01 September, 2018

Birthday note

Is it time for autumn yet? 
The hot summer has certainly come to an end, and so did the adventures it has brought. Before I get busy again, I'd like to begin the new month with a new Fadengrafik Challenge, and as we have a "Birthday" theme for September, I have created this simple male birthday card.
The card iteslf may remind you of a very similar design I've created a couple of years ago for a friend, and to be perfectly honest I've created it for my exhibition a while ago. 
However, as I needed simple flat cards back then, I decided not to add any 3D details on my project. Also, as I had no particular recipient in mind I thought it would be better to leave the card as it is and maybe add a name/age/sentiment later if needed. And I guess due to this lack of an additional *something* the card always looked somewhat unfinished to me. 
Recently, I finally decided to paint the stitched motif with coloured pencils. The addition of colour certainly makes the whole thing look better, but I still might want to go for a little note on the empty space once the card is ready for delivery.
A little contribution to the September 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.

4 crafty chicks: ATG
a bit more time to craft: ATG
crafty sentiments: ATG
creative moments: ATG
friendship challenge: ATG
fussy and fancy: ATG
love to craft: ATG 
modsquad: ATG
pennys papertake: ATG
through the craftroom door: ATG
wortartwednesday: ATG


  1. Beautiful stitching on your pretty card, thanks for sharing with us at Love To Craft

  2. Super cute!!! Thank you for joining us at 4CC, good luck!!! Amy DT

  3. Wonderful stitched card and I love that you have colored up the rose. 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.
    Annemi {My Blog}
    Through The Craft Room Door

  4. Nice use of a few well placed textures, especially the golden edging and embossed item. Thanks for joining us at Penny's Paper Crafting Challenge this week. DT Kathy [myasperations.blogspot.com]

  5. Very stylish, that embossing looks fantastic with the clean look and style of your card. thanks for joining us at Fussy & Fancy Friday this time
    Andrea x

  6. Lovely card and papers
    Thanks for joining us at Crafty Hazelnut's Pattern Paper challenge
    Julie T

  7. Lots of different elements to this clean look card. Thanks for taking part in the "Love to craft" #26 challenge. DT Sam x