29 August, 2018

Holly girl

After ages of neglecting my paper stash, I finally digged out those paterned papers, card bases, and crafting accessories. And since I haven't joined any craft-alnica challenge in a while, I thought I'd let the current sketch inspire me. 
I had a couple of different ideas on my mind, however, I decided to go for a Christmas card this time. Because onde can never be too early when it comes to prepare Christmas stash. And mainly, because I stumbled upon this vintage paper cut-out when I was actually trying to clean up one of my drawers.
Matching the holly in the girl's hair, I picked a holly-themed backgound paper with snow roses. However, as I didn't want the entire background to be super colourful, I left two of the squares blank. My initial thought was to stitch a little holly ornament on the white squares, but in the end, I thought it would still be a bit too much of everything. 
Instead, I decided to take a white texture paper and only add three golden star stickers in each corner to match the sketch. To make sure the white paper pops out from the white cardbase, I placed an additional layer of dark green cardboard on the card itself before arranging the paper pieces. 
For the base of the central motif, I used a chipboard ornament which I decorated with two rows of tiny white pearls. After placing the picture in the right position, I added another golden sticker to create a shimmering border.
A little contribution to the August collection of Create in Austria - artwork created by Austrians and/or in Austria.

And even though we're currently having wonderful late summer days, the Christmas markets will be back in Ljubljana in virtually no time...
... alongside with a beautifully set up nativity scene at the Franciscan church of the Annunciation just off Prešeren square

4 crafty chicks: ATG
- 613 avenue create: ATG
a bit more time to craft: ATG
craft-alnica: sketch
crafty sentiments: ATG
craftyhazelnutschristmaschallenge: ATG as long as it's Christmas
creative inspirations: holidays
creative moments: ATG
friendship challenge: ATG
fussy and fancy: ATG
love to craft: ATG 
moving along with the times: texture (texture paper)
my time to craft: Christmas in August
pile it on: old stash (vintage cut-out)
scrapping4fun: ATG
12 months of Christmas: optional theme "greenery"
through the craftroom door: ATG
wortartwednesday: ATG
worldwide open design team challenge: ATG


  1. Hi,
    Oh my word I love this card that image is so lovely and vintage looking mounted on that gorgeous texture frame.
    Love the idea of the 4 box design.
    Do you now you can enter the Rudolf Challenge with this it starts on the 25th of each month and ends on the last day of the month over at
    Thank you also for joining the MAWTT Challenge with this.
    Lots of crafty love. Jenny L. DT

  2. So beautiful, and a wonderful image, thanks for joining us at MAWTT, xxx

  3. Hallo liebe Cheiro,
    eine wunderschöne Karte hast du gestaltet. Sie gefällt mir sehr gut. Vielen Dank für die Teilnahme an der Friendship Challenge. Liebe Grüße Silvi

  4. Very pretty card! Thank you so much for joining us at 4 Crafty Chicks this week xoxoxo

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  6. What a fab vintage style Christmas card. Thank you for taking part in the "My Time To Craft" #378 challenge. Sam x

  7. Sweet vintage Christmas card. Thanks for joining us at the CHNC Christmas Weekly this week for our "Anything Goes, include a Reindeer"Challenge.

  8. Čudovita voščilnica. Uravnotežena kombinacija belega in bogato potiskanega papirja jo naredi tako zelo nenavadno! Hvala, ker sodeluješ v CRAFT-alnici

  9. wow it is christmas already. very festive card. Good luck to you.Thanks for playing along with us at Scrapping 4 Fun Challenge.Hope to see you again
    Shylaa DT@S4F

  10. Gorgeous Christmas card and lovely pictures
    Thank you for your entry at Scrapping4funChallenges
    Rachelle DT

  11. Absolutely 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

  12. Lovely vintage project. Thank you for sharing with us here at World Wide Open Design Team Challenge and good luck with your entry. Wendy DT for  http://worldwideopendesignteamchallenge.blogspot.com.au/

  13. I love everything about this vintage holly card - it is stunning. Thanks so much for joining us this time at the Pile it On challenge, Elizabeth (DT)

  14. Love your card. Thank you very much for joining us at Craftyhazelnut's Patterned Paper challenge.
    Hugs, Iwona

  15. Beautiful vintage creation. Thanks for joining us at Fussy and Fancy Friday. Pat K xx

  16. Thank you for sharing your lovely Christmas card with us at Through The Craft Room Door; nice sketch and combination of papers

  17. I used this beautiful image many years ago and was asked if it was me as a child? LOL. I love how you have shown her off, the "simple" adornment of your card is perfect for her. I also love your photos, you have a lot to look forward too this Christmas. 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

  18. Krasno si sledila naši skici in naredila lepo praznično voščilnico :-)) Vesela sem, ker ustvarjaš z nami v izzivu CRAFT-alnice … Srečno!

  19. A beautiful card - leaving the two squares blank with the little stars looks great.

    Thanks for joining us at My Time to Craft.

    Helen x

  20. Čudovita vintage praznična voščilnica, motiv in papir z telohi in bodiko si krasno uskladila in za to uporabila še našo skico.
    Hvala, da si se nam pridružila v Craft-alnici. Lp Lili

  21. Lovely work. Thank you for joining the challenge at the 12 months of Christmas and A Bit More Time to Craft. Hope to see you again next time.