17 December, 2021


I'm late with my DT project for the Alphabet challenge, so I'll come straight to the point. Our theme this fortnight is "Silver", meaning we'd like to see shimmer and bling on your entries. 
Since I was having time issues, I decided to recycle an old Halloween card. There was nothing wrong with it as such, but I don't really make spooky cards nor do I have use for them. I created this one to feature this super cute image, and that was that. Since I didn't want the card to go to waste, I removed the Halloween scene a while ago. The centerless card landed on my pile of to-be-finished products, but I never had a break-through idea on what to do with it. 
As seen in the pictures, the card is build around a swirly circle which I stitched with silver yarn. Once the sewing was done, I decorated it with tiny white pearls. To match the silver swirls, I used a background paper from one of my Christmas collections. Since the card was originally made as a Halloween project, I added a black cardboard to enhance the stitched pattern, and I think that was the part that bothered me most every time I tried to re-use the card base. With the addition of black, I contemplated creating a sympathy card, but I couldn't come up with anything that would fit in the rather small circle. 
In the end, I fussy cut a Christmas scene. In a fun coincidence, the image fits almost perfectly into the stitched border. I palced it directly on the card and enhanced it with a strip of white pearls, making it look like a Christmas ornament. 
Matching the swirls on my card: swirly decorations around Ljubljana
613 avenue create: ATG with optional twist "any holiday" 
a bit more time to craft: ATG
C.R.A.F.T.: Christmas
craft-alnica: ATG festive
creative crafty uncles: Christmas/Happy new year
creative inspirations: Christmas time
creative moments: ATG
everybody art: Christmas
friendship challenge: Christmas
little red wagon: Christmas
love to craft: ATG 
morgans artworld: ATG
pennys papertake: ATG
scrapping4fun: Christmas/winter
sparklesmonthlychallenges: vintage Christmas
12 months of Christmas: optional theme "ATG Christmas"
vesela hiska: gold & silver as sparkle


  1. wow - the card is wonderful and very elegant.
    I love the embroidery so much.
    Thanks for playing along with us at Friendship Challenge.
    Good luck and happy crafting!
    Ilse (thera)

  2. Beautiful work, as always!

    Thanks so much for dropping this wonderful project into our mailbox at 613 Avenue Create!
    Chana Malkah,
    A Place To Start, Owner
    613 Avenue Create, Owner
    Redora Lee Designs , My Blog
    Shopping Our Stash, DT
    The Color of Cards, Owner

  3. Uau, čudovita je! Šivanje pa... Kapo dol! Jaz bi pri četrtem vbodu že obupala;)

  4. Wow, it really seemed to be a card with some obstacles. The result is gorgeous. I love the stitchery und this circle framed with pearls. And I guess the picture in the centre is a very nice one. It is really well done for your card.
    Thank you very much for joining the EAC challenge.
    Hugs Uschi

  5. So beautiful and elegant! Thank you so much for entering our challenge at Crafter's Castle this month....good luck :)
    Hugs... Janie
    Crafter's Castle

  6. Čudovita je. Hvala, da si se pridružila našemu izzivu v Veseli hiški. Valerja DT

  7. Love that Veronika! Your Christmas image works so well with the silver patterned paper. Wishing you a happy & peaceful Christmas xx

  8. Beautiful card,love the stiching detail. Thanks for joining TTCRD and 613 Avenue Create. Anesha

  9. Zelo lepa voščilnica, hvala ker sodeluješ pri CRAFT-alnici

  10. Gorgeous card! The pearl frame adds such an elegant touch!

    Thanks for joining us at Little Red Wagon this week!

    Small Bits of Paper

  11. Beautiful card, love the elegant look.
    Thanks for joining us at Craftyhazelnuts patterned paper challenge blog.
    Happy crafting!
    Catherine x DT

  12. Beautiful and Elegant card!
    Wishing you a Blessed Christmas and a Happy, Healthy, and creative 2022.
    Rachelle DT

  13. Repurposing that Halloween card was magic. Your card is absolutely beautiful. So glad you joined us over at Morgan's ArtWorld. We hope to see you again.
    ~ Arlene CT

  14. Beautiful card. Thank you for sharing with us over at Morgan's ArtWorld. We hope to see you again.
    ~ Wendy CT

  15. This is so pretty and what a lovely design too. Nice work.
    Thank you for sharing in our challenge at Classic Design Challenge we really appreciate you joining in.

    Annette DT

  16. Absolutely gorgeous work.
    Thank you for sharing with us over at Morgan's ArtWorld. We hope to see you again.
    ~ Annette CT -

  17. This is just so beautiful. Nice work. 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/

  18. Absolutely stunning!
    Thank you so much for entering our challenge this week at CRAFT Challenge, looking forward to see you again next challenge.
    Hugs Sheryl xx CRAFT DT

  19. Beautiful card!! Thanks so much for participating in my PINSPIRATIONAL challenge!!! Can’t wait to see you participate again in our next challenge!! Have a happy crafting day!! Stay safe and healthy!!
    *Have a Great Holiday and Best Wishes in 2022!!
    Deanne at A Little Bit O’ Paper

  20. Very elegant card. Love the stitching!
    Thanks for playing along with us at our present challenge at Creative Crafting Uncles and good luck. Hope you will join us next challenge again.

    Crafty greetings

    *Owner* Creative Crafting Uncles
    *DT + Admin* Do-Al(l) Kreatives
    *DT* Kreativ-Tanten Challenge
    Alex' Kreative Seite

  21. 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

  22. Beautiful card. Stunning design, image and so awesome on the details. Love it. Thanks for sharing over at Crafty Gals Corner.

  23. Čudovito praznično voščilnico si naredila :-)) Vesela sem, da ustvarjaš z nami v CRAFT-alnici ❤️

  24. Zelo lepa praznična voščilnica. Hvala za družbo v Craft-alnici Lp Goga

  25. Wow! Tole je resnično prava ročno ustvarjena voščilnica. Čudovita ideja in lepo natančno ozdelana. Hvala za obisk v Veseli hiški. Objem, Veana R.DT