Sew sweet

The current Head to Head challenge on the Dragons Lair Designs Fan Group Facebook Page uses the Lost and Found Treasures mini kit. I have combined the vintage look of the kit with a modern miss!

SAM_2968(watermarked)

Materials used:
Dragons Lair Designs – Lost and Found Treasures mini kit
Angie’s Stamps – Daisy May Sewing
printer card
X-Press It card
Copic pens
gold peel-off greeting
white A5 card blank

All the backing layers have been printed from the DLD kit. Daisy May was sized to fit on the middle mat, coloured with Copics and fussy cut. She is attached to the card using 3d gel glue.

I must admit I was not sure about the mix of styles but it is growing on me. Since sewing is a timeless pastime it is fitting to have vintage past and colourful present together. Programmes like ‘The Great British Sewing Bee’ have certainly helped revive the art of making clothes and household items and judging by the increasing number of fabric outlets appearing at craft shows over the past few years I think it is a trend set to last a while. As a non-sewer I am always in awe of people who can produce such wonderful things from just a length or two of fabric.

Thanks for visiting. Take care.

Pippa

I would like to enter my card into the following challenges:
2 Creative Chicks Showcase #11
Dragons Lair Designs Head to Head challenge
Lemon Shortbread Challenge #18 – Anything Goes
Crafty Sentiments Designs – Kids
A Bit More Time To Craft #22 – Anything Goes
Not Just Cards – June

About Pippa

I started crafting at an early age though not always successfully, my pillowcase tennis dress has, thankfully, disappeared into history. Funnily sewing is not something I enjoy! My favourite crafty activity has to be card making, especially stamping which I have been doing for over 20 years and am still a beginner, there is always something new to learn. I also enjoy knitting and crochet. I am not an artist, cannot even draw a straight line with a ruler, but I love colouring in, which is why stamping appeals so much. I am married, have recently retired from being a part time HLTA at a local village primary school, have two grown up daughters, both married and a mad cat called Finnegan. That, in a nutshell, is me.
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5 Responses to Sew sweet

  1. jmhave44 says:

    I think the image fits perfectly with the vintage background. You’ve got some terrific shading in the pretty colors of this little cutie too. Like the different muted tones of the background with the bright colors in her dress & shoes. Delighted to see a needle in her hand too. Good to hear sewing might be making a comeback in your area. Not sure if it is here. I sewed a bit, not sure I’d be considered a sewer. I collected quilt fabric, does that count? It’s a lovely design, Pippa. Well done. TFS & Happy wk ahead.

  2. Lovely work. thank you for joining the challenge at a Bit More Time to Craft and Not Just Cards. Hope to see you again next time.

  3. Florence says:

    What a great card. She is adorable.
    Flo x

  4. Such a sweet card. Thank you for joining us for our ‘Kids’ Challenge’ at Crafty Sentiments Designs. Hugs Lisa (GDT)

  5. Dewi says:

    Fabulous! Thanks for joining at Lemon Shortbread: Anything Goes
    Hugs
    Dewi

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