Tuesday, 8 April 2014

Spring Has Sprung!



Evening all, we’ve had a lovely day here today – sunny and windy and I got 2 loads of washing dry – hooray! I’m turning into my Mum, little things etc etc…

This weeks Papertake challenge is…

Spring has Sprung

It’s the perfect theme after today’s weather and we want to see some lovely Spring cards this week or cards using bright and cheerful Spring colours

There is a fabby prize as always and some great inspiration from the DT so make sure you pop over and have a look




I used one of the images from a Lili of the Valley art pad, this is one of my favourite stamps Balloon Bunny and it’s available now as a pre-coloured topper in the Bunnies pad


PTW 53 - Spring Has Sprung


 PTW 53 - Spring Has Sprung 2


 PTW 53 - Spring Has Sprung 3     PTW 53 - Spring Has Sprung 4



The shaped front was a bit of an accident but I quite liked it. I cut a couple of elements from another topper (you get 3 of each design in the pads) and decorated the inside


Here’s what else I used;

Handwritten Phrases

Circular Sentiment from Set 7 ‘For You’

Grunge Elements stamp

Magnolia Doohickey banner die

Prima Papers

Spellbinders blossom die

Flatback pearls and Cream Cotton Lace from the Ribbon Girl

Flowers from Wild Orchid crafts

Pine cones from our local park!!




It’s the final of the Great British Sewing Bee tonight so I’m looking forward to that. I find it hard to believe that they were the best 10 amateur sewers in the Country out of 1000’s but I suppose it makes good tv if some of them can’t even follow a pattern! I’ve still enjoyed it though, I did a quilting class a few weeks ago and was hand sewing for the first time in many years… I loved it! In fact I’ll take some piccies of what I made and show you shortly


Have a lovely evening all









  1. Gorgeous card Anne, love the sunny yellows and fabulous inside too. Hugs, Claire x

  2. Wow fabulous card!! Wonderful details!
    Hugs, Sonja.

  3. A gorgeous spring card Anne,the image is so sweet.
    I've only seen a few episodes of the sewing bee. I used to make all my suits for work, but that was quite a few years ago! The sewing machine is a bit rusty now!
    Lorraine x

  4. Adorable card Anne - love that uber cute image and fabulous LO.
    Debs xx

  5. This card is adorable dearie.Love this image and fab card design too.Glad your washing dried, I got one load done so I know where you are coming from.Its nice to have the sunshine back.Hope you're well sweetie.Hugs Debbie x

  6. Your card is gorgeous Anne. Love the image and the papers are fabulous as is the colour scheme.
    Nothing better than the smell of washing after it has dried outside.
    Have a lovely week.
    Hugs Sharon. x

  7. So gorgeous Anne. I love the cute image and beautiful papers.
    I am the same as you when it comes to getting washing dry. I used to live in a flat without a garden so really appreciate the luxury of hanging washing out to dry!
    I hope you enjoy the Sewing Bee, I am recording it to watch later with my daughters.
    Sue xx

  8. Gorgeous card Anne, love this little bunny too. I bet you went around looking for washing too lol,l managed 3 loads which included Toby's blankets and all dried - even sat out a bit too after a bit of gardening :) x Susan x

  9. Gorgeous card Anne - love the yellows and that bunny is delightful! Looking forward to seeing your sewing! Hugs rachel xx

  10. This is so gorgeous, love the colours so sunny and the little dots around the image. The banner is the perfect finishing touch

  11. Beautiful card Anne, such a sweet image and the papers and layout are fab.
    I love getting the washing out too, nothing like the smell of wind dried laundry, hugs Kate X

  12. Stunning card Anne. Love the pretty flowers and the bunting. Lovely Spring colours. Hugs, Carol S.xx

  13. Love the card happy crafting .......x

  14. Fabulous card Anne, love the image, I got this pad at the week-end, I think I've said this before 'I love the art pads' lol!!
    Your design of card is fab too, it's nice to see something different, the inside is so pretty!
    Missed you on Saturday, but Debs and I had a fabulous time, I think I have the bug now to try other projects lol!! Dawny was fabulous...
    Marjorie x


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