Saturday, 15 May 2010

A lovely day!

I've not been able to spend as much time crafting this week as I would've liked, due to SATs, so the weekend came as welcome relief! Here's one of my makes from last night. The flower stamp is a Karanthe stamp from Crafty Notions and the mini butterfly is from Crafty Individuals Butterflies Crafty Elements.The branches are a sizzix die I bought at Sir stampalot on my last visit. I used watercolours to colour the flowers then sprayed with gold Creative colour sprays. The background was made by sweeping my craft mat with Spiced marmalade and dusty concord distress inks, spraying with water and laying my paper over it. This card would be a great entry for the Sir Stampalot challenge this month where the theme is Butterflies and blossoms and the prize is lots of lovely Tim goodies!

I did a bit more crafting this morning in between washing, but this afternoon we went for a lovely walk with my dad on footpaths I used to walk with him when I was a child.

Magical isn't it? I didn't spot any violets today, but the bluebells and arum lilies were magnificent and we were followed by orange tip butterflies most of the way. Meg is far more talented than me with the camera these days (Her camera is better too!) You can see some of her photos here.


Lynne K said...

Beautiful card, Sally. The flowers look real - I wanted to pick them off the page! I really like the colours, and the background is gorgeous. Look like you had a wonderful walk - the bluebells are lovely, aren't they.

Fliss said...

Really gorgeous card Sally. The colours are fabulous and the flowers look great.
Glad to hear you had a good time on your walk. The woods look lovely and it's great to see bluebells so late too. The ones in my garden have only just come out too.
Enjoy the rest of your weekend.

pinky said...

What a gorgeous place for walking, very relaxing for you after your hard week Sally. Loving the card, have never used a gold spray before so will have to try that one too.

Jules said...

Hi Sal

What a lovely card. That sizzix die looks very dainty and your flowers are gorgeous.

Great pictures of your walk today. What I would give for a walk with my Dad .. .. we will have been apart for 19 years tomorrow.

The pictures that Meg has taken are brilliant. She has a very good eye, great talent and clearly a fantastic camera.

Love Jules xx

coldwaters2 said...

Oooo I love this so much Sally I adore those background colours and the branch and flowers are fabulous. I love your pictures of the woodland walk it is one thing that I do still enjoy when I take the dog for a walk is the beauty of nature.
Lorraine x

Clare *Littlebear* said...

This is stunning Sally! I love the flowers and the branch dies.
Thank you for sharing the beautiful photographs too.
Clare x

Anonymous said...

wow the card is so it!

Zoechaos said...

Stunning card the flowers are so delicate and pretty.

A woodland walk yesterday was such a 'nice' day what a lovely way to enjoy it.

Cath Wilson said...

Great card - love the blossoms and the colour. Also love the scenery. It may not feel like Spring but Nature says it is - thank heavens for that! Just going to watch the birds, just to remind myself that it really ISN'T still winter. Bet you're glad the SATS are over :)

Kay Carley said...

Another fab card Sally!

Aren't the bluebells beautiful? I just love this time of year as they make the woods look so pretty.

Kay xx

June said...

Ohhh thats so gorgeous, what a beautiful beautiful background, like water colours and love those flowers too.
hugs June xxxx

lisa said...

Hi Sally. What a stunning card. I love this purlpe and orange combo background you do. I have it on my to try list after you did it last time!!
Your flowers are beautiful too.
Your photos of your woodland walk are magical!! The bluebells are fantatic aren't they, everytime I pass them I'm in the car without my camera. I must get out and take some photos before they disappear.
Hope your week isn't as hectic!!

Michelle said...

A wondeful card and wonderful photos Sally. Bluebells are my dads favourite flower - must go for a walk with him to see some!
x Michelle

Dawn said...

Looks like you had a lovely walk (loving the BBs) And I am also very excited and about Sir Stampalot. Good luck this is a lovely card

Love Dawn xx

craftimamma said...

Love the photos of your walk Sally. I was going to go bluebell spotting last week before I got the lurgy. Hopefully might make it this week before they've all gone.

Love the card. The background colours look gorgeous together and the flowers are lovely.

Lesley Xx

Lesley said...

Beautiful card Sally, I love the background. And your photos are gorgeous, we have bluebells in the garden but I would love to get out and see some in the woods (I am agoraphobic so no chance lol!) xx

chris said...

HI there Sally
what a very special card I so love those flowers.
photos are great I would so like to walk through those woods they look amazing.
back soon love chris xx

Love crafts forever said...

So beautiful.

Lesley said...

Lovely card Sally - love the colours.
Your pics are gorgeous too - I so love this time of year!
Lesley x