Thursday 16 March 2023

Spring flowers for Mothers Day

Hello, crafting friends!
Welcome back to the Tic Tac Toe Challenge! Today, it's my turn for the privilege of coming up with a board to inspire you 8 different ways :)

There's a real spring vibe about the board because I'm so excited about everything coming up in the garden! I went for the diagonal from bottom left: Use a Stencil/Flowers/Sentiment to create a card for Mothers Day which is coming up in the UK on 19th March.

I got out some favourite spring flower stamps from Clearly Besotted and used masking techniques to create the flower grouping. I watercoloured the flowers, adding detail with coloured pencils when the image was completely dry.

To finish, I positioned an arch stencil from The Greetery over the group and sponged blue ink through it. Once the stencil was removed I stamped the greeting in soft grey ink and added clear dots for that 'fresh as the morning' feel!

Okay, so now it's your turn! Which row or column will you choose? Or are one of the diagonals calling to you? Do hop over to the Tic Tac Toe Challenge blog to check out the amazing inspiration from the design team. You'll find the Linky Tool at the bottom of the post and you can use it to share your own creation with us. I'm looking forward to seeing how you use my board!

I'm linking up at We Love Stamping which has a Spring is in the Air theme this month; also Hand stamped Sentiments where I used the pretty sketch; I'm also joining in at Retro Rubber where Anything Goes using stamps older than a year (the tulips and daffs were released in 2018 and the blossoms in 2019.) And I'm going for the Anything Goes option at Allsorts this week.

Sorry I've been a bit AWOL recently. What with regular visits to the dentist with my youngest son, wedding planning and sorting out Eva and her pals' social lives, I've been the busiest of bees. My allotment is calling for attention, the garden needs a good tidy up and as for the house - well, shall we say that a spring clean is definitely on the cards!! And talking of cards... I have a few made that need blogging and am trying to come to terms with some new technology. Help! Whelm is happening!

Perhaps I should take a leaf out of Eva's book and have a relaxing spa day...?!

Sending hugs,


  1. A beautiful Mother’s Day card. Lovely spring flowers and so nicely coloured.

    I wondered where you’d got to - thought you were off wedding planning - didn’t realise JUST what a busy bee you’ve been. Glad to hear all is well. Xxx

  2. Gorgeous pastel tones and a wonderful layout in this beautiful bouquet of Spring flowers. Great pic of Eva

  3. Your coloring is stunningly beautiful and I'm amazed at how beautifully you arranged the spring flowers.
    PS: Have you received my card yet?

  4. I've been missing too so am glad to see I'm not the only one. Such a beautiful spring card full of gorgeous blooms and delicate colours,such a breath of fresh spring air.Sopry to hear you are juggling so many things and hope all is back to normal soon.


  5. Your spring garden is beautiful, Vicky! Such a beautiful array of blooms!

  6. Vicky... this is a perfect mother's day card! Love it!

  7. The card is stunning, Vicky and you definitely deserve a spa day! xoxo

  8. I am so behind with my commenting (!!) I missed this beauty too. What a great layout and such a beautiful spring card. let me know if you decide on that spa day - I might just join you!!


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