Thursday 12 March 2020

Spring - Will You Hurry Up and Get Here!

Morning all.  Are you as fed up of the wintery weather as I am?  I know we've had a mild winter with next to no snow (and don't think I'm ungrateful for it) but I keep checking to make sure I've not developed webbed feet.  

The new challenge over at Cardz4galz should at least put a little spring in your step - or your crafting - as we'd like to see your spring flowers please.  Now originally I was going to do a card with cherry blossom on.  My grandma's birthday was always on the first day of spring and we planted a cherry tree when she passed away so we would always have blossom on her birthday.  However, the more I thought about it the more I realised that I don't really count blossom as flowers.  Daft isn't it.  Our apple tree in full blossom was probably what sold us this house when we came to view it.  Anyway, I dug out one of the very first dies I ever bought.  It's a sizzix die and I had to figure a way to get it to go through my machine.

I inked the card with distress inks (fossilized amber and worn lipstick for the petals and peeled paint for the leaf and stem) .  I'm not sure that this is very Me.  It's a bit big and bold.  I found some papers I liked to go with it but it still isn't really doing it for me.  I may go back with my shimmer pen later if it doesn't warm on me. I absolutely adore tulips and every year I say I will plant some bulbs.  I always forget though.  Maybe this is as close as I am going to get to any this spring.

Come on, time for you to show me your spring flowers.  I'm off to look at the blossom on my tree.

Thanks for reading.

Love Dawn x


  1. the colouring and shading on your tulip is beautiful Dawn, a brilliant card

  2. Lovely card. Really like the colours you used in the flower.

  3. A beautiful card Dawn, such a pretty tulip.
    Pauline - Crafting with Cotnob

  4. I love tulips Dawn, and these look lovely. I'm with you about the webbed feet :) XX

  5. Oh, Dawn, I love this beautiful card! The die is wonderful. Tulips have always been a favorite of mine and try to treat myself to a bouquet once in a while. I hope you get some better weather soon! March has weather that is all over the place here in Michigan so I feel your pain! LOL Have a great weekend!

  6. This is beautiful Dawn, I love the colors of ink you used on that gorgeous tulip!
    Tammy x

  7. Gorgeous Spring card Dawn, hopefully it’ll be with us all soon.
    Janice x