07 June, 2018

Christmas in turquoise

Yet another of those "I need this" buys every crafter knows. This time, I returned from the crafting store with this beautiful turquoise & black background paper (and as they happened to have it in pink & black, too, you can probably guess that I needed that one as well). 
Even though the paper itself might not be the most Christmas-themed thing you've ever seen, I decided to use it for a Christmas card. Or rather, to combine it with a stitching pattern that reminds me of Christmas.
Of course, it could be seen as a floral ornament as well, but with this particular colour combination, the shimmering yarns and the star-shaped gemstones I used, it looks like a snowflake or an ice crystal to me
And despite all the bling, it still looks like a guy's card to me, which is good for two reasons: not only it is never too early to make a Christmas card (or two), but also, I usually find it a bit difficult to come up with Christmas cards for guys - simple, elegant Christmas cards without this overload of cuteness that usually comes with the winter holidays. 
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.


challenges: 
- 613 avenue create: ATG
a bit more time to craft: ATG
Christmas cards all year round: non-traditional Christmas colours
crafty catz: ATG
crafty sentiments: strass/pearls
craftyhazelnutschristmaschallenge: ATG as long as it's Christmas
craftyhazelnutschristmaschallenge2: ATG as long as it's Christmas
craftyhazelnutspatternedpaper
create and inspire: ATG
creative moments: ATG
bawion: ATG
inspiration destination: ATG
love to craft: ATG 
12 months of Christmas: optional theme "masculine"
through the craftroom door: ATG
unicorn challengeblog: masculine
wortartwednesday: ATG
worldwide open design team challenge: ATG

12 comments:

  1. This looks amazing! I love all those pretty stitches and the colour combo is beautiful, great choice for Christmas.
    Thank you for playing along with us at CRAFTY CATZ. Best of luck! Nick

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  2. Great paper but love all the beautiful stitching----Thank you for joining us at Create and Inspire
    Carol DT x

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  3. A fabulous card and beautiful stitched detail. Thank you for sharing with us at Christmas Crafts All Year Round.
    Kath x

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  4. This is so beautiful. 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

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  5. Wonderful. Thanks for joining us at BAWION

    Hugs Heidi

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  6. Thanks for entering your lovely crafting for CHNC challenge 388 and my Patterned Paper June challenge - hope to see you again soon x

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  7. Such a beautiful neat card, love the stitching. Thank you so much for joining us in our ATG challenge at Through The Craft Room Door this week. Looking forward to see you again next challenge.

    Faith TTCRD DT
    Daffodil Cards {My Blog}

    Through The Craft Room Door
    ttcrd.blogspot.com

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  8. So beautiful!!! Its very elegant!!!!
    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.
    HUGS Cicci
    TTCRD DT
    Cicci With the Pen {welcome to visit and follow my blog}

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  9. Awsome card! Thank You for plaing with us at Creative Moments Challange. DT Ella.

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  10. Nice project!
    Thank you for sharing with us over here at World Wide Open Design Team Challenge and best of luck with your entry.

    Ewa DT for  World Wide Open Design Team Challenge

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

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  12. Super cute!!! Thank you for joining us at CCAYR, good luck!!! Amy DT

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