Flower…I keep being told!

So I’ve recently donated to Marie Curie and have pinned the little yellow daffodil to my coat with a daily reminder from the girls who chant ‘flower’ at me every morning when we leave the house. With that in mind, and because the stirrings of spring have begun, all my focus seems to be on flowers right now.

Here’s my card to join in the birthday celebrations at Time Out and to herald the start of spring and welcome back the lovely flowers…which reminds me, our garden needs some serious tlc…

I’m also entering it into the Craft Stamper ‘Anything Goes’ challenge.

Floral Birthday

I’m a little overdue a posting as I’ve been working on a secret project (to be displayed later in the year!).

However as I have now got my new ink pads (I’m very pleased with them!) I’ve been itching to try them out. After much consideration I opted for Memento Dew Drop ink pads as the whole range is very affordable.

So here it is, a birthday card which uses the Creativty Essentials – Trad Florals stamp set.

I’m really pleased with the effect I can get from the ink pads being smaller and tear drop shaped.

Thanks for stopping by!

Balloon Celebration

Yay! I’ve had chance to try out my new Stampin Up! Stamp set called Balloon Celebration.

CAS colours and sketches inspired the three balloons down the left with their challenge #210 sketch.

Time out challenge #77 inspired the colours and Allsorts are running an ‘anything goes’ challenge this week.

Thanks for stopping by. I’m off for a quick nap as I’ve got a rare night out tonight!

Anyone ready for spring?

I’m definitely ready for spring and as my crocuses have started to pop up it can’t be too far away now!

I fancied a pop of colour to go with the lovely sunny (but cold) evening we have just had. This card uses the Woodware Hello Birdie clear stamp and I have coloured it using dye inks and aqua brushes. Let’s see what Time Out Challenges┬áthink of it!

Hopefully the husband will take the twiglets off my hands for a couple of hours tomorrow because I’ve got some new stamps I’m dying to try out!

Mother’s Day 2017

A little early but here’s my Mother’s Day card for my mother in law. I steered clear of pinks today and chose a blue palette.

The stamp set I’ve used is a lovely one from JustRite stamps called Winged Vintage Labels Two & Three. The centre stamp compliments the butterflies beautifully.

I’m not usually one for adding too many embellishments to my cards but I had the pearls to hand and thought ‘why not?’! I also added some fine ribbon to help the centre piece stand out.

I really need to think about moving away from the square white card bases now!!