20 September 2016


Hi there!

I've been waiting for an opportunity to share a couple of our holiday photos. Sorry Facebook friends, you already saw this!

We returned a week ago after 4 days of total bliss on Paradise island resort Maldives. If you ever have the opportunity to go on an island vacation, I will recommend the Maldives, with no hesitation!

But before we get to the photos, I have a card to share, inspired by the beautiful island experience, and 2 blogland challenges! When I saw the inspiration photo provided by The Challenge, it took me right back to Paradise island!

Jenni at Muse card club also provided a beautiful flower card as inspiration.

I used the following elements as inspiration for my card:
  • Flower theme
  • Color scheme (I just used more saturated hues to go with the tropical theme)
  • Layout applied to rectangular card

tropical inspired aloha card

A closer look:

tropical inspired aloha card

All elements were cut with my Silhouette cameo from free clipart images found on the web.
I copied it to the Studio, and traced it to obtain cut lines.

The name of the font is watermelon script . You are welcome to use my digi :


The photos as promised:


Thanks so much for visiting me today!



Jenni's Jems said...

Oh Hannelie love the beautiful photographs of paridise! and love how you have interpreted into your card...thank you for joining and sharing with us at Muse this week x

- Bellule - said...

Your card is a "invitation au voyage" really gorgeous!!

Maldives are so precious, your pictures so beautiful !! Thanks for sharing ☺

Bises ♥

Barb Ghig said...

Beautiful tropical elements and I love the striking color combo you chose for this card, Hannelie!
Thanks for sharing your fabulous vacation photos with us...looks like such a peaceful and enchanting place to relax!

Notes by Nina said...

Fabulous CAS card, I love your pretty layered flowers. Your photos are stunning. Thank you for joining us for The Challenge.

Sue - said...

Beautiful photos, it is on my wish list for a holiday and has been for some time! Love your bright card too.

lostinpaper said...

Oh so wonderful Hannelie, thanks too for the photo share, I'm picturing myself right there, right now lol.

Colleen Begley said...

Beautiful pictures, Hannelie! I'd go in a heartbeat! Cute flower card too.

Geri said...

Awesome card, awesome pictures! I can definitely see how your recent holiday inspired you to create this beauty...cuz that place is something we see on travel commercials on the television! Love the stunning pink hibiscus and the cool parrot! Did you stay in one of the huts?

Gerrina said...

Mooi hoe je op je kaart de kleuren van je vakantie laat terugkomen! Mooie kaart en ziet eruit als een super relaxte vakantie! Groetjes, Gerrina

Lucille K said...

What lovely flowers you created on this "paradise" card, Hannelie :)

Broni said...

Hannelie, your card is just gorgeous, but those photos! Wow! I would love to have seen all of that in person!! Thanks for much for sharing and thanks for playing along with us at The Challenge!

Bhavana said...

Beautiful card.. Indeed paradise island maldives is very beautiful. me and my husband went there for our honeymoon :)

Ardyth said...

My inlaws have been there - looks gorgeous! Love these layered flowers and bold colours! Thanks for joining us at Muse this week!

Cheryl W. said...

Your photos are amazing, as is your card. So much beauty - breathtaking views. Thank you for sharing!

Estelle TBT said...

Beautiful card, Hannelie! Love these satured colors.
Well inspired!
Wow... Maldives... Lucky you!

Anita in France said...

Bold and gorgeous, Hannelie ... a real slice of the tropics! What glorious photo's ... the island looks gorgeous ... and you look so beautifully relaxed ... lovely! Hugs, Anita :)

Jen W. said...

A tropical beauty, Hannelie! Love the bright colours and the fun pops of pink!

Marilyn said...

Beautiful vacation pics, Hannelie. Love the deep rich colors of your card. The yellow flowers pop off the blue. Hugs, Marilyn

conil said...

Congratulations on your Top Pick win at The Challenge. Loved the card so much when I first saw it, I think I gasped. Good thing I didn't have anything in my mouth or someone would have to apply the Heimlich Maneuver.

Vicki Dutcher said...

Beautiful photographs! Looks like paradise to me~