Thursday, February 11, 2010

Yes, I sewed!



Here are two cards that I took to the sewing machine! Sweet Lucy gave an excellent tutorial here on the basics of sewing on your cards. It really motivated me to pull out the Singer and start stitching.



I especially like her idea of sewing only on the patterned paper piece and not through the card. You attach it after stitching, and the card has a clean finish inside. Genius! Thank you, Lucy....you are such a great teacher! My next hurdle is zigzag stitching....



This card uses Sugarplum Paperie digital paper from The Hybrid Chick. I never thought I'd be using digital papers but I couldn't resist the distressed dot pattern, and this was a free digital download with super cute designs. Big hugs to Alice, who is now a Digi Chick, for introducing me
to their digi yumminess!



Here I was inspired by Jenn's card to bend the scallops and give the card some dimension. Next time I'll try a double layer like she did.




Stamps: Pure Innocence digis, Savvy stamps sentiment
Cardstock: Papertrey Ink
Patterned paper: Sugarplum Paperie digital, Making Memories
Ink: Versafine Onyx Black
Other: Copic markers, Nestabilities, Marvy oval punch, sewing machine, distressing tool

32 comments:

  1. These are just so lovely Donna! I wish my machine would sew on card. Jo x

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  2. Donna, these are so adorable, both of them!! Love that little girl - such a perfect image for Valentine's Day with your heart on her mailbox! LOVE them!

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  3. These are so adorable,Donna! Love your coloring as always..and love your stitching too! I'm a digi lovers too!

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  4. So cute! Love them both. I still want to try sewing too. Lucy's tutorial made it look so easy! I love what it adds to your perfect cards!

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  5. Now YOU inspire me to stitching (I have no sewing machine...and I dreaded sewing! Perhaps this shall change?). You obviously have good influence from our talented friends (sewing, digi....what next?)!! I just LOVE your cards...DROOLING here~

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  6. YAY!!! Love to sew on cards....Your cards are just ADORABLE Love them D!

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  7. Oooh, how delightful, each and everyone of them!! Love your fabulous sewing, I hope to be stitching cards someday!

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  8. Wow Donna, another stunner. Mentioned you in my blog post this afternoon - went off and bought some of Heather Ellis' amazing images.... thanks for the enabling!

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  9. Love your cute cards Donna and thank you so much for the tip about the free papers, they are lovely.

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  10. such cute cards! love that you stitched away =) I need to check out that tutorial to see how easy it can be. I really want to learn! love your coloring and all your added detail! have a wonderful weekend!

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  11. HOORAY. These are gorgeous - and I am so so happy you got your machine out. Now you've done EVERYTHING. You always inspire me Donna - lots of love xxx

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  12. Beautiful cards, Donna! Love the coloring as always and the stitching is just awesome! I have a swing machine, but I'm scare to dead to try sewing on paper... maybe some day! :)

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  13. These are awesome Donna! Adore those images!

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  14. Donna, what a fab blog! I love your designs - especially that little orange lady! - and these two cards are grt! I love sewing on my cards too when I can be bothered to set my machine up! (If only I had a spare room where all my tools were set out neatly with plenty of room to readily use them...must earn more money...) ;)

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  15. super yummy colors, Donna! i just adore your coloring and CONGRATS on sewing on paper!! YAY! You will master those stitches in no time! funny that i made a Sugarplum card, too! =) her designers are just so sweet!

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  16. Simply adorable! You are such an amazing colorist ;-)

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  17. WHOO HOOO!!!! Of course you could do it and so it well!!!! Adorable cards Donna!!!

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  18. hi Donna! it is SOOO cute! Love it! I should get a new sewing machine now, mine is broken! sigh.....

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  19. Beautiful cards, Donna! I love how Lucy stitches on her cards too...and you did a fabulous job too! I still have yet to color in my little girl images...maybe once I'm done with the WAD stuff! :)

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  20. Hi SWEET DONNA! YOU are OUT OF THIS WORLD, BLESSED WITH PURE TALENT!!! WOW! LOVE, LOVE, LOVE your cards! SO CUTE and ADORABLE....they just make me think of YOU! I also like how you show what colors in the Copics that you've used. HOW CLEVER you are.....let's see, that's CREATIVE, CLEVER, SWEET, TALENTED, BIG HEARTED......oh my, the list continues to grow and grow........HAPPY WEEKEND to YOU and your SWEET FAMILY! Love, Karen xoxo

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  21. You are really great at this coloring thing Donna! Love this....

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  22. what a great job on your sewing! I did that once a long time ago...sew...I wouldn't try it on a card tho'. It looks too hard! Love that PI image!

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  23. Thanks for the lovely comment on my card and the tip about the site. That is the site I bought from as the prices were in STG rather than on Etsy in US Dollars... I was doing the math!

    I adore her images - all thanks to you. Have a great weekend, Deirdre

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  24. Beautiful cards Donna. ADORE your creations! I love the square card shapes you use so often!!

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  25. These cards are so beautiful. Love the soft colors. Very sweet!

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  26. My. Oh. My. Your coloring plus stitching = MAGIC!!! These are both such wonderful cards. Love the strips of pp!!! Such cute coloring, too!

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  27. Wow! Such lovely cards. Love your coloring always, the designs are fantastic.

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  28. DONNA... Magic.... love these both... the sentiment is perfect for the image. And sewing as well!!!! Most impressed.

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  29. So many cool new tricks you are adding to your repertoire Donna! I especially like the added dimension you got simply by bending up the scallops... very cool! :)

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  30. You know I tried sewing. I can't seem to make a straight line, so I quit. Heee. You did great with these cards!

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  31. Love your work! I love these digi stamps.

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