Weekend freebie – red heart

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It’s Friday and Valentine’s is just around the corner! What are you hoping to receive? A nice bunch of roses, perhaps? A card? A box of chocs? Well, we’re giving you a treat too, in the shape of a gorgeous heart chart to download and stitch today – for free! All you need to do… Continue reading

Free! Download your card mount with heart aperture

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Ahhh. One of our favourite makes in the February issue of CrossStitcher (issue 288, out Friday 9 January) has to be these adorable woodland animal cards. Designed by Diane Machin, they are perfect for Valentine’s, and for any other day! We can’t decide which critter we love most – they’re all so cute and we adore the… Continue reading

Weekend freebie – elephant

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It’s Friday! To celebrate the weekend we have a new weekend freebie, this time from the talented team at DMC. This weekend, be transported to the African savannah as you stitch up this elephant. He’s perfect for a card or other quick make. We love all the clever shading, which gives him a realistic appearance…. Continue reading

12 Days of Christmas – day nine!

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It’s day nine in our amazing 12 Days of Christmas giveaway extravaganza! Your treat for today is free chart designed by Diane Machin. These glittering dove ornaments are perfect for making last minute Christmas decor, as they are quick to stitch and easy to assemble. They are stitched using DMC light Effects threads, but would… Continue reading

Weekend freebie – festive hoop

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It’s Friday and it’s Christmas – double celebration! This weekend, we have a special free treat for you from Coats – a gorgeous Christmas tree hoop! Designed by Raphaela Nickel, it’s easy to complete and doesn’t take long to stitch – a perfect cosy evening project. Then once you’re done, hang it in your home for… Continue reading

12 Days of Christmas – day one

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The countdown to Christmas starts here! Welcome to our 12 Days of Christmas – a joint extravaganza run by CrossStitcher and Cross Stitch Collection magazine in which we are giving away a stitchy goodie every day for 12 days! The first festive treat we have for you is a free downloadable chart for this gorgeous… Continue reading

Free tag templates!

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Aren’t these gift tags cute! They are perfect for finishing off pressies for the gals. They are quick to stitch and make too – you can find the project in our January issue (287) out Friday 12 December. It’s easy to draw your own tags freehand on Kraft card, but if you’d like a little… Continue reading

Free printables: months for your Changing Seasons calendar

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Stay organised and enjoy a whole year in cross stitch by making our Changing Seasons calendar from our January issue – out 12 December. Designed by Lesley Teare, the project features each month in florals and garden motifs – perfect for celebrating the beauty of each season! Each month should be quick to stitch, and… Continue reading

Download your cat card mounts

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Our four kitty cards in our January issue (287, out Friday 12 December) are perfect for sending post-Christmas thank-you notes – or should that be ‘purrr-fect’! They’ve been designed by Jenny Barton and are so, so cute. Cat lovers will adore them – in fact, just about most people will adore them! They’re great for… Continue reading

Weekend freebie – Christmas robin

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Friday’s come round again, and we’ve got another free treat for you to celebrate the weekend. This time, stitch up this handsome Christmas robin looking very festive among the holly. He’s from DMC, and you can download the chart and key right here. He’s lovely for a Christmas card – or why not stitch him on… Continue reading