Wednesday, 3 April 2013

Springing into spring


When I saw this week's challenge for Daring cardmakers 'springing into spring' I remembered that I had some spring elements on springs that I bought long ago from Poundland, so I've dug them out for this simply card. Papers are from a Springtime collection paper pack that came with a magazine, tearing the grass and daisies paper and writing the wording freehand. I wish spring would hurry up because atm it's still like winter and there's even some snow forecast for the early hours of tomorrow morning - brrr.

The Daring cardmaker's challenge is being sponsored by Little Blue Button.



This is also for:

Facebook A card a day
Use it Tuesday 52: all about spring
Fussy & fancy 85: spring days
My Sheri crafts 107: spring has sprung
Scrappy frogs: think spring

Happy birthday to you!


This is a simple card using a couple of pieces of patterned paper and five chipboard circles held on to a sentiment strip with brads, all matted on an orange card blank (here I go again using orange when I've said I hardly ever use it).


This is for:

Ooh-la-la 127: colourful challenge: orange and green
More than favours wacky Wednesday 83: birthday theme
Ruby's rainbow 51: happy birthday
Simon says: happy birthday
There she goes 201: masculine
Hobby cutz 3: CAS
Card and scrap 52: use brads
Totally papercrafts 160: metal
Let's craft and create 67: anything goes
Crafty emblies: anything goes
My Grafico 148: anything goes
Make it Monday 134
52 card pick-up 2.13

Birthday butterfly


This is a simple card made with a ready decorated shaped card blank, stamped with the sentiment, with a decoupaged flower and butterfly that was upcycled from a card received.

Colours are for Color throwdown 236 (why is it that colours look a lot paler in the photo than they do IRL?):


This is also for:

Flutter by Wednesday 234: flowers + butterfly
Country view crafts 2: butterflies
Emma's cards 15: butterflies
Sentimental Sundays 148: shaped cards
Everybody art 230: shaped card
Nutcrafters 40: shaped card
More than favours wacky Wednesday 83: birthday theme
Ruby's rainbow 51: happy birthday
Simon says: happy birthday
Use it Tuesday 52: all about spring
Divas by design: spring colours
Broken box stock 23: think spring
Fussy & fancy 85: spring days
My Sheri crafts 107: spring has sprung
AnMaCreatief 19: spring
Scrappy frogs: think spring
613 avenue create 13: anything goes with flowers
Clear it out: spring is coming - stash: flowers
Crafting for all seasons 49: floral delight
Crafts and me 127: spring flowers
Crafty creations 216: flowers or fairies
Paper pretties 252: April showers bring May flowers
Let's craft and create 67: anything goes
Crafty emblies: anything goes
My Grafico 148: anything goes
Make it Monday 134
52 card pick-up 2.13

Spring roses


A while ago I bought a Hunkydory kit (good to have some of these to make quick cards for charity sales) and had some shapes that were meant to be able to be made into cards as per instructions, but I decided to use them differently, so here is one element matted on to a card blank that had been covered with a crackle look shimmery paper - bit of a leather look. The two ovals were meant to be used with other components, but I prefer to 'do my own thing' with them.

Colours are for ColourQ 183:



This is also for:

Cards galore April: vintage
Anything goes 89: mail it
Use it Tuesday 52: all about spring
Divas by design: spring colours
Broken box stock 23: think spring
Fussy & fancy 85: spring days
My Sheri crafts 107: spring has sprung
AnMaCreatief 19: spring
Scrappy frogs: think spring
613 avenue create 13: anything goes with flowers
Clear it out: spring is coming - stash: flowers
Crafting for all seasons 49: floral delight
Crafts and me 127: spring flowers
Crafty creations 216: flowers or fairies
Paper pretties 252: April showers bring May flowers
Let's craft and create 67: anything goes
Crafty emblies: anything goes
My Grafico 148: anything goes
Make it Monday 134
52 card pick-up 2.13