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Wednesday, 24 March 2021

It's a spring thing

Hello, crafting friends!

This week it's been wonderful to be able to cheer myself up with some fabulous new crafting goodies from Uniko. I had been hoarding a voucher that I won last year and it seemed just the right time to use it. Everything arrived super fast and I couldn't resist diving straight in and having a play.


Number one on my list was the newly-released Floral Vines (and it seems it was number one on a lot of people's list as it sold out almost at once! If you feel the same way about it, you'll be glad to know it's back in stock now.) I stamped it in neutral ink on the top and bottom of a card base and coloured the flowers in pretty spring colours with coloured pencils.


When the flowers were coloured, I masked off the edges of my card base and sponged a little pale yellow ink towards the middle. To add a little texture, I held Funky Fossils Fancy Trellis stencil over it and sponged a little more of the ink into that. The birthday sentiment is from Floral Vines too - I stamped it in black ink using a stamping platform for placement.


Finally, I used a blender pen to finish off my flowers. 

CHALLENGES
I fell in love with Hand Stamped Sentiments' fresh springlike colour palette as soon as I saw it, so I'm linking up there; I'm also playing along with the new-to-me Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge where I followed the sketch, and Allsorts where the theme this week is spring flowers. I'm sharing my new Floral Vines stamp set at the NBUS (Never Before Used Schtuff) challenge.


AND IN OTHER NEWS
You know that song that goes 'The rain will bring the violets of May'?  Well, what about the violets of March?!


I spotted these on a walk along a disused railway looking quite sure it was spring. I tried to get Eva to pose with them but she held her paw out and said 'No photographs please'!

Sending hugs,

20 comments:

  1. A really lovely image, great design and pretty colours. Thank you for joining our Spring Flowers challenge at Allsorts.

    Kath x

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  2. This is such a pretty spring card! Love the softness! Thanks for joining us at Atlantic Hearts Sketches.

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  3. A beautifully balanced layout the colours are gorgeous

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  4. Beautiful softly colored Springtime Birthday card using your new pretty stamp set, Vicky. Loved the photos of your violets too. We have yellow and purple violets in bloom:-) Love and Hugs...Nancy

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  5. Gorgeous colours to such a pretty and elegant floral creation, thank you so much for joining in with my 'Spring Flowers' theme at Allsorts challenge this week.

    Not heard that song, but my violets are definitely out in numbers.

    B x

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  6. Lovely card with Bev's new stamp set. The violets are so pretty . . . I have them in my garden borders at the mo.
    Hug xxx

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  7. New crafty goodies are always a joy - good to see you've put yours to such good use! So pretty and I love the detail of the sponging/stencilling towards the middle. Lovely photo too - spring is most certainly trying to arrive!

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  8. You put those new stamps to good use! Very pretty, as are your violets! I have some tulips popping up but I haven't seen any violets yet!

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  9. Your card and the violets are beautiful, Vicky xoxo

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  10. SO very pretty, love the Spring colours, a great stamp and you have used it beautifully Vicky. How wonderful to see a huge crop of violets, I read somewhere it's the only perfume that humans can't keep in their memory? Such gorgeous flowers with a strong perfume, if I remember rightly :)
    Faith x

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  11. So very pretty!! I love the subtle stencil background. It's the perfect touch!!! Thanks for playing along with us at Hand Stamped Sentiments!

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  12. Another beautiful design, Vicky! Love the purple flowers and the soft stenciled background! Beautiful violets too!

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  13. Just a beautiful card! The colors are perfect for spring. Excellent pencil coloring. Thank you for joining us at Atlantic Hearts this week.

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  14. This is so lovely! Such a pretty card with the CAS design. I have violets in my garden, they get everywhere from the birds.

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  15. Your card is lovely - so many beautiful details to capture the eye. Thank you for playing along with us at AHSC. Be sure to find and follow us on instagram @atlanticheartssketchchallenge

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  16. Gorgeous coloring! Love how the textured background sets off your vines and flowers. So pretty! Thanks so much for joining us at Hand Stamped Sentiments!

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  17. Fabulous card, I love the colours, the stamping, the flowers, all of it! Thanks for playing along with Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge (AHSC).

    Brandi R.
    DT member AHSC
    crzy4scrapbooking.blogspot.ca

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  18. Such a sweet birthday card! Love the subtle background. Thanks for playing with us at Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge!

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  19. Great take on the sketch this week! Nice flowers! Thank you for joining us at Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge this week!

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  20. Beautiful clean and simple card. Love the subtle background. Thanks for joining us at Hand Stamped Sentiments.

    Robbie

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