06 January, 2017


Matching the upcominng 100th Fadengrafik Challenge, which is themed "Winter", I made a huge silver snowflake some time before Christmas. 
It was meant to be added to a Christmas present, but after I decorated the stitching with gemstones, I just couldn't find a matching cardstock to finish the card. Instead, the sewed star remained in my stash, waiting for better times. Then, I remembered this funny scrap paper with silver and blue shaded snowflakes I used in one of my winter cards last year, and - voilà: 
With such a huge snowflake/star in the middle of my card, I decided not to use any other embellishments. The only thing I added between the white papet atop and the patterned one in the background, was a shimmering light blue paper that acts like a border to the stitched image.
A little contribution to the January collection of Create in Austria - artwork created by Austrians and/or in Austria.

And since this is all from me today already, I'll just add a couple of winter-ish Ljubljana impressions from before the Christmas lights went on. 
As for the Fadengrafik Challenge, make sure to join us by linking up your winter themed creations here, given they are made with paper embroidery. We're hitting the big "100" this month and as always, you might win a cool prize so make sure to join the fun ;)

- 613 avenue create: ATG
- a bit more time to craft: ATG
- allsorts challengeblog: something new (new stitchingpattern)
- christmas cards all year round: snowflakes
- 4 crafty chicks: scrap papers
- crafty gals corner: something new (new stitchingpattern
- crafty sentiments: something new (new stitchingpattern)
- craftyhazelnutschristmaschallenge: ATG as long as it's Christmas
- cutecardthursday: what's new? (new stitchingpattern)
- craftyhazelnutspatternedpaper
- inspiration destination: ATG
- love to craft: ATG
- 12monthsofchristmas: ATG
- throughthecraftroomdoor: ATG
- little red wagon: something new (new stitching pattern)
- friendship challenge: snowflakes
- wordartwednesday: ATG
- crafting with an attitude: ATG


  1. Lovely creation!
    Thank you for sharing at Allsorts;-))m

  2. Fabulous stitched snowflake--Thank you for joining us at Love to Craft
    Carol DT x

  3. Your stitched snowflake is so super cool! Loving all the silver. Thanks for joining us at Little Red Wagon.

  4. Great Project and beautiful photo! Thanks for join us at Crafty Sentiments Designs. Good luck and hope to see you next time. Hugs Beatriz DT

  5. wow, das sieht ja toll aus! Gefällt mir. Vielen Dank für die Teilnahme bei Friendship.
    Liebe Grüße Lia

  6. BEAUTIFUL! I love how you've decided to make this into a card! Thanks for sharing this with us at CCAYR! :)

    ~Marie B -DT

  7. Wow! That is just amazing! All that stitching is so pretty! Thanks for joining us at 4 Crafty Chicks xooxxo

  8. What a beautiful project. Thank you for joint us at Crafty Gals Corner Challenges. DT~Jana

  9. Loving your snowflake, all that stiching amazing.
    Thanks for joining us over at Love to Craft.
    Jean DT xx

  10. The stitching is simply amazing! It is so intricate! The background paper is perfect and I love the gems as the finishing touch. Thank you for sharing the pictures as well.

    Thank you for joining us at Crafty Sentiments for our Something New challenge.

  11. Čudovito ustvarjajnje in fotografija. Prijazen pozdravček, Majda

  12. Thanks for entering your lovely crafting for CHNC challenge 314 and my Patterned Paper January challenge – you could also enter this into my CHNC challenge extra for January - I'd love to see it there too x

  13. This is fabulous! Thanks for sharing at TTCRD xx Jan DT

  14. Love your stitched snowflake! Glad you found paper on which to mount it! Thanks for sharing with us at 613 Avenue Create!
    Chana, Owner

  15. Vau, tole je pa zelo zelo lepo in elegantno

  16. Your card is amazing.
    Thanks for joining us at Friendship
    Hugs Anja

  17. eine ganz tolle Arbeit. Ich mag FG-Karten sehr! Viel Glück bei Friendship
    Liebe Grüße - AndreaBastelmaus

  18. Wow! Gorgeous!! Thanks so much for participating in our CHRISTMAS CARDS ALL YEAR 'ROUND challenge. Hope you participate in our next challenge!! Have a happy crafty day!!!
    Deanne at A Little Bit O’ Paper

  19. Beautiful card. I just finished my first embroidered card, so I can really appreciate the work that goes into it. It looks stunning! Thank you for playing along with us at CCAYR.
    Have a wonderful day!
    ♥ Lena - DT
    Lena’s Creations

  20. What an awesome card...I love the snowflake embroidery(?). Thank you for linking with us at Word Art Wednesday. Our current challenge is still ongoing and we would love to have you participate again. I would like to share this passage from the Bible coming from Hebrews 6:11-12 which says, "We want each of you to show this same diligence to the very end, so that what you hope for may be fully realized. We do not want you to become lazy, but to imitate those who through faith and patience inherit what has been promised." Have a blessed week.

    JO ANN

  21. Lovely card. Thank you very much for joining our challenge at Crfatyhazelnut's Patterned Paper challenges.
    Hugs, Iwona

  22. Oh my word - that stitched star is amazing! Beautiful card! Thanks so much for sharing with us at CCAYR! -Lori DT

  23. Fabulous stitched creation. Lovely! Thanks for sharing with us at 613 Avenue Create. Sorry I'm so late commenting but have had family issues. Hope to see you again.
    Hugs, Sandy

  24. Lovely card. Thank you for joining the challenge at the 12 months of Christmas cards link up and at a Bit More Time to Craft. Hope to see you again next time.

  25. Wow, you sewed that snowflake! I am in awe of your super powers! LOL Thank you for sharing with us at the 12 Months of Christmas Challenge Blog.