Sew cute card? CR84FN21 challenge

Hello 😉

So I managed to squeeze in a card last night inspired by the latest CR84FN challenge 21, Garnet, Chartreuse, Cream.
I love this inspiration pic, so rich and full of potential…


I was struck by those lovely silk bridesmaid dresses (yes, and that delicious-looking cake…. the cake… cake….Sorry I was almost slipping into another cake-trance… Mmmmm…)
But the dresses reminded me of creating a sewing-themed card, which I love to make. And of course seeing this beauty by Joy a few days ago also inspired me to go for it. Sew cute!

Here’s my card then:

Sew Artsy card

I paper pieced the dress form onto some paper which was by Melody Ross for GCD (Homespun Chic collection), using this gorgeous clear stamp set by Hero Arts: ‘Sew Artsy’, CL446.
Reminds me to ink this one up more often. So yummy.

The lace trim is a new purchase, by May Arts. Swoon. And I diecut and stamped the doily from Papertrey Ink: Delightful Doilies. Double swoon.
This card is going off today to a dear friend who hasn’t been feeling well lately. I hope it will make her smile. She’s a sewing fanatic.

I think that she (like me) will fully appreciate the absolute need in life for a fabulous dress form. Just because it is enough to make a person happy.
Check out these lovelies that I still can’t get out of my head after our last visit to Liberty’s of London. Made in Liberty Lawn.
Phew-ee. When I win the lotto……

Meantime, have a good day peeps, Ruth x


About justsomestuffimade

I'm a crafty type and always have been. Forever. All kinds of crafting goodness. I'm married to a very special man. For one thing, he puts up with all the crafty nonsense.
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9 Responses to Sew cute card? CR84FN21 challenge

  1. Just wonderful!! Love the lace effect and your lovely dress form. Thanks so much for playing along with CR84FN this week!

  2. Pauline says:

    This is so lovely, the lace is fab!

  3. Quite an elegant card Ruth! The dress form looks so pretty and I love the lacy trim! Thanks for playing along with CR84FN 🙂

  4. kasia says:

    FAB card Ruth! I love your paper-pieced dressform, and that lace is just gorgeous! I’m sure your friend will be happy to recieve it. I hope she’s feeling better soon. 🙂

    I am so happy that dress forms are IN. I have always loved them. My mom had on in the basement that I used to play with. Although not nearly as gorgeous as that one from Liberty of London! I would love to put that in my craft room! What is Liberty of London?

  5. Alice W. says:

    very pretty design and love the green lace trim. beautiful card, Ruth!

  6. Lovely card, Ruth! Love the pieced dress form.. your friend will love this! Thanks for joining us at CR84FN!

  7. Andrea M says:

    Ruth, this card is sew lovely! Sorry, couldn’t help myself 🙂 But seriously, this is beautiful!!! Thanks so much for playing along with us at CR84FN!

  8. Sue Lelli says:

    Oh that lace trim is so FAB and the PERFECT compliment to your card! LOVE the stitching, the dress form and your oh sew perfect sentiment! THX for playing with us at CR84FN!

  9. Melissa S. says:

    Ooooh, I love that lace on the side. I always skip the colored ones but this has definitely made me re-think that decision!! Beautiful job!

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