Sunday, 8 April 2012

Sewn With Love

.Happy Easter! I didn't have any Easter cards so I hope you don't mind if we stay with our sewing theme for today too!  This card was a lot of fun using the new Bakers twine and some kraft card from my craft stash.  I had some kraft ticking background paper which I thought suited the sewing theme so nicely.  I did do a bit of stamping on the background first using some of Sam Poole's Vintage Sewing stamps, but it doesn't show up very well but it does add a bit to the vintage feel of the card.  I decided that it needed some texture so I used an embossibility folder on the top half of it.  Using Mom's sewing machine, I added a zigzag stitch around the top half also.  I did a bit of edge distressing with my scissors to bring out the vintage feel too.  I happened to have some paper ruler borders in my stash so I added one of those across the middle of the card.  On the lower half of the card, I stamped my sentiment.  I stamped my scissors on a small piece of kraft paper and cut them out.  I glued them on to my card but left the end of the scissors unattached to my base card.  Next I cut four of the thread spools, inked them antique linen and wrapped them with Bakers Twine.  I chose four of the colours from the new vintage selection .  I wrapped the twine around the spools until it covered them sufficiently.  The last one, I left about seven or eight inches hanging from the end.  I mounted all the spools across the top of my card and used the leftover piece of the twine to swirl down to where my scissors were mounted on the card.  I tucked the end through the open scissor end and glued it into place.  I tacked the twine in several spots with a drop of Cosmic Shimmer clear glue.  The card was matted and layered with black card and finished with black Cosmic Shimmer PVA glue dots around the edge.
It's Sunday and time for the comment game winners for the week.  The three  winners are:
Ladock Girl!!!
Gay Richardson!!!
Eemeli!!!!

Congrats to all the winners this week.  Please email me with your postal address to claim your prize.  All for now, Sue x

151 comments:

Jan said...

This is so in at the moment Sue,a really unique card. Love it.x

Becky Dunham said...

Another sweet card Sue! Love this one as well. Congrats to the winners :)

auscrafts said...

different ,but I like it

Patricia said...

Happy Easter Blessings Sue,

Got this die set yesterday, so am very happy to get great inspiration.
I think I might add a bow or rose somewhere.................!!
Have a great Day

Patricia

shampylou30 said...

love this card it is a card i know a few people would love thanks for the inspiration sue xxxx

Pam said...

Another unique card but its nice to be different sometimes. Happy Easter everyone

Felicie said...

This card is so beautiful Sue,I love it.
Felicie

Razzamajazza said...

Good morning and happy Easter sue, my mum would love this card she used to work in a textile factory as one of their machinists! Think that will be fab inspiration for her birthday card! I love it too because it is different! I love experimenting and making cards and effects people don't expect! Can't wait for tomorrows card! Jacquixx

lestim said...

Happy Easter to all, I decided not to get these dies when they were on C & C but now I wish I had. I didn't think the sewing theme was for me, how wrong I was. Guess I had better start saving for more dies. Have a great day, Lesley x

Jenny L said...

Hi Sue,
Happy Easter. Another brilliant card. I love the backing paper, it reminds me of the old material they used to have on the pillow cover. That felt like a blast from the past. The older members of your blog will now what I'm talking about, but the younger ones may never have seen the pillow covers like these. Any way Happy Easter to all, and Happy Crafting to everyone.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

melanie said...

Happy Easter love the card .Melanie

sandra(misty) said...

Happy Easter
Love the card some more dies I need I will never be rich in money only friends

Chris said...

Happy Easter Everyone,
I love the papers used on this card and I have Tim Holtz papers similar but wasn't sure how to use them. You have given me some ideas now, Thanks Sue,
Chris X

ValJxxx said...

Good Morning Sue and everyone. Doesn't ring my bell again . I really love pretty flowery cards and realise now I'm stuck in a rut. Hope everyone has a happy Easter.

Jane in Spain said...

lovely card again, Sue

Missmizog said...

Another different card.
You have such an imagination.
Happy Easter to all.
Sue x

kim dixon said...

Another brilliant card, happy Easter Sue x

Clare said...

Lovely card, I love the way you've made the cotton reels.

Clare x

Mel said...

Beautiful card loved watching you again on CC
hugs Mel x

YorkshireLass said...

Great card Sue - but think if can't have vows and flowers maybe a couple of knots will be on mine lol
Happy Easter to all!
Sarah x

jean.phillips1 said...

