24 January, 2017

Winter baby

Yet another pattern that didn't make it to the exhibition :) 
The cute teddy sleeping in the clouds has tempted me for long, but in the end I filled the frames with other cards. However, I really wanted to try this cutie and so when I started crafting again after a tiny break, it was his turn.
When it came to making a card, I just couldn't find the rigt way to use the stitched image. As I couldn't even pick the right background paper, I decided to let it be. 
Until... I've been searching for paper for another card yesterday, and suddenly things began to fall in their place. First, I discovered this soft snowflake-patterned paper. Then, I realized I might as well add more structure on my cards as fitting in a frame would no longer be the limit. And since I think roses go fine with lace, I decided to have a look in that part of my stash, too.
When it came to arranging the details, the struggle began all over again. Where could I place the teddy best, where to put the flowers and would the lace fit somewhere between all that after all? In the end, this is what I came up with:
Just before fixing the things together, I decided to colour the motif with coloured pencils. Somehow, I thought the teddy needs a little attention to make sure he won't get lost among all the embellishments.
Then, I decided to place the image with a slight twist. Not too much however, to make sure the embellishments wouldn't be pushed too far to the edges of the card.
As for the roses, I decided to place them in two of the coners of the image. Fitting the colours of the card, I used white and blue shaded flowers only. The lace ended up in the lower part of the card - not too much in front of everything else, and still visible enough to add something soft and fragile.
Still, the right lower corner seemed a little empty. I wanted to add punched snowflakes to the card at first, but then I thought it might be to much of bling. A wooden heart didn't seem to fit either, but  then I remembered a bunch of wooden snowflakes that I've seen recently at Rayher. I was shopping for something completely different that day, but somehow, they just slipped into my shopping basket and wouldn't go away. Now, who says buying things you don't really need (yet) isn't good sometimes? )
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 (birth)
craftingfromtheheart: ATG
craftingwithanattitude: ATG
crafty calendar: something new (wooden snowflake)
craftycatz: ATG with a twist (monochromatic)
creative fingers: ATG
creative inspirations: fabulous flowers
- cute card thursday: cool colours
- friendship challenge: snowflakes
- glitternsparkle: four legged friends (teddy) 
inspiration destination: ATG
love to craft: ATG
morgans artworld: ATG
- ooh la la: man/boy
pennys papercraft: ATG
through the craftroom door: ATG
winter wonderland: spring
wordartwednesday: ATG


  1. Ooo kako je lušten medvedek in čudovita voščilnica...

  2. Adorable creation!

    Thanks for playing with us at TTCRD.



  3. Cute image and a lovely card. Thanks for joining us at Winter Wonderland and hope you will join us again. Carol S. DT

  4. Absolutely lovely! Thank you for sharing at ooh la la creations

  5. Stunning creation, loving your colour combo. The stiching is amazing a lovely touch.
    Thanks for joining us over at GLITTER 'N' SPARKLE.
    Jean DT x

  6. Čudovito voščilnico za rojstvo si naredila in lepo vse skupaj izdelala :-))
    Vesela sem, ker ustvarjaš z nami v izzivu CRAFT-alnice … Srečno!

  7. This is gorgeous - I just love the embossed detail -thank you so much fro playing along at Winter Wonderland hugs Judith x

  8. Beautiful stitching, I love this style of card, so pretty. Thank you for joining us at CHNPPC.

  9. Kako nežna in ljubka voščilnica.

  10. oh so pretty.....thanks for sharing your creation with us at CRAFTY CATZ x carol

  11. Stunning card.
    Thanks for joining us over at Love To Craft.
    Jean DT xx

  12. Čudovita je - nežna in zasanjana, meni ljubiteljici medvedkov pa seveda zeloooo ugaja tudi glavni junak ;-)
    Hvala za sodelovanje pri izzivu CRAFT-alnice, Majda

  13. Die karte ist total süß. Vielen Dank für deine Teilnahme an der Friendship-Challenge.

    LG Heike

  14. This is such a sweet card! I love the soft blues, perfect for a new baby! Thank you for joining us at Creative Fingers this time around :)
    Susan - DT

  15. Zelo, zelo lepa voščilnica za novorojenčka.
    Hvala, da ustvarjaš z nami v CRAFT-alnici. Srečno!

  16. No tale je pa čisto tvoja. Krasno pikanje in barvanje. Vse skupaj čudovita nežna celota.
    Hvala da si se nam pridružila v Craft-alnici. Lp Lili

  17. So cute! Love the snowflake. Thanks so much for playing along with us in our "Anything Goes" challenge at Morgan's ArtWorld this fortnight. Good luck in the challenge.
    NanaConnie DT

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

  19. This is such an adorable card! Thanks for playing along with us at LTCCB and good luck! Hugs, Irena

  20. Beautiful thank you for sharing with us at Crafting with an Attitude - good luck
    Lyn - DT

  21. Super adorable card! I love the the different flowers. Thanks for sharing at Inspiration Destination and hope to see you again. Good luck.

    - Khushboo Gandhi, DT


    Inspiration Destination, DT
    Craft Your Passion, DT
    Crafting With An Attitude, DT
    Scrapping 4 Fun Challenges, DT
    Simply Create Too, DT
    Get Creative, DT
    Angie’s Digital Stamps, DT

  22. A gorgeous make, thank you for joining us at AGOAC xxx

  23. Gorgeous card. Love all the details.
    Thanks so much for joining us at Winter Wonderland.
    Lou DT xo