Sunday, April 8, 2012

My sewing machine hates me...

but I was determined to have a go at sewing on a card....and this is my first effort.

Actually all sewing machines hate me...and I hate sewing which is rather strange as my Mother was a trained tailoress...she used to design and make wonderful creations. I love knitting, cross stitch etc but not sewing. I think my aversion came because if I wanted to sew anything Mum always made me use a pattern, measure it, chalk the pleats, pin it, tack it and then sew it...I was always too eager to see the finished article.

However a couple of weeks ago we had one of those little diddy sewing machines come into the Reachout shop.....and the rest is history. I showed this card to the card class and they are all going to have a go on their 'proper' machines!!

Card Supplies:
Card Blank and other card: Ollie Doodles,Costa Blanca.
DP . Papermania Boysenberry.
Butterfly : Marianne Die and BigShot.
Patterned card : Craft Creations.
Sentiment : Crafttime Just Words.
Image : Craftwork Cards.
Candi: Craftwork Cards.
Flourish : Cheery Lynn Die.

I would like to enter the following challenges:

Sorry for delay in linking but blogger wouldn't let me on any blogs last night after I posted this.
Anything Goes #64 - Anything Goes.
Cheery Lynn - Spring.
Cupcake Challenge - Spring is in the Air #187
Digi Doodle Shop's Best #102 Something New (Sewing)
Pile it On # 15 All about S
aper crafting Journey Photo Inspiration(Colours)

Thank you for taking the time to leave me comments,they are really appreciated. Please feel free to enter the needs a new crafty home.



  1. Well done Sandra the stitching is great , lovely card well done Hugs Elaine

  2. Gorgeous card. love the colours and that image, thanks for joining Anything Goes challenge at Anything Goes, hope to see you again soon, Gaynor DT xx Don't forget to link back to our challenge blog in your post.

  3. This is a very sweet card - I just love how well you placed all the great elements. Thanks so very much for joining us this week at Pile it On.

  4. This is a lovely card. Thanks for joing us this week at Cupcake Crafts and good luck x

  5. What a cute card. Thanks for joining us at Digi doodle Shop's challenges

  6. What a cute card. I love the image you've used and the sewing on the card very pretty. Thanks for joining in this weeks Challenge at Digi Doodle Shop Challenges. Jenny DT x.

  7. This is such a cute card!
    Thanks for joining us at Digi Doodle Challenges this week!
    Liva ❤

  8. Firstly for your first go at sewing on a card you have done a great job! a little advice... try adjusting your tension on your machine this is the problem I had when I first started with my machine... and take 3 sheets of printer paper and sew them together... adjusting the tension button as you sew! hope that helps! xxx

    Great card and great to see you over at Pile It On challenge this time, see you soon! hugs Samantha :0)

  9. Hi Sandra, what a gorgeous card. I love the sweet image and your papers are so pretty. Thanks for joining us at cupcake craft challenge this week. Hugs, Denise x

  10. Beautiful card!
    Thanks for joining us at Cheery Lynn designs this week!
    Love from France, Kianel.