Saturday, 24 August 2019

Thank you card

Hello peeps,

I have been away from blogland as it was summer holidays and we were away to India and Japan. We did not do much site seeing in India (which I wanted to) however Japan was a delight. We went to Hokkiedo and we saw the most beautiful flower fields, sunflower fields, apple orchards, grape vines and peaches and plum trees. The lavender fields had dried up yet and we could literally feel the oil in our hands when we rubbed the flowers. It was such a pretty experience for me since I am a big fan of lavender. 
We also saw Lake Toya, which is 110,000 years old and it was formed from the eruptions of a volcano. Visiting the earthquake museum was amazing. We also walked all the way to see an active volcano yet it but it was cloudy so we could not see it through the clouds.

I learned so much from Japanese culture - how kind and courteous they are, how they help visitors, how the ladies smile and bow at every thing, how they live from one earthquake to another, how they are so resilient and how they look at the blessings of volcanos to be the rich land they possess. I noticed Hokkiedo has the simplest of buildings and the humblest of restaurants with the tastiest food. 

Now to my card which I made some months ago. The green leaf has been die cut from packaging material and I water coloured it with Maya paints from Ikea. The sentiment has been die cut using recycled paper as well. The rectangular nestie paper is actually white and I really wonder why my camera decided to make it look this colour.

Sorry for such a text heavy post.

I will enter this card in the following challenges:

Happy card making,



jimlynn said...

A clean and simply beauty!!! What a wonderful card Monica. LOVE IT!!!
Sounds like you really had some fun adventures this summer. Everything you described sounds so lovely.

kiwimeskreations said...

Don't apologies for your lengthy post Monica - it was wonderful to hear of your travels and impressions.
Love your sweet card - sometimes the camera picks up colours that we do not "see", or distorts them for no apparent reason - it may be simply the texture in a different brand of paper...

KraftyAl said...

Love this little card. Thank you for popping along to Colourific Challenge Corner. Good luck and hope to see you again next time x

Shirley-Anne said...

Love your writings about your travels much more interesting than facts in a glossy magazine . Beautiful card and design with diecuts
Hugs Shirley-Anne

Ann-Marie said...

A beautiful clean and simple card. Thank you for sharing your beautiful make with us over at Polkadoodles and hope you will join us again.

Take care,
Ann-Marie (DT)

Crafting Belle said...

Fab clean and simple design. Thank you for joining us for our Week 34 'Anything Goes' Challenge at Polkadoodles.

Why not join our other other challenges at Digi Choosday and A Gem of a Challenge.

Hugs Lisa xxx