Saturday 23 March 2013

ATCAS #9 - Spring

We are already in the 9th challenge of Addicted to CAS!!!

This time Harriet chose the word - Spring... Yes, Spring is "supposed" to have officially arrived in the northern hemisphere, but I very much doubt that - more on that later on.

So my card:

The trees are stamped with one of my favourite stamps I hadn't used for some time now from Waltzing Mouse Stamps. The grass is die cut - I think My Favorite Things. And the birds are wood veneers which I coloured with ProMarkers.

And now to the reason why the word "Spring" sounds a bit funny to me these last couple of days. As I said, in theory, two days ago spring came officially - to the northern hemisphere that is ;)

And I was in Warsaw on business trip.

For the first time ever I completely forgot to check the weather before preparing my suitcase. When I was leaving I thought "We are already reaching the end of March, how cold can it be, with my anorak I will be fine just in case I need it"...

...And that's how this crazy Greek lady ended up walking on snow with her ballerinas...

The following day I woke up and the first thing was to go to the window to see what was going on... There is this Greek expression "my blood got frozen", kind of expressing either shock or fear... that's what I felt when I saw that the "a little bit of snow" of the previous day had become "quite a lot of snow" during the night:

Luckily I was flying in the morning and I just got a taxi from the hotel to the airport, because I don't think I could get anywhere with my "perfect for +15C" clothes and my ballerinas when everything was covered with snow and at -4C!!! I mean, come on, it's the 22nd of March already!!!

So... yes, welcome spring!!! lol!

But... let's go back to the reason of this post... I hope you like the card!

Come over at Addicted to CAS to see a variety of amazing card from the design team and to play with us. Our sponsor for this challenge is  Clearly Besotted Stamps!


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Christine said...

I know what you felt like.
Here in germany e nomally have around 12 - 17 degrees at the end of march.
Wel, we had twi days with 13 degrees and then the snow came back. This is SO frustrating. It keeps on leaving and coming back :(
So your card is perfect to bring some spring mood - like those birds a lot!


Kylie said...

You poor thing! I bet your feet were a little cold...
Your card is lovely, Natasha. Perfect to give you some hope for Spring to arrive. xx

Unknown said...

Gosh Natasha - that's enough to make anyone shiver..........but it's not much better here in the UK! Love your card - the promise of Spring. Lovely little birds and the die cut grass is fab.

Karen x

Sue said...

Fab card, Natasha, I like everything about it!

Loll said...

Hi Natasha. I love your spring scene ... sweet trees, grass and colorful birds - so pretty! Loll xx

Harriet Skelly said...

I LOVED reading your story about your trip to Warsaw but was shivering as I read it and looked at the pictures! I'm sure it is quite different than in Greece! Your Spring scene is lovely - I especially love the birds in those trees! Hugs, Harriet

Anonymous said...

Wonderful card Natasha. Really love it especially those little birds. How fabulous are they!! I will not complain about the cold and wet here anymore after seeing your photos.
Stay warm, Florence x

Susan said...

Super cute card! Love the little birdies!

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