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Monday, 9 December 2019

Crafty Cardmakers Challenge 247

The theme for the last challenge of the year is Christmas.

I recently discovered a site which sells pricking patterns for paper embroidery, and some of the designs are gorgeous. Needless to say, I had a few, three of which are Christmas themed, and this is what I came up with.

One of my favourite colour combinations here - I do love turquoise and gold!

I do love this pattern! To back it, I've used mirror card and I stamped a repeating tree pattern on some white card using a Kaleidoscope ink pad in Berry Blaze. In fact, I liked this so much, I did another in the same colours (although I mixed up the order a bit.)

 This time I stitched on some pearlescent grey card. Again, I've matted with mirror card, and the backing this time is a silver and white vellum that I've had for many years.

And finally, there's this trio of trees. I stitched this in a multi-coloured thread, and completed each tree with a silver star. Again, I've matted with mirror card, and again used some of that white/silver vellum in the background.

One of the things I like about paper embroidery is that it's easy to travel with. I did most of the stitching for these while my husband and I spent a few days at the seaside this summer. Most of the crafting I do needs too much 'stuff' to be practical to take, so this is ideal!

I do hope you can join us this time, and I'd like to wish you a very Merry Christmas and all the best for 2020!

3 comments:

Felix the Crafty Cat said...

Beautiful cards Josephine, great techniques. Have a lovely Christmas. Hugs, Angela xXx

Judy McKay said...

Lovely cards. Very pretty design. Have a creative week. Judy

Kim x said...

Hi Josephine, hope you had a wonderful Christmas and a fabulous New Year.
Love and crafty hugs
Kimx

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