Thursday, 28 June 2012

Greeting cards and the Dragonfly

I have been busy making a few birthday cards. I won't show them up close until the recipients have received them, so here are just a few titbits:

Now, one card I just have to show in full (the lady who I made this for is not a blogger), and that is the DRAGONFLY.

Chris Richards at Ella's Craft Creations has embroidered some stunning dragonflies. She is a master stitcher and has kindly offered a tutorial on her blog. What an excellent idea for a birthday card, I thought, and following Chris's simple and clear instructions made this little one.
It is not in Chris's league but I am quite pleased with the result. Actually it was much easier than I had anticipated and so much fun. I can highly recommend having a go.
One change I made was to use pressed Angelina fibres for the wings instead of the organza ribbon in the instructions.


  1. Oh you clever lady ! I am so happy that it turned out so brilliantly !! Now you can do all sorts of amazing ones.....all different.....Thank you so much for having a go at these little beauties....
    Well done to you !! Please do show your dragonfly on 'stitchin fingers', so that people can admire YOUR skill!!!!!
    love and hugs
    chris richards

  2. wow, wow! you a r e having fun!

  3. You do such wonderful hand work.I love the Dragon fly.

  4. Lovely details and the dragonfly is gorgeous!

  5. It's a great idea for cards. Thanks for commenting on my blog.

  6. Fabulous! Chris' work is phenomenal and I am so glad she posted it all - now look at you!! Fabulous~! absolutely beautiful!

  7. Thank you all for the kind words.
    With the instructions of a great and inspiring teacher like Chris, it was easy to make. This idea could be developed for all sorts of winged insects.

  8. what a gorgeous dragonfly and your stitchwork is wonderful to look at and shows great skill~!


  9. what a wonderful dragonfly, so glad Chris shared her technique with us all. Lucky friends to be receiving cards you have stitched I am sure they will be well loved.

  10. they look so delicate, beautiful

  11. This dragon fly is awesome !!!! It turned up just like Chris...
    Your friends are so lucky to have it. BEAUTIFUL !!!

  12. I like the idea of using pressed Angelina!


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