Tuesday, January 11, 2011



I have been saying for ages now that I really should get my sewing machine down and dust it off and try to learn how to use it. I see so many beautiful cards out there with real stitching and I just love the way they look.

Well, finally I have managed to give it a go.

Now be kind, this is my first attempt. Well, when I say first attempt, this is the first finished card. I did like a million practice runs on scraps of cardstock before I finally figured it out and got the tension right etc. It took quite a while and I'm proud to say I did it without teaching my boys any "bad words" to take to school in a couple of weeks, lol.

I used the "Whimsical Garden" set from Stampin' Up! and the Papers are SU as well.

I'm really happy with how this card turned out.

Thanks for stopping by to take a look today.

Michelle :-)


Lisa Jane said...

Its beautiful Michelle. i love the tulip - one of my favourite flowers - and the butterfly is gorgeous and love it 3d'd
Lisa ;)

Annette Bowes said...

Fantastic stitching Michelle, pretty papers and lovely sentiment, you have inspired me to dust my machine off now lol! Take careX:)

Lorrinda said...

Lovely! You did a beautiful job with the stitching Michelle! I expect we'll be seeing more now that you've dusted that machine off!

Helen said...

Wow, Michelle! Great sewing! I was trying to do the same stitching on the curtain over the weekend but gave up. You did great!

Marlene said...

It's beautiful - and your sewing is awesome!

Monica said...

Hi Michelle,

This card is an absolute winner... love the colours and what a great job you have done with the sewing... Super duper card!

As far as bad words go - I don't think you would ever use them... you don't look the kinds.

I love the sentiment on your card... so very true.

xxx Monica

AshKuku said...

It is sew beautiful & perfect too.... I loved the look it flaunts.... Very elegant!!!!


Alicia said...

This is beautiful! Good on you for "dusting off" your sewing machine! Great stitching!
Alicia xx

Tracey said...

Gorgeous card Michelle, I love the colours & that sewing looks fab :)


MiamiKel said...

Oh this is just elegant and beautiful! That's really wonderful you were able to use your sewing machine - fabulous! TFS!

Sharon Keanly said...

Beautiful Michelle, need to get mine out too. hugs Sharon

Sandy Ang said...

Such a softly pretty card with gorgeous spring colours. Made me wish i had a sewing machine too.