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A Splash of Colour...

We've launched another challenge over on Let's Craft and Create and the theme this fortnight is a splash of colour...
I've gone for a splash of red to make these embroidered Christmas gift tags.  It's one of those ideas you see in a magazine and think 'I wish I'd thought of that'.  But sadly no, I dind't think of this one.  It caught my eye in one of the many Christmas craft magazines on the newsagent's shelves this month.
An opportunity to use some of  the many embroidery stitches on my sewing machine.  Up until now I'd only used straight stitch and zigzag. I would recommend trying each the stitch pattern out on scrap card first and adjusting the stitch length and width to ensure the stitches are not too close together.  Otherwise, you'll just create a tear or hole on the card.
The kraft paper bags were made from parcel wrap and the gingham ribbon is from The Ribbon Girl.

Check out the blog to see some gorgeous splash of colour designs from the rest of the team and the prize for one lucky entry.  The challenge closes on 11th December.


  1. You are getting so clever with your machine Vicky, these tags are gorgeous and it is wonderful splash of colour, especially with the addition of that lovely ribbon. Hugs, Anne x

  2. Gorgeou Vicky, such a great way to use up the fancy stitches.
    Katie x

  3. I definitely wish I'd thought of this ! What a super idea, love the stitch combinations you've used Vicky and how striking the red looks on the white cardstock...stunning!


  4. oh I totally love this idea Vicky!! first I thought the stitches were stamps. We all take inspiration and ideas from everywhere :) gorgeous! xx

  5. These are fab Vicky and although you know I can't sew for toffee, I think I will try it with some stamps and red ink. Thanks for the inspiration and come on now, you have to give us a quick run down on how you made your bags!! They look great too.

  6. fantastic - love the red and white - very Scandanavian chic. really gorgeous Vicky.

    also thank you so much hun, my lovely papers arrived this morning - that was so quick and they are so gorgeous. i shall enjoy using them Karen xx

    1. You're very welcome! looking forward to see what you make with them :)xx

  7. Hello - my sister and Andrea and I have spent a lovely evening making the round christmas tree bauble - we decided to enhance with stickles and gems too - they're so pretty - they're hanging up to dry overnight (overdose on stickles lol) thank you for sharing Vicky, hugs Mary G x

  8. I love these Vicky - and I bet the ones in the magazine aren't as nice as yours!! xx


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