22 July, 2015

Christmas in July #2

There is something awkward in thinking about Christmas when it's 34°C outside and I can't get my apartment to cool down under 28° no matter what.
No wonder I'm totally not thinking about Christmas yet. I'll just show a card I prepared for the Fadengrafik Challenge where we want to see your Christmas projects with some stitching. There's still plenty of time toplay along and we can't wait to see what you've been up to.

The card is basically very simple, it consists of corners I stitched with shimmering yarn and a 3D sticker in the middle. For the embellishments I used a couple of pearls, transparent paper with snowflakes and a golden sticker for the border.
The sticker serves both as decoration and fixation of the starry paper as I didn't feel confident using other forms of glue for it. Last time I tried, the sticky stripes were shining through the transparent layer, giving a pretty bad result. This time, I only used the stripes in places that are covered by the white cardboard, meaning the golden sticker had to go a bit off the edge to have an adhesive effect.
I'm not sure whether I like it, I'd preferr to have more of the red order side, but that was the only way for me to use the transparent stars.
I didn't really need a background paper though, as the red paper of the card shines through the transparent layer, which gives an interesting result.
- PINspirational challenges: Christmas
- inspiration destination: ATG
- ABC Christmas: O for Off the edge
- Pennys challenges: Christmas in July
- scrapping4fun: summer or winter (winter)
- deep ocean: Christmas in July
- crafty calendar: Christmas in July
- cardz4guyz: Christmas in July 
- tuesday throwdown: Christmas in July 
- ooh la la challengeblog: Christmas in July 
- craft-alnica: glitter
- fairytale challengeblog: bling bling
- my time to craft: Christmas in July
- pile it on: Christmas/winter in July
- Morgan's art world: Christmas in July


  1. Stunning card - I love the stitching and the transparent paper over the snowflake paper!! Thanks for joining us at Ooh La La Creations!

  2. Amazing stitching, is that done by machine, I assume so. It is just so pretty and creates a perfect frame for your inner image. What a creative and pretty card. Thank you so much for sharing it with us at OOHLALA. PS send some warmth here please, Scotland has hardly got into double figures this year and even when it does, there's usually rain! Jx

    1. If "machine" is two hands and ten fingers - yes, it's done by machine ;)
      I'll for sure send some warmth your way for a little rain in return. I love summer but this is a bit too much for me :)

  3. A beautiful card, fabulous cross stitching. So pleased ou shared with us at Cardz 4 Guyz. Caz

  4. Stunning card, Cheiro. I love your stitching. Thank you for joining us at ABC Christmas Challenge. Luv, Wilma

  5. Wow - that stitching is phenomenal. really makes this card. Thanks os much for joining us this time at the Pile it On Challenge, Elizabeth (DT)

  6. Your stitching details are lovely! Thanks for sharing your creation with us at Cardz 4 Guyz.

  7. Lovely card thank you for joining us at ooh la la creations hugs Sue xx

  8. Beautiful card!!! Thanks so much for participating in our {PIN}SPIRATIONAL challenge!! Hope to see you again for our next challenge!!
    A Little Bit O' Paper

  9. Hi Cheiro - this is a beautiful stitched Christmas creation. Lovely design and colours - thank you for joining us this week at Penny's Paper-Crafty and good luck - Michelle x

  10. Gorgeous card. Thanks for joining in our "Christmas in July" challenge at Crafty Calendar this month.
    Bev x

  11. Beautiful Christmas card, love the stitching!
    Thank you for your entry at Scrapping4funChallenges.
    Rachelle DT

  12. What a fab creation. So delicate, love the stitching
    Thanks for joining us at Penny's Paper Crafty this week, hope we see you again soon
    Hugs Sharon x (DT)

  13. such a beautiful card! I like the stitching!
    Thanks for playing along in the Morgan's Artworld Challenge.

  14. So beautiful....that stitching is fantastic! Thanks for joining us over at Crafty Calendar this month & good luck!
    hugs Jo x

    I have a birthday candy on my blog if you'd like to join in.....
    You can find my candy here
    You can find my atc swap here

  15. Super creation. Love all the stitching. Thanks for playing along with us at Morgan's Artworld Christmas in July Challenge. Good luck.
    Lynn, Morgan's Artworld Creative Team Member

  16. Beautiful... love the elegant design... Thank you for entering Morgan's Artworld Chrismtas in July Challenge... April Morgan's Creative Team Member