Monday, 24 October 2011

A Stitch in Time Creates a Birthday Card.....


Happy Monday morning folks, don't know about you but the weather here in Cornwall is truly dreadful, we have torrential rain and high winds forecast to last all day - oh joy ! 

Still, it gives me an excuse to stay indoors and craft, which is always a bonus, and I have a couple of crafty pals coming round to play this afternoon.

Today's project fits into two of this week's challenges, Simply Less is More want us to use Polka Dots and the Sunday Theme over on Craftbubble's 'Craft Mad and Loving It' group is Sewing.  It's a triple whammy too as it's a birthday card for a family member - result !

The dotty paper was a magazine freebie and I cut the layer out using a nestie die.  The lovely sewing images are by Stamping Up! which I stamped on to cream card using Memento Rich Cocoa ink before cutting out.  I love the tapemeasure image and I added gold Spica Glitter Pen covered in Glossy Accents on the end to create the impression of a metallic tip.  The sentiment is by Lili of the Valley and I added just a touch of pink Spica Glitter Pen to the tiny butterfly. 

The dotty layer and sentiment were distressed a little using Antique Linen Distress Ink and I coloured the thread on the spool using Copics (although it might actually be a little too subtle as you can't tell it is coloured in the piccie !!).  The sewing machine was attached using PinFlair glue to raise it up, then Glossy Accents added to give it 'substance'.

It may be a tad too busy for a LIM card, but I'm struggling to get back into my creative zone since returning from holiday !  

Thanks for swinging by today, hope you have a great day whatever you have planned.

21 comments:

mustavcoffee, Gay Peplow said...

Hi there Wynneth, This card is gorgeous, I love your theme and subtle colours, it's very pretty, Gay x

Annie said...

it's a fabulous girly birthday card Wynneth, and such pretty soft colours. I wont be able to make it over today, I have Drs this afternoon which I'm not looking forward to - driving into Padstow in this weather isn't going to be easy either. Maybe if the weather isn't too bad next Monday I could pop over?
hugs, annie x

Sarina said...

I really like your card, with the sewing machine.
x,
Sarina

Jenni's Jems said...

great card and great choice of colours ties in with the vintage feel perfectly x

Deb said...

I love this Wynneth, love the sepia tones and always love sewing paraphernalia!
have a great day, Debxx

Kathyk said...

Fab card and super coolour combo

Happy Mo nday - hope the weather perks up for you

Kathyk

Annchen said...

love the colors and papers, wonderful card

Linby said...

oooh I love this - so pretty.
Linbyx

Gibmiss said...

Hi Wynneth
Love this ...its gorgeous.....
Hugs Sylvie

Suze Bain said...

This is really lovely, gorgeous soft colours. xx

Debs M said...

it's lovely Wynneth x

Beryl K said...

lovely card Wynneth
Beryl x

Bugged Designs said...

what a lovely card (makes me think of my grandma), nice colours too.

Crafty Cre8tions said...

WOW - everything is so great about this card!

Love that tape measure image too!!

Great job with the LIM challenge!
Maria

Chrissie said...

This looks fabulous Wynneth!
I love the colour scheme!
Thanks so much
Chrissie
"Less is More"

Mandi said...

Brilliant Wynneth
The polka dots work perfectly with the sewing images

Thank you
Mandi LIM

Sandra said...

Lovely card - like the vintage feel to it. Sandra

Vicky said...

Fab card Wynneth! Love the vintage feel to it!
Hugs, Victoria ~x~

Zoechaos said...

Fantastic card XOXO Zoe

Viv said...

Great card again Wynneth, hope you had a lovely holiday too :O) Viv xx

Sue said...

I love your card Wynneth. The colours give it a lovely vintage look. Sue.x