Monday, 24 August 2009

Sewing Card

I haven't done any cards for almost two weeks, must be a record for me, and now I am back in production, I have loads of design team and magazine commissions to catch up with that I can't share with you - yet. So here is a quick card I made for a recent issue of Papercraft Inspirations magazine, the brief was to make a card with a sewing theme. I cut up a tape measure for the side border, the scissors are a negative part of a peel-off, and the needle is a real one with a blob of glue on the end so that the recipient doesn't stab themselves

I pleated the paper to look like fabric, and all the little background squares are stitched to look like a quilt. The words 'it seams' were done on the computer, and the little birthday sentiment is by Hero Arts. Be sure to pop over to the Papercraft Inspirations blog, there are always lots of freebie downloads on there
Talking of magazines, my friend and teamie from Funky Hand and Polkadoodles, Kath Stewart, was crowned the winner of the Cardmaker of the Year last year by Simply Cards and Papercraft magazine here in the UK. This months issue has her first published cards, and they are simply gorgeous, be sure to pick up a copy. Way to go Kath, hoping we see lots and lots of your stuff in the future. I dashed (well, hobbled is more accurate) to get the magazine yesterday, and decided to have a coffee and read it in the sunshine. I sat outside Costa, and a woman asked if she could sit at my table. Of course I don't mind, come and sit down and be bored witless by me, I burbled on and on and on, showing her the cards Kath had made, rabbiting on about the craft world. In the end she escaped, saying apologetically "I only came into town to pick up the sunday paper".......poor woman

29 comments:

DonnaMundinger said...

this is so cute En! Love the quilt look and the way you pleated the paper to look like fabric. Adorable! xxD

CelticWoman said...

wonderful card, wonderful colors. Hugs

Kath said...

what are you like....boring the poor old dear with talk of craft...cards and your mate Kath....thanks for your lovely kind words...love you..big hugs kath xxxx

Sharri Seffens said...

I am so glad you are feeling better and back to crafting. I missed seeing your beautiful work!
I love your card today! It is so cute and all the details are amazing!

Net said...

That's a lovely card En - you always have such clever ideas.

Does Costa do greens?

Crystal said...

how adorable enfys! i just love it to death! soooo cute! hugs!

Norine said...

love this as usual and really love the play on words too funny
Hugs
Norine

Kim Piggott said...

Oh wow this is fantastic!
What a brilliant idea love your great detail and wonderful design!
I would have loved to have had that coffee with you.
hugs
kim x

eiyiyi said...

Oh this is just way too adorable. I love everything about it. So creative. hugs, eileen

Scrappymax said...

Oh En, you do have me in stitches reading your antics. I must look out for the magazine so I can see all of Kath's fab cards. Your card is really great, I love how you have added the tape measure and pleated your paper.
MAX x

pinky said...

Excellent card, full of great ideas, just love the paper looking like material.
Pinky

Lean said...

Wauww great sewing creation...love the fabric.
bye bye,Lean

scraphappysteph said...

Amazing card. I love all that you do. Wish this stuff would just come to me.

Justine said...

Glad to see you back Enfys! love the card, very clever!
Justine x

Craftyanny said...

Great to see you back in the swing of things Enfys.
Love the card, it's brilliant
Anne x

Jules said...

Hi En

Such a great card. Love it - so much beautiful detail.

You sound like a busy bunny! So pleased you feel well enough to tackle it all.

Can't believe you met someone who doesn't know about Kath. She obviously wasn't part of the "real world" LOL!!

Great to have you back

Love Jules xx

Cheryl said...

this is brilliant hun love it great colurs too love cheyrl xxxxx

Regina Easter said...

it seems as though this is the cutest....miss ya girl...hope you will be on the MEND real soon...hugs

ma-mi said...

I love this card ... it will be perfect for my mother she addicted on sewing ... when she's nervous, she goes to her sewing room.

Kaye's Crafty Place said...

You never cease to amaze me Enfys, all the sewing is fab, the quilt looks so real. great job.

hugs
Kaye x

Nannieflash said...

Hi Enfys, oh thats lovely, the colouring on it is gorgeous, definitely suitable for someone who loves sewing. With love and hugs Shirleyxxxxxx

jem said...

Hi En, hope your feeling a bit better, i ask often because i care. your card is fab and a craft /card talk would be heaven to me. janex

little cardmaker said...

Love it! It looks just like my sewing table.

~JulieH~ said...

Oh En how creative is this! Love thetape measure and the pleated paper and stitschin and the sentiment is fab!
I had to giggle about your story at Costa I often see the glazed over look from my non crafting friends when I babble on about cardmaking lol!
Hugs
Juliexx

Myra B. said...

I LOOOOOVE this card! So clever and adorable.

Velta said...

LOL on your poor woman story...that was too funny! As for your card...my 1st craft and love was sewing...so I am really attracted to this card! Glad to see you back again!!

scrapn_momof2 said...

Adorable card Enfys! I'm glad to see your back. Hope you are feeling better!!

rcz28 said...

I love this, I used to sew, then i started card making & scraping.
Now i do good if i get dinner on the table on time! I CAN'T KEEP UP.
Robin

~~Lorrie~~ said...

Wow.. that's soo cute. Where do you get your ideas from? Do you look at magazines, sit down with an idea.. or just start with paper and see where you end up?