07 October, 2015


It's been a bit quiet on my blog, but it's not due to learning (yet). 
Rather, I started the autumn season with an all-inclusive heavy cold package featuring fever, sore throat and sinusitis. However, being busy with internship and not being allowed to skip a day, I ended up being the sickest person in the consultant office. Isn't it lovely to ask people whether they need a sick leave foe common cold while you can't breathe at all and barely make it through the day on NSAIRs? With a lovely supervisor though, I could still get (some) proper rest, and as soon as I got better I could dig deep in my papers and stitching patterns again.

The result is a set of stitched card for different occasions, which I'll present in near future.
For the start, a purple birthday card for a dear friend. It features the Heliotrope Fairy, one of the wonderful Flower Fairies by Cicely MaryBaker
Fitting to the image, I used shimmering purple yarn in purple shades to stitch the border around it. You may have noticed that this pattern has already appeared in some of my previous cards, and I'm sure I'll use it again sometime soon. It seems to fit any occasion and motif, and yet looks so differently when it's done with different colours. 
To complete the card, I added two different shades of purple background paper, matching pearls and rhinestones. 
It may not be visible on the photos, but as the image is placed on 3D adhesive pads, it pops out very nicely.

613 avenue create: ATG
allsorts challenge: nature
- clear it out: things with wings & glitter
- crafting from the heart: ATG
- crafty catz: fantasy/fairy
- crafty sentiments: ATG
- deep ocean: fairies & angels
- glitternsparkle: ATG
- inspiration destination: ATG
- moving along with the times: fairy enough
- papertake weekly: ATG
- pennys papertake: ATG
- through the craftroom door: ATG
- wordart wednesday: ATG

And since there's no birthday without sweet treats, there had to be chocolate, too :)
I wrapped up a yoghurt-cranberry chocolate using a floral cardboard, which I decorated with a punched tag and some more flowers. In the end, I added a couple of pearls and a silver sticker saying "Happy birthday".

- as you like it: sweet or savoury (definitely sweet! Even though I'm not the chocolate monster I used to be, it's very unlikely for me to turn down chocolate, muffins, cake, ice cream or else)
- craftyhazelnutspatternedpaper
- dream valley: recipe (pearls, patterned paper, flowers)

Fitting today's purple post: purple evening sky above Ljubljana that looks as if it was made especially for the sky gallery of Raumfee, and a lovely purple flower ;)


  1. Your card is so beautiful with the lovely sewing around the image. I also love how you have wrapped the sweet treat. So pretty. Thank you for joint us at Penny's Paper-Crafty and good luck. Michelle x

  2. Fabulous card and that stitching is just gorgeous, The wrapping paper is just perfect. Thank you for sharing with us in our challenge at Dream Valley but I am sorry you cannot be entered into the draw as you have entered 14 challenge and our rules state that only 10 including ours can be entered . Jennifer DT member xx

    1. The 14 challenges are meant for the fairy card, but what I'm entering at Dream Valley is the wrapping, which is linked to 3 challenges in total.
      I thought it was clear enough as there are 2 different challenge listings at the end of each project, and I've chosen the picture of the wrapping to be displaced in your link-up, not the card. Also, the card doesn't include all required bingo elements.
      Sorry for the missunderstanding, it's only the wrapping I'm entering at Dream Valley and that's only linked to 3 challenges, which is quite according to the rules.

      Regards, V

  3. Thanks for entering your fabby creation into the Papertake Challenge, Liz x

  4. This is so pretty, thanks for joining us at MAWTT, xxx

  5. Oh, my heart be still! Did you hand-stitch that yourself? WOW! What a stunning creation.

    www.sierrasgift.blogspot.com - I'd love to have you visit me and follow my blog

  6. This is so beautiful.
    Fabulous stitching.
    Thank you for joining us at Allsorts this week :)

  7. Beautiful card and pressie, love your image and bps. Thanks for joining us at CHPPC, good luck with the challenge. hugs Shirleyxxx

  8. A beautiful card. I too do stitching on cards, and love the pattern that you have used. Good luck with the MAWTT CHALLENGE. Janice DT MAWTT http://createdbyjan.blogspot.com

  9. Beautiful card thank you for joining us over on IDCB Challenge '54'
    Dianne x

  10. Stunning card, stitching is fab,love the colours x hope your really better now, have the same thing, not nice xx take care xx thanks for sharing at Glitter n Sparkle Chris DT x

  11. So pretty! My sister in law would have loved this one. I like the stitching and pretty shades of purple.
    Thank you for sharing your talent with us at Crafty Catz this week. Good luck!

  12. What a wonderful card!!! love it
    Thank you so much for entering our ATG challenge at Through The Craft Room Door this week. Looking forward to see you again next challenge.
    Hugs! Cicci
    ciccividpennan {My pesonal Blog}
    Through The Craft Room Door

  13. Beautiful project Cheiro. Thank you for playing along with our Challenge at Crafty Sentiments Designs. We would love to see you again ... Anet DTx

  14. lovely! Thanks for joining us this week at Crafting from the Heart, good luck!

  15. Tvoje voščilnice so tako popolne, šivi izredno lepi in barve povsem usklajene. Prava paša za oči.
    Žal nas je jesen obiskala pri glavnih vratih in prinesla s seboj kup nepovabljenih gostov. Upam, da je sedaj že bolje. Lepo bodi.

    1. Hvala, Janja, za tvoj obisk in komentarček.
      Jesen je letos res zaštartala "na polno". Upam, da se kmalu pokaže še s tiste, prijazne strani, do takrat bodo pač dežnik in robčki obvezna oprema :)

  16. Wow!!! Your photography is gorgeous!! Your flower arrangements are so beautiful!! And your cards!! Wow!!! Love them!! Love your embroidery!! And that is so much work!! Absolutely beautiful!! Wow!! So glad I came across your blog!!

    - Susan
    {Scrap A Thousand Words}
    {Sentimental Susan}
    {Open-Minded Crafting Fun Challenges}
    {DT CALL -- Open Until Oct 31st}

    1. Thanks, Susan, for your visit and your kind words :)
      Welcome to my blog. I'm glad you like it and hope you'll find it worth reading in future, too.

      Hugs V