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I am 38 and live with my husband and 2 little dogs called Tessa and Toby. We married in May 2010. I work as a care manager however have finally finished my 4 year social work degree and as long as I have passed I hope not to do any more study for quite a while lol....

Sunday, 22 April 2012

Good Luck....

Hi all, hope you have had a great weekend.
Disaster struck this afternoon for me - my sewing machine went wrong!!!!!!!!!!
That is a disaster for me lol.... I only got the machine at Christmas and just love using it!
As it was a gift I have to wait for the receipt to arrive from my Dad, who is getting from my sister whose Christmas gift also went wrong a while back and they are on the same receipt!!!  Oh, and she is currently in Spain!   So I had a little tantrum and have resigned myself to life without my beloved sewing machine for a few weeks.....
On the plus side it didnt take as long to make the following card however everytime I look at it I cant help but think how much nicer it would look with some stitching on...... Oh well.....

This card is made with Alice from Saturated canary and coloured with copics.
I have used kraft card behind the papers which are My Minds Eye Miss Caroline Dolled Up.
The swirl is Cheery Lynn Fanciful Flourish and the butterflies are Cheery Lynn small butterflies.





I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:
Paper Sundaes - Lets Get Cute
Altered Alice - Inspired by Alice in Wonderland (the image is based on her)
One Stitch at a Time - Anything Goes
The Secret Crafter - Inspired by a Film Title (Alice in Wonderland)
Delicious Doodles - Loads of Layers

62 comments:

amanda stokes said...

Hi Catherine,
Gorgeous card but I know exactly how you feel,i can't make a card without stitching on... luckily I handstitch as I just can't get the hang of machines lol :) x

pinky said...

What a shame about the sewing machine Catherine, hope it can be fixed or replaced. Love your gorgeous card,so pretty.

chrissy xx said...

Awful News!!
But still a Fabulous card....LOving your colours and this cute image. LOve your sentiment and these pretty butterflies too.
Chrissyxx

carrie-lee said...

a lovely card image coloured beautifully xxx

Jayne A said...

Gorgeous card. You have coloured the image perfectly.

Hugs
Jayne
x

Sheena said...

Catherine, it still looks gorgeous without stitching! Hope you get that receipt! Sheena xx

Karen M said...

Aw, Catherine, I'm sorry about your machine. How frustrating! But your card looks absolutely fabulous to me without the stitching! Your colouring is amazing! Kx

~**Bashnee**~ said...

love this card, your colouring is second to none. That die is on my wish list. x

Bernie said...

Sorry about the sewing machine but your card looks fabulous even without stitching. Love the colors and your superb coloring on this lovely image.
Hugs

Susan Flynn said...

Aw your card is darling Catherine beautifully coloured too! Hope you get your machine sorted soon xx

downrightcrafty said...

oh totally gorgeous and love the colour choice so pretty
Hugs Kate xx

Jeannie said...

I love the pink/kraft combo! My sewing machine has been broke for awhile now too. I think at this point it would cost less to just get something new...

Peace & Luv,
Jeannie

Pop's Cards said...

Hey sweetie, this is gorgeous love your colour scheme, huggles Pops x x x

Carol said...

Gorgeous card Catherine, hope you get sorted with your machine quickly. Carol x

Lisa Jane said...

ooh its so pretty - what a shame about the sewing machine , i know how much you loved your Christmas pressie.Fingers crossed it can be sorted soon
Lisa x

Jan said...

Beautiful card Catherine xx Jan

Whisper said...

Oh Hun, sorry to hear about your sewing machine, i hope it gets sorted soon.

Super fun card, Luv Sam x

Chrissy said...

Gorgeous image and colouring Catherine, such a pretty card...so sorry about your sewing machine..

Luv CHRISSYxx

Diane's Card Designs said...

Gorgeous card Catherine....The swirl leaf looks lovely and gorgeous butterflies.
Diane xx

Hazel said...

Hi catherine

Beautiful card - love the image, such fab colours and layout too.

Be back to see you soon.

Toodle pip

Hazel x

Cheryl said...

oh sorry to hear about your machine hun hope they can fix it just adore this card love the image and your super colouring hugs Cherylxxxx

Maria Therese said...

Beautiful card Catherine ♥ so pretty an pink ♥♥

Gemma said...

Stunning card sweetie, beautiful dp's & gorgeous image..

Hope you get your sewing machine sorted soon!!
hugs and xxx
Gemma

catherine said...

This is a beautiful card Catherine and fab image. Love the colour choice. Sorry not been around much lately but hoping to get sorted out soon. Thanks for leaving me your lovely comments.
x catherine

susiestacey said...

Gorgeous card love the image. Hope you are soon sorted with your SM x Susan x

CraftyLoops said...

What a beautiful card Catherine. I hope you get your sewing machine fixed soon. Lee x

KraftyKaren said...

Lovely card - hope you get your machine back soon. I must admit I only hand stitch on cards as I don't want to get glue and paper fibres in my machine. It is a really expensive one so would hate to see the repair bill if I gunged up the inner workings. I keep debating about buying a really really cheap one for papercrafting.

DesignerDiva said...

This is a beautiful card Catherine without the stitching so don't worry too much! Very pink, very girly and very gorgeous!
Laurie xx

Jules said...

Hi Catherine

Disaster indeed!!!