Morning Sue

Lovely card again, my dies arrived yesterday so think today will be a 'play' day. Happy Easter to you and your family. love Jean x

lainey said...

lurrrrve this Sue!!! lainey x

lockedinmycraftroom said...

Another lovely card Sue.
Chris

Joesgrandma said...

Happy Easter Sunday Sue! Simply Beautiful card! XXX

Anonymous said...

Happy Easter!!! Hope its a lovely one and restful too. Loved the card
Celina - Waterford

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Another gorgeous card, love the baker's twine reels.

Victoria said...

Very inventive card Sue.

Anonymous said...

HI SUE
REALLY LOVE THE CARD, I LOVE A LOT OF SAM'S WORK AS WELL,SO TO SEE SOME OF HER ITEM'S BEING USED IS GREAT, IT'S ALWAYS GOOD TO HAVE A DIVERSE INTEREST IN CARD MAKING AND YOU SHOW HOW IT CAN BE DONE TO IT'S BEST ADVANTAGE YOU GIVE INSPIRATION TO ALL. HAPPY EASTER TO ALL MY FELLOW CRAFTERS.
HAPPY EASTER SUE TO YOU AND YOURS
TAKE CARE SUE
KIND REGARDS FROM SAM x

hazel said...

Morning Sue I Sew love this card. lol. its absolutesly stunning. xx hazel

Kazbomps said...

Hi Sue. I didnt get these dies because I didnt think I could use them but having seem some of your amazing samples I am changing my mind. This is another great card. Love it. Karen x

Doreen said...

This is just gorgeous,love the layout and fabulous papers.xxx

Anonymous said...

good morning all stunning card as always. my grand-mother used to be a tailor and passed her skills down to me and i will be making lots of cards sewing related. thankyou for passing your skills on to us.

Lynnus said...

Love it, my dies arrived yesterday so can't wait to try them x

Hanneke said...

I love this sewing theme! Great colors and love the twine cards! Hugs and have a happy Easter! Hugs, Hanneke

Carole Z said...

Happy Easter Sue! I saw this card on C&C and thought it was a super idea...I love it! I have these stamps (I'm a bit of a Sam Poole stamp addict if truth be known!), but I didn't get these dies when you had them on TV...they are top of my wish list though! Carole Z X

Maryann said...

I just love this theme here Sue. I have so many really wonderful crafty friends, and I know this will always be a perfect theme to use for any cards for them, so I love all the great ideas, I get from you here all the time. And this one is really awesome too.

Lelly Jelly said...

Fab card. A very Happy and peaceful Easter to you and your familyX

englishrose897 said...

Hi Sue, love the card. Happy Easter to you and your family.
Sally

Lydia Jordan said...

Morning Sue.
Can see that this card would appeal to a lot your fans but it's not for me. I like pretty cards. However, your inspiration is amazing.

Lydia
X

Heather said...

Happy Easter Sue I love this card and congratulation to the winners.
hugs x

Anonymous said...

Happy Easter! Another great card, love the vintage sewing theme, more ideas whirling ...... Thank you! X

rachel said...

well done Sue - lovely to see the Bakers twine in there - fab card xx

Marie-Louise said...

Marvellous card. Have a Very Happy Easter.

Anonymous said...

Happy Easter to all, Great card again Sue,you were thinking ahead on your shopping list obviously.I bet you do your "happy dance" when you come across items that will work together.Mabex

Rita said...

Just my kinda card Sue. Love all the true detail you have used. Have a lovely week-end. Hugs Rita xx

HiggiSue said...

A very pretty card. I am no good with a sewing machine but I am going to have to learn... lol! I just love the stitched effects. Happy Easter.
Sue x

Sue Yorkshire said...

Great card Sue

I particularly love that ruler border it looks so effective here. Those dies are really yummy too. Hope you have a lovely Easter Sunday
Sue xxx

AnneRD said...

Great selection of elements, especially love the ticking background paper and the antique finish. Really like it. Anne x

marg said...

Good Morning Sue
Love the card..congrats to all the winners !
Love Marg

Debbie Tinks said...

Hi Sue lovely card
Happy Easter

joy said...

Hi Sue
think the card is great .cant wait for ally pally next week.
joyce.e

mags said...

Very different card Sue but it just works. Happy Easter.
Mags
x

lilygee said...

Once again Sue, a beautiful, characterful creation with lots of interesting, dimensional and tactile elements to it. The dies are quite special and I really hope we see more themed dies from Spellbinders so that people can be more diverse in their card making. Wishing everyone a relaxing and pleasant holiday.
Lots of love from lilygee xxx

Rosemarie said...

