Sunday, 21 March 2010

It's Spring!


I've been out in the garden without my coat on admiring the crocuses, snowdrops and the lovely tête a tête daffodils that are just coming out. The sun is out and there are even a few bees around. I've also been putting the finishing touches to an easel card I started last night.

This lovely hyacinth, coloured with promarkers, is a Graphicus stamp and the papers are from the capsule collection by Papermania. I found the ribbon in my stash and sprayed the flowers with creative colour sprays to blend in. I'm entering this in three challenges - Allsorts, Rosie D's and By the Cute and Girly, Where the themes are Spring is in the Air and Think Spring. Thanks for looking and don't forget to check out the Sir Stampalot challenge blog!

16 comments:

Rose Petal said...

Hello Sally. This is just adorable. It is one of those creations that just jumps out at you to be seen. Gorgeous. Pretty colours, fab design and lovely image for this time of year. Absolutely perfect. Love it.
Love Sandra xx

Tracy said...

I love your choice of image and the design and finishing touches, thanks for joining Rosie-D’s challenge, good luck.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Lynne K said...

Wow, this is so pretty! I can almost smell the hyacinth! Gorgeous colours, & I like the way you've echoed the trim on both parts of the card. x

Mervi said...

Lovely card,fabulous image -
thanks for joining us
at Rosie D's, good luck;-))m

pinky said...

OMG Sally this card is stunning, your colouring of the flower is so beautiful! Thanks so much for joining us at BTC&G this month. Hugs
Pinky

Michelle said...

A wonderful card Sally, the papers are a perfect foil for your beautiful hyacinth.
Gorgeous!
x Michelle

craftimamma said...

Wow Lisa, what fabulous colouring of the hyacinth. It's just gorgeous, in fact, so is the whole card.

Hugs
Lesley Xx

coldwaters2 said...

Oh my Sally love the picture of the Daffodil and that card.....wow, wow, wow it is amazing your colouring the papers and ribbon are so beautiful. By the way I would not be without my Hougie Board I can actually use 12 x 12 card without having to move it

Hugs
Lorraine x

brenda said...

Hi Sally

Isn't it nice to see the Spring flowers peeping though at last.

You blue easel card is gorgeous, perfectly co-ordinated.

b x

She said...

Beautiful card, just love the colours you have used and the stamp is gorgeous! S x

Fliss said...

An absolutely beautiful card Sally and the colours are so lovely.
Hope you had a lovely weekend.
Fliss x
PS: If you pop over to my place, I have a little something for you.

Lesley said...

Hi Sally,
I agree isn't it grand to see some colour in the gardens again. Particularly the daffs. I love my daffs.
Fabulous spring card too.
Lesley x

SYLVIA-ANNE said...

Hi Sally - thanks so much for your lovely welcome back message - it really is appreciated. We obviously both love flowers too! The Daffodil photo is beautiful, and so is the easel card. Love the papers and the Elusive Images flower stamp.
Love, Sylvia xxx

Lesley said...

What a beautiful card, the colours are gorgeous and I love the stamp! I love your daffodils too, mine are out now as well, isn't it lovely to see the Spring colours in the garden! xx

Grenouille Greetings said...

What a beautiful card! I love your use of all of the different blues and your hyacinth is perfect! Warmest wishes, Lesley

Mummylade said...

just lovely. I'm so glad you joined the Allsorts challenge this week and good luck.