Wednesday, 28 April 2010

A Two Challenge Combo, and A New Toy

This week I've managed to combine two challenges into one card.
Keryn set the dare over on Daring Card Makers...

It's Keryn here this week and I've been lucky enough to get my hands on a 'Big Shot' die cut machine and I'm loving it. I want any excuse I can find to make cards, well anything really using die cuts. This week I want you to play with me. Dig out your dies and your die cut machine. Cut shapes of any size and theme you please and use at least one on your card for this week.

 I combined it with Kazan's sketch over on 2 Sketches For You and came up with this:
 
Die Cut Flowers Card (1)


Die Cut Flowers Card (2)


Ingredients:
Dies (as per Keryn's dare): Nellie Snellen frame (painted with acrylic and sanded); flowers made with Cuttlebug asterisks; Sizzix flower pot; Quickutz grass
Cuttlebug embossing folder
Poundland gems
Ribbon from stash
Papermania paper
Pen stitching

As well as card making, I'm trying to expand my crafty repertoire and this week I acquired this..
1960s Alfa 365 Electric Sewing Machine
..Mum's old sewing machine.  It's older than me, but still works a treat (and weighs a ton).

No more pen stitching on cards for me, I'm going for the real deal.  I've even bought some separate needles to use on paper.

I've not just got the machine for my paper crafts, I am attempting to make a dress! It may take some time as the last time I did any sort of dressmaking/machine sewing was at school in about 1987, and I think my Mum ended up finishing it off!

Cheers

Ruthie x

5 comments:

Lythan said...

love the card - I'm especially impressed with the sewing! thanks for creating a card "to die for" a la DCM :)

Sam said...

What a gorgeous pot of flowers. Great card. Love the polka dots and you did a great job with the stitching.

Lynda said...

You've created a masterpiece with all those different dies (and the sewing machine)! Thanks for joining in with Daring Cardmakers.

Lynda xxx

Cheryl Nelson said...

such a pretty card!! love it in every way!!!

Kazan Clark said...

your card is beautiful - I Love the stitching - goes to prove that oldies are still goodies
thanks for joining us here at 2S4Y
:) Kazan