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July 25, 2012

Hand-stitched Butterfly!

Happy Wednesday!

Did you see my heading?  A hand-stitched butterfly....no faux stitching this time!  I actually held needle & thread in my hand!!! lol

butterfly piercing pattern is from Stitching Cards!
stamped sentiment - Cardz TVstamps!

Isn't this pretty?  I deviated a bit from the template and
made my own butterfly design!  'sew' fun!

I created this project for
Jearise's Anything Stitched
blog hop!

If you're hopping with us today, you should have arrived here from Jessi's blog, My Life in Arts n' Crafts!  If you need to start at the beginning for all the hop details & PRIZE info, pop over to Jearise's blog, Lorby's World, she's our lovely hostess!

Thank you SEW much for stopping by, I hope you enjoyed all the stitched projects today!
Be sure to leave a comment 'sew' I know you were here!

Full Hop list HERE!

I shared today's creation with -
Paper and Such Design and  Less Is More


Nana said...

There is only one word that describes this card STUNNING!!!! Love it.

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Riet said...

What a gorgeous card Maria.

Hugs Riet.xx

Ellen Jarvis said...

Wow, this project is stunning!! Thank you for sharing.

Ellen * CardMonkey

cheryl said...

oh wow Hun,this is simply stunning amazing Hun,wow hugs Cherylxxxxx

Njeri said...

This is fabulous and neat!

Dr Sonia S V said...

This is so beautiful --so much work and patience involved too!!

ana@carpe_diem said...

great great great

KarinsArtScrap said...

wow beautiful.

greetings karin

Annette said...

This is fabulous!


Catherine said...

This is such a beautiful card Maria ! The butterfly is gorgeous ! Hugs, blessings and love from Catherine

Kate said...

WOW! That is Gorgeous!

Robin said...



Tee said...

oh my gooodness - that butterfly is amazing....

Karon said...

Maria - this is just stunning, so effective and very nicely done. TFS


Lisa said...

Love your card and the butterfly is so beautiful. TFS.

D- said...

All I can say is WOW.
Great stitching.
What template did you use?
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Life and Knits said...

Amazingly beautiful! You're so talented!!


coldwaters2 said...

Wow Maria this is absolutely beautiful that butterfly looks amazing, awesome card.
Lorraine x

Beth aka BR-T said...

Maria I don't have words to express how amazing this is ...WOW!

Cathy said...

wow, that is awesome, where ever did you get a piercing pattern for cards?

Unknown said...

The original pattern is one of my favorites. i have done it in varigated embroidery cotton (floss, or whatever the correct name is), but i like your version, too. i'm not good enough to change or make patterns, though.
Thanks for sharing!


Audrey Pettit said...

So, so gorgeous! Really love this, Maria!

Dotty Jo said...

You star Maria, this is fabulous! Jo x

The-crafty-corner said...

Hello :) Wow! How clever are you-that took some patience-fabby card xx

Rebecca Hoy said...

Beautiful work!

Rebecca x

Janny's Cards Creations said...

Beautiful card. love the blue. Janny

Carla said...


MindyYoung said...

This is spectabulous!!!! Thanks for playing along with us at Paper and Such!

Zoechaos said...

your stitched butterfly is beautiful, so clever. XOXO Zoe

lorby said...

Wow is what I thought the other day when I stopped by but didn't leave a comment and Wow is still the word running through my head today when I come back to leave a comment. It's gorgeous. Thanks for being in part of this hop.

Miriam said...

This is absolutely gorgeous. I will have to look into how to make something like this! TFS!

Kathyk said...

FABULOUS take on the challenge this week


Chrissie said...

Wonderful stitching Maria!
Thanks so much
"Less is More"

Javablustamper said...

WOW, Maria!! This is stunning! SO simple and elegant!! That butterfly, ROCKS!! Thanks for joining us at Paper and Such! Have a AWESOME day!

Enjoy Life~Javablustamper/Jacquie

Julie said...

Oh Maria - you totally outdid yourself on this! Absolutely gorgeous! Thanks so much for playing along with us at Paper and Such!

Ashley Nicole said...

This is a gorgeous card and I love that you kept it simple to show off the beautiful butterfly. Nice being in the hop with you.

Lucy Kelleher said...

Maria! I just LOVE your card -- I am so impressed -- it's just beautiful! TFS :)


Susan said...

WOW!!! Your card is simply GORGEOUS!

Kelly Griglione said...

fantastic stitching, great design! congrats on your LIM win!