Sunday 7 April 2013

Spring Into Spring!

Hello all - and a very warm welcome to my new followers! It's lovely to have you join me in my crafty corner of Blogland!  I hope you are all enjoying your weekend - and thankfully we have lovely sunshine here which lifts everyone's spirits.  My husband has been off to get some wood and is making me a new bird table/feeder today as my old birdtable is gradually collapsing.  The pond is full of frisky frogs (bit of tongue twister that!) who are up to no good with lots of singing to one another and a lot of splashing, and the pond is getting so full of frogspawn that it's starting to look like a tapioca pudding. And all the gorgeous little daffodils are bursting open - they've withstood the rain, snow, wind and frost - but I have to admit that they struggle a bit to cope with big fat dog feet wandering across them. I bet when Wordsworth wandered lonely as a cloud  gazing at daffodils, they hadn't been trampled over by a pudding of a dog.....

Anyway, all the signs are that SPRING is on it's way - finally.  And that is the theme for the new challenge over at the Joanna Sheen Challenge Blog - and I'm thrilled to say that yours truly is a Guest Design Team member for April! Woo hoo!  Excited isn't the word!  So here is my contribution - but do go and see all the fabulous inspiration for 'Spring into Spring' from the JS DT!

I've used a gorgeous House Mouse stamp - 'Sunflower' - and coloured them with promarkers and flexmarkers and added little 'pearls' to the flowers with a pearl pen

The backing paper is from Nitwits at LOTV, with an embossed panel using CraftsToo embossing folder. The image is mounted on a Spellbinders 'floral oval' with one of the smaller die cuts in the corner.  I've added some scrummy Joanna Sheen spotty ribbon and flowers from WOC. The die cut leaves are Poppystamps 'meadow leaf' - with some lace and pearl trim from stash. 

And inside I've added a 'pocket' so that a note, gift voucher or, perhaps more appropriately for Spring, some flower seeds! 

Hope you like it! And hope that it feels like Spring is on it's way wherever you are! 
So do pop over to the Joanna Sheen Challenge - and join in! 
Back soon,
Kim x 

I'm entering this card into the following challenges:-
Allsorts challenge - spring has sprung
Crafts and Me - spring flowers
Divas by Design - spring colours


  1. Hi Kim

    Totally fab card you have made today. Lovely colours and image is great.

    Really love how you have put this card together.

    Glad to hear that Spring has arrived with you lol. Hasnt quite made it with us yet lol.

    Happy crafting


  2. This gorgeous Kim. The image is adorable and I love the papers and beautiful detailing.
    Sue xx

  3. Stunning Kim luv the image and the gorgeous papers and flowers.
    Chris x

  4. Such a beautiful spring project Kim. Love the colour and the mice. Wonderful detail.

  5. This is so pretty Kim. Love the very spring feel. Congrats on your GDT spot.


  6. Wow very pretty Kim, fabulous card!! karenx

  7. This is just too precious and such a happy creation. Just love the in love couple. A gorgeous design too.
    Hugs Desíre {Doing Life}

  8. Ooh Kim this is so pretty and spring like! Big congrats on your GDT!

    Gina x

  9. Congratulations Kim on your GDT..
    and what a FABulous card....LOve this cute image and I LOve your colours too.
    A lovely surprise for someone with your seeds inside.

  10. Your card look gorgeous!!!
    Good luck to the challenge!

    If you wish, come on my blog ... If you want, you can become a Member? Please! ... I'd be honored

  11. Gorgeous card, love how you did the insert of the inside of your card too..
    Thanks for joining Brown Sugar Challenge.

  12. This is gorgeous Kim, what a lovely way to give a gift.
    Hope you're well, have a good week.
    Carole xXx

  13. This is beautiful Kim. The image is adorable and I love the papers, design and stunning embellishments.
    Hugs Sharon. x

  14. Oh goodness how lovely Kim! Congrats on your guest spot! :-) I couldn't help but laugh at the "pudding of a dog" remark. Hee hee too funny. Gorgeous layout. Hugs!

  15. Beautiful card in and outsite.Love the colors you used.
    Gr Elly

  16. OMG this is stunning. I love House Mouse stamps (just don't own any LOL) but this is just so adorable!!! TFS

  17. What a fabulous card! Love the image and your coloring, and the flower arrangement is beautiful. Neat design on the inside as well. Thanks so much for sharing with us at Wags n Whiskers. Hope you have a great day!

    - Jenn DT

  18. Fabulous card, love the image.
    Caz x

  19. Fantastic card, wonderfully delicate coloring and the flowers are the perfect embellishment

  20. Simply stunning Kim - amazing colouring and fab LO.
    Debs xx

  21. They are such cute little mice! Thanks for joining us at allsorts this week Tracy x

  22. Stunning, love the color! Thanks for joining Brown Sugar "Spring" challenge!

  23. Great card Kim. So well put together. Lovely colours.

    Thanks for joining us at Brown Sugar. Good luck.

    Tracey DTxxxx

  24. Just gorgeous Kim, beautiful colours and fab design
    Thank you for playing along with the Diva's this week and good luck with the challenge
    Hugs Laurie x

  25. Thanks so much for joining us at Brown Sugar challages.
    It's really nice card that you have made @-->--
    Have a nice day
    DT Brown Sugar

  26. so gorgeous kim.your spring colours are beautiful and i love your design and adorable image.
    thanks for joining us this week at the Crafts and Me Challenge :D

    xx coops xx

  27. Soooooooo cute, love the colours and the inside pocket, gorgeous!


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Kim x