Freebie Friday: Make wedding cards!

April is wedding month on The Making Spot! We'll be bringing you our favourite wedding craft projects, including ideas for gifts, decorations and cards.

Today we've got a fab Friday freebie for you - Angela Poole's romantic wedding cards. As well as your project guide, this PDF article includes Angela's gorgeous bride and groom illustrations. Print them on to card and get busy embellishing with beads, sequins and ribbons!

Free Easter cross stitch chart from DMC

We're helping you get crafting for Easter with a fun blog party this weekend. This morning we've got a fantastic free download from DMC - a selection of Easter motifs to cross stitch! There are four gorgeous designs to stitch, including Easter eggs, a cute chick and a pretty 'Easter' greeting. The motifs are simple enough for beginner stitchers - you just need to know basic cross stitch, plus backstitch and French knots (for the chick's eye!).

Use them to make cards, gift tags, table decorations and more. We love this brilliant card idea, created by the DMC design team!

Click here to download your free DMC cross stitch chart now (PDF)

If you love this, click over to to check out the latest DMC cross stitch products, handy technique guides and find your nearest stockist. You can also visit the DMC Facebook page!

Freebie Friday – floral cross stitch chart!

Happy Friday! Today we've got a fun free cross stitch pattern for you - Maria Diaz's Bright Blue Flowers. This design is so much fun to stitch and won't take long- it measures 7x10cm, and there are no fractional stitches or backstitch. It's the perfect size for a greetings card, notebook patch or needlebook. 

If you'd like to use soluble canvas to stitch on to felt as in our photo above, you'll find our soluble canvas tutorial here.

If you love this, check out more of our Friday freebies now. Have a great weekend! 

Freebie Friday – cute cross stitch charts!

Hooray, it's Freebie Friday! This week we've got some gorgeous free cross stitch motifs for you, with 10 sweet designs perfect for spring and summer cards.

You can stitch up each motif in 2 - 3 hours; choose from flowers, a cupcake, a scrumptious strawberry, a smiley bumblebee and more!

Click here now to find your free cross stitch charts on The Making Spot. You need to register with the website to get your free download, but it's quick and totally free.

Freebie Friday - 3 downloads for you

We added some really fantastic freebies to celebrate Valentine's Day on The Making Spot this week, we hope you love them as much as we do!

First, get your free Cosy Heart Cushion knitting pattern and whip up this stylish treat for your home. It may look fancy, but using a self-striping yarn making this design quick and fun!

Ooh – another cross stitch treat!

If you love the gorgeous Be My Valentine project, the CrossStitcher magazine team have a special bonus chart for you! Head over to the CrossStitcher blog to download your owl card chart now. 

We love these fun cards - with birds, squirrels, elephants and penguins in bold, bright colours, there's sure to be a card you want to stitch for your beloved this Valentine's Day.

Happy stitching!

Love this? Find more Valentine's Day craft projects on The Making Spot now.

Stitch luxury wrapping

For a really special Christmas present, we love this idea from CrossStitcher - stitch your own gift wrap! Get the free download now, and create beautiful wrapping that can be used again and again.

Join the Papercraft inspirations party!

If you enjoyed our 12 Days of Christmas online party last week, there's even more fun to be had over at the Papercraft inspirations website

The magazine team are having a week of blog party fun, including free projects, giveaways and a bumper competition - the ultimate papercraft giveaway! Click over now to check out card ideas from American Crafts, a clever scrapbooking idea from Morag Cutts, free Christmas paper downloads and much more.

It's papercraft heaven! Visit to catch up on all the party fun!

Free printable papers

It's no secret that we're rather fond of freebies for our favourite crafts - so here's a nifty link if you love your papercrafting. Sizzix are offering 20 free printable patterened papers for everyone... they're great addition to your stash if you're on the search for card making  supplies or digi scrapping elements - read more to find out how to get them!

Free downloadable papers to play with!

Free downloads from Angela Poole

If you love Angela Poole's cross stitch and papercraft designs on The Making Spot, be sure to visit her new website. Angela's all ready to welcome you with her free fancy pants bunting downloads!

This adorable bunting looks like lots of fancy frilly pants hanging on a washing line! Craft from your favourite papers and it's sure to raise a smile at parties and summer barbecues.