Sunday, October 23, 2016

Cupcake card and SAL update

I don't know if you have ever searched for cupcake cross stitch patterns, but if you have then you know how popular this subject is.  I had no idea how many designs were out there.  I wanted to stitch one for a birthday card and found so many charts I didn't know how to pick one.  The first one I tried just didn't work out.. way too much back-stitching to get the right effect and I gave up.  I finally settled on this French pastry-style cupcake by Veronique Enginger.  Some back-stitching, but just enough to enhance, not overwhelm. It came with two different suggested color palettes, and I used a combination of the two.  I liked them both, but I thought this version would be best for the birthday girl.   It's stitched over-two on Dames of the Needle 35-ct Peep's Lost Sheep linen.  I wanted a darker background to make the icing pop. 

There are just as many cupcake stickers for sale as cupcake x-stitch patterns, so I picked a few and found that cute cupcake ribbon as well.  I think it all  makes a pretty cool birthday card.





Here is my October installment in the Joyful World SAL.  No changes to the suggested colors.  Just a cute little hedgehog and his snail BFF.   I might delay doing the November piece since I have the urge to knit a pair of fingerless gloves now that the weather has turned cooler.

19 comments:

Chocolates4Breakfast (Terri Malinovich) said...

Great job combining colors on the cupcake, Annie! It looks so pretty and your recipient will love it. Isn't that hedgehog, cute? Love him. I've started November's block but have a way to go. Q

Robin in Virginia said...

What a super looking cupcake card you created! Congratulations on getting the October block finished. The hedgehog is a cutie.

Preeti said...

Cute finishes !! :) When I have more design choices for smaller projects, I end up spending same amount of time on shortlisting as I would on stitching.

Mini said...

Great details for such a small design. Congrats on keeping up with the SAL.

Jane Galley said...

love October and there is so much detail in that cupcake, beautifully stitched

Brigitte said...

The October block is one of my favorites, I love how she designed the hedgehog and the snail.
You are right - the cupcake birthday card is so cool. Your choice of the Veronique Enginger design is perfect and look at all the little embellishments, just great.

Mii Stitch said...

Wow, that cupcake looks delicious!
So much details gone into it too.
Love the calendar SAL, a pretty October finish.

Vickie said...

Oh what a cupcake! wOw! That is a beauty! Your October SAL is great Annie. :)

Hetti said...

Luckily, you can not eat the cupcake on Annie. It's so lovely and delicious at the same time!Love the card embellishments and so nice that you have found the matching ribbon.
The October SAL is so cute with the smiling hedgehog.
XXX Hetti

Sheryl S. said...

What a lovely cupcake, so pretty with lots of detail and different colours. perfect card with that unique ribbon.

Penny said...

The cards you make are truly treasures, Annie! And your October installment is so cute! I may have to do this one just for the hedgehog. : )

Margaret said...

I say it again -- that cupcake is so pretty, too pretty to eat! Love how the card came out. Love the October piece too -- so cute! I've never knitted anything to do with hands or feet. For some reason the idea scares me. Sweaters, no problem. Stuff for hands and feet? Nope.

Kirsten said...

This cupcake looks so delicious. Nice finish.

Carol said...

I think that is one of the prettiest cupcakes I've ever seen, Annie! I love the combination of purple and blues so much--what a great card! And how cute is that hedgehog finish. I wish I could see a hedgehog in person...

Enjoy your knitting--the weather has turned suddenly cold here so your fingerless gloves would come in very handy!

Cindy's Stitching said...

the cupcake looks so good. a very pretty design.

Von said...

The cupcake looks like a fun design to stitch up! And congrats on finishing the October SAL!

Jackie said...

I love a cupcake in any form! Your linen choice was wonderful for your color palette.

The hedgehog is so cute! a great depiction of one too.

Fingerless mitts - I need a new pair too. Thinking of knitting a colorful scarf though. Cables are still hurting my hand so it will have to be something simpler.

Desiree Ehleiter said...

That cupcake is wonderful!! Love your October installation also. I really must start that SAL...

blue star stitcher said...

I love the purple and the blue on your little cupcake, very cute card design. That little snail on the Joyful World Sal is my favorite part. I think all of them so far have been cute, but keep telling myself not to start any new projects.