Sunday, January 10, 2010

My First Machine Stitched Card

Hi all, what a busy day today, gardened, cleaned and got the washing dry in minutes due to the heat we are having hear in OZ. So thought time to play so wanted to have a go at stitching a card always love the effect I have seen on others peoples creations, so sits at the machine and realise I don't have a stitch that makes crosses, so played around and this is what I came up with. Oh and look girls no PURPLE! Have entered this in K L Stampin Challenge, Pink, Black and a Neutral (I choose White). I have Kindyglitz all the holly and the fluffy lace trim and used Special Effects on the snowglobe, bells and berries.
Also new to me I have decorated the inside pages and used my Crop A Dile, now I know I need a little more practice with the stitching but on the quiet I am quite pleased with the card, as black is not a colour I would choose to use and have used it twice now!
All paper/cardstock are Stampin Up, which I am sure most of you will know I have resigned in October as I didn't wish to sign the new agreement, very disappointed! Image is from MO's Digital the crochet flower I got when I was at stamp camp from the lovely Alison, another thing I am going to have a go at LOL, got the thread and the crochet hook, just need to mess.
Challenges Entered

Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge #35 - to the right
Mo's Digital Challenge #13 - Birthday - (forgot to write Happy Birthday inside)
Cute Card Thursday #94- Create a card using something new
JUGS #15 - A technique Challenge - Add Stitching to your project
Crazy 4 Challenges #19 - Birthday Theme
KL Stampin #2 - Pink Black and Neutral
I am interpreting that love didn't necessarily mean your beau, made this in mind for my daughter's birthday (starting early), so hopefully haven't broken any rules.
Finally girls you remember that lovely craft desk hubby got me, still trying to set it up, but someone has taken over, the pretence being to spend more time at home with his family over the hols he brought his main computer from work home that has his drawing package on. So I am still working at the dining table LOL!

Got to dash hubby gone for the Indian Takeaway, he will only frown if I am still on here LOL!

Many thanks for looking, happy crafting, wishing you all a fantastic 2010, take care AnnetteX:)


  1. Hi Annette you made me laugh - God bless that DH of yours - got you a gorgeous craft desk AND Indian Take Away - he is a keeper! LOL! I didn't relaise you lived in Australia now - did you hear that next week it is going to get hotter - arghhh! Now onto your card - it is gorgeous! I love that image and the colours you have your stitching too! Thanks for playing along with the Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge this week - we love seeng what you do!! We would to see you play along next week - check out the Sneak Peak of next weeks challenge in the top right corner of the MMSC!!
    Linda MMSC Design Team

  2. Very pretty! I love the crocheted flower. Thanks for joining us in Mo's Challenge this week.

  3. Hi Annette: Your first attempt at stitching is just lovely. I love stitching on a makes me think of quilting!!! Your image is just as sweet and precious as can be. Do you crochet your own flowers??? Your card is simply sensational. Great job with the sketch. Thanks for giving the Midnight Madness Sketch a whirl. Have a Very Happy Creative New Year!

    Bear Hugs,
    Carol :o}
    Midnight Madness Design Team

  4. Annette, you've done a fabulous job with the stitching on your one would know it's your first attempt! I love Mo's image and you have colored her beautifully. Love the colors you've chosen and that sweet crocheted flower is such a pretty addition.
    Thanks so much for joining us this week.

  5. What a gorgeous card Annette! I love all your stitching inside and out! That crocheted stitched fleurette looks beautiful! Thanks so much for playing along with Just Us Girls technique challenge! I hope you return next Saturday for an all new challenge!

