I stitched two cards for two lovely Birthday bloggers. The first one went to Chiara the Grey Tail (actually the grey tail is her cat!) in Italy. The card grew wings and flew there in only two days.
When Chiara saw my card for Kell, "We're not old, we're Retro" she laughed and commented that "my best friends says we won't get old, we'll get vintage.. ;)" Strangely enough I'd been planning that as my next card so I offered to send it to Chiara for her birthday "providing it's not in the next ten days as it won't get there in time". Turns out Chiara's birthday was actually twelve days later!! But she didn't mind me being fashionably late.
I stitched this in my usual backstitch and felt pens technique. But this time I did the backstitch, then the background colouring, then stitched the floral motifs in the letters. It makes a nice 3D effect. The lace ribbon is a sticker which came with a box intended for my Toddler Group craft table but I decided it was too
The second card is the next one in the WOCS Flower of the Year series, October Marigold. This went to the hilarious Shirlee the Easily Influenced Stitcher. Shirlee is in my Top Two Funniest Bloggers list along with Stewie from the Spinster Stitcher. I won't say who is Numero Uno as the other might be offended LOL.