Monday, 18 March 2013

Spring is back

Sorry there has been a lack of cards lately, lots going on but also the old back has given up again so I can’t sit for very long.  This getting old is rubbish lol.

Anyhoo, the theme for this months Die-ing for a Challenge is SPRING, so what better stamp to use than Spring is back by Sarah Kay.   I have used those gorgeous Pion Design papers again, and a sentiment from the Whimsy Lovely Spring Sliders sentiments and accompanying Slider die .


I went a bit crazy with the colouring on this one, it took me hours as I was experimenting with the background (a lot of lunch breaks went into this one).  So the colours used are

Skin – the usual E11, 00, 000, 0000, R30
Hair – E29, 25, 23, 50
Peach – YR02, 00, 000, 0000, medium flesh pencil
Jeans – E42, 41, 40, W00, French grey 50%
Basket and contents – E33, 31, 30; 17, 15, 13, 50; C3, 0
Ground – E33, 31, 30, C5
Foilage/shading – BG96, YG67, 63, G40, 20, BG90, 0
Sky/shading – BG72, 70, 000, 0000, 90, 0



The embellishments are from Wild Orchid Craftssilk ribbon, organza ribbon, pins, brads, pearls, cottage rose, 20mm roses, 15mm roses, 10mm roses. 

I also embellishing the TH Butterflight die by punching out some Martha Stewart butterflies, glittering them, loading them up with pearls and then plonking them over the TH butterflies.  Quite like the effect even if it is a tad OTT lol.


I kept the inside simple, think there is more than enough going on on the front.


Hope you will join our challenge this month, the prize is awesome Smile

I’ve popped this card in my Etsy Shop





  1. Gorgeous card, love the motiv and all details on card.
    LOVE IT,
    Hugs Tamara

  2. Quite stunningly beautiful, Bev, gorgeous image with wonderful colouring. Love the whole card, Kate x

  3. Ah, what a lovely card!! Your coloring is always exceptional, but I really love how you did the background around the image. Very inspirational!!!

    And yes, getting older IS rubbish!

  4. Gorgeous card and adorable image Bev!!
    Hugs, Hazel xx

  5. Beautiful Coloring.. Love your coloring of the background... FAB FAB shine in her shine.. and Beautiful Embellished.. Love color theme too! :o)

  6. So gorgeous Bev. I love the sweet image, pretty colours and beautiful detailing
    Take care
    Hugs Sue xx

  7. Great card Bev, i think the time spent on the background was worth it.

  8. Gosh Bev that colouring is amazing, I can see how much time you put into it. So sorry to hear that you back has been causing some problems. Sitting is difficult when your back is telling you to get up and move. Take care, hugs xx

  9. Gorgeous image and your colouring is so brill. xxx

  10. Beautiful card and image gorgeous bow Ginny x

  11. A gorgeous card and my favourite colours too

    Jackie x

  12. This is so pretty Bev love your colour choice and how youve showcased the butterflies. Hope your back is easier today know what you mean about getting old but the alternative is worse!! take care

  13. ing the peach shades, she looks beautiful

  14. I just love Pion papers and the image is gorgeous, beautiful card Bev, hope your back is better soon
    Hugs Julie P

  15. So beautiful card here again Bev, and you don´t need to excuse for anything, as we all know, how it is, when life gets too busy around us, and we´ve all been there more often than we like I´m sure. So just enjoy it and have a great day hun.

  16. Gorgeous card Bev - the flutterbyes are sooo pretty. Pat x

  17. Oh Bev this is gorgeous hunny, I love that stamp,its the first sarah kay stamp I ever bought and I am still in love with it!!
    huge hugs Lou xxx

  18. Wonderful card my dear^_^
    I love this image^_^
    Have a beautiful day^_^

  19. Beautiful card, lovely colours and colouring well worth the effort, I think the butterflies are just beautiful and well deserve to be ott ! Hope u feel a bit easier with your back soon and that your week is a good one xx

  20. just stunning Bev - that butterfly border really looks fabulous xx

  21. Wonderful card sweetie; those colors ar ea feast for the eyes! Love the butterfly arrangement!
    So sorry to hear about your back problems:( I think getting old is great! I see my grandmother at 84 and wish I could get there too:)
    Hope your back mends soon honey; I advise some thermal waters ; they worked like miracle with my mother's rheumatism.
    Hugs, Iulia

  22. Oh what a gorgeous card. Hugs Marja

  23. Another wonderful card Bev x

  24. Lovely fresh colour It fair picks you up Lovely image too xXx

  25. Spring is really back on your card Bev! Yummie colours; stunning background you've made!!

    Have a great week and I hope your back will feel a lot better when spring has come :-)
    Hugs Yolanda

  26. Oh my! I´m totally amazed! Your coloring and all the details - LOVELY!

  27. This is stunning Bev!! colouring is amazing hugs hope back is better soon Sue J xx

  28. Beautiful, when I grow up, I want to make my cards as yours :)

  29. oh how cute! I love your pretty colouring and the butterflies look so gorgeous. hugs1 Mojca

  30. Wonderful card, just beautiful!
    grtz. Colien

  31. Beautiful card!! Love all the details you added!

  32. Wat een schitterende kaart Bev.

    Liefs Riet.

  33. I love all the detail on this card and your colouring is just amazing - you have got so much texture in there :-)
    Kat x

  34. Hi Bev
    What s great card,
    loving your colour combo,
    and love the butterflies,
    simply stunning,
    Heather & Bronwyn x x

  35. fab card loving the back ground such a sweet image too. Another brill job hun ! xx

  36. What a great card Bev! I love the peachy color on it! I'm sorry to hear about your back, I hope you will feel better soon! Hugs, Hanneke

  37. Absolutely stunning, hope you are soon on the mend x Susan x

  38. Your patience and hard work paid off, Bev; your colouring is exquisite and love the effect you achieved with your background. Beautiful colours used too and your silk ribbon looks gorgeous!!


  39. love the colours and simply a gorgeous card hugs xx

  40. Lovely card Bev - the colours are really pretty and I think there's no such thing as too many embellishments - the more the better and I was another year old last Friday - the spirit is willing but the flesh and especially the joints ....... not good! Mary x

  41. This is just stunning Bev..amazing colouring and detail.The bow is beautiful, the whole design is beautiful.

    Luv CHRISSYxx


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