01 June, 2018

Baby blue

Winter or spring? According to the temperatures outside, we're slowly but surely marching towards summer, but the snowflake-ish background I've choosen for my baby card might be a bit confusing. 
I wasn't really trying to create a winter card anyway when I was preparing cards for my exhibition, but I thought this soft, almost empty pattern would give more space to the stitched butterflies in the centerpiece than any flower-ish paper I had in my stash. This in mind, I didn't add much embellishments either: a couple of tiny light blue pearls, and two shades of zig-zag cut blue background paper. 
And after all, even though it's rather unlikely that you'll find butterflies fluttering around in the cold part of the year, the chance of a winter baby is quite real and why not add a little seasonal touch to the welcome note?
As we're starting June though, it's all about announcing our current theme for the Fadengrafik Challenge. This month, we'll be looking forward to seeing your "baby" creations. Winter inspired or not, cards or ATG - make sure your projects includes some kind of paper embroidery and link it up for the chance of winning a cool prize again.
A little contribution to the June 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.

Lots of blue & white in spring, too. Of course, the apricot blossoms are long gone, and Mr. Bumblebee by now has plenty of choices on where to stick his nose into ;)

4 crafty chicks: ATG
- 613 avenue create: ATG with optional twist "mainly blue"
a bit more time to craft: ATG
as you like it: flora or fauna (fauna - while I do like floral papers and regularly use them for my backgrounds, I often feel like I need something more vivid for my centerpiece)
crafty cardmakers: things with wings
crafty catz: ATG
creative moments: ATG with optional twist "animals"
fabnfunky: for a child
inspiration destination: ATG
love to craft: ATG 
pennys papertake: ATG
through the craftroom door: ATG
wortartwednesday: ATG
worldwide open design team challenge: ATG


  1. A wonderful card with beautifully stitched butterflies. I think they blend in perfectly with the snowflakes. Thanks for joining us at Crafty Cardmakers for our Things With Wings challenge. Happy Crafting!
    Glenda DT

  2. Oh, I love your stitched butterflies! They're gorgeous!

    Thanks for joining us at Crafty Cardmakers!

  3. This is gorgeous - love those butterflies. That bumblebee certainly looks like he is having his fill of the nectar lol.

    Thanks for sharing it with us over at Creative Moments,

    Hugz Tinz

  4. Thanks for joining us at Penny’s Paper-Crafty Challenge blog. Very nice and Good luck!
    Bye, Groetjes van Ine (DT)

  5. Beautiful card....Thanks For joining us at Fab’n’funky:)
    Wendy xx

  6. Fabulous stitching and gorgeous colours. Thank you for joining in at As You Like It x

  7. Oh that is so beautiful. Lovely work. Looks great.
    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

  8. Thank you for sharing your pretty stitched card with us at Love To Craft; I like that you kept the embellishments to a minimum so that stitching really shines !

  9. A great card. Thank you for sharing at Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper. Rebecca x