27 August, 2021


First things first, I thought it would be worse. 
We'd like you to feature kindness on your crafting projects over at the Alphabet challenge, which means exactly that: use the word "kindness" in whatever you show us. 
Not being from an English speaking country, I'll use English phrases on my cards every now and then, but they'll be something universal like "Happy birthday", "Thanks", or "Congrats". I'll sometimes use a quote, too, but I'll need to make sure the recipient has enough English skills to understand the message behind the text, and not be offended by the use of a foreign language. If thats not the case, I'd find English on my projects rather... Strange? Unusual? Inappropriate?

But here we are, looking for the exact word to be used. Since a single noun without context would be a bit weird, I had to come up with something else. I didn't want to go with the standard "Thanks for your kindness" - in part, because some other DT members have already done it, but mainly it would be weird to give thanks in English instead of using the familiar "Hvala". 
I decided to look for quotes that include "kindness", and found quite a few I could use. For each contender, I had a quick brainstorm on what kind of card would go with it. In the end, I picked this very simple wisdom of Dalai Lama. My decision was based mostly on my idea of a very CAS card (mainly due to time issues that come with with last-minute crafting). However, I also like how the saying implies that no matter what you believe in, we're all here to be kind to one another. 

The image of Buddha comes from an old magazine, I cut it out back then thinking it might come handy some day. With the serene quote  picked for my card, I now picked the image from my stash, fully prepared to do some arrangements in order to make both fit to the card base and to each other. Imagine my surprise when I realized it fits the card base just as it was! No re-cutting or measuring, just glue and go. 
Of course, I'd have to print the matching quote first and cut it to the right size, but that was about all the work I had with my creation. I also decided to go against my habit of adding a layer of coloured background paper. That way, the text seems as if the text was printed directly onto the card. 
Going very CAS this time, I even restrained myself from using pearls :)
I'm not sure whether I've hit the right note as the card looks a bit plain, but I figured I'd leave it like that for now. On the one hand, I can still add pearls later if needed, but on the other hand I think I might just go with a very simple card that matches the "very simple" part of the quote.   
Radensko polje in autumn. Simple remains of the harvest, and some kind people, too. I think I should go visit sometime soon. 



  1. Such a wonderful CAS card! I really love the sentiment!! Have a wonderful weekend.

    1. Thanks, Debbie. I think the sentiment is a great wisdom to live by, and certainly hope everybody incorporates a bit of kindness in their lives.

      Hugs, V

  2. Wow, you really nailed it with this one. Love Dawn x

    1. Thanks Dawn. To bo honest, with one day to go until the deadline I just needed to come up with something... anything. I'm glad you like my result :)

      Hugs, V

  3. Love the simplicity of your card - thanks for sharing with us at 613 Avenue Create

  4. This is awesome. Thank you so much for sharing your lovely creation with us over at Sparkles Monthly Challenges.
    Cathy DT Member

  5. Beautiful card and sentiment. 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/

  6. Amazing project. Thank you for entering our Anything Goes Challenge at Through The Craft Room Door this week. Looking forward to see you again next challenge.
    Twórcze pasje Danki {My Blog}

  7. Beautiful CAS card. Thanks for joining in our August 'Anything Goes' challenge over at Crafty Calendar.
    Bev x

  8. Beautiful card! Thanks for joining us at Unicorn. Have a nice day,.. Succes!!
    DT Anneke

  9. What a wonderful card, I like the image and the saying so perfect and so happy you played our challenge this week at Krafty Chicks Challenge.

    Leanne DT/KCC
    Krafty Chicks Challenge

  10. A great card - thanks for sharing it with us at Penny's Challenge.

    Helen x

  11. Beautiful card and what a great quote! Thanks so much for joining us at Sparkles Monthly.
    Tammy x

  12. Wonderful card and sentiment! Thanks so much for sharing with us at 613 Avenue Create!
    Chana Malkah, Owner

  13. This is a great project love the striking simplicity!
    Thank you for joining Creative Moments (Carabbie Moments)
    Hugs from Africa!