01 March, 2015

Calling for spring

New month, new task at the Fadengrafik Challenge: We are calling for spring.
Here is a little inspiration I prepared for you:
The wonderful image of the two bluetits on a branch is from an old postcard. They seem to have so much fun on the blooming apple tree!
I decided to create a matching outside with a stitched swirl that I decorated with white and pink flowers to resemble the apple blossoms. As the card looked a little boring, I added pearls and a silver sticker, and painted some foliage. 
To cover up the stitching and gluing on the inside of the card, I used some embossed paper. I hope I managed to make an acceptable spring-card in the end ;)
Now, it's up to you - show us whatever reminds you of spring. You can upload up to 3 creations and there is no limit except that of using Fadengrafik on your project. Happy crafting!

By the way, did you know bluetits are actually scavengers? They especially like to peck at the eyes. Boy, do I have talent to kill anything remotely romantic or lovely! :)

- 613 avenue create: ATG
- alphabet challenge blog: A for apples
- allways something creative: spring
- creative fingers: ATG
- come and get it: emboss it
- creaine challenges: fadengrafik
- glitternsparkle: ATG
- mod squad: spring
- crafty catz: dies/punches
- crafts4eternity: emboss it
- crafting from the heart: ATG
- city crafter: use it up (image)
- craft-alnica: handmade flower
- crafty calendar: ATG
- tuesday throwdown: ATG
- deep ocean: furry friends
- inspiration destination: ATG
- jellypark challenges: one for the mums
- ooh la la: add some green
- that craft place: mother's day/ATG
- we do dobadoo: spring/green
- the ribbon girls: add flowers
- creative ladybirds: ATG


  1. This is such a pretty card Cheiro, I love it. Beautiful aperture design and a fab image. Thank you so much for joining us this time at Ooh La La, Jx

  2. Wow - your stitching is amazing... I could never sew that evenly! What a great look that lends your design & I also like the leaves you painted in. Nicely done enhancing that postcard! Cheiro - thank you for sharing your project & creativity with us at 613 Ave C!
    DT for 613 Ave Create – [ ATG w/optional twist of Dr. Seuss Freebie]
    Owner: RubberMAD at [GettyCollection.com]

  3. wow I love your card! Thanks for joining the challenge at Creaine.
    good luck.
    bye Ine

  4. Thanks for sharing and joining us at Inspiration Destination. Hope to see you again and good luck!
    IDCB Owner

  5. Very pretty, thanks for sharing with us at CCCB!

  6. lovely card thank you for sharing with Ooh La La Creations Hugs Sue DT xx

  7. Great card thanks for joining us at Crafting from the Heart good luck x

  8. Such a beautiful card! Thank you for joining the Creative Ladybirds Creations challenge :-)

  9. What a pretty card!! Thank you for joining us this week at CCCB!
    Samra DT

  10. So lovely!! Thanks so much for playing along at CCCB!

  11. Your card is so dertailed and beautiful. Thank you for joining us at The Mod Squad Challenge!

  12. I think you created a gorgeous spring card. So many lovely details! Thanks so much for joining us at CCCB!

  13. This is gorgeous...looks like a picture frame! Thank you so much for playing along with The Mod Squad Challenge this week.

  14. Wow I am so amazed. This is beautiful. I am so glad you joined us at Inspiration Destination for our always anything goes.

  15. Lovely card, thanks for joining us at Crafts 4 Eternity this week hugs x

  16. Very impressive card front & lovely design!
    Glad that you could join us for the challenge at Come And Get It…..hope to see you back soon!

    ¸..• ´¨¨)) -:¦:-¸.•´ .•´¨¨))*((¸¸.•´ ..•´
    Shell in Alaska ~ CAGI DT ~

  17. What a lovely card . Thank you for sharing your wonderful project with us at Come And Get It challenge.Neva

  18. Gorgeous card! Very nice decoupage, just perfect!

    Thank you for joining the challenge at Creaine Challenges, and good luck!

    Hugs karin xx

  19. a fabulous card!

    thank you so much for playing along with us at alphabet challenges!

    hugs and kisses from germany,
    silvi xoxo

  20. What a stunning Spring card! I love those beautiful, delicate little flowers - so gorgeous!

  21. What a beautiful card! Love that you entered with this project to our challenge at Crafty Catz. Thank you for sharing your work with us and please come back again.
    Anna xxx

  22. Aw this is just gorgeous! Your stitching is amazing and i love the idea of the embossed backing to hide the bit you dont want anyone to see!!
    I did have a giggle at your little fact about the Bluetits!! lol
    Thanks for sharing at Crafty Calendar this month!
    Good Luck
    Lynne xx

  23. Beautiful card you made :-))
    Thanks for playing with two of us at CRAFT-alnice!

  24. wow, hat a beautiful card, beautiful foliage and flowers! Thanks for joining in with the Ribbon Girl Card Challenge - best of luck! Mary x

  25. Hallo cheiro urgia,

    Deine Karte ist wunderschön geworden und der Apfelbaum hat auch schon Knospen, aber ein wenig dauert es noch bis er blüht *schmunzel*.

    Gruß BAstelfeti

  26. Very pretty card! Love the little flowers. Thank you so much for joining Creaine Challenges. Hugs, Cindy

  27. Your card is so beautiful :)
    Thank you so much for joining us at Creaines Challenge.

    Greetings Geesje (DT)

  28. Eine sehr schöne Karte. Vielen Dank für Deine Teilnahme an unserer aktuellen ASC-Challenge.
    Liebe Grüße, Manuela