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Thursday, 21 January 2010

Thoughts of spring ...

If you've read my previous post you'll know that Kaz came to visit this morning and she has gone away thinking that she needs a cricut - yes, you do, Kaz. And, if you read this, you'll see that for this card I've used a free svg download (from Images by Heather) to produce edging around the yellow card very similar to that achieved with the punches you brought along to show me (which I was getting all set to buy - and then thought I'd investigate if there was anything similar available to use with Make the cut for the cricut.

I used Fiona's sketch for this week's challenge on Stampin' for the weekend:

My card has a 'spring' feel to it, which is good for these challenges:

Sophisticat
18: 'spring'
Artful inkables - think ink Tuesday 12: 'think spring'
Created by hand: 'waiting for spring'
No time to stamp? 122: 'mid-winter perk-me-up!' floral theme and some fresh spring-time colours
And perhaps it could also fit Papr Cutz challenge 24: 'summer'

The strips of paper are My mind's eye 'bloom and grow' - the dotty piece is embossed - and the stamped flower is a Magenta stamp coloured with copics.

I know that I didn't actually use a punch, but using the cricut for the triple dot scalloped edge has achieved the same effect, so I'm also linking for:

Creative card crew 43: 'punch it'
Simon says: 'punch it'
One stop craft 63: 'fancy edges or corners

It's also OK for Sunday stamper 87: 'birthday'

The spring colours I've used remind me of oranges and lemons, so it's good for Charisma cardz 3: 'fruity colours' and also Sweet stampin' 9: 'feeling fruity'.

19 comments:

  1. Oh my goodness Hazel, that's amazing!! And there's no fiddling about lining it all up. Definately neeeeeeed one now.

    Love the card xxx

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  2. Really fresh and pretty Hazel and you saved yourself punch money too - yay!

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  3. very nice. I love that you used your Cricut to create your border.
    Since buying my Cricut last summer, I look at punches now (I used to spend a fortune on them) and say "how easily can I do this on my Cricut" and walk right by the punch. BIG GRIN
    The money I've saved has bought my Cricut several times over.
    I'm using Sure Cuts a Lot, but will investigate the Make the Cut software.

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  4. A really lovely card Hazel :o) Thanks for joining us at SFTW! Kate

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  5. amazing, very effective. One day I will sit down with my robo and do things like this lol

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  6. Gorgeous card hun!
    Thank you so much for joining in with my challenge at Sophisticats this week!
    Hugs,
    Teri (Guest DT)
    x

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  7. Wow what a beautiful card such a lovely image and colours and fabulous details. Thanks for taking part in the CCC Challenge.
    Paula xxxx

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  8. Fab card, thanks for joining in hun x

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  9. Beautiful card love the fancy border and it definitely has a spring feel. Thanks for joining the OSCC challenge this week. luv gina xx

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  10. You went punch crazy! What a beautiful project! Thanks so much for sharing at CCC!

    Janna :)

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  11. Hazel this card is fab!!!
    I love the warm feel of it and beautiful borders and flower!!!
    Thanks for joining us at OSCC. Hugs Itzuvit xx

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  12. Hazel this is beautiful, such gorgeous Spring colours, many thanks for joining us at Sophisticats this week. Hugs Avril xxxx

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  13. Hi Hazel, super sweet card! lovely layout and colour combo
    thank you so much for joining us for a sweet stampin challenge, good luck
    love emma xxx

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  14. Very happy colours on this card. I'm so glad you joined the STFW challenge and good luck.

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  15. Lovely card with great punching detail, thank you for joining in with the CCC challenge this week.

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  16. This is so summery I love it and those borders are brilliant!
    Thank you for joining us at stampin' for the weekend and good luck.

    X Amy X

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  17. Hazel, your card is gorgeous:O) Love the colours and fab design. Lovely! Great take on Fiona's sketch.
    Thank you for joining us at Stampin' for the Weekend, good luck!
    Nancy;O)

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  18. Lovely bright, sunny card. It makes me think of summer :o)

    Thanks for joining us at SFTW

    Hugs
    Tracey
    x

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