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Monday, 12 March 2012

With Love

Good news I have got my laptop back and feel better that it isn't taking me over 4hrs to do the blog and I can finally leave comments. didn't realise I would miss it so much.
Hope you all enjoyed the weekend - wasn't the weather great, thought spring was here and now its back to gloomy.  As it felt like spring I decided to do a card that hopefully reflected that, also gave me a chance to use some of my favourites things, using several dies and some stash that has been waiting to be used.

Once again I used one of my favourite card blanks as they are so versatile.  I found the spots & ladybird paper stock in my stash which I had bought sometime ago but never got round to using (sound familiar).  I used grand labels one (another one of my favourites), I used the outer edge of the largest size to create a faux edge in pink card.

I then used Cheery Lyn English Tea Party Doily (cut from Crafters Companion Pearl Card) edged with a touch of spun sugar distress ink (favourite). The stamped image (CC Pearl card) is from a set of clear stamps from pergamano, coloured with promarkers.  I used a spellbinders circle die, edged with spun sugar and some twinkles.  I used pinflair to lift it slightly from the doily.  Cheery Lynn Fanciful Flourish was used with green bazzill cardstock and placed under the doily.

The flowers were cut from Marianne Craftables (CR1204) using cardstock from my stash and layered to give a flower effect, edged with twinkles and a drop of cosmic pearl in the middle.

To finish I stamped a saying from Flowersoft stamps on pearl card edged with spun sugar.  Cut a ladybird from the waste paper and placed it on label.

I am entering this card into the following challenges:
Allsorts Challenge - Say It With Flowers
Pennyblack at Allsorts - Springtime
Cheery Lynn Designs - Use a Flourish
Make it Monday - Anything Goes
Divas by Design - Favourite Things
Sweet Stampin Challenge - Lots of Layers
Crazy 4 Challenges - Springtime
Truly Madly Crafty Challenges - Colour Inspiration
Cupcake Craft Challenges - Going Dotty
Simon Says Stamps Challenge - Mothers Day/Special Girl
The Poodles Parlour - Birthday
Totally Papercrafts - Favourite Things
Totally Stampalicious - Flowers
Papertakeweekly - Anything Goes
Paper Creations Ink - Spring is in the Air
CCmonthlychallenge - Spring

As always thanks for stopping by. Your comments are always appreciated.

Take Care
Hugs xx


  1. What a really pretty spring card! Love all those dots! Thanks for playing along at Cheery Lynn Designs.

  2. A gorgeous spring card, thanks for joining us at Divas!
    Helen x

  3. Beautiful card and love the dots,thanks for joining us at Cupcake craft this week and good luck
    Hugs Louise xx

  4. Love the card Maria! No mauve!

  5. This card is stunning!! Love the image and the delicate dollie really makes it! Saw this on MIM
    Nat -x-

  6. Love it Maria .
    So many elements to enjoy. Thanks for sharing on Make it Monday

  7. Even if the weathers back to dreary Maria, your card is full of Spring colours.

    Thank you so much for sharing with us at Penny Black and More this month, good luck with all the great prizes on offer and hope you will join us again.

    B x

  8. hi love the colours and its very spring hope you ok
    clare xx

  9. Great shaped card, lovely colouring and fab flowers....thanks for joining the Divas!
    xxx Margreet

  10. Hi Maria, so pretty and lovely spring card.

    Thank you for sharing with us at Penny Black and more, good luck;-))m

  11. I love your polka dots and ladybugs! Your flowers are fantastic too. I noticed your card at MIM.

  12. Hi Maria, sooo pretty! Love the image (I've got it too!) and your card shape is just great. Wonderful flowers as well, great colour.

    Thanks for joining in with us at Sweet Stampin this week.


  13. A beautiful card Maria. Thank you for joining us at Penny Black and More this month. Clare x

  14. What a great card ;o)
    Thank you for joining us at Sweet Stampin' this week.

    Janneke XO

  15. So beautiful Maria, gorgeous image and love all the pretty details...Thanks for joining us at Totally Papercrafts this week.
    Wendy xx

  16. Just so pretty Maria, you have certainly put a brightness back into this dreary weather. Love the Ladybirds too! Thankyou for entering this into the Allsorts Challenge too, good luck! Jo xx

  17. Thanks for joining Penny Black & More @ allsorts challenge with this great entry, good luck.
    Happy crafting
    Tracy x

  18. Sweet Spring Card, thanks so much for playing with us at Paper Creations Ink.

    I have some yummy blog candy here‘s the link if you are interested

    Xoxo Marjo

  19. Hi Maria, thank you for your lovely comment on my blog and for becoming a follower too. Popped by to say hi and so glad I did! Wonderful cards I to have become a follower of yours.

  20. Really sweet card :) so pretty!

    Thanks so much for joining us at Sweet Stampin this week,



  21. Hi

    Really pretty card, love those flowers.

    Thank you for sharing with us at Make It Monday this week.

    Michelle :o)

  22. Such a cute card!
    Thanks for joining us at Cheery Lynn designs challenge this week,
    Love from France, Kianel.

  23. Really sweet card! Those flowers are adorable! Thanks for joining us at Totally Stampalicious this week!

  24. Thank You For Joining Paper Creations Ink; We Always Enjoy Seeing Your Creative Talents! We hope that you have a wonderful week!

  25. Hi Maria,

    Your card is beautiful! I love that flourish die (I have the same one). A very pretty image. Thank you for stopping to visit me from MIM.

  26. Hi Maria,
    What a pretty spring card,lots of uplifting colours. Love the die used, also the stamp used very pretty.
    love vicky


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