Monday, 5 March 2012

Patchwork Blues

This card was so much fun to make!  I love sewing and would love to do more....on cards, cushions, pictures, clothes....I just need a LOT more time!

My friend asked me to make a card for her MIL, who likes sewing.  After a fair bit of brainstorming, I decided to go for a patchwork effect, so have had the opportunity to use up lots of scraps, this time the Papermania Henbury papers.  It also includes a scrim and paper heart, embellished with cross stitches and a button.  The letters are Sizzix dies, layered on to die cut circles, which have been embossed using a Crafts Too folder for a bit more texture.  Beads and buttons have been sewn into the flowers and onto the FF greeting, which I have had for ages and got out of the habit of using. 

A close up of the cross stitches on heart and 'M':
And the flowers, with sequin flowers, beads and button:
I would like to enter the following challenges:
Top Tip Tuesday: Stitches - real or faux
CES Challenge - Flower Frenzy
One Stop Craft - Button It


  1. Susie petal
    This is just perfect! The lady will have loved it !The stunning papers are just fab all together! Love it all!
    Hugs Melly xxx

  2. Lovely card Susie. Love the patchwork effect with such lovely papers.

  3. Gorgeous card sweetie so love the patchwork theme its so pretty.

    Lotsa hugs Vicky xxx

  4. Fantastic card, so girly and I'm loving the fab flowers you have added! Thanks for playing along with us this week at CES :) Donna ♥ x

  5. lovely card and those red crosses are so cute a perfect way to add a touch of sewing too, Great to see you at Top Tip Tuesday this week for our Stitches Real or Faux Challenge, hugs Samantha :0)

  6. Beautiful job! This is perfect for the Challenge at Top Tip Tuesday and I sure hope you join us again tomorrow! Best of Luck

    Tammy Louise


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