Good Morning and Happy Easter to everyone, although it is dull and wet here.

Another very different card but so full of interest, you are so talented Sue.

Love Rosemarie xx

sheila stokes said...

a fabulous card,Happy Easter, Sheila. x

nattyboots said...

This card brings back memories to me from many years ago Sue ,just goes to show nothing fades. Have a lovely Easter. Elaine H x

Denise said...

Good morning i love this card very much being a girl how love's sewing it is really my thing xx D

Hellma said...

Happy Easter Sue, love what you have done with this card.

MARY B said...

Love this! Mary x

BridgetCG said...

Lovely card Sue and different. thanks for the inspiration as always.x

Vicki Sharkey said...

Happy Easter everyone!
Another great card Sue and love the distress look to it.
Vicki :)

Barbara said...

Me and sewing don't 'gel' very much....and I'm allergic to stitching on buttons haha....However a 'sewing' card is fun, and I love how you've used the elements on this x

Barbara said...

Me and sewing don't 'gel' very much....and I'm allergic to stitching on buttons haha....However a 'sewing' card is fun, and I love how you've used the elements on this x

craftykitten said...

Hi Sue, saw this on C&C the other day and thought then how fab it was. Great idea but I'm too mean to use this much twine on a card to give away/sell!! LOL
Hugs
Dawn x

Julia Watts said...

Loved this card when I saw it on TV. Really cool wrapping the twine around the spools. Julia xxx

Linda said...

Wow, this is different Sue? Love the sewing theme but doubt I will buy it as the only sewer I know is me!! Linda x

jane said...

hi Sue
Really nice card its so different
happy easter to you and you family

Jane

salem said...

wow love these dies fab card

lion_tamer said...

Great idea wrapping the twine round round the bobbing dies it makes a great card with all the other little touches you use to great effect xx

fluffycat said...

Hi Sue, a novel card and the spools of thread are a great idea.

Jenny L - I think you are remembering 'ticking', thick coarse stuff to stop the feathers and ticks getting out and also used on mattresses LOL

Congratulations to the winners and a happy crafty Easter to everyone.

Frances

nzillingworth said...

Hi Sue
A VERY HAPPY EASTER.
Its such a simple card but lots of fun. Love making these type of cards.Almost interactive. Missed the stitching on the top totally with looking at the rest. Clever way to introduce colour on the twine. always loved the tape measure boarder and ribbons. So much fun. Yes sings to me.
Well done all you winners your in for a fab treat.
Born again spellbinders
Nadine hug x
nzillingworth@hotmail.com

ang said...

love these papers and the scissors are gorgeous thanks for sharing angxx

Ann said...

Hi Sue

Wishing you a Happy Easter have a lovely weekend.

Loving the cards I got my Sewing elements dies yesterday and enjoyed having a play with them must get the stamp sets with the gorgeous scissors (or SKIZZERS as you and my friend say ha)
Hugs Annx

Ann said...

Hi Sue

Wishing you a Happy Easter have a lovely weekend.

Loving the cards I got my Sewing elements dies yesterday and enjoyed having a play with them must get the stamp sets with the gorgeous scissors (or SKIZZERS as you and my friend say ha)
Hugs Annx

Angela D said...

Really clever idea Sue, I love it

Laineybop said...

Good morning Sue and all and Happy Easter!
I just love this card, the colours, the style and theme are right up my street. Thank you once again for sharing, and congrats to the winners!
xx

May said...

Comgrats to the winners, Love this card Sue, very clever sewing theme using the bakers twine.... Hugs May x x x

Anonymous said...

Lovely card. I really like this sort of thing.
Beverley W

angiec said...

i love the craft paper look but i cant seem to find it where i live

yorkielass said...

Happy Easter everyone. Sue how do you do it, another fabulous, unique and stunning card. So glad that I got these dies and the bakers twine, just have to get the stamps now. Love the vintage look and like Nadine nearly missed the zig zag. Congrats to the winners. Have a lovely day and best Easter wishes to you and your family.
Hugs June x

Julie Sykes said...

Hi Sue, only been following ur blog for about a week now but after receiving my set of dies from C&C this week you have inspired me with your cards and I have used them to create some of my own. This card is really different and I love it. Is there a way to upload our own cards to share with people and get even more inspiration?

Su said...

Ooh another great sewing theme... very vintage and very lovely!

Soop (Su) xxx

jane stillman said...

Happy Easter Sue, I have these dies and hopefully will get round to using them asap. This card would be brilliant for those with not so good eyesight as they would be able to feel the shapes and textures. Love it x

gwen70 said...

