Sunday, 20 January 2019

Sew What's New?

Good Sunday morning all!  I was going for a vintage sort of sewing themed card with this one.  I started with a piece of black card.  I used an old  hexagonal design stamp to add some watermark detail to the background by inking it with  a Clear Perfect Medium pad.  I dug through my stash and found some old vintage looking newspaper printed paper to use (sorry, I don't know what company it was from)  I used the Double Stitched Rectangles to cut a base for the sewing machine which is a die in the Sewing Accessories die set.  I added some heart buttons in the corner.  I wrapped some jute twine around the card and attached my sentiment over the top on another small piece of the same backing paper.  I used the pinking square die from the set to cut several swatches from some decorative papers.  I cut several of the spool dies and wrapped them with twine and black and white Bakers Twine and added them to the corner with a button die cut.  I used milk card and black card to mat and layer the card.  The finished dimensions are 7 1/2" x  8 1/4" in size.






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68 comments:

June Smith said...

Morning Sue and all Wilsonettes, what a great Sunday morning presentation you have for us today, wow is all I can say, brilliant is another one that comes to mind, I could go on and on but suffice to say you have hit the jackpot with this one.

Stay safe, healthy and happy, hugs, June Smith xxx

Muriel Kelly said...

Hello Sue and all
Love everything about this card from the fabulous newsprint background paper to the clever sewing “bits”, fab card for any sewing friend.
Hugs
Muriel x

hollyberry said...

Love this card. It works so well with the vintage colours and your sewing collection.

Steph Cotterill said...

Hi Sue. Clever, very clever. I've never been a sewer, I tried but always found pattern instructions too complicated, although under the wonderful instruction of my lovely late MIL I did manage to create a couple of summer dresses for our daughter when she was a baby but nothing to be proud of lol. I really admire those that have the talent to make the most beautiful quilts to hand down as heirlooms or even just hem neatly, I'm a 'bodger' which is why I have to leave it to the professional's. Can you imagin the smile on the face of someone who loves sewing as much as we love card making when they receive a card literally made for them they'd be ecstatic and that's what you enable us to do, you know the hobbies people enjoy, the things people emerse themselves in to help lift the pressure of loneliness or illness, then create the tools that make us happy to use, so we can emerse ourselves to help others have a great day or lift spirits, so for anyone who may sew for work or pleasure, this collection of dies will make the perfect card for them whether male or female, it's made to measure. Hope someone makes your day equally as happy xxx

TDQ Karen said...

Such a great card, lovely for my sewing friends

Kitty Davies said...

Morning Sue.
Thank you a lovely card.
Take care and have fun Kitty.

Pussycats said...

Good Morning Sue and all
Fantastic card this morning love the vintage style . So many different details you have created on the card the more you look , I love the little bobbins with twine wrapped around.
crafty hugs to all... Wendy

Barbara Gosden said...

Hi Sue
A great card.
B xx

Beverly Fuchs said...

Hello Sue,

FABULOUS! I think that says it all. What a delightful for card for someone who likes sewing or quilting. I don't think there is a detail you have missed. The black for the sewing machine makes it look like a very old, even antique Singer sewing machine. I love the twine and the baker's twine that you have wrapped around the spools and around the card and the buttons look real. So creative and clever as only you can do. Fantastic.

I know you are at "Creativation" and I am sure there are many people there who are inspired by your work.

Have a wonderful time.

Beverly

BridgetCG said...

Hi Sue, a really wonderful card this morning, love the vintage look and feel you have created. Have a good day everyone. Bx

Clai01 said...

Love this card Sue and think it would be super also in other vintage colours x

cr@fty said...

Good morning Sue
I love today’s card it’s so full of fabulous details!
Hugs x
Heather T

hazel young said...

Beautiful card Sue and just right with The Sewing Bee coming back to our screens next month xx Hazel

Chris Curry said...

What a brilliant card for someone who loves their sewing. Great idea 😀. Thank you Sue.xxx

Loraine Jefferis said...

Good morning Sue. My oh my what a fabulous card. I love everything about it. This ranks as one of your best card's. I must get this die set. Thanks for your inspiration Sue. Best wishes Loraine Jefferis x

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue, I love today’s card. It is so full of interesting details. I am a sewer so it brings a big smile to my face.

