Monday 11 February 2013

Spring has Sprung

I decided to make a start on my Easter cards and thoroughly enjoyed using zesty citrus colours alongside this cute Penny Black stamp.
I coloured the stamped image with Promarkers and inked the edges of the topper with Squeezed Lemonade and Mowed Grass Distress Inks.
The papers are Papermania Spring Chic, to which I added some lemon pearl card and inked all the edges with more Mowed Grass.
To make the daffodils, I punched flowers with a Nellie Snellen punch, snipped of the serrated edges to make smooth petals, and added a piece of upside down Card Candi, which I shaped with a ball tool to make more of a cup shape, to the centre of each.  A blob of Yellow Stickles in the middle of each Candi is meant to look like the stigma.
To embellish, I used a yellow ribbon, a bow, some tiny orange pearls and little green gems.
I'm entering this card in the following challenges -
Bunny Zoe's - flowers and pearls
Stamp and Create - spring
Tammy's Scrapin' Corner - #49 - handmade embellishments
There She Goes - #194 - flowers
Crafty Ann's - #82 - tie a yellow ribbon
Delightful Challenges - think spring
Penny's Paper-Crafty - #113 - ribbons and bows
Sweet Sketch - #192 - sketch


  1. Wendy this is such a gorgeous card. I love the image, I think the Penny Black stamps are just magic. Love your colours, kate x

  2. Gorgeous card Wendy. I love the cute PB stamp and you've coloured it beautifully. The fresh spring colours look fab too.
    Lorraine x

  3. This is gorgeous, Wendy. Love the cute image and the flowers.

  4. This is gorgeous, I love the sweet image and beautiful flowers.
    Sue xx

  5. Oh Wendy what a lovely Easter card. I had forgotten that Easter is very early this year. What a wonderful image and I just love love love your colours used and your added embellishments. This is a great card, thanks so much for joining us this week over at Sweet Sketch Wednesday hope to see you again next week and good luck.

    Kathie SSW-DT

  6. What a fun image! Great card!

  7. You know Im a fan. Another wicked awesome card. Xoxo Denise

  8. Just so adorable!
    Thank you for joining us at Penny's Paper Crafty and I hope we see you again soon!



  9. This is gorgeous Wendy,love the image, colours and layout. Marlene

  10. Wendy your card is so pretty the image and the colours are so lovely x

  11. Wendy,
    This is just the cutest! Perfect for an Easter card, love the colors. Thanks for joining us at SSW.
    Hugs, Heide SSW-DT

  12. Wendy, this is just precious. I love the little sun flower along the side. And, your image is just the cutest thing ever!! Thanks for joining us at SSW. this week.
    Hugs, Nancy SSW-DT

  13. This really made me smile, it's so adorable, I love the colours and layout and the cat is just soooo sweet
    Lindsay xx

  14. Oh my, just look at this little sweetie of a card! Soooo adorable. Thanks for joining us at Sweet Sketch Wednesday.


  15. Gorgeous. That image is sooooo cuuuuute. Thanks for joining us at Tammy's Scrapin Corner for this challenge.
    Margaret, DT

  16. Love your gorgeous, adorable card.

  17. beautiful card Wendy. I love those daffodils. Thank you for sharing with us at SSW this week. Holly xx

  18. Very pretty Wendy, the image is so sweet. Thanks for joining us at Crafty Ann's this time. Carol DT x

  19. This is so cute. I love the beautifully colored image and your embellishments are great. Thanks for joining us this week for hand made embellishments.
    Karal DT for Tammy's Scrapin Corner

  20. So springy and so pretty! Thanks so much for joining us this week at Sweet Sketch Wednesday.

    Peace & Luv,

  21. How precious! My mama would flip over this card. I love the color choice and image. Thanks for joining us at Delightful Challenges.
    Christine Dt

  22. The cuteness just continues ... this is adorable. What a wonderful image and your coloring brings it to life. I love the design of your card and as always ... your extra little touches are perfect. ♥ Denise

  23. A gorgeous card!
    Thank you soo much for taking part in our "Ribbon & Bows" challenge…
    Hope to see you again in our new challenge.

    (DT Penny's Paper Crafty Challenges)

  24. Really pretty Wendy, thank you for sharing it with us at Crafty Ann's
    Ann x


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