Wednesday 17 June 2020

Candle cross stitch design for Birthday cards

Candle cross stitch design for Birthday cards

Hello everyone

Today I thought I'd share with you all a small design of a candle. This design would be nice for birthday cards of course please feel free to change up the candles colours, maybe pick a colour to compliment the card you have chosen or the favourite colours of the birthday person.

This design is small so can also be used for a gift tag as something a little different to the usual gift tags or for a small envelope to present a gift tag inside.
With it being quick to sew I think I'll see about sewing this design on a few spare scraps of fabric to make some extra cards to sell for charity. :)

For more birthday designs check these designs out:
Presents with stars - Fun and colourful Birthday card cross stitch designs
Small birthday cake design - perfect for cross stitched greeting cards.

For more card sized motifs why not check out these links:

Geometric black and purple cross stitch design
Rainbow coloured Geometric pattern
Wishing well card sized cross stitch design
Question Mark Maze
Cute bird sitting in some bushes
Blue and green sewn bird
Bright orange and yellow summer sun motif
Bunch of colourful balloons
Jesters hat small card sized cross stitch design
Rainbow pencils cross stitch design - Thank you card
Pencil themed Thank you card for Teachers or artists cross stitch design 
Tiny wishing well motifs

Cinema themed motif collection
Tattoo style dragons
New home card motifs
Square flower motif
Small motifs for St Patricks day cross stitch cards
Elemental coasters - simple cross stitch designs

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Wednesday 10 June 2020

The Lovers of Valdaro - skeleton cross stitch design

The Lovers of Valdaro - skeleton cross stitch design

Thread numbers:
Off white
Black (used only for backstitch)

Note: You do not need to stick to my thread number recommendation, an off-white or very pale yellow shade would work for this design

 This is designed to be stitched on black aida, you can stitch all the black if you like but I would not recommend it as there is a lot of it.

Hello everyone,

I found a request for the Lovers of Valdario cross stitch design on one of my favourite cross stitch related Facebook pages. I'd like to say I hopped right to it but ended up spending a hour researching this fascinating historical burial.
These two skeletons are dated at approximately 6,000 years old found in a tomb near Mantua. The thing that fascinates people about them is that they appear to have died or have been buried in a lovers embrace holding each other even in death.
The pair are now displayed in the National Archaeological Museum of Mantua on display to the public.

I can't decide if this design should go in the Halloween category as it is skeletons or the Valentines category as some people consider the Lovers as symbols of eternal love so I'll put it in both categories.

For more Halloween themed designs here are some links:
Simple sweet themed Trick or Treat Bag
I Love my Mummy simple Halloween motif
Pumpkin Alphabet
Jack O' Lantern Coaster designs for Halloween
Cute ghost coming out of a pumpkin
Cute cat in a pumpkin
Cute ghost giving a gift
Happy Ghost at a gravestone
Halloween Haunted house silhouette cross stitch design
Pentagram for Altar cloth
Butterfly inspired sugar skull cross stitch design
Witches bookshelf - small bookmark cross stitch design
Sad ghost at a gravestone
Simple scary skull cross stitch for Halloween Trick or Treat bags
Sugar Skull cross stitch design template
Cute Skull and cross bones in red and black heart cross stitch design

For more Valentines day designs here are some links:

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