I love how this turned out!
I know I'm not the first person to sew thread onto a card so I'm not claiming originality here but it's the first time I've done it and I'm really pleased with the result. I think it will become a new card making favourite of mine.
In fact, Guy is currently on his way home from a 'stag party' in Martinborough (it was a comparatively dignified affair - they played paintball, stayed in nice accommodation, and had a BBQ and played drinking games as opposed to going to a casino and a strip bar for example) for a friend he is going to be a groomsman for next weekend. I'm going to the wedding too so I think I will make their wedding card the same as above but minus the 'XTX' (the 'T' is my version of a hug for Guy, it's a big wide-armed hug). I might have a go doing it on the sewing machine but I also like the uneven handmade-ness of the hand stitching.
This morning Guy rang and told me to look under my bed...
He's a pretty good card maker himself.