Thursday, 28 April 2016

Where is Spring?

Woke up this  morning to a covering of snow outside. Does the weather not know this is almost MAY??? Yesterday we had hailstones and thunderstorms and this morning snow. Ridiculous!
So dreaming of sunnier times I made this -

I had a small piece of watercolour card left over so used it!

Smooshing with Spun Sugar and Picked Raspberry DI's with a teeny bit of Squeezed Lemonade which hasn't shown up very well in the pic but is very subtle on the actual panel.

The stamps are Inkylicious 'Humming Bird Garden'.
Matted onto black then onto the already matted base card with 3d pads.
The sentiment is (as those of you who follow me regularly will know!) one of my bestest bestest favourites!

Heating is on and I may have to venture out for food... (cos there's none in the kitchen!) - other than that I ain't budging from the craftie space!
(Apart from a quick visit to the Playground to see if Sarn has some warming soup or even better some hot choccie topped with cream and marshmallows!)

Other Challenges -
Sweet Stamping - Pink and Girlie
OSAAT - A/Goes with Wings
Crafty Creations - Black/White/Colour
Simon Says Stamp - A/Goes
Crafty Gals Corner - A/Goes

Thanks for having a look today - Hoping you are all warm and dry wherever you are! x


brenda said...

Where is it indeed Viv, we woke to to a hard frost, then some sunshine now rain again. A very pretty background to the spring branches and birdies, at last that looks like Spring. Already have the migraine ahead of this evening, but so happy for families and friends of the 96, justice at last.

B x

Lee said...

Hi Viv,Yep the weather is doing it's crazy thing again lol.Love your Beautiful card.xx

Di said...

Oh I do love this Viv - what a pretty scene you created. I agree that your sentiment is a beauty - great for so many occasions too.

Lovely to see you in the Playground


Di xx

SARN said...

WOW - I think this inky masterpiece is . . . well . . . a masterpiece! LOVE IT.

Yes, come on over to the Playground Tree House . . . you can ALWAYS find hot chocolate brewing - with a little something to "spice" it up from underneath Brenda's bench (I know where her hidey hole is, but don't tell her I know!).

Hugs, Sarn xxx (Thanks for the mention!)

Lin said...

Your background is wonderful, Viv! And I love your simple stamping to let it be the star of the show! Thanks for playing along with us at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge!

Barb said...

A beautiful and very elegant card Viv. Barbxx

Glennis said...

I love the effect of this card Viv, and what a great sentiment to use

Kathleen said...

What a very pretty and gorgeous background, love the use of the black on the stamp,
Woke up with sore throat and streaming cold this morning, not one at all, all winter, like you say, it is nearly May.

Kath x

Mrs A. said...

Snow flurries here on Monday. Rain ,hail, and gails yesterday but dry and sunny today. Love your smooshed background. Colours are lovely. Especially like that little humming bird on your card. Hugs Mrs A.

Loll said...

Hi Viv. Your smooshed background is gorgeous. And is just perfect with the hummingbird and blossom branch. Gorgeous design. LOVE that sentiment! xx

Cara said...

Well, your smooshing produced some amazing clouds. Love the card with those dinky hummingbirds. Cara x

Stamps and Paper said...

Such a lovely card Viv ...gorgeous background and I love the sentiment


Rainey's Craft Room said...

A beautiful card, love the water-colour background with it's gorgeous stamping.

Amy Cohen said...

Lovely watercolor background. Such a fresh and clean card. Thanks for sharing with us at Crafty Gals Corner.

Doreen said...

This is just gorgeous, love the image and fab

Lia said...

What a great card. I love the background and the black details very much!
Lia xx

Aileen Ryan said...

Beautiful card Viv, love the colours used. As to where is Spring its still here in Australia(feels like it I tell you its hard to believe we are into the last month of Autumn) and if Sarn has no hot choc left I have a wee bottle of scotch hidden behind the bicycle shed with a nip or two left in it.

Viv said...

Such a pretty card and stamping Viv, loving the pink too of course!oh no not snow!!! the weather is terrible isn't it, we haven't had snow but rain and sleet and hail...roll on May ;) Viv xx


Such a beautiful scene and finished card. I love pink background, it's so pretty behind your stamped scene. This is just perfect for our 'Pink & Girly' challenge this week. Thank you for sharing and joining in with the fun at Sweet Stampin’ this week and good luck. Hugs Janine xx

Lynne K said...

Love this, Viv, gorgeous background and a pretty silhouette!

Lots of hail here, but no snow, although we can see a good covering on the Lake District hills 30 miles away.
Lynne x

Wendy Nicola Jackson said...

Ooh I LOVE this gorgeous CAS card. What a stunning image and beautifully inked background. Truly gorgeous CAS card layout and design. Thanks so much for joining in the fun with the Sweet Stampin' girls for our 'Pink & Girlie' challenge. We're so glad you did. Hugs, Wends x Sweet Stampin' DT

Karen D. said...

so pretty!