Sunday, May 23, 2010

Candy Winner and Sewing On Paper

I know that you all are anxiously awaiting to know who the winner of the blog candy is. I certainly would be. I REALLY wish I could send everyone something, but....sigh. I don't know how to copy the RANDOM.ORG image here to show you, but the winning number is 17: Joy: Paper Princess who has a wonderful blog Create With Joy. Congratulations Joy. Please email me with your address at

I must apologize now for the poor pictures that will be posted over the next week. Our desktop, which has my editing software, is currently...well...broken. It should be fixed in a week, I can hardly wait!

Yesterday I finally did something I have been putting off for almost 2 years! I pulled out my mini Janome sewing machine, which I bought almost 2 years ago when it was on a sale. I was a bit concerned that after so long it would no work for me, but it behaved wonderfully.

I know how to sew using fabric to make things like clothes, but I must admit...I hate doing it. There was a time, of course, that I enjoyed the challenge of learning the ins and outs of such a thing, but that was a LONG time ago, LOL Now I enjoy the challenge of the hunt during a clearance sale.

I must say, that I really enjoyed sewing on paper. I will be using the machine much more often, maybe even as much as my ATG! Here is the first card I made.
The image is paper tole which came on a sheet that I purchased from Card Stitching. This has become one of my new favorite paper crafts to do, either on a preprinted sheet or by stamping several images to create the paper tole.

There is quite a bit of glitter on this image which adds so much to it. The image came with the glitter on it already, isn't that neat. I added the pearls to look like a barrette. Isn't this such a nice vintage image? I am not one to do "vintage" usually but it is nice to spread my horizons. I really like how the image turned out.

I also made the card with lots of layers to match the layers of the paper tole. I know it is hard to tell but the bow is a soft pink while the vertical ribbon is off white/vanilla. The 2 scalloped ovals are edged with my copper Kryon marker. In the first picture, you can see that I added some glitter to the flowers to match the glitter on the image.

I used a sentiment from an old Stampin' Up set, called Botanicals, hoping that the font looked "old", LOL, for lack of a better word.

You can click on any of the photos to get a better look at the paper tole, flowers or even the whole card :o)

I am using this card for the following challenges:
Crafty Card Makers: Inside Out
Crazy Challenge: Somethng new to use or new for you (sewing on paper is brand new for me)
Doodle Palace: make an image look 3D...(I hope these preprinted images count as they are actually harder than making your own, even with the coloring involved)
Papertake Weekly: Say It With Flowers
Charisma Cardz: 3D (again, I hope this counts)
Digi Doodle Shops Best: Sparkle, Glitter and Glitz
Pixie Dust Studio: Add A Pearl
No Time To Stamp: Gone Askew: do not center your focal point
Create 4 Fun: Vintage Card
Totally Gorjuss: Bling It Up
Pile It On: Out of the box (I literally took my sewing machine out of the box, LOL, finally)
Have a fabulous week :o) HUGS


The Paper Princess said...

HI Sandy,

I am thrilled to learn that I am the winner of your awesome blog candy - thanks so much! I just e-mailed you with my contact info so please check your mail!

Your current project is so lovely - the image, of course, is dear to my heart!

Have a great day, and thanks for becoming a Kindred Spirit at Create With Joy!


Deb Neerman said...

A gorgeous card!

Thanks so much for entering your beautiful project in this week's Stamp Simply "Gone Askew" card challenge!

Katja of Katzz said...

PRETTY PRETTY PRETTY. Thanks for joining our challenge at DDSB!


Squirrel x said...

Blingtastic! Thanks for playing Totally Gorjuss with us this week. Hugs, Squirrel xx

Karen said...

Really lovely, thanks for joining us at Digi Doodle Shops Best.

shellshearer said...

A really gorgeous card

Thank You for joining 'The Crazy Challenge' this week!!

Hugs Shell xx

Judy said...

Whoa! Beautiful card! I really enjoyed looking over all the detail. Fabulous! Thank you so much for entering this in our challenge at Digi Doodle Shop's Best.

Hugs said...

Absolutely fabulous card..... thank you for joining us at Digi Doodle Shop's Best and look forward to seeing your creations again.


paola said...

Beautiful vintage creation, thanks for joining us at TG

Dora said...

Love this one too, even though its completely different from the other one, this one is so elegant. Love your stitching ... sorry he he PERFECT stitching !!!! A Wow !!! PS thank you for your comment on my card. Hugs xxx

Pascale said...

Hi there I love the jaunty angle of the image on this card ,fantastic. Thanks for sharing with us at digi doodle shops best challenge hugs Pascale

Faye said...

Wow Sandy, your card is just stunning, absolutely gorgeous. Thanks for playing at Charisma. x

Anna said...

So pretty! Love the soft vintage feel! Thanks for joining us at Pile It On.

Michelle B said...

Beautiful card! Love the vintage vibe. Thank you for joining us this week at DDSB.

Michelle B.

Karen Howard said...

Wow, this is really beautiful! LOVE the image and the kitty is so adorable! Gorgeous card, love everything about it!

Cat said...

Such a beautiful Vintage looking card! I have a Janome too, and I love it! Never a minute's trouble! Thanks for joining us this week at Pixie Dust! I’m having a “Count the Pearls” Contest on my blog
Here You could win a digi from the new “Pearl” Collection!

hayward69 said...

This is totally gorgeous. Love the little girl, dp and the flowers. Thanks for joining in with us on DDSB

Jayne xx

Spyder said...

This is beautiful! I just wish i had a sewing machine!!

Monika Reeck said...

Woow your main Images is so sparkling sooo lovely this...thanks for playing with us at DDSB this week, hugs, Monika

jo said...

What a beautiful card! Thanks for playing along with us at DDSB! :)


KymKreates said...

What a sparkler! It is beautiful. Thanks for joining us this week at Digi Doodle Shop's Best!

Darlene (SCS:akronstamperdpk) said...

WOW ... this is absolutely GORGEOUS!!!

Amber said...

Oh so vintage and sweet! Love the stitching.

Trish Hughes said...

wondeful job, thanks so much for playing along with PIO.

Debbie said...

Oh, this is simply lovely!!!! What a great vintage image! Thanks for sharing it with us at PIO! this week :)

Scrappy said...

Simply BEAUTIFUL!! Thanks for joining us at PIO! We hope you will be back to join us next week!

judie said...

this is stunning, love it, well done, thanks so much for playin with us at crafty cardmakers xx

Nana said...

Oh, wow, this is simply adorable and gorgeous. Love the image and the colors you went for. And for first time stitching on paper, you've done amazing job!
Thank you for joining us at "Crazy challenge" and "PIO"!
hugs Nana