Wednesday, July 1, 2020

Double D Challenge - Stitches

Here we are for the first challenge of July!  We have a wonderful board for your inspiration. 

Stitches...any kind

It's team Diane up top for this challenge. 

I had an idea and used a die from My Favorite Things to create a real stitched tag. 
This die cuts holes so that you can stitch a cross stitced design in it. I chose a pattern of flowers.  
After it was done, I added some stamped flowers and fussy cut them out. 
Here is my card. 

I used a 3D EF from Sizzix Called Floral Bossoms and Distress in in Faded Jeans to lightly color it. 
The MFT die is Crossed Stitched Tag and I used a pattern from them too. 
Those flowers are GKD Bitty Blossoms And the sentiment is Scripty Sayings. 

Here is a close up of the stitched. 

As always the team has a prise for a random entry.  A die that you can use for sure. 

Be sure to see what the rest of the team has for you, I am sure you will enjoy. 

Thanks for stopping by and I always appreciate your comments! 


  1. Wow this is so beautiful and real stitches, I am in awe, a totally beautiful design!

  2. WOW indeed! How creative. How beautiful! Love the cross stitch work, it looks so amazing. And then paired with some beautiful stamped flowers...WOW!

  3. Barbara, this is amazing! I hadn't seen this cross stitch tag before. How clever and creative! Your beautifully colored flowers are the perfect way to accentuate your stitching. This is so lovely!!

  4. OMG this is so unique and BEAUTIFUL! Aren't you the clever one! LOL (and patient too!) Just gorgeous and such wonderful inspiration! Great job Barb!!

  5. Your card caught my eye right away. I absolutely LOVE LOVE LOVE cross stitching, and I miss doing it. Right away when I saw your card, I headed out on a search to order myself this die-cut. I will definitely be playing along in this challenge. I just need to stitch up something.
    Thanks for the inspiration.
    Have a blessed day!
    Karen Letchworth

  6. Beautiful card. Love the cross-stitched tag. I used to do a lot of cross-stitching but not anymore, too much strain on the eyes. :) Love your pretty colored flowers also. Thanks for sharing this lovely card.

  7. I love how you incorporated the stitch work and stamping and coloring in your card Barb. That is a very pretty blue color. I like how you lightly sponged the embossed background to bring the blue full circle. Well done my dear and thanks for the pick me up yesterday. It's a new day with its new challenges. LOL

  8. Beautiful cross-stitched tag and I love the stamped and colored flowers alongside! So pretty!! Thanks for the inspiration at Double D!

  9. Gorgeous! Wow, what an awesome die cut! I've never seen anything like this before. The stamped flowers and matching cross stitched tag are so beautiful.

  10. This is just incredible and so beautiful! I love your hand-cross-stitched tag and the flowers and embossed background all coordinate beautifully together! Absolutely fabulous!

  11. Well looks like we both had the same idea. And I must say I like your stitching better. I think I should have used more strands for my stitches. Still, it was fun to stitch on paper, wasn't it? Your card is so cute, I love the design. Really fun, and great take on the challenge.

  12. Love the addition of the die cut flowers to your card! I have that MFT stitching die & you've inspired me to use it again!