I would hate to be without my sewing machine and would be just like you .. .. imagining my finished projects with a touch of stitching on!

That said, your card is beautiful anyway .. even without those stitches. Gorgeous colouring!

I hope you get your receipt quickly!!

Love Jules xx

Di said...

Brilliant card Catherine. I feel for you about the sewing machine :( Hope it's sorted out really soon. Di xx

Annette said...

what a beautiful card so much to look at and i love the colours x

Sarah said...

Hi Catherine - well I also think it's a gorgeous card. Brilliant colouring and a great colour combo.

Your sewing machine did better than mine - I had mine for my birthday last year, I only used it twice and it broke!!

I couldn't take it back as the first time I used it was on my birthday, to test, and the next time was about 6 mths later!! So now it sits, all lonely, on a side and is gathering dust.

Hope you get yours back sooner!!!

Sarah

coops said...

so stunning catherine.i love the sc image and fab pretty colours :D

xx coops xx

Jude said...

Cute card Catherine. Love the layout and the colours.

Hugs
Judex

Erika said...

Catherine beautiful card I love SC images....but have yet to get any...so bad! Happy crafting,
hugs
Erika.

Mrs.B said...

Gorgeous card Catherine, lovely papers and embellishments.
Hope you get your sewing machine sorted soon.
Avril xx

Mary J said...

Wow, this is gorgeous Catherine! Beautiful layout and lovely colouring!

Stamps and Paper said...

Gorgeous card Catherine and love your soft pastel colours..

Anne

Gaynor said...

OMG what a nightmare lol. I can't get on with a machine so I hand stitch my cards. I love your card, very pretty and the image is gorgeous, thanks for your lovely comments on my blog, Gaynor xx

Irene said...

Hi Catherine

Your card is gorgeous without the stitching. A gorgeous girlie pink card with a fab image.
luv
irene
xxxx

Sue said...

Catherine, she is so sweet. Love these images, those eyes. You have colored her to perfection! Love the soft pink and gingham, perfect!

Hugs
Sue

Rusty said...

What a gorgeous card, love your layout. I reckon it looks perfect without the stitching!! I never managed to master stitching on my cards! x

Hazel said...

Love the SC image and your card is beautiful. Love all the details. Thanks for joining us at OSAAT. Hazel x

Dora said...

Awww this is adorable, love the lace and all the detail on your card... sorry to hear about your sewing machine, hope you will be able to mend it soon... and thank you for your well wishes to my hubby. Hugs xxx

Christine said...

Hi Catherine stunning sweet creation even with out the stitching on..love the image & colours..what a shame about your machine..Ive had my Singer machine 40yrs & still going strong..hope you get yours sorted soon.

smiles Christine x

Wishcraft said...

This is lovely Catherine, so pretty :o) Hope you can get your sewing machine sorted soon... I've got one, but I can't use it lol - I hand stitch when I want some stitching! Hugs, Lisa x

Sapphires-Crafty-Cards said...

Hi catherine..
firstly i want to thank you for always commenting on my blog..its so much appreciated :) and i love your card..lovely and girly
hugs
Michelle Xx

Angela said...

Oh this is so pretty Catherine! So sweet and girlie, love this image! hugs, Angela

Sue from Oregon said...

I hate it when my toys go wonky! I hope you get it fixed or replaced soon! Darling card and great lay out too!

~Tammy~ said...

Your card is just fab!

Tracy said...

Oh no! I hope you get your machine problems worked out soon. I know I'd feel lost with out mine. Your card is still beautiful. Lovely coloring and those little butterflies are so cute. Hugs!

Daniele said...

what a lovely card Catherine, hope you get the machine fixed real soon as I'd be lost without mine although these days I stich more paper than fabric
hugs

downrightcrafty said...

oops forgot to say great presentation of your movie, thank you for joining us at the Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge
Hugs Kate xx

Sharon said...

Oh wow, what stunning colouring Catherine. A stunning card.

Louise said...

Beautiful card and I know what you mean about sewing I seem to need to sew on my cards now lol and at the weekend my machine was making a very funny noise so I hope it is not going wrong.
Hugs louise xx

Flowergirl said...

So pretty! Gorgous colours, love your papers x
Wendy x

happyscrapper said...

Beautiful card. I love the embellishments. Thanks for joining at OSAAT, and hope to see back.
Hugz,
Christine Dt at OSAAT

Andie's Space said...

Hi catherine,
This looks fab. I love the image & wonderful colouring. Great interpretation of the film title. Thanks for joining us at Secret Crafter's Saturday Challenge.
Hugs,
Andie xx

Sonia said...

Great card fits the challenge perfectly.
Thanks for joining in with the Secret Crafters Saturday Challenge this week.
Hugs Sonia xx

Emma H said...

Lovely card, thanks for joining us at Paper Sundaes this week!

CG said...

Beautiful card! Thank you for joining us at One Stitch at a Time this week! Best, CG

Lynne Phelps said...

Thanks so much for playing along with The Altered Alice! Lovely card, your Alice is just charming and so beautifully colored. The die cuts are the perfect accent, despite the lack of stitching! ;-)

About Me

My photo
I am 38 and live with my husband and 2 little dogs called Tessa and Toby. We married in May 2010. I work as a care manager however have finally finished my 4 year social work degree and as long as I have passed I hope not to do any more study for quite a while lol....