Sunday, 10 April 2011

Spring Greens find A New Home

I have four New Home cards to make, three are for people who have moved and are well settle in, so perversely I've made one for my Cousin who has yet to decide on the date for his move lol. 

I've taken inspiration from all the spring themed challenges to make this card...otherwise he'd probably have got a card with a house on it lol.....well men are hard aren't they!! I wanted to make it fun too...all I need to do is remember it's ready when he ups sticks and moves lol. 

The photo is of a flower in my garden...I took it last year and have no idea what is it called. BTW, we are mid  spring here and it's like a lovely summer day. Other than that, everything else is old stash, aren't I being good. The greetings are in Sakura Tiara glitter pens.  The flower and dragonfly (pretending to be those little lace-wing things lol) are brads and I've had them for around 5yrs...the skeleton leaf a little longer. Hope I can find an old stash challenge lol.  The cute metal snails, cardstock and papers are a gift from someone who became fed up with card making.....what is wrong with some people lol.....but her loss is my gain. 

A view of it standing in it's easel form.
 Blurred because I took it and always get camera shake.
 Lower Section

 Close up of the bugs 

I'd like to enter in the following...
Little Claire's Designs - Spring Celebrations
Shannon's Sentiments - Add an Animal
Dutch Dare - Spring Has Sprung
The Rubber Cafe - Spring
Simon Says Stamp - Spring Colours
A Spoonful of Sugar - Tons Of Texture
Critter Sketch Challenge - Fancy Folds 
Dream Valley Challenges - Things With Wings (dragonfly brads)





18 comments:

dj1952 said...

Hi, Linda, This is so bright and cheerful. I love the colors. The Columbine is one of my favorite wild flowers. The intricatate detail of the flowter is perfect. Hugs, dj

Shannon said...

Beautiful easel card! Thanks for playing along with our Sentiments challenge.

Dorcas said...

Hi Lin!
You always do so well with these easel cards and I agree with Debbie, Columbines are one of the prettiest flowers. The latin name is Aquilegia, perhaps you know them by that? My mum used to grow them, would dig them up in old abandoned farm yards and things. Your fortunate to have some in your back yard!

Annemaritta said...

Yay! Lovely and so fresh AND SPRINGY :) Your "not ordinary folded cards" are great! Thank you again :) This makes me smile.

Stacey G.- 2 Craf-t-4u said...

What a happy card Linda! Love spring colors! The flower from your garden is a nice touch. Very pretty too!

Anonymous said...

this is my first time on your blog.Bless you, your time, hard work and your amazing talent ,
I appreciate you being so kind and sharing with us.
I wish you many more creative years of inspiration!!
wounderful job your crocheted toys
thanks for share your gorgeous cards creations with us
hope you have a marvelous Day
hugs snowbird@hotmail.de .·:*¨·••·¨*:· Thanks.·:*¨·••·¨*:·

Crystal said...

What a beautiful flower! Love the little charms too! Thanks for playing along with Critter Sketch :)

Priyanka said...

your style is very unique always, and u always come with different ideas,I love everything in it, very close to nature,the flower is beautiful and the ribbon behind the pic u creatively place.

Jen said...

Beautiful card, love the bugs and gorgeous colours. Many thanks for joining us at Little Claire Designs x

Elisabetta e Noemi said...

Thank you for playng with Frosted Design. Your card bring the Spring!

majsan said...

Really sweet spring card.
Thank you for joining us at CRAFT US CRAZY.
Hugs,
Maria

Ulina /Apricot Bubbles said...

Oh, Lin, what a cheerful card! I love those metal snails - they´re super cute!! It´s also such a nice design idea to fold over the edges on the top and the bottom!
Hugs,
Uli

Kristin said...

This is too cute! Love the snail and dragonfly's. Thanks for sharing your awesome work with us at Frosted Designs.

Hugs,
Kristin

Khristen said...

Very nice, I love the "grass" under the snail. Yet another card that reminds me I need to try out these easel cards! Thanks for playing along at Dream Valley Challenges :)

xoxo

HelenR said...

I love the spring colours in this card, thank you for joining us at Little Claire's :) x

Rebekah said...

What a cute snail! thanks for sharing at CUC hugs Rebekah xx

lesleyworth said...

great card! amazing photo, and how wonderful for it to be from your own garden! thanks for playing along with us at the Shoe!

Carrie's Corner said...

Lovely easel card and your columbine is beautiful. Thanks for joining us at Dream Valley Challenges.

Hugs
Carrie

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