Thursday 30 March 2023

New beginnings

Hello, crafting friends!
Can you believe another Thursday has whizzed around with another great Tic Tac Toe Challenge board to inspire you?! Here's this week's beauty devised by Betty:

An exciting little package landed on my doormat the other morning and inside was a stamp set that I couldn't wait to try! (I'm sure you have no idea what I could possibly mean... lol!) So I chose the middle row: Floral/Foliage/Free/Pastel Colors to create an Easter card.
I adore crocuses and so I really couldn't resist this one - Spring Botanicals Crocus. Here, I used the power of masks to stamp a pair of them with an array of leaves, making sure I stamped everything at different angles for a touch of realism.

I coloured the flowers and leaves with coloured pencils in yellow, green and mauve, leaving plenty of white in the flower petals to give them the delicate look characteristic of crocuses. The sentiment is from The Greetery's Amen & Alleluia and I stamped the 'He is risen' part on a scrap of card, snipped it out and popped it up on a dimensional strip.
Okay, so now it's your turn! Do hop over to the Tic Tac Toe Challenge blog to check out the gorgeous inspiration the team has made for you. Choose a row, coloumn or diagonal and use the prompts to create a card; at the bottom of the challenge blog post you'll find the Linky Tool and can use that to upload your creation. We can't wait to see what you make!

Double D Challenges is celebrating Easter so I'm joining in there.

My youngest son was born at home and I had pots of crocuses all over the house at the time, so they really remind me of him. Isn't it ridiculous to remember your tiny newborn and then realise that little dot has turned into a man! It truly is a miracle isn't it!

Sending hugs,


  1. A beautiful Easter card,the crocus look so delicate. Your special association the flowers have with your son's birth must make them even more special to you.

  2. How beautiful Vicky, you certainly achieved the soft and delicate look of Crocus's, so prettily done with pencils.

    B x

  3. Wow - smashing Easter card with the beautiful flowers and mixed fonts for the sentiment xxx

  4. Your crocuses look hand drawn, Vicky! So delicate and pretty!

  5. Love your delicate crocuses, Vicky xoxo

  6. Beautiful coloring on your crocus!

  7. I love those beautiful crocus Vicky - the pencil detailing adds a really nice softness too. And a fabulous scripted sentiment to boot! Easter wishes to you!

  8. A beautiful card so perfectly coloured and stamped it almost looks hand drawn.



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