Sunday, 21 January 2018

spring time!

Hello everyone

Despite the pouring rain, mixed with sleet and the occasional bit of snow, I am feeling spring-like.  I think I’m looking out of the window and willing my daffodils through the soil, but in doing so, becoming rather obsessed with the colour yellow. I seem to have made a few cards in yellow combos with reds, pinks, and greens.  The first one to share is this one:

 I made this card in prep for my Moms birthday in Feb (I hope she’s not reading this!) using a new Wild Rose stamp purchase called dogs in pots.

I’ve done loads of fold-back cards in the past, but never on a A5 landscape so it gave me lots of room. 
I wanted the feel of a trellis, but didn’t have one so cut up a crafters companion backing die to make it look a bit rugged.  I also used a tattered lace ivy die and the flowers were printed and cut out, as was the Lili of the valley sentiments. 
All the backing papers were printed from a Nitwit collection.  The image was stamped in desert sand memento, and coloured with copics and promarkers (still building the copic collection so it’s a bit mix and match at the moment!)
Finished with a few yellow pearls and a mushroom die (sorry I don't know where its from I seem to have lost the packaging) also coloured with copics

I’d like to enter this into:
 613 Avenue Create - anything goes with something new as optional (my stamp)
Fashionable stamping - anything goes using a stamp
Dragonfly dreams - anything goes
Crafters castle - anything goes
Crafting with Dragonflies - anything goes
Crazy colour challenge - anything goes

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  1. Love he colour palette you've used. Is this two pieces of card?? Can't quite work out A5 landscape? duh!! I love a new fold!
    It's a really pretty card and I'm sure your Mum will love it. Thank you for sharing it with us at Crafting with Dragonflies. Wynn DT

  2. Just read your interesting bio Rachael and I see you love working with CDs. I wondered if you've ever visited another site I design for......CD Sunday.....only rule is you use a CD and tell us which. Great fun and quite challenging at times. Hope to see you visiting us soon Wynn xx

  3. I love your Z Fold is absolutely adorable!!! The puppies steal my heart and I love all the deminsion you created with the butterflies and flowers. Thank you so much for entering our challenge at Crafter's Castle this month....good luck :)
    Hugs... Janie
    Crafter's Castle

  4. Beautiful card!
    Thank you for joining us at The Colour Crazy Challenge! Jane S (DT) xxx

  5. Hi Rachael. How cute are those dogs in pots!!! Sooo cute! I can feel the Spring bursting through on this card.
    Thanks for joining us at Fashionable Stamping Challenges.
    Dot x
    Ink Art Designs

  6. Great design and choice of colours. I really like this card.
    Thanks for stopping by at 613 Avenue Create.
    Hugs Sheryl DT member xx


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