Wednesday, 17 February 2016

Sewing machine for Mum

Hello lovely people,

For anyone who is following my progress as I undertake the course to become a Pharmacist Independent Prescriber and haven't already seen this on Facebook...
I passed part 2 of 3!!

I think today I might reward myself with a little crafting time so while I enjoy that, here's the new Creative Inspirations challenge and this week we have the theme...

+/- option of any of our sketches including this new one;

Our sponsor this time is Live and Love Crafts with a £10 voucher

I just about managed to follow the sketch with a few extra flowers to balance the corners.

It will soon be Mothers' Day so I thought I'd make a start on some suitable cards for my Folksy shop and this first one is pretty but not pink...well, not much pink anyway!

Handmade card for Mum featuring sewing machine

The sewing machine image is a retired digi image which I have paper pieced and then I added real embroidery thread, winding it round the bobbin and laying it over the thread line on the image.

Handmade card for Mum featuring sewing machine
 The little faux buttons are one of my new dies and I used them because I was going to go for a flat design...but then I couldn't resist adding the paper flowers so that was the end of that idea!

Handmade card for Mum featuring sewing machine

Card recipe;
Image: Pink Petticoat (now unavailable)
DP: Dress Shoppe - available as digi download from Nitwit Collections
Tag: Sentiment tags - LOTV
Dies: Circle stax - MFT Die-namics, Buttons - Impression Obsession

The DT have made some wonderful samples to inspire you so pop over to Creative Inspirations to take a look :-)

Thanks for visiting and I really appreciate any comments that you leave,

Challenges I am entering;


  1. Hi Kat, many congratulations on passing stage two of your exams. You have created a super Mother's Day card, I love the sewing machine and very clever to use real thread. Hugs Jennifer xx

  2. Congrats, Kat! On both passing and your wonderful card. Love the paper pieced machine.

  3. This is so pretty, love the added thread and the cute faux button.

  4. This is gorgeous Kat, the sewing machine looks fab and the papers are perfect with it. I'm always trying to do flat cards too but inevitably end up adding something that pushes it over 5mm depth. Well done on passing part 2 of your course hun.
    Katrina xx

  5. Congrats on passing your stage two exam, well done, a lot of hard work has gone into studying so I'm glad it's paid off for you.
    A gorgeously, feminine card, love the paper piecing and your thread detail.

  6. Well done on passing part two of your exams - I bet you are so pleaased and you certainly earned your crafting time too!

    I love your card today - it would be just perfect form my mother in law! :-)

    Sharon x

  7. A very clever card Kat. The dark blue & pink colour combination really sets it off

  8. A very clever card Kat. The dark blue & pink colour combination really sets it off

  9. Stunning! Love the colours! I thought they were real buttons!!
    Congrats on passing stage 2 you star!!
    Lucy x

  10. Well done Kat, only one left to go!! This card is really lovely, super papers xx

  11. A gorgeous card Kat, love the sewing machine and pretty papers.
    Congratulations on passing part 2 too!
    Lorraine x

  12. HUGE CONGRATULATIONS Kat. And a lovely card. She'll love it.

  13. Congrats on making stage 2!
    I love this card... it's so homey and shabby chic looking. Pretty paper, perfect stitching and I love the 'spool of thread'.

  14. Hi Kat, Congratulations on passing your exam, now you can reward yourself with extra crafty time ;) Love your card, those papers are gorgeous and your thread spool is so clever.
    Hugs, Kaz x

  15. Congratulations Kat on passing your stage 2...and I just love this card..the papers and design are perfect and I love the image with the added thread..fabulous work.

    luv CHRISSYxx

  16. Ooh I LOVE this one Kat. The lil' sewing machine looks gorgeous paper pieced and those extra little touches you've added like the thread around the bobbin, just give this such a brilliant finish! Love the simply twine and tags too. Stunning hun. Love it. Hugs, Wends x

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