30 December, 2022

Thank you

Hello and welcome to what will probably be my last post of the year. We're having a new challenge over at the Alphabet challenge blog, and our theme this fortnight is "Thank you". I think it's a fantastic match for the tradition of drawing the balance at the end of the year, and I hope that when you look back at 2022, you can find many things to be thankful for. 

I for myself have the feeling that this year has flown by like no other. I managed to make some progress in certain areas, but I feel like I'm forever stuck in others, and since I'm still not able to catch up with my life, it's more like going from one day to another without a knowing what will be around the corner. And I see that while not making plans is a wonderful fantasy when it comes to holidays or a limited time off, not being able to plan things can be quite disturbing in everyday life when you simply don't know how you're going to feel two days from now. 
Anyway, while I'm still far from any predictable routine, I try to keep myself busy with smaller tasks like crafting. Being on a DT certainly helps as you "have" to produce something every now and then, and for my "Thank you" project, I had indeed planned out everything. I didn't have the final concept of what I'd like to do, but I had a couple of ideas and I thought I'd just sit down and see which one attracts me most. The problem being: I kind of missed my crafting day. See, I was certain that I had another day to go in the week after Christmas, and this day would be my day to get crafty. However, when I awoke to what I thought would be my crafting day, I realized that I'd have to upload my DT project within a couple of hours. Where did the time go, and how I could spend the entire week thinking I'd still have a day to spare - I have no idea! 
What I knew was that my best option was checking if I can find some unfinished projects in my stash. Otherwise, I'd just have to admit defeat and skip the challenge. Luckily, I found this half-finished mini card in my project pile: I have cut the image of golden blooms ages ago from an album cover, and I decided to glue it onto a golden background paper for a bit more bling. I then used 3D adhesive pads to place everything on one of those 9 x 9 cm card bases that are suitable to add to a bouquet or a chocolate box. Once that was done, the half-finished card ended up in my stash. 
With the time running out, I've re-discovered this tiny card, and I decided to bring it to life. I didn't want to print a "Thank you" sentiment because I thought another layer of paper would take attention away from the golden blooms. Instead, I created a single word of thanks by placing golden stickers directly onto the card. They are a nice match to the golden elementst of my card, however, due to bad lighting conditions the photos don't do them justice. I hope you still have an idea of how the card looks in real life: bright, white, with green watercolour-like foliage and golden accents.


  1. wow - that´s a beautiful project. I love the layout and the colours so much.
    Thanks for sharing at Nachteulen. Good luck and a happy new year!
    Ilse (thera)

  2. This is so very pretty with the pops of gold on blue, thanks so much for sharing with us at Allsorts challenge.

    Wishing you a Happy and Crafty New Year.

    B x

  3. A baeutiful card.
    Thank you so much for entering our challenge this week at CRAFT Challenge looking forward to see you again next challenge.
    Hugs Sheryl CRAFT DT xx

  4. I really love the blue and gold colors you used and the flowers are perfect for this color combo. Thank you for sharing with us over at World Wide Open Design Team Challenge.

  5. Fabulous card!
    Thank you for sharing at Allsorts;-))m

  6. Really beautiful card. Love the blue and gold colors. Thank you for joining us at the CRAFT Challenge blog. Good luck with your entry.
    Renske CRAFT DT

  7. Wow! Great work!
    Hope you have a blessed and creative 2023!
    Thank you for joining Creative Moments!
    Hugs from Africa!

  8. Eine wunderschöne Karte. Diese zarten Farben und auch das Motiv gefallen mir sehr gut. Glückwunsch zum Top 3.
    Danke für deine Teilnahme bei den "Nachteulen schaffen schönes“!