Thursday, 17 April 2014

Spring is sprung

Gosh we've had some lovely weather here! Lots of Spring flowers are blooming and I made a little batch of Easter cards:

I used:

- SU's 'Always Artichoke' card stock to make A6 sized cards

- pre-coloured images from LOTV's fabulous 'Wildflowers' Art Pad, die cut using a Nesties Labels Eight die

Yup, they were made in next to no time, but with love and the images really didn't need anything more than a good strong background colour for the cards plus 'Always Artichoke' is a huge favourite of mine.

There are some colours I do like to keep a decent stock of, 'Always Artichoke', 'Certainly Celery', 'Real Red', 'Wisteria Wonder' and 'Smoky Slate' in particular. They seem to go with so many images and patterned papers I have here. Snigger, I'd like tons of them all really :)

Di 
x

24 comments:

  1. Morning Di, your cards are just brilliant and gorgeous, I love the images with the dark backgrounds, they just "pop" I feel a little spend coming on.
    Happy Easter to you and Len.
    luv
    irene
    xxxx

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  2. Gorgeous cards
    so lovely flowers
    Happy Easter my friend
    hugs Tamara

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  3. Happy Easter to you both! Your little grandchildren will be getting pretty excited by now to see what the Easter Bunny brings!

    These are 4 really pretty cards. I had not seen these pretty toppers before...they are fabulous! Perfect for die cutting and putting straight to card!

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  4. They demonstrate "spring on a card" perfectly Di!! My bluebells are just about to break now, so it really is spring!! xx

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  5. Lovely springy cards Di. Happy Easter to you and your family x

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  6. They are lovely Di. X Happy Easter to you and yours .

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  7. Excellent Easter/Spring cards Di. Top notch die cutting and embossed edges!

    Hugs, Sarn xxx

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  8. Just catching up on your fab cards you have made Di sorry I've had a cold and had no energy lol but really pretty cards you have made and as for the pearly dots lesson I wouldn't know where to start because I just do it LOL no technique involved just plop them on hahaha lots of huggles Sue xx

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  9. Gorgous cards Di, those LOTV toppers are so gorgous (more for my wish list) xx

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  10. Lovely cards Di. Very springlike. Off to finish putting craft room back in order!

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  11. These are lovely Di - love the base card colour... might have to have a spendie!

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  12. Lovely cards Di, and you're right, they need absolutely nothing else at all. Back to the baking... I like they way they sell butter in America, instead of being a one pound slab, each box contains four individually wrapped 4oz pieces, each piece is known as a stick of butter. Useful really, cause you can leave most of it in the fridge and only take out a bit at a time. We plan on doing our yearly detox again, so it will be a quiet weekend with no Easter eggs or chocolate for us!! Oh, and the rest of the lemon buns went in a flash too, there's non left, lol!

    Hugs
    Brenda

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  13. Good camera work. Just like IRL 😉 Dee xxx

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  14. Di these are simply gorgeous x

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  15. Great quickie cards! Perfect for Easter or for spring.

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  16. Lovely cards Di. Love the posies of wildflowers and they look great on the aubergine card. I think we may all have favourites when it comes to cardstock colours ... I know I always like to have teal, kraft and green in my stash. Hope you've had a good day. Hugs, Elizabeth xx

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  17. Isn't it funny
    A rabbits a bunny
    Banana's have skins
    And bee's make honey.

    I have hardly ever made an Easter card,
    Just one for the past 2 years.
    Between you and me, I am glad I don't live in America as they seem to make cards for everything.
    These are lovely, I am looking forward to going to the LOTV 10th Birthday party in May.
    Have a really lovely Easter, we are not doing anything special.

    Kath xx

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  18. Hello Di,

    Certainly Celery is one of my favorites too. I haven't ordered anything from SU in ages.

    The cards look great. I think you bought that die cut while in NM at Hobby Lobby? I know I bought one.

    I hope you and Len have a wonderful Easter.

    Hugs,
    Kay

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  19. Just gorgeous! Happy Easter to you!

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  20. So very elegant Di, love the toppers and the colours of the card are fab! Karen x

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  21. These may have been simple to make Di but they are absolutely beautiful.

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  22. These are so gorgeous, Di. I have been hanging my nose over the stamps from this series - they are beautiful images aren't they, and suitable for so many occasions. beautiful cards x

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  23. What beautiful bouquets! They made beautiful Easter cards!

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