evening Sue
Well another great card, My Sister is good at sewing she would love this, wish I had Friday off so I will need to watch when I get in from work.looking forward to seeing whats coming up in the shows. Hugs Fiona P xxxx

Beverley said...

Hi Sue
just love the sewing themed cards that you make, i think they are so oldy worldy and perfect for a retired seamstress,
love Beverley

Sue B said...

Good evening Sue,
Another brill!!! card love them all, makes me want these dies & would be quite nostalgic as like many other followers of your blog I also learnt to sew on an old singer machine but one with a treadle. really looking forward to more shows with you on C & C recorder is set.
Sue B

Joan said...

Another lovely card Sue your Ideas are inspirational hugs Joan xxx

Teresa said...

This is stunning!
Teresa xx

jordiegirl said...

Another super card Sue.

Can't wait to see you on C&C on Friday.

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue
Yet another lovely card.

Grimsby Chris

brenda said...

When I first saw this set of dies I thought I would never use them, however after seeing all of your beautiful samples I have completely changed my mind x

sheila stokes said...

A gorgeous card,love the colours and the sewing machine. Best wishes, Sheila. x

Lorraine said...

oh wow i am loving this one Sue the zipper roses work so beautifully dont they love it xx

jennywren1947 said...

another super card as i do a lot of sewing these cards look great 2 me love them chris xx

Tracey Harrison said...

Fab card....can't wait until Friday!! Xx

nannapat said...

Mmm! love the vintage look Sue. Looking forward to POW. Pat x

Carole RB said...

Hi Sue

I really love your card. Nice vintage look

magpie said...

Hi Sue love the sewing card. Reminds me of the 60's when my mum also had a singer sewing machine when she made/knitted our clothes but she became more of knitter as the years went on. She still does at 81, but just baby things now!But then my mum-in-law sews so this would be an ideal idea for her birthday in Sept....it will take me that long to do it if I start now! love karen x ps look forward to seeing you on Friday, the timers already set! xx

magpie said...

Hi Sue love the sewing card. Reminds me of the 60's when my mum also had a singer sewing machine when she made/knitted our clothes but she became more of knitter as the years went on. She still does at 81, but just baby things now!But then my mum-in-law sews so this would be an ideal idea for her birthday in Sept....it will take me that long to do it if I start now! love karen x ps look forward to seeing you on Friday, the timers already set! xx

magpie said...

pps couldn't believe it when I saw my name as a winner! I was just glad to be able to come on this website after you mentioned it on c&c, giving everybody the chance to see all the beautiful cards that you make. I was in awe of how quickly you made them! This "age thing" of remembering things has a lot to answer for so thankfully we can all just come here to be reminded! Take care Sue & best wishes to everybody being a lucky winner too! love karen x

SUZYD said...

STUNNING CARD,GREAT USE OF SCRAPS OF PAPER.SUZYD X

Rufus said...

super vintage, shabby chic card. Love the pretty way to use up scraps!!
R/

Bhawana said...

fabulous card. you literally create magic with such shapes. I loved your paper lace as well.

nikkib said...

Awww that was so nice of her to give you a new needle to replace your Mum's.... lovely card again, I must must must get my thesaurus out and learn some more superlatives as Nice and Great arent enough anymore... really looking fwd to Friday, counting down the hours already.....

Shazza said...

how nice of the lady to replace the needles. Great card, love the lace and stitching x

Helen O said...

Another stunner Sue, Love the way you have highlighted the sewing machine, love the colour ways and layout, thank you, cant wait till Friday hope its something new and exciting Helen O xxx

Emily H said...

I just found your blog. It looks awesome! You have so many followers! Thanks for sharing your talent. :)

Emily H said...

I just realized you are super duper close to having 3000 followers!

crafty creations said...

This woulkd be a great card for lots of my sewing friends - just love it

Su said...

Really pretty card Sue, love the sewing machine - reminds me of the one my mum used to have!

Soop (Su)

Becky Dunham said...

Love love love this card Sue! That zipper flower is so gorgeous - I really need to try that! Love the sewing machine and the sentiment - so sweet!

Cassieajh said...

Sue I love this one it reminds me of my other love - sewing.

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