02 July, 2016


Today, I'd like to present a simple Christmas card in gold and brown and invite you to play along in the newest Fadengrafik Challenge: "Xmas in July". Maybe you've already started making Christmas cards to be prepared for the holidays, maybe – like me – you feel completely unrelated to that time of year when it's 30°C outside.
Nevermind, I managed to stitch this geometric star overnight.
As I'm really not in Christmas mood right now, I decided to avoid any fussy glitter things and colourful papers. Instead, I used a simple brown background paper with tiny white Christmas messages on it. And while I thought of light brown paper and 3D pads for the star at first, I realized it would give me too little contrast. I ran out of fantasy for a moment, but then remembered a piece of corrugated paper in my stash. To make it a little more vivid, I shifted it a little bit and placed it on the upper part of the card.
In the lower part, I placed a golden sticker saying "Happy Christmas".
When I was done, I had an early morning walk up the castle hill, enjoying the first rays of sunshine, thinking how lovely it would be if I would escape to the seaside for a day. Oh well...

Christmas mood or not, link-up your stitched Christmas-related projects here for the chance of winning a cool prize. If you need a little more inspiration, here you go: remains of Christmas decoration in the lovely village of Goče and somewhere on Ljubljana castle hill

- 613 avenue create: ATG
- 4 crafty chicks: ATG
- cardz4guyz: CAS
- christmascardsallyearround: ATG
- crafting from the heart: ATG
- crafty gals corner: ATG
- craftysentiments: ATG
- craftyhazelnutschristmaschallenge: ATG
- craftyhazelnutschristmaschallenge2: ATG as long as it's Christmas
- craftyhazelnutspatternedpaper
- everybody art: for a boy or man
- fabnfunky: Christmas
- inspiration destination: ATG
- pennyspapertake: ATG
- scrapping4fun: quotes/sentiments
- throughthecraftroomdoor: ATG
- wordartwednesday: ATG

A little contribution to the July collection of Create in Austria - artwork created by Austrians and/or in Austria.


  1. Wow! What a super design - I love the stitched star, very clever. Thanx for playing along at Cardz 4 Guyz.
    Hugz, Jan (DT) xx

  2. That is beautiful. Thank you for joining us at Crafting from the Heart.

    Pam x

  3. Beautiful card Cheiro thank you for joining us over on
    Inspiration Destination
    Dianne xx

  4. Thanks for entering all of my Craftyhazelnut's challenges with your lovely crafting - hope to see you again soon. x

  5. A fabulous card - I love your stitched star and the beautiful papers you've used. Thank you for joining us at Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge.
    Kath x

  6. Beautiful Christmas card, love the stitched star.
    Thank you for your entry at Scrapping4funChallenges
    Rachelle DT

  7. wOW SUPER! Thank you for joining us at CHRISTMAS CARDS ALL YEAR ROUND Challenge. We hope to see you again in the future.

    Mary x

  8. Your card is super stunning and really elegant. I love that you used brown and gold. A fabulous Christmas card. Thanks for sharing your inspiration with us at 4 Crafty Chicks Anything Goes!

    Tamie Dt

  9. Wow! I love your card! It is so beautiful! Thank you so much for joining us at Cardz 4 Guyz! Cyndi, DT

  10. Thanks for joining our Challenge at Christmas Cards All Year ‘Round.

  11. This is beautiful. Thanks for joining us at Fab'n'Funky.
    Happy crafting!
    Catherine x DT

  12. This is beautiful. Thanks for joining us at Fab'n'Funky.
    Happy crafting!
    Catherine x DT

  13. Wow! Amazing card!!! Thanks so much for participating in our CHRISTMAS CARDS ALL YEAR 'ROUND challenge!!! Can’t wait to see you participate again in our next challenge!! Have a great crafty day!!!
    Deanne at A Little Bit O’ Paper

  14. That is very effective and very beautiful Cheiro..
    Thank you so much for sharing and joining in with us at CCAYD...

    Luv CHRISSYxx

  15. Beautiful stitched card!
    Thank you for sharing with Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Extra!
    DT for CHNC Extra!
    Calling All Crafters! – My personal Blog!

  16. Hi Veronika,
    Thank you for popping over and saying hi!!

    .. and for sharing your lovely golden star and great use of corrugated card too wodnerful images of where you live too, loved going on a walk with you!
    Thanks so much for the inspiration.
    Shaz in Oz.x

    {Shaz in Oz – Calligraphy Cards}