Sunday, May 3, 2015

Back to card making-Zen


Flower and bird stickers, border stickers, Tombow markers, Green, Pink, Turquoise blue cardstock, Cuddlebug-polka-dots, Exacto knife, Pearls, Stickles

Animal Friends- Spring/Feathers

Color Throwdown- Pink, Green Turquoise blue

Craft Your Passion- Anything Goes

Fairy Tale - Bingo Challenge-I chose Pearl, Glitter, Flowers

Glitter- Anything Goes

Simon Says- Anything Goes

So I have been absent from the card making world for the month of April due to the great A to Z challenge but now I need a rest and what better way that making a card with Zen in mind. I need some Zen to the power of ten! Can I say I hate exacto knives! All the fussy cutting  but it works. OK now before I go off and veg for the night I thought this needed to be up and running:) I shall write about my survival of the A to Z in a couple of days:)


62 comments:

  1. Very cute card!! I bet it felt good to be a bit creative like this after the month of crazy A/ Z :)

    betty

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  2. That's beautiful. I can't have an exacto knife. No sharp objects for me.

    Love,
    Janie

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    1. Thanks! I am not one for those knives

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  3. Lovely. With the cranes and the flowering trees, it has a very Japanese feel.

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  4. Very pretty. I agree that it has a very Japanese feel.

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  5. Very pretty. I agree that it has a very Japanese feel.

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  6. Beautiful card. I love the texture work. That is most definitely zen... I feel more peaceful just looking at it. :)

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  7. Yes, it's nice to get the creative juices flowing, isn't it?

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  8. such patience to cut all that...it's beautiful Birgit...very zen and so pretty xxxxx

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    1. Thank you so much-I was losing some patience:)

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  9. Ganz toll gemacht. Danke für die Teilnahme bei den Animal Friends.
    LG Dreja

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  10. Congrats on completing the challenge. And that's a really cute card. :)

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    1. Thanks so much and glad you like the card

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  11. Got your creative juices flowing once more, awesome job at your shore

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  12. Ahhh… the state of Zen, being in it and being at one with it. In this area I'm a work in progress.

    That card is beautiful. I'm looking forward to seeing more of your creations.
    With smiles and hugs, Jenny

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    1. Thanks so much..I hope to get more done

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  13. A stunning card Birgit, a lovely design and colour scheme.......lovely colouring of the pretty stickers!!

    hugs
    Heather xx
    Thanks so much for joining us with both House Mouse & Friends and Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge.

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    1. Thank you:) Enjoyed creating it

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  14. That turned out really nice! Like the 3D effect.

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  15. Cool card and very impressive cutting, Birgit. It has me wanting to find the Husband's exacto knife and cut something out to approach zen. It would've been better than drinking a strong cup of black coffee and thinking unnecessary thoughts.

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    1. Ah I bet you can make beautiful things...just no unnecessary thoughts with the exacto knife:)

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  16. That is a lovely card! You are very talented!

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  17. Your so artistic! Aren't birds amazing creatues? Two quacked their way up to my back door during the weekend! LOL.

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    1. I love birds-they are amazing and that is too funny...maybe they were looking for some food:)

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  18. Like your card but miss reading a wonderful movie star post. They were great!

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    1. Thank you. I may showcase some in the future just for fun:)

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  19. So delicate, fantastic card.
    Thanks for joining in at Simon Says Stamp this week.
    Hugs,
    Caryn xxx

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  20. Your card is BEAUTIFUL. Exacto knives make me very, very nervous.

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    1. Thanks so much. I am not a fan of them but had to use it here

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  21. Very attractive card. Do you make them for your own enjoyment or do you make them to send to others?

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    1. Oh I give them out and send to people:)

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  22. Love this beautiful Asian-themed card! So glad you were able to join us at Color Throwdown this week!

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    1. I am glad I joined this time and had the time to do one:)

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  23. This is stunning, and worth all and any struggles with an exacto knife!

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  24. Wow, this is amazing! All that fussy cutting was well worth your effort. It is just beautiful! Glad to see you found time for relaxing with your paper crafts.

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    1. Thank you:) Yes I am glad to have revisited my craft room and created a card

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  25. A little zen... just what I need. A very pretty card, Birgit. I cannot thank you enough for your kind thoughts, hugs and support. I've missed so much on your blog.... esp the A-Z. Hope you are well.
    hugs, Asha

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    1. I am very well and you need time to heal. I am always here when needed

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  26. Ein wunderschönes Kärtchen.
    Lieben Dank für deine Teilnahme bei den Animal Friends.
    LG
    Kuni

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  27. A wonderful creation...

    Thanks for joining us at the Animal Friends.
    Hugs Anja

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  28. Looks beautiful! I don't make cards, but I love to draw. I find it so relaxing and I imagine that making cards would feel the same way. Glad you are getting to decompress. :)
    ~Jess

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  29. This is so asian-inspired and gorgeous!! I'm glad to see one of your lovely creations again. LOVE the gold gilting on everything. It makes the card look so classy.

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