04 April, 2016

Love birds

When do you know it's spring?
When snow disappears? We didn't really have much of it this winter.
When spring flowers begin to bloom? We had snowdrops in January.
When you set your watch to summer time? Time is relative, and so is timing.

Flowers and long sunny days are always a good indicator, no matter whether it's the castle hill (looksl like I've missed the crocuses this year) or the hilly sites of park Tivoli.
However, I believe it's definitely spring when you wash the fluffy winter eiderdown, store it on te highest shelf of your wardrobe and replace it with something lighter.
With the change of the bed linen one might feel the need to change and clean some more, so I finally managed to get through my bathroom properly (yay!) and work a *little* on my crafting stash. This time, I absolutely *had* to use my new background paper featuring apple blossoms. But nothing seemed to fit the greenery. In the end, I remembered I still had some pictures left from an old calendar – among them, those two birds on a branch. I placed them on a brown background paper and used 3D pads to fix them on the card.
As the picture is quite big and I didn't want to cover up the background completely, the only thing I added were a couple of flowers from my Christmas collection.
A little contribution to the April collection of Create in Austria - artwork created by Austrians and/or in Austria.
When does spring start for you?
And most importantly: Is it there yet? :)



  1. A pretty card full of Spring goodness!! Thank you for joining us at Chocolate, Coffee & Cards for our 'Spring Is In The Air challenge!
    Diane CC&C DT

  2. A wonderful card! I like your birds and also the colours.
    Thank you for joining us at Fairytale-Challenge. Good luck!
    Ilse (thera)

  3. So pretty the photos, and the card is super gorgeous, and the flowers are a great added touch. Thanks for playing our Crazy Egg challenge at 4 Crafty Chicks.
    Leanne DT/4CC

  4. Great card -love the layout you've used.

    Thanks for joining us at Cardz 4 Guyz.

    Helen x

  5. for me spring starts with daffodils and the longer days. lovely explanation to your card. great recycling. thank you for sharing it with us at TTCRD and good luck in the challenge, Theresa DT xx.

  6. Beautiful card Cheiro, love the pretty image and flowers. Thank you for playing along with our Challenge at Crafty Sentiments Designs. We would love to see you again ... Anet DTx

  7. Thank you so much for sharing your project and entering our Challenge.
    I hope you can join us again for our next Challenge.
    Angie DT
    Creative Fingers Challenge Blog

  8. Lovely project, thanks for sharing with Inspiration Destination. Wendy DT x

  9. Fabulous card love your image and your bps. Thanks for joining us at CHPPC, good luck with the challenge. hugs Shirleyxxxx

  10. Great card! Thanks for joining us at Crafty Gals Corner! Jeanie, DT

  11. Gorgeous card and lovely way to recycle an old picture. Thanks for joining us at Ooh La La and we hope to see you again. Jennifer DT member x

  12. A great card - thanks for joining us at Penny's.

    Helen x

  13. What a lovely and fresh spring card. Thank you for joining us at Crafty Calendar Challenge,
    Katrina x

  14. Schön, dass du zu Create in Austria gefunden hast... allerdings die April Runde, nicht Februar ;-) ... Trotzdem muss ich dich fragen: Bist du Österreicher(in) oder wohnst du hier? Das kann ich hier nicht so recht feststellen.
    LG Birgit

    1. Hehe, stimmt, es ist ja schon April :)
      Eigentlich bin ich beides, obwohl ich momentan studium-bedingt eher auswärts wohne.
      LG, Veronika

    2. Danke für deine Antwort und nochmals herzlich willkommen.
      LG Birgit

  15. Stunning card. Thanks for joining us at Scrapping 4 Fun

    DT Scrapping 4 Fun

  16. Beautiful card! Great way to recycle old pics.

    Thanks for joining us this week @ Penny's Paper Crafty Challenge!
    Hope to see you back again soon :)

  17. Wonderful card.
    Thank you for playing along with us at Crafty Gals Corner.
    Hugs ~ Lena, DT
    Lena’s Creations

  18. Beautiful pictures and a gorgeous Spring card. Lovely to have you join us over at OLL, Jx

  19. fantastic Pictures an a beautiful spring Card. Thanks for showing card for the springtime fairytale challenge.

  20. A lovely card, thanks for sharing with Crafting from the Heart!

  21. Great card! Thanks for playing along with us at Scrapping4Fun Challenges. Hope to see you again soon!! HUGS!
    Ann DT

  22. What a fantastic card you made :-))
    Thank you for sharing with us at Scrapping4Fun. Hope to see you again.
    Hugs, Andreja

  23. Beautiful card and pictures
    Thank you for your entry at Scrapping4funChallenges
    Rachelle DT