Saturday 8 October 2011

First card as DT for Sweet Stampin'

Hello blogworld!

Well the title says it all really - I'm really happy to show my first card as a member of the Design Team on the Sweet Stampin' Challenge blog!  Thank you ladies for picking me to be a member of the Team.  The challenge is 'In stiches' and is sponsored by Bunny Zoe's Crafts - so any sort of stitching on your cards is the order of the day.

So how much of the saga should I give you about this card?  I think I will spare you and only give you the edited highlights.  I got a mini sewing machine for my birthday in July, gave it a test run at the time and it worked.  Not earlier this week it didn't!  The needle moves up and down and makes a lovely line of little holes, but the thread just doesn't catch and nothing happens!  So I fiddled and tinkered with the thing, hubby got involved and did the same - one slightly tense conversation later neither of us can make it work!  It is now sitting on the kitchen side awaiting major surgery.

So, apologies in advance, this is my In Stitches card:

Front shot:

Detail shot of image:

The image is a Sweet November Stamps by Amy Young (from CC Designs) - Lillianne, coloured with my Prisma pencils.  Then highlighted around the edges with Copics.
The sentiment stamp is from Fiskars.
The patterned paper is Daisy Bucket: Sweet Marabella, carmella.
The swirl is Cheery Lyn Designs - Fanciful Flourish, the strip across the page was a freebie from the wonderful Tracy at Dies to Die For and I'm not sure whose it is.  Tracy, by the way is either lovely for sending freebies with any order, or naughty for tempting me with said freebies!!  Depends on whether you are talking to me or he who must be obeyed! 
Flower from Wild Orchid Crafts.
Craftwork Cards card blank (and it's a big 'un!  I thought if my friend is going to ask for big cards then I'd get a few square ones in stock - at least this way I'm little less intimidated than trying to make an A4 card).

So here's hoping you like it, and please nip over to the Challenge blog, have a look at my Teamies wonderful creations and try your hand at the Challenge - you've got to be in it to win it!

Hope you have a wonderful weekend - I'm going to as I'm off to the Sincerely Yours in Lincoln on Sunday.  I can feel a big spend coming up and no-one is going to stop me!

Also wanted to say thank you to everyone who has sent me get well wishes, I'm fully recovered now thank goodness - I hate stomach bugs!!  Only thing is I'm well behind on the old housework routine - so tough decision to make, cards or housework first order of the day next week.




Lisa Cornwall said...

HI Sarah, gorgeous card, and congrats on the DT post. Your card is so pretty, love the image and the colours. Don't spend tooo much at the Sincerely yours show. Hugs Lisa x

Faye said...

Wow, fabby card. Love the image, love the lace, love the colours, love the clean, fresh feel. Love it. (Am stalking the postman!!)

Tracey T said...

Love this card, gorgeous colours. Have a great time at the show and make sure you treat yourself - you have to, it's the law. Sorry to hear about the sewing machine. I'm by no means an expert, but if the stitching isn't "catching" then it could be something really simple like the bottom spool not being threaded properly. Tracey x

Doreen said...

A gorgeous card Sarah,good luck with the

Sarah-Jane said...

Lovely card Sarah, very pretty. I love the rose and sweet image. xx

Wendy said...

Gorgeous card Sarah,lovely image and colours, Congrats on DT post...Hope you have a fab time at the show and spoil yourself.
Wendy xx

Anonymous said...

This is such a lovely card, congrats on the DT I hope you enjoy it
Lindsay xx

Kathleen said...

Fab card Sarah, sorry about your sewing machine saga, been there, done that, got the tshirt.
You go girl! and spend, spend, spend!!
Have fun
Hugs Kat xxx

Vicky said...

Just so gorgeous Sarah....

have a super evening...hugs Vicky xx

nessy said...

what a pretty image,perfect colouring and love the paper and that amazing swirl!! love it!
vanessa xx

mixamatoasties said...

Gorgeous card Sarah!

So glad that I didn't get stitches to do as my first card for the DT....

Looking forward to next week though.

Susan xxx

Berry said...

Oh No Sarah pity about the sewing machine I hope you can get it sorted soon I'm a sucker for stitching and love it soooo much on my cards (if you hadn't already guessed lol!) I hope you enjoy thee craft fair too, make sure you take piccies of your stash! Hugs Rebekah xx

Anita said...

Lovely card Sarah. Hope you get your machine to work soon. Nothing more frustrating than not being able to get a new crafty tool to work right.

Natali said...

Beautiful card Sarah!! Love your elegant "look" card: paper, image, swirls... And your stitching look gorgeos with this "thin lines" card.
Hugs xx

Christine L said...

Beautiful card Sarah... love it! And hope you get your sewing machine working soon!
Christine x

coops said...

stunning card.your fresh colours and details are beautiful and i love the image ;D

xx coops xx

An Occasional Genius said...

And that is why I don't sew lol!! Hope you get it sorted soon. How was Sincerely on Sunday, did you spend out?? I've had one or 2 (ahem!) little sprees lately myself!

Such a lovely card, love that swirl & a lovely choice of colours xx

Wishcraft said...

This is lovely Sarah, so pretty. Fab image and beautifully coloured.

Glad you're feeling better and hope you had a great time at Sincerely Yours - did you spend lots? Hope you got some lovely goodies hun :o) Lisa x