Mona the Seamstress & Swimmingly Yours

Hello, my friends! Hope you are having a wonderful week. I was so honored when the uber talented Yvonne Yam invited me to be a guest blogger on her blog Do More with Less! Yvonne is a master with colors and details and make sure you visit her blog, you are going to be inspired! Thank you so much for inviting me, Yvonne! =) Here is a card that I made for the guest blogger post.

I used the lovely Mona the Seamstress from Kraftin' Kimmie for my card. I shared sewing tips in the post, so don't forget to hop over and check it out!

The image is stamped and colored on PTI's Stamper's Select White cardstock then cut out using a Classic Rectangles Large die. It's then matted with a piece of patterned paper cut using a Big Scalloped Rectangles Large die before I stitched the layers together.

The patterned paper is from the Upcycle collection by Cosmo Cricket. The sentiment came with the stamp.

I made this card for last week's Kit of the Month Wednesday over at the PWCO Blog. The adorable image that I used is called Swimmingly Yours. I colored it on PTI's Stamper's Select White cardstock. It's cut and embossed using a Standard Circles Large die then matted with a piece of cardstock cut using a Classic Scalloped Circles Large die before I stitched the layers together.

The patterned paper is from the Playground collection by Echo Park and the star tag and sentiments are from Papertrey Ink.

That's all for today. Have a fabulous day, my friends! =)

Thanks for stopping by!

for the "Mona the Seamstress" card:
cardstock, buttons: Papertrey Ink
stamps: Kraftin' Kimmie
patterned paper: Cosmo Cricket
inks: Memento Tuxedo Black, VersaFine Onyx Black
dies: Spellbinders
die-cut machine: Cuttlebug by Provo Craft
other: sewing machine,  thread. foam tape, foam squares
Copics used:
skin: E11, E01, E00, E000, R20
hair: E19, E17, E15, E13
outfit: YR24, YR23, YR31, BG15, BG13, BG11
sewing machine: C9, C7, C5, C3, E59, E57, E55, E21, E51, E35, E33, E31, E30
stool: R35, R22, R32, C7, C5, C3
clothing: R35, R22, R32
pin cushion: YG17, YG03, YR07, YR04, YR04, YR02
shadow: W9, W7, W5, W3, W1, W00, 0
card size: 5" x 5"

for the "Swimmingly Yours" card:
cardstock: (kraft card base, white) Papertrey Ink, (light blue) Bazzill
stamps: (Swimmingly Yours) PaperWorks Co., (sentiment) Papertrey Ink
patterned paper: Echo Park
ink: VerssFine Ony Black
brads, ribbon: BasicGrey, Bo Bunny
twine: May Arts
dies: (Tiny Tags) Papertrey Ink, (circle, scalloped circle) Spellbinders
die-cut machine: Cuttlebug by Provo Craft
other: sewing machine, thread, foam squares
Copics use:
mouse: E35, YR24, YR23, YR31, YR07, YR04, YR02, R22
swimming ring: B14, B12, B000, Y38, Y35, Y32
water:   B000, B0000, 0
card size: 4 1/4" x 4 1/4"


