Friday 12 March 2021

A sunny spring day

Hello, crafting friends!

There are plenty of spring vibes going on here. It's windy and the clouds are scudding across the sky but the sun is shining and highlighting all the spring bulbs and even a first hint of blossom too!

This card is a celebration of spring flowers glowing in the sunshine. I started by masking a border on a thick card base with sticky notes and blending yellow ink through Clearly Besotted's Sunny Day stencil, up from the bottom left hand corner. While the masks were in place, I blended a little blue ink down from the top, avoiding the yellow as I didn't want any hint of green in my spring sky!

The flowers and leaves are from the large Country Garden die by Gemini. I brought out all my tiny snippets of blue, green, yellow and pink card stock and positioned the die to cut individual elements. I trimmed them as required, and removed the centres of the flowers and replaced them with green centres. Also, as I wanted the flowers and leaves to remain intact, I used tape on the back of them to hold all the bits in. I stamped the sentiment onto the card base and after finding a pleasing arrangement for the flowers, glued them into position.

At The Paper Players Claire has chosen a Spring theme, so I shall link up there; I'm also joining in with the Anything Goes theme at Happy little Stampers Dies challenge and Happy Little Stampers Stencils challenge; I'm also nipping over to the Snippets Playground as this card cleared a whole lot of snippetys!

When you see spring flowers AND blossom out, it really is spring isn't it!

We've done it! We've got through the winter!

Sending  hugs,


  1. This is lovely Vicky. Your stenciling really sets off the florals. Thank you so much for playing along with us at the HLS die cut challenge blog! --Julie

  2. Lovely Mother's Day design Vicky. Some of the trees here are starting to bloom.

    Hugs diane

  3. Vicky, this is gorgeous! I love the sun beams peeking out from the gorgeous flowers! How smart you are to already be making Mother's Day cards! So happy you joined my challenge at The Paper Players this week!

  4. I love the stencilled rays of sunshine behind your spring flowers Vicky - I can almost feel the warmth! My daffodils have started to open - Spring is definitely here!! Thanks for playing with us over at The Paper Players this week!

  5. Love your sunny background and flowers

  6. Luck you, we had hailstones and terrible wind (weather).
    A very pretty card, love the sun rays and the pretty flowers.

    Kath x

  7. Lovely card and lovely blossom tree. Wonderful spring-like post. Thanks.

    Hugs, Sarn xxx

  8. Pretty die cut flowers and leaves with your stenciled sun rays, Vicky. Love the bit of blue sky and sentiment too. Your flowering tree is gorgeous. Ours will begin flowering soon too:-) Today was a beautiful Spring day spent outside 1st on my brisk 4 mile walk and then helping Denny outside with a clean up project. So fun to be outside all day:-) Love this time of year. Love and Hugs...Nancy

  9. What a super bright and sunny card Vicky. The Okame tree is a beauty, we have one in the top paddock hedgerow but it's a real slow grower.

    B x

  10. LOVE the rays coming from the flowers, such a beautiful design and card Vicky. Yes! we got through the Winter, I have an almond tree over our garden from next door and it's in full flower, just gorgeous, as your tree is.
    Faith x

  11. Beautiful card! Love the detailed flowers you used and the sun rays really highlight them so well!! Thank you for playing with us at the Happy Little Stampers Die Challenge and hope you can join us again soon.

  12. What a lovely card Vicky = Spring is in the air! Ha, I caved in and just ordered the Wrapped Bouquet SU bundle - your previous challenge entry using it (which was a pick on Sunday) just couldn't really be CASE'd properly without it. You little enabler! x


    Di xx

  13. What a happy Spring scene ~ Love the sun beam background :) Your tree is gorgeous! I'll post a picture next week of my tulip magnolia that's blooming now too.

  14. Your stencilling is perfection! Love the gradation of colour. Sets off the floral cluster perfectly. Thanks for joining us at Happy Little Stampers for the Stencil Challenge!

  15. Love the colour selction and use of stencil..
    Thank you fpr joining us at Happy little stampers stencil challenge, DT Swapna
    Be safe and get crafty


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