Thursday, 14 March 2013

Xmas in March, and a lesson to learn in sewing

I won the 'star of the month' at CRAFT challenges last month and the prize is a Guest Designer spot for the month, so here I am with my first creation in support of the challenge which starts today.  The theme is Xmas in March and we're sponsored by Kenny K, Doodle Dragon Studio, Flonz Craft and Digital Delights.

I've used a saucy Kenny K image called Mistletoe and added a typed sentiment which I think goes well with the image.  It's been a while since I made an easel card too, so I've cut out a scalloped circle with a Go Kreate die, and used a red colour scheme.

One of my 2013 New Year Resolutions was to include stitching on my cards, but I think I need to have a 'get out clause' when I'm using fancy shapes, and in that category I would include circles.  My sewing machine does not have a speed control setting, so it's either stopped, or at full pelt, which makes navigating around shapes really difficult.  I could use the hand turning control thingy, but I'm too impatient and my foot finds the pedal too easily!!!  There were only a couple of wobbles, but they're all I can see when I look at the finished project!!!  My old machine had a speed setting so I could slow it right down.  I didn't think of it when I got my new machine last summer, but I miss it now I've not got it!! LOL

Anyway, hope you like my card, and I look forward to seeing your Christmas creations on the CRAFT challenge blog.



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8 comments:

Doreen said...

Beautiful ,gorgeous design and colours.xxx

Mojca said...

oh I think your stitching is lovely annett. I don't have a machine so I can't do it, but it really looks wonderful on project. I also love the layout and the shape. so pretty. hugs! Mojca

Deanne @ Three Trees said...

Your stitching is just perfect - love this card Annette!

Deanne :)

Chrissy said...

Fabulous card Annette, such a wonderful image and colouring. love the stitching and card shape...

Luv CHRISSYxx

lalkygirl said...

Hi Annette fabulous card ...gorgeous colours and amazing sewing
I got your message about the missing Gdt samples....I did start to. Write the challenge post but was called away to a family funeral,so the post was finished by Karen ,I have passed your msg on. And am sure she will be in touch soon
Tracey DT member for I love promarkers xx

Wendy Nicola Jackson said...

That's the one! That's the sentiment I was talking about which would be awesome to have for this years Christmas makes. Did this make it into your sentiment creation list? Love it! Love the image too, fabulous together!!! Hugs, Wends xxx

Elise said...

A huge Congratulations on winning star of the month Dear!!! :) And I love your card .. very gorgeously coloured with such a beautiful sky!!!

Big Hugs,
Elise

Bettina L. said...

Great easel card Annette and I love the choice in shape and colours too. Hugs Bettina xx

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