Thursday, 15 January 2009

Cupcake Craft Challenge #22 (& my 1st ever stitched card!!!)!

I'm sooooooooooooooo excited,I made my first ever stitched card,with my new sewing machine!!!!!!!!!
I feel like I have conquered something huge,as some of you know,I was desperate for a sewing machine for ages,but was terrified of them (still am,but it's getting better!!!).
I had a few probs,then my Mum came round & the only thing I had been doing wrong was threading the needle from back to front,DOH!!!
My Mum sat with me for a few tries & said I had done great & she luved my lil machine (Mum only buys very good quality machines herself!!!).
My machine was £29.99 from instore (was Poundstretchers) & runs from either batteries or mains.I use mains & it is great,it has 8 diff stitches & is quite powerful,so I'm happy,happy,happy!!!!
Ok, on to my card!!! The image is a download from Pollycraft called "Patchwork Elephants",coloured with Distress Inks,paper is Laura Ashley (this just screams "SEW ME"),stars are Quickutz,eyelets set with Cropadile.Stitching by ME!!!! ;O)
This card is for this weeks Cupcake challenge,following their sketch.
Thanx for looking & listening to me babbling on with excitement!!!! :o)xxx


Rach said...

way to go hunny, a brilliant achievement as i know how afraid you were of sewing machine...good for you sweetie..
your card is brilliant..fabulously made and the sewing really sets it off. (and i don't see your finger attached to it!! lol)
Hugs Rachxxx

Paula said...

ooooohhh..please miss, can I have a go??
Your stitching looks great!! and briliant card!!
Paula xx

Kim Dellow said...

Great first stitch :) Once you start you just can't stop ;) Kim

m said...

Great card Diane
The stitching is fab

The Crafty Den said...

Hi Diane, well done. You seem to have conquered your fears. Love the card, the elephant download is so cute. Lots of love, Denise x

Jilli said...

Woohoo .... well done you! I knew you'd got it in you and how fab is that card?! It just goes to show how bloody useless the two of us are trying to get a sewing machine working pmsl! Your gonna be addicted now! Enjoy .... Jillix

Sue said...

Hi Diane,this is fabby and your stitching is wonderful...well done you:)


Bunny-Zoe's Blog said...

Love your card Diane and your stitching looks fab! I am glad I am not the only one who is terrified of a sewing machine.. so well done and hope to see lots more sewing on your cards, Hugs, Nikki x

Jill said...

Hi Diane wow way to go well done your stitching looks fab, you'll so be hooked I can't make a card without some stictching on it now lol hugs Jill x

metalicbutterfly said...

Well done Diane it looks fab!
mmm i'm jealous now what fun your going to have....

Emma xxx

Lauren said...

orGreat Card, I've never sewn on a card before, worried I'll ruin the whole thing. lol yours looks great though! Well done.
Thanks for joining in. xx

Carolyn Bounds said...

I give you two thumbs up on the sewing!!!! You did a fabulous job!!! You wanna come over and give me some lessons? Would it help if I begged?

I ♥ your wonderful card!!! You know how much I love the color blue ☺, and the elephant is adorable!!! I also love the yummy cupcake!!!


Suzanne said...

Well done you better than my first attempt, mine has gone back in the box!!! Lovely card and love the elephant. Sue :o)

Natalie said...

Fab card Diane, great job with the stitching. x

Emma said...

I got one of these machines too in Netto. I have used it a couple of times but must use more!!!
Your card is gorgeous and your stiching looks fab...sewing machines are not all that bad...Lol
Emma x