Barbara V

Ann said...

Good Morning Sue. I love this card. It could have been made for me. I was a tailoress all my working life. From leaving school I was what is called a run around.... that was having to run and get things that were missing from the bundles of work for experienced hands. Every one who left school and went into tailoring had to do this job before they were trained on a sewing machine. Ahhh those were the days. It's all gone now.... there are no factorys left any more. No more young dressmakers..... it's a dying trade now.
But you have just brought so many memories back for me with this beautiful sample. Thankyou so much Sue. Sending best wishes to everyone. Kind regards Ann Toppcards Leeds.

Betty McAlister said...

Morning Sue. Just love this card. The vintage sewing machine, spools and paper swatches which look so like fabric. Fabulous xx

Princess Pixie! said...

Hi Sue
This is such a fantastic card. So clever.
Sewing has never been ‘my thing’ but I know quite a few people who are a dab hand with a needle and thread. Give them a sewing machine and they could conquer the world!
Had a sneak peak at your new dies - amazing as always. Can’t wait to see you work your magic x
Crafty hugs
PP
Yvonne x

jean.phillips1 said...

Morning Sue, fabulous card for someone who loves to sew! Love the sewing machine, reminds me of the one I used to use as a little girl making clothes for my dolls! Love Jean xxx

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue - absolutely brilliant card and so suitable for my daughter. Thank you for your wonderful ideas. Sending best wishes
YvonneMayxx

CraftyCoffey said...

Beautiful card today, would have been perfect for my late grandmother who was a milliner in Liverpool.

Michele

Anne said...

I love this card, Sue. It would be great for so many of my friends.

Anne (Northampton)

Marie P.from Longridge said...

Good morning Sue.
What a fantastic card that I'm sure you enjoyed designing. I don't think you missed anything out.
My Mother was a dressmaker and my childhood was filled with all things 'sewing'
I actually didn't enjoy sewing because Mum was a perfectionist and I always had to keep taking back everything I had done. What memories you have brought to mind Sue. I love this card but would not attempt it in case I had to keep trying again. How odd is that eh? During the second World War I remember my Mum staying up all night making a Bride's dress out of a bed-sheet because the groom was being sent to war in a few days time.
So sorry for rambling on.
Love.
Marie P.

Suemac said...

Sew inspirational

carol edwards said...

Well Sue, you've certainly created lots of memories for everyone today. So many tales of a bygone time when family and friends used to see. My dad taught me how to use the singer treadle machine we had at home. He also taught me how to cut out patterns. As an engineer it was so easy for him. Anyway back to your card. It's a wonderful card using so many different bits and pieces, ideal for anyone who enjoys sewing. Thank you for the memories from everyone today and for your inspiration too Sue xx

Jean Z said...

Hi Sue, very nice card . love Jean Z xxx

Pauline Austen said...

Morning Sue, truly brilliant. I got back into sewing last year having not done much for several years, andd as I've lost quite a lot of weight and it was costing a fortune for a new wardrobe.
My sisters would love this card too. I have the dies, but haven't used them yet. However, this has definitely spurred me on to get at least one card done for an upcoming birthday.
You've definitely got us all reminiscing this morning. Thank you. Hugs xx Pauline in S.A.

June Horrocks said...

What a beauty sue a sewer would be over the moon with this beautiful gift you are so clever sue your presentation is stunning thank you
Love always June Horrocks xxxxxxxx

lydia jordan said...

Morning Sue,
Fantastic card for anybody that love to sew. Love it.
Lydia
X

sharon casey said...

Morning Sue and all Wilsonettes
Beautiful card today perfect for my sewing friends, they will love it.

Sending love and healing hugs to all that need them xx

Have a lovely day everyone

Love
Hunnymummy54 from MK
xxx

KarinsArtScrap said...

gorgeous Sue I love this.
Gr Karin

Rosie said...

Great card, Sue!

Lynne L said...

Hi Sue I love this card there is so much detail in it perfect for anyone who like sewing I have enjoyed reading about the memories it had evoked

Anonymous said...

