Thursday, 31 March 2011

Spring is in the air!

Hello bloggers,


have you missed me?? *lol* I have been away to visit my parents and an aunt who celebrated her 80th birthday last week. It was a very busy week for me with lots of travelling, organising etc. but fun, too!  I got to see my parents which was lovely and my mum spoilt me rotten. She cooked my favourite foods, took me shopping and eating ice cream! 
But now it's time to go back to "work" and show you a couple of cards I did. Spring has come to this part of England, everywhere there are flowers and colours and lovely smells so I couldn't resist to use these images from Ruth's new release of digis.
Tulips being my favourite flower it was easy to decide to go for that one and I love the look of the Hyacinth as well so had to make a card with that one, too.





The paper I used is by Papermania, as is the ribbon. I paperpieced the blossoms witha  Basic Grey paper (Eva collection) and shaded with Copics. The rest is coloured with Copics as well. Pearls are by SU and I used a Fiskars punch on the tulip card and a MS punch (butterfly) on the Hyacinth card as well as a scalloped border die by PTI. Sentiments are both by PTI.


I am entering into these challenges:
Totally Gorjuss - Challenge 73: Spring has sprung
Prairie Fairy Friday - Oh so spring
Sew many challenges - Challenge 48: Spring fling
Stamp Something - Spring
Creative Stamp Friends - Spring
Stamps R Us - Celebrate spring
Creative Inspirations Paint - Inspired by Flowers

11 comments:

CRAZYCRAFTSHED said...

Hi Alex
Lovely to see you back and your cards are gorgeous,glad you had a lovely time ,
Hugs Diane xx :)

Ruth said...

These are both fabulous...the pinks are so fresh and "springy". Ruth x

jules said...

Hi Alex glad to see your back, and im loving the cards! gorgeous as usual!

Janette said...

Hi Alex, nice to have you back, glad you enjoyed your trip, your cards are as lovely as ever.xx

Julie said...

Two pretty cards Alex

Grenouille Greetings said...

Hope you had a great time away, Alex. These are two very pretty cards. Love the nature look! Hugs, Lesley

Carmen O. said...

Lovely cards! Your coloring is fantastic. I love your clean and simple card designs focusing on the beautiful images.

Kirei na Kami said...

Both of your cards are stunning!!! I love the CAS design...so very refreshing and crisp...and your coloring is flawless!!! Thank you for joining us in this week's Creative Inspirations Challenge!!! I hope to see more of your lovely creations in next week's challenge:)

Hugs!
Carolyn

Dionne said...

I love this card, it's clean,simple and elegant.
Thanks for playing with us at Fairy Fun Fridays.

Marilyn said...

Gorgeous cards, so elegant & pretty!
Thanks for joining us at Stamps R Us.

Suzi said...

Two gorgeous cards, love the designs and the image. Thank you for joining us at Fairy Fun Friday this week. Good luck in the draw.
Hugs
Suzi x