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Saturday, 8 February 2020

A wreath for spring

Hello crafting friends!

It's one of those bright days when you really can imagine spring being round the corner so when I sat down to play with a new stamp set, a spring wreath happened! Come and see how it turned out:


I've used Thoughtful Blooms, a Stampin' Up set I got free when I placed an order recently. It's a stylised floral with some nice delicate flowers and some useful leaves. There's a large clump of leaves which I separated with sharp scissors as I felt they'd be more useful apart. The largest forms a scalloped circle which formed the basis of my wreath.


I stamped two of the flowers in gorgeous spring colours, using a black fineliner to add centres to the little yellow ones and Enamel Effects to the large orange ones for shine and dimension. The card panel was matted onto orange card stock before attaching to the card base.


I chose a simple sentiment from Altenew's Birthday Greetings, positioning it with my stamping platform. The card was finished with a rustic twine bow.


Am I giving you spring vibes?!

CHALLENGES
I was delighted with the new-to-me Tic,Tac Toe Challenge where I've chosen the Flower, Spring, Twine line. The gorgeous colours come from bottom line of the Colour Dare's tic tac toe chart.


AND IN OTHER NEWS
We had an impromptu puppy party on the fields this morning - seven dogs, all playing happily together! After and hour and a half of careering about like loons, this was the scene in my house:


Eva is out for the count but Murph, being a cocker spaniel and quite a bit younger, has half an eye open just in case I should take it into my head to head off for another walk!

Hope you're having a lovely weekend. What have you been up to?

17 comments:

  1. Very pretty! I wish it was spring....

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  2. That is a really lovely stamp, a great design and lovely spring colours.

    Kath x

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    1. Thanks Kath! Really enjoyed playing with it :)
      x

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  3. Well, this IS a breath of spring.....I just got this set and haven't even opened it yet, but I love that you cut apart the leafy stamp! I am all for cannibalization when it means I can get more use out of my stamps, LOL! I will need to get this one inky real soon, you've inspired me! And I'm so thrilled you're playing with our first challenge back at Tic Tac Toe!

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    1. Spring? A violent storm has hit the UK today!
      Enjoy playing with your new set and thank you for saying such lovely things!

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  4. That is a really lovely card. The second Spring-like one I've looked at today! Storm is raging outside. Wish I was one of those flaked out dogs!

    Hug xxx

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    1. Not entirely appropriate for today is it?!

      Hug xxx

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  5. Such a pretty card, love the colours and the design. Isn't it fun to see dogs run and race each other and just play?
    Faith x

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    1. Thanks Faith! Yes, it really does make me happy to see a group of happy dogs playing, and observing their behaviour. Not so much when they have issues of course :(

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  6. Your card is so cute! I love the simplicity and your use of our colors is great. Thanks for sharing at Color My Heart Color Dare. Cute pups, too!

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    1. LOVED those colours and have been using them ever since! Nothing is cuter than those pups <3

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  7. Love the layout of your wreath on the border and great selection of stamps and color for the wreath. Thanks for sharing with us at Color Dare.

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    1. Thank you Suzanne! I really loved the colour board inspiration :)

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  8. I love the wreath hanging off the card, it changes the way the card looks. Lovely. Thanks for joining in with Colour My Heart Colour Dare Challenge. Hope you can join in again soon.

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Come and have a chat with me! I'd love to hear what you think :) Vicky x


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