WOW sew(so) gorgeous. Hugs Bernie. xxx

Crafty Cruiser said...

Great card!
Doreen R

Crafty Vonnie said...

Good morning Sue,
Absolutely fantastic card with so much detail.Yvonne xx

Anonymous said...

Good Morning Sue,
Wow this card has gone down well this morning! Quite rightly too!
Just the sort of card I like with all the wonderful detail.
You must have really enjoyed creating this little masterpiece.
I am sure anyone who loves sewing would be over the moon to receive this.
Lesley S x

Rose in Chester said...

Hi Sue,
This is a fabulous card, my mother would have loved this. She was an accomplished taylor and could make up her own patterns, whereas I am only her apprentice.........
Hugs, Rose

Deb E Isle of Wight said...

Really great post this morning - love everything about it...

Anonymous said...

Love this card; just up my street. WakeyL

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Marion Scott said...

Good morning Sue. Brilliant card and so perfect for a sewing friend of mind.
Marion S x

Kiraneries said...

Hi Sue, a lovely card. Perfect for anyone who loves or has a connection to sewing and tailoring.

Pat L said...

Hi Sue
Lovely vintage look to your card today and your sewing Die set has all the right accessories from the spools of thread to the little buttons

Love and hugs to everyone
Pat

Jackie Trinder said...

Hi Sue this is a stunning card I love it. Anyone who loves sewing would love it too. Take care. Hugs Jackie

CraftyJo said...

Hmm, looks like you may have been 'hacked' - eight times!! (see above)

Love this card - as a 'sewist' myself it really appeals to me.

Fluffycat said...

Hi Sue, this is a fabulous card for all those that sew, me included. I love all the detail from the swatches to the bakers twine on the spool. Using the old newsprint paper really adds to the vintage style and I love the mix of buttons.

Frances

scrAPpamondo said...

Wow wow wow!!! Such amazing vintage feel!! A lot of wonderful details to look at!!

Jackie Durrant said...

What a wonderful card Sue just right for our sewing friends xx

Tressa said...

A rather unusual card... I like it!

Teresa

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
I love this card with a sewing theme. The "fabric" swatches are perfect!
Thank you for sharing.
Véronique L

Littlelamb said...

Love this card Sue. I used to do a lot of sewing and my sister Did. Would be a good card for both of us. Thank you.

Dorothy Macdonald said...

WOW Sue

What a delightful card, love it. My late mother used to sew lots, and this card reminds
me of her. Well done.

Love n hugs
Dorothy of Baldock GB

SuzzieQ said...

A perfect design today for the seamstress on one's card list. All of the elements come together so nicely.

Laura O' Connor said...

fantastic card Sue love the book print and the sewing dies are great too .brilliant .Laura O Springfield.

ursula said...

Very busy card apt for that seamstress you might know...brilliant idea for a card..thank you Sue...luv Ursula xx

karenlotty said...

I love the vintage effect of this card and would be perfect for my craft club friends

Patricia Howarth said...

Hi Sue, This card is absolutely fab-u-lous !!
Lots of love from Patricia xx

Susan Battensby said...

A great card for all who love sewing.
x

theresa w said...

Hi Sue and lovely wilsonettes x
Fabulous card Sue x I love all the elements ,they all go together so well x thankyou Sue x
Theresa w in Berks xxx

Barbara said...

Fantastic card Sue!
I am not a sewer but can see a card like this would be amazing for someone who is.

sued99 said...

What a fantastic card. I can think of several people who would love to receive this. X

America said...

Love the contrasting colors, papers, ink touches and placement of elements. Awesome Design!

Welsh Dors said...

This card seems very appropriate for a Sunday morning, the craft channels always seem to put sewing programmes on their schedules.
Fab card.

dj from kettering said...



Love the antique looking papers, such a
lovely card,


Doreen x

stitchingranny said...

Great card that would be loved amongst many of my friends who are quilters and/or dressmakers. I am sure this is going to be a very popular theme in my card making.

Hugs Helen xx

DeCor said...

I adore the sewing dies. What a wonderful card. So many interesting elemens. Thanks