Friday, 25 February 2011

Oldies but goodies

The theme at an Oldie but a Goodie challenge this fortnight is Spring is in the Air, so I thought I would use a few more of my tulip stamps (I've got quite a few, but not as many as I have trees!)
This one is by Outlines rubber stamp company, and I think I've had it at least eight years! I coloured it with promarkers and mounted on funky fairy papers. The sentiment is by Little Claire. I'm still not sure about those magenta tulips though, so I found another stamp and made this...
This is a magenta stamp (about 9 or 10 years old), stamped and embossed onto cartridge paper and watercoloured with my aquatone pencils and a water brush. I added an embossed panel and some stickles.
I thought I would also share with you some pictures from a walk along Cromford canal yesterday afternoon. The sun came out and we had a lovely stroll, watching the ducks and swans. There were lots of catkins and snowdrops too.

It was lovely to get some fresh air and exercise. Thanks for looking!


Tracy said...

These are fab Sally, I love the stamps you've used. Thanks for joining Oldie But A Goodie challenge again, good luck.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

chris said...

Hi Sally, just doing a little round, your cards are both so gorgeous, and your photo's really make me feel like spring is on its way, yes please!!
hope you are ok sorry I have been a bad blogger. hugs chris xx

Tracey said...

Both cards are lovely , it is so nice to see these pretty flwers and they are making me think of spring and the coing warmer weather ( well we can live in hope !!! ), beautiful photos too - what a perfect place to enjoy your walk xxx

craftimamma said...

I love tulips and the image on the first card is beautiful with such gorgeous colours.

Your Aquatone colouring of the second one is really lovely too.

Thanks for sharing those fabulous photos. Yesterday afternoon was beautiful and even quite mild. Not so today though, Lol, but at least we got a reminder that Spring can't be too far away.

Lesley Xx

coldwaters2 said...

Two gorgeous cards Sally loving the images on both but I must confess that first one looks extra special.
Lorraine x

Jules said...

Hi Sal

Two gorgeous makes .. .. my favourite of them is the first one.

Beautiful colours!!

Love your photographs too. They are always so clear and crisp .. .. see you managed to sneak a tree in there LOL!!

Have a good weekend.

Love Jules xx

Lesley said...

Those tulips are beautiful.
Lovely pics too TFS
Lesley x

Francesca said...

A brilliant card Sally

Thanks for joining us at Oldie but a goodie this time and good luck!


lisa said...

Gorgeous Tulips, Sally. Can't wait to see them in the garden. I love both your cards but the first one has just got it as my favourite, that's a lovely stamp and you've coloured them beautifully.
It's great to be able to get out and about in the countryside isn't it. The lovely weather makes it a crime to stay indoors. Lets hope Spring is here to stay now.
Enjoy the rest of your weekend.
Hugs Lisax

DesignerDiva said...

Beautiful card Sally the image is FAB thanks for joining in at Oldie But Goodie this week
Hugs Laurie x

Fleur said...

Gorgeous cards Sally.
Thanks for joining our challenge at OLDIE but a GOODIE, hope you’ll join us again
Hugz Fleur xXx

Kay Carley said...

Love your cards Sally. Perhaps it won't be too long now before we see some actual tulips round about. The snowdrops, daffodils and crocuses are all poking through the ground so spring is definitely on the way! xx