Sunday, 5 April 2015


April already! A very busy last few weeks of term have meant I've had little time for blogging, or indeed crafting, but the Easter holidays are here at last, and so is our April Challenge at Stamping Sensations. I think our latest theme will be very popular, as it is

* * * * * PRETTY IN PINK * * * * *

Making a welcome return visit as our sponsor this month is PDA Card & Craft,

who are giving the lucky winner a fantastic £40 voucher to spend on their website or in their shop, where you will most definitely be spoilt for choice!

Pink is not one of my preferred colours, even though it does occasionally make an appearance on my cards, albeit in small amounts. However, I wouldn't normally use it as a main colour, so I had to step outside my comfort zone a bit here!

The focal image was created with Card-io Majestix stamps, from the Secret Garden set and Golden Daffodils set, both sets available from PDA here. I lightly sponged a background with pigment inks on a circular diecut while the paper was still in the die, and then stamped the scene with various stamps from the two sets. This was then matted on to a scalloped circle cut from patterned paper. Both it and the background paper were magazine freebies. The sentiments were also freebies (Simply Cards & Papercraft magazine). Plain Circle and Scallop Circle dies are by Spellbinders, Butterfly by Cheery Lynn and Bluebell by Wild Rose Studio.

It may not be my favourite colour, but I am certainly hoping to see lots of lovely pink creations for our challenge! The DT have some gorgeous samples for you over on the Challenge Blog, so do go and have a look at them and while you're there say hello to our two brilliant new teamies, Gerrina and Viv.

Happy Easter everybody!


brenda said...

Let's try again, Blogger has one on him this morning Lynne.

You have really risen to the challenge with a colour you are non too keen on and your whole card is quite magical.

Happy Easter.

B x

Viv's Visuals said...

Considering you're not a 'pink' person Lynne this is a lovely card! The centrepiece is fab! Thanks for the welcome too! x

Sally H said...

Loving your wonderful fairy creation, Lynne! Love how you have pulled the colours of your paper into your stamped images so perfectly. Looking forward to seeing you tomorrow xxx

Joan said...

To say you're not a Pink fan, you have made a lovely card
Lynne, love your fairy scene


Jean said...

You have made a very pretty card. I love the stamping in the centre, those little fairies are so cute. The backing papers are lovely freebies as well and your die cuts are perfect embellishmentstoo.
Jean x

Maxine D said...

You have made a wonderful card, considering you don't like working with pink! Well done.

Tracy said...

Hi Lynne
Gorgeous creation, love all your details and colouring too.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Gerrina said...

Pink isn't my first to go colour eigther, but you made such a sweet and beautiful fairy card! (love fairies) Hugs, Gerrina

SARN said...

Very pretty indeed. xxx

pinky said...

For an unpinky you did an amazing job Lynne, I just love he pretty papers and gorgeous wee image. Sorry its taken me so long to visit, its been a long month.