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My First Creation with My New Sewing Machine

A Pattie's Creations, the newest challenge is Stitching - faux or real. I was thrilled as my Christmas present this year was a new sewing machine! I haven't sewed in almost 30 years so this new machine was a challenge. Part of my problem was that I attempted the fancy stiches before I tried to do a straight line - lol! My image is Dogwood Branch by Pattie and I colored it to match up with the tones of my paper using Tim Holtz ink and a sponge. I am sending this to a friend who needs a bit of cheer (send a prayer up for her if you think about it). Come join in the challenge so we can see your wonderful faux and real creations.



  1. Morning Nancy,

    What a lovely card that you have made here.

    I love the detail that you have used and that lovely flower bundle you have created is great.

    Thanks for the comment left on my blog as well, appreciated as always.
    Crafty Hugs
    Kelly xxx

  2. Pretty card! I'm jealous of that stitching. My sis gave me a new sewing machine about 4 yrs. ago and I used it once. Ugh!
    Wish I could find time to master it. Guess I'm not much of a seamstress. Love your added heart and those pretty flowers.

  3. Wow, love this. Your coloring is gorgeous, as is your design. I keep telling myself that I'm going to try stitching on paper one day.

  4. Wow!! So pretty!! I love how your flowers just pop out like that! Love the daring burlap heart and stitching details! HUGS :)

  5. Great background and love the burlap heart. Gorgeous flowers too :)

  6. Nancy - I'd say you did a great job of stitching after 30 years of no sewing machine. I myself, gave my new machine to a neighbor, because it was just too technical for me. But, it was my very first sewing machine EVER!
    Anyway, I love the tones you have stamped and the papers you have chosen!
    Sandi ♥
    DT Coordinator for Pattie's Creations Challenge!

  7. Very pretty. You did great with the stitching. I just seem to make a mess when I sew on my cards, for the most part. Love the papers and the burlap heart.

  8. Terrific card and terrific stitches! Enjoy your new present!

  9. Nancy, this card is amazing - I love the fancy stitching! Your colors are amazing!!! Congrats on the new sewing machine....can't wait to see what you make with it!!!!

  10. It's beautiful! I love the burlap heart and the way you stitched it on there. I can't even do straight lines on my sewing machine, so I just let it look like I meant to do that.

  11. Pretty card! And Congrats on getting the new sewing machine. My poor machine has been negleted (since I found card making...LOL) I wonder if it still works! I sure hope so...I keep saying "One of these days I will sew again." maybe...

  12. Absolute gorgeous. So love the background music design paper and the pretty flowers with the edge sewing.
    {Doing Life – my personal blog}

  13. This is a beautiful card, such a pretty image and your stitching is perfect.

  14. WOW Nancy! This is so beautiful! I love how you used my "Magnolia Branch" image and the paper piecing along with the stitching.

    Pattie ♥

  15. so stunning nancy.beautiful delicate colours and I love the pretty flowers and fabulous stitching ;D

    xx coops xx

  16. I absolutely love those fancy stitches you added to this pretty card! Way to soar with that new machine!


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