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Tuesday, 24 January 2012


Hopefully going to try and get a challenge card out by Tuesday/Wednesday of each week !!!
If I can get one done I will be happy.

My hubby and I have had a busy weekend trying to sort out some more items from my late mum. She was a seamstress many years ago, then once she had us girls making all our clothes and teaching us how to sew.  I went to a workshop (think it was a couple of years ago) and first used the tailors dummy die and knew I would want to use it again sometime and decided to do my own twist, doing this card brought back some lovely memories of her and looking at her old patterns gave me the inspiration to make this card. 

Still into these shaped cards as they give you a large background to work with.  I used different papers from Eline's Winter Hues Paper Pack for the background, dress and tape measure.  On the lower half I used a button mask and lightly embossed the paper. I then used Victorian Velvet Distress Ink all over the papers and then edged with Vintage Photo.  I then added some faux stitching around the card and the paper.

For the edge of the card I used a Marianne Ribbon Die on pearl card, used both distress inks again, then threaded some ribbon from my stash. Finished it with some Cosmic Shimmer Pearl.

The mannequin, buttons and thread reels were all from a Tim Holtz Die.  I used the paper rosettes die then stamped it with Joanna Sheen tape measure from the haberdashery stamp set it for a different effect.

To finish I used some scrap threads from my sewing box along with needles and threader.  The mannequin was finished with cosmic shimmer pearl, organza rose and a decorative pin to hold it in place.

I am entering this card into the following challenges:

Allsorts Challenge - Needles & Pins
Stamptacular Sunday Challenge - Seeing Spots
Papertakeweekly - Happy Highlights
Make it Monday - Anything Goes
Crafts and me Challenges - Use Pins
Truly Madly Crafty Challenges - Anything Goes

Think this would have made a lovely birthday or mothers day card for her and I know she would have loved it as I hope you will.

As always thanks for stopping by and leaving your comments.

Hugs xx


  1. very cute, love the colours, thank you for joining our challenge at Stamptacular Sunday this week, hugs, martina

  2. Fabulous Maria...love all the sewing details, gorgeous colours and love the band down the side, very pretty..

    Thanks for sharing with us at ‘Make it Monday’

    Luv CHRISSYxx

    Don’t forget. .if you leave a comment on another entrant, mention that you saw their card on ‘Make it Monday’ for a chance at second prize.. the more you comment on and mention MIM, the more chances at winning second prize.

  3. This is so beautiful and the way you have put everything together is so creative
    x catherine

  4. A lovely creation Maria with great attention to detail.

    Thanks so much for joining us our Needles and Pins theme at Allsorts this week, good luck and hope to see you again.

    B x

  5. What a gorgeous card!!!! Love all those embellishments! Thank you so much for linking up at MIM and remember, to be in the running to win second prize from our sponsor this week just leave a comment for another entry. Be sure to mention you saw them on Make It Monday. The more entries you comment on the more chances you have of winning! Good luck,
    Rene :D

  6. Hi Maria,

    Thank you so much for entering my Allsorts Challenge this week. This is a gorgeous design and the thought to detail is superb. Love the way that you have dressed your tailor's dummy too! Good luck love Jo xx

  7. I love the vintage look, very pretty card. Thanks so much for joining in at Stamptacular Sunday this week
    Hugs Julie P

  8. Thanks so much for stopping at my blog and for your wonderful comment! Your card is absolutely beautiful! Just love the vintage look! Such pretty papers! And what a fabulous die-cut!

    Thanks for sharing your wonderful card at MIM!

  9. Really do love this card. My mum was a sewing enthusiast too she made all our clothes when we were small, happy memories.


  10. A very beautiful card... like girlie grunge... fab xx


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