Tuesday, 3 April 2012

3 Cross Stitched Easter Cards

Easter time has been a bit rush-rush for me. Time flies really fast. Can't believe it April already!! I've planned a lot, I have made NOT a lot though. Not at least as much as I wanted. Never mind. What's not going to be ready by Easter will be finished over the next few weeks and will have to wait for the next spring :)
Just managed to finish off stitching and mounting the 3 cross stitch cards. This little yellow chick has been my little UnFinishedObject from the last year and has waited all year round to be mounted on a card.Thought the blue gingham background would go well with yellow fluffy cutie :)

 


3 Bunny butts in blue :) Have seen this cross stitch motif a few times on some blogs. Seems like it's popular. Fast and easy to stitch and largely enjoyable :)



And a fresh green one with a sampler-like cross stitch. Really enjoyed stitching those miniature sampler elements.



I like to stamp my cards inside, do you? I think it's nice if the inside of a card is decorated with some images. I like to use my hand writing too (ideally in a traditional pen ink), it makes your card more personal although I do admit that printed text gives you a neat finish.




and the card trio all 3 together :)


Currently I've been also working on a series of 4 cross stitched cards but I already know I won't be able to finish them for this festive season. Their stitching area is considerably larger than the one of an average cross stitch motif but the characters in this projects are so nice that I decided to start them off nonetheless.


And in the meantime another woolly Nordic ball is beginning to show up:


Today I've joined up Hand-made Monday at Wendy's blog. Heading over there now to take a tour round the blogs to have a look at some nice crafty stuff :)

9 comments:

  1. Such gorgeous Easter cards - I adore the little chick doing a dance!!!

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  2. Really lovely cards Martha. Decorating the inside of the card is a very nice touch. Love the dancing chicken. Hope you have a good week.

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  3. All of the cards are great, I like how you've stamped on the inside! My favourite is the first one just because the chick is so cute!!

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  4. The Easter cards are so pretty, I love cross stitch but my eyes and the time.... have a good week

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  5. Gosh Martha those cards are amazing! I can't believe you can do so many. The blue gingham looks really perfect with the little chic card and bunnies. Have a great week. Mich x

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  6. These cards are just the cutest, I love the little chick and the images inside the card just give it that extra little something. x

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  7. Your cards are brilliant, the 'ickle chick is super cute doing his dance.
    The Nordic ball looks complicated, can hardly wait to see the finished piece.

    Jan x

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  8. Martha - you are one of my picks for the Versatile blogger Award - pop over to my page to have a look Mich x

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