Sunday, 1 May 2011

My New Toy!...

Hi all! Hope you're enjoying your weekend? For a while now I have wanted a proper sewing machine for using on cards, but could not really justify the cost. I already have a tiny battery operated thing that just does a simple running stitch. But I've never really got on with it. It's manic...and I've never been able to do a straight line with it...ever!!

So when in Tesco's the other day, I spotted a little, but sturdy sewing machine for £59.99 that does 8 different stitches. Including 3 zig zag stitches...just what I wanted! I had been saving my Tesco club card reward vouchers for some time, and had taken £30's worth of them shopping with me, as they have the double up offer on at the moment on certain departments, including small domestic appliances. So yes, I doubled up my £30 vouchers and got myself a sewing machine!!

So here are the results of my first play. I obviously need more practice but am thrilled with the results. It's a really fab machine. Just the right size... I'm sooo happy!!

I have used one of my new Gorjuss Girl stamps, that you can get at Quixotic Paperie.

I used Copics to colour.

I also used;

Prima papers,
Leone Em ash branch punch,
Go Kreate ovals and scalloped ovals,
Paula Pascaul punchable tag stamps,
Lili Of The Valley sentiment,
Prima butterfly,
Ribbon,
Flowers,
Brads,
Spacers.

I'll put this into:
Sweet Stampin's challenge for 'try something new'....my sewing machine!!
Southern Girls...green & blue
My Mum's Craft Shop....flowers

I think I'll have another play with my new toy later!
Thanks for stopping by and for your kind comments.
Have a wonderful long weekend!
Jenny xx

35 comments:

Christine said...

Awww jennifer this is gorgeous lovely colour combo & well done on your stitching &&& your bargain buy..

smiles Christine xx

Michelle said...

wow this is a gorjuss card I love your stitching. I would love to have a go at doing this but I am terrible at sewing in general lol.
Hugs
Michelle

Mau xx said...

Who's a lucky girl then xx and what a great job you have made of the first sewing creation. Love the gorgeous colours and your GG is so beautifully coloured xx
Have fun playing with your new toy xx

CRAZYCRAFTSHED said...

Wow Jenny
A stunning card gorgeous colour's and love the image,
Hugs Dianne xx :)

Janette said...

Good for you Jenny, I have a similar problem, my old machine is of no use so I bought a small one, but I can't seem to control it...lol...mind of it's own I think....

Your card is gorgeous and the stitching is wonderful..xx

Sue said...

wow a beautiful and stunning card, love the flowers and the stitching looks fab

Thank you for joining us at MMCS

sue
xx

Tracey T said...

Wow Jenny, this is beautiful. I love the strong blue and the colouring of your little Gorjuss girl is just ... gorjuss! Thank you for playing at Sweet Stampin' this week. Tracey x

Faye said...

Jenny, this is an absolutely fantastic card and the stitching is such a lovely finishing touch, well worth it, I'd say. Tesco's you say?!
Ooh ans thanks for playing at MMCS. xxx

heidy said...

Good for you Jenny,I don't know what I will do without my sewingmachine lol
Stunning card!!
Hugs Heidy

Nicki said...

That is such a lovely card, the colours are gorgeous. I really need to get my sewing machine out, but it's such a pain to get it all out and put it away again x

Milliesmarvels said...

It looks brill and what a bargain your machine was! I'm addicted to using my machine for cards and think they look strange with no stitching!
Jane
x

annies place said...

Love the card & the stitching, must pay Tesco a visit, can you tell me the make of it, I also have one just does straight stitches & been looking for a cheap one for cards.
Ann x

Donna Mosley said...

Hi Jenny, wow! a new sewing machine, that's fab. You certainly know how to use it too, amazing stitching. Love the new gorjuss girl and amazing embellies. Happy sewing hun. :o)

Donna x

Netty said...

Gorgeous card Jenny, and great news on the sewing machine. Annette x

Fiona said...

this is so gorjuss!! I got a new sewing machine last month too as I had one of those battery ones..useless!! Your stitching is fabulous!! Thanks for joining us at Sweet Stampin this week and good luck with our DT Call.

Fi
x

Katina said...

Ooh, well done Jenny - what a bargain! A sewing machine is on my wish list too as I have a battery one gathering dust in the box - just has a mind of it's own, lol! Your card is STUNNING and the stitching looks great! Can't wait to see more creations! xx

Amanda said...

What an amazing bargain - a sewing machine for virtually nothing! Your card is beautiful too - I love the colours.

I've got my sewing machine out today (for the 1st time in ages) and made a little craft tote/bag which I'll do a blog post soon - I bet you'll be making things like that soon!

Amanda

coops said...

wow this is fantastic jenny,i love the new gg girl and your colours are gorgeous.brilliant stitching too hun, must dust of my machine :D

xx coops xx

Lee said...

Fab news,you are so talented i can see already it's going to be a great asset to you.Really Stunning card this one.Love the colours,great image,and of course the stitching is perfect.xxx

McCrafty's Cards said...

Fabulous card Jenny, I like all the stitching, well done on the sewing machine.
Kevin xx

Michelle said...

Hi Jenny

Wow, this is absolutely gorgeous!! As always your colouring is just amazing. I love the stitching!

Michelle :-)

Rebekah said...

Love these new gorjuss girls Jenny and such lovely colours, well done on your sweing machine bargain! Hugs Rebekah xx

Jules said...

How exciting Jenny!!! You did well there.

I love to see and do stitching on cards.

Love what you have done here. It doesn't look like it is your first attempt. Gorgeous work.

Love the colours you have used here.

Love Jules xx

Diane's Card Designs said...

This is gorgeous Jenny. The image is adorable and coloured in beautifully. Love your colour combo.
Diane :-) xx

xxxtglxxx said...

Hi Jennifer :)

Wow, this is totally amazing - what a gorjuss card! Your colouring is stunning and I love the colours you have used. Stunning!

Thanks for joining us at Sweet Stampin this week,

hugs

xxalisonxx

Yolanda said...

Congrats on your new sewing machine, the stiches like great! Love your card Jenny! This blue is gorgeous and love how you layered the black ribbon at the right sight of the card.
Glad your doilies can be used again, sometimes the solutions are simple :-).
soHave a great day!
Hugs Yolanda

sue said...

Enjoy your sewing machine! Your card is just stunning!! I love it! Thanks for joining in at Southern Girls :)

Carrie said...

Oh I am not sure about needing practise.. it looks fabby hun!! really pretty... Thanks for joing in the DT call at Sweet stamping and good luck xx

Julie said...

Fab card Jenny and a real result with the sewing machine - like getting it for nothing! Look forward to seeing what else you create with it.

Sarpreet said...

hi there, hope you had a lovely weekend, gorgeous card, great layout.

carrie-lee said...

great card and congrats on your bargain well done xxx

CraftyC said...

This is gorgeous jenny. The colours are just wow and beautifully embellished. Have fun with your new machine
Clairexx

Alison said...

That sounds like fantastic value for money - what a great idea!!

Alison
alison.ender@travelcounsellors.com

melsanford said...

Oh wow - that stitching is fab! What a great deal on your sewing machine - dead jealous :-) Love 'n' hugs, Mel xx

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

This is so sweet and pretty, thanks for sharing!

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