Tuesday 17 March 2015

Spring sunshine

Good evening! Seems ages since I had time to blog a card...don't know where all the time goes! I don't even go to work anymore...too busy enjoying myself!!!:) I have spent quite a bit of time lately with my gorgeous granddaughters, and of course, my lovely Mum - much nicer than going to work!
I also spent a bit of time attempting to sort out some of my craft stuff, a kind of vague attempt at spring cleaning, but I kept finding stuff I'd forgotten about which distracted me....completely.
I found a pad of the most gorgeous papers by Heartfelt Creations so I stopped to make this card. I used just one of the sheets of paper, which is doublesided, cut 2 squares and a circle. I distressed the edges of the squares and layered them together and embossed the circle. The lovely East Wind image, is printed on kraft and coloured with pencils as I wanted a soft look for this design,
 then part die cut and part fussy cut. I cut loads of the flowers from the remains of the paper and layered them to give some dimension. I just added a decorative corner, a sentiment tag (LOTV) and some faux stitching.
Might have another attempt at tidying later.....
Thank you for taking the time to's hoping your days are filled with sunshine!
Challenges entered:
fantastictuesday #77 make it square
scrap-creations pastel colours
ttcrd anything goes
craftyboots spring
fairytale-challenge flower power
theeastwind a spring in her step
aurorawings anything goes
creativeknockouts in stitches


Irish Cherokee said...

I went by this notification of your new post and had to back up. This beautiful Chris. Amazing attention to detail. The papers, and coloring are Excellent. - Jim

Doreen said...

This is gorgeous,fab image and

Sue said...

This is absolutely gorgeous Chris! love the papers and the flowers you made..lots of huggles Sue xx

Kathleen said...

This is totally gorgeous Chris, love that paper and the sweet image, love the way you have cut flowers out of the paper to match. Tip top card.

Kath x

Jo said... the colouring on kraft & those flowers look fab!
hugs Jo x

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Dee's Craft Room said...

Fab card, great flowers and papers. Thank you for playing along with us at Crafty Boots Challenges.


Chrissy said...

This is stunning Chris..I love the beautiful image and colouring on kraft..the papers are to die for and the flowers looks amazing..beautiful card.


Asmah Zainal Abidin said...

I just love the Heartfelt flowers. The flowers are gorgeous and your card is fabulous Chris. Thank you so much for entering our ATG challenge at Through The Craft Room Door this fortnight. Looking forward to see you again next challenge.

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coldwaters2 said...

WOW this is awesome Chris I agree that those papers are something special so is that image, amazing creation.
lorraine x

Anonymous said...

Beautiful card Chris the image is fabulous. You are right the papers are gorgeous.
Rose xx

chrissy xx said...

Yikes! I've only been away a few days and you've been so busy!
I LOve this design Chris with her hair spilling over the die.
.FABulous colours and delicious flowers too.

Marsha said...

Look at all those flowers - such patience cutting out so many of them. Thank you so much for entering your lovely card in the Kraft Journal Challenge.

PinkyLisasInkyCrafts said...

Thank you so much for joining our current challenge 'A Spring In Her Step' over at The East Wind.

Wow wow wow what a stunner! The make looks really dimensional with the flowers and their layout. Gorgeous Colours and you have chosen a wonderful image to use. I am in love with this make!!!

Not only do we have two monthly challenges, but we have facebook challenges as well.... I hope you can join in with is again.

<3 & hugs
Lisa xxxxx
TEW DT Member

Penny said...

Wow, this is so gorgeous, Chris! I love the soft palette on your card and image! So pretty! Really great design, love the paper and those fab flowers! (Great idea to fussy-cut them.) Love the distressing, faux stitching, cool die cut, and sweet sentiment! :^)
Hugs, Penny
(Work is for youngsters, doncha think? ;^)

Crafty Judith said...

Fabulous card and thanks so much for joining us at Fan-Tastic Tuesday Challenge very good luck Judith DT x

DonnaMundinger said...

Oh this is just gorgeous, Chris! Love the paper and fabulous flowers and your coloring on the kraft is amazing! Thanks so much for joining our Spring challenge at TEW and our ATG Challenge at Aurora Wings. xxD

Rebecca Bradshaw said...

Ooh this is so gorgeous! I love the papers and all those beautiful flowers.

Steffi said...

Oh WOW! Your card is so great! Love it!

Thanks for joining us at Fairy tale Challenge!

Hugs Steffi

maureenjscott said...

Fabulous! This is stunning! I love the layout and flowers and your colouring. thanks for sharing at The East Wind. mo x

Bianca said...

You have made such a lovely project. This is really so pritty and I love the flowers. Thank you for joining us at Fairytale Challenge.
XX Bianca

PS.: Today our new challenge started and we have a lovely little blog hop too. We would be happy if you like to join in.

Gale said...

Lovely spring card Chris. Love the beautiful flowers. Thanks for joining us in our "Pastel Challenge" at Going Grey With Scrap-Creations. We hope to see you again next time. Hugs, Gale DT