Tuesday, 13 May 2008

Magnolia Card + A New Toy
I finally decided to get myself a mini sewing machine so I could stitch on cards, I didn't want to ruin my big one!! I got this one from Argos and it's fab. I haven't had much time to play with it today as I've been doing some cleaning but it stitches lovely and is nice and easy to use.
I've made this Tilda card using some new paper and flowers which I got yesterday, it's a real change from my normal colours but I think I like it!! Tilda has been stamped and coloured with Prismacolors and Sansador and I've added some
glitter for a bit of sparkle and piece of organza ribbon. I have zigzag stitched the 2 pieces of paper together, if you click on the pic you can see it better.
Have a good day!

















33 comments:

Flossie's Follies said...

You card looks great and a mini sewing maching just for cards, how wonderful. Know what you mean about your regular maching I sew and have been afraid to use mine on paper, think it is time for a mini for me.

ScrapMomOf2 said...

Congratulations on your new toy Andrea! I got a sewing machine at a garage sale . . . now I just need to use it once in a while!! I love stiching on cards and scrapbook pages!

Emma Phillips said...

Hi Andrea, I've missed so many gorgeous creations on your blog, I love your new present to yourself!! Great card too, I like the new colour scheme you have gone for. Many thanks for the stamped images you sent me, I'm not sure I left enough white space around the ones I've done for you so I may do them again.

Hunnybunnycards said...

Andrea, the card is gorgeous, the colours are perfect. I have one of these little machines too, I bought it to do the same thing but never had time to try it, I will now though, it looks so effective on your card. Well done.

Barbarax

EllePiggo said...

Fab and pretty card Andrea. :) I've got a sewing machine somewhere that was given - just need to find it first! LOL

Vanessa.

Debbie said...

Fab card Andrea,And a great new toy to play with. Have fun sewing.

scrapnnMO said...

Oh my heavens Andrea that new toy is gonna bring you lots of JOY! Have fun!

Jill said...

beautiful card Andrea love the stitching you;ve done it's looks fantastic really lovely card Jill x

Stempelchaotin said...

Congrats to your new toy. :)
Lovely card Andrea. Supercute.

karine said...

Hi Andrea , thank you for visiting my blog . the card i made was with a picture that stood on the package of a perfume sample ( lolita lempika ), it was to beautiful to trow away so i made this card with it . Sorry for my bad engelish !.

Karine .

karine said...

Hi Andrea , thank you for visiting my blog . The card i made was with a picture that stood on the cover of a perfume sample ( lolita lempika )and i found it to pretty to trow it away . Sorry for my bad english :-(

Karine .

Silli said...

good toy...:-) Your card is sooo sweet!

gina said...

lovely card, and love your new toy
Gina x

Alison said...

Love your new machine, never tried sewing on my cards yet. Love the card you have made, the sewing is very effective and those papers are gorgeous.

stardustgemsandribbon said...

Fabulous card Andrea. I've bought this machine today as well! Not tried it yet - your stitching looks fab! Argos will be selling out fast! Carole x

Katharina said...

What a wonderful card Andrea! I love your sewing! And I am really glad that I could give you a good advice. That's what blogging is all about, isn't it?
Looking forward to more sewing on your cards!
Hugs
Katharina x

mariaadams said...

Gorgeous card, and it's it great to have a new toy to play with! I must use my machine more!
Maria x

Marlou said...

oh wow!!! I want one!!! Andrea this is fabulous, my old singer broke, so I haven't stitched on cards for ages!! its soooo effective, love this card. Must hint for my birthday to my husband {lol} )x

Frances said...

Very pretty card Andrea. I've been looking for a GOOD mini sewing machine everywhere, didn't realise Argos did one - thank you! (think this is the same model Katharina has been raving about on her blog too)

Paula said...

Great card, love the lilac & lime below too!

I ruined my big machine using card. I have a 24 year old singer that still looks brand new & will be getting it serviced soon so I can make curtains again!!!
Meanwhile my mini is missing the electric pedal!!

Vicki May said...

Well done it looks great. I had a real good look up close, think I could do with your help on my costumes lol.
I love the card, like you say different colours for you but I love it. Mind you I love all your crafting.
x Vicki x

debby4000 said...

fabulous card and what a great new machine looking forward to some great cards using it.

elisa said...

Beautiful card and love the little sewing machine.x

Jules said...

Beautiful card :-)

ink'n'rubba said...

this is such a pretty card Andrea, and love the stitching from your new toy! Like you, I don't want to get out my big machine so have avoided stitching on cards, or mending dropped hemlines! I'll have to take a look at the Argos catalogue!

Nixe07 said...

Your card is wonderfula nd the new sewing machine looks great. Have fun ...
Hugs, Moni

Jennifer Buck said...

Andrea, this is just beautiful! I must confess to having some stampers envy right about now! I am anxious to get this little Janome for myself! You will have to keep me posted as to how you like it. Hope you are doing well! :)

Deb said...

Beautiful card, very pretty colours and the stitching looks great! What a fabulous little sewing machine! Have fun with your new toy!

Michelle said...

Your new machine looks great Andrea! Your card is fab too, love the layout, flowers and lovely image. Lovely colours x

malieta said...

Your card is too cute and your sewing is very neat! I've made attempts to sew on my larger sewing machine and my seams always turn out crooked. Maybe I should consider buying a new toy also. (hehe)
malieta:)

Terrie B x said...

Oh wow this is a fab card Andrea...I think your stitching is great and the colours are beautiful:)
Have fun with your new sewing machine:)x

Viv said...

Hi Andrea,
You must be ever so pleased at getting your new 'toy'.
It's done you proud already!!
Your card is really pretty and your stitching is perfect.
Great card all round. Viv xx

craftyb said...

Hi andrea, I love your Tilda card! The paper and flowers are lovely!

I see many people with these little machines now...I am sorely tempted to invest in one myself! bx