Wednesday, 8 January 2014

Back in my craft room after the holiday!

Living as an expat, some of the things I miss are the UK seasons.
It always seems strange to enjoy Christmas in the sun as we just did in Australia!
Now back in India, it is constantly hot...

Something made me think of Spring!
 I love the emergence of all the lovely spring flowers
And so this is where my crafting led me today...

I noticed this sketch on Fresh Brewed Challenge blog and decided to use it.

I started with a white card blank but then looked in my 'yellow' scrap papers
 to make all the layers. I distressed the edges of the first rectangle
 then the circular segment with antique linen distress ink.

At the end of 2013 I entered a Glitter'n'Sparkle challenge
 and was very pleased to win a handful of digis from the sponsor Stitchy Bear!
This image of daises and butterfly was one - from Delicious Doodles.
I printed it on white card and added a little Promarker and fine glitter. Having cut this out and rounded the corners I mounted it on a nesting die shape. I added three gems and decided I needed a little more - so 'Spring has Sprung' came from a sheet of Bobunny rub on's placed on more of my paper scraps!

I am going to submit this to a number of challenges:

Happy Crafting!


  1. Gorgeous Design, thank you for joining us over at
    Fan-Tastic Tuesday, we would love you to join us again next week...
    Suzy B DT

  2. Ssshh Susan, we'd better not let our Canadian and US friends hear about the hot weather you are experiencing whilst they are suffering record low temperatures :-)

    Anyway, your card .....oh how pretty it is and how beautifully you have used your prize " Daisies and Butterfly border/frame". Spring is such a beautiful season and you have captured the fresh colours with your beautiful papers. I feel so uplifted seeing this lovely creation.
    Good luck in our extended challenge. Ingrid xx ( OSAAT Team )

  3. A lovely card Susan. The papers and spring colours are wonderful.

    Thank you for joining in with the Feeling Crafty challenge this month and good luck x

  4. A lovely spring image and you have displayed it beautifully. Thank you for joining us at OSAAT. Hazel x

  5. great card love the image and layout-thanks for joining us at OSAAT
    Carol DT x

  6. Thank you so much for joining my Craftyhazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge for January with your lovely card - hope to see you again soon. x

  7. Thank you also for sharing your lovely card for Suzy Bee's Bloomin' challenge 10 - Hazel, DT x

  8. Thanks for sharing your lovely card for Suzy Bee's Bloomin' challenge 10: anything goes - hope to see you again soon, Hazel, DT x

  9. Beautiful card, thank you for entering our challenge at Delicious Doodles
    Shelley DD DT x

  10. Beautiful card thank you for entering feeling crafty challenge
    and good luck xx

  11. Very pretty card. Nicely colored. You have your scraps organized? How awesome. Mine are scattered everywhere! Thanks for playing at Glitter n Sparkle. Good luck. We hope to see you next challenge.

  12. Love making spring cards, we get to use all of our butterflies and flower stamps! Thanks for sharing over at Suzy Bee's Bloomin Challenge, Monica, DT

  13. Beautiful! The image really stands out against the gorgeous background. Thanks for playing along with us this week at OSAAT, hope to see you back again soon.
    Hugs, Tracey (DT)


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