Monday, 24 January 2011

More cards

I have the card making bug at the moment. Which is good because I love making cards, but bad because all my larger cross stitch pieces are being ignored! I did get Henry out briefly last week and stitched 2 threads worth! I have also been working on Safe Haven a little... but not much else.

But these are the cards I have completed -
This is Stuart's Valentine card, it was the freebie in the latest World of Cross Stitching magazine. There was a lot of discussion on their Facebbok page about people running out of thread stitching it.... but I just managed.
This is for my Valentine Exchange partner on the Cross Stitching forum. I hope they like it when they receive it!
Lastly I hope my friend isn't reading my blog, I don't think she does so I'll chance it! This is her 40th Birthday Card. I am so pleased with this the card just matched the stitching so well. She is having a party in a couple of weeks which we are all looking forward to.

Have a good week everyone

Ginnie xx

Sunday, 9 January 2011

Some you may not have seen for a while !

I thought I would post a couple of photos of WIPs that I haven't posted on here for a while. Both of which I worked on over Christmas.
This one is my Christmas Window, slow but sure progress here. New aim to finish for Christmas 2011. There is still a lot of brown to do on this one..... but I am loving how it looks.

Then "My Needle's Work", I had forgotten all about this one until I sorted some bags of stitching out. I would like to get this finished soon also!

Lastly a small finish, a little baby Eeyore, a freebie from a magazine. Eeyore is my favourite Pooh charactor.... so I couldn't resist! Not sure what I am going to do with him now.

I have started making my friend's 40th birthday card which I'll show you next week. I am also taking part in a Valentine Card exchange on a Cross Stitch forum..... I have picked which design I want to do so must start it soon, as well as doing Stuart a card too !

Until next time
Ginnie x

Tuesday, 4 January 2011

Happy New Year

So first I decided to brighten up my blog for 2011 and went pink !
I have also changed the girls photo to one taken over Christmas.
Now to stitching...... lots of cards to show so far for this year. I am really happy with how they have all turned out.
This one is for Becki's friend Amy, she is at college with Becki doing dance. The A on the chart had different shoes while the D had ballet shoes... so I swopped them over!

This one is from the same alphabet charts, this time for a friend of both girls who they have kept in touch with from school. E for Emily !

The latest issue of The World of Cross Stitching popped through my door last week and I choose one of the cute bears to stitch for my friend who is about to start cancer treatment. The charts were aimed at being for Valentine's Day but I thought this one would suit a "thinking of you.." card. I actually stitched it in just 2 evenings !

Then today I made a quick decoupage card as I suddenly remembered another friend's birthday which is next week. I got the paper and design from papercraft inspirations magazine, they were free to download. Pretty cute.

So what's next? Still a few more cards..... but I have also started my Poppy Pixie but not much to show yet. I am also taking part in a 2011 SAL and have chosen SafeHaven by Derwentwater Designs. I will try to post updates on these when they begin to resemble something!

Anyway as I am back at work I better get myself off to bed !

Happy Stitching

Ginnie xx