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Greatest Journey - March 2023

Hello lovelies,

it's our son Angus's 23 birthday today. I have been busy all week trying to create a card that represents him and his greatest joy...Orienteering.

Lucky for me, I have come across a fabulous bundle that does suit such an occasion.


For those who have never heard of Orienteering ...

What is orienteering in simple words?

"Orienteering is a sport in which orienteers use an accurate, detailed map and a compass to find points in the landscape. It can be enjoyed as a walk in the woods or as a competitive sport.

What is an orienteering map? An orienteering map is a map specially prepared for use in orienteering events. It is a large-scale topographic map with extra markings to help the participant navigate through the course." Wikipedia

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Angus can not only read these maps, but compete in international events world wide representing Australia at times. He is considered an elite athlete. (Super fit).

We are of course incredibly proud of him.

I cut the foliage from Gorgeous Grape and inked the edges with the same colour ink.

You many see I have embossed some white stars onto the pages as well as the sentiment.

I specifically chose the dark scene to try to represent night orienteering - which is a thing.

The white paper with the trees stamped onto it will be glued to the back of the card, it's where I will right our Birthday wishes.

The paper is ENJOY THE JOURNEY 12" X 12" (30.5 X 30.5 CM) DESIGNER SERIES PAPER, and I have had a bit of fun creating this half star fold.

I got the idea & measurements from Lori Wilcox you can find her tutorial HERE.

I really enjoyed making this card and will likely create a few more using this or a similar design. Well, that's all for now, keep an eye out for more online exclusive products and ideas I have to share with you very soon!

Thanks so much for dropping by, have a wonderful creative day and take care.


Sharni x

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We were entertaining some friends for lunch last week in our dinning room and 'everybody' had a chair!


Lyn Harris
Lyn Harris
Mar 28, 2023

what a great card for the area to write on. xxxx

Sharni Haines
Sharni Haines
Mar 28, 2023
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Thanks so much! xxx I hope he likes it.


Sharni Haines
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Hello lovelies! I'm Sharni Haines from South Australia, welcome to The Maples where beautiful paper crafts and magical memories are created! I am in LOVE with paper crafting & other mixed media art. 

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