Monday, 24 January 2011

Spring has been spotted

I was looking at the garden of my new house the other day and cold as it is outside, there are already green shoots from bulbs poking through the earth.  A sign of spring being not too far away I hope and a promise of some colour to brighten up our dreary lives.  I think I have just about had enough of winter now!  The weather was lousy for most of 2010 and I am hoping 2011 is going to be better.  I really hope it is as now we have a garden for the boys to run around and play in, it will keep them from getting under my feet the whole time.  We got a lovely little play house for them at the start of summer and I think the eldest boy got to play in it about 3 times before the weather turned and he had to stay indoors.

I was lucky enough to win a challenge a couple of weeks ago where the prize was the brand new Polka Doodles Sugar Birdies CD which is full of lovely things to print and colour and backgrounds to print and use.  I was itching to have a go with it and the Crafty Cardmakers Floral challenge this week was the perfect avenue to give it an airing.  The image is Polly, a digi on the cd and I printed her out a couple of times so I could colour the main image with my promarkers then add a couple of 3D layers.  I chose two backgrounds sugardaisy pink and cherrydots to co-ordinate with the colouring on the main image and used some purple ribbon from stock to tie the whole colour scheme in.  Added a few more coloured digi flowers and made those 3D too.  A simple sentiment 'Thinking of You' finishes it all off.

It's spotty and with just a touch of spring thrown in for good measure and very girlie which is quite unusual for me but was fun to do!

I would like to enter this in the following challenges:

Tellen's Place - Polka Dots
Stamp Something - Cute Something
Do you stack up? - Pink


  1. Ooh I just love this Sarah, very pretty colours and fab image.

    Donna x

  2. Great girlycard, love the bg papers and the imge. xx

  3. This is so much fun!!Way to "Stack Up" and bring out the PINK in your creation.. Thanks for playing with us at can't wait to see what you create next week..

  4. Wonderful creation... looks ike your CD (congratulations!) was a great prize to win... what fun! I love that image! Thanks for playing at DYSU this week!

  5. Hello Sarah. What a super-cutie card. Love the background papers and your design. Your image is adorable. Thank you for joining us at Tellens Place and good luck. Happy crafting.
    Love Sandra xx

  6. Such a cute card. Thanks for joining us at Do You Stack Up.


  7. great card and the image is just fun
    thanks for joining the DYSU challenge this week


  8. I love the paper piecing Sarah and the flowers are really cute as well as the cute little image. Thanks for playing along with us at Tellen's Place. :~)

  9. great card so bright and cheerful
    gill x

  10. hi sarah! thanks so much for sharing your sweet card with us at DYSU! janna

  11. A super cute card. Great BP.
    Thankyou for sharing this at Tellen's Place and hope to see you back next time

  12. Wonderful colors and the image is just darling. Thanks for joining us at Tellen's Place.

  13. oh yes - dreaming of stuff :-)

    kitten DYSU team

  14. What a pretty card love it thanks for playing at Tellens Place
    Luv Jane xxx