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".
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 :-)


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

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

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

  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

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

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

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

    Hugs Riet.xx

  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

  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

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

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

  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

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

    My daffodils are still tightly closed!

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

  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!


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

  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

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

  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

  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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Pauline x