Thursday, 31 March 2016

Easter, Tulips and Polka Dots...

Hello Everyone!! :)

I hope you all had a lovely long Easter Weekend? I'm back with my post for March (to keep up with my target of posting at least once each month throughout 2016!!) and I have a few very last minute Easter cards to share...

I needed some cards in a hurry so reached for the gorgeous two-step tulips from CBS' new With Love set and some chalk inks...

I decided I wanted a larger vase to balance my tulips than the one in the set so used one from another favourite CBS set from last year, stamped and masked it before stamping the tulip then coloured with a very light FlexMarker for depth. I also added a sentiment from an old-faithful Woodware set.

I knew I wanted to use  some of the fabulous polka-dotty card Jen had let me have for the bases so found a few complimentary shades of paper in my stash and added a punched border and some butterflies... go me- that's the second time in the last couple of weeks that I've dug out those punches having not even looked at them for aaaaages!!! lol Then just some WoS sparkle on the flowers and butterflies and I was done... I actually made five cards altogether but for some reason only photographed three of them so for two evenings work (on rather exhausted days!), I was pretty pleased with how these came out!! ;)

{The List}

Cardstock - Polka Dot card from Anna-Marie Designs (I think!)
Stamps - Clearly Besotted Stamps - With Love, Simple Silhouettes; Woodware Clear Magic - All Through the Year
Inks - Memento - London Fog; VersaMagic - Pixie Dust/Pink Petunia, Thatched Straw/Pumpkin Spice, Spring Pansy/Pretty Petunia and Tea Leaves
Colouring Medium - Flexmarkers (mainly Dove Grey but I think I grabbed a couple of brighter blues in there by mistake too!! ;D)
Papers - DoCrafts - Forever Friends Springtime; First Edition - New Leaf and Spring Feast
Tools - X-cut Scalloped Border punch; Martha Stewart Butterflies punch
Finishing Touches - Clear Wink of Stella

Challenges: Less Is More - Polka Dots; Addicted To Stamps and More - Make Your Mark; Simon Says Stamp Wednesday - Anything Goes

Phew!! I might actually manage to hit 'Publish' before midnight and keep my one-a-month goal on track!!! ;) Thanks for reading everyone, see you in April!! :) (Btw- *how* the heck is it April tomorrow?!?! Somebody please slow time down a bit for me or I'll never be ready for Christmas... again!! :/ )


Sharon said...

These are gorgeous designs Rachel. Love the tulips.
Have a lovely weekend.
Hugs Sharon. x

Sid said...

Great polka dot LIM cards !! I have also become your latest blog follower !

Esther said...

Such a pretty design! I love the colours you've chosen and that tulip stamp is lush. Great job! And yes, where is the year going?!

Sharon said...

These are delightful so cards Rachel. The colour combinations are perfect. Love them.
Thanks for joining us at Less is More.
Sharon xx

Chrissie said...

Your polka dotty papers look great against the clear panels with those fab tulips!
Thanks so much
"Less is More"

Sarah Gray said...

These tulips look fabulous and the colours/polka dots are so fresh and perfect for spring! Great to see you over at Less Is More :)

Bobby said...

What a trio (or septet) of lovely cards. The polka dots are a perfect backdrop and the vase are beautifully colored to add dimension. I'm so glad you shared these with us at ATSM this week.

Shona Chambers said...

These are so pretty and well done making more than one card at a time!! Love the floral stamp you used and your patterned paper goes with your colouring perfectly. So very glad you joined us at ATSM this week!

Anne said...

What a lovely set of cards Rachel! That tulip looks great.
Thanks so much for joining us this week.
"Less is More"

jenn shurkus said...

these are so beautiful! i can 't pick a fave color combo :) Thank you for playing along with us at simon says stamp wednesday challenge!!


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