Saturday, May 19, 2012

The Tablecloth


When we were first married, my husband and I had a hand-me-down kitchen table and I always thought that I was a bit of high class as it was usually covered with a linen tablecloth. Of course, the reality was that the table top itself was in really rough shape and the cloth hid all the marks!

The Craft's Meow

I truly hope you are enjoying the projects created with this month's The Craft's Meow release! Nina B.'s has hit it on the mark again with a fabulous sewing set, Sew Happy. I used the beautifully textured antique sewing machine included in the set, and a partial sentiment as well. I added some stitching to ground the machine and then inked and folded a doily to represent fabric and or tablecloth, hanging over the edge of the machine after it's been stitched. (Trying my hand at Moxie Fab World's Doilies and Lace Challenge...)

Once again, there's a full list of sneaks on The Craft's Meow Blog and links to the wonderful design team, including illustrators and our guests, the talented Annette Allen and Sharri Seffens. Please be sure to stop by The Craft's Meow Blog for more details too on how to win the set being showcased today!

Tomorrow is the reveal of projects created with two stamps sets that I designed for The Craft's Meow, please be sure to stop by!

49 comments:

  1. Love this card Karen, that sewing machine is amazing and I like how you placed the doily.

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  2. Wow this is positively one of the most clever cards I've seen in a long while! The subtle stitching under the sewing machine is so pretty! Love the vintage/CAS design!!!

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  3. How creative are you, LOVE this!

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  4. I just love this, Karen! Beautiful and so creative!

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  5. Great design using the doily Karen. TFS

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  6. OMGosh, I love this!!!! How beautiful.

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  7. Well shut the front door!!! Karen this is beyond creative, clever or imaginative...BRILLIANT!

    And yes please keep your teapot idea...one can never have too many teapots! ;)

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  8. Karen this is soooo amazing...I TOTALLY LOVE everything about it...the sewing machine looks so awesome...

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  9. Hi Karen! GREAT card! The sewing machine is "COOL" but the line of stitching to be the table-top or whatever surface is genius! I love how that pulls it all together perfectly!

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  10. Great design! Lovely card!!!

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  11. So Lovely!! I love the design and the stitching. Another wonderful card, Karen!

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  12. Genius!! Love how you tug in that lacey tablecloth in there!!! Love love it, Karen! TCM stamps are looking so very FABULOUS (thanks to you!)!

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  13. Oh, you are so clever, Karen! LOVE your pretty, lacy "tablecloth!" Gorgeous card!

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  14. OH.MY.GOODNESS. You are a moxie fab genius for sure!!! Wow.

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  15. This is so smart! LOVE that doily as tablecloth. Such a great card, love all the distressing too and the rounding of that bottom corner is perfect. Great card!

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  16. *gasp* LOVE LOVE LOVE this card girl :)
    and how you added the doily is awesome!!!!

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  17. What a clever idea to have a piece of fabric going through the sewing machine. Thanks for sharing. I'm pinning this one on my Cards to Make board.

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  18. Your graphic design background really came out in this one! I love the way you totally captured the old machine and the texture with the cloth! Takes me back to my childhood and the old Singer...

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  19. Cannot wait to see your sets tomorrow! I love your card...the touch of stitching is so perfect to make a table of sorts for the sewing machine...and wow...your tablecloth is fabulous!

    We have a tablecloth permanently on our kitchen table as the boys have messed the wood up terribly! Life with all boys!!

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  20. Gorgeous vintage feel to go with the beautiful old sewing machine and the doily tablecloth is an inspired idea :0)
    It's a shame that our table is constantly covered because we bought it for its beautiful wood!!!
    Jenny x

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  21. WOW! this is soooooooo awesome! very elegant. very creative to have the doiley lay over like that.

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  22. OMG Karen!! This is TRULY AMAZING!! =) I LOVE the FUN design and the GREAT Vintage Sewing Machine!! THANKS for sharing and have a FABULOUS WEEKEND!! =)

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  23. Wow, this is gorgeous Karen :)

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  24. Hi Karen! Love your use of the doily here.....so reminds me of seeing my grandmother's sewing machine! I'm excited to see your next new sets for TCM!

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  25. Love the detail on the sewing machine, just like my Grandmother's was!! The doily "material" is just perfect!! TFS!

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  26. Wow what a pretty card and so unique.

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  27. What a fabulous sewing machine image and such a col way to use a doily! Love it!

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  28. YOU ARE A GENIUS!!!!! I love that you used a doily as fabric. And the card is so simple, the whole thing just shines!!

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  29. Okay how clever is that... !!!!Its brilliant to have that doilie as a fabric!!!..You are natural Karen... !!! Hugs...xoxo

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  30. Your machine looks like my grandma's!! How did you make it look so real?

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  31. OMG! This is so beautiful!!!!
    HUgs,

    Maria B.

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  32. Beautiful and thank you for sharing the story behind the card!

    missstamper (at) yahoo.com

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  33. Again, you are brilliantly creative! Love it. The sewing machine is PERFECT!

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  34. Wow - love the creativity using the doily!!

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  35. This card STILL floors me Karen...you can mail this one to me~ if you ever getting around to mailing cards LOL!!!

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  36. INCREDIBLY Gorgeous Karen!!
    Where do you get all these amazing ideas?

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  37. I love the details on the sewing machine, and the table cloth came out perfect!

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  38. Now that I'm going to have this set, I'm thinking I'll never be able to pull this card off... what fun with a tablecloth! We have drawers full of fun linens (my mother has a buying problem, so we get the hand me downs) and we're pathetic and never use them.

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  39. Um, wow, you continually blow me away with your creativity! We had a blue card table that my sister loaned us. It was so flimsy that it would shake every time one of us got up from the table.

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  40. this is perfect in every way. so creative and beautifully designed. a winner for sure!

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  41. this is fabulous, Karen! love love the doily fabric. super card!

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  42. Looove looooove looooooove this creation!! Wowy, jaw dropped!

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  43. This is the MOST AMAZING card ever! I LOVE the extra detail and the doily! FABULOUS:)

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