A Stitch In Time

I've been experimenting with aperture cards, as way back last year I made some little cross stitch cards.  Obviously at the time I didn't have a clue what I was doing, and once completed I put each one in the little card that came with it (which is a perfectly correct thing to do).  But the cards are very small, and I wouldn't buy one like that.  There's a lot of work involved, and you're never going to make any money back if you sell them.
So I took one of the cross stitch pictures out and set to thinking, and this is what I came up with:
So the image in the centre is cross stitched.  I've cut a piece of A3 card into a section 14cm x 42cm, scored and folded it into 3 equal square sections.  I've covered the centre piece in this red dotty paper (free from Cardmaking and Papercraft mag) and put it through the Bigshot to cut the circle out.  I've put the cross stitch in and stuck the back down, so now you have a normal card. 
Now here comes the 'happy accident'!  I put the circle die over this paper and stuck it down with double sided tape as it was essential that it didn't move as it went through the machine.  I stuck the tape down very lightly, but by the time it had been through the machine it was really firmly stuck down and no matter how carefully I peeled it off, it took some of the dotty paper with it - 'screams!'
I decided to cover it up with 4 red roses and the little green leaves, and now you'd never know.  I gave a big sigh of relief, I can tell you, as I didn't want to start again with a new card at this stage.  I die cut some corners and stuck them down, and there you have it.  The dotty paper has quite a retro feel, I am so impressed with the quality of my new printer. 
I've got about six different designs I can use and 3 little Christmas ones, so there will be more of these to come, I'm sure.  I'm very pleased with the result, they're a vast improvement on the tiny cards that came with the cross-stitch kits.
I'm entering this card into the Papertake Weekly Challenge.
Thanks for dropping by today, hope you're having sunshine.
I'm off down to the village to try out the new coffee shop.
Blessings everyone,
Jane xx


  1. Hi Jane, hope you're well hun. This is a gorgeous card. Love the fab design and very lovely flowers. A very happy accident. Great x stitch too, I have no patience for it, wish I did as it is so effective. :o)

    Donna x

  2. Hi Jane love the card my daughter and I started crafting by cross stitching and we were just talking about doing some again today you hav inspired me to start again. Arlinex

  3. gorgeous card jane.your crosstitched image is fab :D

    xx coops xx

  4. Once again, very clever and unique. You constantly impress me with your designs.


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