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« on: July 13, 2010 08:19:07 AM »

I seem to constantly be making cross stitched cards for people at the moment, which is much fun as I get to make loads of different patterns and the likes Smiley  Anyway, here be the latest batch of cards I've been making Smiley



This was made for a good friend who's a professional armourer, as well as a big lover of historical re-enactment and the likes.  I bought this pattern when sight seeing at some castle, I forget where, and never actually got around to making it up until now.  I think it is one of the Heritage Collection kits.  I successfully managed to lose everything that had come in the set apart from the pattern itself, so sort of made the colours up as I went along with what threads I had spare.  It's stitched on black 14 count aida, and most of the stitching is done with 2 strands of thread, bar some of the backstitch.  Mounted it on the car with those strange sticky dot things as my glue had vanished off of the face of the earth once again, and added some pretty stickers for decoration.  The card actually arrived on time at it's destination to Smiley



And a close up to show more detail of the beading -



This card was made for another friend who's a lover of historical re-enactment.  It's a beaded Tudor rose and crown design taken from the Henry VIII & Wives - Nostalgia DMC pattern.  (It's a beautiful pattern that I'll eventually get around to making!)  Anyway, I used 14 count white aida, and all worked in two strands of thread, bar the backstitching.  I used plastic gold beads in the centre of the design, and then mounted it into the card.



Sorry the pictures a bit rubbish on this one.  My Mum asked me to make this for one of her best friends.  She has gone back to college to study hairdressing and has just finished her second year with flying colours, so Mum wanted to make something special for her.  The pattern was one I found online somehwere, I forget where, and was part of a bigger hairdressing sampler.  I used 14 count white aida, mounted it onto a card, and added some adhesive flower ribbon Smiley



This was made for the same friend's daughter as the card above.  She's just had her third child, and my Mother didn't want a boring shop bought one so got me to make this instead lol.  Again it's 14 count white aida, and 2 strands of thread bar the backstitch.  The pattern was from a Quick Cross Stitch Card book I bought ages ago.

Anyway hope you liked them Smiley
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« Reply #1 on: July 13, 2010 08:44:06 AM »

They're all so lovely and personalized! I bet everyone who got a cross-stitched card loved it.
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« Reply #2 on: July 13, 2010 08:51:08 AM »

The knight is amazing!  This is an art that I would love to get into but just haven't gotten around to it yet...  Great work!
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« Reply #3 on: July 13, 2010 09:02:45 AM »

Smiley Thank you both!

The knight one is definitely my favourite too Smiley

@thequeenmel:  you should definitely have a go at cross stitch.  Tis much fun Smiley
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« Reply #4 on: July 13, 2010 09:43:52 AM »

I love the Tudor rose. I may have to follow in your footsteps and make one for myself. Awesome work.
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« Reply #5 on: July 16, 2010 07:51:10 PM »

Great stuff! I love them all.
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« Reply #6 on: July 19, 2010 09:35:00 AM »

I think I might like these even more than your last batch. You do such a lovely job stitching up these designs, and it's great that you choose such personalized motifs for each card.
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