Thursday, 15 April 2010

Machiney and Me - Round 2

Hey!

Welcome to the sequel to 'Machiney and Me'! LOL! Yup, I'd had enough rest this week to be ready for Round 2. Seeing as Machiney had helped me get a Top Crop spot I felt I owed him a second chance. So I did what most of you suggested and re-threaded him and bunged the tension down a few notches.

Wanna see the results?


I think this could be the start of a beautiful friendship....*grin*


I know, it's by no means perfect stitching but it's zig-zag stitching nevertheless! Sorry for the dull pictures today, the sun shows no sign of visiting Sheffield today :o(


I'm still on a bit of a kick using the Around and About Sentiments as trails after my Butterfly Card. A fellow PTI Peep took it one step further and used the sweet plane from Tiny Treats and thus this card was born! Thanks Sharron ;D! I've seen these clouds created on a few cards recently so tried it out myself. Just cut a couple of Scalloped Ovals and sponged Spring Rain ink around. The best thing is, that because skies are pretty random you can't go too wrong with the placement of the clouds...

Card Recipe
(PTI Supplies)
Stamps: Around and About Sentiments/Tiny Treats: Valentine/Polka Dot Basics II
Ink: Spring Rain/Versamark/Memento Black
Cardstock: Stamper's Select White/Pure Poppy/Spring Rain
Accessories: Clear EP/Machiney/EK Success Border Punch Embossed Scallop/Corner Punch


This card is winging its way (Get it?! Wingin?! Oh never mind!) to my not so little nephew, Harry. He's in double figures now and that's kinda freaking me out! Since when did all my nieces and nephews start growing up so fast?! I actually think some of them are more mature than their Aunty Amy now!

*sigh* is it really Friday tomorrow?! Where has my week gone!? Guess it's time to cram in all the work I should have done over the holidays into the last few days...though I'm sure I can squeeze in a bit more time to get inky ;D

Thanks so much for stopping by; I really appreciate it! Hope you have a super weekend!

Catch ya later!
Aimes
x

20 comments:

Amy said...

This card is great! Thanks for explaining those fabulous clouds....they look awesome!

Vicki said...

Yay! Well done, does this now make you a seamstress....lol Now I'm wondering if the edges of a card will go through an overlocker?! A new trend in the making....lol

Fab card Aimes

hugs
Vicki x

Quilter422 said...

fabulous card, and GREAT stitching! see, you can love your machine.

nina said...

Love your card! Fabulous idea with the airplane trail. Will definitely file that technique away for when I get the new airplane set from PTI!

Ann said...

He'll love it - I do! That cloud effect is great - looks so pretty. I'm going to try it asap.

Maureen said...

sometimes it's fun to fight just so you can make up :) Now he just needs to bring you some chocolate and diamonds!! LOL Love the clouds...have never seen them made that way...wonderful...I won't have to buy cloud paper anymore :) Enjoy your last few days off :) What a nice break to rejuvinate....can't wait to see what you make next :) Did you order anything from the release? I have a few things in mind, but will wait till my dh has a trip planned so he can pick it up.

Carol's Ink Spot said...

Excellent Card! I love it! And your sewing looks great too!

~amy~ said...

woot woot aimes!!! Lovin' the stitchin' sista!!!!!! Excellent card...sooooo stinkin' CUTE!!!! I received my happy mail girlie and omgoodness.....I sooooo love my card and my stickers...you are wayyyyyyyy tooooooooo fabbie!!!! thank you thank you thank you!!!!

Sharron said...

Aimes, I LOVE what you did with the little plane! And the clouds are awesome. I will have to try that! The stitching looks great too. Does this mean you will be sewing on all your cards!! Enjoy the rest of your time off. Don't even think of next week yet.................

Alex said...

Oh wow Aimes, this card is great! I love it; from the colours, to the layout to the cute stamp set and of course, the stitching!

Thanks for sharing, I hope Harry likes his card.

Have a good weekend.

Alex x

Nerina said...

Ooooh Aimes those clouds are absolutely fabulous! I love all the shading and dimension you achieved in them - the little aeroplane and trail are soooo cute!

How wonderful to hear that you and Machiney are on speaking terms at last, because that red stitching really pops - it's a gorgeous finishing detail!

Rhonda said...

Aimes, I love the clouds. I need to try that myself. Enjoy your weekend.

Terri said...

Love it! Glad to hear adjusting the tension helped and you are getting along now!

Carly said...

This is so adorable! I love how you created the clouds, so creative! And the stitching and plane trail sentiment is so fun!

♥♥Marinette♥♥ said...

Tu te d├ębrouilles super bien avec ta machine, les d├ętails sont splendides, bravo Amy

Ann said...

Super cute! I love every detail!

Cammie said...

Well, I see a great future for you and machiney! This is such a FUN card with so many wondeful details.

Courtney Baker said...

So cute Amy! I love that plane!

peggysue said...

I'm glad you whupped machiney into shape! He learned his lesson! I like the choice of the zigzag stitch, neat little layout and scene you've created too.

Jennifer K said...

I really like seeing all your lovely cards and this one is no exception. It's a quite clever idea and carried out flawlessly.

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