Auf Wiedersehen

Today was the last day of school for the kids and they had an assembly to say goodbye to teachers and friends who are leaving. This year it was harder for my daughter as she had to say goodbye to her Israeli and Danish friends, friends she has known and loved for the last 4 years and a year respectively. Just as we make friends and get closer to people much faster here as we know we are not here for long, so do the kids, and so farewells are that much harder for them. But today, not only did the kids shed tears for their friends, so did we, as their friends were like our children too. We were all their parents, taking each others kids home or picking them up from activities when one of us could not. Countless sleepovers, birthday parties, vacations… spent together.

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I made this card for my dear Israeli friends. Dalit is especially close to my heart as we both discovered a passion for crafting here in Germany and we visited many craft fairs together, sometimes driving to a fair in Frankfurt (300km away) just for a day! She introduced me to blogging, with her own successful blog My Piece of Craft and taught me how to network on Facebook and Instagram. I will always be grateful to you for that Dalit and for the friendship we shared in Ulm, and will continue to share over the kilometres.

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This card was made with Altenew’s Hennah Elements which I had fun stamping  with Versafine black ink all over the card, but then left it on the side as I didn’t really know what to do with it.

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And one day I saw a similar layout somewhere and the inspiration photo from The Card Concept and I knew what I wanted to do! I “tore” a corner of the card and adhered it on this card, coloured just one flower with my Zigs, stamped the beautiful sentiment from Stampendous with red Versafine ink, and the card was done!

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Thanks for stopping by and I hope you liked my card.

Auf Wiedersehen – See you again.


I’m playing along with:

AAAcards AAA Cards – Words as the focal point

card concept.pngThe Card Concept – Romantic Roses. The redness of the roses and the black n white of the paper inspired me to just paint one flower red and leave the rest in black n white.

ssswchallenge Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge – Anything Goes

Cas on friday CAS on Friday – Flowers




10 thoughts on “Auf Wiedersehen

  1. I read the post while I’m crying and crying… I will forever remember our craft fairs’ travels and the so many hours we spent speaking about craft, blogging, instagraming…You are a very special friend and this card is very special for me. Thank you so much Gwen.

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  2. Love your sentiment – it works nicely with the pretty stamping! Thanks for joining us at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge!

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  3. How wonderful is that quote, love the message! Beautifully placed and accented with those mostly black outline flowers. This is a stunning card. Thanks for playing at AAA Cards.

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  4. Yes, this is a good reminder. Love that you paired your sentiment with these beautiful flowers. Thank you for sharing with us at AAA Cards.

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