02 February, 2018

N for... Happy birthday!

Of all the cards I make, most are done for the sake of creating only, meaning they end up in one of my boxes once they are finished. I do give away some "just because" cards here and there, and of course a birthday card for mom each year, but I honestly can't remember when I've last sent one to my sister. 
With that odd paradox in mind, I stitched her initial letter for my exhibition last year, and planned to give it to her on her birthday. However, as it was on display longer than I expected, the birthday was long gone when I got it back.
Anyway, it's a rather simple birthday card: a golden N that overlaps a tiny blue flower, a couple of tiny pearls on the swirly background and a couple of rhinestones on the punched edges. To make the centerpiece pop out a little bit, I used 3D pads.
And since we're starting another "ATG" challenge over at the Fadengrafik Challenge, you're kindly invited to play along again, or join us for the first time. You can link up any of your crafting projects, given you've used some kind of stitching on it. I can't wait to  see what you will come up with ;)

A little contribution to the February collection of Create in Austria - artwork created by Austrians and/or in Austria.

613 avenue create: ATG
a bit more time to craft: ATG
as you like it: favourite way to add stitching (to me, stitching is only supposed to describe things that are actually stitched, meaning the use of needle and yarn on fabric/paper... - therefore, my way of adding stitching is paper embroidery or fadengrafik)
crafting with an attitude: ATG
crafty catz: ATG with optional twist "for the girls"
creative moments: ATG
cute card thursday: ATG
inspiration destination: ATG
love to craft: ATG 
path of positivity: shades of blue (birthday card for my sister. Even though we have always considered her to be a child of warm shades, she now has quite a lot of blues and purples in her wardrobe - and even a huge, blue kitchen in her new apartment which might sound strange at first but actually looks amazing)
pennys papertake: ATG
through the craftroom door: ATG
tuesday throwdown: favourite colour (I don't really dislike any colour, but if I had to go for my favourite, I'd probably pick blue)
wortartwednesday: ATG
worldwide open design team challenge: ATG

Another lovely combination of blue and green. Honestly, even though we didn't have "real" winter yet this year ( because no winter without snow is real winter, and the sample size of snow we had doesn't count), I'm really looking forward to spring already. The first part of spring cleaning is done, and who knows, once summer comes along I might just be looking out for Adria's summer charter at Celovec/Klagenfurt airport again...


  1. This is so beautifully done. Nice work.
    Thank you for sharing with us here today at World Wide Open Design Team Challenge and best of luck with your entry.

    Annette DT Registered Owners/Admin for World Wide Open Design Team Challenge


  2. Always a pleasure to visit your blog, Lovely card, gorgeous stitching.
    Thanks for dropping by at 613 Avenue Create.
    Hugs Sheryl DT member xx

  3. Wow, your stitching is so beautiful! Thanks for sharing your lovely work with us at Creative Moments.

  4. Oooh, this is gorgeous with that lovely stitching! Your sister is going to love this! Ok, confession time--I also have a box of cards sitting in my craft room! It's my 2018 goal to send more out, but I'm already behind! haha Thanks for sharing this beauty with us at Path of Positivity! ~Katrina

  5. Beautifully stitched - it looks so delicate.

    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.
    Made by Helen{My Blog}
    Through The Craft Room Door

  6. Your stitching is beautiful. Gorgeous coloursand great design. Thanks for joining us at As You Like It. Luv, Wilma

  7. This is lovely! the design and colors are so pretty! Thank you for joining us at Inspiration Destination, good luck!!! Patricia

  8. The embroidery work on this card is just beautiful!
    Thank for joining us at LTCCB
    Tina dt