Friday, 17 February 2012

Waltzingmouse Blog Party ....

.... It's time for February's Waltzingmouse Blog Party (full details can be found here) and the theme this month is Spring!


We've been so busy here, that I wasn't sure I'd be able to make a card for the Blog Party, but I managed to get an hour in my craft room yesterday evening and made a card.  I've used the layout from this week's Waltzingmouse Sketch Challenge - WMSC84 as the basis for the design.  I used soft, pastel colours and made a background with the lovely doily sets.  I used some vellum to make the panel across the card and added some gems.  The tag was cut using my Labels Four Spellbinders die and I coloured the image with promarkers.  Finally, I added a simple sentiment.  It's been a bit grey here, so I'm looking forward to seeing everyone's Spring themed cards.


Stamps:  Waltzingmouse - Bountiful Baskets Additions, Spring Baskets, Doilies Large, Doilies Small
Inks:  Stampin' Up! - Bashful Blue, Pink Pirouette, So Saffron, Certainly Celery
Spellbinders:  Labels Four (S4-190) #5
Accessories:  Ribbon, gems, promarkers, embossing powder and card from stash

Today is the official start of our move to America.  Jonathan heads off this morning and should arrive in Detroit by 4.30pm (US) time - we follow him in about four weeks.  It's all very busy, very exciting, but Kathryn and I both miss Jonathan when he's away.  But we do have a trip to my Mum's to look forward to.  We're having a weekend with family - the last time for a while.  See you soon.

39 comments:

Charmaine Stack said...

Such a fabulous spring card, Deborah. I love the embossed frame. Note to self: emboss more! Hope your move preparations go smoothly.

Craftilicious said...

Perfectly spring inspired Deborah.

Have a lovely weekend with your family.

Tara x

Paula (PEP) said...

Super texture with the embossing for the background & the shine pikcs up on the vellum beautifully (not to mention the ribbon). Hope Jonathan has a safe uneventful journey.
Paula (PEP)

Vicky Hayes said...

It's lovely to see your card with all its spring colours Deborah! Have a lovely weekend and enjoy your family.

IamDerby said...

Hi Deb! This is lovely! What a gorgeous background

Tracey Cuccia said...

Sweet!! I love that background -- and Daffodils are a CERTAIN sign of Spring... absolutely beautiful.

Lynn Mercurio said...

Oh Deb. This is just delightful...from that wonderful doily background to the luscious embossed label. This just oozes SPRING! Awesome job.

Karen M said...

Fabulous, Deborah! Love everything about this sweet card! Kx

Julia Aston said...

Love the text stamped vellum strip and pretty background stampings on this Deborah! If you ever travel to Boston when you move to Detroit be sure to get in touch with me and maybe we could meet for lunch or something!

Olga said...

Oh wow Deborah, this card really feels like spring! Love the flowers and colors.

Joyce said...

This is so pretty. I love the doily background you made.

Cassie_lu said...

such a sweet card

Deirdre said...

Wow - an amazing Spring Time Card - love the colours you used. Fab stamping and embossing. Best of luck with the move - what an amazing adventure - having lived in Illinois for 4 years - you will love it.

Karin (PeppermintPatty) said...

Beautiful spring card! LOVE your choice of colors and the take on Jen's fabulous sketch!
Have a wonderful week-end, hugs, Karin

~ Ali ~ said...

Deborah this is simply beautiful. Love the texture and your colour choices are beautiful. love it

ali x

LaurieJ said...

So pretty! Love the doily background and those sunny daffodils just make me smile!

Super Jen said...

Beautiful spring colors.

Kim said...

Just beautiful and love the spring colors!

Meredith MacRitchie said...

Lovely background, Deborah!! Glad you managed to find some time to play along today - you would have been missed!!

Kelly S. said...

Beautiful background, Deborah! I just love the doilies in pretty pastels. Your embossed label really shines with that daffodil centerpiece :)

Mynnette said...

What a gorgeous daffodil image! And I LOVE all that background stamping! Fabulous, Deb! :)

Kary said...

Hi Deborah! This is definitely a Gorgeous Spring card!! I LOVE how you put it together and the flower is SO pretty!! A lovely job!!

Mona L. Pendleton said...

So pretty Deb! Love the basket full of Daffodils! Thanks for joining along with the WM party :)

Pauline said...

Beautiful card Deborah, such a lot of wonderful stamping in these fresh spring colours, GORGEOUS!

Anne said...

Oh this is a perfect spring card Deb! Just gorgeous, love those daffs
Anne
x

Renee said...

Such beautiful colors...
love that basket of buttercups!!
If you were coming to TN instead of MI...
we already have them blooming! :)
Beautiful card...
and enjoy your visit to your mom's!

JJ Bolton said...

Oh Deborah, you have a real knack for making the happiest cards! Those daffodils are just perfect! Enjoy your weekend!

Claire Brennan said...

Deborah this is really pretty, I love the tossed doily BG, fabby idea!! Thank you so much for playing along with us at WMS!!

Tosha Leyendekker said...

Love your doily bg Deborah!! It showcases your daffodils beautifully!!

Jenny said...

Such a pretty card Deborah, you've really captured the essence of spring in the stamping and colours :0)
Hope your having a great weekend and not too many tearful goodbyes with family.
Jenny x

Marybeth said...

This is such a pretty spring card Deborah. I love the stamped velum banner you made for across the card, just gorgeous!

rudlis said...

This is absolutely fabulous! I love embossing.
It's a beautiful colours combination. Thanks for visiting my blog and your kind words.

Jeanne J said...

Hi Deborah, Great card - I love the embossing and the fussy cut flowers! Very pretty - you're making me long for spring!

Cassi said...

love your doily background!

Sharron said...

Gorgeous basket of daffodils--definitely a sign of Spring! The soft colors and beautifully stamped background are so pretty and I love your embossed frame!

Helen said...

Oh wow, Deborah this is so sweet! I love the way you used all the doilies for your background and then added the sweet label with the beautiful basket full of daffs. Just lovely x

Purrfect Paper Creations said...

What a beautiful card! I love the background, and especially those adorable daffodils in the basket! Wonderful job!

Chris

Jen Cuthbertson said...

Wishing you the best for your move and if you're ever in the San Francisco area, I'd love to gtg! Your card is lovely! The colors and the sheer ribbon are so springy! Great job!

Robin said...

A bit late going around after the WMS Blog Party but still really enjoying all the fab inspiration... thanks for sharing!!!!
Robin

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