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Sunday, June 3, 2012

Country Sewing, Meljen Style!

Why, hello again!
Nice to talk with you again!  This time I have an ATC's Cards with Attitude creation to share with you, a super image from our sponsor, Meljen's, called hmmm, what was the name of that image...oh yes, Sewing Machine!  Isn't it is great image?  So nice to use to whip up a quick card that looks great too.  Meljen's has super cool images.  From intricate to cute and simple.  They are our sponsor this fortnight at ATC.  Our theme is DAD/Anything Goes.  You can also enter our sister challenge, Fat Pages Cards with Attitude, with your same creation, and we have another great sponsor there, too!  And Top 3 winners!  As you can see, I didn't make a true ATC, but a regular card.  You can do the same, so be sure to enter our DAD/Anything Goes challenges!  What more could you ask for from a challenge?  And we love seeing your creations!  Here is mine for this fortnight:

Colored Meljen's Sewing Machine with Prisma pencils and mounted it with pop dots on some Kraft, DP, and light blue card stock, sewing all the layers.  I also did some paper piecing by adding shiny gold hearts (cuts from my best bud) and gluing red crochet thread over the spools and where the hearts hang.   Added two strands hanging from the sewing machine needles also.  The hearts are from the same good bud and "float" behind the image.  Love those hearts with this image, as I was going for a country look.  Glued on some buttons threaded with white crochet thread and added the sentiment stamp that I just happened to have- a win from Kraftin' Kimmie's.  Perfect for this image!  There you have it, my ATC's Card with Attitude creation!  Super fun to make.  I really need to work on getting my stitches straight, but this image is so cute that I don't think it is that noticeable (except to me of course, and now to you since I pointed it out!) I hope it adds to the country charm!

That's all from me for a few days.  I hope you get those bright spots in your days ahead and keep those stitches straight! 


PS  Dear hubby accidentally ran over the new peach tree sapling with his tractor.  Remember the Peach Tree?  Oh well, he is a sweetheart , and no spilled coffee on the image this go!  What more could a girl ask for?

I am entering the following challenges:
Joanna Sheen- Remember When (we did our own sewing!)


  1. WOW you are really busy!! Hope all is going well for you. Just got done drawing 3 new digis. You are doing great!!

  2. This is wonderful! Lovely design and really gorgeous image!xxx

  3. What a fabulous card Manderly, love the red thread, and all your stitching, the hearts and stars look great, love the buttons with the tiny bows[my fingers wont do]so many wonderful details..

    Luv CHRISSYxx

  4. Oh wow!! This is absolutely amazing. I love all of the fantastic layers and the stitching is a really nice touch. This is such a great card - so many details! :)

  5. Manderly this is DARLING! I LOVE that image! MelJen has such cute ones!!! Never noticed the stitches.. I think it adds charm! (this is what say about my own stitching when it isnt straight! LOL!!)
    Oh no on the peach tree!!!
    Hope your day is GREAT!

  6. hi Manderly
    love ur card
    its sooooo amazing
    love all the details abt it
    the colors ur sentiment ur image.
    everything is just fab.
    keep up the good work

  7. Beautiful stitchwork on this and a really great card! :)

    Thanks so much for joining us at the Joanna Sheen Challenge,



  8. Really gorgeous, lovely image and colours and your stitching looks fantastic
    Lindsay xx

  9. It's a fabulous card.I love the photo-it really shows the colours off.


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