09 March, 2019

Spring flowers

Now that spring has clearly sprung and everything seems to be sproouting and blooming, I can hardly wait for longer days, warm weather, long walks, fresh veggetables, and more productivity. Some of the above is already here, others will hopefully follow soon.
I even got my lazy low-energy self to get some spring cleaning done (not bragging at all!), and when doing so, I discovered this one in my stash: a simple (birthday) card with a soft green background paper with foliage and a lovely flowerpot digi by Meljen's Designs.
As the card was one of those flat cards I needed for my exhibition (yup, so deeply sunk in my stash), I decided to avoid all embellishments except for a space for a number or message.
The motif itself is coloured with coloured pencils, in shades that would fit both the background and the punched flower-shaped label.
A little contribution to the March collection of Create in Austria - artwork created by Austrians and/or in Austria.

613 avenue create: ATG
gem of a challenge: ATG
crafty cardmakers: flowers
crafty catz: ATG
crafty sentiments: ATG
creative inspirations: spring greens
cute card thursday: greens
fabnfunky: spring colours
friendship challenge: ATG with optional twist "spring flowers"
morgans artworld: ATG
pennys papertake: ATG
through the craftroom door: ATG
unicorn challengeblog: spring
wortartwednesday: ATG

Talking about spring colours, I decided to brighten my room with a combination that happened to be quite similar to my card: a yellow and cream coloured bouquet with lots of green hydrangea. I liked the arrangement when I saw it on the flower market and put it in my crystal vase after cutting the stems to size. 
The vase itself seems perfect for this kind of bouquets, but I might as well get rid of it after my spring cleaning is done. I'm not sure whether I'm tired of rich flower arrangements, crstal vases in general, or that even though I like both I just need some kind of change?
A contribution to the Friday Flowerday at Holunderbluetchen.


  1. I like your card, the wonderful flowers and the green paper so much. It reminds me of the spring...
    Thanks for playing with us at Friendship Challenge.
    Good luck and best wishes!
    Ilse (thera)

  2. I love love love this sweet stamp set and the little swirls coming out from the flowers. SO super cute. Thanks a bunch for sharing your wonderful art with us and please join us again soon.
    Blessings to you,
    Word Art Wednesday

  3. A good spring clean is so wonderful! To get rid of what you don't need any more, and to know where everything is. I love it! Your card is lovely! Such a lovely image and pretty paper! Thanks so much for sharing it with us at Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenges!

  4. There is a lovely fresh feel to this card. It truly welcomes Spring.
    So glad you stopped by at 613 Avenue Create.
    Hugs Sheryl xx

  5. Lovely card. Thanks for joining us at penny's paper crafty challenge this week.

  6. Lovely creation! Thank you for sharing with us over at Morgan's Artworld Open Challenge. Love to see you join in each month.
    ~ Sherry DT/Admin/Coordinator x

  7. Lovely card and a fantastic bunch of flowers to brighten up your room.
    Thank you for entering my Flower challenge at CCM.
    Hugs Kimx

  8. Such a pretty card with lovely spring colours. Thank you for joining us at 613 Avenue Create x Good luck ! Please do join us again. Jean x

  9. Thanks for sharing this lovely floral card with us at Crafty Cardmakers, it is delightful.

  10. Beautiful card! Thanks for joining us at Unicorn. Have a nice day,.. Succes!!
    DT Anneke

  11. Great card and beautiful bunch of flowers too! Thanks for join us at Crafty Sentiments Designs! Beatriz DT

  12. Beautiful Spring card love the flowers and B.paper.Thank you for joining us at Unicorn
    Carol DT x

  13. Beautiful! Thank you so much for joining with ust at Fab'n'Funky Challenge this time and good luck :)

  14. Fun way to give flowers without the mess and you can keep the card for years. I do love your real flowers too. So glad you joined us at Morgan's Artworld Open Challenge.
    Arlene DT for

  15. Gorgeous. Such a nice breath of Spring.

    Thank you so much for entering our ATG challenge at Through The Craft Room Door this week. Looking forward to seeing you again next challenge.

    Rijacki's Workshop
    Through The Craft Room Door

  16. Your second contribution is also magical, dear cheiro urgia. The birthday girl was certainly very happy about your loving flower greeting.
    Thanks for your second participation in the Friendship Challenge. I wish you a lot of fun and I would be very happy, you will also be part of it in our next challenge.
    Many greetings

  17. Liebe Cheiro urgia,

    eine wunderschöne Karte hast du gestaltet. Sie gefällt mir sehr gut. Vielen Dank für die Teilnahme an der Friendship Challenge. Liebe Grüße Silvi

  18. Pretty card. Thanks for joining us at CHNC Patterned Paper Challenge this month.

  19. Lovely creation. Thanks for joining us at Creative inspirations.

  20. Wow... your card is amazing.. I love it
    Thanks for joining us at Friendship Challenge.
    Hugs Anja

  21. Beautiful card! Thanks for joining us at Unicorn, Claire DT x