Tuesday, 20 March 2012


First day of Spring - and it has been a really beautiful day here - gorgeous sunshine and blue skies - let's hope that the weather remains as good throughout Spring and Summer!
Have sat here (guiltily!) and enjoyed the sunshine streaming in through the windows.... and finished a card I started when the weather was a little less nice!

Stamped this image before Christmas - (another in the drawer of 'things to make up' LOL), and the card was starting to look a bit tatty round the edges so set to and made it up.

I coloured it with promarkers - and then stitched it onto some pink and green cardstock.
Layered it with foam pads onto a trusty doily and popped it onto the backing papers then added some sparkle to the Icing Sugar.
The papers were a challenge win last year and shamefully I only opened the pack last week to use them.
Stitched onto the same pink and green cardstock and added a couple of promarker coloured die cuts and two very very pink pearls!

The flowers were another challenge win and I added some green glass leaves - which probably don't show up too well in then pic but am really happy with how they look in real life! The flowers and glass leaves were placed onto a lovely pink and green hand crocheted cotton flower which was given to me by Maureen and I think came from her aunt. 

The ribbon is from my stash -it just seemd to tie it all together and I added a little metal heart charm which says 'Made With Love'. 

I decorated the inside to match.

Hope your day has been as nice - thanks for visiting - you know I appreciate you taking the time.  x

Challenges -

CraftyPurpleFrog - Pink and Girly
Papertake Weekly - Bingo (Gems, DieCuts, Flowers)
Passion for Promarkers - Animals
Birthday Sundaes - Animal Birthday Card
Fashionable Stamping - Bingo (metal, Sewing, Flowers)
Tuesday Throwdown - Spring Cleaning - and I am using my papers and old stamped images
Love to Create - Anything Goes
Pan Pastel - add a Flower


Always with a Sentiment said...

Hello Viv, you make the most gorgeous cards, and this is simply beautiful. Lovely colours, pretty papers and lots of fabulous details too.
Happy crafting.
Love Sandra xxx

Jan said...

You really are making some beautiful cards..... and this one is no exception. It oozes pink sparkly icing!

Unknown said...

**YUMMY***gr8 colour pink my fav fab card viv's xsass

Unknown said...

Really stunning design so pretty.Thanks for joining us at PanPastel uk this week.

Kerry DT Leader

Silvia(Barnie) said...

Really a beautiful card, great details. Thanks for joining us at FSC this fortnight.

Deborah said...

What a delicious confection, Viv!

coops said...

gorgeous card viv.your colours and details are really beautiful and i love the sweet image ;D

xx coops xx

Sherry said...

Your card is so pretty Viv - everything about it. It's so nice to have the inside matching too x

Meggymay said...

A beautiful card Viv and so feminine. Thanks for joining us at FSC this time.
Yvonne x

Lindsay Craftymonster81 said...

Really sweet card, the image is so cute and I love the pink and green colour combo. Thank you for joining in with the PanPastel challenge blog
Lindsay xx

Starr said...

Oh my goodness! Beautiful!

June Nelson said...

OOh im loving this me darlink, love all the pinks and aquas, just perfect and the little glass leaves do show up, just brilliant xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

Michele Roos said...

This such a gorgeous card. I love the image you've used and the colours also. Thanks for joining us this week at PFP. Hugs Michele x

debby4000 said...

Love your gorgeous card.

Shannon White said...

OMGoodness this is just Darling! 8-) love your Sweet LOTV image and Lovely coloring! your dp's and flourishes are such perfect compliments too! and your doilies and sparkly flowers are Fabulous! Thanks so much for playing along with us at Tuesday Throwdown!

Jackie said...

Cake? Yes please, a big piece cuz I am greedy LOL.
Your card is delightful :o)
Jackie xx

tiggertastic said...

smashing design and layout, i love the texture to this too

Good luck in the challenges, hugs Sarah-Louise My Blog
Designing for:
Crafty Purple Frog , Craft Us Crazy ,Bearly Mine Designs and DT Coordinator Kenny K

Mona`s Bittelille Scrappekrok said...

Beautiful card. Thanks for joining us at Crafty Purple Frog. Hugs...Mona

Crafty and Green said...

OH so Adorable!! I Love this! Thank you for playing with us this week at Love to Create Challenge & For sharing your talents with us!! Come back and join us again soon!!

Many Blessings,

My name is Cindy said...

Oh I have this stamp it's gorgeous isn't it and so quick to colour - not much to do with all those little meeces! Love your ribbon - it really goes with your papers!
Cindy x

Jackie Randolph said...

Oh this is so pretty!! Love your papers and beautiful ribbon! Thanks so much for joining us this week at Love to Create Challenge.

Ephemera said...

Beautiful card, and such beautiful shades of pink and green. Thanks so much for sharing it with us at FSC this fortnight. xx

Claire said...

Hi Viv, what a gorgeous card. Beautifully coloured image and I love the sugary colours. Thanks for joining us at Fashionable Stamping Challenges and good luck
Claire xx

Unknown said...

Beautiful Card Viv I love it and I love pink Hugs Elaine

coops said...

oops me again, thanks for joining us this week at PFP :D

xx coops xx

Shelby said...

This is just the funniest sweetest image! Love the pinks and greens together and the ribbon and charm is fantastic.