Tuesday, 28 July 2020

Candy Canes

I'm really enjoying cross stitch again, especially small patterns which are easy to take away in our campervan.  I have a small box in which I keep oddments of fabric, a few patterns and some threads which tucks into a cupboard when we're away.  Once home anything I've stitched goes into one of my craft drawers to be make into cards, tags or other small projects.

I had stitched these candy canes a few weeks ago and thought they would be perfect for the Christmas Card Throwdown 'Sewing' challenge.  To make this CAS card I die cut a stitched frame from some red glitter card.  I trimmed the edge of the fabric so it was slightly smaller than the frame and used extra sticky tape to attach the fabric to the rear of the frame.  I then attached the panel to the centre of the card with more extra sticky tape.

To make this card I used:
     6" x 6" white matt card blank
     Leisure Arts 'Christmas Stitchin'' chart (Candy Canes stitched on 14 count aida with DMC threads  - 321, 666, 704, 3371 & B5200)
     Lawn Fawn 'Outside In Stitched Square Stacklables' die
     Red glitter card

I am entering the following challenges:
     ABC Christmas Challenge - No for No Fuss
     Christmas Card Throwdown - Sewing
     Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge - Anything Goes
     Winter Wonderland - Hip to be Square

Kath x


Stamps and Paper said...

Love your Candy cane cross stitch card Kath...as you said something nice a easy to take on holiday with you..


meg said...

Simply beautiful Kath

Pat said...

Beautifully stitched candy canes Kath and the red frame shows the off perfectly. I used to do a lot of cross stitch but haven't done any for ages, but these little pieces are so achievable and do look good as cards, in fact I first got into cardmaking by making cards with them. x

Majda said...

Such a sweet Christmas creation, many thanks for sharing and joining in with our current theme at Christmas Card Throwdown.
Hope to see you again in our new challenge as well :-)
Majda DT

Fabiola said...

oh wow quel magnifique point de croix Kath, c'est superbe, j'aime beaucoup la façon dont tu as été inspiré, merci de jouer avec nous chez 52CCT, biz

Chrissy said...

Gorgeous card a great stitching Kath, I would lucky to thread a needle these days...


Sue said...

Hi Kath, Another lovely card. Sue

Jackie T said...

Hi this is a stunning card. I do love a bit of Cross Stitch. Thank you for joining us at Winter Wonderland Challenge Blog this month’s challenge theme is Hip to Be Square and the sponsor is Fred She Said. Hugs Jackie (DT)

Lynda said...

I do miss cross-stitching when I see creations like this - simple yet so effective. Thank you for joining us at ABC Christmas Challenge xx Lynda DT

Poppyfield Card Crafts said...

Beautiful stitching Kath

June x

Zw@@n said...

Gorgeous CAS card, Kath. Beautifully stitched. Thank you for joining us at ABC Christmas Challenge. xx Wilma