27 February, 2016

Spring fairy

Suffering from major surgery withdrawal and badly missing the Institute of Oncology, I thought I'd need a little dose of lectures last week. I even got myself out of bed on time, butstanding in front of the lecture hall I must have gotten cold feet... Thinking it might be considered sucking up - because one simply doesn't visits lectures if they're a) scheduled in the early morning b) not mandatory and c) not meant for studets in the first place - I ended up going home again. However, I had a little detour to the castle hill to get a view of the sunny Alps. 
With the morning being freezing cold (or me just not being dressed well enough) I'd definitely do better going to lectures, but the views were worth it anyway. 
Fog in the lowlands, clouds up above, and the Alps covered in gold somewhere in between. A little contribution to the gallery of sky images at Raumfee.
Not my usual way up the castle hill, but I thought I'd hop over to the Šance area this time.
A carpet of purple. Not as extensive as the one that blew me away last year, but after days of rain I decided not to go deeper in the forest mud.
More signs of spring. I've no idea what plant it is, but it certainly looks lovely and has a wonderful smell. 
edit: turns out it's winter honeysuckle, or fragrant honeysuckle (Lonicera fragrantissima, Wohlriechende Heckenkirsche). I must say I also like the synonym January jasmin and Sweet breath of spring, which are quite a match :)
In fact, I thought the smell was so wonderful that I simply *had* to take some branches with me for the Friday-Flowerday at Holunderbluetchen. With no real sunshine outside - let alone in my kitchen - the lighting conditions couldn't be worse, but one day I'll (hopefully) too be able to make proper shots of my bouquets :)

Where is the fairy, you wonder? 
I've been peeking at my crafting stuff for quite a while, nevrously telling myself to finish my learning task before doing anything else. It went well for a while, until I couldn't hold back anymore last night. I just *had* to stitch those swirls with beige/soft pink shimmering yarn, print a lovely Flower fairy by Cicely Mary Baker and get crafty. 
By the morning, I managed to decide about the colour and size of the pearls and pick a matching beige/green background paper. 
Turns out I'm just in time to invite you to the March Fadengrafik Challenge called "Spring". Feel free to enter up to 3 spring themed crafting projects, given they feature paper embroidery.
After a sleepless night (and a little learning delay) only one question remained unanswered: Who is Olaf? :)
A little contribution to the February collection of Create in Austria - artwork created by Austrians and/or in Austria.

- 613 avenue create: ATG
- as you like it: favourite occasion ("Just because" - as I usually create for the sake of creating only, with no recipiet in mind, most of my projects are not themed to fit one single special occasion)
- brown sugar: pearls
- basteltanten: no red
- C.R.A.F.T.: Mothers' day/female
- chocolate coffee cards: ATG
- craft-alnica: girls
- crafting from the heart: ATG
- crafty catz: special lady (mom - who else?)
- crafty gals corner: ATG
- crafty sentiments: ATG
- craftyhazelnutspatternedpaper
- creative fingers: ATG
- creative fingers: ATG
- glitternsparkle: ATG
- robynsfetish: stitching real or faux
- inspiration destination: ATG
- pennys papertake: ATG
- wordartwednesday: ATG


  1. Beautiful stitching. Your stitching enhances the beautiful image. Thanks for joining AYLI challenge. Elaine

  2. Gorgeous creation! Thanks for joining us at Chocolate, Coffee & Cards!

  3. Veronika izdelala si čudovito voščilnico.
    Všeč mi je izbrani motiv in šiv okoli je dih jemajoč.
    Hvala, ker si se nam pridružila na izzivu za mame oz. ženske.
    Jana, DT C.R.A.F.T. Ch.

  4. Beautiful card Cherio thank you for joining us over on Inspiration Destination
    Dianne x

  5. Fabulous card love the image and the bps. Thanks for joining us at CHPPC, good luck with the challenge. hugs Shirleyxxxx

  6. So gorgeous card. Thank you for joining us at Crafty Sentiments Designs.

  7. Stunning card! Lovely image and beautiful embroidery. Thank you for joining us at As You Like It. Luv, Wilma

  8. So pretty. That embroidery makes the card! Thanks for sharing with us at Crafty Catz.

  9. Čudovite fotografije si nam pokazala in tudi tvoja voščilnica je zelo lepa :-))
    Vesela sem, ker ustvarjaš z nami v izzivu CRAFT-alnice ... Srečno!

  10. Ahhh, pogrešala sem tvoje pikanje. Čudovita kot vedno in tako lepo pokombinirana z vilo na slikici.
    Hvala, da si se nam pridružila v Craft-alnici. Lp Lili

  11. Great card - thanks for joining us at Cute Card Thursday.

    Helen x

  12. Prelepa vila in voščilnica kot celota, hvala, ker deliš z nami v Craftalnici, LP:), T.

  13. Your card is exceptional. That framing is awesome! So blessed you joined our previous Challenge and hope you join us again in our current Challenge at Word Art Wednesday. Leaving you with the encouragement only the Word of God can provide in James 1:12 which tells us, "Blessed is the man who remains steadfast under trial, for when he has stood the test he will receive the crown of life, which God has promised to those who love him." Have a blessed weekend.

    JO ANN

  14. Čudovite fotografije in zelo lepa voščilnica.
    Hvala, da ustvarjaš z nami v izzivu CRAFT-alnice. Srečno!