05 May, 2018

Welcome baby!

Time for a new challenge over at the Fadengrafik Challengeblog, and since I've skipped the last one I better be on time this month :) We're having an "ATG" challenge this time, meaning you can link up any of your crafting projects under the condition it includes some sort of paper embroidery.
I'll again show one of the projects from my exhibition stash - a simple baby card which I made using a butterfly pattern. 
Since I stitched them all the same, they give a monochrome butterfly circle which I decided to bling up by using silver yarn for their sensors as well as a shimmering silver gemstone for each of the flutering creatures.
For the background, I used a layer of sift pink cardboard, which I later glued onto a fabric with a lovely pattern of tiny silver leafs whih I've used before on a (remotely) similar card.
As the fabric itself is rather transparent, I only glued it to the card base on the areas that are covered by the stitched motif. That way, the outer part can be dog-eared in an envelope, but on the other hand as we're only talking about +/- a centimeter, I certainly hope this will  not be the case. After all, I truly hope people are civilized enough to handle handmade stuff with the care it deserves.
And talking about pink baby cards, I guess I better get myself to the post office soon to sent one off. Turns out the little princess decided to turn up a little earlier than expected, but nevertheless: Welcome baby!
A little contribution to the May collection of Create in Austria - artwork created by Austrians and/or in Austria.
A little contribution to the collection of hand-stitching at made with Blümchen.

And a real pink beauty, perfect for/from a rainy day. Could it be that we're slowly marching into summer already?


613 avenue create: ATG
a bit more time to craft: ATG
crafting with an attitude: ATG
crafty calendar: things with wings
crafty cardmakers: birthdays
crafty catz: ATG
crafty sentiments: ATG
- create and inspire: ATG
creative inspirations: CAS
creative moments: ATG/feminine
cute card thursday: ATG
inspiration destination: ATG
love to craft: ATG 
path of positivity: pastels
pennys papertake: ATG
pile it on: small/pencils
scrapping4fun: ATG
sunny day crafting: butterflies & garden critters
through the craftroom door: ATG
unicorn challengeblog: monochrome
use your stuff: free week
wortartwednesday: ATG
worldwide open design team challenge: ATG


  1. This is so pretty and your stitching is beautiful! Thank you for sharing with us at Creative Inspirations, good luck and I hope you will join us again.
    Gina xx

  2. Oh wow this is just gorgeous. Beautiful 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


  3. Stunning craftsmanship! BEAUTIFUL!!!! Thanks for sharing at PPCC blog! Becca/DT

  4. Sweet card, loving your stitching.
    Thanks for joining us over at Penny's.
    Jean xx

  5. I love the simple elegance of this and your stitching is perfection.

    Thanks for sharing in my 'Birthdays' challenge.

    Crafty Cardmakers

  6. Ahw this is just lovely. Love the design!
    Thank you for joining Creative Moments.
    Hope to see you again.
    Hugs from Africa!

  7. Tenderly work!
    Thank you for joining at Create and Inspire.
    Hugs, Irene (Made In Borgo)

  8. So Cute! Thanks for joining us at Sunny Day Crafting.
    Pause Dream Enjoy

  9. The shimmer and shine on this card is so amazing. The embroidered butterflies are gorgeous and the background paper is a gorgeous accent.

    Thank you for joining us at Crafty Sentiments Designs for our anything goes challenge.

  10. Beautiful card,thanks for playing along with us at Unicorn Challenge this month!
    Have a nice day
    Anneke DT

  11. Beautiful card! Love the stitching.

    Thanks for joining us this week @ Penny's Paper Crafty Challenge! Hope to see you back again soon :)

  12. Beautiful creation! Thank you for sharing with us over at Love To Craft! Hope to see you again!
    ~ DT Sherry x

  13. OMG, this is gorjuss. Love it. Such a soft colours and some many details with stiching and all. Great work. Thanks for playing with us at Pile it On. Keti (DT)

  14. Great creation. Thanks for joining us Through the craft room door this week.

  15. U very nice creation. I like the small motivs.
    Lia DT S4F

  16. a delicate baby card, thanks for sharing at crafty catz challenge

  17. So beautiful and soft
    thank you for your lovely entry at Scrapping4funChallenges
    Rachelle DT

  18. you have created a beautiful card with flawless embroidery. Good luck to you.Thanks for playing along with us at Scrapping 4 Fun Challenge.Hope to see you again
    Shylaa DT@S4F

  19. Beautiful card!
    Thanks so much for playing at Pile It On!
    Helen x

  20. What a beautiful card, lovely delicate colours.
    Thank you for joining us at Crafty Calendar.
    Hugs Julie xxx