Saturday 26 March 2016


Good morning. 
The weather forecast is pretty lousy here for this Easter weekend so you've no excuses for not nipping into your crafty space and then joining in with the latest challenge over at Fantasy Stampers!
This time out theme is -


To my mind spring is essentially the time for lambs, bulbs, especially daffodils, and blossom. Having just made a card with blossom here is one with daffodils!

For this I used the current sketch at Freshly Made Sketches and STAMPlorations Boxed Blooms, daffodil. 

As soon as I saw the sketch I knew I had the stamps to do it justice. I chose the daffodil over the others in the set because they just shout spring! I stamped and clear embossed, then coloured them using a water colour wash of DIs in Mustard Seed, Spiced Marmalade, Mown Lawn and Salty Ocean.
When dry I cut them out with a MFT pierced square die. I used some linen effect card cutting the top panel to leave a gap then attached a strip of NitWits paper from the bits box, think it was left over from my last Fantasy Stampers DT card! The top panel was popped up on pads and the daffs glued flat onto it. The sentiment tag was cut from the cut away card and stamped with a HLS greeting.
Ok, that's about if from me. For more inspiration please check out the rest of the DT's fab projects and join us.
If you do join in please remember -
We can only award a Top 3 to projects with traditional 'rubber' or polymer stamping as the main focal point. Digital or die cut images as the main focus do not qualify for the top 3.
It's such a shame when we have to disqualify fantastic projects for not following the rules.
Please don't be put off, just get out those trusty stamps!

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  1. Prachtig kaartje Jules
    Groetjes Gerrie

  2. A stunning card Julie. The daffodil is one of my favourite flowers and also means spring has sprung to me too.
    Have a lovely Easter

  3. Gosh a lot of work has gone into yr card! Beautiful blooms. Lovely x Lindsey Uniko DT

  4. Hi Julie this is a gorgeous card I love daffodils I have filled the house with them for Easter and there are lots growing round about. I hope that you have a brilliant Easter. Take care. Hugs Jackie

  5. This is a fab interpretation of the sketch, Jules - and I agree, the stamp choice is just perfect, I love it.

    Hope you have a great Easter weekend.
    Hugz, Jan xx

  6. Totally stunning!! It's been grotty :here but my doting hubby got up at 5 to roll the fields before the rain came...bless him!! xx

  7. Oooo, Julie! Lovely design and super water coloring. This is beautiful. Thanks for playing along at Happy Little Stampers MM challenge.

  8. Ooh this is gorgeous, Julie! Spring indeed :)

  9. Beautiful! Love the coloring of the flowers and the negative space for the strip down the side.

  10. Your trio of daffodils is truly lovely. I love the clear embossing with the wash of distress inks. Thank you for playing along with us at Freshly Made Sketches.

  11. This is such a great design! I love how you used the peek-a-boo panel for your card. Thanks for sharing with us at Freshly Made Sketches!

  12. A gorgeous card. Thanks for joining the the Mixed Media Challenge at HLS this month. Carol DT x

  13. WOW! Beautifully done, love the stamp you have used and you have coloured them wonderfully with watercolours. Lovely to see you in the Uniko Challenge gallery too :) Hugs Bev x


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