29 June, 2019

Little reindeer

Just a short post today to introduce July's Fadengrafik Challenge that says "Christmas in Summer". We'll be looking for Christmas-related creations this month, and you're invited to link up anything you wish as long as it has some kind of paper embroidery on it.
I for my part decided to make a simple Christmas card featuring a cute little Bugaboo reindeer, as well as a border stitched with silver and red yarn.
For the digi, I used colouring pencils in traditional Christmas colours. Once I was done with the motif, I decided to make the scene a little more vivid by using some colour on the background, too - namely, blending the background in a light blue shade. 
Before the colouring though, I created the second motif on the card, a simple stitched ornament in silver and red. When it was done, I glued it onto a strip of black background paper - not quite the festive colour of choice when one thinks of Christmas, but I thought it's a pick that wouldn't draw the attention away from digi and the stitching. 
The pattern itself is meant to resemble a Christmas garland, and upon a close look, one might or might not see that the red "light bulbs" are stitched with two different shades of red. 
Since the reindeer digi comes in a way as if the cutie was peeking from behind the corner, I decided to place the stitched piece of paper right where some sort of wall is implied in the image. 
For the background, I've chosen to go with a light bark-like background from a set of winter/Christmas paper. 
It was actually the very first thing I picked for my card after I've decided to work with the reindeer digi, even before choosing the colours, the stitching pattern, and yarns. It just seemed to work well with the image itself - a neutral paper in the back that would be able to match both of the centerpieces, while considering the fact that the stitching would be placed quite offside by the edge of the card.
No snowflakes in sight yet...
... except in the form of a winter-memory from Erlangen.
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.

613 avenue create: ATG
gem of a challenge: ATG
Christmas crafts all year round: garlands/leaves/flowers
crafting with an attitude: ATG
crafty catz: ATG
crafty sentiments: ATG
craftyhazelnutschristmaschallenge: ATG as long as it's Christmas
creative moments: ATG
friendship challenge: ATG
love to craft: ATG 
love to scrap: ATG
pennys papertake: ATG
12 months of Christmas: ATG
through the craftroom door: ATG
wortartwednesday: ATG
worldwide open design team challenge: ATG


  1. Thankyou for sharing your gorgeous card with us at CraftyCatz this week.x

  2. The little reindeer looks great. That´s a funny card and I like the embroidery. Thanks for joining us at Friendship Challenge. Good luck and best wishes!
    Ilse (thera)

  3. Your card is very cute, and I love how you worked with that Bugaboo image! Thanks for joining us at CCAYR, and good luck! :)

    ~Marie B -DT

  4. Really cute reindeer and love the stitched border.Thank you for joining us at Love To Scrap
    Carol DT x

  5. Hi just popping back to say-Thank you for joining us at Love To Craft too
    Carol DT x

  6. gorgeous border. you have started on your christmas cards, that should give me a kick in the right direction. thank you for sharing it with us at TTCRD and good luck, Theresa xx

  7. Fantastic Christmas card! Stunning! Combining the embroidery with the whimsical deer is such a festive mix! Thanks for sharing at PPCC's #436th challenge week! Becca/DT

  8. I love this card! Such a cute design. I'm so impressed by the stitching! Beautiful colouring, too. Also, love all the details in the post!
    Thanks for sharing with us at Penny's, and good luck with your entry! :)

  9. Fantastic card creation, super cute image!
    Thanks for sharing your creation with us at 613 Avenue Create….. Good Luck!
    DT Shell

  10. Fab Christmas card! So glad you have shared this with us at 613 Avenue Create. Please come back again! The best of luck with your entry. Jackie, DT member at 613 xx

  11. Very cute card - love the stitched panel.

    Thanks for joining us at Craftyhazelnut's Christmas Challenge.

    Helen x

  12. Such a pretty card. Thank you for sharing with us over here at World Wide Open Design Team Challenge and best of luck with your entry.

    Wendy DT Member for https://worldwideopendesignteamchallenge.blogspot.com/

  13. So cute!! Thanks so much for participating in our CHRISTMAS CRAFTS ALL YEAR ‘ROUND challenge. Hope you participate in our next challenge!! Have a happy crafty day!!!
    Deanne at A Little Bit O’ Paper

  14. Super stitched border and a cute image!
    Thanks for sharing with 12 Months of Christmas Link Up!


    DT for The 12 Months of Christmas Link Up!
    Calling All Crafters! – My personal Blog!

  15. Adorable creation! Thank you for sharing with us over at World Wide Open Design Team Challenge and best of luck with your entry.
    ~ Sherry DT/Admin xx