15 April, 2017

Easter greetings

Is it Easter yet? Could it be that time is passing by in record speed? 
It sees to me that only yesterday I was delighted to spot the first snowdrops and today, everything is green and blooming.
I had no mass production of Easter cards this year. Honestly, I had no Easter card production at all. To fill the blank space on my blog however, I might as well present a couple of Easter cards I prepared for my exhibition in January. With the limitation od "flat card" in my mind, one of them was this one featuring a magnificent vintage rooster. I love the colours of the image, and the animal's posture leaves no doubt on who is the boss of the henhouse.
As I didn't want to pull the attention from the rooster, I decided to add a simple background paper with a musical pattern, a matching polka-dot embossing for the transition, and a short text saying "Happy holidays".
A little contribution to the April collection of Create in Austria - artwork created by Austrians and/or in Austria.

- 613 avenue create: ATG with a twist (anything spring)
- a bit more time to craft: ATG
- cardz4guyz: animal antics
- crafty cardmakers: things with wings
- crafty catz: ATG with a twist (animals)
- craftyhazelnutspatternedpaper
- creative moments: ATG with a twist (Easter)
- deep ocean: Easter
- friendship challenge: Easter
- inspiration destination: ATG
- little red wagon: happy Easter
- love to craft: ATG
- pennys papertake: ATG
- through the craftroom door: ATG
- wordartwednesday: ATG

And while Mrs. Hen is probably laying her last Easter eggs, Mr. Rooster seems to be hiding somewhere. Where? As I went to the flower market this week, I just wanted to get myself a little something, a splash of colour to put on my table. 
When I was looking at the colourful selection, a couple of yellow ranunculus caught my eyes. What I finally brought home was far from it. 
What might look like a flower-shopping attack has to be explained with the fact that I tend to buy flowers from the same sales stand every time, and "my" flower lady developed the habbit of always adding a little extra. This time, the extra was orange tupils and yellow daffodils.
Putting the flowers together at home, I just couldn't seem to succeed in arranging them into an acceptable bouquet. From the beginning, I decided to split them in in two vases because they were just so many, but neither of them really satisfies me. On the other hand, as they are just for me, I'll guess I won't bother about their shape and arrangement too much and rather enjoy their colours and smell.
A contribution to the Friday-Flowerday at Holunderbluetchen.


  1. Fab card! That is a magnificent rooster. Thanks for joining us at Little Red Wagon.

  2. Fabulous card...what a splendid focal image! Thanks for sharing with us at Creative Moments.

  3. Fabulous and wonderful card Cheiro thank you for joining us over on
    Inspiration Destination
    Dianne xx

  4. Thank you for sharing your lovely crafting for our April challenge 9 at Love to Craft, Hazel, DT - thank you also for entering this for my Patterned Paper April challenge. x

  5. Super cute!!! Thank you for joining us at Cardz 4 Guyz, good luck!!! Amy DT

  6. Awesome rooster and love the musical paper in the background. Fabulous card Cheiro, thanks for sharing it with us at Crafty Cardmakers.
    Happy Crafting
    Glenda - DT

  7. Gorgeous! Thank you for joining us at Penny's Challenges.
    Mary xx

  8. A great card - thanks for sharing it with us at Cardz 4 Guyz.

    Helen x
    (DT for Cardz 4 Guyz)

  9. Beautiful card Cheiro. Thank you for playing along with our Challenge at Penny’s Paper-Crafty. We would love to see you again ... Anet DTx

  10. Beautiful card! I love the colours, pattern and the pretty image! Love it!
    Thank you for sharing your talent with us at Crafty Catz. Good luck!

  11. your flowers are gorgeous but your rooster is awesome. thank you for sharing it with us at TTCRD and good luck, Theresa DT xx.

  12. The papers work so well with the hen. Thank you for joining us at Crafty cardmakers.

  13. Nice card, Love your hen and the details of your card. Thank you for joining us at Crafty Cardmakers this month. Hope to see your beautiful art work back here again soon. Judy DT

  14. Love the cockerel and the papers go so well with the image. Thank you for joining us at CHNPPC.