Friday, 18 March 2016

Is spring in the air?

Hello crafters, I have a springy creation for you today. The tulips in my garden are coming up but the blooms are not going to show themselves for a while yet so, for now, I have this on my mantelpiece!!


The lovely stamp is by Imagination Crafts and, I am ashamed to say, has been in my stash for a few years now. I bought it on a whim and because it isn't cute,  have never known what to do with it...until now. With so many floral and spring challenges about I thought I'd break open the plastic and have a play. I chose the pretty pink Doodlebug Designs paper first and then heat embossed the stamp with white powder. Although it's really hard to see, I rubbed pink distress ink all over the background and then coloured the tulips and leaves with Promarkers.







I enhanced the tulip heads with clear wink of stella and dotted some stardust stickles around for a bit of pizzazz!! 

Right, better get linked up and join in, I'm cutting it a bit fine!!

Allsorts - Spring is in the air
Ooh la la #200 - Spring is in the air
Rubys Rainbow  #125 - The earth laughs in flowers
In the pink #90 - Spring Flowers
Crafty Creations #311 - Spring Fever
Whimsy challenge #92 - Spring colours/Easter
Creative Moments #89 - Anything Goes +/- Spring

There's no sign of spring today in Dorset, it's foggy and dull, but the rest of the week has been glorious. Hope it's nice where you are!!

Until next time xx

40 comments:

  1. The white embossing gives a lovely soft feel to your card along with the pastel pinks, a very pretty Spring card Sarah.

    Many thanks for joining us at Allsorts challenge this week.

    B x

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  2. Lovely elegant card, super tulips and background.
    Thank you for joining our Spring colours challenge this week at Allsorts.

    Kath

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  3. Love the fab image,this is just gorgeous.xxx

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  4. So pretty Sarah - florals are my favourites - it's just the cutes get in the way! - and tulips (and lilies ) are my favourite flowers - so your today's post is just my style! Have a great weekend x

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  5. This is beautiful Sarah - you have done a lovely job with the heat embossing and the gorgeous pink colours. I have some of these stamps and I love them. Must get them out soon for a change from cute :) Have a great weekend - hugs - Michelle x

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  6. Hi Sarah,
    what a very super card.
    That Tulip stamp is awesome, and you have coloured it perfectly too.
    Love your very fab design also.
    Have a very lovely weekend.
    Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

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  7. A gorgeous card Sarah, love the colours and pretty tulips
    Lorraine x

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  8. Aaaah simply gorgeous hun and i'm love how you have embossed it and added the wink of stella too.

    There is no Spring sunshine here in Sussex either, Luv Sam x

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  9. OMGosh I love how this looks. This is so pretty and sweet and I know what you mean about buying it because it wasn't "cute". I have so many cute image stamps, too, but I should break out some of the unused stamps of flowers and wagons with flowers in them, and mailboxes with flowers around them...and color some up for spring/summer. I adore the white embossing powder you used, too, and the Wink of Stella is a great enhancer on the tulips. Such a pretty pretty card. But not cute. :) XXOO, Gail

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  10. Beautiful card Sarah & so elegant :o)
    Hugs
    Tracey
    xx

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  11. Naughty you not getting that stamp out earlier, it's gorgeous, as is your card. My tulips are holding back as we have lost the sun and blue skies and there is a definite chill in the air!
    Max is on the magic anti inflammatories until Sunday, then we will have to wait and see. He is so much better, we actually saw the TV Vet Steve Leonard, Max was suitably impressed and behaved impeccably.

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  12. It is simply beautiful Sarah..you did a great job with the background..and Tulips are just awesome..and finally wink of stella did the magic..fabulous card dear..Thank you for joining us at Crafty Creations Challenges..Good luck..hope to see you again..

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  13. Hi Sarah, what a pretty card! I love this image!
    Hugs Lynsey x

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  14. It looks fab with the embossing and the Wink of Stella is lovely. Fab Spring card Sarah. Have a lovely weekend.

