05 April, 2019

From old, make new

As my roses were slowly fading, and the placeholder greenery was still intact, I decided to place in one of my smaller vases and make it the sole attraction. 
Because nothing resembles a feeling of fresh energy like a little white cloud on my table.
And because I truly believe "baby's breath" is one of the cutest flower names one can come up with. 
And while a soft white cloud is lingering above the little vase...
... some guys decided to hide right under it.
I don't know when I decided to start making this card, and I don't remember what I placed above those four green squares, but I obviously didn't like the outcome as I recently found the square-ish background with a couple of tears on the surface. Whatever was glued on there, must have been removed and placed elsewhere, while the card base remained forgotten in my stash. 
However, during one of my latest visits to Erlangen, I found some super cute leaflets on display in the city's botanical garden. The green paradise is dear to me for obvious reasons, and I like to flip through their publications, but I usually don't take them home as I know exactly I'd sooner or later just throw them away.
This time, though, I knew exactly I'd like to have this hedgehog couple on one of my creations. They had to wait quite a while before being used, but have provided a nice simple spring/Easter card in the end. 
The only thing I added to the half-finished card was an additional layer of brown cardboard to support the main image, and a punched branch with a little flower to cover up the torn edge of the image itself. 
A contribution to the Friday Flowerday at Holunderbluetchen.
A little contribution to the April collection of Create in Austria - artwork created by Austrians and/or in Austria.

krafty chicks: ATG
613 avenue create: ATG
a bit more time to craft: ATG
a place to start: ATG
alphabet challengeblog: A for animals
crafting with an attitude: ATG
crafty catz: ATG
crafty gals corner: spring
crafty sentiments: ATG
creative inspirations: Easter/animals
creative moments: ATG
friendship challenge: ATG with optional twist "Easter"
love to craft: ATG 
my time to craft: Easter/hedgehogs
pennys papertake: ATG
scrapping4fun: ATG
male room: ATG with optional twist "spring"
through the craftroom door: ATG
wortartwednesday: ATG


  1. Aw, this card is wonderful! Love the layout. Thank you so much for playing in my Animal challenge at the Alphabet Challenge and hope you will join us again soon.

  2. The card is wonderful. I like hedgehogs so much.
    Thanks for joining us at Friendship Challenge.
    Good luck and best wishes!
    Ilse (thera)

  3. Beautiful spring card
    Thank you for joining us at S4F
    Renate DT

  4. Such a beautiful card. The hedgehogs are adorable. Thank you for playing along at Creative Inspirations, good luck!
    Gina xx

  5. Dein Schleierkraut solo in der Vase sieht klasse aus, so leicht und luftig !!! Herzliche Grüße und ein schönes Wochenende, helga

  6. Awesome card and nicely crafted! Thanks so much for sharing with us at 613 Avenue Create!
    Chana Malkah, Owner
    613 Avenue Create Challenge Blog
    A Place To Start Challenge Blog https://hereisaplacetostart.blogspot.com

  7. Such a fabulous card and great background story on repurposing your card base. Thanks for joining in this month at A Place to Start and good luck with your entry.
    Scarlett DT xoxo

  8. 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 Silvia

  9. Gorgeous card and love your flowers
    Thank you for your entry at Scrapping4funChallenges
    Rachelle DT

  10. I loved reading the process that ent on here - from the flowers to the finished card with that adorable hedgehog pair! Gorgeous display of Baby's-breath and beautiful card! Thanks for sharing them with us at Penny's!

  11. Great you managed to re use an old make and it looks right at home on it too.
    Thanks so much for joining us at The Male Room challenge.
    Linby x

  12. Beautiful flowers and card thanks for sharing at crafty Catz

  13. Live your flowers! And your card is beautiful! Thank you so much for entering our challenge at Crafty Gals Corner Challenges this week. Be sure to join us next time too!
    CGC DT
    Scrapbookingmamaw {My Blog}
    Crafty Gals Corner Challenges

  14. What a lovely idea to use a leaflet for your card and well done on reviving a previously forgotten creation! I need to do that too. Thank you so much for entering our ATG challenge at Through The Craft Room Door this week. Looking forward to see you again next challenge.
    Regards, Alex aka PinkCraftyMama
    PinkCraftyMama.com {My Blog}
    Through The Craft Room Door

  15. Ganz fabelhaft gemacht.
    Danke für deine Teilnahme bei der Friendship Challenge.
    LG Dreja

  16. This is do cute! Thank you for joining us at the Alphabet Challenge. Sian (DT).

  17. You did an amazing job with this photo. Keeping the background simple and allowing the image to shine was a great decision. Thanks so much for sharing with us at A Place To Start!
    Chana, Owner
    A Place To Start Challenge
    613 Avenue Create Challenge

  18. Your hedgies are just adorable and what a great card. Thanks for sharing at My Time to Craft.

  19. Very sweet image, a great way of recycling. Thanks for joining us at Creative inspirations.

  20. Your easter card is fantastic
    Thanks for joining us at Friendship
    Happy Easter!! Anja

  21. Very sweet card. Those hedgehogs are so cute! Thank you for joining us at The Male Room - Charlotte/Lady Joyful, DT