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Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Embroidered Panel

A quick post, I seem to be in the wars lately, I've pulled a muscle or something in my back again. I must have a bit of a weakness there now as I've done this at least 4 or 5 times over the last year. I woke up with a slight twinge, but after doing some more housework, washing the sheets on the spare bed and remaking it, I was in a fair bit of pain.
I had already decided not to go to craft (had too much to do at home), I did tell one of the ladies yesterday, but she didn't pass on the message so an hour after class should have started I got a phone call from another friend to see if I was alright. I was supposed to be showing them how to make a picture using a serviette. Oh well, there is always next week.
My future DIL asked me about a week ago if I wanted to come with her when she went down to the reception venue. Her mum, one of the bridesmaids, her brother (who wasn't supposed to be there) and myself all went down. We took her decorations for the tables, the jars for the lollies and little organza bags etc down and she paid for it all. Things have certainly gone up since our oldest son got married 9 years ago, the price was just over double of what they paid.
I wanted to thank Shirley for choosing one of my cards for her POW from last week's Make It Monday linky party and also to Michelle for featuring yesterdays card on her Pink Paper Paradise facebook page today.
Anyway, here is my card for today.
Another example of my paper embroidery work. It is one of my favourite techniques and I haven't been doing much of it lately. I'm thinking of doing it on Fridays at class instead of taking stamping/colouring work to do.
The basecard is a bright orange card from stash and I embroidered the pattern with blue and orange metallic threads. I used a border punch and also put a line of gold border sticker down each side. I haven't decorated the inside yet. Haven't quite decided what to put inside.
Thanks for stopping by and I've enjoyed reading your comments.


  1. Hello Sandy. This is so beautiful and very delicate too. Pretty colour combination and with the border on the edges, it is very effective.
    Please take care of your back sweetie, I know what that is like.
    With love, Sandra xxx

  2. This is lovely Sandy,oh I haven't done this for

  3. This is gorgeous. I don't know whether you've seen it on my CHNC blog, but you are the winner for challenge 61 - so you need to get in touch with me so I can send your prize. My email is

  4. This really stands out,lovely clean work, pretty.
    love mum

  5. Very pretty paper embroidery Sandy...lovely clean looking card


  6. I love this pretty technique, and you've done a beautiful job of it...very pretty, Sandy.
    Hope that back gets better, soon....try some WD40...haaa!

  7. oh Sandy this is just beautiful,love the paper embroidery,hugs Cherylxxxx

  8. WOWSERS! do you have patterns for this embroidery?
    I have a few for Christmas ornaments on cards, but nothing like this!

  9. Oh yeah....take care of yourself!

  10. This is just so pretty and I love the colours. Take it easy with your back, you have my sympathy. I've been suffering with chronic back pain for 13 years now and had to give up work because of it :o(

    Margaret xxx

  11. Hi Sandy ..Wow you have been lucky this week with being featured twice then winning a challenge ..YOU GO GIRL! LOL
    Love your needle work with beautiful designs .
    Hope that your back improves .

  12. Lovely card, great embroidery and punch work. Hope your back feels better and the wedding goes well. If you run out of washing - there's plenty to do over here!

  13. Wow Sandy its beautiful , lovely work. I have this punch, isnt it great how we all use the same things but in different ways, I will have to try this way..... I now have to many ideas but not enough time. Hugs Elaine

  14. Such an elegant card! The embroidery looks gorgeous! Hugs, Hanneke

  15. This is beautiful. I love the embroidery and the way you've framed it with the lovely punch down the sides. Ann Y.


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