Lifetime Samplers News

Home is where the heart is mini sampler cross stitch kit

‘There’s no place like home’ ~ a new mini sampler for home lovers, this one is great for beginners. On blue-grey 14 aida for added colour



thank you cross stitch card

there is so much to be thankful for in these challenging times.
If you would like to say a special thank you to someone then here is a card for you to make!
A mini ‘thank you’ card with a lovely basket spray and glittery lettering.



This Will pass cross stitch kit for Coronavirus
Our world is in crisis.
This sampler brings a message of hope while people unite in the face of hardship.
We are grateful for the bravery of all front line and essential service workers.
We are all in this together, and we will get through it.
And those staying at home need to continue to do just that to make their contribution.
For every kit sold £1 will go the National Emergencies Trust for NHS & Coronavirus.



2020 is a leap year and  while the tradition that a woman may propose on a leap day is rather outdated it provides a good excuse for a NEW KIT!
A turquoise arched wedding card, with everything required to create this vibrant card in turquoise and green with gold accents



Arch Window Nativity card


November 2019
A new Nativity card for Christmas framed in an arched card to look like a stained glass window



Holly Christmas card cross stitch kit
Sale of Christmas cards now on
it’s time to get down to making those cards for Christmas !



Mini Poinsettias Xmas card




Mini Wedding Sampler cross stitch kit


August 2019
A new mini wedding sampler in fresh mauve and green with accents of lemon and saffron.
The kit is great for beginners and fits an standard 6″ x 4″ frame



Blue Happy birthday card

April 2019
For spring time a new blue ‘Happy Birthday’ card in blue and green
This simple card is quick stitch and has lovely twirly lettering



Easter Bunny card
Easter 2019
is very late this year – so time to start stitching those special cards
This new Easter bunny card has a cute bunny with eggs


Lilac Wedding sampler cross stitch

March 2019
a new lilac wedding sampler with contrasting turquoise and pink




March 2019
a new Primroses card to celebrate spring
a general greeting card for any occasion




Roses dusky pink wedding sampler cross stitch


August 2018
the Roses anniversary samplers have been so popular over the years that Lauren Turner has now adapted the design as a wedding sampler in luscious dusky pinks and mauve for current wedding colours




DMC coton perle


April 2018
DMC coton perle thread  spools are available while stocks last
100% cotton – £1.95 each



mini Happy New Home card cross stitch


March 2018
Two new mini cards with lovely twirly lettering

A Happy New Home card for someone who is on the move; with subtle metallic colours with antique green.
These mini cards measure 11 x 9 cms and use 16 aida, R.P. £6.95


mini Good Luck card cross stitch


The mini Good Luck card sends good wishes for any occasion and has good luck symbols of silver horseshoes and four leafed clover.
The kits have top quality materials and a beautifully clear chart with both colour and symbols, and full instructions including the how to mount the card.



Mauve Age birthday card

December 2017

Five new birthday cards for any age
the kits come with a full set of numbers so it is easy to cut out and create any number
colours are    Coral  Plum  Topaz  Mauve  and Pink Fizz
the letters contain gold thread, and are enfolded by a delicate fern



Plum Initial birthday card
December 2017

Five new birthday cards with decorative initials
the kit comes with a full alphabet so it is easy to cut out and use the letter of choice
colours are     Coral  Plum  Topaz  Mauve  and Pink Fizz
the letters contain gold thread, and are enfolded by a delicate fern



100th birthday card
December 2017
A 100th birthday cross stitch card – more of us are privileged to know someone who reaches a 100th birthday these days ~ what better way to mark it than with a card to keep !
This card is in gentle mauves and blue with a twirly ‘100’ !




Rose 70th Anniversary sampler cross stitch

The Royal Platinum Anniversary is on 20th November 2017 !

Queen Elizabeth & Prince Philip celebrate an amazing 70 years of marriage.
Few are able to achieve this milestone,
so this new Rose Platinum sampler can be stitched to celebrate the Royal event ~ or your own family event

and there are two Platinum Anniversary cards in subtle mauve-pinks

Rose Platinum Anniversary card cross stitch

Floral 70th Anniversary card cross stitch






May 2017
   ~ Graduation season

Graduation season is approaching – we have just celebrated for my niece, and I have designed a new Graduation card in her honour, there are 3 cards and a sampler to choose from …



October 2016
Welcome Sampler
A Welcome Sampler to greet your guests on arrival at your home.
This welcome sampler would be great in your home or a Bed and Breakfast !
The sampler is a sizzling composition in warm pinks and mauves.
The whirls and swirls dance around small flower motifs to create lovely panel.



Rose Coral anniversary samplerCoral Anniversary cross stitch card

September 2016
This is a new range of Coral Wedding Anniversaries to celebrate 35 years of marriage.
This range includes two samplers and two greeting cards for this special event.
The range draws on the sensational colours of deep sea coral reefs in vibrant coral reds and pinks with contrasting turquoise.

coral anniversary sampler cross stitch


Home is where the Heart is cross stitch

April 2016 – a mini sampler with pink bling and silver glitz, great fun for beginners to stitch
Home is where the heart is




Happy birthday cross stitch card

April 2016 – a versatile cross stitch birthday card in delicious plums and pinks.
You can add either a “Happy Birthday” or any age to go with the name.
This is an easy stitch on 16 aida. Plum flowers birthday card




March 2016 –
a new Amber Wedding Anniversary Sampler in fresh Spring colours of amber and amethyst on 14 aida.
This lovely sampler is easily adapted for any anniversary year.
The sampler has a luscious floral border with glistening beads in amber, blue and cream.



mini traditional ABC sampler cross stitch

mini Friends sampler cross stitch

Jan 2016
Due to the popularity of the mini samplers Alphabet and ‘Home Sweet Home‘ we have added two new mini samplers –
mini Traditonal Sampler and mini  Sampler for a Friend which would make a lovely gift to stitch for a valued friend.



christmas tree cross stitch card

Nov 2015
A new christmas card to add to the collection ! …. A christmas tree with glistening baubles.



heart emerald anniversary cross stitchOctober 2015
All new range of Emerald Wedding Anniversaries to celebrate 55 years of marriage.
There are 3 samplers of various sizes and 2 greeting cards to suit any requirement in mauve, purple and sizzling greens in keeping with the emerald gemstone which is the basis of the collection.


August 2015
– The new website is launched
2015 has been a momentous year for Lifetime Samplers due to the fact that it has acquired a business of similar longevity (1992), namely Decorative Samplers –
Decorative Samplers is a range of samplers and greeting cards for special occasions which provide a neat fit with the Lifetime Samplers existing range.
This has provided an exciting and refreshing development to reinvigorate  Lifetime Samplers ….
so watch this space for new designs and developments.