30 July, 2021

I for insects

Could it be that we already have a new task over at the Alphabet challenge? We'd like to see insects on your projects this fortnight, so get creative with anything that crawls or flies! 
For my DT inspiration, I contemplating between stitching a dragonfly or using a bugaboo digi featuring ladybugs. In the end, I opted for the dragonfly even though I've created a similar card a couple of years ago. To make it a bit different, I picked blue yarns this time: two shades of blue for the insect, and a very light blue for the plant. 
My decision regarding colours wasn't all coincidental, because I had my mind set on this beautiful water-inspired background paper which I absolutely wanted to pair with my stitching. I thought that since water and dragonflies go so well together in nature, I should at least try to recreate this connection on my card, too. Did it turn out as planned? I certainly hope so. 
The shimmering yarns remind me of sunrays on the surface of the water, which matches the vibes of my creation. For a bit more bling, I added a couple of blue and white rhinestones, which give the impression of water droplets. 
And already, I'm leaving you to your own thoughts regarding our challenge theme. We have quite a few dragonflies on our DT creations, but I'll be happy to see any kind of insect and can't wait to see what you'll come up with. I'll even take mosquitos unless you plan to send me a real bloodsucker ;) 

A little contribution to the collection of hand-stitching at made with Blümchen.

krafty chicks: ATG
C.R.A.F.T.: summer
cardz4guyz: shades of blue
- crafters castle: summer/father's day
creative moments: ATG
cute card thursday: ATG with optional twist "critters"
do-all kreatives: summer
double D challenges: colours of summer
everybody art: summer
friendship challenge: squares
kreativtanten: holiday feeling
love to craft: ATG 


  1. Love the background you chose to showcase the beautiful stitched dragonfly

  2. This is very pretty. Gorgeous colour palette. Thank you so much for sharing your lovely creation with us at Sparkles Monthly Challenges.
    Cathy DT Member

  3. Gorgeous needle work on the dragonfly! Love the water background. Thanks for joining the Double D, "Colors of Summer" Challenge.

  4. wow - the card is wonderful. I love the colours and the embroidery so much.
    Thanks for joining us at Friendship Challenge.
    Good luck and best wishes!
    Ilse (thera)

  5. BEAUTIFULLY done! Thanks so much for joining in the fun at our Double D ‘Colors of Summer’ challenge! Good Luck and we hope you’ll come back often.
    DOUBLE D Challenge Blog
    Please stop in for a visit!

  6. So beautiful,gorgeous card..
    Thank you so much for joining in with us at 613 Avenue Create..hope you will play along again..

    Luv CHRISSYxx

  7. Lovely! So pretty!
    Thank you for sharing with Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge!
    DT for Patterned Paper Challenge
    Calling All Crafters! – My personal Blog!

  8. Gorgeous card Thank you for joining us at Creative Craft Cottage challenge good luck Ginny DT for Creative Craft Cottage
    My Blog As I do Rodos

  9. Thanks for joining the fun and playing along with our "shades of blue" challenge over at Cardz 4 Guyz!! I love dragonflies so your card really caught my eye!!

  10. Beautifully created! Thank you for joining our challenge at Double D!
    Diane DD DT {Nellies Nest}

  11. Nothing says summer like dragonflies! Beautiful blues and your stitching is gorgeous! Thanks so much for sharing with us at CRAFT Challenge! GDT Katrina

  12. Wow - that is stunning - stitching is something I've never tried and your dragon fly is amazing - thanks for sharing with us at 613 Avenue Create this month

  13. Wow this is stunning! I love the stitching. Thank you for sharing your beautiful creation at Do-Al(l) Kreatives and good luck! Valérie DT

  14. What a gorgeous card and stitching, I love that dragonfly! Thanks so much for joining us at Sparkles Monthly.
    Tammy x

  15. Hello,
    What a beautiful stitched card.
    I would like to thank you for sharing your card crafting skills with us at CRAFT challenge-theme being Summer. Https://trimmiescraftchallenge.blogspot.com
    I look forward to seeing many more of your challenges.
    With kind regards
    Sue CRAFT DT
    Blogspot handmadecardsbysb:wordpress.com

  16. Wow great work here. Thank you for sharing with us over here at World Wide Open Design Team Challenge and best of luck with your entry.

    Annette DT / Admin / Registered Owner for https://worldwideopendesignteamchallenge.blogspot.com/

  17. Oh wow! I love the stitching. Thanks for sharing with us at Double D Challenge Blog. We hope to see more of your creations.

  18. Beautiful card. Thank you for joining us at CRAFT Challenge. Greetings Sylvia Hoekman-DT.

  19. Wonderful card! Thanks for joining us at Penny's Paper challenges. Hugs Ela DT

  20. Oh this is so pretty! I love your stitching and that background paper was a perfect choice. Thanks for joining us in our ATG challenge at Krafty Chicks!

  21. This is just so pretty. I love it. Thanks for joining my challenge over at Cardz4guyz. Love Dawn x

  22. Wow, this really is fantastic and adorable. I love the colours. And you did a very pretty stiching. The dragonfly is done amazingly.
    Thank you for joining the EAC challenge.
    Hugs Uschi

  23. Gorgeous! Thank you for playing along at Creative Moments.

  24. Beautiful dragonfly, I love the color! Thank you for sharing with us over here at World Wide Open Design Team Challenge and best of luck with your entry.

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

  25. Your card is stunning. I love your watershimmer card. Your dragonfly with the gorgeous thread is marvellous. A true handicrafted card. So happy you shared with us at Cardz 4 Guyz. Take care. Caz. DT. x

  26. Beautiful 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