13 January, 2023

Get well soon

We've fully started into the new year by now (and passed the first half of January already!), but our tasks over at the Alphabet challenge blog are approaching the end of the Alphabet. For the letter U, our theme is "Under the weather", meaning that we'd like to see your "Get well soon" creations this fortnight. Remember, it doesn't need to be a card - just make sure your project is meant to lift someone up and bring a little cheer.
For my DT task, I've chosen a very simple outline using paper scraps from my stash. One reason is that I'm really busy right now finishing tasks that should have been done long ago, and the other... Well, you can never use up enough scraps to bring order in your crafting stash. That being said, I took a strip of patterned paper with different kinds of foliage. What looks like a neatly picked image is actually part of the cardboard box of a fragrance I once bought. It seemed too pretty to be thrown away, which is why I cut it in a way that would not include any labels. The rectangle that I managed to save ended in my scrap drawer until recently. I figured I'd use it as the main focus of my card, which is why I opted for a plain green background paper. I cut that one into a similar size than the piece of greenery to leave lots of blank space, and overlapped the papers to create some sort of depth. For additional texture, the green paper I worked with has a subtile embossed pattern on it. 
I complemented the card with a tiny "Get well" message which I placed on another piece of green paper. Once that was done, I couldn't resist adding a couple of gemstones and pearls that I got myself for Christmas. While the pearls create a nice 3D effect by blending into the floral pattern, the shiny gemstones add a bit of bling, which I feel makes the card complete.

as you like it: favourite reason to send a card (I like to send/give away "Just because" cards, because I mostly create cards without a special reason. I believe that an unexpected gift will bring joy to the recipient, and make their day a little brighter. That bein said, I consider most of my cards as "Get well" cards, as the'll improve the mood of the recipient even though the person receiving the card might not be actually sick and/injured.)
C.R.A.F.T.: new (new gemstones)
crafty calendar: add a sentiment
crafty catz: ATG
creative inspirations: something old, something new (old piece of patterbed paper, new gemstones)
love to craft: ATG 
make my monday: something new (new gemstones)
nachteulen: ATG


  1. So pretty, Cheiro. Thanks for joining us at 613 Avenue Create. I hope we see you on the front porch again soon!

    Hugs, Em
    613 Avenue Create DT
    Creative Em my blog

  2. Gorgeous design. I love the paper, it's perfect to create contrast with the white and green cardboards. Thanks for joining us at A Place To Start. Hugs, María.

  3. That´s a beautiful project. I love the colours so much.
    Thank you for linking up at Friendship Challenge!
    Good luck and happy crafting!
    Ilse (thera)

  4. Hello, Teamie! Your get well card is lovely! Such beautiful papers. It's great to see you in our gallery. Thank you for playing with us at the MMM Challenge and hope you can join in again soon.
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  5. Your new gemstones add the perfect finishing touch to your pretty 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

  6. Beautiful card! The colours are gorgeous and love the gems. Thank you for sharing with us at Creative Inspirations, good luck.
    Gina xx

  7. Just a wonderful idea to use this cardboard to create a card. It looks so amazing and I believe the person who gets it will immediately feel better. I love the green color. To me it symbolizes hope and is perfect for a get well soon card. Your pearls and rhinestones are real eye-catchers and round off the card.
    Thank you for sharing your beautiful card with the Everybody Art Challenge.
    Hug Uschi

  8. love the simplicity of this Veronika - that paper is beautiful!

  9. I wouldn't have thrown that piece out either. It's quite lovely and you've made the most of it in your design. Lovely card. So glad you joined us over at Morgan's ArtWorld. We hope to see you again.
    ~ Arlene CT

  10. Beautiful card. Love the layout, the greenery. So pretty. Thanks for sharing over at Crafty Catz, Make my Monday.

  11. I would have been unable to throw that pretty panel in the bin too and you upcycled that box into a truly delightful card. Great colour choices, lovely design. Thank you for playing along with us at Everybody Art Challenge. Happy New Year! Hugs, Lesley

  12. That's a gorgeous Get Well card with such uplifting colours. Thank you for sharing at AYLI. Sarah DT

  13. Love your simple get well card, beautiful colours. Thank you for sharing with us over at Morgan's ArtWorld. Love to see you join in each month.
    ~ Gail CT

  14. Beautiful card, I love the colours. Thanks for joining in our challenge over at Crafty Calendar.
    Bev x

  15. So pretty Cheiro. This background with its soft botanicals is perfect for a get well card. Very special. Thanks so much for sharing over at We Love To Craft. :)