Saturday, 20 April 2013

Dancing into spring

Hi everybody! Hope you are enjoying your weekend. It has been quite cold here, but the sun shone all day,  starting again with a wonderful sunrise.It was just the right weather for walking along the stream and through the fields, enjoying the fresh, intensive greens and the budding flowers.

Here I was standing under the bridge, and loved the contrast between the shadow and the bright light on the other side.

There were lots of forget-me-nots pushing their way through the grass.

And this little chap was sunbathing on the path. I think it might be a peacock butterfly, but if anyone knows, please tell me!

And the couple on my card are dancing their way into the spring. I made a blind card, but used some silver material for the little blind instead of paper, and it can be pulled up and down with the ribbons. I used an aperture card, which I stamped with a stone pattern (Kaisercraft) using Archival black. The couple (CI) have been stamped using the same ink onto a separate piece of card, and fixed behind the aperture.

I am linking to Rhedd and Rosie's challenge blog (monochrome) and
Try it on Tuesday (spring/something that moves)

Have a good Sunday, take care, and thanks a lot for coming by!


  1. Boah.. diese Karte ist excellent und eine wunderbarer Eyecatcher gegen die himmlsich schönen bunten Frühlingsimpressionen Valerie!

    jetzt werd ich wohl was "Schönes" träumen, geh gleich zu Bett!

    hab einen wunderbaren Sonntag !
    lg Susi

  2. Wonderful photos, with beautiful photos and a very clever card! Hugs, Sarah

  3. Stunning photography and gorgeous card! I have never seen a blind card and it is awesome! Love the fabric, perfect for this card as are the beautiful couple! ~Diane

  4. Love the photos and the that card is so classy. You really are so inventive. Enjoy the sunshine and the rest of your weekend. Hugs

  5. This is absolutely adorable Valerie! I can imagine what a cute dollhouse you could make you are so good with paper.

    And thanks for sharing your walk. It was freezing here today, and warm 2 days ago...weird.

  6. Spring has certainly sprung for you Valerie and for us as well even though it still feels quite cold.

    I have never seen a blinds card before and it looks difficult to make though very effective for sure.

    Have a good day

    Love Chrissie xx

  7. Eine traumhaft schöne Karte, liebe Valerie! Echt toll gemacht.

    Ich wünsche Dir einen schönen Sonntag.

  8. what crisp and bright spring photos. love the design of the card, hank you so much for sharing with us at TIOT.EE

  9. Very elegant card Valerie, don't think I've seen a blind card before. Super photos too, it doesn't half make you feel better when the sun's shining. Xx

  10. Gorgeous photos's lovely to have Spring with last! It was indeed a Peacock butterfly.
    That card is sheer class - love the blind.
    Hugs xx

  11. This is fabulous, love the effect.

    Thank you for joining us at Rhedd & Rosie Challenge Blog.
    Hope we see your work again.

    Moira DT.

  12. OH what a beautiful walk and gorgeous photographs. You do have a beautiful place to walk, Valerie. Your card fascinated me - well done! I have never seen that accomplishment before. Love how you can see through the blind when it's down. hugs, Donna

  13. Beautiful photos, I can imagine the walk you had. Great projects as well. The blind is awesome. It is a fantastic entry for the challenge at TioT's.
    Yvonne x

  14. Love your piece, reminds me of Jackson Pollock, and I love the paper you used. It is gorgious.

    The Glitter Tart

  15. Gorgeous pics, Valerie! spring has sprung :) your card is so clever! the blind is genious!!

  16. terrific photos Valerie and completely agree with Joanna's comments re your card....the blind is sheer genius. Hugs Annette x

  17. AWESOME!Very pretty card,Very unique!Beautiful pictures,Beautiful place...Have a good Sunday...

  18. Your card is both precious and romantic! Yay! Spring has sprung!

  19. lovely photos Valerie. Glad you were able to enjoy the sunshine.

    Love your couple dancing discreetly behind the blind. x

  20. What a great way to dance into spring!

  21. Love your photos, and the card is really extra high class, love it! Hugs, Barb

  22. What wonderful photo's Valerie, and hurrah - it looks like Spring is here at last! I love your card, very unusual xx

  23. What a super card this the dancing couple and the layout of your card.Love the curtain too,very effective.

    Thank you for joining in with our challenge over at Rhedd & Rosies.

    Hugs Sandie x Owner&Head DT.

  24. That's so clever.. love the blind!

  25. What a clever idea for your card, thank you for joining in Rhedd and Rosie's challenge, good luck Hun, Zoe DT xxx

  26. Hi Valerie, another fabulous make, love the idea .of the couple dancing behind the blind. Gorgeous photos too.
    Thanks for sharing with us at TioT.
    Avril xx

  27. Love your little blind, Valerie!!! Thank you for joining us at TioT ;)

    die amelie - Claudia xxx


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