Wednesday, March 20, 2013

The first day of Spring...

Officially it is the first day of spring today. Someone sure did forget to mention that to Mother Nature 'cos it definitely doesn't feel spring-like outside. Thankfully, it is sunny today but it cold or what? Anyway, in celebration of the coming of spring ( or to convince Mother Nature) I made this Spring card with kind of a vintage feel to it. Frankly ever since I put it together, I am having a hard time describing it. So here it is...

The stamp is, of course, Magnolia Tilda and the green background DP is an old DCWV paper stack. The papers are heavily distressed with Tim Holtz Distressing Pads, as you can tell. The butterfly border ia also Tim Holtz - one of my newest acquisitions :)
I used three spellbinder  dies on this card - as a backing for the image and the for the big pink/peach flower. I used a glossy accent on the petals after coloring / shading it in. My handy punches are responsible for the leaves and the single red flower on the right :) The other spellbinder was used on the inside

The inside was kept simple. I love working on the inside too but I had to mail this international and the post office always makes me fill up a custom form if the envelope is too thick :(
So...sweet and simple on the inside ... And that's all for now

Submitting for the following challenges

Addicted to stamps challenge

Use it Tuesday Challenge

The Shabby Tea Room

ABC Challenges

Sentimental Sundays blog  

2 sisters challenge blog

Tilda's town


  1. What a sweet card. Thanks for playing along with us at UIT!

  2. Lovely card, Anu! Great design and beautiful colouring!
    I'm really looking forward to spring too!!

  3. What an adorable redhead your Tilda is! Beautiful, springy card. Thanks for joining us at ATSM this week!

  4. This is absolutely beautiful. Your layers are so pretty and the colouring and shading are super. Thank you for joining us at ATSM.

  5. Awe she is so cute. I love the red hair you gave her. All of those layers look beautiful. Thanks for playing at ATSM. :)

  6. Gorgeous card and beautifully coloured! Thanks so much for playing along at ATSM! xx

  7. Oh, I like the greens and reds you chose for the coloring, what a cute image too! Thanks for sharing with us at ABC Challenge Blog this week