Wednesday, July 06, 2011

A Stitch in time


We would love to see stitching faux or real on your cards this week on Simon Says Stamps Challenge. You can see I got little starburst running down the sides of my card, I used the Sew Easy from WRMK which you can get from Simon Says Stamps.

Now I will be honest when I got this and tried to use it I found it difficult to work in a straight line and it didn't always go through the card stock so it got put in a corner and forgotten about.
But I really needed to give it a decent shot before I gave it away. So armed with the top of a really useful box lid I found it really easy to go in a straight line, you need to find something just high enough to run along side the perforater.
Now the second problem not piercing through the card stock so I used it on my patterned paper before matting it and although it didn't pierce all the way through it marked where the I should sew pretty well. I used a pokey tool to make the holes and I had to really careful not poke to far cos it was so easy pierce and was certainly easier on the old hands. I think if my hands weren't so dodgy you needed very little pressure to pierce the holes with a needle so you wouldn't have to pierce them afterwards anyway.
I love the starbursts and I definitely will be taking it the Sew Easy out of the naughty corner to use again, shall have to have another spend over on Simon Say Stamps again to buy some of the large heads which I think would be brilliant for Scrapbooking.
Ok enough waffling now on to my card with my favourite Tilda at the moment and some gorgeous Prima flowers, beautiful My Minds Eye papers and not forgetting my Doo Hickey Swirl.
Sorry a bit more waffle but I thought my Doo Hickey Swirl had gone to Die Heaven  cos it would release the swirls with out creasing and tearing this is not a surprise I have used it constantly since I brought and DD has used a good few times too. So I had a bar of soap that I keep in my craftroom (I run my embossing tool in it to make it emboss better) well I smothered the die all over with it, I think it helped that it was many years old and it crumpled into dust, made a mess too but guess what the swirls are popping out like its brand new.

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45 comments:

  1. Gorgeous card Debby. I have the Sew Easy tool and also found the same difficulties of going straight and piercing through cardstock - so thank you so much for the tips - will have another go lol!!!
    Have a fab day.
    Debs xx

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  2. So cute! Love it.

    Hugs and kissses Paula

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  3. Just stunning as always Debby.

    B x

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  4. A beautiful card Debby. She's one of my fave's too, but my budget is way over it's limit for now (smile). hugs Sharon

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  5. Very informative Debby, I have a couple of dies that need the soap treatment, I will give it a go.Gorgeous card today, love Tilda, and the flowers, and the little starbursts are gorgeous.
    Luv CHRISSYxx

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  6. Hi Debby, You could try wiping the die with a tumble dryer sheet. It leaves just enough coating to allow easy release. It is also good for wiping over card before embossing with an embossing tool. I always make a beeline for your blog, you make such lovely cards. Regards, Pauline.

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  7. Lovely card you've made. I will also go get the sew easy, cause it can really make some nice stitches :o) Just wonder which designs I should buy ;O) LOL
    Lucky you could save your die. Nothing is worse than loosing your fave tools..
    Hugs Laila

    check out my new candy on http://blog.lolapigen.dk

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  8. So gorgeous card Debby,I love the image and your papers.

    Hugs Riet.xx

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  9. Such a gorgeous card. Love the image and the colours also. Hugs Michele x

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  10. Beautiful card Debby! Love your stitching :)
    I must confess, my Sew Easy is also lying in a corner somewhere because I couldn't work with it in a straight line. I'm going to try and do it your way sometime, thanks for the tip ;)!
    xoxo Anita

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  11. Lovely card Debby,
    I like your style
    hugs andrea

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  12. Ohhh you have been busy while I have been on holiday, such scrumptious inspiration. All so sweet and detailed.
    Hugs
    Tracy

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  13. Hi Debby!
    Your cards are really beautiful!I like the stamps,flowers and the way you connect colors.

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  14. Brilliant card as always. I love your cards. I could look at them for hours.

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  15. Wow love the card and the stitching is fantastic love the idea.
    Higs Angie x

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  16. oh hun your cards are just incredible,this is just stunning,those colors are beautiful hugs cheryl x

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  17. Hi Debby. Gorgeous card. Love the colours and papers and Tilda is really sweet. Bought the sew easy tool from QVC when it was first released and sent it back as it wouldn't pierce paper or card. Donna

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  18. Gorgeous card sweetie I love the papers.

    Lotsa hugs Vicky xxx

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  19. It's so colorful! Love it. Such a sweet image as well!

    Hugs Kim

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  20. This is Fabulous! LOve all your stitching. LOve this Tilda! LOve your colours! LOve everything.
    Chrissyxx

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  21. Such a fab card Debby so bright and cheery and great info on getting the doo hickey to work again! Hugs Rebekah xx

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  22. wow Debby this is an amazing piece of work, I love that stunning image

    Hugs Jannie.

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  23. stunning card debby.your stitching is fabulous and adorable image and colours ;D

    xx coops xx

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  24. Fabulous card Debby, love the colour scheme, gorgeous Tilda, beautiful embellies and your stitching is awesome - what patience you must have.
    Thanks for the soap tip on removing dies cuts from the die - don't have a problem with doohickey but some some I don't use it's such a struggle to remove them and I've tried alsorts - bar soap LOL!!
    hugs
    Heather xx

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  25. Hi Debby, it is gorgeous. I had the same problems with the sew easy but came up with the same solutions as you so now it works great. hugs Marjolein

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  26. Gorgeous Debby!
    Hugs Heidy

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  27. Hi Debby,
    I love the beautiful colours and the fabulous layout. Gorgeous image and embellishments.
    Hugs,
    Fiona x

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  28. Gorgeous card Debby,sweet image and beautiful colours.
    Wendy xx

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  29. What a beautiful card is this Debby!
    beautiful colors and details
    Hugs Trudy

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  30. Love the cute Tilda and the cloud background.

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  31. Beautiful card Debby, I like the tilda,the papers and your stitching.
    Kevin xx

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  32. Hi Debby, wow love the card soo cute and gorgeous as usual!

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  33. Hi,
    thats a great idea to the challenge hun!
    Really sweet card.

    Hugs
    Domi

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  34. awww -so pretty. Love the stitching
    Lisa

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  35. Gorgeous card Debby and I love the little star burst stitches ,, I don't have a sew easy ,,, yet but it is way at the top of my wish list :-) Tilda is lovely and the cloudy sky is fab .

    Fab tip on using soap for dies and embossing, I was told to scratch my head with it ( the embossing tool that is) which doesn't work well if I just washed it ,,, oohh , soap is much nicer than hair grease !! ugh :-)

    luv
    Lols x x x

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  36. Hi hun
    aww adorable card, lovely scene, pretty embelies & design, luv the stitching, sue,x

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  37. Absolutely adorable, Debby!! I love the clouds behind Tilda and the pink stitching is perfect and beautiful!!

    *mwah*
    Steph
    Simon Says Stamp!

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  38. Gorgeous, just gorgeous.

    Kath x

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  39. Really pretty card Debby and great stitching!
    Helen x

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  40. Beautiful card Debby! sooo pretty! hugs Samantha :0)

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  41. Super cute card Debby, the stitching is awesome, i love the pretty colours and layout
    love tasha xx

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  42. Wonderful card, love the stitching!

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  43. Gorgeous card! Love the stitching and the fence :-) Love 'n' hugs, Mel xx

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  44. Debby this is sooooo pretty!! I love the DP's you've used and the picket fence is super cute!!
    Hugs,
    Cazza
    xxx

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  45. fabulous!! Love the clouds and your gorgeous flowers! Hugs Juls

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