Tuesday, 28 February 2012

my two passions

I have been trying out a new technique. I love to make cards AND I love to sew, so I thought I'd try mixing the two. Here are the results. I thoroughly enjoyed making them, and I will definately carry on in the vein for a good while longer yet!
I have so many ideas in my head, and not enough hours to craft.

 I started by colouring the broderie anglaise lace with milled lavender distress ink and machine stitched it to the plain cream cardstock along with some 1" organza ribbon. Then I gathered the narrow lace and  machine stiched it onto a simi-circle of stamped and distressed cream card.
I made a ribbon rose by zigzag machine stitching some 1" organza ribbon in a contasting colour thread, gathering and rolling it.
A few die-cut and coloured leaves and flourishes add the finishing touches.

For this next one, I used pumice stone distress ink.

 I started by machine stiching some small white stars onto a die-cut piece of miriboard.
then I stamped, cut and distressed a circle of pearlescent cardstock and edged it with some pearl beads on a string.
 I machine stitched some olive coloured ribbon onto a die-cut and distressed piece of  pearlescent cardstock, and then layered up using the topper, some die-cut leaves and swirls, and a paper flower.

If I can work out how, I will be entering the first card in the Allsorts challenge this week - there's a first time for everything!

Bye for now,
take care and happy crafting,

Shellie xx


  1. High shellie as promised i have joined your followers list xx
    Wow you have made some very very nice thing's and i may just have to follow them if thats ok (well try)your have some fab idears you are so clever xx denise

    1. Hi Denise, thanks for dropping by. Feel free to try any of the projects, and if you want any help just give me a shout.
      Thankyou for the lovely compliment too,
      Shellie xxx

  2. Hi Shellie

    Loving the combination, really works well
    Hopefully speak soon
    Take care. Hugs
    Maria x

  3. Love these designs , reminds me of a card my Dad gave my Mum many many years ago.Great to see you yesterday at Let's Create, had to look twice you have lost so much weight, hope you do not intend loosing anymore.. I have been beavering away at the wedding card I had on me yesterday, now almost complete just need "a Box" ;-) Back to beadign next week :-)Jean

    1. It was lovely to see you Jean. The card you showed me was beautiful, and it will be a treasured keepsake I'm sure.
      I'm glad you are still keeping up with the beading, your work is fantastic :o)
      As for the weight-loss, I'm at my target weight now, so I don't plan to lose any more ;o).
      Hope to see you again soon,
      Shellie. xx