Friday, 28 January 2011

Sew Fun....

I can't believe it's Friday and another week is over,where is the time going. Anyway for Christmas,Hubby got me a book voucher as one of my stocking fillers,so on Monday I went into town and bought myself 'Stitch' by Cath Kidston and 'Simple Sewn Gifts' by Helen Phillips with it,they are two beautiful books and even though I probably won't do a lot of the projects they are a great inspiration and very pretty to look at.
By chance Week #41's challenge over at City Crafter Challenge Blog is 'Sew Fun' choosen by the lovely Linda who is this week's host. As the title suggests you need to have some sort of stitching or a sewing theme on your project and in my new book 'Simple Sewn Gifts' there is a pretty bird house cross stitch chart so I decided to do that and add it to my card.


I didn't actually use just the one chart,I used the combination of two and changed the colours to what threads I already had. I found a little bird button so added him instead of stitching one and added a variety of buttons for the flowers. The papers are from Cosmo Cricket 'Togetherness' Mini Deck, I used the cloud paper and green gingham to get the effect of a sky and grass background..
I haven't done cross stitch for many years but have really enjoyed stitching this and quite pleased with the outcome. Maybe I'll do a few more stitched cards so thank you Linda for getting me back into cross stitch.
After making this card my internet broke so I didn't think I'd be able to enter it into the challenge but after buying a new wireless router and hours on the phone it seems to be working ok.touch wood!!!
Have a good weekend,I'm off for a curry tonight with some friends so looking forward to that otherwise a quiet weekend for me,maybe I'll get some more time in my craft room.

xxxxDebxxxx

13 comments:

S said...

Sew lovely, sew sweet!

Ira said...

Ah, that's been a while for me, too, cross stitches! Love the pattern and that little bird on top! Very 'homely' this is! Have a great weekend, Ira

Lea said...

LOVE LOVE LOVE THIS!!! I use to cross stitch... never thought of adding a little to a card or a layout!!! It's brilliant! Did I mention I LOVE it? :)

Stella said...

You are sew talented :) And I love love love that birdhouse. I can't wait to see more cross stitch needlework from you.
You DP are beautiful and go so well with tat birdhouse and the buttons turned into lovely flowers. Gorgeous Deb!
X

Juls said...

fab...Love the cross stitch...once upon a time it was my first love....before papercrafting took over...I still always have one on the go....fab to see it on a card!!!! Love how you have added buttons too, such a fab creation! Hugs JUls

Ros said...

Terrific Card!! what a clever idea ... I haven't done cross stitch for years either and yesterday I found a book I bought (never use) all about cross stitch ... the whole card is terrific and a brilliant entry for the challenge ... thanks so much for playing along with us again at CCCB ... hope you enjoy your curry!

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

Oh wow, that is amazing Deb, i've used to cross-stithed but never think of making a card out of it, brilliant idea and perfect for our SEW FUN challenge, thanks for joining us at CCCB!

Mona L. Pendleton said...

What a sweet card Deb! I love the teeny cross stitched birdhouse and flowers! So creative!

Lisa said...

What a sweet little thing. love it

Sue, a.k.a. midwestgirl said...

Putting a little cross stitch on a card - that is genius! I may have to pick up my needle and thread again....

Linda R. said...

Oh My Goodness... This is adorable. Perfect for this challenge.. I love to dabble in cross stiching myself. Thank you my friend for all the love here!!! Makes me smile.. So glad you played along with us!!

Hugs, Linda

Theresa said...

Deb, this is fantastic. I love cross-stitching and needle art. I wish I did more of it. This really is awesome. love the buttons you used too. =)

Cheryl Nelson said...

Looooove this!! That cross-stitch is so awesome!
Thank you so much for joining us at CCCB!