25 August, 2016

Flower fairy

Time to show another one of my recent projects. As it was mom's birthday, I decided to go for something special and cute, and this is what I came up with:
For the "cute" part I've chosen the Nasturtium fairy, one of the wonderful Flower fairies painted by Cicely Mary Baker. For the "special" part, I took one of my favourite pickpoint patterns and stitched it with yarns that would match the image. For a little bling, I added a couple of pearls and rhinestones, too.
I planned to make a card at first, but then I decided to take a little more of the green background paper and make a box. I used a little bit of a green ribbon that was left over from a previous project, and a little bit of white cardboard for the inside. 
To cover the plain white bottom, I used golden rice paper with golden glitter flowers.
And where there's an inside, there needs to be something inside, too :) 
I started this orange and gold necklace a long time ago, but unfortunately run out of beads before it was done. It took me quite a while to get new ones and finish it, and now another while to figure out which clasps to use. In the end I picked this antique-looking golden one end, while I finished the other end by creating a loop.
And that's how the birthday package looked like in the end:

- allsorts challengeblog: fabulous florals
- gem of a challenge: summer fun
- alphabetchallengeblog: M for mythical
- cardmaniachallenges: let's party
- come and get it: summertime
- crafty calendar: summer fun
- deep ocean: things with wings
- everybodyart: summer/holidays
- fabnfunky: ATG
- morgansartworld: ATG but a card
- oohlala: 3 embellishments (stitching, pearls, ribbon)


  1. This is really gorgeous, Thanks for joining in with our Fabulous Florals challenge at Allsorts this week, Good Luck
    Kevin xx

  2. Wonderful colors and such a wonderful box.

    So glad you joined us at Die Cut Divas.

  3. A beautiful feminine floral creation for our Fabulous Florals theme and superb embroidery, many thanks for joining us at Allsorts challenge.

    B x

  4. This is beautiful. Love the embroidered borders with the pretty image, and the colours are wonderful

  5. Oh wow, wow, wow!!! This is just so special!! The love that went into this beautiful gift is very evident :) I'm sure your mom will be thrilled! Thanks for sharing with us at CAGI this week!
    Susan - DT

  6. Great project and thank you for joining us over at the Come and Get It Challenge Blog ~ CAGI DT Member MaryAnn

  7. Amazing project!!! I love it!! I love the embroidered edge and the colors. Thank you so much for joining us at Inspiration Destination. Good luck!!! Patricia

  8. Absolutely stunning stitching! Beautiful bead work and I know she's going to love it. I love that you decided to enter it in our "Anything but a Card" challenge at Morgan's ArtWorld this time. Good luck and come play again, won't you?
    NanaConnie DT

  9. Such a great idea for a gift/jewelry box. Fantastic job! Thank you for linking with us this month at 613 Avenue Create. Have a blessed weekend!

    JO ANN

  10. Beautiful! The necklace is awesome and you have given it a wonderful presentation! Thanks for leaving this on our front porch at 613 Avenue Create!
    Chana, Owner

  11. Oh wow, this is stunning. Loving the stitching and your warm feeling colour combo. What a beautiful gift and card to treasure I bet your Mom was over the moon.
    Thanks for joining us over at Penny's for our Anything Goes challenge.
    Jean DT xx

  12. Really beautiful I love flower Fairies, thank you for sharing your lovely card with us at OLLCB
    Hugs Julie xxx

  13. Back with another DT hat. Loving the bright colors you used here too. Thank you for blessing us with your creation at Word Art Wednesday. Leaving you with the Word of God in 1 Peter 1:13 which tells us, "Therefore, with minds that are alert and fully sober, set your hope on the grace to be brought to you when Jesus Christ is revealed at his coming." Blessings always.

    JO ANN

  14. Fabulous box card!! your embroidery is amazing!
    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.

    Cards and Creativity {My Blog}

  15. Great card - thanks for joining us at Penny's.

    Helen x

  16. Stunning gift box, your mom will love this gift.
    Thank you for your entry at Scrapping4funChallenges.
    Rachelle DT

  17. Še ena lepotička :-))
    Hvala, ker se igraš z nami pri Scrapping4Fun.

  18. Beautiful!! Thank you for playing along with our Challenge at Fab'n'Funky :)