22 November, 2015

Blue poinsettias

Another stitched card, another Christmas motif. 
This time, I created a card featuring  a border of poinsettias and an image of birds at a birdbath that I once found at the graphicsfairy collection of vintage prints. 
Against my original plan, I used untraditional blue Christmas shades to stitch the winter motif, and finished it by adding a couple of pearls to the blossoms. As I used blue cardboard for the card, I didn't need any coloured background paper. Instead, I decided to use a tiny silver sticker to surround the stitched paper and add a little bling to the card.
Matching the card, nature decided to turn white today :) 
It's rather wet sleet than the fluffy white snow I'd love to see, but the cold temperatures sure mean it's time to bring the winter wardrobe out of the closet. 

- abc christmas challenge: W for wild thing
- alphabet challenge: T for Tis the season
- brown sugar: ATG
- city crafter: colour inspiration
- clear it out: white + one colour (blue)
- crafting from the heart: ATG
- crafty calendar: sparkle, bling & embellish
- crafty catz: shades of blue
- crafty sentiments: ATG
- craftyhazelnutschristmaschallenge: things with wings
- craftyhazelnutschrstmaschallenge2: ATG as long as it's Christmas
- creative fingers: ATG
- deep ocean: white and one other colour blue)
- fairytale challengeblog: Christmas without red/green
- inspiration destination: ATG
- morgans artworld: monochrome
- pennys papertake: ATG
- pile it on: any holiday/celebration (Christmas)
- throug the craftroom door: ATG
- winter wonderland: 1 image, 2 papers, 3 embellishments (stitching, pearls, sticker)
- 12 months of Christmas: sparkle, sparkle everywhere
- wordartwednesday: ATG


  1. Hallo Cheiro urgia,
    daß ist eine zauberhaft süße Karte geworden.
    Es passt mal wieder alles perfekt zusammen.

    Gruß BAstelfeti

  2. Gorgeous card Cheiro love the stitching thank you for joining us over on Morgans Art World Challenge Blog on this fortnights challenge 'Monochrome'
    Dianne x
    MAW CT

  3. Your card is stunning, beautifully designed and a lovely topper. Thanks for joining our challenge at Penny's Paper Crafty and good luck in the draw. Jennifer DT member xx

  4. An absolutely beautiful card! Thanks so much for playing along at CCCB!!

  5. Your card is very beautiful !
    Thank you for joining us at Fairytale blog challenge !
    Good Luck and hope to see you again.

  6. Hi

    Sweet card. Love the colours you used. Thanks for joining us at BSC

    DT Brown Sugar Challenge

  7. Gorgeous card :-) the image is beautiful and your stitching is awesome! those borders are absolutely fabulous! :-)

    thanks for joining us on the ABC Christmas Challenge
    Lols x x x

  8. Absolutely beautiful Cheiro - stunning image and stitching - Thank you for joining us this week at Penny's Paper-Crafty and Good Luck - Michelle x

  9. Beautiful card. Thanks for joining us at Brown Sugar this week for our "AG" challenge.

  10. Thank you for sharing your beautiful card with us at Winter Wonderland.
    Hugs Julie xxx

  11. This is gorgeous Cheiro! I love that image and your stitching is absolutely beautiful! Thanks for joining us at Alphabet Challenge Blog!
    Tammy x

  12. You naikled our theme in a beautiful way. This is elegant and gorgoeus. Thank you so much for joining us this week at CCCB!

  13. What a lovely card.Your stitching is so beautifully done and I love the cool colour tones.Thanks for joining us at Crafty Sentiments.Hope to see you again next week.
    Lisa x GDT

  14. Such a pretty Christmas card with a super cute image. Amazing job with your stitching. Thanks for joining our W challenge at ABC Christmas Challenge, hope to se you again.
    Dorte x

  15. i must say i love your borders. they are beautifully crafted and very precise. and love the colour choice. thank you for sharing it with us at TTCRD and good luck, Theresa DT xx

  16. Wonderful card - love the stitching!
    Thanks for playing at the ABC Christmas Challenge & Pile It On!
    Helen x

  17. Fantastic I love your stitching.
    Thanks for playing with us at Inspiration Destination.
    Good luck. xxx Michelle (DT)

  18. Beautiful card, the stitching is beautiful. Thank you for joining in with the #302 'Shades Of Blue' challenge at Crafty Catz. Mia - GDT Member xx

  19. WOW this is so beautiful thank you for joining the CHNC EXTRA CHALLENGE
    lorraine x

  20. Awesome design, love the embroidery. Anyway, thank you so much for sharing your wonderful project with us this week at Word Art Wednesday. Leaving you with the encouragement of God's Word in Psalm 27:1 which says, "The Lord is my light and my salvation— whom shall I fear? The Lord is the stronghold of my life— of whom shall I be afraid?" Hugs and blessings!

    JO ANN

  21. Absolutely gorgeous card, super image, thanks for sharing with us at Alphabet Challenge.

    Pat xx

  22. Wow love all the stitching,so pretty.

    Thanks for sharing with us at Crafty Catz

    Tracey DTxx

  23. Lovely card.

    So glad you joined us at Morgan's ArtWorld.

  24. Thanks for entering both of my CHNC challenges with your lovely crafting - hope to see you again soon. x

  25. Elegant card Cheiro. Love the stitching, it is gorgeous. Thanks for joining us at Crafty Calendar in our "Sparkle, Bling and Embellish Challenge" and we hope you join us again real soon. Hugs, Gale DT