Thursday, 21 March 2013

Easter Parade

This week our theme at Cute Card Thursday is 'Easter Parade' and we are sponsored by Whimsy Stamps who are offering a prize of 5 digi images for our winner.

And with so many Easter and Spring challenges around just at the moment it shouldn't be too hard .. .. here's the list of those I'm linking my card too:

Sweet Stampin', Cutie Pie, Oldie but a Goodie all have Easter themes, Everybody Art are looking for Spring, Creative Inspirations are also with Spring, and Totally Gorjuss want to see something old - well my stamp is several years old, the ribbon is old and the button is recycled from an old blouse.

I also like to browse the Flourishes USA blog and see that they are running a Spring themed challenge and I don't need a Flourishes stamp to enter, so will do with this one!

For my card base I've taken a scallop square and turned it to open as a tent fold.  The papers are from the Spring Chic pack matted with yellow textured card.  The cute image is by Helz Cuppleditch for Stampavie and is a stamp I've had for several years but seem to always bring out for the Spring!  I've coloured the image with Copics then cut with a Nestie before fixing to the base with 3d tape.  To embellish I've diecut little blooms and leaves from Marianne CR1210 and a spray from LR0111, and butterflies from LR0158.  To finish off I added the little gold gems to the butterflies, found a length of ribbon in spring colours to loop into a bow and then added a pearl button to finish off.

I have made a hair appointment for this afternoon at a new salon not far from here .. .. no idea what I'm going to have done though!  And with it blowing a gale whatever it looks like will end up being blown to bits before I get back to the car .. .. I had hoped it would last until I could get a picture taken so I can get my new driving licence - I have had difficulty proving that I exist and have to get it posted before the weekend or I will be permanently deleted .. .. wish the Tax man would think I didn't exist!


  1. Lovely! Such a cute puppy with his daffodils! Looks as if his sitting right in a clump of them! :))Beautiful design details and colour scheme!
    Thanks for joining us at Sweet Stampin' this week!

  2. It is so gorgeous Annie, love those pretty colours!
    Get the hairdresser to put on a whack load of hairspray to ensure it holds until you get your picture taken!

  3. What a cutie! Such a pretty card Annie... it's so cheery and spring-like!

  4. Green and yellow are such a great combo for spring cards just right for new grass and pretty daffs. A super cute card Annie prettily coloured, designed and embellished! Hugs, Lesley

  5. What a gorgeous card, isnt that the sweetest image, such pretty colours too!

    Thank you for joining in with the cutie pies challenge, good luck in our GDT call

  6. This is just lovely! Such gorgeous springlike colours, an adorable image, and the butterflies are fantastic!

    Good luck with the driving licence. It sounds like a right hassle! Don't you just lurve bureaucracy (not!) *hugs*

    love Mags B x

  7. Absolutely adorable and gorgeous.

  8. Annie this looks fabulous hun! :) Gorgeous fresh spring colours and cute image! :)

    Thanks so much for joining us at Sweet Stampin this week,



  9. Beautiful card, thanks for joining us at Cutie pies. Sue x

  10. Such a lovely cute card lve the stamp, thanks for sharing at Creative inspirations with our spring theme.

  11. Hi Annie, awwww that's just the most adorable image and a gorgeous card. Fab colour combo.

    Thanks for joining in with us this time at The Cutie Pies.


  12. Just gorgeous - a really cute image and I love your spring colours.

    Thanks for joining us at The Cutie Pie Blog Challenge.

    Helen x


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