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 :)



Irene said...

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.

Ustvarjalni utrinki Tamara P. said...

Gorgeous cards
so lovely flowers
Happy Easter my friend
hugs Tamara

scrappymo! said...

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!

Sarah said...

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

Pippa said...

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

Anne said...

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

SARN said...

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

Hugs, Sarn xxx

Sue said...

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

kanda said...

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

Sue - said...

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

Viv's Visuals said...

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

Anonymous said...

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!


Peggy said...

Good camera work. Just like IRL 😉 Dee xxx

Sandra H said...

Di these are simply gorgeous x

Princess Judy Palmer said...

Great quickie cards! Perfect for Easter or for spring.

Elizabeth said...

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

Kathleen said...

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

505whimsygirl said...

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.


Cornelia W said...

Just gorgeous! Happy Easter to you!

Karen Petitt said...

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

Dragon said...

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

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Sally H said...

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

Bonnie said...

What beautiful bouquets! They made beautiful Easter cards!