Friday 12 October 2012

Back to the needle...

Years ago, before I started making cards, I did cross stitch... most cardmakers I've found seem to have fell into it through cross stitch.

I still love doing it, but don't tend to do it as often these days. However, I still have lots of lovely threads in my boxes, so decided to drag them out, grab a needle and start stitching.

The template I used has embossing and stitching detail, so I chose a colour from the topper I'd put together and tried to coordinate it as best as I could.

I kept the design quite simple, and just used a stamped bow for detail.

The sentiment is one I've had in my craft room for around a year, and not really used it. It's actually really nice but a wee bit small.

And here is the stitching and embossing in a little more detail.

Today, I'm going to get cracking on making some more Christmas cards... orders to finish and all that.. lol.

So.. happy crafting until next time!!


  1. I came into card making through cross stitch too but I don't do much of it these days. Gorgeous card, I love the stitched topper, so pretty. :) x

  2. beautiful card jo but would expect nothing less from your good self . have just joined your site too :-) feel free to look on my blog spot any time too :-) comments appreciated

  3. This is gorgeous Jo. I love the image and fabulous stitched design


  4. This is gorgeous Jo,love the image and fab

  5. Ahhh i knew you'd find a way to combine both crafts! You clever girl!!! Lovely as always Jo!!! The stitching really makes it pop! I haven't stitched in a long time meself...seems the only time i find to stitch these days is bout once a year when we go on a road trip on our 2 weeks driving down to TExas i managed to do some! Sure helps pass the miles quickly too! Happy stitching and carding!! xoxo lots of love


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