30 November, 2015

Christmas ornaments 2.0

Another stitched Christmas card, one to invite you to play along in our last Fadengrafik Challenge of 2015. In December, we'd like to see your Christmas-related projects of any kind, given they include some paper embroidery.
I've prepared the card a while ago, which seemed to be a good choice as I always seem to be late on everything. At least when I have exams coming up, and a head full of crafting ideas that want to be realized. Could someone add more hours to the day, please?

Well, without further whining, here is my card for the challenge:
I've stitched the floral swirls with ornaments with regular cross-stitch yarn, replaced the stitched poinsettia with a 3D sticker and - had no further idea about how to finish the project.
The blank space next to the embroidery was just too huge to leave it empty, but on the other hand, nothing I tried seemed to fit (tries included, among others: vintage images, golden stickers, stars, snowflakes, pearls...). 
I guess this must be called a crafters' Christmas worries syndrome :)
In the end, I decided to go with another 3D sticker, one in form of a Christmas tag on which I placed a golden sticker saying "Merry Christmas". On the tag itself, I placed a tiny brown bow. Turns out the card looks pretty simple in comparison to the nerves it cost me.

613 avenue create: ATG
C.R.A.F.T.: winter
- clear it out: Christmas & glitter
- come and get it: ATG with a sentiment
crafting from the heart: ATG
- crafty gals corner: ATG
crafty sentiments: Christmas decorations
craftyhazelnutschristmaschallenge2: ATG as long as it's Christmas
creative fingers: ATG
- fabnfunky: Christmas
- fussy and fancy: words
- glitternsparkle: include a bow
- inspiration destination: ATG
pennys papercraft: something old from your stash (3D stickers)
- robyns fetish: use some yellow and brown
- mod squad: Christmas floral
- everybody art: branch or leaf
through the craftroom door: ATG
winter wonderland: add some sparkle and bling
wordart wednesday: ATG
- pile it on: red and green
- papertake weekly: colour theme (red & green), technique (glitter it up), product theme (bauble shaped)


  1. Wow! A lot of detail. So pretty. What a nice job.

    Thank you for joining us at Come And Get It challenge. Bunny DT

  2. LOVE your stitching,and the tag adds a wonderful touch. Thanks for playing along in our Mod Squad Challenge this week.

  3. Beautiful and elegant card Cheiro, love the layout. Thank you for playing along with our Challenge at Crafty Sentiments Designs. We would love to see you again ... Anet DTx

  4. What a lovely Christmas card! Thanks for joining us at Crafty Gals Corner! Jeanie, DT

  5. Pretty card! Love the stitching! Thanks for joining us at Crafty Gals Corner!

  6. Great card thanks for joining in at Crafting from the Heart good luck X

  7. The stitching is so pretty, and that tag is really a wonderful space filler. Thank you so much for taking time to post your very creative art with us this week at Word Art Wednesday in our 211th AG challenge! Blessings, Carole

  8. A beautiful Christmas card, love the traditional red gold and green against that crisp white background. Thanks for joining us at Fab N Funky this week.

  9. Super cute!!! Thank you for joining us at Clear It Out, good luck!!! Amy DT

  10. pretty stitched Christmas card. Nice design. Thank you for joining us at Come and Get It this week. Hope to see you back here again soon. Judy DT

  11. Great project thanks for joining the challenge at
    http://craftingfromtheheartchallengeblog.blogspot.co.uk. Good luck x

  12. WOW! your stitching is amazing... dn't think I would have the patience... so effective! Thanks for sharing your creativity with us this week, over at Glitter n Sparkle - Vic, DT x