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Monday, 23 March 2015

Spring has Sprung at Crafty Cardmakers and More...

Hello!!

So sorry I've not been about over the last couple of weeks... I had the flu and am still reeling from it :-(  I'm up and about now, but have been left with a nasty cough, which has in turn caused my ribs to crack again - an old injury from a car accident - and every time I cough (which is A LOT) I'm in agony!!  I've not slept properly in over two weeks and am completely knackered!!  A visit to the doctors proved futile as there is nothing I can do about my ribs, but I've not got a chest infection... yet... let's hope it stays that way!!  Hopefully I'll shift the cough soon then my ribs will start to heal :-)

Anyhoo... This fortnights challenge over at Crafty Cardmakers and More is Spring - and there is lots of lovely inspiration over on the DT blog...

I went for bright spring colours to and a Nitwit image to make an Easter card ;-)


 I found a cute flower charm in my stash that I thought went with the images I have used


 Lots of details on here, from all the fussy cut images, to the distressed die cuts


 And this oh so cute image :-)


I don't often use the accent stamps you get with stamp sets, but thought the flowers, leaves, carrots and watering can would look good as accents rather than adding ready made flowers etc...

The fence is curved off the card to add a bit more interest.  I use glossy accents to stick one side down then use a wooden peg to hold it in place, then curve the die cut and stick the other end down, securing with a peg and leaving until they are both dry - wooden pegs are great to use to secure things while glue dries as we all have them, and they are strong enough to hold things in place, but the wood doesn't mark the card :-)
 

And a slightly different angle - like how some elements overhang the card, although goodness knows how I'll get it in an envelope!
 

That's it from me, hope you like my card, and are able to join in with the challenge this time

Sue xx

8 comments:

Kim x said...

This is fabulous Sue, all the details are wonderful. Lovely and bright for spring.
I hope that you feel better soon so the the ribs can mend.
A gentle hug Kimx

Sarah said...

What a fabulous card Sue, love the dimension you have created. Sorry to hear that you have been poorly and I wish you well xx

julie_woolston said...

Stunning card Sue love all the fabulous detail and such a sweet image .
Hugs Julie xxx

Pamellia Johnson said...

What a wonderful card for springtime Sue! Such bright and cheery colours, like a burst of sunshine! hugs :)

Rebecca said...

So cute Sue and so very spring! Love the colouring and bright colour.

Bec xx

Brenda said...

Sue, this is so cute! I love all the sweet details! Brenda

Papercraft By Carole said...

Hope you're feeling a bit better, Sue. Love your card! All the elements combine so well! Cxx

Sally Dodger said...

A beautiful card. Your bunny and matching stamps are wonderful. The yellows and greens are bright and cheerful and all of your little details finish the card perfectly. Sally.x.