Monday, 8 April 2013

Springing into Spring

 
Hi everyone - hope you are enjoying your week. At last!! - a bit of sun and some weak indications of springtime on its way .. yes I know it's still really cold, but hey the daffodils are finally out in the garden so hopefully warmer days will soon be here!
 
I felt enthused by the perkier weather and the prevalence of spring-themed challenges around to make a spring time card yesterday ... and I so enjoyed playing with an old Miss Anya image last week that I thought I would do another one. I don't actually own any Anya stamps but I do have a small stash of images sent to me back in the mists of time ... and I was drawn to this one of Miss Anya holding a basket of tulips - what could be more spring-like than that?? Teamed with a piece of LotV paper covered in what look like tulips to me, I was on a (spring) roll lol!

 
Stamps: Miss Anya; LotV Everyday Sentiment Circles;
Media: Promarkers and Flexmarkers;
Papers: LotV "Bonnets & Bowties";
Supplies: flowers by Wild Orchid Crafts; berries by Magnolia (from The Glitterpot); heart gems from Hobbycraft; ribbon and doily from my stash;
Tools: decorative labels eight nestabilities; Cheery Lynn "Queen Anne's Lace" border die; Magnolia Doohickey "heart swirl branch".
 
 
Challenges:
 
I actually made this card following the sketch for Bearly Mine challenge - but then realised the challenge closed sooner than I thought and I'd missed it - doh!
 
Joanna Sheen - Spring into Spring
Corrosive #171 - Spring Fling
Allsorts #201 - Spring Has Sprung
Divas By Design - Spring Colours
Crafts & Me #127 - Spring Flowers
Penny Black at Allsorts (April) - Blossoms and Bows
Crafty Creations #216 - Flowers or Fairies
Totally Papercrafts #161 - Birthday Girl in Pink
In The Pink #18 - Let's Fly Away (with pink)
Kaboodle #166 - Use Any Shade of Pink
I ♥ Promarkers #162 - What's Your Favourite Colour? (pink!)
Simon Says - Happy Birthday / Celebrate (2nd entry)
Cheery Lynn #75 - Anything Goes
Papertake Weekly - Anything Goes (3rd entry)
 
 
Thanks for visiting today :-)
Hugs,

20 comments:

  1. Gorgeous card, love the image and fab colours. Hugs, Claire x

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  2. A this is so pretty, your colouring is fab and those die cuts look lovely
    Hugs Kelly

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  3. Hi Pauline,
    What a sweet image, so cute,
    love your colour combo,
    hugs,
    Heather & Bronwyn x x

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  4. Gorgeous card Pauline. The image looks fab and I love the pretty papers and flowers.

    Thanks for joining this weeks challenge at I ♥ ProMarkers.
    Lorraine x

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  5. Beautiful! Love the colors, papers and your image is so pretty. Thank you for joining us at Divas by Design.
    Hugs Kelly

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  6. Gorgeous card, love the design and colours and not forgetting the cute image.
    luv
    Debby

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  7. What a wonderful card,I love the image and the colours.
    So gorgeous papers and the details.

    Hugs Riet.xx

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  8. Fabulous card... love the image and your layout too.

    Thanks for sharing at In The Pink.. hope to see you again soon with another fabbie pink creation!

    Christine x

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  9. what a beautiful card ,so many gorgeous details and i love the image
    Thank you for joining us at I ♥ ProMarkers and good luck
    tracey x

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  10. A beautiful card. Love the image and the wonderful details. Thanks for joining us at Totally Papercrafts.
    Hugs Sue W.

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  11. Very pretty, thanks for joining us at I ♥ ProMarkers.
    xx

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  12. Your card look gorgeous!!!
    Good luck to the challenge!

    If you wish, come on my blog ... If you want, you can become a Member? Please! ... I'd be honored

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  13. So pretty and very Spring-like Pauline! You've used the perfect colours.

    My daffodils are still tightly closed!
    xx

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  14. Ths is lovely! Thank you for joining us at the Ribbon Girl Card Challenge, we'd love to see you again :)

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  15. Beautiful card!! So feminine and pretty!! Love it!

    Thank you very much for joining us this week at the Simon Says Stamp Challenge Blog!

    Hugs...
    Melissa

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  16. This is so sweet! Love all the details!
    Thanks for sharing at Kaboodle Doodles!
    ~Michelle

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  17. Such a beautiful card Pauline, love the pastel colours. Thank you so much for joining us at Allsorts this week for our Spring has Sprung challenge x

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  18. Very sweet! Love butterflies Thanks for joining us at Kaboodle Doodles.

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  19. Lovely creation, lovely colours, the image is great and lovely colouring too. Thanks for joining Penny Black & More @ Allsorts and Joanna Sheen challenges. Good Luck.
    Happy crafting
    Tracy x

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  20. I love your choice of image, beautiful details and the design too, thanks for joining Penny Black & More @ Allsorts challenge good luck.
    Happy crafting
    Tracy x

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Thanks for looking, and for taking the time to leave a comment - I really appreciate it.
Pauline x