Sunday, September 27, 2015

Sewn With Love Vintage Sewing Machine

Hello all of you! I am back again with another post, but this one has nothing to do with coffee. :)

I was so very kindly invited to be a Guest Designer over at Quirky Crafts Challenges. The theme for this fortnight is 'Sewn with Love' and sponsored by the oh, so fabulous Cutting Cafe. Thank you to Cazzy for inviting me to play along with everyone! I hope all of you will make something for this fun challenge, too!

I was given the Sewing Machine template to use. the template comes with files to create both a card and a box, but I opted to make a card. I don't have an electronic cutting machine, so this was all cut by hand. I am so thankful the pdf files are included for folks like me! :)

Papers are from the Basic Grey Picadilly collection, floral ric rack comes from Really Reasonable Ribbon, crochet trim is some vintage stash as are the buttons, fab little doily and sewing machine charm are from Etsy, little hook & eye strip is a vintage find, pins and chipboard sewing mannequin (covered in TH distress crackle paint) are Maya Road, blue glitter rose is from Michael's, and other flowers are by Wild Orchid Crafts. lower piece of sewing machine and tension adjuster circle were sprayed with glimmer mist. needle uppy downy thing was covered in shimmerz paint.

yes, there is a limit to my sewing machine knowledge....they are not my friends. I come from a long line of sewers and it all ended like a brick wall at me. even the sewing machine repair man said he had never seen anything like it when he was constantly fixing mine. it's as if the machine was possessed by gremlins that fought back and attacked me. so I DO NOT SEW! ha! faux stitching is about as close as I come these days. even that is sketchy at best.... sigh....

I'll have another project to share next week for the midway inspiration post, so please stop back by. you might just see some mischievous mice who got into the sewing room!!! :)

Craft for the Craic - anything but square or rectangle
Creative Fingers - anything goes
Jo's Scrap Shack - anything goes
Simply Papercrafts - anything goes
Creative Craft Cottage - anything goes
Karleigh Sue - anything but a square
Natalie and Amy - charming
Ooh La La - ribbons and bows
Kitty Bee - buttons
Crazy 4 Challenges - blue
Noor Designs - shaped cards
613 Avenue Create - anything goes with optional twist of sapphire


Glennis F said...

Fabulous project - I love it

New Creations said...

OhMG! Love that fabulous sewing machine Jennifer!!! What a piece of art, so much loveliness and elements you put in, gorgeous paper and love that hook pins strip giving this creation a REAL look!!!

Anonymous said...

Hi Jennifer I love your sewing machine! The way you decorated it makes it look so real and you've used such fun details! I'm also a person who cuts everything by hand so I share your hapiness about PDF files LOL ;)
Hugs Chantal

Unknown said...

Wonderful project, please participate in Quirky C.C. Gabriela DT.

Fikreta said...

Gorgeous card

have a nice day

Anonymous said...

FABULOUS Card! So creative & fun! Love all the layers & pops of color :)

KT Fit Kitty said...

First of all, congratulations on your GD spot! Well deserved! Your sewing machine is beautiful! That is such a cool card! I love all the details you added! Way to go for cutting it all by hand - I don't have an electronic cutting machine either.

Unknown said...

Awesome sewing machine thank you for sharing with us at Simply Papercraft - good luck
Lyn - DT

Sharon said...

This is fabulous. Love your sewing machine with all the embellishments.
Thank you for sharing this with us at Noor Design.
Hugs Sharon. x

Doris E said...

Your card is so pretty, love the blue color!!! Quirky DT

Stacey said...

Thank you so much for entering our challenge at Creative Fingers Challenge Blog this week. Looking forward to see you again next challenge.
Keep Smilin',
Stacey xxx
Creative Fingers DT
Lasata's Crafty Hideout {My Blog}

Moni said...

Jennifer, this is so beautiful!!! Love all the details you added. Thank you for been our guest designer at Quirky Crafts. Monica.-DT

El mundo segĂșn kyso said...

Lovely job Jennifer! All details are great! Kemly Sc. DT. Quirky.

Jo Williams Independent Stampin' Up Demonstrator said...

This is absolutely stunning!!!! I love how vintage and elegant this sewing machine is. The papers are beautiful and i love all the little trinkets! Thanks so much for entering our Funday Friday challenge this week at Jo's Scrap Shack. Have a wonderful day!
♥ Jo's Scrap Shack ♥

Crafting Suzie's Creations said...

Lovely card thanks you for joining us at Karleigh Sue Challenge
Hugs Sue DT xx

Dawn said...

Wow, you did a perfect job on this one! I love it! The embellies are perfect too!
Dawn xx

Suchi said...

Unusual yet stunning sewing machine shape...loev the way you have decorated it! :)
Thank you for joining Craft for the craic.
Suchi DTxx

Maryvonne Coussé said...

Gorgeous !!!

Thanks for joining us at Creative Craft Cottage Challenges blog and good luck !
Maryvonne DT Member

cards by Stevo said...

wow beautiful made card love all the embellies. Thanks for joining our challenge at Karleigh Sue, Good luck, Steve DT x

Penny said...

Really funny about you and your sewing machine! I was so bad in high school home economics that I thought I would never sew. And I really didn't sew clothing. I did go through a period where I used my machine for crafting. Thank goodness those days are over, lol! :^)
This card is so fabulous! Love the pretty palette and paper! Really love all those fab details you added to this! :^)
And congrats on the GDT! :^)
Hugs, Penny

anncreatief said...

Wouw beautiful i love it, and thanks so much for playing along with us at CCC.
Hugs Anneke DT

ccheney said...

Love this card! Thanks for playing along with us at CCC

Granmargaret said...

Lovely work. Thank you for joining the challenge at Creative Fingers. Hope to see you again next time.


Love it. Thanks for joining us at Aloha Friday KittyBee Designs Buttons challenge.

pysselokaffe said...

This is totally gorgeous!
Thanks for linking up at

Leanne said...

Oh my this is outstanding!! The details are so very cool. Beautiful work!
Mahalo for joining our button challenge at Aloha Friday Challenges with Kitty Bee Designs.