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!