27 May 2014

Sterkte

Hi there!

When I entered my post title, I thought I should probably explain to my English readers what it means, to give meaning to the card.

So strange that some words are just difficult to translate using a single word, this is one of those...
I guess the best way to explain, is to say it could be described as an encouraging word you would say to someone going through a tough time, for instance someone who lost a dear one. Just to say that you are thinking of him/her...and to be strong!

I am sure my Dutch friends will understand it too!
Enough of my language lesson for today ;)

On to my card!


I used cork to add  texture.



This card came together in a wink with the fabulous inspiration provided by the following challenges:

Simply less is more ~ Recipe (use a die)

Retro sketches ~ Sketch #116

Addicted to cas  ~ Texture

Dutch card lovers ~ Colors... Kraft, white and any other one color (Marjan's card really inspired                                         me... thanks Marjan!)




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40 comments:

martina's kaartjes said...

an amazing card ! love the elegancy of it ! and sure,I understand it ! lovely done
greetings from belgium
martina
x

Gerrina said...

Het is ook een heel "sterk" woord in onze taal toch?
Mooi dat kurk, je vormen en layout!
Een prachtige kaart weer! Groetjes, Gerrina

Rahmat Gouse said...

An elegant CAS beauty!

Lisa Kind said...

Wow! This is stunning!

Lynn said...

I love the cork circles. They offset the sentiment and the flowers beautifully.

Sazzle Dazzle said...

Wow a truly striking card hannalie and has everything. Love the use of dies, texture, stylish colours and sketch. Perfect.
Sarah
Less is More

Claire said...

You've just reminded me to buy more cork - it looks so great against the white...fantastic card!

Petra Swart said...

Vrou, weet jy, hierdie kaartjie het my asem nou so weggeslaan ek is sprakeloos!!! Dit is eenvoudig net weer fantasmagories en verder het ek nie woorde om dit te beskryf nie!!! Daai kurk so op die wit is ongelooflik mooi met die swart daarby!! Pragtig, pragtig, pragtig!!!

Groete

Rianne van dam said...

Beautiful card! I love you used cork!

chilli pip said...

Love the use of the cork ...a lovely elegant card.

Jackie said...

Wow what a wonderful way to use cork! Stunning design Hannelie!!!

Sue said...

Simply stunning Hannelie. I love your design, fabulous texture and gorgeous flower.
Sue xx

Victoria Lavender said...

AWESOME AND POWERFUL! Hannelie, you are so creative and talented!
big hugs, Victoria

Dot said...

Amazing, Hannelie, love the texture,
hugs Dorte

Gail Park said...

Love the offset circles in cork as the backdrop for your beautiful spray of flowers and leaves and the die cut sentiment is so pretty too!

Jane said...

Love the look of the cork and the colours are just perfect together.

Linda Beeson said...

I love the little language lesson and wow on using the cork!

Chrissie said...

This looks stunning Hannelie, but then your cards always are!
Thanks so much
Chrissie
"Less is More"

Deepti said...

I love the asymmetry in the placement of cork circles and the stunning white flower looks just a perfect add on :) I like ur Dutch language lesson too... may be some day I will be able to speak a few words in dutch :) Thank you for sharing with ATCAS!

Bobby said...

This is so fabulous. I love the use of the cork.

Shelly said...

Simply, beautiful!

SYLVIA-ANNE said...

What a striking CAS design - the neutral colours work so well together and the cork gives amazing texture. Love the curved placement of the flower and leaves.

Thank you so much for joining us at ATCAS - Sylvia.

Darnell J Knauss said...

Your simple and CAS card conveys a ton of deep meaning, Hannelie! I love it! Thank you for playing in the texture challenge at ATCAS!! Hugs, Darnell

Geri said...

You've captured the essence of your message beautifully with this exquisite design! The cork paired with the elegant black & white color combo is stunning! Gorgeous card dear friend!

Cheryl W. said...

Beautiful card, and I love your language lessons! Keep 'em coming!

Anita in France said...

Who knew cork could be so elegant?? This is gasp making, Hannelie ... this crisp and gorgeous bloom and flourish against those perfectly placed circles ... simply stunning! Anita :)

Marjorie said...

Wow! I love this Hannelie, it's so dramatic and elegant.. I love the cork with the black and white.. just stunning!!
Hugs,
Marjorie xx

Anne said...

Hannelie what a striking, stylish CAS card!
Thanks so much for joining LIM this week
Anne
Less is More Designer

Vicki Dutcher said...

Seriously, I could look at your cards forever! Your take on the graphic side is amazing!! LOVE the added cork for texture too - Thanks for joining in with ATCAS!

baileyrosy.com said...

First of all congratulations for getting top three for my "off the edge" challenge at ATCAS with your fabulous card and secondly wow ! another stunner, love the use of the cork great texture. Thanks so much for playing again with us at ATCAS and good luck.

Marie

Huguenot Girl said...

Stunning - love it! Nx

Jen said...

hannelie this is simply stunning Love how you used the dies for this weeks challenge.
Thanks for joining us at Less Is More
Jen xx

Marjan K├╝ppers said...

Wat een prachtige kaart! Het design, gebruik van kurk, de bloem erg mooi! Dank je wel voor het meedoen met DCL.
En ook voor je mooie compliment!

Rosalien Zwackhalen said...

Hij is prachtig vooral dat effect van de kurk doet het goed. Leuk dat je meedoet met de DCL.

Margot said...

zo mooi! wat hou ik van jou scrapstijl! bedankt voor het meedoen met de DCL!

Darnell J Knauss said...

Popping back to say congratulations, Hannelie, on the well-deserved showcase at LIM!! Hugs, Darnell

Anja (scrappie) said...

Prachtig kaartje zo mooi en gefeliciteerd met het winnen bij less is more. Bedankt voor je deelname aan DCL.

Andrea said...

Love the elegant simplicity of your design. Beautiful!

Cornelia W said...

And your German friends understand it too :) - Congrats on your LIM win - fabulous card, the cork is super! I am in love with cork right now anyhow...

Roxie said...

Wonderful card, nice use of the circles and texture.