Well, I have tried and I've better than tried to sew on card with my relatively new sewing machine and I'm failing miserably. I just can't seem to get the tension right!?!? I'm not giving up entirely, I don't give up easily, but as time was running out I chose not to sew for this tent style card.
Just a bit of faux stitching had to suffice.
With the exception of a few items, the materials are from Papermania's Happy Daze collection which is just perfect for the sewing theme. The front is covered with patterned paper which I carried over to the back comme ca ...
I've used one of the bracket-shaped die-cuts from the collection at the top of the front, again wrapping it over on to the back. I ran a row of blue faux stitching along the raw edges just to give them a bit of definition.
The elegant lady is from a Crafty Individuals stamp set and to get the topper just the size wanted, I have used a Spellbinders label as a template, first drawing round the inside and cutting out, and then drawing around the outside for the matting.
The vintage thread card is a download from Craft Stamper magazine and that's some embroidery silk wound round it - leftover from my cross-stitching days.
Just a glimpse of the inside decoration.
White square-shaped card base
Papermania's Happy Days Collection, includes design paper, designer die-cuts, flowers and embroidered brads
Crafty Individuals CI-323 stamp and Memento Rich Cocoa ink pad
Spellbinders Nestabilities Labels Twenty-Five
Zig Vellum Writer - blue
From stash - white embroidery silk; needle; button
We've just had a text to say that my SIL and grandson have been up to the jetty at Portencross (scroll down to yesterday's post for a pic) fishing and have brought back a fine catch of mackerel, would we like some? Apparently, there are so many fish there that catching them is easy and so they now have more than they need. The EM likes a bit of fresh mackerel and I don't think the Boss will turn her nose up at a morsel or two either but, while I like most fish, this is not one of them. All the more for them then :)
Oh, I found the missing die - thank goodness, they are a bit too pricey to lose. Clearly, I don't want that to happen again, it's not good for my aged heart, so I'm now on the hunt for some magnetic sheets.
And the best news of all, my wee sister, Margaret, got home from the hospital today - bunting out and all happy smiles - I've warned her never to give us such a fright again :)
That's me done for today - two posts are more than enough anyway :))
Take care all, enjoy the weekend and happy crafting,