Thursday 1 April 2010


Hi All,

Something a little different from me today... a cross stitch! (sorry about the angle of the 2nd photo..this is hanging on the wall of my living room, and I was finding it very difficult to photograph without getting some very interesting reflections!!!!

I have been looking for a good excuse to put this on my blog...and it came in the form of the challenge over at By The Cute and Girly.... (didn't the girls to an amazing job!!!....missing you all!! ) the theme this month is "Fairy Tales" I thought this would work perfectly for that!!!.......I didn't whip this up this morning, I have to admit it was a labour of love that took about 4 I hope it is ok to enter it!!

Cross stitch was my first love before I discovered papercrafting, I do still always have one on the go..don't produce as many!!....This is one of My favourite ones...

My absolute favourite one, was one that I did for my grandparents was a photo of their wedding which was black and white!! many shades of grey! It drove me insane!!..but it was worth it to see their excitement...but I will never do a black and white one again!!!!

Anyway enough of my waffle!!! Thanks for looking..
Hugs Juls


  1. Wow Juls
    what a beautiful piece of work
    It must have taken you ages. I don't have the patience any more for it. Love the delicate bead work on it too
    Love Sarah XXX

  2. Oh wow it's just magical !!!
    Gorgeous creation !!!
    Mag :)

  3. OMG - It looks like a Mirabilia picture. Yep got them all round the house. They are so beautiful aren't they? This must be one of the newer ones and it's just as lovely as all the others.

  4. You do excellent work. I myself love embroidery and have been doing that sometimes

  5. This is just beautiful....Alot of time went into this one I can tell....Great job! I don't have the patience.

  6. How beautiful! I just adore the main picture-I can imagine it did take 4 years!

  7. wow this is beautiful Juls...i'm very much the was my first love then cards took over but ive always got one on the go (my Mickey and Friends took me about 2yrs but i spent every available hour on it) would probably take me 6 now lol...Debs x

  8. Hi Juls

    Stunning work, I used to do cross stitch but it does take time and good light. This is gorgeous and well done for finishing it.

    HUgs Ali x

  9. Hi Juls,
    This is astonishingly beautiful. Absolutely stunning. Gorgeous work.
    Fiona x

  10. That is incredible work. Such a beautiful classic piece of cross stitch. You should be very proud of it. Thank you for entering the By The Cute and Girly Challenge this month.

  11. Wowzers Juls, this is beautiful!
    I have done some x stitch in the past but only little wee ones because I just don't have any patience. I'm one of those people who wants stuff finished yesterday and like to see instant results lol.
    It really is stunning hun. Well done for having the patience to finish it!
    Hugs Lora xx

  12. Superb Juls! The tiny beads really set it off. What a labour of love. I do hope one day you might show your G'parents golden wedding picture, it sounds amazing!

    Happy Easter
    Keryn x

  13. Ah Juls this is absolutely stunning, my god I can't believe how you had the patience to do this and its looks so neat. Missing you so much other at BTC&G. Big Hugs

  14. Hi Juls

    Your cross stitch is gorgeous - such a shame that they take so long to complete because the result is so stunning.

    I used to make cross stitch cards and pictures before I found rubber stamps!!

    I have a huge one on the go at the moment that is a Victorian dolls house but can't remember the last time I added a stitch!!

    My favourite was a wedding sampler for a couple that have since split up - I wonder where it is now?

    Have a good Easter.

    Love Jules xx

  15. what an absoloutely beautiful work of art , i am so glad you shared it with us at BTC&G
    Lisa ;)

  16. wow this is incrediable hun gosh what a stunning effect,well worth the effort hugs cheryl xxxxxxx

  17. Hi there Juls
    wow wee! gobsmacked, did you really do all those little tiny stitches, you're amazing.
    hugs chrisxx

  18. This is absolutely gorgeous, Juls!! I've only completed a few of these (none for myself:)) but I have several that I've started.. one day I tell myself I will get to them!

  19. Very very cute...I love the bling and you did a fabulous job..TFS

  20. Hi Juls
    great to see your cross stitch - like you, over the years I've enjoyed working in this area. Not so much these days, but I have plenty hanging around the house and at least a couple as works in progress!!!
    I was amazed to see how many cross stitch blogs there are out there...who would have thought!!
    Good luck with the challenge and thanks for sharing this beautiful piece of work.

  21. This is absolutely stunning Juls!!! Certainly a labour of love. I also used to cross-stitch, but I never attempted to take on a project that size!! It is beautiful. Have a wonderful Easter weekend. x

  22. Oh my word Juls! I am at a loss for words! This is absolutely BEYOND GORGEOUS! A truly magical feel!!! I love it!!! Wow!!!

  23. wow Juls very beautiful !!!! magic is it
    what a work to do
    I love the colours everything is so Gorgeous !!!!
    hugs Cora

  24. Juls, this is stunning! What a lot of work you have put into it. I was cross-stitch gal too and still have several works in progress! The beadwork on this one is awesome.
    Hugs, Clare x

  25. Woo Hoo...only me!!..left you a little something on my blog...Debs x

  26. wow wow and wow! this is breathtakingly beautiful! all that work, she is so gorgeous, I can only imagine how long this took, love the little touches of beads you have added, {{hugs}}mandyxx

  27. Stunning cross stitch. Thanks for leaving a comment on my blog. Anesha

  28. Oh wow Juls. This is gorgeous. I've got some cross stitched faires but when I try to take piccies I can't stop the glass relfecting.
    Beryl xx

  29. OMG this is absolutely amazing Juls!!! Such a gorgeous image and the beads are beautiful!! You really are very talented!!
    Hugs xx

  30. I'm you....but from gasping in awe. Oh Juls it's just beautiful a wonderful piece of art to treasure, you clever girl.

  31. Wow!!!
    This is absolutely stunning.
    Georgeous work!

  32. This is stunning and as an x-stitcher myself I know how many hours you would have been pouring over it. I have one of their patterns -- had it for about 10 years now, beads and all are ready - so.........

  33. Juls this is absolutely stunning!!! Wow, I used to cross stitch too, so I know the work involved, just amazing! And I can't even imagine doing one in black and white, what a wonderful gift for your grandparents!

  34. WOOOW, your project is AMAZING! I love it!
    Hugs, Magda

  35. Oh Juls, this is sooooo totally adorable!! I take my hat off to you, love the beads, love the total!

  36. This is gorgeous Juls. I used to cross stich all the time so I can appreciate what a lot of work went into this lovely picture. I hardly ever cross stitch now which is a shame as I used to love it!

    Kat xx

  37. OMG Juls! This is just stunning!!! I cross stitched night and day for ten years solid, then stopped. Just can't get back into it now. I have TONS of Mirabilia's, they sit framed on the floor propped against the wall in my craft room :-( I've not seen this one before, so it was probably released after I stopped, but still utterly beautiful. Maybe I should put some of mine on my blog. Not sure about taking photos with the glass though. Thanks for the inspiration. keeleyxx

  38. Hi Julia

    This is just fantastic, wonderful work indeed. Thank you for sharing with us at By the Cute and Girly.

    Did you realise this also fits our Fantasy theme at Stampalot where we have a wonderful prixe on offer.

    B x