Tuesday 29 January 2013

Spring Bringer and my 800th post!

In fact, it's more than 800 because I've deleted a few older ones plus some that were a constant target for spammers. Despite the spam going into the spam comments on my dashboard I did get some pleasure out of deleting the posts that were being targeted. Grump, grump :(

The Hobby House have some lovely pre-coloured card toppers, I was mooching round their online shop for something totally different (Kenny K images for boys) needless to say, when this little cutie hopped into my basket as well:
I used:

- 6" x 6" square white card stock

- backing paper by Pink Petticoat from the 'Vintage Rose' collection - free with Quick Cards Made Easy magazine, and still one of my favourite paper packs

- image from the Hobby House set called 'Spring Bringer'

- doily die cut using DL102 'French Pastry' die by Cheery Lyn

- pink 'lacy' strip die cut using Marianne Creatables LR0155 and a snippet of pale sugar pink card - it's a shade I love but very hard to track down

- pink ribbon from my ribbon box, threaded through the 'lace' (and promptly hidden when the doily was added!) and tied in a bow

- heart shaped charm with the words 'Made with Love' engraved on, tied with iridescent cord and a bow

- sentiment by Craftwork Cards, mounted onto a larger oval punched with SU punch from a little snippet of the pink card

- lace butterfly by Martha Stewart, bought in Michaels in NM. Ha, and a bit of a swizz 'cos it says nine pieces on the packet, FIVE of which are just clear gemstones - good job that they were on offer so I bought two!

- and, as a finishing touch a hand made rose

I'm also entering this into the current Cheery Lynn challenge, which is 'Tickled Pink'.



  1. Congratulations on your 800 post. The card is so gorgeous, sweet image, soft colours and sentiment. Love it!
    Hugs Tamara

  2. Gotta love Martha! hahaha Sorry shouldn't laugh as that wasn't very nice...
    Great card...Love that image...the pink border die is such a great colour...pinks are funny...they have to be just the right shade and this one sure is.
    In spite of the rip off of 5 of your pretty butterflies...this one is beautiful and finishes your card off nicely!

  3. Isn't that just adorable??!!
    Love it!
    Many congratulations on 800 (plus) posts :)

  4. Wey Hey 800 posts, that's brilliant, Di. Why is it that Spammers target one particular post that seems so innocent? I've never understood that.
    This is such a beautiful image. I've resisted these in the past but might just have to sucummb after seeing your lovely card.
    Hugs Lisax

  5. What a stunning card Di, as I'm sure you know I love pink petticoat papers so this is just gorgeous. Got to love a coloured image for a quick card as well! Love that doilie die too, it is very effective! Might have to treat myself to that one day.
    Hope you're well,
    Laura xx

  6. Also completely forgot to mention! Wow 800 posts! That's a real achievement Di! You'll soon be at 1000. Congratulations xx

  7. Such a pretty card! Well done on your 800 posts. I know what you mean about the spammers. I hadn't thought to delete the targeted posts. I thought the'd just go to another post instead. One got through the spam filter once so that's why I read comments before they are published now. Kate x

  8. Gorgeous card Di. Love the image and that beautiful paper.
    Caz x

  9. Aww . . . totally adorable image, no wonder she hopped into your basket!

    Love the card you've made with her and the pretty embellishments.

    800 posts eh? Congrats xxx

    Sarn xxx

  10. Cor blimey Di - 800 posts and still going strong!!! lol. This really is a milestone and well done to you. You are celebrating this with a truly gorgeous card, I love this image and those colours! Really sweet.

    Big hugs and congratulations to you Sue Pxxx

  11. Gorgeous card Di 800 well done keep on going

  12. fliipin eck - 800 posts? Gotta go check now how many I've done!! This is fab Di - the coloured image is a cutie.... and Martha is a miser -LOL

  13. Mmmmmn! Delicious card there Miss. Congratulations on 800 posts! Wow!

  14. Fabulous card Di, all girlie and pink. I love the little image and even better she is coloured. I absoloutely love PP papers and this is one of my favourites.

  15. Beautiful vintage feel, the doily is great with the cute picture and pretty flower!

  16. PS congratulations on your 800th plus post!

  17. Congratulations on your more-than-800 posts, Di!! And considering the length of the posts you did for the Playground Snippets Workshop, wowza!! Those were like ten normal posts of anyone else, at least.

    You are the energizer bunny, hunny!! Love your sweet card today, too!

  18. Congratulations Di! 800!! Another lovely card too. I have that border die but it never looks that good on my cards. Maybe it's the pink eh? love and hugs Dee xx

  19. Congratulations on your 800th post and love the card. Anne x

  20. 800th post . Must have gotten through the dictionary by now then!
    That takes some doing. Lovely pinkness on your card today. you runned out of flowers yet?
    Hugs Mrs A.

  21. What a fabulous card, lovely sweet image, great layout and fab use of the embellishments.
    800 posts, gosh, well done you.

    Kath x

  22. Hello Di, Well done you on 800 posts. Thanks for hopping by my blog - looking through my mag again I recognised Jules photo. Thanks for letting me know. Love your card, such a sweet image. I haven't played in the playground for ages, but actually this card has a snippet on it - the mini envelope! I'll be playing this week, lol. Have a good week. Lynn x

  23. Hi Di another fabulous card and what a lovely image you have used the backing papers are stunning as is that rose and doily and did you know you could enter your card into the following challenge http://cheerylynndesignschallenge.blogspot.co.uk/2013/01/cheery-lynn-designs-challenge-65.html
    Tickled pink use Cherry lynn dies just a thought! xx

  24. 800 Posts...Congrats, that's quite an accomplishment! I love reading each and every one!

  25. Congratulations on reaching your 800th post, Di. Had me checking my stats and I'm absolutely nowhere near even though it feels as though I must be :) Looking forward to reading many more to come. BTW, lovely card :) Hugs, Elizabeth xx

  26. Well done Di on your 800posts and noticed too you are heading towards 100,000 page views as well mind blowing that is - great job.. and adore the card am a pink girl too I think as always smile when I see one.. love Shaz in Oz.x

  27. This is so pretty and delicate! :) gorgeous feminine card and stunning colouring!

    Thanks so much for joining us at Cheery Lynn Designs this week,



  28. Such a cute card Di, thanks for joining us this week over at Cheery Lynn Designs
    Sheila xx

  29. What a sweet card, Di, love that image. Good luck and thanks for joining in on the fun at Cheery Lynn Designs challenge blog.


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