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