23 May, 2015

Pink fantasy

How come I find the most wonderful stitching patterns when I should be learning? I'll never know :)
What I do know is that as un-disciplined as I am, I had to try some at once. Next to the swirls that ended up on the christening/communion/confirmation card, I used a wonderful fantasy pattern. And the outcome shows that I'm obviously in a pink phase:
I used soft pink yarn, and combined it with a silver one. In the middle of the pattern, I placed a pink shimmering piece that has a long history of waiting in my storage. I once got it from my sister to "use somehow" and it's rather a piece of junk than a gemstone you use in crafting, but it looks like I finally found the perfect spot for it.
Once the pattern was stitched and the pink piece fixed, it all still seemed a little boring to me, so I added a couple of pink gemstones, and white pearls in various sizes.
As the centerpiece is rather rich, I decided not to use any special ornaments in the background, just a simple pink floral background paper.

- 613 avenue create: ATG
- a gem of a challenge: flowers
- allsorts challenge: happy birthday
- alphabetchallengeblog: G for glitz and glamour
- crafting from the heart: ATG
- craftysentiments: ATG
- craftyhazelnutspatternedpaper
- in the pink: stitching, real or faux
- creative fingers: ATG
- abc-challenge: J for jewels


  1. This is so gorgeous, your stitching is wonderful and a fab design, , thanks for joining our birthday celebration at Allsorts and good luck. I have a prize too, xxxx

  2. A beautiful creation Cherio, your stitching is beautiful and really makes for a very special card.

    Thanks so much for joining our birthday celebrations at Allsorts and good luck with the big prize draw as well as those on the DT blogs.

    B x

  3. Oh wow thats taken some time to do, it looks stunning. Thanks for joining us at ABC, good luck with the challenge. hugs Shirleyxxx

  4. Lovely design. Thanks for joining us this week at crafting from the heart. x

  5. Zelo nežno in lepo. Vzorček je čudovit. Lp

  6. Beautiful elegant card. Your stitching is amazing.
    Thanks for playing along at AGOAC and ITP this time.
    Good luck.
    Debs xx

  7. WOW! was für eine schöne Karte. Sie sieht so zart und edel aus.
    Liebe Grüße Beate

  8. Beautiful - very elegant.

    Thanks for joining us at the Alphabet Challenge.

    Helen x

  9. Great work! There's something very relaxing and satisfying about stitching cards, I love this pattern!

    Thank you for joining us at the Alphabet Challenge Blog!


  10. Gorgeous card with a beautiful stitched design. Thanks for sharing with us at ABC Challenges.


  11. Beautiful. Thank you so much for joining my Craftyhazelnut's Patterned Paper May challenge with your delightful crafting - hope to see you again soon x

  12. Me again! Thanks for joining us at A Gem of a Challenge too.

    Helen x