Thursday, 7 March 2013

Grey Day!

After the lovely few days of spring weather things have returned back to normal today! Grey skies and drizzly rain... but I can blame the blue skies for this card - it was soooo nice to see some quite warm sunshine (so warm I went for my daily walk without a thick jacket!) that I made my mind up to make a 'spring' type card!
This image I confess to not stamping myself - I don't own this stamp (the set from which it came is now discontinued) - I wanted to own this stamp but the price it was being sold for on the well known auction site was quite frankly ridiculous

Thankfully, a crafty buddy came to my rescue and stamped up quite a lot of the set for me some time ago - I have a couple of the others from the set left but this is the last one of this image. 

When it comes to colouring it - I have made numerous cards and they've all been on a yellow theme - no idea why - it just seems to be made for yellow and sunshine!

Coloured with a mix of promarkers and watercolour pastels then mounted behind a die cut frame.

The patterned paper was a couple of pieces I had left from a pad ("still using up", she says smugly!) and once all the tatty edges were trimmed I stitched them onto another piece of background paper from the same pad.

The ribbon was from my stash and I stitched a lace flower into the centre of the bow then a ribbon and pearl embellie.

Used up the scraps on the inside!
Challenges - 
Crafting for all Seasons - Spring
Ruby's Rainbow - Yellow and Green
Creative Card Crew - Ribbon
Passion for Promarkers - One for the Ladies
Ribbon Carousel - Spring is in the Air
Crafty Bloggers Network - Spring
Oldie but Goodie -  Feeling Floral
Am pleased that you've taken the time to drop in and see me today -  am off for my phsyio then will be  having a visit round blogland to see what you've been up to - have a great day whatever you're doing! x

34 comments:

Di said...

Oh Viv, this is absolutely gorgeous. It's so Springlike and the image is delightful! Love the beautiful bow trim you made too.

Hugs, Di xx

Crafty Lark said...

Very graceful spring card to lighten our grey day. Love the frame you have used and fab background. Great card. xx Flora

Stamps and Paper said...

Beautiful card VIv and I love this gorgeous image..love your frame and pretty papers.
I do have this set and would happily stamp you some images...

Anne

Jacqui's little piece of England said...

Absolutely gorgeous I love it all especially that beautiful image
jacqui x

Netty said...

We had only one day of sunshine....sob sob, the rest has been overcast and horrible.
Loving your beautiful stitched Spring card and the little girl is beautifully coloured.
Annette x

http://nettysartadventures.blogspot.co.uk/

Craftin Suzie (Susan Flynn) said...

Its a stunning ~Spring card Viv the image is really pretty and love what you did with the bow! Susan x

Gibmiss said...

Hi Viv
Fabulous card... Love that stamp set.... Gorgeous colour...
Hugs Sylvie xxx

Jackie said...

A very pretty sunny card Viv, It's lovely on this miserable grey day, yes we have it too! :o)
Jackie xx

Basslady said...

a gorgeous card with a wonderful colouring!

thanks so much for playing along with us at Ruby’s Rainbow Challenges!

hugs and kisses from germany,
silvi xoxo

Donna Ellis said...

Hi, Viv! Such an exquisite card! Warm, sunny colors and a beautifully wispy image. No wonder you wanted it so much! The stitching in your background panels looks so sweet, and adds the perfect texture. Love the sweetness of your ribbon, and the decor in the middle of your bow. Sigh. I am inspired, so you have been pinned so I can be inspired some more. Lovely card, Viv! hugs, de

PAC CHARITY CARDS said...

what a fabulous card i love teh colours.

Caz

coops said...

so beautiful viv.gorgeous pretty lemon colours and the image is really gorgeous ;D

xx coops xx

Meggymay said...

Beautiful card, can see why you loved the image.
If you find the sunshine, send a little up to the N.E.
Yvonne x

McCrafty's Cards said...

Beautiful card Viv, I like the sweet image the ribbon the stitching and the colours.
Kevin xx

Beccy said...

Your card is really pretty Viv, the colours and patterns of the background paper are wonderful. I love the pretty image too.
Cheers,
Beccy

Angelique said...

Gorgeous card. Love the stitched papersand the bow with the flower. Beautifull image and greatly coloured.
Thank you for joining us at Creative Card Crew.

Huggsss, Angelique

debby4000 said...

Absolutely beautiful Viv.
luv
Debby

Caz said...

Beautiful card Viv, love the image and fab layout.
Hope you have a great weekend.
Hugs
Caz x

Debs said...

Gorgeous card Viv - the image is so pretty and so beautifully coloured.

Thanks for playing along with us at OBAG this time.
Good luck.
Debs xx

Viv said...

Gorgeous card Viv, just love the yellow too. Have a great weekend :) Viv xx

Teresa said...

Good morning Viv, Super card, love the image and the whole card is so pretty. Hugs Teresa xx

Maureen said...

Your 'crafty buddy' thinks this is a lovely card!!!

Shelby said...

Glad you experienced some beautiful warm weather for a bit of time. This card is lusciously gorgeous with all of the bright cheery yellows and the image is so sweet.

Shelby

Mau xx said...

What a great card to welcome spring Viv. I love the papers and image but that die is a must have, What is it?
Great stitching too, I love to see stitching but forget to do any...even though the machine is here in front of me doh!
Hope the Physio went well, we have s
snow and sunshine today :~
Hugs Mau xx

Cathy said...

Fabulous card for our Ladies theme. Thank you for taking the time to join in the Passion for Promarkers challenge this time.
Cathy xx

Angela said...

So pretty and delicate...love it! Thank you for playing along with us at Ruby's Rainbow!

Jo said...

This card is absolutely stunning,
I have this stamp set, and love this image, i've never coloured it with yellows though, but will definately have to try it out now that I've seen this card of yours. And I love that frame too, where did you get the die from please?
Beautiful work.
Jo xx

Viv's Visuals said...

Jo - if you happen to stop by again I am not ignoring you! I clicked on your name to reply and you have not shared your profile so I don't know how else to get in touch! The dies are called 'Curved Frame' and they're made by Lea'bilities. Hope this helps.

Jo said...

Hi Viv, thank you for the info.
I've set my profile to share now, I had put it that way a few years ago, and had forgotten it was still private.

Dawn Lancaster said...

Thanks so much for playing in the Crafting For All Seasons Spring Into Spring Challenge! Your card is just delightful!
Good Luck
Hugs
Dawn xx

FiLoMa said...

This is a lovely card. Thanks for playing in the Creative Card Crew Ribbon challenge. Cheers FiLoMa

Helen said...

Gorgeous card!
Thanks for joining in with my 'Feeling Floral' challenge over at Oldie but a Goodie!
Helen x

Ang said...

Very pretty card, love the image and I love the idea of using the scraps on the inside, thanks for joining us over at the CBN Challenge this month
Hugs
Ang
Crafty Bloggers Network DT
My Blog: A Crafty Blether

Beccy said...

What a warm, sunshiney card Viv, I love it! The image is beautiful and perfect for the spring theme.
Cheers,
Beccy