Thursday, February 25, 2016

Hark! Hear the Bells

Merry Monday's challenge this week is to use bells on our cards. I know I have little jingle bells somewhere but I'm not a fan of putting that much bulk onto my cards. That left me with.... well, nothing.

Nothing, that is, until I remembered a paper embroidery pattern I had.
Then, ta da! This card was born. It was totally fun to make. I haven't done paper embroidery for at least half a decade or more so extra kudos to Merry Monday for keeping me on task for Christmas cards and for getting me to revisit old techniques.
The Fine Print: I got nothing for you. I got this particular paper embroidery pattern from a class I took but I'm quite sure I saw it in a paper embroidery book once too. The paper, ribbon, and greeting sticker is all from my stash.

21 comments:

Mrs A. said...

Is there no end to your talents. These are fab. hugs Mrs A.

Sandy said...

Look at you Judy P. Now you're doing needlework too. These look great.

SARN said...

I'm in total awe of your talents xxx

Greta said...

I've never done paper embroidery & oh my goodness--what a fabulous card, Judy! I say winner!

Crafty Cakes and Cards said...

Wow I am impressed, what a skill... I have never seen this technique before.

KT Fit Kitty said...

I love this! It reminds me of string art, very trendy now! Gorgeous job on this, Judy!

cotnob said...

This is fabulous, great stitching.
Pauline
x

LesleyG said...

beautifully stitched, but did you know it's not monday? happy rudolph day xxx

Barb said...

A lovely card Judy. I love stitched cards. Barbxx

Bad Kitty said...

this is wonderful!
Bad Kitty's Craftroom
>^.^<
Fiki ❤

Bonnie said...

These are the coolest bells ever, PJ! You go girl! Thanks for sharing with us at Merry Monday! I'm proud of you keeping up with it!

Carol L said...

Embroidery is something I must try one day now that I've seen your pretty card! I just love those bells!

paper bag create said...

Beautiful needlework. I know that's alot of work also. Pretty card :)

Maxine D said...

What a great card Princess J - you certainly are multi talented and skilled with it :-)
Blessings
Maxine

Susan Joyce said...

Love your embroidered bells PJ, they look fabulous. I have never tried this technique , one to put on the to do list! Thanks for playing at Merry Monday.

Kristie Goulet said...

WOW! That is spectacular! Great job! Thank you for joining us at Merry Monday!

Linda W. (ScrappinBari) said...

Fabulous paper embroidery - just love the red bells!!

Debbie Henderson said...

WOW, this is fabulous! Your bells are so pretty and unique, love it! Thanks for playing Merry Monday with us!

Angie said...

Wow! Beautiful needlework!!! Such a fun Christmas card, it will be treasured!

chrissy xx said...

Oh My! I'm totally in love with this..
FABulous stitching PJ and I LOve your colours.
Chrissyxx

MaryH said...

WOW! I'm scrolling through your posts (No, I won't be commenting on each one, sorry!), but had to stop and sigh over this one. I've never tried this, and it's just dang gorgeous, PJ. I'm so glad you found the pattern (or remembered the pattern, or whatever it was that inspired this one!). TFS