  6. Hi Annette....*standing up* {{{clap clap clap clap clap}}}}} Congratulations on your sewn careful, because once you start sewing on cards, it is hard to stop. If I make a card these days with no sewing on it, it just do not feel finished. WHAT??? NO purple..what are you thinking?? LOL just joking with you. You do such amazing cards using purple :) This card is wonderful and I really LOVE how you added the Sweetheart tag and weaved it in and out of your fibers.. it looks so great like that. Well done using the sketch. Thank you so much for playing the Midnight Madness sketch challenge this week and be sure to check out the sneak peek for next weeks sketch..It is never too soon to start thinking about what you will make :)
    MMSC Hostess

  7. Beautiful card, simply beautiful!

  8. That stitching looks awesome! Love the colour combo, it is one of my fav's:) Happy New Year

  9. So adorable! I love your image and sweet sentiment! The fibers and crocheted flower are perfect touches! I had to laugh at your photo of hubby at the desk!!! Good luck with that! LOL! So glad you played along with us at MMSC! Hope to see you next week!

  10. Gorgeous job on your card - see you can do a purple free card successfully - LOL. Your stitching is fabulous - something I haven't done on a card yet and I have 2 sewing machines - LOL.
    Hope you get your desk back soon - but lovely to see it's in use - LOL. It'll be the kids next!!!! Keep that dining table reserved!

  11. Need to kick hubby off that desk of yours LOL! Gorgeous card Annette, I lurve fairy Holly, she is one of my favourties. Love how you have done the inside of the card as well and well done on no purple!

  12. Beautiful job! I love the glitter and the crocheted flower. Beautiful image too. Hope you are able to get your desk back soon. lol Thanks for joining us at KL Stampin N Scrappin. Stop back next week to see if you are in the Top 3.

  13. Oh Annette!! This is just incredibly beautiful!! Love what you did with Mo's image!! Gorgeous coloring, color combo and awesome details!! Love the crocheted flower, combo of papers and stitching!!! Gorgeous card!!! Awesome take on the sketch my friend!! Love the picture of hubby at the desk....too funny.


  14. How much fun that you've tried sewing on your card! You will love it, the more you do it! I almost feel like mine are unfinished if I haven't sewn on them. I love the effect. I also love your colors and that pretty little crocheted flower too! Have a great day. :)
    Michelle MMDT

  15. Annette that is a beautiful card hun and your stitching is GREAT!!!! I have such a hard time sewing in a straight line...but you look like a PRO! :) Love it! Thanks for taking time to stop by my blog today! I hope you get your craft station back soon....that is sooooo something my hubby would do too! lol!
    Hugs~ Kim

  16. Bahahahaha, we should start a club for us dining table crafters, lol!! I have a couple of cubbies stuck in the corner of our dining room and my "work area" is always all over the table. That desk is a nice set-up, now if only you can get your hubby out of there, lol!!

    Your card is beautiful, love your first go at stitching, you've definitely got a steady hand compared to me, my first go was a messy one indeed!! THe colours and papers look lovely together and I love how Mo's fairy turned out in them, the grommets and that beautiful flower, very very nice!!!

    I hope you are staying cool!!

  17. Hi Annette!! I just adore this image!! What a gorgeous card and fabby take on that sketch!! You've shown love for sure!! :) Thanks so much for playing along with us at Saturday Spotlight this week!! HUGS

  18. Yay!! Beautiful Card! and love the stitching. I bought a sewing machine just to sew my cards LOL I know lame - hehehe and I have used it all of once. I can't figure out the tension on it so I put it up - I really need to pull that puppy back out - thanks for the inspiration!!! YOU ROCK!

  19. Wonderful image, great sewing, can't believe that it was your first card sewing adventure. The crochet flower is wonderful.Thanks for playing in the Mo's Challenge this week.

  20. This is beautiful. I love the way you colored her. I think this is a great example of love. I too laughed at your hubby..LOL.. Thanks for joining us at Saturday Spotlight.

  21. This is a darling card.. I LOVE this image and often use it a lot too! Thanks for playing along with us this week at Mo's challenge!

  22. Stunning card - so much detail, So gorgeous - great job!

  23. beautiful Annette! your stitching is fabulous!!!
    Thank you for playing along with us at Sat. Spotlight!!!
    Blessings, Maria

  24. What a beautiful card Annette! Your image is very pretty and your detailing/coloring are fabulous! Thank you for participating with the KLSNS Challenge!


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