01 December, 2018

Christmas greenery

Another post from me today, and it's a seasonally themed this time. As the Fadengrafik Challenge of December is looking for Christmas/New Year creations, I thought I'd use one of my leftover stitched ornaments. I have a couple of them in my stash and don't quite know what to do with them, but I'll use them one after another somehow. 
Theses red swirls with white pearls seem to fit the holiday spirit, and so I decided to look through my paper stash and see what I could find. In the end, I picked a poinsettia background that would complement the stitching, and - most importantly - would not require additional embellishments since they'd probably interfer with the stitching. 
I don't quite like the shimmering, plastic look of the surface, but I tried to neutralize it with a simple kraft card base. 
To finish it off, I decided to use a Christmas sentiment from my stash on the back side of the card.
A little contribution to the December 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
613 avenue create: ATG with optional twist "Christmas/winter"
a bit more time to craft: ATG
cardmania: Christmas
crafty calendar: Christmas time
crafty catz: ATG
craftyhazelnutschristmaschallenge: ATG as long as it's Christmas
creative moments: ATG
- do-all kreatives: Christmas/New Year
bawion: advent
friendship challenge: ATG
fussy and fancy: winter/Christmas
little red wagon: leftovers (stitched ornament)
love to craft: ATG 
love to scrap: season's greetings
pennys papertake: ATG
through the craftroom door: ATG
wortartwednesday: ATG
worldwide open design team challenge: ATG

For the real-life Christmas greenery, I'll just borrow mom's recent creations: a couple of silverfir branches, rosehip, berberis and a couple of pines that are leftovers from All Saints' wreaths. One in a vase, and one in an altered All Saints' arrangement box.
A contribution to the Friday Flowerday at Holunderbluetchen.


  1. What a beautiful pattern in the centre you have created and your finished project is lovely. 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

  2. Beautiful it's gorgeous and thanks for sharing with us at Crafty Calendar Challenge hugs Sue x


  3. deine drei Karte sieht wunderschön aus. Auch deine Bilder von der Adventsdeko gefallen mir. Vielen Dank für die Teilnahme an der Friendship Challenge. Ich wünsche dir einen schönen 1. Advent. Liebe Grüße Silvi

  4. Delightful make with just the right combination of colours and patterns, thank you for sharing it with us over at the Love To Craft Challenge Blog.

    Love your Christmas decoration too

    DT @ LTCCB

  5. Das ist ein zauberhaftes Adventsgesteck.

    Gruß BAstelfeti

  6. Wonderful chriustmas card with great paper. Thanks for joining us at CHNC Patterned Paper Challenge this month.

  7. What a beautiful idea, to use stitching with pearls on paper! I like your card very much - and thank you for linking at my linkparty!

  8. Another gorgeous creation! The stitching seems like such tedious work, but such a stunning outcome. Love your multicolored tree and the non-traditional colors you chose. Thanks so much for sharing again with us at Little Red Wagon!

  9. What an amazing done... Great stitching!!!

    Thanks for playing along with our Do-Al(l) Kreatives Challenge and good luck!

    Hugs and please come back soon!
    Kleido’s BastelStüble
    *Owner* Do-Al(l) Kreatives
    *DT* Die Traumfabrik
    *GDT* Die Kreativtanten

  10. I love this one. This is cute. Thanks for joining us at Crafty Hazelnut Christmas Challenge

    DT Crafty Hazelnut Christmas Challenge


  11. You choose an easy layout for your card! It works perfect!
    Thanks for playing along with us at our present challenge at Do-Al(l) Kreatives and good luck. Hope you will join us next month again.

    Crafty greetings

    *DT + Admin* Do-Al(l) Kreatives {#24 –Christmas or New year}
    *DT* Kreativ-Tanten Challenge {#24 – Christmas tree}
    *DT* Craft Rocket Challenges {on break till January 2019 }
    Alex' Kreative Seite

  12. A beautiful stitched design. Thank you for taking part in the "Love To Craft Challenge" for December. DT Sam x

  13. Beautiful and unique card. Love it. Thank you for sharing with us over here at World Wide Open Design Team Challenge and best of luck with your entry.

    Gale DT for  http://worldwideopendesignteamchallenge.blogspot.com.au/

  14. Very very nice.
    Thanks for joining us at the DAK Challenge.
    Greetings Andrea

  15. Deine Karten sehen klasse aus
    Danke für deine Teilnahme bei der Friendship Challenge.
    LG Anja