07 December, 2016

Christmas wreath

Mail. I'm sure everyone gets tons of messages in their inbox(es) evey day.
I for myself try to sort most of it out by the sender and/or subject, deleting those I won't need and leaving all the others to be checked asap. The timing of "asap" may vary depending on my real-life commitments, and once I do check, I usually start with messages that I for some reason consider important or urgent. On some occasions however, I change this order on purpose, doing routine mail first and leaving the messages I think might be "special" to be checked last.

With this in mind, one of the last messages I opened one day in the middle of October was one sent by Slovenia's first challenge blog. Upon realizing the ladies were asking me to become their GDT in December, I was somewhere between being speechless and doing a happy dance. How cool is that? Hvala, punce!
Soon, I received my tasks, which gave me the chance to start thinking and re-thinking long before my projects were due. And finally, today I can present my DT inspiration for the first challenge of the month, which would be "Christmas wreath". 
As my task was to create a greeting card featuring a wreath of Christmas greenery, I decided to search my stash for that pickpoint pattern of a decorated Christmas wreath. Just like a while ago, I combined my stitcing yarns with shimmering rhinestones to add a 3D effect to the motif. 
For a little extra volume to the pine branches, I coloured their background with coloured pencils.
As I decided to go for a rather flat card, I didn't use any 3D pads on the back of the stitched card. Instead, I glued it directly on the purple background paper featuring embossed flowers.
That's all from me for now, feel free to link up your Christmas-wreath-themed cards here in the next 2 weeks for the chance to win a couple of cool prizes. I can't wait to see what you'll come up with ;)

- 613 avenue create: ATG with optional twist "Holiday happiness"
- basteltanten: ATG
- brown sugar: ATG
- christmas cards all year round: ATG Christmas/holiday
- come and get it: Christmas
- crafting from the heart: ATG
- crafty calendar: Christmas time
- crafty gals corner: ATG
- crafty sentiments: ATG
- craftyhazelnutschristmaschallenge: ATG as long as it's Christmas
- creative fingers: ATG
- fussy and fancy: Christmas in tones
- holly jolly christmas challenge: Christmas card
- robynsfetish: square or rectangle cards
- movingalongwiththetimes: ATG Christmas
- throughthecraftroomdoor: ATG
- wordartwednesday: ATG


  1. Replies
    1. Hvala Klara. Me prav zanima, kaj boš pričarala na prvo decembrsko temo :)

  2. Draga Veronika, sploh ne veš kako si nas razveselila s svojo privolitvijo, da se nam pridružiš v Craft-alnici. Tvoje pikanje je res fascinantno in vesele smo vedno ko s svojimi izdelki popestriš naše izzive.
    Tudi tvoj gostujoči venček je nekaj posebnega in čudovitega, komaj čakam kaj si nam še pripravila za ta praznični December.
    Bodi fajn in pozdravček od Lili

    1. Hvala, Lili, za povabilo in za lepe besede. Z drugo nalogo se kot dogovorjeno javim, zaenkrat še nisem čisto zadovoljna z izdelkom.
      Hvala še enkrat in smo na vezi ;)

  3. Fantastic card!! Thank for playing with us at Fussy & Fancy challenge.
    Nathalie DT

  4. Lovely Christmas card. Love the stitching and rhinestones. Very pretty. Thanks for sharing with us at Crafty Calendar and we hope to see you again soon. Hugs, Gale DT

  5. Faboulas card and wonderful stitching all very pretty with wonderful colours.
    Thank you sharing with Fussy and Fancy.
    Best wishes
    Jules xx

  6. Kako zelo drugače - krasen venček si ustvarila :-) Prijazen pozdravček, Majda

  7. Beautiful Christmas card Cheiro. Thank you for playing along with our Challenge at Christmas Cards All Year Round. We would love to see you again ... Anet DTx

  8. What a stunning CAS Christmas card. Thanks for sharing it with us at Robyn's Fetish Challenge.
    Laurence DT

  9. Thanks for entering your lovely crafting for CHNC challenge 310 – you could also enter this into my CHNC challenge extra for December - I'd love to see it there too x

  10. Draga Veronika, hvala ker si naša gostja meseca decembra.
    Zelo lepo voščilnico si naredila :-)) Tvoj venček pa je naravnost čudovit v tej tvoji prepoznavni tehniki. Lepo si ga izdelala.

    1. Hvala tudi tebi, Andreja - za pohvale, predvsem pa za povabilo, da decembra ustvarjam z vami v CRAFT-alnici :)

  11. This is really lovely! I love stitching on cards, but I haven't taken the time to do any lately...Thanks for sharing this pretty purple card with us at CCAYR! :)

    ~Marie B -DT

  12. Congrats to them to have you as a GDT. This is such a fab and creative card. Love it. 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.
    Annemi {My Blog}
    Through The Craft Room Door

  13. This is so beautiful.Love your neat stitching and the pretty colours.Thanks for joining us at Crafty Sentiments.Hope to see you again next week.
    Lisa x

  14. Šele sedaj na tvojem blogu sem videla, da je iz nitk. Čudovito in pobarvano ozadje da posebno noto. Tako polno pride.

  15. Wonderful card Cheiro, brilliant design for GDT, congrats on being chosen too, nice isn't it?? 😄
    Thanks for sharing,
    Shaz in Oz.x

    {Calligraphy Cards - Shaz in Oz}

    1. Yes Shaz, it's absolutely wonderful to be GDT :) Also, it's a perfect way to get a little more crafty than I was in the past. Thanks for stopping by & I hope all is well with you.


  16. So very beautiful Thanks for playing along with us at Fussy and Fancy Friday Challenge. Pat K x

  17. Love this card. The embroidery is fabulous! Thanks for sharing with us at CCAYR.

  18. Čestitke za gostjo. Vedno imam navado, da povečam vsako sliko, ki je objavljena in tudi sama sem šele zdaj ugotovila, da si štikala po papirju. WAW...res je to čisto poseben efekt in prekrasen venček, ki se z odtisnjenim ne more nikakor primerjati...tole je res ročno delo. Bravo.

    1. Mojca, tudi tebi hvala za obisk v mojem kotičku in za prijazen komentar :) Grem kar naprej štikat, da bo nastalo še kaj :)

  19. Love it. Beautiful work - stunning. Thank you for joining us at Holly Jolly this Month. Merry Christmas and a wonderful New Year. Judy DT

  20. Prekrasna voščilnica v katero je vloženega res veliko dela. Hvala, da se igraš z nami na Come And Get It izzivu. Lp Neva

  21. Wow. So beautful. I like the colours :)
    Thanks for joining us at the Basteltanten Challenge.
    Greetings Andrea