Monday, 31 October 2016

Christmas ATC

Hello and I hope you're enjoying your day.  It's been a lovely sunny one here - a nice change from yesterday.

I don't do a lot of cross stitching any more and I don't make many ATCs  these days.

This is one of a set I made for a swap last year although I haven't shown it before.

I coloured my card with distress ink then stamped randomly with an old wood mounted rubber stamp then lifted some colour off.

I added some sparkle with a glitter pen and used a white gel pen for the white dots.

I finished with the sentiment and a star gem on the tree.

I'm entering it  at The Allsorts Challenge #387 - Lets make a start on Christmas

42 comments:

Swissie said...

This is just wonderful, Barb!
Liv xx

Glennis said...

Very pretty Barb, I don't do crosstitch now either

scrAPpamondo said...

Beautiful little stitched tree in your ATC and love the background!

Angela Radford said...

So sweet Barb. The little Christmas tree is lovely. Happy crafty week, Angela x

Mrs A. said...

Incredible that you have managed to get all this detail onto an ATC. The cross stitch tree is cute. hugs Mrs A.

meg said...

I enjoy seeing cards with cross stitch as they have lots of texture, the background on yours is beautiful love the sparkle and white gel dots.

Princess Judy Palmer said...

What a sweet little ATC. I have a card that someone cross stitched my initial on. I was blown away by the combination of two crafts. I still am with your lovely creation.

Liz said...

This is so pretty, Barb. The cross stitched panel looks lovely again the super background. I haven't done any cross stitch for ages either, perhaps I'll get back to it some time. xx

Erika said...

Gosh I haven't cross stitched for years. A lovely ATC Barb, great background too.
Hugs Erika. x

Jenny L said...

Hi Barb,
what a very lovely ATC and it's wonderfully created.
Love the wonderful colour of your super background, and what a cute piece of super needlcraft.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

Stamps and Paper said...

Lovely cross stitch card Barb

Anne

cotnob said...

This is lovely Barb, you have created a super background for your little cross stitch tree.
Pauline
x

cuilliesocks said...

Hello Barb, your card is just lovely, beautiful piece of cross stitch and super background stamping.
I used to do cross stitch, but can't see the holes now, Kate x

rachel said...

this is wonderful Barb - I love to see cross stitch on cards - its so pretty! Hugs Rachel x

Rainey's Craft Room said...

A beautiful atc Barb, love the cross stitch and inky background.
Lorraine

Kathleen said...

Great colours for this really lovely cross stitch ACT. I have never done cross stitch but my Daughter has, great job.
Thank you for joining in our 'Let's make a start on Christmas' challenge this week at Allsorts.

Kath

Bonnie said...

I love this mixed media card, Barb! A wonderful background and a sweet piece of cross stitch!

KT Fit Kitty said...

This is so cute, Barb! I love you adorable little cross-stitch! I enjoy making ATCs - I just started making them last year!

Carol L said...

This has such a unique and home-spun look, and I love the little patch of cross stitching!

Jane Willis said...

Oh, lovely! That cross stitch must be tiny, bearing in mind the size of the ATC. I did do a little cross stitch project a year or so back, but in the time since my cross stitch crazy days it appears that the eyes of all my needles have shrunk, as have the holes in the aida fabric. Either that or my arms have got shorter....
Jane

Judy Corner said...

Oh Barb! This takes me back! It is lovely. I started off making little one nighter cross stitch cards before I went onto Paper crafting. I loved doing them too.Judy x

brenda said...

Something really different Barb, what a special Christmas card for some lucky person. Many thanks for sharing with us at Allsorts challenge this week.

B x

SARN said...

WOW - really love this Barb xxx

Aquarius said...

Great idea for an ATC - a dinky little tree

hazel said...

I love the background on your fabulous ATC.
xxx Hazel.

aussie aNNie said...

Looks fabulous never tired cross stitch, don't think I have the patience...but love how you made this card Barb.xx

lilian said...

Lovely Barb. I used to cross stitch but don't anymore.

lilian

Inkyfingers said...

I am in total awe Barb! If this gorgeous card is only ATC sized - your stitching must me minute! Fabulous background and the stitching is so neat!

Wendy L said...

So sweet, thanks for joining us at Allsorts, xxxx

Sylviahobbycards said...

Fab card,Barb.Love the very beautiful background with the colours and the stamps.Such a cute tree.

Hugs,Sylvia x

AlisonC said...

I used to do a lot of cross stitch but not any more. Little things like this are nice and quick aren't they. Clever to lift the colour like that on your lovely background. It gives much more interest.

MaryH said...

Cross stitch was a skill I could never master (and it should be SO easy!) I love the look so much. It's clever of you to be able to incorporate this tiny piece into a pretty card. Loved the background, and it shows off the xstitched tiny tree just beautifully. The DI color & shading of the background, with the overstamped design, just sets off the green of this tree so perfectly. Well done! TFS & Hugs (glad you had some nice sunshine today).

Carol said...

Hi Barb, hope you're keeping well...sorry for being awol for so long. Love your ATC the background is a perfect backdrop to your cute little cross-stitched piece. Carol x

Jules said...

Good morning Barb

What a sweet little Christmas tree .. .. just perfect for an ATC. Great background too!

I used to make loads of cross stitch cards and pictures years ago. In fact I still have a couple of pictures not finished .. .. one being a huge Victorian Dolls House. I wonder if it will ever get completed?!?!?

Love Jules xx

Julieanne..aka pinkjools said...

Hi Barb...Sweet ATCs....love the christmas tree....Joolsx

Gerrina said...

This combination of neeldepoint and stamping looks so good! I like to do both, but no time for the neeldepoint at the moment....

Greta said...

I used to do cross stitch--still need to finish up my last piece & get it framed. I love the sweet little tree & the stamped background is perfect for it! Lovely work, Barb!

My Card Attic: Hazel said...

LOVE that you do so many varied crafts Barb! That is a great combination of cross stitch and stamping too! Thank you for popping by my blog today, I'm still not back crafting fully yet, my post was scheduled a few months ago (luckily), but I really appreciated your visit! Have a lovely evening! Hazel xx
My Card Attic

Pat said...

This is a sweet little cross stitched tree Barb and the background is very pretty. I used to do a lot of cross stitch, in fact it was making cards with cross stitched pieces that set me off on the cardmaking trail. x

Janice said...

Cross stitch was how I got into card making Barb, like a lot of others. Gorgeous ATC, love the tree!
Janice x

Barb said...

I wonder that about my geisha!

Donna said...

What a lovely thing to incorporate into a card, Barb.
Love it. x