07 October, 2022


After a short break, I'm back with another card for you. I skipped the "Magic" challenge over at the Alphabet challenge blog, and now jump right into our next task which is "Nature". I couldn't decide which part of nature I should focus on, so I featured a bit of everything here.
For the main motif, I picked a cute badger (or is it a skunk?) drawing by Nina Štajner. I cut it from the cover of a paper set that was too beautiful to be thrown away, and decided to place it on a green-ish background paper which I purchased recently. I like how it looks like a green and brown watercolour painting without any specific pattern, and I think this alone makes it suitable for many different occasions. I added another little piece of green paper, and placed the badger onto a layer of black cardboard. An odd choice maybe, but I think the black goes well with the animal itself, and makes sure that the picture stands out from the background. Additionally, I placed the badger on 3D adhesive pads.
Once the outline was done, I added a couple of paper flowers, as well as pearls in different colours and sizes. I think they complement the watercolour-like drops in the background, and give a nice 3D effect as well.

613 avenue create: ATG
a place to start: ATG with optional twist "circles and squares
basteltraum: autumn
crafty catz: ATG with optional twist "autumn colours"
crafty gals corner: signs of fall
creative inspirations: autumn
creative moments: ATG with optional twist "autumn colours"
critter crazy: ATG animals
double D challenges: everything October
everybody art: autumn magic
love to craft: ATG 
make my monday: autumn flora and fauna
nachteulen: it runs and crawls
path of positivity: celebrate something about your favourite season (I don't really have a favourite season as such, but I try to find good things in every part of the year. In autumn, it's warm sunny days and colourful leafs which make up for the fact that the temperatures are sinking and I have to keep adding layers to my clothing in order to keep warm as soon as the sun is gone.)


  1. Lovely card Veronika - that image works so well against the background paper xx

  2. A beautiful image and lovely design, I love the soft natural colours of the background papers. Thank you for joining in at Crafty Catz this week.

  3. Ooh, love this nature filled card with that cute badger! Beautiful flowers, colors and the background is wonderfully fall! So happy you shared this delight with us at Path of Positivity! ~Katrina

  4. Awesome card! Yep the skunks have been around A LOT this Fall ... peeyou! LOL Thanks so much for joining in the fun at our Double D challenge! Good Luck and we hope you’ll come back often. We appreciate your support!


    P.S. Just a friendly reminder that our new STENCIL FUN CHALLENGE is open and ready to see your stenciled creations. Hope you’ll come join in the fun!

  5. Beautiful neutral earthy colours in your background and a gorgeous image,thank you for joining in at MMM

  6. Wow, this is beautiful! Thank you for playing along at MMMChallenge.
    See you soon!

  7. So beautiful! Thank you for joining us at Penny's Challenges.

  8. So cute!!!! Thanks so much for participating in our CRITTER CRAZY challenge!!! I appreciate that you play along and I enjoy visiting your blog!! Have a happy crafty day!!
    Deanne at A Little Bit O’ Paper

  9. That's a stinking cute image. Thanks for sharing with us at Use Your Stuff

  10. Gorgeous creation!!! Thanks so much for participating in our USE YOUR STUFF challenge!!! I appreciate that you play along and I enjoy visiting your blog!! Have a happy crafty day!!
    Deanne at A Little Bit O’ Paper

  11. Lovely picture and lovely design. I love your atumnal background. The skunk looks so natural and it really stands out in competion with the background. Wonderful design! I like the leaf and the gras amang the skunk image.
    Thank you for sharing this great card with the latest challenge from Everybody Art Challenge.
    Hug Uschi

  12. Fantastična voščilnica s krasnim motivom in prav takšnim ozadjem. Hvala, da si se pridružila našemu izzivu v Veseli hiški. Valerija DT

  13. Beautiful project. Thank you for sharing with us over at World Wide Open Design Team Challenge.
    Wendy DT

  14. Čudovito si okrasila našo Veselo hiško. Tvoj dihur je videti kot pravi in prepričana sem, da mu je všeč njegov bivalni prostor :)
    Hvala za obisk, Majda DT

  15. Cute skunk. Lovely background. Thank you for joining us at a Place to Start this month. Hope to see you back here again soon. Judy DT

  16. Liebe Veronika, Deine Karte mit dem ...tier gefällt mir sehr gut. Sie passt hervorragend zur Challeng der Nachteulen
    Vielleicht hast Du Interesse, dieses wunderbare Werk bei uns zu verlinken? Das wäre toll.

    1. Liebe Flo! Vielen Dank für den Tipp, ich habe soeben verlinkt und mir auch gleich die Challenge markiert, damit ich öfters vorbeischauen kann :)

  17. That's a beautiful project. I like the layout so much.
    Thanks for joining us at Nachteulen! Good luck and all the best!
    Ilse (thera)

  18. So eine zuckersüße Karte! Danke, dass Du sie bei der EAC zeigst! Liebe Grüße Christin

  19. Beautiful Autumn Card! Love the background!
    Thank you for your entry at Scrapping4funChallenges.
    Rachelle DT

  20. Huch. Die Karte wirkt so "frisch" und "rein" mit den weißen Blumen. Was passiert, wenn ich dem zu nahe komme?
    Danke für deine Teilnahme bei den "Nachteulen schaffen schönes“!

  21. Res bi bilo škoda zavreči tak motiv. Krasno si ga uporabila na voščilnici. Zelo lepo, da si nas obiskala v Veseli hiški. Pozdrav Janja DT

  22. So sweet. Thanks for joining the challenge of Morgans Artworld. Greetings Helma DT.

  23. Fabulous creation! Thank you for sharing with us over at Morgan's ArtWorld.
    ~ Judy CT

  24. Lovely card design cheiro urgia. Thank you for entering the Celebrate Your Favourite Season Challenge at Path of Positivity.