Thursday, 3 March 2016

Sew Special

Hello lovely people,

This week is fast getting away with me!  I like being busy but I feel like I'm keeping rather a lot of plates spinning at the moment.
So huge apologies for not being round to visit your blogs as much at the moment and I'll be popping round soon I hope.

Right now though we have a new challenge starting at In The Pink and our theme this time is...

Don't forget we want to see more pink than any other colour!

Our fabulous sponsor this time is Dies to Die For with a £10 voucher

I made this card for one of my sisters-in-law, who is fab with a sewing machine, and is of course, a special lady :-)

Of course I had to include my usual stitching on this card but thought I'd do a few variations on my usual straight line backstitch so I also did some wavy stitching and some zig zag stitching.

Handmade sewing themed card

I have a huge stash of buttons but totally ignored them in favour of these die cut versions because I just really like the Kraft card against the pretty papers.

Handmade sewing themed card

As you can see I managed to get a few more sewing themed bits and bobs on here with the scissors charm, pin and wooden cotton reel for the sentiment.

Handmade sewing themed card

Card recipe;
Image: retired digi image from Pink Petticoat
DP: available as digi download from Nitwit Collections

Copic colours;
Sewing machine body: W00/T0/1/2/3
Flowers: R81/83
Leaves: YG61/G43 & YR20/21

If you haven't already done so then do pop over to In The Pink and check out the gorgeous creations from the rest of the Pink Ladies.

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


  1. Wow this is gorgeous. I do love sewing themed cards as you know. Those scissors are so cute and I love the kraft buttons. I do like to thread my buttons. Love the various stitches, especially the wavy ones. This is a card to treasure

  2. Very pretty card the pink and craft and as always great attention to all those little details...who wouldn't want to receive a card like this!!

  3. I love all the different stitches you have incorporated here Kat and the beautiful flowers and themed embellishments have created the most gorgeous card. I think kraft seems to 'go' with lots of colours and is a great alternative to white or cream, it's looks lovely here against the pink.

  4. This is so beautiful!! Love the wavy stitching and all those gorgeous embellies!!
    Lucy x

  5. Fabulous card Kat, love the sewing theme and patchwork background. Super embellishments. Hugs Jennifer xx

  6. I love this sewing themed card Kat... the wonky stitching looks really good (like the MFT wonky stitching dies!), as does the patchwork paper, and the little embellies... particularly love how you put the sentiment coming off the spool! Clever design around a lovely image - we're going to miss Pink Petticoat aren't we?

    Big hugs
    Christine x

  7. Hi Kat, this is wonderful - such a pretty design and I love all the sewing themed extras you have added, that is a really sweet image too - you really are an amazing and talented crafter - i can't wait to see your pencil work.

    only 14 more sleeps....Squeeeeeee!

  8. This is gorgeous Kat, love the sewing theme and all the pretty pink papers.
    Lorraine x

  9. Totally fabulous - love the variation on the stitching - especially the wavy stitch and I agree the Kraft goes so well with the colours of the DP's
    Hope you have a 'less busy' weekend.
    Debs xx

  10. Love that fab colour combo Kat! Lovely patchwork paper, brilliant for this sweet image. Love the wee cotton reel and the sentiment wrapped round it, looks fab. Very cool with the wide zigzag stitch around the edge too. Just gorgeous hunny. Loved your fab wisteria toned card last week using this same sweet image too. Both utterly gorgeous. The buttons and blooms are such a lovely finish. Big hugs, Wends x

  11. Another gorgeous card Kat, love the delicate colouring on the image with the pretty papers and as with all of your cards its the little details like the kraft buttons, charm and that cute little cotton reel...beautiful :)
    Hugs, Kaz x

  12. I hear ya about time flying and spinning... where does it get to?
    This card is gorgeous. It's so pretty with all the fab stitching and lovely papers. The scissor charm, spool and buttons are so perfect.

  13. This is reeeeally pretty Kat - i haven't seen that lovely image before, the papers and all your little additions are lovely. sorry I'm not visiting much lately - I have a very poorly father in law and as these things do - its totally shaken up our lives hugs judith x

  14. This is gorgeous Kat, so much attention to detail and the patchwork paper is a perfect choice!
    Anne x

  15. Hiya Kat, this week really has flown by hasnt it, mind you this year is flying !! Hope you are well ??

    This is lovely, i really like the stitching and the buttons in kraft, so pretty.
    Have a great day xxx

  16. This is 'sew' pretty LOL!!! (sorry!) It's lovely Kat, I love the stitching to follow the theme too.

  17. So pleased to have found your wonderful blog Kat & I just had to follow you :o)
    I have this image & I love what you've done with it & that scissor charm is perfect!


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