Tuesday, December 24, 2019

Cross Stitched Christmas


Just a quick post today, Christmas Eve, to wish you all a wonderful, peaceful and joy-filled Christmas

I made this card for a swap group I am part of, and the theme was to use stitching on a card.

I stitched the tree on some red even weave fabric using cream thread, making up the pattern as I went.

This was mounted on some textured cream card (the photo has whitened it) that I embossed stitching around the edge of.  
The sentiment stamp is a magazine freebie, embossed in gold.  
The feature panel was then mounted over plain red card.

I am linking this to:

(My inspiration was the red and white of the wrapper)


Gerrina said...

The red cloth looks so good with the white tree! What a beautiful card! Hugs, Gerrina

Jeanette (Forest Ranger) said...

Maxine the simplicity of this design makes the stitching the prominent piece of the lovely card! WOW! Love it!

Sylvia said...

Merry Christmas,Maxime.Love the cute little tree.

Gr,Sylvia x

Cinderella said...

Hello Maxine,

What a lovely Christmas card .
I wish You a very Merry Christmas and a Happy Healthy and Creative 2020

Huggs and Creativity


Neet said...

Such a lovely card Maxine. What a neat stitcher you are and how lovely you have got the shape of the tree - and all freehand too. Well done!
Hope you have a lovely Christmas, sending my best wishes to you
God Bless
Neet xx

Patti said...

Such a sweet and delicate card!! Beautifully done : )

BIG (((Hugs)))

crafty-stamper said...

Such a beautiful CAS card and love the little stitched tree.Thank you for joining us at A Place To Start
Carol DT x

JD/ Jill said...

Lovely card! Great stiching. Been a while since I have done that. Hope you are having a Great Christmas!

Megan J said...

Hi Maxine, a super cute cross-stitched tree, love the cream and red together with the gold sentiment, I hope that you and yours had a wonderful Christmas Day and you are enjoying boxing day today too. Have a wonderful week, Megan

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

So simple yet so effective dear Maxine, a lovely stitched card, well done. Pray your Christmas was blessed in every way.
Thanks for sharing, and may God bless you.
Hugs, Shaz in Oz.x

{Wonderful Words of Life - Shaz in Oz}
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Jan Mahew said...

Kiwime, Fantastic incorporation of cross stitch and CAS Card inspiration! Thank you for sharing your beautiful handy work with us at Jan's Digi Blog Challenge! Your stitching is so becoming! I invite you to join in again to our challenge! Happy Crafting!
(Owner & Illustrator of Jan's Digi Stamp Shop)

Dawn T said...

A gorgeous card Maxine. Hope you had an awesome Christmas with your family. Hugs Dawn

Wendy Nicola Jackson said...

Gorgeous design and idea hun, this is so elegant and lovely. Hope you had a wonderful Christmas hun. I know this will be a difficult time for you and send you an extra hug and love right now hunny, Wends xoxo

Sandy said...

SO pretty, stitching is a lot of work. Thank you for sharing with us over at Cupcake Inspirations.
-Sandy, DT

stampingbowd said...

Wow! This is beautiful! What a sweet tree! I love the cross-stitch look. I spent many hours cross-stitching buy my vision isn't good enough anymore. I hope you had a good Christmas. Hugs!

Monica said...

Hi Maxine,

First of all, thank you for your kind words regarding fundraising. It means so much to me.

Your card is FABULOUS and how clever that you cross-stitched it without a pattern. Love its simplicity and charm.

Belated Merry Christmas,


Karen Dunbrook said...

how precious and special....love how it looks.
xx Karen

Mia said...

I am in love with stitching, but I never made a stitching card. This is a great idea. What a beautiful card you made, Maxine! Congrats, my dear friend. I send you many many kisses!

Mac Mable said...

I hope you enjoyed the festive period Maxine and made lovely memories? x

Vickie Y said...

Adorable! Thank you for sharing with us at The PIP Challenge

Pink Unicorn said...

This is so cute, love the little Christmas tree! Thank you for playing along with the STAMPlorations CAS Challenge. We hope to see you back again soon! Karola, DT, InvisiblePinkCards

Chana Malkah said...

A very nice example of CAS design! Thanks so much for sharing your work with us at A Place To Start!
Chana Malkah, Owner