Oh I love your work Alice!!
Your cards are always just so beautiful!
The sewing is so neat.
And your colouring is superb!!!
Love, Mel. xx
Marja Rolfes said…
Goodmorning Alice! The first card with the seamstress is SEW cute!!! ;)
and Swimmingly yours is adorable as well!!!!!!!!!!!
Dutch Tulip
donna mikasa said…
Congrats on your guest design spot! Both cards are gorgeous as the stitching on the first card and that big headed bear always melts my heart! Hope you're having a fabulous week!
Shirley N said…
Congrats Alice, with your talent, I can see why everyone wants you on their DT! Adorable cards, love them both!
Cathy Fongjoyo said…
Congratulations on ur guest design spot ^^ i love ur stitching on first card. and the second card , the big headed mice is super cute!!!! ur colouring is wonderful as usual^^
~amy~ said…
Such super fun cards!
Lin said…
Congratulations, Alice! I LOVE the varied stitching on your first card and that image made me smile, too!
Virginia L. said…
Aw....WHAT A TREAT to see your cards!! Both are super duper cute! I admire your background and layering!! Congrats on the guest design! You are amazing, amazing....zing zing zing!
Elizabeth Allan said…
Congratulations on your guest designing invitation Alice! Your cards are always perfection.
Dotty Jo said…
These are just beautiful! And HOW much do I now want that Kraftin' Kimmie stamp????? I'll always be broke, Jo x
Jodi Collins said…
These are just darling Alice! Your coloring is impeccable!
Lisa Petrella said…
CUTE cards! I especially LOVE the funky stitching and your patterned paper choices on the first card! And that image and your coloring on the second card are DARLING!!!!!
Sparkplug17 said…
These are just darling!
Silli said…
Oh, bothe cards are so cute, love your coloring...(every day)...Love all the wonderful details....
Silli said…
Oh, bothe cards are so cute, love your coloring...(every day)...Love all the wonderful details....
Silli said…
Oh, bothe cards are so cute, love your coloring...(every day)...Love all the wonderful details....
sunghee said…
Oh my my my! Two cute cards!!! I always love stitches on your cards! Congrats!
Karen B. said…
Super fun creations, Alice, I always enjoy the fine little details you put into your cards.
Jeni said…
These are adorable!! Beautiful stitching. ~jeni :)
Stamping Cafe said…
Aw... adorable images and super sweet cards, Alice!! Amazing coloring on both images, love love love them!

Hope you are having a beautiful week, sweetie! Love ya!
Marlene said…
Oh my gosh - that first card - looks just like my mom at her old treadle sewing machine! I LOVE it!!!!
Jean McKenzie said…
Congratulations Alice on your new position! Love these cute cards! You do such lovely colouring and I like all the finishing touches.
Maylee said…
OMG! That is the CUTEST sewing card ever!!
1LuvnMama said…
This is 'sew' cute Alice! I just luv coming to your blog and getting inspiration! Congrats on your guest spot.
Danni said…
Both cards are fabulous but I just {heart} that second one, so cute!
Tiffany Ervin said…
Oh, Alice! Seriously, where do you find all of these neat images! Don't see too many of them with an actual cutie using a sewing machine, love it!!
BabyBokChoy said…
That sewing one, in particularly, seriously and utterly adorable, wow!! so so so cute Alice!
Anita Rex said…
I really like how you did the sewing around the card! :> So creative! Such a cute card, I should so get that stamp as my mom is a taylor!
These are so cute! I will definitely pop over to seethe tips you are sharing. Know I can use them with my sewing. :-) Amy
Unknown said…
These are wonderful cards! I love that sewing machine! So cool!
Tyggereye said…
How cute! Love the cards. Esp. the mouse one. Adorable!
scrapn_momof2 said…
Wonderful cards. I love the first one with the sewing cute!
Tasha said…
Oh my goodness what a complete bundle of cuteness! Love the mouse card its adorable - fab paper too. The firat card is super cute, great colours and beautiful colouring
love tasha xx
Suzanne C said…
Love the cute mouse and a charming card. The sewing card is fun! Love the quirky image and your design is fabulous as always!
Cheryl said…
I just love everything you do. Your cards have such a nice touch of whimsy. I wish I had seen "Mona" sooner. It would have made the perfect Mother's Day card for my Mom.
Thank you so much for sharing.
Beate said…
Congratulations on being the guest blogger on Yvonne's blog! It's because you are AWESOME and we all know it! :)
Your cards rock. LOVE the stitching detail on the first card. or course the coloring looks amazing!
The image and coloring on the second card are just too cute!
Hugs and smiles
Sanne said…
Totally cute love this Alice - made me smile when I saw it!
Rose said…
oh i love that image and your sewing makes it even more special :)
that little mouse is too stinkin CUTE!!!

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