22 January, 2017


Does it ever happen to you that you're in such a hurry to get something done, that once it's delivered to the recipient and you pat yourself on the shoulder for the last-minute achievement, you actually forget about the whole thing? 
Being totally almost sane and not senile yet, I somehow managed to forget about this creme coloured glitter butterfly card I made a while ago. Browsing through my unpublished photos lately, I remembered how busy I was with this birthday card for a friend. 
Now, how could I forget it in the first place? 
I must have been occupied with some exams, or just not paying attention to the calendar, when one evening I realized I'd need to have that card by - tomorrow. Of course, my immediate reaction was to use something already done, but when nothing seemed good enough, I searched my papers for something that could become a card quickly. 
I found the glitter background paper that used to be one of those "I know exactly what I'll do with it" buys that you never realize once you're home. However, I did remember that I planned to combine it with shimmering cream coloured paper and butterflies for a romantic card, so my next task was to find those things in my stash. 
Only then I realized that the punched butterflies wouldn't match as I thought they would. Bummer! I tried a couple of things to fill the empty space while running out of time until I finally found some sheets of thin paper butterflies that you only need to cut out from their frames. Among them, even cream ones that matched my colour scheme. Yay!
The card was already very different from my original CAS sketch, and to make it special, I decided to add bling. Namely, lots of tiny pearls and a big bunch of flowers. On one hand, the idea was to match the shimmering papers, on the other hand - a girl's birthday can never come up with too much of bling :)
In the end, I layered it all up using 3D pads and used my new border punch for the petal-like swirls. I even added a black background paper to make sure the black stripes of the glitter paper wouldn't stand out too much.
A little contribution to the January collection of Create in Austria - artwork created by Austrians and/or in Austria.

- a bit more time to craft: ATG
- 613 avenue create: ATG
- a gem of a challenge: flowers
- cardmania: layer it
- craft-alnica: new beginning (birthday)
- craftingfromtheheart: ATG
craftingwithanattitude: ATG
- crafty calendar: something new (butterflies, border punch)
craftycatz: ATG with a twist (monochromatic)
- crafty sentiments: ATG
- creative fingers: ATG
- creative inspirations: fabulous flowers
- everybody art: ATG
- deep ocean: anything new (butterflies, border punch)
- creative moments: something new
- inspiration destination: ATG
- love to craft: ATG
- morgans artworld: ATG
- pennys papercraft: ATG
- sunny day crafting: ATG
- through the craftroom door: ATG
- winter wonderland: spring
- wordartwednesday: ATG

On the side note, I'd like to clarify that even though I've shown very little throughout the hoidays it doesn't mean I've been lazy. To be precise, I've been busy like never before, trying new patterns and papers with the aim to produce cards that would be flat enough to fit in frames, and to produce them in an amount that would fill an exhibition. Nothing major, but sure enough to be super proud of myself and my first public display :) 
If you happen to be in Ljubljana and have some spare time, feel free to have a look - the entrance is free.
Where: entrance hall at Medicinska fakulteta Ljubljana, Korytkova 2
When: mid-January til mid-February


  1. Gorgeous and beautiful card Cheiro thank you for joining us over on
    Crafty Catz
    Dianne xx
    CC DT

  2. What a beautiful card! Thank you so much for sharing this with us at Creative Inspirations. Good luck,

  3. Tale pa je resnično drugačna od tvojih ostalih. Je prijetno oditi po drugih poteh, kajne? Kljub veliko vloženega truda je rezultat poplačal vse, kajne?!
    Imenitna je!
    Hvala za sodelovanje pri izzivu CRAFT-alnice, Majda

  4. Krasno voščilnico si nam pokazala. Metulja sta čudovita.
    Hvala, da ustvarjaš z nami v CRAFT-alnici. Srečno!

  5. Ko bi me le pot zanesla v Ljubljano....res bi si rada ogledala tvoja dela v živo.
    Suzana Čermelj

    1. Suzana, če ti bo uspelo, bom vesela tvojega obiska. Bom pa čestitke pokazala tudi na blogu, ko jih dobim nazaj. Sproti jih namreč nisem utegnila poslikat.

      Lep pozdrav,

  6. Very beautiful and elegant. I love the flowers. Thank you so much for joining us at Inspiration Destination. Good luck!!! Patricia

  7. Krasna je... Škoda, ker nisem nič v Lj, bi lahko šla pogledat razstavo in obujat spomine na faks :)

    1. Hvala Klara. Ah ta faks, saj je še vedno vse po starem :) Ko čestitke dobim nazaj, jih pokažem tudi na blogu, ker jih nikakor nisem uspela poslikat sproti.

      Lp, V

  8. A wonderful creation..Love the design and the colours
    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,
    ciccividpennan {My Blog}
    Through The Craft Room Door

  9. The lacey look of the butterflies and the border are quite elegant. Those beautiful flowers are amazing. Thanks for joining our challenge at 613 Avenue Create.

  10. ooo kako lepa in bogato okrašena voščilnica :-))
    Vesela sem, ker ustvarjaš z nami v izzivu CRAFT-alnice … Srečno!

  11. Thank you so much for joining my Craftyhazelnut's Patterned Paper January challenge with your super creation - hope to see you again soon x

  12. This is a gorgeous card! The design showcases every detail to perfection! Thank you for playing along with us at Creative Fingers 😊
    Susan - DT

  13. Ooo, kako je lepa. Toliko lepih rožic in polperlic... to skupaj imam res rada.
    Razstava pa čisto blizu moje službe, mogoče pa skočim med kosilom. Verjamem, da je vredna ogleda.
    Hvala, da si se nam pridružila v Craft-alnici. Lp Lili

  14. What a wonderful card, just love all the detail you have done. Thank you for joining us over at LTCCB and good luck in the challenge
    Pen x DT Member

  15. This is just so pretty (and yes I do exactly the same as you when I've worked right 'up to the wire', as soon as the card is finished and sent - I forget to post it on my blog!). So glad you 'found' this one again so that you could post it for our challenge, I love all the details on here and those butterflies are wonderful. Thank you so much for entering the Crafty Calendar (Something New) Challenge this month, lots of luck and I hope we see you again soon. Hugs to you Sue Pxxx DT

  16. Gorgeous card. Thanks for joining us at Card Mania Challenges. Good luck and hope you'll join us again.

  17. Kako lepo si tole naredila, lepo zastavila in izpeljala, čestitke za razstavo, hvala, ker deliš z nami v CRATF-alnici, lp, T.

  18. Lovely
    Thanks for sharing at Sunny Day Crafting x

  19. Wonderful project! Thanks for playing along in the 613 Avenue Create Challenge.
    Hugs Natalie

  20. Gorgeous card. Love the butterflies.
    Thanks so much for joining us at Winter Wonderland.
    Lou DT xo

  21. Very very nice! We are so blessed for your participation in our last Challenge and would love for you to join us again in our current Challenge at Word Art Wednesday. Leaving you with this Scripture inspiration from Colossians 2:6-7 which tells us, "So then, just as you received Christ Jesus as Lord, continue to live your lives in him, rooted and built up in him, strengthened in the faith as you were taught, and overflowing with thankfulness." Have a blessed week.

    JO ANN