11 May, 2015

Miss Fairy

I just can't believe how green everything became in the past few weeks. No wonder my cards are more and more spring-ish, too :)
Today's one is a GD project for scrapping4fun (thanks, ladies!). Their newest challenge asks for "Techniques", and you may interprete the task as you want. I decided to go for my favourite technique which is - as you might have noticed - stitching, or card embroidery.
So, first thing to do was choosing the stitching pattern. Then, I started looking for something that would be suitable for the central motif. In the end, I picked one of the wonderful Flower Fairies by Cicely Mary Baker.
I'm not sure why I ended up with the Poppy fairy, but the combination of red and green seemed to be perfect. I used those colours to stitch the central part of the frame, and additionally picked brown and black for the corners.
Finally, I added shimmering brown gemstones to the corners, and three black gemstones to each of the red swirls, which now look like poppy blossoms.

- 613 avenue create: ATG, optional twist Let's celebrate
- clear it out: ATG
- CAGI: flowers
- crafty calendar: things with wings
- deep ocean challengeblog: flowers
- dream valley: things with wings
- fabnfunky: May flowers
- handmade challenge: spring
- ABC challenge: I for inspire us (my style: stitching)
- ooh la la: pre-coloured image


  1. What a lovely card! The stitched frame looks amazing and I love the colours!
    Thank you for sharing and joining us at ABC Challenge!
    Hugs Annette

  2. Fantastic your embroidery. Lovely colours and image.
    Thanks for playing with us at Handmade.
    xxx Michelle (DT)

  3. Tvoje vezenje voščilnic je vedno tako popolno in barvno usklajeno z osrednjim motivom. Čudovita je ♥. Lp

  4. Oh wow, your card is really fantastic!
    Thanks for joining us at Handmade!

  5. Oh I love your stitching! Thank you for sharing your gorgeous card at ABC Challenge! Hugs Julie DT xox

  6. Oh wow, that's beautiful.....your stitching looks amazing! Thanks for joining us over at Crafty Calendar this month & good luck!
    hugs Jo x

  7. Wow, that stitching is amazing. A real labour of love and work of art! Thanks so much for linking up with Fab 'n' Funky for our 'May Flowers' challenge. Hugs, Wends x Fab 'n' Funky DT

  8. I can only image the hours of stitching that went into this lovely work of art. It is beautiful. Thank you for joining us at ABC Challenge. Good luck and please play with us again.

  9. So pretty, thanks for playing along with our things with wings Challenge @ Dream Valley this week. Good Luck
    Happy Crafting
    Carole xXx

  10. Fabulous card, great design, cute image. Thank you for sharing your wonderful project with us at Come And Get It challenge.Neva

  11. Wow! It looks fantastic! The stitching pattern is amazing! Thank you very much for sharing this technique with us at 613 Avenue Create this week. Good luck and hope to see you soon again!

  12. Fab card, love your embroidery.
    Thank you for your lovely GD entry.
    Rachelle DT

  13. Nice card! Thanks for joining us at Dream Valley.
    /Pillan, DT

  14. Lovely Card thank you for joining us at Oh La La Creations hugs Sue xx

  15. Beautiful card. Thank you for joining us at Crafty Calendar this month

  16. What a fantastic card, love the stitching down the side, thank you for sharing with us a Ooh La La Creations this fortnight, best of luck xxx

  17. What a lovely card. You do very beautiful work. Barbxx