Saturday, 5 January 2019

Embroidered peel offs

When I was getting out my craft stuff again after the Christmas break, I came across quite a bundle of peel off stickers designed to be embroidered. I'd bought them when I first started watching QVC, so probably around 20 years ago, maybe longer, and have hardly used them.

I seldom embroider now as my eyesight just isn't up to it, but I still have all my lovely threads from my fanatical cross stitcher days so I thought I'd have a play.


I chose the elements I wanted to use and stuck them onto white cartridge paper, then used a fine pricking tool to pierce through all the stitching dots. I rested my work on an old mouse mat to help to give clean holes when piercing. Then I cut out each shape and embroidered with two strands of stranded cotton. I've recently had new glasses, so my eyesight is much improved from last time I attempted any stitching, and I positioned my anglepoise lamp very carefully to make it as easy as possible to see the holes.

Before assembling the card using Pinflair glue for dimension, I added a doodled border and a stamped sentiment.

I am sharing this with The Alphabet Challenge - Use some stitching, real or faux
Crafty Calendar Challenge - Make it flowery

10 comments:

  1. Wow Jane! This is gorgeous! A great work and a beautiful result!
    Hugs, Liv

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  2. Embroidery stickers... you really do have a fully equipped craft stash! These have been transformed into a very pretty card.

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  3. OMGosh Jane, I love your card. I think I may have some of this type of peeloff - never used! I'll have to dig them out. xx

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  4. Gorgeous card and beautiful embroidery
    Carol x

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  5. Thanks for joining in at the Alphabet Challenge with this beautiful card Jane, I've never seen this type of peel off sticker before

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  6. Great card, no they are not that old you can still buy these peel offs.
    It’s something different with the embroidery, it’s nice to do something different for a change once in a while.

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  7. GORGEOUS card Jane and such a lovely design!! Thank you for joining our Alphabet challenge!!
    Diane AC DT {Nellies Nest}

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  8. Wow Jane not seen embroidery peel offs before. I wonder if they still make them. I love the vibrant colours you’ve used.

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  9. This is really gorgeous Jane such a lovely design and thanks for joining us at Crafty Calendar Challenge hugs Sue x

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  10. Oh, Jane, this is incredible! I can't imagine doing this - even if I had perfect eyesight! Love every detail!! Thank you for playing with us at the Alphabet Challenge and hope you can join us again soon.

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