Tuesday, 20 July 2010

Shades of Blue and July Sketch

Do you know or even own a Bernina sewing machine? They are brilliant. Mine is now more than 30 years old and has been used heavily. It is quite basic but it has never let me down and the quality of the sewing is really outstanding .... and I will get a second one very soon! I am absolutely excited, it is the same model so I can use one for fabric and one for paper (LOL) ... how lucky is this! The lady who owned the machine beforehand had it for years in her loft but she never used it and said I could have it .... I was so amazed and I am so grateful for this. To say thank you I made a card for her which turned out quite spotty with various shades of blue and I used the July sketch from the Gingersnap Creations challenge

Supplies:
plain white square card
papers - free magazine papers, K&Company, gcd Studios, Kanban
stamps - Elzybells, Creative Expressions
ink - Brilliance ink, Versa Color
ribbon - East of India
Nestabilities

The theme of the card are sewing items like tape measure, sewing thread and button. Petra.

13 comments:

Terry said...

I do own a Bernia, but am ashamed to say it has been covered in a beautiful cover I made for years. Been thinking about pulling it out to do decorative stitching on cards!!! And speaking of cards, I love your shades of blue! Great piece!!

JeanFB said...

OMG, what an absolutely brilliant card!!! Your friend will love it. All of the sewing themed stamps, the delightful details (the thread, the pattern, the tape measure-), and that gorgeous quilt block in blue are so wonderful. My mom has always owned Berninas - she "traded up" as her skills progressed, and she has been an avid quilter for a long time now. She would love a card like this... will have to CASE it sometime. Thanks for sharing, and congrats on coming into another machine - quite decadent to have one for fabric and one for paper, LOL!

wwilloww said...

What a lovely card and such a perfect thank you card!! She is going to love it!!

Lucy Edmondson said...

This is beautiful!

Lucy x

2amscrapper said...

The Bernina found a good home--beautiful card!

Shar said...

That turned out great! Love what you did with the sketch AND the shades of blue!

Lynn Stevens said...

Adorable !!!!

Lila said...

Hi Petra...This is so precious!

Lila.x.

thefrugalcrafter said...

So lovely! Love the vintage sewing theme!

Viv's Visuals said...

Fabulous card Petra.... and it wouldn't make any difference to my sewing skills whatever machine I had..... LOL! x

~*~Patty Szymkowicz said...

You ARE making very good use of your Bernina Petra! Love your card, blues are always a favorite of mine and sewing bits ... even better ;)
oxo

ScrappySuzanne said...

BEAUTIFUL....this is perfect for the Gingersnaps Creations colour challenge this month - thanks for playing along with us! Love the stitching!

Gingersnap Stampers said...

Gorgeous card, Petra and the stitching looks great. Thanks for taking our Blue Challenge!

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