Tuesday, 21 February 2012

Spring is nearly springing - I can't wait !

I went on a bit of a spending spree last week with my birthday money and while I am still waiting for some crafting goodies to arrive I did receive a super fast delivery from My mums craft shop and just couldn't resist getting stuck straight in !

I had pinned this gorgeous sketch from CLP to my desktop and knew these papers from MME and the pretty lace would be perfect !

The gorgeous stamp is from Lili of the valley - a birthday gift from my Mum & Dad - I do so love bunnies - I dragged one everywhere when I was little (don't tell anyone but I still have him now although he tends to stay at home - he's in retirement !)

I used my new limited edition spring colour pro-markers from Joanna Sheen to colour the image and added spica glitter pens and triplus fine liners to add highlights although I don't think they show in the picture. And used chalk and die cut clouds to create the soft sky.

I distressed all the papers first with my distressing tool then distressed with a pink paint dabber then I used my finger to drag glossy accents around the edges and added glitter so they would look distressed but still pretty not grungy !

The pennants were die cut (from the DP scraps) with another new addition - these are going to get lots and lots of use aren't they cute ?

I also added a "baby" sentiment and a chiffon ribbon bow with a little flower and super sweet tiny button.
I had such fun making this and walked up to get Issac from school absolutely covered in glitter !! And although there are quite alot of elements they came together quickly and that is due to the fabulous sketch - So thanks CLP :)

I would also like to add this card to the following challenges;

CLP Challenge blog - Amazing sketch - thanks x (Monthly)
Bunny Zoes - Celebrations (Monthly 2nd M)
Paper pretties - Spring (M)
Pollycraft Monday - Ribbons & buttons (M)
Lets ink it up - Ribbons and lace
Make it colourful - Spring colours
Just us girls - Colours (pink, green, yellow & teal)
Truly scrumptious - All creatures great & small

Thanks for visiting me today - I hope you are feeling a little spring like wherever you are today xx
((hugs)) Suzie xoxo


The Crafty Blonde said...

Fabulous card, love the great image and the pastel colours and papers look so pretty.
Lyndsey xx

Tracy said...

Oh you've picked the most gorgeous paper to back that sweet little image with Suzie. Beautiful card! :-) Hugs!

Chelsea said...

Such a sweet and pretty card Suzie! The lace is stunning! Thanks for sharing your take on the CLP Sketch this month.

Hugs and Love.

Mimi said...

this is so beautiful :) There is something on my blog for you Shell x

Unknown said...

I love the papers and soft colours and the image is just so very cute. Thanks for sharing with us at LIIU this month, hope to see you next month. Hugz Suzanne

Arabella said...

This is so pretty Suzie! Gorgeous colours!

Thank you for joining us for the Ribbons and Buttons challenge at Pollycraft this week!


Lynn said...

What a great layout. All the details on your card are fabulous...and lucky you for shopping :) Thanks so much for playing along with Just Us Girls!

Patrice said...

Such a cute card!

Cheryl said...

Your card is darling! I love the sweet image and pretty papers. Your card design is awesome.

Dana Gustafson said...

Sooo sweet! I adore that bunny! Thanks for playing with Just Us Girls.

Milliesmarvels said...

This is lovely! Another gorgeous card! Thanks for joining us for the Pollycraft Challenge!