Wednesday, 7 March 2012

Spring is Sprung

I'm off to visit a lady in her 80s today. She has dementia and is in a residential home, but is happy enough living in the moment, and living in the past. It's her birthday and this card is for her.

"Happy Birthday Maggie"

I've used the fabulous Crafty Individuals set for the background, with delicate shades of distress inks and Perfect Pearls for plenty of Spring colour with a little glamour.


The background panel has green patina Perfect Pearls while the main panel is overstamped with the same colours used to ink the background. Both are matted onto dark green cardstock.

"Sentiment panel"

The sentiment is stamped in black archival ink on white card and heat-embossed in clear before diecutting and inking to match the background colours. The matting layer is stamped in distress ink and brushed with blue patina Perfect Pearls.

"Mad March Hares"

This fab stamp was free with "Craft Stamper" magazine this month and was designed by IndigoBlu. It is stamped in black archival and heat-embossed in clear, then doubled at the bottom by stamping again for a slight shadow effect.

"Lace & flowers"

Lots of pretty lace is added (the blue lace was coloured with distress ink to match the project), together with delicate embellishments.

The Sun is shining here again this morning, I hope you all have a "beautiful" day.

Crafty Individuals unmounted stamp set CI-234
Free cover stamp from "Craft Stamper" April issue
Papermania Birdsong sentiment stamp
Spellbinders Nestabilities: Labels
Distress Inks: Tumbled Glass, Bundled Sage, Tattered Rose, Milled Lavender, Pine Needles
Perfect Pearls: blue patina, green patina
Archival Ink: Black
Embossing powder: Clear
Cardstock: dark green
Embellishments: paper flowers
Entered for the following challenge:
Joanna Sheen - Spring / Easter
Craft Room Challenge - Vintage


  1. Fabulous card, love all the background stamping. Thank you for joining us this month over at The Joanna Sheen Challenge. Good luck in the draw.
    Suzi DT member

  2. This is stunning, you've combined spring and vintage themes perfectly. Love the colours and the PP, and aren't those little bunnies are sooo cute? I'm sure the recipient will treasure this! Thanks for joining in with us at the Craft-Room Challenge, and good luck.

    Maria x

  3. Really stunning card for elderly lady,
    lovely spring elements.

    Thank you for sharing this with us at Craft-Room Vintage Challenge, good luck;-))m

  4. Lovely card, beautiful fresh colours Your friend must have loved it even if she was not sure how old she is! Thank you for sharing with us at Craft-Room, good luck XOXO Zoe

  5. Lovely card. gorgeous colours and stamping.
    Avril x

  6. There is a lovely softness to this card, very delicate and feminine, just beautiful! Love Jayne. x

  7. Wonderful soft colors and great spring feeling.

  8. this is just so pretty and I bet it's even more pretty irl, thanks for joining us at craft room challenge, Debi x

  9. This is a gorgeous card Maddy. I love the colours and those CI stamps are beautiful. Your embossing is always perfect, no wee specks of embossing powder anywhere. Stunning card. Ohhhh look, you nearly have 100 followers. You are growing bigger by the day. Lee x

  10. What beautiful detail. I know your friend will love this card. What a lucky lady.

  11. Really pretty, love all the shimmer and gorgeous papers! :)



  12. This is such a beautiful card - your friend will love it. Thank you for joining us at Craft-Room Challenge.
    xxx Hazel.

  13. Another beautiful card, love the soft colouring. Kathy xx


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