02 January, 2016

The smell of snow

I'm not sure whether snow has a smell or not, but as my mom visited me two days ago, she said, "It smells like it's going to snow soon". Now, you have three guesses on today's weather. (Hint: it's a perfect match for today's card ;))
With my first creation of 2016 I'd like to invite you to the January Fadengrafik Challenge "Snowmen". Feel free to submit any snowman-themed creation featuring paper embroidery. 
As I've been away during the holidays, I thought I'd have to skip this month's DT obligation, until I found this half finished pickpoint project yesterday evening. I've stitched it a while ago, using a colourful yarn my sister gave me one day. However, it turned out to be so colourful that I had no idea how to finish the card. All that came o mind were tiny light blue gemstones, but in the right upper corner, something was missing. 
When I realized it was already time for this month's DT task, I thought why not try to find a matching snowman. In fact, I found this guy from freshbreweddesigns to be the perfect match to the blue, green and yellow swirls, and what more: he didn't need much additional work - just a scarf, a little holly, a carrot and tiny white pearls I placed on the spots where the original digi had snowflakes. Meet Mr. Snowman:
In the center of the stitched swirls I placed three big gemstones that fit the smaller ones next to the foliage
As the pattern is stitched directly on the paper of the card, I used a soft mint-coloured cardstock to cover up the sewing on the inside
A little contribution to the gallery of Christmas projects & happenings at Lotta liebt blau.

And just as it seemed we'd be spoiled with blue skies in January as a reward for a rather foggy December, clouds decided to take over and turn everything white. 
A little contribution to the gallery of sky images at Raumfee.

- 4 crafty chicks: ATG
- 613 avenue create: ATG
- allsorts challengeblog: what's new (digi)
- as you like it: ATG
- basteltraum: winter
- basteltanten: frosty
- C.R.A.F.T.: ATG
- catch the bug: ATG
- craft-alnica: ATG
- crafting from the heart: ATG
- crafts and me: ATG
- crafty calendar: something new (digi)
- craftygalscorner: ATG
- craftyhazelnutschristmaschallenge: ATG 
- craftyhazelnutschristmaschallenge2: ATG as long as it's Christmas
- cute card thursday: ATG
- creative card crew: ATG
- deep ocean: ATG
- fussyandfancy: happy holidays
- glitternsparkle: glittery, sparkly Christmas
- inspiration destination: ATG
- pile it on: ATG Christmas/winter
- 12 months of christmas: ATG
- the glory of christmas: ATG
- through the craftroom door: ATG
- tuesday throwdown: ATG
- wordartwednesday: ATG


  1. Ein niedliches Winterkärtchen.

    Ganz lieben Dank für Deine Teilnahme bei den Basteltanten und Dir ein glückliches und erfolgreiches neues Jahr!

    LG Svenja

  2. This is gorgeous! Love the stitchery and the Fresh Brewed Designs Smowman!
    Thanks for sharing with 12 Months of Christmas Link Up!


    DT for The 12 Months of Christmas Link Up!
    Calling All Crafters! – My personal Blog!

  3. Moms always know! You image is just delightful and I love the embroidered flourishes, so very pretty! We always enjoy the gifts you leave on our porch here at 613 Avenue Create!
    Chana, Owner

  4. This is a feast for the eye. The embroidery alone without the gems and image is outstanding. Thank you so much for taking time to post your very creative art with us this week at Word Art Wednesday in our 216th- FF AG challenge! Praying you will have a Blessed, Prosperous, Peaceful and Creative 2016, Carole

  5. Beautiful work- you are so talented. Thank you very much for sharing with us at Crafty Gals Corner.

  6. Beautiful! Love how the framing of the image is stitched is matching colors! Thank you so much for entering our ATG challenge at TTCRD this week, good luck! Looking forward to seeing more of your wonderful creations throughout 2016!
    Denice - TTCRD DT

  7. Ja, je pridišalo po snegu - končno in mama je imela prav :))
    Zelenje na voščilnici pa je nekaj posebnega in mi je zelooo všeč!
    Lp, Jana

  8. Beautiful card. Love the paper embroidery design--it's gorgeous. Wonderful colour scheme. Delightful snowman image.
    Thanks for sharing your card with us at the Fussy and Fancy Friday Challenge.

  9. What a super card and wonderful stitching Cherio, it's perfect for our theme this week. Many thanks for joining us at Allsorts challenge.

    B x

  10. Your stitching is perfect, lovely card, thanks for joining us at Allsorts, xxxx

  11. Kako bogata vezenina na papirju in kako lepo se poda k snežaku.
    Hvala, da si se nam pridružila v Craft-alnici. Lp Lili

  12. I know what your mom is talking about...the air just has a certain smell to it when snow is coming! I love how you decided to finish of your stitched beauty...that snowman fits right in! Thanks for sharing it with us at CHNC Extra!

    ~Marie B -DT

  13. Happy New Year! Such a gorgeous card, Cheiro. Great colours and I love your embroidery. Thank you for joining us at As You Like It. Luv, Wilma

  14. This is gorgeous. Love your pearl snowflakes and sweet stitched accents. Thanks for joining us at Catch the Bug.

  15. oh... so funny card... Snowman had joy for snowing... and your sweing... really beautiful. Thanks for joining your card by bastel-traum. We wish you a good, crafty new year and we would pleased to see you again by the next challenge :) Hugs Ute

  16. Love the stitching and the color is so pretty, as well as the photo of the clouds/sky...awesome. Thank you for entering our challenge at 4 Crafty Chicks.

    Leanne DT/4CC

  17. Amazing stitching, perfect to show off this cute little snowman! Thanks so much for joining us this week at CRAFT Challenge!

  18. Such a sweet card - love the stitching!
    Thanks for playing at Pile It On!
    Helen x

  19. A great card - thanks for joining us at the CRAFT Challenge.

    Helen x

  20. Zelo lepa voščilnica s čudovitim vezenjem :-))
    Hvala, ker ustvarjaš z nama v izzivu CRAFT-alnice ... Srečno!

  21. great embroidery. it sets off card beautifully. thank you for sharing it with us at FFFC and good luck, Theresa DT xx.

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

  23. Krasna voščilnica. Zelo si se potrudila z vezenjem.
    Hvala, ker si se nam pridružila pri izzivu Craft-alnice.

  24. Me again...really love this card!
    Thank you for sharing with Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Extra!
    DT for CHNC Extra!
    Calling All Crafters! – My personal Blog!