Sunday, 20 July 2014

Casino Royale

Recently I was asked to make a card for a man who would be celebrating his 40th birthday.

The only guidelines I was given was that “ he wasn’t really into sport” and “ the party theme was Casino Royale”. Well, I don’t have any patterns that fit the casino or gambling theme and although there are a few at Stitching cards: Ace of spades I didn’t want to purchase any, as I didn’t think I would really be able to make use of them in the future. This left me with the idea to do something in the colours of a deck of cards.
This is what I came up with…

The pattern is a free one from Next to Nixc. ( If you have been following this blog you will know I am new to this blogging business and  still have so much to learn, one of the things is to keep better records of the sources for my patterns etc. Despite searching for over an hour I was unable to find it's exact location on Nicx's blog. Apologies. I will rectify this when I have more time). 
The 40 is computer generated and then I used circle dies to cut it out and mount it. Next I adhered it with foam dots to give it some height. 
The lady who commissioned the card was delighted.

I repeated the pattern with more feminine colours for a second card.

Pattern: Next to Nicx
Threads: Single strand of black, red, lilac, pale blue, yellow and olive DMC embroidery thread.
Red and white Card stock, 200gsm
Black, mauve and olive green paper: scarps
Flower button in yellow from my stash.


  1. You do beautiful work! I think that people appreciate a card like this. It is frameable! :) TFS

    1. Thank Sharon. You are always so supportive and encouraging of my work and I really appreciate it.