Thursday 26 February 2009

Time for Apple Pie

Good morning !

I could just eat a nice slice of warm apple pie with gorgeous vanilla ice cream right now, couldn't you ? I'm always thinking of food me !

I recently received this gorgeous Sarah Kay stamp and I have been dying to use it and when I managed to get my hands on the new BasicGrey "Porcelain" paper pad, I knew they went perfectly together.

Now you may notice that there is some real stitching on this card ! After seeing some amazing creations with real stitching on them I just knew I had to dig my old sewing machine out from the deepest, darkest depths of the spare room and have a go. Unfortunately some spiders webs came out with it but I can assure you that no spiders were harmed for the making of this card !!

After finding the worn and torn instruction book which I had to sellotape back together so the instructions came in order, setting it all up and starting, I realised why my sewing machine had been put in the deepest, darkest depths of the spare room - I am soooo hopeless at sewing anything, by hand or machine ! The machine was totally in control of me and the air was blue !! I will persevere though but don't expect great miracles to happen and beautifully turned out stitched cards, that won't happen in a million years !!!

The white base card is from The Papermillshop.

The patterned papers are BasicGrey "Porcelain" and everyone of the papers in this pad is gorgeous and you really do have to talk yourself into not being so silly and use them ! The pink card is Core'dinations which I have punched with a MS floral border punch.

The Sarah Kay image has been coloured with ProMarkers (of course ). Mustard (hair), ivory and blush (skin), Marsh green, olive green and moss (hat and apron), rose pink and maroon (dress and shoes) (scary combination when you first put pen to paper !), mustard and cinnamon (basket), lime green and green (apples), grass and marsh green (grass), cool grey 2 (outline).

The sentiment is from a set of clear stamps by simonsaysstamp and can be found here. The set is called "Card Sentiments". Simonsaystamp have also started selling Sarah Kay stamps too !

The flowers are a mixture of Hero Arts, Prima and gorgeous, gorgeous paper roses from HobbyCraft.

The ribbon is from my stash.

I also decorated the inside of the card with the off cuts I had left and added a nestie label cut piece of card which I rubbed with shabby shutters distress ink.

I love how this card turned out, I don't know how I'm going to part with it !!

Hope you all have a great Thursday, the weekend is nearly here !!

Thank's for looking.


  1. woww Jo,what a gorgeous card,l love the colours.

    hugs Riet.xx

  2. Wow that is stunningly beautiful!


    I know what you mean about the sewing machine! I found it a lot easier when my mum said "don't try to push the card/material through, just let the machine take it and "guide". Once that was sorted, I relaxed and the sewing seemed a little straighter lol.

  3. This is just scrummy Jo, fantastic papers and a beautiful image! I had to laugh at your attempts to sew.... why do you think I'm so in favour of faux stitching?!
    I'm sorry I couldn't reply to you last night, I got kicked off the pc. You are an absolute gem and I'll email you later ;o)

  4. This is a superb image and I love the flowers! Lovely card!

  5. This is a gorgeous card Jo, those new papers from basic grey look great too

  6. What a pretty card Jo - love the pink and green - ooh will have to get those papers!!


  7. yay, i knew you would make a beautiful card with this stamp and i was right :), your card is wonderful hun :) :) :)



  8. OH Jo! This is amazing! I just love her apron and bonnet. And the whole layout is fabulous.

  9. This is a gorgeous card and a beautiful combination of colours.
    Debra xx

  10. This card is stunning! I love that image and all those pretty borders are perfect. I laughed about your sewing machine..I had a fight with mine sewed me a bird's nest !!!

    Fabulous card!
    Judy xx

  11. Oh wow, simply devine :) I love those papers. Wonderful colouring :) Kim


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Jo x

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