Saturday, November 3, 2012

Sewing and stitching challenge

Cath has chosen a number of fun sections from Paper Craft's latest publication and she's inspired me to enter almost all of them.  This one is called The Paper Crafts Tips & Tricks Week: Stitching and Sewing Challenge.  Having done lots of cross-stitch in my time, I dug out some old perforated paper and a pattern from a project that I had done years ago and made a little piece that I can frame or hang - I've always loved these words; I think they're from Dickens' A Christmas Carol.  This project coincided with the arrival of these Wplus9 dies that I had ordered, and so here is what I did for this challenge. It measures roughly 5 1/2 " by 6 3/4".


MFW Stitching and Sewing

supplies: cream, red, and craft cardstock, design papers from previous year's Graphic 45 Christmas collection and Moda's Daisy D's gingham, perforated cross-stitch paper, black embroidery floss, Wplus9 Seasonal Sentiments dies


12 comments:

  1. Gorgeous card love the layout and the colours are fabulous. Caroline xxx

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  2. How absolutely amazing, Lin! I did a LOT of cross stitching back in the day :) Brings back sweet memories!

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  3. You talents are limitless, Lin! This is a treasure. What a wonderful combination of inspirations. Love it.

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  4. This is such a stunning card Lin and so unique, I love it!!!

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  5. So pretty. Love the quotes. Great stitching!

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  6. Lin, I love this wonderful idea! It turned out beautifully! :)

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  7. Such a sweet heartwarming project. Lovely Lin.

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  8. Love that you pulled out an old hobby to make this fantastic card! LOVELY! Such a good idea! You did a really good job with this!

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  9. Wow! Love the effect of these cross-stitching pieces!! They do look so fabulous with the new dies! Super AWESOME card, Lin!!

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  10. WOW - love the design - this would be perfect framed for a piece of holiday decor!

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  11. What a darling project, so full of country charm!

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  12. Absolutely fantastic! Love the cross-stitching with the dies!

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