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  15. A fabulous card Sarah, such a beautiful image and lovely sparkle.
    Have a great weekend.
    Pauline
    x

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  16. Beautiful spring creation Sarah.
    Hugs Veerle

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  17. This is a gorgeous stamp you must use it again I love the pretty design and colours. I hope it gives the weather a bit of a nudge its the same here foggy damp and cold. Love and hugs Carole x

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  18. The tulips, daffodils and crocuses are starting to make their way through the ground here as well. However, the snow we received today is going to put things to halt. lol Your card is lovely and so perfect for welcoming in Springtime. :)

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  19. A day of drizzle today here in Suffolk. Love tulips and a very pretty card. Hugs, Carol S.xx

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  20. Beautiful image and card. Thank you for sharing with us at Ruby's Rainbow.

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  21. Brilliant creation here today, love the gorgeous image and colours are super....as always..xx
     {aNNie}

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  22. Oooh this sis sooo pretty Sarah, it looks fab embossed in white :)

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  23. Stunning Sarah!! Love the big pink flowers done in the white embossing, so pretty! happy weekend :)

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  24. This is so beautiful, thanks for joining us at MAWTT

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  25. Wow the white embossed stamps looks amazing!! Love the Ribbon threaded through the holes too!
    Lucy x

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  26. This is so soft and pretty Sarah - spring is here!

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  27. Ooh love the tulip stamp, and it looks fab embossed in white... lovely card :o) Hugs, Lisa x

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  28. It's great to ink up a new stamp, especially one you've had for yonks! Love the white embossing and fab ink work. It's really fabulous. Hope your Spring kicks off soon. Autumn is making its best attempt at settling in here in NZ. Hugs, Wends x

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  29. That's a beautiful stamp and a gorgeous card you have created with it. The white embossing really shows beautifully on your photo, so glad you decided to unearth this stamp and have a play.
    Lorraine

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  30. I have so many stamps that have never been used - this is a lovely one and I like the embossing it works really well - pretty card

    Anne x

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  31. Stunning! I'd say you put the lovely image to perfect use on this card, and just by the way, we have tulips that just a shade darker than this pretty bouquet, that finally got blooms. Love the delicate pinks & greens against the soft embossed white background, and I love, love, the design with the split papers. A most excellent card, so I hope you do more like this! Saw a pretty sunset on your earlier post, so off to enjoy that! TFS & Have a wonderful week.

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  32. Oh soooo very pretty! Love the soft pinks an the tulip is utterly elegant.
    x Asha

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  33. The white embossing works really well against these pretty pastel colours. It is a lovely stamp too.
    Thank you for joining us over at Creative Moments
    Hugz Tinz DT

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  34. Beautiful card and love the embossing. TFS

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  35. Wow Sarah, this one's a beauty, love how you've embossed then coloured the tulips, this is such a pretty design and a wonderful card. Sorry it's taken me so long to pop by and comment, was working over the weekend & kinda forgot, oops! Jx

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  36. A beautiful spring card in lovely soft colours. I realy like the stamp you used and the effect of the white embossing is fab. Thanks for joining our challenge at Addicted To Stamps. Marlies

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  37. Wow, what a beauty of a card dearie. Love this stamp and the embossing adds a touch of class to it too. Thanks for joining in with us over at Ruby's rainbow. Good luck. Hope you're ok Hun. Hugs xxxx

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  38. Hi Sarah, I just popped back to say thank you for joining us at Ooh La La Creations.
    Pauline
    x

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  39. What a beautiful Spring card! Love the embossing. Thank you for sharing with us at Ooh La La Creations. Michelle x

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  40. Oh Sarah, this is soooo pretty and a good way to fill the gap until the real things appear! The subtle sparkle is just lovely :-)
    Thanks for sharing this with us at In The Pink!
    Big hugs, Kat xx

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