Friday 2 May 2014

Lickle birthday

Here is my card that I made yesterday using a cross stitch that I finished a little while ago. The cross stitch was a free gift with Cross Stitch Crazy magazine a few years ago, but I only just got around to stitching it - lots of other kits to do also lol.

So here is the card that I made:
I used a white card blank and cut a piece of blue gingham patterned paper, that cam free with a magazine, so a slightly smaller square. I wrapped this paper with glitter pink ribbon, blue 'happy birthday' ribbon and a gold ribbon and then stuck it to the card blank. A scalloped circle was die-cut out of some floral 'Kate Knight' designer paper and attached to the centre of the card. A floral type die was used to cut the excess fabric from around the cross stitch, which was then attached to the circle. Three jewels were added to the top left in place of one of the points of the floral circle.

I wish to enter this card for the following challenges:
#87 Anything goes with ribbon - Crafty Ribbons
Anything Goes - Crafting by designsSimonsays Wednesday
Sketch - #217 plus tictactoe (I went for Stitching - the teddy cross stitch; Designer paper - Kate Knight; and Jewel)
#82 Add some ribbon - gliiternsparkle
#155 Faithful Friends - Ooh-la-la
#76 Stitching true or false - DeepOcean
#105 Birthday - aud sentiments
#60 Stack 'em up - simplycreatetoo

Thank you for looking.



  1. Oh Tina your card is absolutely wonderful this is the most perfect babies card hopefully the mum will always cherish it and may be frame it with the Cross Stitch center image of the Teddy Bear. I just love that image and your wonderful colours and design papers. Great card and thanks so much for joining us this week over at Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2 and good luck.
    Kathie SSW2-DT

  2. I am so impressed that you put a cross stitch on a card! That is a LOT of effort! It looks great! Thanks for getting sketchy with us over at SSW2 this week.
    ~Jo, SSW2-DT

  3. Wow, I love counted cross stitch but never thought to use it on a card. this is lovely. thanks for shring your darling card with us.
    Nancy SSW2

  4. How darling, to us a cross stitched image as that main focus. Great thinking. Wonderful work.
    Hugs, Heide SSW2-DT

  5. Gorgeous card--love your cross stiching! Thank you for entering our "Stack 'Um Up" Challenge at Simply Create Too & hope to see you next challenge too.

    DT Member

  6. What a fun birthday card. Thanks so much for joining us at Aud Sentiments for our 4th birthday celebration.
    Julie T

  7. Very nice card and lovely image. thanks for joining us at Aud Sentiments for our birthday challenge.

  8. How fantastic to use a cross stitched piece as the focal point of your card. Super creative and so beautiful. A really special card. Thanks for joining us at Sweet Sketch Wednesday!
    Sharon, SSW2-DT

  9. such a lovely card, thanks for joining us at OLL

  10. Beautiful cross stitch! And beautiful card! Thank you for joining our May Anything Goes Challenge at Crafting By Designs.


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