Friday, March 15, 2013

My First Machine Stitched Card

I must admit that it took me ages to get my
mini sewing machine going.  It was very
difficult to get the cotton thread up from the
bobbin, luckily I did not give up and in the
end watched a video on Youtube, which
helped me understand exactly what to do.
I did a swap with one of my granddaughters'
– I gave her my full-size SM and she gave
me her mini SM.  My machine stood for many
years in a cupboard that I cannot reach and
now it is too heavy for me – apart from
the fact I have nowhere to put it out!

Getting to the point – this is the first card I
have made using stitching, and I shall be
using the SM again.  The good thing about
making hand crafted cards, is that the work
doesn't have to be perfect!!  

My first test!


Cardstock – Core'dinations
Nestabilities – Labels Seventeen
Green Spotted Pattern Paper – My Mind's Eye
Red Pattern Paper – Echo Park
Flowers – Petaloo
Sentiment – Word
Ribbon – Stash
Green Dot Sparkler Stickers – Stampendous

This card was entered into challenges at
Lady Anne's Challenges - Anything Goes and at


  1. wonderful card! thanks for joining us at catch the bug!

  2. What a cute card, i like you color coordination. Thanks for joining the Cards by Lady Anne Challenge.

    Happy Weekend

    Cards By Lady Anne DT Member

  3. Lovely the colour coordination.

  4. Jackie, your card is adorable. You did a great job on the stitching. I love stitching on a card but, like you, my machine is in an inconvenient place. Thank you for joining us at CDAC for the Anything Goes Challenge. Looking forward to more of your work.

    Peggy T.
    CDAC DT Member

  5. This is beautiful. Lovely colours and embellishments. Everything works so well together. Thanks for sharing your talent. Good luck with the challenge. Hugs Desíre {Lady Anne's Paper Crafts DT Member} {Doing Life - my personal blog}
    PS, it would be great if you could link your card to our challenge.

  6. Jackie, this is so cute! I love how you colored my "Gardener Pattieboop"!!!

    Pattie ♥