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:

brenda said...

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

Kathleen said...

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

Kath

Doreen said...

Love the fab image,this is just gorgeous.xxx

Judith said...

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

Michelle said...

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

Jenny L said...

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.

Lorraine said...

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

Whisper said...

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

Gail said...

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

Tracey said...

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

Julie B said...

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.

Deepti Aggarwal said...

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..

Lynsey said...

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

Annette said...

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

cotnob said...

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

Veerle said...

Beautiful spring creation Sarah.
Hugs Veerle

Pollard Carole said...

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

Alexandra said...

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. :)

Carol S. said...

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

Vickie Y said...

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

aussie aNNie said...

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

Lynne in NI said...

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

Pamellia Johnson said...

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

Wendy L said...

This is so beautiful, thanks for joining us at MAWTT

Lucy Woods said...

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

Inkyfingers said...

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

Wishcraft said...

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

Wendy Nicola Jackson said...

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

Rainey's Craft Room said...

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

Anne said...

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

MaryH said...

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.

Asha said...

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

Furrbster said...

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

Karon said...

Beautiful card and love the embossing. TFS

Janice said...

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

Marlies said...

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

Debbie said...

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

cotnob said...

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

Michelle J M said...

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

Kat W said...

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