Friday, November 03, 2006

Big thanks to Kathy

for making me get the sewing machine out!
When this weeks Daring Cardmakers challenge came up I nearly fainted with terror
I had just got to grips with my sewing machine last year when it died on me. And I lost all confidence again. The thought of having to do lots of hand sewing also made me blanch (but that's cos I'm lazy) so i put my big girls pants on and got the machine out. It did not start well. Two broken needles and having to take the whole bobbin race out to retrieve caught up thread later and I was ready to give up. But I put my extra strneght big girls pants on, phoned a friend who reccommended a stronger needle and by jove it worked!

This was my first try. If you bring it up you can see all the extra holes (it takes a lot for me to throw out a card and start again!)
cream square card, the awesomely fantastic Scenic Route paper from the october Self Addressed Kit. I have gone up to getting 8x8 papers and it is even better!
The flower is cut from some of the paper and the buttons are from an ebay buy ages ago. Sentiment (love that word) is printed on safmat and layered on card. basically see above for details! But I will just mention again that I love, lvoe, love these papers - so classy!
Not so sure about this one but I was on a roll with the zig zag! BG Gypsy papers and Queen and Co flowers and brads

and finally for now
Dasher paper, free machining on the 'bauble' (so proud of myself!) and hand stitching on the square.

Yes I have some Dasher paper. It is lovely. And it's all mine!
I MUST go and finish my services for Sunday. Tomorrow I will write about my latest craft shopping....

8 comments:

Anonymous said...

Great cards - great inspiration to 'sew' many people!! (sorry)

Paula said...

Sew beautiful.. I particularly love the big black flower one it is very stylish, tres chic I believe the foreign term....

Kathy said...

oh dear sew amny puns.....

Lythan, don't you just hate it when all the threads get tnagled and knotted up inside the machine. Enough to try the patience of a Minister of the Church

LisaBabe said...

Great cards, Lythan. I love the black and white ones best - so striking.

Anonymous said...

Beautiful cards Lythan.

Heidi said...

great cards - I lovwe the B/W cards - I must have some of those papers - will keep an eye out for them in NZ

Anam said...

beautiful work :) love the cards

Frog said...

Thanks Lythan for visiting my blog and your lovely comments on my card, i think i am getting used to blogging now and your cards are gorgeous too.

Andrea xx