Saturday 21 February 2015

...thinking of spring...

Another week over....only one week left of February...then we can really start thinking of spring! I'm sooo looking forward to better weather and more daylight and sunshine and flowers and getting out in the garden! There are signs already, lots of buds on the trees and shrubs, crocuses snowdrops and daffs starting to sprout! Our challenge theme at Sweet Stampin' this week is a very apt one - Spring Flowers - my favourites! I absolutely love their bright bold colours as they bravely bloom, sometimes in the freezing cold, banishing the dull miserable end-of-winter days!
For my card I  die cut a card blank using a large tag die, then covered it with dp. I coloured a gorgeous Mo Manning image, a lovely little girl selling her gorgeous tulips with copics, then die cut using a stitched circle die, which I layered over another die cut tag. I added the three die cut tulips, which I shaded slightly to add dimension. A tiny tag stamped and doodled around the edges was tucked behind the image. I added a ribbon and lace border and a ribbon and twine bow to finish.
The lovely ladies at Sweet Stampin' would love to see lots and lots of spring flowers this week, so hop on over here to join us! There's a fabulous prize from Petal Lu for this week's lucky winner!
Thanks for calling by
Have a lovely weekend
Challenges entered
leftofcenter use dies
fussyandfancy tic tac toe- sentiment, ribbon, lace
cutecardthursday floral delight
craftingforallseasons dies and/or punches
craftygalscorner bingo (bows flowers brads)


aussie aNNie said...

Beautiful card Chris. Sweet image coloured

{The Journey is the Start – my personal blog}
Chris I would also like to thank you for entering into our challenge of Dies and/or punches...good luck with this beautiful card.xx.
Hope to see you in our next challenge. Cheers, aNNie
{Crafting For All Seasons DT Member}

mixamatoasties said...

Absolutely gorgeous card Chris! Love it.

Susan xx

Sue said...

Fab card Chris! lots of huggles Sue xxx

Steph said...

Adorable card, love that it's tag shaped. Great use of die cuts too. Thanks for sharing with us at LOC.

Paddington fan said...

Such a pretty image and great card design - love all the details! Have a great weekend, love Jacky x

Chrissy said...

Gorgeous card Chris..the image is so pretty and beautifully coloured and love the tulip die..fabulous.


ahlers5 said...

This is so pretty. I love the cutout tulips to match the design. Just wonderful! Thanks so much for playing along with us at Inspiration Destination this week.

Beth Brovold said...

So Spring like and lovely Chris!! The colours are so cheery and your image is beautifully coloured...thank you for sharing with us at Fussy and Fancy!!
Take care,

Kathleen said...

Well this is gorgeous, fantastic layout and a lovely image, love the colours and the tulip die.

Kath x

Dreja said...

Ein tolles Werk. Danke für die Teilnahme an der Stempelsonne.
LG Dreja

Penny said...

Oh, what a bright, beautiful creation! Love the shape of this, the fab layered items you added, your darling image, and your wonderful coloring! And those tulips are the perfect touch! Love them! :^)
Glad to hear spring is arriving in your neck of the woods, too! :^)
Hugs, Penny

Wendy said...

So gorgeous Chris, love the sweet image and wonderful colours.
Wendy xx

Judy V said...

Sweet card! Love the image and matching die cut tulips! Thanks for joining us at Crafty Gals Corner!

Rebecca Bradshaw said...

This is so gorgeous! Such a beautiful image and perfect colours. Hope you're having a lovely weekend.

Karen Dunbrook said...

how delightful...can't wait for Spring since it has been -38C here in Ontario, Canada......

chrissy xx said...

Coooee! I'm here again Chris, playing catch up lol.
What a FABulous design this is..LOving your colours, image and this GOrgeous Tulip die.
I've a little bunch of Crocus who's heads are peeking out of the snow we had today!

Wendy Nicola Jackson said...

I LOVE this image Chris, it's perfect for a Spring card. Beautifully coloured and very cool layout too! Hugs, Wends x

Desire Fourie said...

Such a delightful creation. Loving the cheerful image and the bouquet of poppy flowers.
{Doing Life – my personal blog}

Becca Cruger said...

Girrrrrllllll, you know how to layer! This tag is absolutely lovely with it's bright, springy beauty! And you've got some amazing coloring skills. Thanks for linking it up over at Crafty Gals Corner!

Kathryn said...

very pretty spring card! thanks for playing at Crafty Gals corner! :)

Samantha A. said...

What a beautiful spring card!
Thanks for playing along last week at Crafty Gals Corner!
Crafty Gals Corner - DT Coordinator
Crafty Gals Corner

Claudia said...

Tolle Karte. Vielen Dank für die Teilnahme an der SsC.

LG, Claudia

BEX said...

Love love love this. The way you've highlighted the tulips with the die cuts, the bright and sunny feel, the composition. It's all fab. Thank you so much for sharing at Left of Center.

Lou Lou said...

Lovely card, irs got a fresh spring look to it. Thanks for sharing at LOC. Lou x

Mary Lou said...

Wow Chris--GREAT Card!! Cute MM image and the tulip dies--WOW what a perfect fit!! I too am wanting warmer weather and flowers budding:)) Have a great day and thanks for joining in the TTT challenge at Fussy and Fancy!! Good Luck!