Sewing Machine Card, To a Wonderful Mum

Hi Everyone!

Sorry bit of a story coming you don't have to read if you don't want lol....

My mum said a couple months ago her sewing machine she's had for 30 years(!!!) was giving up and she really needed a new one but has no money. So I straight away messaged both my brothers and told them we were buying her a new one!

I had to really go on a guilt trip with them that she does so much for us and always has and has no spare money for the things she needs like we do etc and just about managed to get the ok from them both to all put £100 each in lol

I made this card to give her with the money (she's very fussy and would want to choose one herself) and a couple weeks ago txt her to come up because I'd made her a card lol

I gave her the card with a little message saying thank you from all 3 of us and she was delighted. I then handed her the envelope with '£300 sewing machine fund' written on it and she burst into tears and wouldn't take it, so then I had to give her the whole story about how much she deserved it too lol aren't these lot hard work! Ahaha!

Anyways here's the card:

I made the shape myself from looking at some designs on Google, think it turned out quite well!

I used:

WOC Aqua Blooms
Me to you Sentiment Stamp
Santoro Lace
Hobbycraft heart punch
Charm, button & papers from stash 

I inked around the edge of the papers to give it a slight vintage feel and put foam pads under the dial

Hope you're having a nice week! I'm struggling with a migraine at the mo! Not fun! Shouldn't be looking on my phone oopsie lol

Lucy xx


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  1. What a wonderful gift from the three of you Lucy and that card is an absolute triumph, I'm not surprised she cried!! xx

  2. It's fabulous Lucy! So gorgeous... What a lovely surprise for your Mum from the three of you.
    Wendy xx

  3. Your sewing machine card is so beautiful Lucy, I love the design and pretty papers.
    Such a lovely, kind and thoughtful surprise you planned for your mum.
    Sue xx

  4. Great card and what a lovely story. Hope you feel better soon x

  5. Hi Lucy
    What a lovely gift and superb card ... For your Mum... Love the Card well done to you
    Hugs Sylvie xx

  6. Fabulous card Lucy I like the sewing machine design, I am sure your Mum will love it
    Kevin xx

  7. Oh big squeal here Lucy - sorry if the migraine is bothering you still - I'll whisper. What a fabulous thing to do for your Mu, she surely deserves it and you also are such a brilliant family! Can I be an honorary Granny please?

    Meant to say how much I adore the card!!


    Di xx

  8. MuM!!! Didn't check my typing :(

  9. Brilliant card and story Lucy! Fantastic design idea and beautifully made. I'm glad you persuaded your mum to accept her gift. Mum's always do their best for their children and mine was no exception. I always loved to spoil my mum when I could afford it.
    I hope the migraine slings it's hook soon. Take care. Debra x

  10. Hello Lucy. What a wonderful and very touching story, your Mum is very lucky to have you all. I am sure she will put the money to good use on a new machine.
    The card you made is brilliant, you are so talented my friend.
    Happy crafting and have a lovely weekend.
    Love Sandra xxx

  11. Hi Lucy you've had me in tears never mind your Mum .What a beautiful thing to do she has wonderful children. The card is perfect so clever to draw that shape it si all so pretty hope your Mum enjoys her new machine and you feel better soon Love and hugs Carole x

  12. That is fabulous thing to do for Mum xx
    Love the sewing machine creations Ginny x

  13. Lucy, wonderful card and wonderful you! What a lovely thing to do for your Mum.

  14. love this lucy.the shape is fantastic and i love the pretty papers and details.

    xx coops xx

  15. Hi Lucy, fab story and so thought ful of you all, wonderful card, great shape and embellishments, hugs Kate x

  16. That's a lovely story hun doing that for your mum :) The card is great too!
    Hope your migraine has passed, there must be something in the air as I had one for 3 days last weekend and it's still lingering a bit now!
    Thanks for playing at Creative Inspirations! xxx

  17. This is fantastic, Lucy - I love the sewing machine shape and all the little details. What a wonderful idea to get your Mum a new machine - I'm not surprised she burst into tears at your lovely thought.
    Alison x

  18. Oh what a lovely a story, I think we all slip into taking our moms for granted,so lovely you could do some thing back,fabulous card to Debbs xx

  19. Your story is lovely and with a very happy ending too! Your sewing machine card is amazing, the shape is fab and the detailing so very pretty :-)

    I hope your migraine is now resolved - they are so horrible; I had one myself at the beginning of last week and it was the worst one I've had for years :-(

    Big hugs, Kat xx


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