Sunday, 19 May 2019

Snowdrops

I'm home after a wonderful holiday in the Norwegian fjords.  I'll share a couple of photos at the bottom of this post.

A birthday card today for a friend who has well over 60 varieties of snowdrops.  Who would have thought that there are so many different ones!
I used a Altenew cross stitch die and found a snowdrop pattern online, which I altered slightly.  I used crochet cotton for cross stitching and edged the snowdrop petals with silver thread to add a little sparkle.  I made the navy blue frame with Sue Wilson 'Double Pierced Rectangle' dies.  The sentiment is a from the Stampin' Up 'Vertical Greetings' set of stamps, stamped with Versafine 'Majestic Blue'. 

I am joining in the following challenges:

....and now for a few photos taken in the stunning Norwegian fjords last week.







Norwegian trolls were everywhere!








39 comments:

  1. Glad you enjoyed your holiday Liz, the photos are fabulous such stunning scenery!
    Beautiful card, perfect cross stitching, lovely design...I love snowdrops!
    xx

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  2. Lovely photos of Norway. Your cross-stitch card is beautiful - such a fresh look.

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  3. What a pretty snowdrop cross stitch design Liz and the navy blue stitched rectangle die cut frames it beautifully. Glad you had a great holiday in the Norwegian Fjords and looks like the weather was good too. x

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    1. It was unusually cold for the time of year, but the bonus was the recent snowfall which settled on the top of the mountains. x

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  4. That's a gorgeous card...love the cross stitching. I love how you framed it too. Your vacation looks amazing!

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  5. A beautiful card Liz and I'm sure your friend will love it. Fabulous photos too - we're planning a trip to the fjords in a couple of years when Steve retires.
    Kath x

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    1. We had an amazing time, such a beautiful part of the world. I'm sure you'll love it. xx

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  6. beautiful holiday pics Liz, the scenery is stunning, your snowdrop card is a beauty, love the touch of silver

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  7. Amazing cross stitched card!!! You are so talented! Wonderful Norvegian photos too!!!

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  8. Wow! Beautiful! Thank you for sharing with us at The Sisterhood of Crafters.

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  9. Such a personal and beautiful work of art on making the snowdrop card. WOW. And I loved the photos of the fjords. So glad you joined us at Die Cut Divas.

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  10. Gorgeous flowers, lovely birthday card.
    Thank you for sharing at Allsorts;-))m

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  11. Love your snowdrops ad thanks for taking us to the fjords...super photos.

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  12. What a wonderful card! Love the cross-stitch! Thank you for playing with us at Hand Stamped Sentiments Challenge and hope you join us again.

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  13. It's amazing there can be so many varieties of Snowdrops and yours are beautifully crafted, it's lovely to see you at Allsorts 10th Birthday celebrations, thanks so much for joining in the fun.

    Great photos as well, we cruised there a few years ago and the scenery is beautiful. We were surprised when we sailed into Montenegro as the scenery there is very similar with scenic fjords.

    B x

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  14. I'm loving the way you combine cross stitch with papercraft, it makes really special and personal cards. Your holiday photos look amazing, that's somewhere I would really love to visit.

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  15. A beautiful card Liz, such a pretty cross stitch image and the navy border complements it so well.
    Great photographs, wonderful scenery.
    Pauline - Crafting with Cotnob
    x

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  16. Such a beautiful card Liz and no I would not have believed there were so many different snowdrops. Gorgeous photos of the Fjords, we were there about 5 years ago and we're going again in November. Hopefully to see the Northern Lights.

    Sue xx

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  17. Such a beautiful card Liz and your cross-stitched snowdrop looks amazing. Super holiday photos xx

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  18. Gorgeous snowdrop card Liz, love the cross-stitch. Great photos of the fjords. We loved the cruise we took there six years ago, the scenery is breathtaking.
    Janice x

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  19. What a lovely vacation. Your pictures are absolutely beautiful. You'll have to explain the trolls. Is that a local thing?

    Lovely card, too. 

[Bunny]

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    1. "A troll is a class of being in Norse mythology and Scandinavian folklore. In Old Norse sources, beings described as trolls dwell in isolated rocks, mountains, or caves, live together in small family units, and are rarely helpful to human beings." Have you read the story The Three Billy Goats Gruff? There is a troll in the story who lives under the bridge. xx

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  20. Wow, beautiful cross-stitching. I had no idea there were 60 types of snowdrops! Super card, she'll love it! Your trip looks amazing - stunning photos.

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  21. What a wonderful card for your friend. She is going to be thrilled with it. Your cross stitch is so beautiful. These are breath taking photos. That looks like a fantastic trip. I'm so happy your shared them.

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  22. Many thanks for the info on Snowdrops Liz, I had no idea that there are so many varieties. Your card is absolutely beautiful and I can only begin to imagine how much work has gone into it. Years ago when I still had my Mum, I made her a tiny cross stitched card and it took me absolutely ages to finish it. It was a great relief to me when she left it out on display. I might have been devastated if it had ended up in a drawer! Your photos are stunning too. Norway looks to be such a beautiful place x

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  23. Beautiful card design. Thanks for sharing your vacation too.

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  24. This is gorgeous, love the very cute design and lovely colours. LOVE those interesting photos Liz.xxxx

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  25. Looks like you have seen some beautiful places!
    And I love crosstiching and snowdrops...so I think your card is a 'beauty'! Hugs, Gerrina

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  26. WOW! your snowdrop card is gorgeous, your work is so VERY neat. I know your friend will love it. Gorgeous photos AND looks like you had good weather too.
    Faith x

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  27. Beautiful card and love the photo`s Liz, we always wanted to visit that part, doubt we will now, having another dog.
    Pam x

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  28. Wonderful card and beautiful pictures. I so wish I could visit Norway. My grandpa was born there.

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  29. Such wonderful memories from Norway and what wonderful memories to last a lifetime x What a stunning and creative card Liz and I had no idea that there where so many species .

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  30. Amazing photo's Liz, we were there 3 years ago..love your stitched snowdrop card

    Anne

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  31. Oh Liz this card is AMAZING! Thanks for sharing the wonderful photos too! I love visiting far away places through others travels! Awesome trip! Thanks so much for joining us at The Sisterhood’s ‘Flowers’ challenge. Please come back again soon and Good Luck!
    Darlene
    one of the 'Sistahs'
    The Sisterhood of Crafters
    DAR’S CRAFTY CREATIONS Please come for a visit!

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  32. Gorgeous stitching & card, Liz! I haven't figured out how to find patterns to fit the Altenew die & I'm not great at altering. Your friend will love this! That looks like a vacation we would enjoy, but don't see us going that far from home. Thanks for sharing the pictures!

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  33. Lovely card and inspiring pictures. Thank you so much for entering our Birthday challenge at Allsorts!

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  34. Thanks for sharing your fantastic project with us in the Happy Little Stampers May "Anything Goes With Dies" challenge and we hope to see you again next month!
    Hugs,
    Leslie, HLS Dies Team
    Love To Scrap 2

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  35. Another beautiful make Liz, Thanks for joining me over at Tales From The Craft Room.
    Fabulous photos too....looks like an amazing place to visit.
    Jo x

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