Sunday, 19 August 2012

Joanna Sheen - Totally Sentimental



Good Morning fellow bloggers - what a glorious warm and sunny day here yesterday, I hope it was lovely where you were too :)

My card today is for our new challenge at Joanna Sheen where this time our theme is 'Totally Sentimental'.  We would love to see your creations with a sentiment as a focal point.  Now I often forget to add a sentiment at all to my cards, so it was good for me to concentrate on just that! lol :)  As always there is a fab £15 Joanna Sheen voucher for the winner to spend online.

I used this gorgeous rubber stamp set called Take One Step and stamped and embossed on vellum the sentiment, the lace border and the really beautiful lacey heart. 

Now most of you know I am a keen hand-stitcher, and mostly because I am quite terrified of sewing machines!  - (They dont like me much either lol).  Anyway, I was needing to speed the process up a little last week, so I dug out a little mini sewing machine I won (about the size of a teapot and worth about £20 LOL!) and decided to conquer my demons.

So........................ this is my first attempt at machine stitching on my cards - Ta Da!! :) Simples! LOL

I used Bazzil cardstock, Prima Fairy Belle papers, blue and brown vellum from stash and white embossing powder.  The dies are a mixture of Doo Hickey and Marianne and the large flowers are WOC.

I am entering this card in the below competitions:

Stampalot - Take Flight
Creative Craft Challenges 2 - Just a sentiment
Totally Gorjuss - Strings the thing
Thanks so much for visiting my blog today and I hope everyone has a cracking Sunday!

41 comments:

Desire Fourie said...

Alison, your machine stitching is beautiful on this.
Hugs
Desire

Doreen said...

This is just gorgeous....love the sentiment and fab colours.xxx

sue - bearhouse said...

WOW! this is stunning Alison. I really love the effect of stamping onto vellum with the white embossing powder. The colours and design are all gorgeous.
I hope you have a good Sunday
Hugs Sue

Elizabeth said...

Oh, Alison! This is stunning- I love it!!! Hugs, Elizabeth

tilly's crafts said...

stunning card Alison, I love everything about it! and the stitching looks fab! :)
Kim x

Sasha said...

Fabulous! As always, Alison. Such lovely words, too x

Anneke klerks said...

very very pretty, love de quote
liefs anneke

Olga said...

this is gorgeous and I love the flower arrangement!

Alyce said...

Wow Alison this is simply gorgeous! Beautiful layering and I just love all of the stunning details :)

Ivonne said...

Stunning card Alison! I love the papers and the flowers, so gorgeous! LOVE the sentiment too! Hugs, Ivonne

Paula (PEP) said...

Gloriously unusual colour scheme which I love, especially with those hints of almost ginger in the flowers. The lace stamping on the vellum adds a lovely touch & again I like the way you have incorporated the patterned paper image into your whole design - the sentiment is perfect for her isn't it?
Sewing machines don't like me either.......so well done with that one.
Paula (PEP)

Claire said...

Another beautiful card Alison and I love the sentiment - so true. Hugs, Claire x

Vicky said...

So gorgeous Alison...I love it hun :o)

big hugs Vicky xx

Suzilou said...

Alison this is gorgeous! Colours are stunning and love the embossing, those papers are really lovely. Just all WOW love it!!! XxX

Denise and Louise said...

This is stunning Alison. Love that embossed heart and lace border. Great sentiment to. The stitching looks fab - I had one of those mini machines and just could not get on with!!!
Hugs
Denise xx

pinky said...

Its absolutely gorgeous Alison and great sentiment. Thanks for joining us at Stampalot this month.
Pinky

June Nelson said...

The whole car is beautiful sweetie and your stitching is fantastic, I do faux cos I am useless with the machine lol big huggies June xxxxxxxxxx

pam said...

this is a stunning card alison, think I need a little machine..pam

Nikbee said...

A gorgeous card. I love the lacy border.
Nikki x

Wendy said...

Absolutely gorgeous Alison.
Wendy xx

Vicky said...

Gorgeous card here sweetie fab sentiment & love the vintage colours.

Lotsa hugs Vicky xxx

KarinsArtScrap said...

gorgeous card and sentiment Alison.

greetings karin

debby4000 said...

Stunning, beautiful card Alison.
luv
Debby

Mrs.B said...

Gorgeous, and well done on using the sewing machine!
Avril xx

brenda said...

Morning Alison,

Another totally stunning piece of work and such beautiful colours on this one is well.

Thanks so much joining us at Stampalot challenge again this month.

B x

mixamatoasties said...

Gorgeous card! Love it.

PS Thanks for joining us at Creative Craft Challenges.

Susan x

mixamatoasties said...

Gorgeous card! Love it.

PS Thanks for joining us at Creative Craft Challenges.

Susan x

As.I.Do.Rodos. said...

Wonderful card hugs Ginny ♥

SusanLotus said...

I don´t find words for this card! It is stunning!

Have a nice evening!
Hugs!

Vee said...

Beautiful card Alison and the stitching is AWESOME.....I love my little sewing machine too.
xx Vee

Jill said...

gorgeous creation thanks for joining us at MMCS hugs Jill xx

Katina said...

Absolutely gorgeous as usual! Love the sentiment and the gorgeous colours and embellishments. Your stitching looks fab too.
xx

Natali said...

Gorgeous!!! Love this colours. And your stitching amazing!!
Hugs
Natali

Pauline said...

Another fab card Alison, I love the warm feel and the stitching is fab!

Francesca said...

What a very beautiful creation, thanks for joining us at Sir Stampalot this month and good luck!

Hugs
Francesca

Sally H said...

Another super creation. Thanks for joining us at Stampalot again this month

Joanne said...

Aloha Alison, this is a beautiful card! I love all the embellies and the soft colors. Also a lovely sentiment, super job! Thanx so much for being such a "regular" with us at CC&CC! Your support is so appreciated! Hugs, Joanne.

Bettina L. said...

This is absolutely beautiful. Love the vintage design with the centered sentiment, diecuts, flowers and string. Truly beautiful. Thanks for playing at Totally Gorjuss and good luck. Hope to see you back saturday for another challenge. Bettina xx

Ruth said...

Very pretty card.Thanks for joining our August challenge at Sir Stampalot, Ruth :)

Clare *Littlebear* said...

A beautiful creation. Thank you for joining us at Sir Stampalot this month.
Clare x

Nikbee said...

A fabulous cad. I love the Celtic chain border.
Nikki x

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