Oh my gosh! I've just played with my new Waffle Flower Stitched Succulents and they are the cutest little cacti EVER! Look at those sweet images...and they even have a choice of three smiley faces you can add! GAH!
I'm bringing one over to Curtain Call Inspiration Challenge~Succulents.
This one is the second one I made and I tried to capture most of the colours from the inspiration photo. His cross-stitches are 'slightly' more lined up than the first card I made (please, don't do a close-up to verify this...yikes!)...
as you can see here! Aren't they darling? I want to pinch their prickly little cheeks! The images are a bit fiddly, but I don't mind that at all. I learned a few trick watching a video and, with practice, hope to improve and speed up.
Speaking of cross-stitch...this was one of my obsessions from years back. I have a number of completed pieces - mainly Noah's Ark images, as I was all over collecting Noah's Ark things back in the day - but card-making has seen few projects set aside for a very long time! Recently, after listening to one of Suzy Moore's podcasts (she of So Suzy Stamps - and her podcasts are wonderfully entertaining and enlightening) about how to rekindle creativity (truth be told, my card-making mojo is running close to empty....), I decided to pick up one of my unfinished projects. I started this back when my nephew was born...and he's already five! Yikes! Anyway, I've been trying to do some stitching here, stitching there...
The project 'should' look like this when I'm done: Noah's Ark Cross Stitch. As you can see, I have a long way to go!
AND I have another project that I picked up a couple weeks back in a nearby stitching shop that I'm soooo stoked to start! Check this out.....
See: I have allllll the threads - including some glow-in-the-dark ones that I've never used before - as well as a new way to hold the Aida cloth: a Q-Snap. Apparently it's an advancement over the plastic/wood hoops. Who knew?
Just to be clear: I'm still totally passionate about card-making...just need to travel different directions once in a while.
Thank you so much for dropping by; your visit brings me joy!