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Thursday, April 21, 2011


It's Springtime ... and even though there was a layer of snow on the ground this morning ... it still feels like Spring to me!  There are buds on the forsythia bush, the tulips and  lilies are starting to come up and the birds are singing!

Last evening when I went for a walk to the old apple orchard in the back, the wind was blowing and the branches and the old leaves were rustling ... to my delight I spotted a beautiful red fox ... she spotted me too ... she looked behind and was unsure if she should proceed, then returned to the hill behind her. I know what's on that hill   :)   ...  the foxes den  ...  I know that because we have seen families of fox there in the past.  They are a sight to behold.  I have many photos of them but no longer have them on my camera so I'm not able to upload them to show you. I am hoping that we see a family of fox this year. The little ones are adorable ... they all have their own personality.

This Spring card was made with HERO ARTS stamps Misty Garden Pattern and Antique Background, the image of the birds and nest is from The Grapics Fairy.

Thank you for your visit. Have a safe and enjoyable day!


  1. This is such a lovely card! I have some images from the Graphic's Fairy, but haven't quite figured how to use them. I think your idea of a soft, stamped background is a good one. Thanks for the inspiration!

  2. Hi Susanne! Thanks so much for stopping by for a visit! I enjoyed looking through your blog, beautiful vintage cards...right up my alley!! :-)

  3. Hello Susanne
    What a most endearing card you have made, the birds are the main focus and then you notice the lovely soft background, just perfect.

  4. I hear you on the snow! We had a snow storm here last weekend too! :< But Spring is on it's way! :> And to me your card screams Spring! Love the soft colors!

  5. I always love the soft and muted tones that you use in your cardmaking. Your style of of vintage or of romance is always so beautiful. Love the colours used today. Thanks for following my blog and for your kind comments. They are so appreciated. Hope you have sunny weather soon sweetie. We are getting it somewhat in the Maritimes. Sunny days, but the win is brutely cold. Have a Blessed & Happy Easter. Hugs.

  6. What a darling card. Came over from Green Paper. Your work is enchanting.take care, gerri

  7. This is a beautiful card - I love the colurs you've used. Thanks for following me, and glad you enjoyed my blog...Esther xx

  8. Your card is a d o r a b l e !! Everything about it - the blue(!) bow makes it so unique !
    Great card!
    Hugs from Austria!