Monday 2 April 2018

Where's spring gone?

Good evening fellow bloggers

Well what on earth has happened to spring?  Weather's been awful and winds picking up here right now , having a tantrum throwing stuff everywhere in my garden lol.

I'd like to welcome my new followers. Thank you so much for following me! 

I made a spring themed card with beautiful flowers and also a different intake on the acetate bow front card.  I actually saw this version on hochanda but they were using crafters companion dies which I don't have so improvised with Couture dies by die cutting each side of the card and cutting in the middle to remove it to create an aperture.

I then stuck the card onto acetate which is from Hunkydory and made a few centimetres scoreline on each side to attach to a piece of card .  I made the aperture card and acetate a bit bigger than the piece of card so it bows slightly creating the dimension when sticking it to the piece of card. 

I then decorated inside (I did this first) by decoupaging some beautiful flowers I had in my stash which is years old.  Matted and layered it onto mirror card and beautiful papers from sweet dixies pads. 

I decorated the outside by die cutting some paper flowers from old snippets of paper that I always keep in a little bag.

Dies used spellbinders rose creation and tattered lace dies. 
Pearls sentiment and ribbon from my stash.  The brads in the middle of the flowers are from "The works" which cost just a pound . 

I then stuck the base of this onto an A4 card scored and folded in the middle, stuck some insert paper from Hunkydory inside and cut a tag and added some ribbon and pearls. 

Took me 4 hours to do this lol.  No idea why it takes me this long not sure how long it's meant to take lol but I'm hurting now, it's worth the pain though.   

Hope the weather picks up soon

Thanks so much for stopping by. 
It really does mean the world to me as np matter how I feel I try to craft as it's a great distraction from life etc.   So seeing your comments and views makes it all worthwhile :). 

Lots of love 

Pixies crafty workshop - Anything goes must use snippets
Always fun challenges - Birthdays
Incy wincy designs - Nature and all its beauty
Path of positivity - Pastels
The unstampebelles - Use acetate or vellum
613 avenue  - Anything goes optional use vellum
Anne's digital stamps  - Anything goes optional use buttons or bows
Lil patch of crafty friends - Anything goes
Love to create  - Anything creative/mixed media
A gem of a challenge  - Female birthday
Hiding in my craft room  - freestyle
Brown sugar blog  - Sprimg or Easter 


  1. Hi Sharon, this is stunning, xxxx

  2. Super cute!!! Thank you for joining us at Lil Patch, good luck!!! Amy DT

  3. Oh! WOW!! another of your stunning cards.
    Lots of work giving a fantastic effect.
    Have a good day
    Patricia xx

  4. Crumbs Sharon - this is just amazing! So much pretty detail and what a result! Really love it - I adore pink so that's an extra box ticked as well :)


    Di xx

  5. Very lovely card! Lots of layers and details to look at. Thanks for sharing this during this freestyle week challenge at HIMCR! Becca~DT

  6. Worth every second, dear. It's gorgeous! Love that it opens, too. Don't feel bad about how long it takes. I sometimes take ALL DAY and it's nothing as spectacular as this. xxD

  7. This is simply gorgeous the attention to detail
    Dr Sonia

  8. wow!! lovely! thanks for joining us at Incy Wincy Design Challenge

  9. It was well worth the pain as it is a beautiful thing. Well done. Thanks for sharing with us at Unstampabelles and we hope to see you return.

  10. wow amazing card thank you for entering Angies Digi challenge - DT JudithCE

  11. Your card is gorgeous! Thanks for joining us this month at The Path of Positivity Challenge Blog. Julie, DT member

  12. This is gorgeous. Love r the lace effect due cuts, perfect for the image and design.
    So glad you stopped by at 613 Avenue Create.
    Hugs Sheryl DT member xx

  13. Beautiful card, thank you for joining in the challenge on the Love to Create blog.

  14. Wow just gorgeous! Lots of lovely layers, thanks for joining us at Angies Digital Stamps!

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