Friday 1 August 2014

Sew What!

Good morning - wow can you believe its the first of August already? So scary where this year is going.  As it is the first of the month that means its time for another challenge at A Little Bit Crafty.  This month the theme is "Sew What" so we would love to see your interpretation of the theme.  I was very lucky to have been given a stamp set by one of our fabulous sponsors - here is my card:

The fab stamp set is from Darkroom Door Rubber Stamps called Dressmaker. I must say I was really impressed with the quality of the stamps.  They come in a DVD type case with clear pictures of the images on the cover.  The stamps themselves are lovely red rubber, deeply etched.  Thirteen stamps in the set so, as you can see, I only used a few! When I got some Chanel for my birthday I knew I wanted to keep the ribbon to use and so I thought I would incorporate it into this card.  I stamped the dressmaker form on black card with Brilliance ink and embossed with some white SeaFoam EP.  I used Centura Pearl for the backing, half embossed with a sewing embossing folder and the other half I stamped the pattern stamp lightly with Memento London Fog in a random pattern. I stamped and embossed the cotton spool and cut it out, wrapping some crochet cotton around it.  The sentiment, which hasn't been picked up very well by the camera is from Craftwork Cards.

We have some fabulous sponsors this month:

Darkroom Door - A Stamp Set

Whimsy Stamps - $15 Gift Voucher

Blooming Felt - £20 Gift Voucher

Beads Direct - £10 Voucher

We would love to see your project, remember you don't have to do a card we love any type of craft as long as it is home made! Please head over to A Little Bit Crafty to have a look at the rest of the DT work for some more inspiration!

Here are a couple of photos from our holiday, unfortunately I forgot to take that many!!

Thank you so much for looking and the lovely comments you leave, they are so much appreciated as I know how time consuming it is! Take care xx


aussie aNNie said...

Stunningly elegant is this card Susan and lovely pics of your family. may like to join my birthday candy which you will find on the top of my blog list...♥aNNie The Journey is the Start

Veerle said...

Hi Susan lovely card, very chique.
I like it. Lovely family pictures too I can tell they enjoyed it too. Nice.
Love, Veerle xxx

Unknown said...

Gorgeous card Susan nice to have you back and lovely pics of the grandchildren and that beautiful sunset.
Chris x


Fabulous card Susan and love the pic's hope you have a lovely time and have a wonderful weekend
Hugs Dianne xx :)

Deborah said...

Lovely card, so elegant. Lovely photos of the family. Have a great weekend.

Deborah A

rachel said...

a gorgeous make Susan - fabulous embossing too! Love your pictures - all the boys look like they're having fun! Hugs rachel x

Sue said...

Such a stylish card Susan.
Wonderful photo's.
Sue x

Sue said...

Your card is stunning Susan. I really love how you have used those fabulous stamps.
Beautiful photos too, thanks for sharing.
Hugs Sue xx

Debs said...

Beautiful elegant card Susan - fabulous image and perfect detailing.
Wonderful photos - thanks for sharing.
Have a fabulous weekend.
Debs xx

pinky said...

Wow excellent card, perfect embossing too. Your grandkids are just adorable Susan.

Lorraine said...

A gorgeous sewing themed card Susan. Love the image and colours.
Fabulous photos of the boys too.
Lorraine x

Unknown said...

Lovely holiday shots Susan, something to remember those happy moments by! Your Chanel card is so stylishly made, everything is an absolutely perfect match on your card! Hugs, Ira x
Ira’s Crea Corner

cuilliesocks said...

Hi Susan, what lovely photos of your Grandchildren, thanks for sharing them
Lovely card, love the colour theme, and image, hugs Kate x

coldwaters2 said...

Gorgeous card Susan love that image and the embellishments also that fabulous embossing a super card.
lorraine x

cotnob said...

This is a gorgeous card Susan, I love your embossed image and fabulous background.
I hope you have a lovely weekend.

Anonymous said...

Lovely card, and what wonderful pictures of your grandchildren, looks like you had a fab time. Thanks for the peek x

Chrissy said...

Beautiful elegant card the black and classy..lovely photos,such cute little kids.


May said...

Gorgeous elegant card Susan, fabulous embossed background...Love the photos of your sweet Grandchildren...Have a happy weekend... Hugs May x x

Janette said...

Gorgeous card Susan and I love all the added extras too, very pretty...
Love seeing the Grandchildren,looks like they had a good

mags said...

Gorgeous card Susan. Lovely image and like the embossed and stamped background. Great photos too.

scrappymo! said...

My goodness...those photos of your grandchildren are so precious!
And...that sunset is beautiful.

Your card is so elegant. Brilliant idea to save and use that Chanel ribbon! Justy adds to that elegant feel.
I have some London Fog and must remember to use it as I have seen it on other blogs lately and now on does give such a lovely soft feel!

Beautiful card and hope your holidays were as wonderful as those darling pictures look!

PS The weather...thank goodness we are usposed to get a few drops of rain today...sometimes it is only 5 min though. It can climb to 42 here...even hotter in Kamloop where I spent most of yesterday shopping. I pray there are a few short sprinkles of rain over the weekend as it is POW WOW time in Kamloops and the Native Indian dancers dance all weekend in that brutal heat.

The city is hopping with all the dancers in town and all the tourists in for that and then also just the ordinary vacation regulars.

Sharon said...

This is fabulous Susan. Love the image and design.
Enjoy the rest of your week.
Hugs Sharon. x

Wendy said...

Gorgeous card Susan, love how you have used these stamps...wonderful pics too that sunset looking stunning.
Wendy xx

cheryl said...

oh this is one,gorgeous card hun,just love,that stamp super layout and the photos are just fab,hugs Cherylxxxxx

Patricia said...

Good morning Susan,
Brilliant card, love it all, very clever.
Great photos, your beautiful Grandchildren are growing so quickly.

Patricia x

Anet's Crafting said...

Gorgeous card Susan, I love the all the pretty details and embossing. Well done. Anet x