Lovely card Sue, so different, really love the scissors

Lorraine said...

oh wow i just love this one sue those scissors are so beautiful and love how you wrapped the bakers twine too fabby dabby delightfulness xx

lorraine (classylady) said...

Great card Sue, love all the different patterns and textures. This would make a brilliant retirement card for someone in the clothing industry

luv
lorraine
xx

TinaB said...

Hi Sue xx

I just wanted to say thank you for your inspiration. I have just made a card after watching you on C & C, my firdt for over 5 months!I would love your comments
on my blog .
I love your Sewn with love card! stunning! Thanks again Tina xx

Redanne said...

I love the way you have added some real sewing and those scissors are fabulous. Another inspiring creation!

nesscraftyqueen said...

Hey Sue, I am happier with cotton reels than Easter eggs, I am trying to lose weight! This is a much better proposal for me and the card itself as usual is stunning. Easter hugs to you, Ness xx

CraftyJo said...

Loving the sewing themes, guess I could call myself a vintage sewer :)
Sewist? Whatever - I love it ;)

lindyloo12 said...

Hi Su Anyone who loved sewing would be over the moon to receive this card, it's another sure fire winner.

JoanB said...

Hi Sue,

I don't have these dies ...but i'm thinking I might NEED them!

Love the stitching, great card.

JoanB.

sue said...

Hi Sue, lovely card. Congrats to all the winners.
Happy Easter
Sue M xx

Craftychris said...

Fab card! I have not used kraft card - maybe I should give it a try. I really like the cotton reels with the twine - so effective. Have a very Happy Easter xx

Meg said...

Congrats to the winners and another great card. The sewing elements are really nice and the zigzag is sew effective! Happy Easter everyone. Meg xxx

Sue Lewis - Paynter said...

i cant wait 4 my dies 2 arrive u have given me so many more ideas 4 the sewing dies thx agen xx Happy Easter

bhavana said...

Happy Easter. Great card, love the thread spools, I think I might have to get them!! You are great, love your blog! Thanks for sharing!

jan said...
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Carol S. said...

Hi Sue, Another great sewing card. The background paper looks like real fabric. Hugs, Carol S.xx

Debby Berry said...

Sue,

This card is sew cute. I received my dies yesterday and this was the one I didn't think I would use out of the bunch, but this is very cute... Nice job!
Debby

jill said...

I am loving the vintage theme, and no big bow this time!! Really different and unique! Jill x

CraftygasheadZo said...

Am loving all your sewing cards, Sue. Happy Easter, take care Zo xx

Claveh said...

Another beautiful card Sue, this is lovely. I love the subdued colours as it makes the card look so vitage.

uniqui said...

I would never have thought of this

Barbara said...

Love this card, the cotton reels are fab and the scissors really make the card unique.

Dianne said...

Happy Easter Sue. Lovely card again and so suitable for my mum who was in the sewing trade for most of her life and still sews now. I grew up with wedding & bridesmaid dresses hanging underneath white cotton sheets in the 'parlour' 8O)
Brings back fond childhood memories. Thank you.
Kind regards,
Dianne xx

Dianne said...

Happy Easter Sue. Lovely card again and so suitable for my mum who was in the sewing trade for most of her life and still sews now. I grew up with wedding & bridesmaid dresses hanging underneath white cotton sheets in the 'parlour' 8O)
Brings back fond childhood memories. Thank you.
Kind regards,
Dianne xx

joolsedesigns said...

Happy Easter Sue. I watched you demo this card its so lovely and I know a few people who would love it

craftycarol said...

Hi Sue,
What a lovely card, so of the moment.
Carol x

vanessa said...

Hi Sue, Happy Easter to you too !!
the card is lovely yet again,take care vanessa xx

Sue Parish said...

Happy Easter Sue and Everyone & congrats to the winners too.
I really love this card Sue - just had to buy the sewing stamp sets when I saw it on tv. Haven't got the dies (yet!) but have a Tim Holtz set with a bobbin which would do nicely.
I recognized the ticking too - childhood memories of pillows,bolsters and feather mattresses, ok until a sharp quill would poke through to prick tender flesh!
Sue x

Create With Joy said...

What a creative card Sue! Have a wonderful week!

I host a weekly blog party called Inspire Me Monday if you would like to share your creations with us at:

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Anonymous said...

Hi Sue, Another great sewing card, love it. Gongrats to the winners today. Yvonne xx

Skybluepink said...

Great card for a sewing friendxxx

Skybluepink said...

