My finished cross-stitch project looked awesome:
I mounted it and gave it to Mum for Mother's Day. My one regret was not using an embroidery frame - I lost a bit of tension in places and the bottom border ended up a bit squint. But I was happy as it was a first attempt.
I also made the stupid mistake of not using a craft knife when creating the card mount. Instead I used a nice pair of blunt scissors that, as I should have known, slipped and cut the top of my thumb open :( Such a rookie mistake.