Tuesday, 12 March 2013

Pretty In Pink, Blue and Green

Hello folks, hope you're all keeping warm and surviving the current snowy weather. We still have it here as it snowed all day yesterday and most of today, finally stopping in the afternoon when the sun came out!
My poor hubby took over 3 hours to get home yesterday evening having finally had to abandon the car in Brighton and trudge to the station to wait for a train. He went back when the snow stopped earlier and luckily the car was undamaged and started without any trouble. He's been quite lucky compared to some people who ended up spending the night in their cars!
I do have some pics to share of the front and back views from our upstairs windows first thing this morning which are under the details of the card I want to share with you today which will hopefully make you think of Spring despite the weather!

This is another of the cards from the workshop I taught last month where we used the gorgeous Stampendous Garden Gal stamp. The image here was stamped with VersaFine Smokey Gray ink and then coloured with Promarkers and a little detail added with pencils. I trimmed the image to a rectangle and added a blue mat.
I made the background with various strips, the blue being dry embossed with a Crafts Too folder, the green is marbled card stamped with a floral flourish with Adirondack Aqua and the pink is flourish stamped with Aqua and Pink Sherbert Adirondack inks. I layered up the strips on a thin piece of card before attaching it to the card blank as if you do this, you can trim off any edges which are not quite straight.
I finished off with a Memory Box bouquet die cut from pink card and a corner in the same card die cut with the Marianne Design Anja corner.

Here are my snowy pics which I snapped because we don't usually get much of the white stuff here as I live about 200 metres from the sea as the crow flies.

Definitely brrrrrrrr here!
Back soon.
Hugs, Fliss xx

Some challenges for my card:
Bunny Zoes's Crafts - Girly
Vintage Stamping Challenges - Spring Is In The Air


Fandhmum said...

Hi Fliss
It looks like you are really suffering with the weather there. Good hubby got home safely.
Love the card, it's a really pretty stamp.
Rosie x

Anonymous said...

The pretty Springtime colours are quite the opposite from the snowy scene in your garden!
A beautiful card Fliss.

Paper Profusion said...

Beautifully feminine card Fliss. That's a lovely stamp and I really love how you made the background. We had snow yesterday but nothing compared to the extent in your photos. It's all gone today and happily back up to 5 degrees. Hope you are free from snow soon. Stay snuggled up. Nicola x

Netty said...

Gosh you did have a lot of snow Fliss, we had some but not as much as this.
Loving your pretty card. Hugs Annette x

brenda said...

Goodness me Fliss, you have been hit hard by this cold snap, luckily it's did't really settle here for more than an hour or two.

Love the lovely pastel colours of your card and the image, I had a 'need' to but it a couple of weeks ago and am really enjoying using it.

A super entry for our theme this month, thanks for sharing at FVSC.

B x

craftattack said...

Gorgeous card and lovely, snowy pics! We are still very snowy here, too. This morning the sun came out, and the snow was shining through a thick blanket of mist, looked quite pretty. It's -11°, but supposed to warm up by the weekend - hope so! Hugs, Valerie

Buttons said...

Love your card Fliss - she really is an elegant lady but she clearly shouldn't attempt to step outside at yours currently! Glad to hear hubby was safe. Hugs, Jenny x

Dots Dabbles said...

OMG...it looks so cold! We have just had a heat wave and a very close bushfire...so different! But your card looks so beautiful Fliss, the colours are gorgeous and light and fresh! And I Love this stamp!
Thanks for joining in the fun at Vintage Stamping Challenges
Dot x

Rose said...

Hi Fliss, lovely card, I love how you've made up the background, gorgeous image too.

Nice snow pictures too, we hacen't had any here, just very cold and frosty but it's pouring with rain at the moment!

Rose x

Silvia(Barnie) said...

A fabulous card in wonderful soft colors. Looking out of the window...it's snowing again.
Thanks for joining us at Flonz Craft Vintage Stamping Challenges.

Maria Therese said...

Pretty card! Thank you for joining us at Bunny Zoe's ♥