09 April, 2021


It sounds like a cliche, but boy does time fly! We've barely finished the "Z" task over at the Alphabet challenge, and already we start all over again with the letter "A", meaning we'd like to see your "anniversary" themed creations this fortnight. 
For my DT inspiration, I contemplated the usual anniversary things like hearts and swans and rings, or silver/gold for certain jubilees, but I have no specific events coming up anywhere near me, so I decided to create a rather generic love/anniversary card. 
And for this occasion, I'd like to introduce the newest addition to my stash: a cute little gnome I've received from SheepSkiDesigns just last week. The forget-me-not indicates rememberance, and seemed suitable for the challenge theme (I hope!).
After settling for the motif, I went through my stash looking for a suitable cardbase and background paper. I opted for a red tri-fold card, which results in a design that might remind you of my recent Easter card. Still, I tried to create something that wouldn't be  the exact copy of the bunny project. 
The digi itself is coloured with coloured pencils as usual. However, I only painted it after I've picked everything else for the card - a rather unusual sequence of events as I'll normally finish the main motif first, and only later search my stash for things that might go with it. 
The heart-themed pattern in the background seemed a nice addition to the red card base, and the love theme in general. However, I can't help thinking it distracts the attention from the main motif. Maybe I should stick to the "motif first" thing in future?
In the end, I lined the image with a silver sticker, but it just didn't seem to work for me. After sleeping it over, I replaced the border with a string of tiny white pearls, which seem to fit much better with the overall design. Also, I decided to add a sentiment which could be translated with something along the lines of "still forever". 


  1. Joj, kako je luškan. Všeč so mi dodane perlice, napis je pa vsekakor top. Čudovito! Hvala ker sodeluješ pri 613 Avenue Create. Vesna

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  3. What's not to love about a sweet gnome card?
    So glad you have shared this with us at 613 Avenue Create.
    Please come back again!
    The best of luck with your entry.
    Stay safe and well.
    Jackie, DT member at 613 xx

  4. Cute and fabulous card!
    Thank you for sharing at Allsorts, welcome again;-))m

  5. What a cute gnome card! I love the heart pattern background and the framing layers you added! This is so pretty! Have a great weekend!
    Rachelle : )

  6. Brilliant take on the Challenge, what's not to love about your adorable gnome. Love your paper and layout too

  7. Wonderful! I love the gnome, it´s so cute.
    Thanks for sharing at Friendship Challenge.
    Good luck and happy crafting!
    Ilse (thera)

  8. Lepa voščilica. Všeč mi je, da ste palčku v roke dali spominčice. Hvala za sodelovanje pri Craft-alnici, kjer sem gostja izziva. Lp, Erika

  9. Wonderful card. Thanks for playing at CRAFT-alnica

  10. what a cute card and image thanks for sharing in our Crafty catz challenge #546- Anything Goes - DT/ GDT Call

  11. So cute. Fun image and great design. So glad you shared over at Crafty Catz, Crafty Sentiments.

  12. Cute card, I love your digi. Thank you for sharing with us over at Morgan's ArtWorld. Love to see you join in each month.
    ~ Danka CT -

  13. 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/

  14. This is so beautiful. Nice work.
    Thank you for sharing with us over at Morgan's ArtWorld. We hope to see you again.
    ~ Annette CT -

  15. Oh this is so cute! I love the pearly border!
    Thanks for sharing with us at Penny's and good luck with your entry! :)
    ~ DT Saphron
    Lemon Biscuit

  16. Das Motiv ist süß. Eine tolle Karte!! Vielen Dank für deine Teilnahme bei den Friendships.

    LG Heike

  17. Beautiful designed creative project. Love your images and colours used.
    Thank you for sharing with us over at Morgans Art World Challenges Love to see you join in each month.
    ~ Annie CT -
    https://thejourneyisthestarthere.blogspot.com/{My Blog}

  18. Beautiful card, love the gnome and heart paper.
    Thank you for your entry at Scrapping4funChallenges.
    Rachelle DT

  19. Čudovita voščilnica. Hvala, da si se nam pridružila v Craft-alnici. Lp Goga

  20. Krasna voščilnica in lepo dodan napis :-))
    Vesela sem, da ustvarjaš z nami v CRAFT-alnici ❤️

  21. Beautiful creation! Thank you for sharing with us over at Morgan's ArtWorld. We hope to see you again.
    ~ Sherry CT/Admin/Coordinator xx

  22. Lovely! Thank you for sharing with us your patterned papers at Crafty Hazel Nut's Patterned Paper Monthly Challenge - Myrna DT

  23. Beautiful project - thanks for sharing it with us at the Love to Craft Challenge.

    Helen x