13 February, 2016

Of snow and snowdrops

Turns out we're having another episode of winter after all. 
Just as I was packing for home prior to the weekend, Ljubljana turned white again. 
As there's no need to get fresh flowers when I'm away, I decided to keep my bouquet of willow branches for another week. Except that this week I'm on time to enter the Friday-Flowerday at Holunderbluetchen :)
Waking up in the morning late in the day, I realized even Klagenfurt/Celovec got its share of snow. As much as I expected to see some colours, I guess I'll have to go with white-on-white at least for a while.
Reflections on the Lendkanal
Young swan by the lakeside

Where are the snowdrops, you wonder? 
Either under a sheet of snow or featuring my latest spring-inspired card. 
I haven't been very creative in the past weeks during which my handwork basically included handling of various surgical instruments, removing stitches and staples, suturing wounds...
It doesn't mean I didn't enjoy it (loved it big style acttually), but as soon as my commitments were done, I threw myself into my favourite paperwork again :) 
I've pricked the pattern last year already, but I've never been in the mood to complete. Now, I gave it a try with regular cross-stitch yarn in green and white, matching background papers and a couple of pearls in each of the corners.

- 613 avenue create: ATG
- alphabet challenge blog: Y for You choose (stitching)
- basteltanten: no red
- crafting from the heart: ATG
- creative fingers: ATG
- inspiration destination: ATG
- pennys papertake: favourite colour or embellishment (pearls)
- pile it on: homemade embellishments (stitching - it may be rather a technique than an embellishment, but on the other hand, it is a way to embellish a card and it certainly gives a hand-crafted touch)
- through the craftroom door: ATG
- word art wednesday: ATG


  1. Needlework is so elegant on a card. Beautiful. Thank you so much for joining our 219th challenge at Word Art Wednesday this next fortnight. Your creation is inspiring, beautiful and very much appreciated. Blessings, Carole

  2. Lovely embroidered card and fantastic photos, too!

  3. Gorgeous!!! Pretty pics too!!! Thanks so much for participating in our ALPHABET challenge!!! Can’t wait to see you participate again in our next challenge!!
    Deanne at A Little Bit O’ Paper

  4. Beautiful work! Love the pattern and the composition! Thanks for leaving this in our mailbox here at 613 Avenue Create!
    Chana, Owner

  5. Oh Deine Fotos sehen wieder klasse aus, genauso Deine gestickten Schneeglöckchen.
    Eine wunderschöne Karte.

    Gruß BAstelfeti

    1. Danke BAstelfeti.
      Nachdem es draußen eher winterlich bleibt, muss ich mir den Frühling wohl selber basteln. Ein DIY Frühling sozusagen :)

      LG, V

  6. This is so lovely stitching. A different but beautifull card.
    Thanks for playing with us at Inspiration Destination.
    Good luck, Michelle (DT)

  7. Lovely- you are very talented! Gorgeous pictures too. Thank you for sharing with us at Penny's Paper-Crafty.

  8. Ohja ein wundervolles Werk hast Du da gezaubert.
    Hab lieben Dank für Deine Teilnahme bei den Basteltanten
    Liebe grüße

  9. So beutiful!! LOVE this!!
    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
    Cicci Vid Pennan {My Blog}
    Through The Craft Room Door

  10. Vielen Dank für deine Teilnahme an der Basteltanten-Challenge
    und viel Glück wünscht Dir

  11. Hi Cheiro - what stunning snow pictures. Our snow hasn't arrived yet but is expected. Your snowdrops card is absolutely beautiful - Michelle x

  12. Beautiful card! Love your snowy photos too!
    Thanks for playing at Pile It On!
    Helen x

  13. Ein ganz tolles Werk hast Du gezaubert. Danke für die Teilnahme bei den Basteltanten.
    Liebe Grüsse Daniela

  14. Ein ganz tolles Werk hast Du gezaubert. Danke für die Teilnahme bei den Basteltanten.
    Liebe Grüsse Daniela