Whiff Of Joy Hand-Stitch Tutorial

Hey everyone, how are you all this Monday morning? Hope you all had a good weekend.

I have a card that I’ve made for the Whiff Of Joy Tutorials And Inspiration Blog today. Each of the design team and guest design team members have been writing tutorials and today is my turn.

So I thought I would do a tutorial for these swirls. You can see how to make them yourself over at the Whiff Of Joy Tutorials and Inspiration blog – I hope you like 🙂

The image is the Whiff Of Joy Santa Reading List stamp and I’ve coloured him with my Prismacolor pencils and Sansodor.

I’ve used pearlescent glue on his beard and fluffy stuff fluid on his hat and coat trim. I was going to fluff-it up but I decided I actually liked the way it looked unfluffed!

The paper is some of my own design distressed gingham papers and the fabric? Well let’s just say that my boyfriend wont want to wear that work shirt any more – tee hee!

Have a lovely shirt re-purposing day!

Stamp – Whiff Of Joy Santa Reading List stamp
Ink – Versafine Onyx black
Colouring – Prismacolor pencils; Sansodor
Papers – Distressed gingham (made by me)
Usual Suspects – Paper trimmer; double-sided tape
Others – White fabric; sewing machine; Kraft card; Beads; Silver embroidery thread; needle; Doily; Pearlescent glue; Fluffy stuff

Kim Dellow

Kim Dellow is an artist–designer–film-maker living the creative life in London, UK. She’s a freelance creative for the craft industry and others, and she loves to share her art-ventures on her blog.


  1. 16 November 2009 / 8:44 am

    Hi Kim, great tutorial, hopped over and had a gander – as for the card, superb and do love the blues and the stitching is just great! Liz x

  2. 16 November 2009 / 8:44 am

    Kim I love this image from WOJ, I love these stamps, unfortunately I only have a couple and now Xmas ones as yet, love the stitching and the colours you have used on Santa are brilliant, will be stealing this idea, me thinks….LOL. Hugs Avril xxxx

  3. 16 November 2009 / 9:25 am

    Off the check it out Kim, all I can say is POOR BOYFRIEND lol.
    But great idea.

  4. 16 November 2009 / 9:32 am

    beautiful card♥

  5. 16 November 2009 / 9:35 am

    Oh wow this is delightful.
    Gorgeous card Kim.

  6. 16 November 2009 / 10:14 am

    Morning Kim.
    This is a gorgeous card. I love the blue gingham, really unusual for Christmas.
    I've checked your tuturial out and that's definitely a technique I'll be trying asap. Thanks so much for sharing.
    Enjoy your Monday. It's wet and grey here, lets hope the sun shines later.


  7. 16 November 2009 / 10:22 am

    ROFL…your fella is a star for donating his shirt to your crafty cause…might try that myself with my DH LOL….love your card..you just have the knack of making them look so perfect..and I love the blue Santa….brilliantly gorgeous card hun x

  8. 16 November 2009 / 10:28 am

    Wow Kim, hes fabulous, I love the detail on his beard and fluffy bits, and the stitching is stunning, all in all its one fantastic card. Well done with love and hugs Shirleyxxxxxxx

  9. 16 November 2009 / 11:50 am

    Hello lovely!
    This card is adorable….. I so love the blue gingham and the fluffy stuff looks fabulous!
    Hugs Tara xx

  10. 16 November 2009 / 1:40 pm

    Hi Kim,
    Your card is so awesome! Such beautiful detailing and adorable image!

  11. 16 November 2009 / 2:25 pm

    WOWZER Kim, what a truly gorgeous Santa!! 🙂 Love his shimmery beard and your stitching details are amazing hun!! HUGS

  12. 16 November 2009 / 6:46 pm

    Wow, your card is very cute and wonderful Kim, super!
    Hugs Jacqueline

  13. 16 November 2009 / 9:02 pm

    Hi honey i love him in blue, he looks stunning love all the little details to fab, big hugs pops x x

  14. 16 November 2009 / 9:18 pm

    Wonderful card, I love all the stitching.

  15. 16 November 2009 / 9:42 pm

    Oh wow Kim this is fantastic!
    Gorgeous colour and love your swirls!
    kim x

  16. 16 November 2009 / 10:47 pm

    oh my word Kim this is GORGEOUS!!! You santa really pops off this card..he looks amazing!!! Gorgeous card!

  17. 16 November 2009 / 11:23 pm

    Oh the blue looks awesome! Love the pearly beard!! Gorgeous stitching too!! Love it Kim!!

  18. 17 November 2009 / 12:06 am

    Stunning card Kim! I love the colours and your stitched swirl is gorgeous! Your tutorial on the blog is brilliant! TFS, hugs, Jane xx

  19. naomi chokr
    17 November 2009 / 12:20 am

    wow your card is so awesome!!! i love how you used the doiley!!!

  20. 17 November 2009 / 7:17 am

    Like your Santa! He is very beautiful in blue!
    Hugs, Alex

  21. 17 November 2009 / 10:06 am

    Ow wow this card is stunning! Love the Silver embroidery you used and learned something new: never heard about pearlescent glue before 😉



  22. 17 November 2009 / 10:36 am

    beautiful card,
    thank you for visitng my blog.

  23. 17 November 2009 / 6:45 pm

    Hi, this card is fantastic love the image and his beard etc, nice use of paper and fabric, love those swirls too, thanks for your comments xx

    Hugs Liz xx

  24. 17 November 2009 / 8:27 pm

    Gorgeous card, loving all these blue Christmassy cards, lovely stitching, great tutorial, you made it look so easy, definately got to give this ago, take careX:)

  25. 18 November 2009 / 10:11 am

    Kim you are so clever, the tutorial you did is fantastic, and so is your wonderful card. hugs rachxx

  26. 23 November 2009 / 12:37 am

    Wow!! Kim, this is fantastic! LOVE that beaded stitching.. you've so inspired me, and that ol' piece of shirt! GREAT! I can see shirts going missing all over blogland!! lol ;o)

    Chris xx

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