Sunday, 15 March 2015

All dressed up - and loving spring time

Hello everyone

Firstly welcome to the new followers.  It makes it all worth while when you realise people are actually appreciating the work you do, so thank you, from the bottom of my heart, to you all that take the time to read and comment!

It is once again time for another challenge over at All dressed up, with the chance to win some images of your choice, and of course, the prestigious badge.

My inspiration for you this time is this lovely little lady called 'love spring time'.  I wanted something that lifted my mood, and as here in the UK the first signs of spring have started to appear, what better way than with her.  Isn't she just gorgeous.  You can find her, and Wendy's other fantastic images here

The backing papers are from a first edition pad.  The image was coloured with promarkers (what else!) and distressed a little with Victorian velvet distress ink.  The die cut background is a Marianne die I just adore.  All finished with flowers that are a combination of die cut and brought.  The big flower was die cut from a tattered flowers Tim Holtz die, and coloured using distress inks on a mat, wet with a spray bottle and then I dabbed the paper into the blobs, making the mottled/spotty effect. a bit of glitter and a couple of gems later and taa daa!

I'd like to enter this into:
Fairytale challenge - flower power
If you give a crafter a cookie - photo inspiration (i took the colours (green, pink and beige) and the
spring flowers)
613 Avenue create - anything goes

Thanks for stopping by, if you do, please leave me some love in the comments box
See you soon


  1. Such a cute image just the ticket for spring, love your dipped TH flowers very effective. x

  2. I love this. Your papers are fabulous and I have to say the layout is perfect x

  3. Gorgeous card Rachael!
    Love the papers you've used!

  4. Beautiful card, Rachael! Fabulous colouring, and pretty papers and flowers! :o)

  5. Gorgeous card, love the flowers you have added as well as they compliment the image beautifully.
    Niki x

  6. so beautiful rachael.gorgeous pretty details and colours and i love the sweet image ;D

    xx coops xx

  7. Your Card is so wonderful!

    Thanks for joining us at Fairy tale Challenge!

    Hugs Steffi

  8. This is so so amazing, beautiful job. Thank you so much for sharing your beautiful work at Give A Crafter A Cookie.

    Naz xx

  9. Thank you so much for sharing with us at If You Give A Crafter A Cookie. Good Luck and come back and see us soon! Lori - on behalf of If You Give A Crafter A Cookie Challenge Blog DT

  10. This is stunning Rachael, gorgeous image and colours. I have become your latest follower,I would love it you came and followed me. Marlene

  11. This is stunning Rachael, gorgeous image and colours. I have become your latest follower,I would love it you came and followed me. Marlene

  12. Very pretty card and love the colors you used. Well Done. Thanks for sharing with us at Give a Crafter A Cookie.

  13. You have made such a lovely project. This is really so pritty and I love the flowers. Thank you for joining us at Fairytale Challenge.
    XX Bianca

    PS.: Today our new challenge started and we have a lovely little blog hop too. We would be happy if you like to join in.

  14. Gorgeous card!!! Thanks so much for participating in our IF YOU GIVE A CRAFTER A COOKIE... challenge!! Hope to see you again for our next challenge!!
    A Little Bit O' Paper


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