by dianned 15 Aug 2010

I just finished making this card for my very best friend, Carol, who will be 65 tomorrow! I'll post the design at DNC once I've ironed out all the glitches I found as I was sewing it out - I'm pleased with the final result but the process was interesting to say the least! :-) Love from Dianne x x

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by mdippenaar 21 Aug 2010

Beautiful!!!!

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by auntbaba 21 Aug 2010

Beautiful card. I'm sure that your best friend will treasure it.

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by cutegirl 19 Aug 2010

THIS IS SO BEAUTIFUL.

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by gerryvb 19 Aug 2010

beautiful!

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by milas 19 Aug 2010

Really beautiful card!!!

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by dianned 19 Aug 2010

Re. the questions as to how I made it : it's all fabric - the "frame" is a floral printed fabric, appliqued on as part of the embroidered design by hooping the stabilser, fabric to be embroidered (in this case white felt) AND the applique fabric together, allowing a good 2 inches of the patterned fabric outside of the hoop. The first line of stitching is the rectangle, and after that was stitched I cut out the inside of the fabric (NOT the felt and stabiliser) to leave the frame. The rest of the design satin-stitches over the cut edges then embroiders the rest - the text was added with my machine's software. There are 24 colour changes so two files to combine and LOTS of jumps to trim! I measured the design plus a border equal on all sides then cut a piece of stiff card that size and folded the edges of the fabric under and mounted it as a greetings card. (Hope that makes sense!)

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mlbell by mlbell 19 Aug 2010

Thank you, you gave easy directions to follow.

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by iris2006 19 Aug 2010

Lovely card you've made Deanna

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by kezza2sew 18 Aug 2010

Dianne, this is lovely, is all this done on fabric?
Do you frame it or how do you present it?

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by mlbell 18 Aug 2010

I would love to know how you made the beautiful card? Is there paper behind it?

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by lenore 18 Aug 2010

This is so pretty Dianne. I love the colours and the frame fabric. Lenore

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by lbrow 18 Aug 2010

Very nice dianne *

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by nini 16 Aug 2010

Beautiful card! No wonder Carol was delighted!***

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by dianned 16 Aug 2010

Well, I've just got back from giving my friend her card and yes, she was absolutely thrilled with it (I've known her long enough to know that her pleasure was genuine!) It's lovely to know that it's appreciated - and your kind comments are appreciated too! Flowers for everyone! Dianne x x x

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by mops Moderator 16 Aug 2010

It's a beautiful card. I love the colours and the flower design.

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by stickmuster 16 Aug 2010

beautiful card Dianne, i like the flowers *******

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by juanitadenney 16 Aug 2010

Your card is beautiful and Carol will surely love it. *4U

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by dianned 16 Aug 2010

... I bet you're all wondering what DNC is .. well, it's a typo, that's what it is!! :-) Look at your keyboard and you'll see what letters I meant to hit! :-) Sorry! **** for all!

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by lenamae 15 Aug 2010

Dianne this is so beautiful you do such beautiful work .Lena Mae

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by clawton 15 Aug 2010

She will be sure to love it.

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by lindalee757 15 Aug 2010

Very pretty Dianne **linda**

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by oaro 15 Aug 2010

WOW!!!!!!!! Beautiful work

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by caroldann 15 Aug 2010

Oh my gosh, that is truly awesome. And since it has my name on it. Carol

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by mooie24 15 Aug 2010

Oh gosh its beautiful
Im sure carol will treasure this lovely gift from you
Big hugs from london
mooie xx

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by rwalden 15 Aug 2010

I love it. Very pretty.

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by shirlener88 15 Aug 2010

Dianne, this is lovel and I am sure Carol will be pleased.

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by joanne8125 15 Aug 2010

This is so pretty I am sure your friend will just love it especially since it is hand made instead of store bought.

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by neuza 15 Aug 2010

Very good.

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by neuza 15 Aug 2010

Very good.

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by mysew1325 15 Aug 2010

very pretty work..

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by marietta 15 Aug 2010

Lovely Dianne, I am sure she is going to love it.

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