Friday, September 25, 2009

Too much time...

...spent on this card. I was trying to do some machine stitching for the Simon Says challenge and I can never get the tension right. I spend way too much time adjusting and redoing and I still have crooked sloppy stitches and waste my precious paper! Oh well, we are not all perfect. I'll keep at it and one day I'll get it. If you have any tips for sewing on paper, please share.

I didn't toss this card. I'm not happy but I'm posting it anyway. I incorporated three other challenges. I chose to use olive, mustard, and chocolate from the Color Thowdown choices. I used the sketch at the Pink Elephant and went with a fall theme for Stampin Sisters in Christ.

Stamp: Harvest Fruits- Sweet n Sassy
Paper: K&Co.
Accents: Ribbon
Tools: Nestabilities Label Four; Prismacolor pencils; Cuttlebug Vintage corners; Cuttlebug birds and vines folder


  1. Very pretty! Great use of all the colors! Thanks for playing the Throwdown!

  2. gorgeous card Fonda ! :-) The image and papers are beautifully coordinated ,,, and your sewing is fab !! I have only got my machine out once to sew on card so I don't have many tips ,, I would suggest you use cheap/scraps paper for practising ! Hope you didn't waste too much of your gorgeous papers :-(

    thanks for joining the Simon Says Stamp Challenge :-)
    Lols x x

  3. Beautiful card. Thanks for playing with us:)

  4. Love this card. Definately a Fall one. Thanks for playing with us:)

  5. Beautiful paper you used with this lovely image! Thanks so much for playing the Color Throwdown!

  6. Fabulous card thanks so much for joining us at the Pink Elephant. Love the stitching - not tried it myself yet.

    Ann xxx

  7. Pretty layout--keep working at the stitching, it is worth the effort! Thanks for playing the CTD!

  8. Gorgeous fall card and I love the embossing!!

    Thanks so much for entering the Simon Says Stamp Challenge!!


  9. Glad you didn't toss this card! It's a great autumn card! I know you don't think your stitching is perfect, BUT, at least you are using a sewing machine! LOL Plus the lazy stitch is "in" nowadays! I think your stitching looks just fine! Love your main image also.

    Great job with the CTD challenge!

  10. Lovely card, fab image and beautiful colours.
    Thanks for joining Simon Says Challenge this week.


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