Saturday, 20 March 2010

Spring at last!

Well, today is officially the first day of spring. You wouldn't have known it here - wet, grey & dismal all day. But we have had some really nice days lately, and the spring flowers are beginning to come out in the garden. The snowdrops have been beautiful this year, and now the crocuses are blooming.

The daffodils, however, are only just coming into bud, so when I saw that this week's Allsorts Challenge  (Week 44) was "Spring is in the Air"  I thought I'd make a card with daffodils to brighten things up until the real ones take over. Lots of challenges with spring themes this week, so I'm also entering it in  Rosie D's and By the Cute and Girly. Another easel card! I really like making them - they are easy to construct, look lovely, and stand up so well!

The daffodil stamp is PSX, coloured with Promarkers, and the tiny butterfly is by Crafty Individuals. The background papers and printed sentiment (I added the butterfly) were free with Making Cards Magazine. The sentiment says " May your spirit keep the freedom of a butterfly in spring, and and may your heart be filled always with the joys of simple things" which I thought was rather nice and quite appropriate. The border is my favourite Martha Stewart punch, with ribbon from stash.


chris said...

Hi there Lynne
this is jaw droppingly gorgeous,i love the way the daffs stand proud on their own. wow I love it,loads and loads!!!
hugs chris xx

Debbie Dolphin said...

hi lynne
gorgeous card.such a stunning card.sorry ive been such a bad blogger lately
love debbie xxx

Sally H said...

Absolutely beautiful! Clever you combining three challenges. Hopefully should find the time for my spring card tomorrow.

Tracy said...

Fab entry, thanks for joining Rosie-D’s challenge, good luck.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

craftimamma said...

Lovely photo of the snowdrops Lynne and a perfectly beautiful Spring card too.

The weather's been horrid here all day too.

Lesley Xx

pinky said...

Lynne this is so gorgeous, love how your daffodils are standing proud of the card, brilliant! Thanks for sharing at BTC&G this month.

Mervi said...

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

Lesley said...

Beautiful card Lynne! I love the flowers. Our daffodils are all in full bloom now and the garden looks so much more cheerful! xx

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