Wednesday, 23 April 2014

Spring Blossoms :)

Hello :)

Today I have a quick card to share for the CBS challenge, which is Spring... the perfect challenge to use one of my sets from this month's release (Steph is clever like that!! ;) ), the unbelievable fabulous Design A Tree :) I love this set so much already... this card came together in moments and is the tip of the tip of the iceberg of options for this set!! :) {I am on the last minute for the challenge today despite writing this post a week ago... I was all ready to hit publish when I realised I hadn't actually got the pics off my camera and on to the computer yet, let alone edited them... and I've not been feeling to great this last week so it has taken me til tonight to get there!!}

I simply stamped the trunk and flowers in colours inspired by the gorgeous photos of our local Cherry Blossoms which my mum has been taking while out walking the dog, then dipped the tip of a paintbrush into my green ink pad and dabbed it in short, sharp motions on my card for a spiky grass look :) Selective inking for the sentiment, a perfect little off-cut of paper and I was done... so quick and easy!! :)

Oh, and of course, I had to add a bit of sparkle, too :)

{The List}

Cardstock - Papermill Direct - Buff and White Plain
Stamps - Clearly Besotted Stamps - Design A Tree
Inks - VersaMagic - Sahara Sand, Pretty Petunia and Aloe Vera (I think! :S)
Papers - First Edition - Spring Feast
Tools - Xcut Border Punch - Scalloped
Finishing Touches - Glitter - Wink of Stella Clear and Sakura Clear Stardust

Challenges: Clearly Besotted Challenge - Spring :) and Less is More - Makes Me Smile - this card makes me think of Cherry Blossoms, which I love and in turn make me think of my little sister, who I love dearly... plus, new CBS loveliness and pretty ink and cardstock colours always make me smile!! :) :) :) (This is such a lovely idea for a Challenge, too!!)

Okay, that's it from me for today, I'm off to link up then to bed... I've just come from a lovely Skype chat & craft session with Jen- we both ended up playing with our jewellery stuff rather than papercrafting!! lol One of these days I will actually get around to sharing some more of my jewellery with you all... I have been having a lot of fun with it lately and it's fab having Jen along for the ride now, too... think it's jewellery on the cards for our Sunday afternoon/evening while she's here as well!! :)

Oooh, before I go- I just wanted to say thanks for all the lovely comments on my last cards, especially the Harry Potter one for LiM... I was soooo chufffed to be ShowCASed over there so thank you, Chrissie and Jen!! :)


Marie said...

Simply beautiful, Rachel. Love the color palette.

Anne said...

Rachel what a super spring card! Congratulations on your showcasing
Thank you for joining us at Less is More.
LIM Designer

Vicky Hayes said...

I love your use of colour on this pretty card Rachel. Congratulations on the showcase! Vicky x

Marianne said...

beautiful card Rachel

Sharon said...

This is a beautiful card Rachel. Love the image and design.
Have a lovely day.
Hugs Sharon. x

thassos456 said...

Lovely card, the colours have such a calming effect :)

Sandra H said...

So beautiful Rachel is your card x

Chrissie said...

This is simply lovely!
Thanks so much
"Less is More"

Stephanie said...

Beautiful card, Rachel. I love the colour combination :) Thank you so much for joining the Clearly Besotted Challenge! x

coops said...

simply gorgeous rachel.stunning cas design :D

xx coops xx


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