Great card for a sewing friendxxx

Skybluepink said...

Lovely card for a sewing friend xxx

Cassy said...

Hi Sue
Loved this card very different, but easy to create I hope.
Keep up your inspiring ideas.

Cassy said...

Hi Sue
Loved this card very different, but easy to create I hope.
Keep up your inspiring ideas.

Sonia Jones said...

How fab is this card? Soniax

Ita said...

a very different card for you sue butveri interesting
Smiles
Ita

Ladock girl said...

Another lovely card today Sue, and Happy Easter to you. love Linda xxx

Christine B. said...

Love this card. Happy Easter. Hugs xChrisB

Christine Hussey said...

Hope everyone has had a lovely Easter Sunday. Great imagination Sue, another super card with a difference. I love the way you have brought the twine down to the scissors, you have such vision.
Hugs Christine H x

Jane said...

something a little different I like the idea Jane xx

Marlou McAlees said...

this card made me smile, thank you for sharing :) ♥

Christine said...

I do like this, lots going on as usual. I never know which part of Sue's cards to look at first! Lovely.
Thank you, Sue
Christine
x

Tracy said...

Hi Sue
Great card look forward to the next one.

Annie said...

Hi sue I usually view your daily blog via email. I do reply as your work is stunning, but don't know if you have received my replies. My favourite dies are your lattice ones, they are absolutely great. Happy Easter to you all x x

yorkie said...

Hi Sue
I was lucky enough to win this card when you did the demo on C and C and I love it
Thank you Sue
Theresa xx

Linda said...

Happy Easter Sue!!!

I saw this card on C & C and fell in love with the design. This is just amazing. Thank you for sharing and congratulations to the winners too!

Hugs
Linda xxx

iReneM said...

Super! Love the embossed top part and the fab stitching :)
x

Kasey ~ in Oz said...

Totally Gorgeous. Love the Cotton reels.

I've just become a follower, you do beautiful work.

Cheers,
Kasey ~ in Oz

FreshScentsScotland said...

Happy Easter Sue

I love this card, the bobbins are just great!!

Perfect for the mum who fixes everything for you or that creative sewing person you know, its fab!!

You are so creative.

Much love

Amanda xx

Lucy said...

I LOVE kraft and adore this kraft ticking paper. Nicely done, Sue!

Dawn Louise said...

This is super, bang on trend, perfectly put together and I thought at first glance the scissors were a metal embellishment. Lol. Thanks hun x

vicky37diddy said...

love the card sue xx happy easter

crafty lady said...

Hi Sue what a great card dont know how you come up with all these designs amazing. Happy easter to everyone and congratulations to the winners, hugs Fiona P xxxx

Toni said...

A very different card for you Sue but nevertheless I like it lots.
Toni xx

Linda (Lindyloo) said...

Hi Sue
Todays card is unusual and again a nice change from the norm, though I am always happy (ecstatic infact) with the norm.
The bobbin diecuts are fab and look very effective. If you looked into my draw of twine and threads you would see bobbins of bakers twine that look exactly the same. However, I cut my bobbins by hand from pearlescent gold card as I didn't have a die.
I hope you have been having a good weekend and taking some time out to relax. Enjoy the bank holiday monday too.
Regards Linda x

Rufus said...

Like the way that you threaded the twine through the scissors. The ticking makes a perfect background for this.
R/

Ali W said...

Hi Sue, this takes me back too, I do remember the ticking style pillows we used to have as a child, showing my age now, Lol! I think, I too need these dies, although I got the stamps, I didn't purchase the dies, but now thinking they're a must have as your card would be so appropriate for some of my sewing class friends. Just beautiful. Take care Alison :)

Anonymous said...

morning, nice idea Zerena

FIND TIME 2 CRAFT said...

Sew another great haberdashery card!
Adore this one excellent use of the embellishments.
Hugs....Wendy

Victoria said...

This is another stunning card! The twine works brilliantly with the kraft. Wow!

Sandra said...

Hi Sue,
All your cards are wonderful and I just wish I could come up with as many ideas as you. As usual this card is stunning just like all the rest.
Sandra

janw said...

You have given me so much inspiration with your use of the sewing dies. Thank you so much for all you share with us

CathyinMN said...

Cute card. Congrats to the winners.

frances joy said...

Lovely card....

thank you for the inspiration as always.

Helen O said...

Ooo I love the sewing themed cards, they are so different and they really sing, love the neutral colours, thank you Sue Helen O xxx

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Karen said...

I lovew the effect of the twine on this card, such a different card this time